Season 2
No. of episodes 13
Original run February 26, 2014 - May 21, 2014
DVD release December 16, 2014 (Region 1)
January 26, 2015 (Region 2)
Season chronology
Season One
Season Three

Season Two of The Americans premiered on February 26, 2014 and concluded on May 21, 2014. It contained a total of thirteen episodes.


Main Cast


Also see Philip's disguises.


# Image Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
2x01 14 Comrades Comrades February 26, 2013 1.90
Elizabeth returns from her injury to participate in what should have been a routine mission. It goes awry, leaving the Jennings in fear not only for themselves but for their whole network, and family. Paige's suspicions have only grown in her mother's absence. Meanwhile, Stan continues to fall for Nina, who has started to play him.
2x02 15 Cardinal Cardinal March 5, 2014 1.46
A paranoid Elizabeth stays close to home to keep watch over the neighborhood. She ventures out to drop her kids off at the movies, in order to help Lucia with her asset's overdose. Meanwhile, Philip investigates Fred, only to be trapped by him in his house. Nina tells Stan about a Rezidentura "walk-in:" Bruce Dameran, an employee of the World Bank.
2x03 16 TheWalkIn The Walk In March 12, 2014 1.27
Philip and Elizabeth infiltrate a submarine parts factory, photographing propeller plans. In disguise, Elizabeth visits Jared Connors, intent on delivering a letter from his now-deceased mother. Paige skips school to track down Elizabeth's Aunt Helen. Stan investigates Dameran's work history with the World Bank.
2x04 17 S02E04-Liz Mullin in car A Little Night Music March 19, 2013 1.39
When turning Anton Baklanov is deemed unlikely, the Jennings are assigned to exfiltrate him by force. Claudia tells the Jennings that Andrew Larrick is her primary suspect in the Connors' murders. Elizabeth tries to get his file by seducing a naval recruit. Fallout from Vlad's death may affect Agent Gaad's job. Paige's new friend Kelly takes her to a church function.
2x05 18 The Americans - Episode 2.05 - The Deal - Promotional Photos (3) The Deal March 26, 2014 1.36
Philip hides a Mossad agent, while the Soviets negotiate with Israel to trade him for Anton. Elizabeth meets Martha as Clark’s sister, convincing her not to put Clark’s name on an application form. Stan follows Oleg, who misleads him and then threatens to expose Nina unless given information.
2x06 19 S02E06-Carl Lucia dance Behind the Red Door April 2, 2014 1.21
Elizabeth and Philip meet Andrew Larrick, whom they suspect is Emmett and Leanne's killer. Lucia has sex with Carl as a distraction so Elizabeth can steal ARPANET files from his boss's office. Stan asks Nina to take a polygraph test.
2x07 20 TA 207 125 ARPANET April 9, 2014 1.18
Nina agrees to a polygraph test on Oleg's assurance. Philip gets orders to bug ARPANET, with the help of Duluth. Larrick tells Elizabeth that he has been ordered to Nicaragua, but will still get them into the Contra training camp.
2x08 21 New Car Episode New Car April 16, 2014 1.39
Philip and Henry arrive home in a new Chevrolet Camaro. Elizabeth is called to Larrick 's house, where he has subdued Lucia; Elizabeth is torn between saving her and allowing Larrick to continue helping them. Philip meets Kate, who tells him the stolen propeller plans were faulty, causing a submarine to sink. Stan gives the surveillance log to Oleg.
2x09 22 The Americans - Episode 2.09 - Martial Eagle - Promotional Photos (2) Martial Eagle April 23, 2014 1.37
Elizabeth and Philip infiltrate the Contra training base, which results in more casualties than Philip can bear. The Jennings family attends church and learn Paige has donated all of her savings; Philip returns later to confront the pastor. Fred and other scientists meet with Stan, who later learns his wife is having an affair. Elizabeth attends an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, to glean stealth technology information from a Northrop employee.
2x10 23 Yousaf Episode Yousaf April 30, 2014 1.27
The Rezidentura drops the charges of Vlad's death and Gaad is reinstated. Philip seeks Annelise's help to seduce and extract information from a high-ranking Pakistani ISI officer. Stan interviews Jared. Larrick returns to America to hunt the people responsible for his fellow soldiers' killings at the Martial Eagle base.
2x11 24 Stealth Stealth May 7, 2014 1.12
Elizabeth visits Jared to learn what Stan told him; she later discovers Kate meeting Jared as well. Larrick abducts Kate in an attempt to find the Jennings. Philip covertly meets with a stealth technician, and learns the secret about RAM.
2x12 25 Operation Chronicle Operation Chronicle May 14, 2014 1.27
Elizabeth gets Jared to safety; Larrick trails them discreetly. Arkady pressures Stan to steal the "Echo" program in exchange for Nina's safety. Martha recovers some top-secret FBI files and presents them to Philip.
2x13 26 Echo Episode Echo May 21, 2014 1.29
No one is safe as Philip and Elizabeth evacuate their children while trying to complete the mission. Stan holds Nina's future in his hands.


Title Sequence

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The Americans
See also: Season OneSeason TwoSeason ThreeSeason FourSeason FiveSeason Six
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