'The Americans' Season 2 Episode 5 'The Deal' on FX: Preview

Last week’s episode of “The Americans” ended with a botched mission to kidnap a prominent scientist. Philip and Elizabeth were attacked by another couple right in the middle of the mission, and that led to their target getting away. Now the couple is stuck with the mystery man who jumped them, and a long road to safety. The Jennings are always living on the edge, and now getting closer to crossing paths with their neighbor, FBI Agent Stan.

While the relationship between Philip and Eliza is the crux of the show, the fake marriage of Clark and Martha, the woman Philip is playing for FBI info, is just as dynamic. Last week’s argument between them over Clark feeling stifled in Martha’s space was both pitch perfect and a way for Philip to disengage from her so that he could take care of other business. I’ve said it before, but the real tragic character on the show is Martha. She’s a perfect mark for the agents because of her sad life. She’s a woman that’s been waiting for a true love all her life. Martha is finally happy, but we all know it’s not to be.

Tonight’s all new episode, titled “The Deal” follows up on both the botched mission and the cultivation of Martha. Elizabeth is tasked to speak to Martha as Clark’s sister. Martha met her at their wedding, and now Elizabeth will try to settle down their source. Here’s the FX description of tonight’s episode.

Philip and Elizabeth are finally assigned a new handler as Philip works to clean up the mess of the last operation and Elizabeth, in disguise as Clark’s sister Jennifer, does her best to smooth things over with Martha. As Stan searches for a missing scientist, Oleg and Arkady continue to argue over how best to handle the situation on their side, leaving Nina once again caught between the FBI and KGB.

Date: Wednesday, March 26th
Episode Title: The Deal
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Watch: FX
Online Stream: FXNetworks.com

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