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Only You (The Americans)

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Episode no.  Season 1 Episode 10
Written by  Bradford Winters
Directed by  Adam Arkin
Production code  BDU109
Featured music  "Better" by Blue Shoes "To Love Somebody" by Roberta Flack
Original air date  April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10)

"Only You" is the tenth episode of the first season of the period drama television series The Americans. It originally aired on FX in the United States on April 10, 2013.



Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) finally sees Philip's (Matthew Rhys) motel living arrangements. At FBI headquarters, the agents are mourning Chris Amador's (Maximiliano Hernández) death. Martha (Alison Wright) tearfully confides in Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) that she had only just spoken to Amador. Stan, depressed over Amador's death, visits Philip late at night in his motel room. He tells Philip about Amador and that he'll find whoever is responsible. Stan declines Philip's offer to drive him home and leaves, sincerely thanking Philip.

Nina (Annet Mahendru) confronts Stan about the murder of Vlad, whom she considered a friend. Stan denies any knowledge of Vlad's death, but Nina is unconvinced. Philip comes over to bring the children to school, and tells Elizabeth that he learned from Martha that Amador's ring was missing from his body when he was found, and resolves to talk to Gregory (Derek Luke). Stan finds out that a man who owns a wrecking yard found Amador's ring in a car and tried to pawn it. Stan realizes that Amador left the ring in the trunk of the car in which he was kidnapped so that the FBI would find it. The wrecking yard owner refuses to say who dropped off the car, but relents when Stan attacks him, saying that the men who dropped it off were black.

Elizabeth meets Gregory at a bar, where she tells him about Amador's ring and her separation from Philip. Later, the wrecking yard owner identifies one of the men who dropped off the car in a mug book. Stan realizes that the man is Curtis, who was tailing him and Amador in Philadelphia. Soon afterwards, agents raid Curtis' building and arrest him. Claudia (Margo Martindale) briefs Elizabeth on the situation. Stan threatens Curtis with charges of treason when he refuses to talk.

The FBI has information on Gregory, revealing that the KGB recruited civil rights activists such as him. Claudia meets Gregory in his apartment, telling him that he must go with her and that there is evidence in his apartment linking him to Amador's murder. The FBI raids the place, finding Amador's blood on a pair of Gregory's shoes. Claudia tells Philip that they want to send Gregory to Moscow, but Gregory refuses, and Claudia and Philip discuss killing Gregory. Later, Gregory tells Elizabeth to leave Philip and to find someone who loves her. Gregory kisses Elizabeth, she opens her shirt, and they have sex for the last time.

The next day, Philip prepares to kill Gregory. Gregory tells Elizabeth that he is not moving to Moscow and that he will commit suicide by cop. Gregory makes his way outside, and is immediately noticed by a police officer who calls it in. As he is surrounded, he incites a gunfight and is then killed fighting his countrymen. Elizabeth watches the report on the news.


The episode was written by Badford Winters and directed by Adam Arkin.


In its original American broadcast on April 10, 2013, "Only You" was watched by 1.50 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings.


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