Here’s the best quotes from the new FX series, The Americans.


The Joseph Weisberg created series stars Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, and Matthew Rhys as Phillip Jennings.  They’re a fake couple who are actually KGB agents, and have very real children who live in their suburban house.

Everything can be said about their relationship in this one exchange…
Phillip: You’re my wife.
Elizabeth: Is that right?

He must have been internally smirking…
Guy: Especially those Russians.
Phillip: Oh yea they’re the worst.

We think we know where she stands on this…

Elizabeth: What would you tell them, Phillip?
Phillip: The truth.
(Elizabeth slaps him.)

And a bit of dry humor rounds out this batch…

Elizabeth: I’m not finished with them yet. They don’t have to be regular American’s. They can be Socialists.

Of course, Elizabeth probably isn’t joking at all. But we have plenty more to explore with this series.

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The Americans airs Wednesdays on FX.