Oleg [whispering]: People in the KGB are trying to get rid of Gorbachev. This is what I've been doing here. We have reason to believe that they are trying to make a move right now at the summit. The message, the dead drop, is probably about that. If it is...
Stan: If?
Oleg: They need to get it, and you need to help me get it there. I can tell you how.

Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are not Russian spies.


Claudia: I thought I knew you.
Elizabeth: You lied to me. If you knew me, you'd know never to lie to me.

And you? What's left for you now? Your house? Your American kids? Philip?


Aderholt: You OK?
Stan: Yeah.
Aderholt: What's goin' on?
Stan: I know this sounds crazy, but I can't get this out of my head. You know Philip and Elizabeth? When I first met them, you know I was working on the Debenschmidt thing. Philip and Elizabeth drove the same make and model of car that was seen near where he was kidnapped. Different license but, I know. It's stupid, right? I know. I forgot about it after that. But the way she rushed out at Thanksgiving and he left the next day right when everything was going down in Chicago? They left their kid here alone. Who does that? Over Thanksgiving?

Stan: Is there anything I should know about the Jennings, as an FBI agent? Anything about them that concerns you?
Father Tim: Well, I'm not sure what you're looking for, but I've always been impressed with them. Paige is a very dedicated and thoughtful young woman. Always so helpful with the church. Philip and Elizabeth weren't members of the church, but I know they love Paige.
Stan: So nothing else.
Father Tim: Not really?

Elizabeth: I need to talk to your guy.
Philip: What? Why?
Elizabeth: Just tell me how to get in touch with him.

Philip: You've always done exactly what they've told us to do. I was trying to get you to think. Yes. To ask questions. To be a human being about us.
Elizabeth: You don't think I'm a human being?!
Philip: That's not what I'm saying. I would do anything for you. I always did. I just did. But not anymore. You do whatever you want, but please, some of these things? We believed in something so big. They tell us what to do and we do it, I get it, that's how it works. But we do it, not them, so it's on us. All of it.

Elizabeth: I won't do it.
Claudia: I can't make you do anything. But, Elizabeth, keep quite. After all these years serving your country, don't throw it all away now.

Stan: What about Burov? The fact that he's here while all this shit's going down?
Aderhold: We haven't forgotten about him.

Philip: I have to tell you something. Uh, a while back, someone from home reached out to me.
Elizabeth: What?
Philip: I tried to talk to you about it.
Elizabeth: When?
Philip: A few times.
Elizabeth: Who was it?
Philip: Some guy; it doesn't matter.
Elizabeth: What did he want?
Philip: He said there are people at the Center who want to get rid of Gorbachev. They're trying to prevent that.
Elizabeth: What does that have to do with you.
Philip: He said you met with a general of the strategic rocket forces who is a part of it. He asked me to tell him what you were doing.
Elizabeth: And?
Philip: I did.

Philip: Listen...
Elizabeth: I know Chicago was hard.
Philip: I don't care about that.
Elizabeth: But you do, and I know that you worry. Don't. Philip, I know what I'm doing.
Philip: Do you? You're wearing a cyanide pill around your neck.

The Americans Quotes

Interrogator: There will be no spy trades under this president.
Philip: I'm not a spy.

We will find this traitor and put a bullet in his head.