The Americans (2013) s02e08 Episode Script

New Car

Previously on "The Americans" Where are you off to? - Nowhere.
- Be home for dinner.
Larrick is a monster.
He is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of my countrymen.
The operation and Larrick are bigger than your wish for revenge.
We're taking the scientist.
Please don't send me back, please.
I'll put you on the Arpanet.
This you don't have in the Soviet Union.
The Arpanet? The scientist mentioned that.
What is it? It has to do with computers.
What can you give me in exchange for Nina's safety? What is it you want? The FBI surveillance logs that pertain to me.
Nobody bothers me! Clark? There's there's still one thing that's bothering me.
I mean, I'm so proud of the way we got through the past couple weeks.
And everything is great.
But, um Well I really like everyone at work.
They're good people.
I don't feel right about helping your office with them anymore.
Martha I know it's how we met.
And I know it's gonna happen with or without me.
But now that we're together I don't think I should be involved.
And I feel terrible that Agent Gad got layered because of me.
Well, that wasn't because of you.
Well, whatever he did, your office knows about it because of those tapes.
Martha, we've been over this a million times.
You can't put me in a position where I have to choose between my responsibilities to our country and you.
Okay, other people have important jobs and wives.
Doesn't always have to be a choice, Clark.
See how they changed the front? - What are the seats like? - I don't know.
Why aren't you in the driver's seat? Too many speeding tickets.
I'll bet.
Rich Perkins, Chevrolet.
Phil Jennings just looking.
Where you boys from? Uh, here, Falls Church.
Well, it's a great area to zip around in this.
Is this really gonna pace the Indianapolis 500? Hand on the Bible.
We're not in the Indianapolis 500.
And that is the beauty of the Z-28.
Chevy wants you to have the same experience as the professional.
Why shouldn't you feel all that speed and power and freedom? Road and Track says it's gonna be car of the year.
And it will.
But as your dad knows, we can talk specs till you're blue in the face, but when you get down to it, buying a car is about feel.
How does it make you feel? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Whoo! Yeah! Whoa! What's this? It's the Camaro Z-28.
Dad just bought it.
Isn't it awesome? A-mazing! Well At least it's not a plane.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Oh, come on, guys.
Martha's not so bad.
I don't know, sir.
Look, my first boss said I should hire an ugly old lady so I'd have to be 10 scotches deep before I'd touch her.
He'd do an ugly old lady with 10 scotches.
An ugly old lady? Ew.
Maybe 10 scotches and a bag over her head.
All right, men, Martha's a good girl.
Leave her alone.
So, that's what they actually said, but I'm not sure it's enough to get her back on Clark's side, so This is how I fixed it.
Oh, come on, guys.
Martha's ugly.
I'd have to be 10 scotches deep - before I'd touch her.
- Ew.
So, what do you think? I'm gonna play it for her tomorrow morning.
That'll work.
What? What's wrong? Is it the car? I just I I want you to be happy.
Come on, Elizabeth.
Don't you enjoy any of this? Sometimes? This house, your clothes, all those beautiful shoes.
It It doesn't make you bad at what you do.
It just makes you a human being.
Don't you ever like it? That's not why I'm here.
But don't you ever like it? We have to live this way for our job, for our cover.
are people who are living Do you like it? You know how I grew up.
It's nicer here, yes.
It's easier.
It's not better.
Aah! Don't worry.
Aah! It's not deadly.
Ohh! Um, I just wanted to remind you about tomorrow.
What? My E.
graduation tomorrow night.
- Right.
- We talked about it.
I I know.
Okay, well, I'll be home late.
No problem.
I'll take care of dinner.
Hello? It's me forgot my keys.
Oh, my gosh, Clark.
What are you doing here? I just found out I have to fly to Atlanta tonight, and I feel terrible because it's one of our nights, so I came right over 'cause I thought maybe we could have breakfast together? Aww.
You are sweet.
I've got coffee on.
Do you want toast? actually, you know, uh, the meatloaf for tonight is ready.
I'll heat it up with eggs.
Actually, um, there is, uh, something I do need to talk to you about, Martha.
Ow! Ooh, ooh, I cut myself! Oh, honey.
Ooh, hold this, hold this.
- Do you have a do you have a band-aid? - Uh, right in there.
Uh, hold it under the water.
Clark, I'm sorry that I was hassling you the other night.
I know that your work is stressful And that you're doing your best.
Making all this extra effort I really appreciate it.
So, what did you want to tell me? Well, you just You You do everything around here, and I would like to start to pitch in by picking up groceries.
Oh, Clark.
Mwah, wow.
You know, my friends and I used to play this in Gorky Park.
Had to wait in line for hours just for one game.
Let me be perfectly clear.
If I do this for you and then somehow your people find out about her I will hold you responsible for that.
Do you understand? You're doing a dangerous thing with her.
I won't make promises I can't keep.
Let me put it a different way.
You're doing a dangerous thing.
If you think you can get what you want from me and then hurt her or her family, I will probably figure that out.
And then you'll feel a whole lot different.
It's hard to think in these circles.
To trust each other when, really, we can't.
We've fallen into something together.
Okay, I pushed us into that, but I have no interest in anyone getting hurt.
Not you, me, her, some grandmother of hers.
Why would I? Do you have it? We're not in anything together.
However you want to look at it.
I didn't ask for this.
Notice we are at my house.
If your partner's out there with a rifle, he doesn't have to worry.
We're always careful.
Apparently, your comrade doesn't think I'm as important to the cause as you do.
She was gonna torture me and then kill me.
What did you do to her? I didn't kill her.
That's what I did to her.
I need to be done with you people.
My freedom for her life.
That's my offer.
That's not out of the question.
But I'm gonna need a few things from you first.
You understand I mean done Forever.
I did it.
You gave him the reports? I told you.
I won't let anything happen to you.
You think this is the end of it? It buys us time.
For what? For him to turn me in later or You? And he doesn't get more when he asks again? We're destroying ourselves.
It gets worse and worse, whatever we do.
Everything we do.
There's no end.
- We'll figure it out.
- How? Tell me how.
I'll find a way.
We'll get out of this.
We will get out.
If someone at the FBI finds out what you have done to protect me you will go to prison.
They won't find out.
What? What is it? That you would do this for me.
I'll get you into the Martial Eagle Camp.
I'll report from Nicaragua while I'm down there.
- Then I'm done.
- Right.
- For good.
- Yes.
There's a password for the camp, a hand signal, as well.
- What are they? - I don't know.
Well, then you and I have a problem.
They haven't been released yet.
When I get them, you'll have them.
But if you break your word So help me, I'll kill every Soviet ambassador in the Western hemisphere before I'm done.
We won't break our word.
You get us the signals.
You send us the reports from Nicaragua.
You will never see us again.
Manolo Garcia.
Shut up, Lucia! Miguel Salgado.
Javier Murillo.
- Stop! - My family! No! Kill him! Kill him! Do you want to get into the camp or not? It's either her or me.
She's not gonna stop.
You choose.
I'll get you the signals before I leave for Nicaragua.
Get that body out of my house.
So, I'm going after Oleg Burov, head of S&T at the rezidentura.
They got the scientist Baklanov.
They must want whatever project he's working on.
I'm getting close, but no matter what I do, I cannot get the D.
code-word clearance - to even look into it.
- Did Halliwell try to work it? Yeah, his position is if D.
wants to get screwed by the KGB, that's their prerogative.
Well, my current position is, I don't know what the hell else to do.
Maybe we kill Burov.
Is that a joke? Well, that would depend on your sense of humor, sir.
Look, D.
's not gonna budge.
Only thing I can think of You should put in a request straight to the Department of Justice for code-word clearance on the project.
What do you think they'll say? I have no idea.
But as far as I can see, that's your only chance.
So mean.
It's not a word, Dougie.
Yeah, well, it should be.
I I agree.
It should be.
It should be a word.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Nina.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Nina _ _ _ _ _ I'm so sorry.
I - Hey, Bob.
Hey, Christy.
- Philip.
What's up? Well, it seems Henry broke into their house.
What? To play a video game.
I didn't call the police.
He didn't take anything.
What what do you mean broke in? I guess he knew where our key was, let himself in.
That's crazy.
We know he's a good kid.
I I can't believe this.
I am so sorry.
Thank you for, um, dealing with it so generously.
This will never happen again.
We we will talk to him.
We know, we know.
We just wanted to let you know.
- Come on, honey.
- Good night.
Good night.
Good night, Christy.
Hey, hey, hey.
It's okay, it's okay.
Kids do stuff.
He look, he didn't take anything.
Larrick killed Lucia.
We will talk later.
She went after him.
He trained the police that tortured her father.
Let's go get him.
We should've done this a long time ago.
- Philip - No, forget about the camp, forget about Nicaragua.
I was there! I let him.
What? She didn't Understand what it is that we do.
If she if she didn't understand what comes first, then she didn't understand anything! It was for her goddamn country! They shouldn't have sent her.
I'd I'd I'd I'd already worked it all out.
Philip, I I'd worked it all out with him.
O okay.
It's okay, it's okay, it's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
No, it's all about to break.
He was the head of MI-5, and this guy's saying he spied for the Soviets for years.
- They're gonna string him up.
- He's dead.
The guy who wrote the story might get strung up.
- Why? - 'Cause their official secrets acts lets them classify almost everything.
I have a file here from the D.
That's me.
Look at this.
People are leaving classified files on top of here, unsecured, for it to take back down to records.
I've reported it twice.
Hangar in Virginia.
Two companies are competing to make invisible planes.
Invisible planes? To radar, yes.
This is extremely important.
Isn't everything? Yes, but What? Something terrible happened.
A A submarine Just say it.
A submarine went down the Belomorsk.
We lost 160 men a a catastrophic propeller malfunction of some kind.
It spun out, ripped through the hull.
This was This was based on the plans we stole.
I stole.
We have a source in the American Navy who now says the Americans planted false plans at hundreds of places across the country.
They knew we'd go after them.
We picked up one of the bad plans.
They they put out plans For us to take that would sink a submarine? Chairman Andropov is furious.
Everyone is beside themselves.
The center feels Martial Eagle comes at a perfect time.
We can expose U.
forces secretly training Contra commanders on American soil, show the world American hypocrisy, their bloodiness, their willingness to topple democratic governments, and make sure those Contra field commanders die.
Wow! What'd you do sell one of the kids? Yeah.
You okay? Oh, y yeah, yeah.
I'm I'm tired.
- Busy, huh? - Yeah, yeah.
Business is booming.
Well, glad to hear someone's is.
Work's not good? It's too boring.
You'd have to buy me a lot of beers, and I still wouldn't talk.
I'll take the beers, though.
Well, then, let's find a night.
Say hi to Elizabeth.
God damn it! The Soviet Union outspends us on defense by 50%, an amount equal to 15% of their gross national product.
During the campaign, I was asked any number of times, if I were faced with a choice of balancing the budget or restoring our national defenses, what would I do? Every time, I said, "restore our defenses," and every time, I was applauded.
Larrick sent the password and the hand signal.
Now we can kill him.
He's on a plane to Nicaragua.
So, let me be very clear.
We'll get him when he comes back.
We will press for further cuts in federal spending.
What did Kate want? We will protect the tax reductions T the propeller plans that we stole were fake.
Necessary for our national security.
What? The Americans planted them.
We sank our own submarine.
I have no intention of leading the republican party into next fall's election on a platform of higher taxes and cut-rate defense.
Look at him.
He'll do anything.
He doesn't care.
"we're the party that refused to cut spending.
" Kids, nuns, journalists He he doesn't care.
" and held a fire sale on national security.
" Let's give them all the running room they want.
I'm signing it now and sending it over.
You'll have it in 15 minutes tops.
Yes, sir.
Mary, courier this to the West Wing.
You are the first FBI agent who's ever asked to see me, Beeman.
We have layers of management to keep this from happening.
I know that, sir.
They tried to manage me.
But? I believe the KGB has kidnapped a scientist to work on some kind of project of theirs.
I need the code-word clearance to look into it.
I know all about it, Agent Beeman.
I did, in fact, discuss it with your supervisor, Agent Halliwell.
The D.
handles their own security for their top-secret military projects.
Are they good at it? I have no idea.
Probably not, given all the shit the Soviets have stolen going back to the atom bomb, but until the president puts the Pentagon under the control of the Justice department, I can't do anything about it.
Can't you get me the code-word clearance to get me into the project? No.
Can't the president? You develop instincts, sir.
With all due respect, I can feel this about to happen.
I can feel it happening now.
The head of the rezidentura's science and technology department is deeply involved in this.
I can stop him.
But the goddamn bureaucracy is killing us.
Beeman I am the goddamn bureaucracy.
That's why I'm here Sir.
Laundry's only once a week.
Without Larrick, it's gonna be tough.
Well, it looks like the best way onto the camp is septic.
It's good for the dogs.
Throws off the scent, the disinfectant.
Over there.
I said sit! We're gonna take the gag off now.
If you scream or make any trouble, we will kill you.
If you answer our questions and tell us what we need to know, you will be fine.
Do you understand? Nod if you understand.
It's gonna be okay, Lewis.
All you have to do is answer some quick, easy questions, and then we'll let you go.
Nothing bad will happen.
Do you understand? It is really important that you nod so that we know you understand.
Which truck do you drive? Which truck do you drive, Lewis? Num Number nine.
Where are the keys? Inside the truck.
Where inside the truck? Dashboard.
And when you go to the camp tomorrow at Jefferson National Forest, does the guard there ask you any unusual questions? Lewis, it is okay.
We're almost done, and then you can go home, I promise.
Just look at me.
You can do it.
Lewis, just look at me.
There you go.
Anything unusual that you and a guard discuss? When you get back in, when you drive onto the camp, what It's okay, Lewis.
Lewis, it is okay.
When you drive onto the camp, where, uh, where do you park? To the right, the the kitchen, the dumpster.
Just one last question.
Who's your replacement if you can't go in? Uh It's okay.
Lewis, it is okay.
You can tell me because nothing will happen to him.
Nothing will happen to you, I promise, but we can't finish until you answer.
P please, Lewis, for both your sakes, what's his name? T You can do it.
I know you can do it.
Braidic? Is that him? Is that his name? Lewis, we have the names of everyone you work with.
Is that him? Is it Tom Braidic? Nod or shake your head.
One last question.
Has Tom ever been to the camp? I never missed a day.
I bet.
I bet.
Good, great.
You did a great job.
We can tie him up and gag him.
What if he gets loose? He won't.
What if a hiker comes by and they call the police - when we're in the camp? - No one hikes around here.
What if? Yeah, what if an old lady sees him or some school kids? A soldier, yes.
This guy? We have a rope and a blanket in the car.
We can pick him up when we're done.
Philip _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ All right, Henry.
Y you don't have to tell me.
I I know what you're gonna say.
It's not like I haven't been thinking about it nonstop.
I have.
Makes me sick.
I feel like I'm gonna throw up, but I I didn't take anything.
I wouldn't do that, and I didn't hurt anybody.
I know the difference between right and wrong.
You know that, right? I don't know, Henry.
But I do! I I do! It just seemed like no one would even know.
And they weren't there.
You guys weren't here.
Once I did it, it seemed so easy to keep doing it.
I I know it was wrong, but I'm not gonna do it again.
I I I I feel horrible.
But But they think I'm some kind of criminal, which I'm not! I hate that they think that, and I hate them! And I hate that you think it.
It's not true! I'm not! I'm a good person, I swear! You know that! You know that! I'm good.
I I am! I'm a I'm a good person! I swear I'm good! I'm a good person.
I I I swear I'm good.
I'm not gonna do it again.
I swear.
I'm good, I'm good.

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