The Americans (2013) s03e08 Episode Script


Previously on The Americans There's one move we could make.
We put a bug in Gaad's office.
Martha could do it.
He is a brilliant physicist and an eloquent advocate for those Jewish Refuseniks still trapped in the Soviet Union.
We're taking the scientist.
You're gonna send me back to Russia? Is that it? How can I work in a place I've spent my life trying to escape? You're a monster! That student you followed met with Eugene Venter from South African Intelligence.
We think he's planning to stage an attack.
Ncgobo's going to set another meeting.
We're hoping Venter shows up to kill Ncgobo.
The Thursday meeting is canceled, too, until further notice.
Has he interviewed you guys yet? Not yet.
You? Twice.
Uh, what did they ask you about? He said I couldn't say.
You don't send someone from the office of Professional Responsibility if something big isn't going on.
- Martha? - Yes, sir? Agent Taffet would like to speak with you.
Now? Yes.
Thank you.
So, you're used to being on the other side of this.
I was never an interrogator.
We can make an offer-- $1 million US and a new life in a new country.
Not for me.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Out of all those people with access to Agent Gaad's office, do you recall anyone being in there alone? Ever? I've been secretary to the Special Agent In Charge for the past seven years, sir.
Well, say, in the last year or two.
Well, I haven't really thought about it.
Uh me, um the cleaning people, of course.
Um, I gave Agent Brewster a file once, 'cause I had my hands full at the time.
Agent Brewster.
He retired in '79.
Do you provide Agent Gaad with office supplies? Yes.
Uh, pens, paper, staples, paper clips, things of that nature.
Agent Gaad likes to run a tight ship as far as office supplies are concerned.
Did you supply Agent Gaad with this pen? Well, I don't know.
There are so many office supplies, pens in particular, floating around the office, and people leave them everywhere.
It's very annoying.
Did anyone give you this pen to give to Agent Gaad? I don't think so.
You don't think so? No.
Did anyone ask you to tamper in any way with this pen? No, sir.
Were you charged with maintaining Agent Gaad's pens? Maintaining his pens? Keeping them current, working, full of ink.
Not really.
If Agent Gaad wants a pen, he might ask me for one, or go to the supply cabinet, but that pen-- that's, uh-- that's not a supply pen I don't think.
I'm cold.
Can I have my coat? Maybe later.
Right now I need your help, Todd.
If you help me, I will help you.
Does that seem fair? How long have you been working with Eugene Venter? Arkady Ivonovich? Da.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Anything? He's not the type.
Todd says Venter had him monitoring anti-apartheid groups around the country.
That's all? So he says.
I'm off.
Catching a flight to Chicago.
Memorial service tomorrow.
Oh, yes.
I'm-- I'm very sorry about your friend.
I'll be back in the office tomorrow afternoon.
Uh, if anyone needs to get ahold of me before then, I'll be at The Best Western in Naperville.
I left the phone number on my desk.
You okay? Yeah.
I just, um, ate something at lunch.
It didn't agree with me.
Well, feel better.
Thank you.
Have a nice time-- well, I'm sorry.
You know what I mean.
Agent Aderholt, is now a bad time? No.
Well, I wonder if you'd mind joining me in the interview room.
I'm just gonna grab a coffee.
Can I get you some? No, thank you.
You're new here, Agent Aderholt.
I am.
Excellent coffee.
You were raised in Oakland, California.
I was.
Your father was a janitor.
Uh, I'm sorry.
Is this relevant? Your background's unique.
My father was a school janitor.
Uh, my mother left when I was 5.
I have a younger brother in Portland, Oregon.
I have a dog, Snuffy.
I'm sure it's all in there.
You clerked in the San Francisco office when you graduated high school.
You found it to your liking, I presume? I loved working for the Bureau.
Still do.
So you worked your way up from there.
Undergraduate studies at Berkeley at night.
Another jewel in the crown of the California State University system.
Home of the free-speech movement.
That too.
May I see your pen? Mont Blanc.
It was a gift from my wife-- ex-wife, as I'm sure you know.
I was always losing them.
She thought I would take better care of an expensive pen.
Well, she was right.
About many things.
Others had a less difficult path here.
Are you asking if I'm resentful? I'm not.
I don't see myself as a victim, Agent Taffet.
I got a lot of opportunities here I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else.
Do you think other people here resent you for being new? Well, being new isn't a bad thing-- new beginnings, new blood.
I don't think much about the rest of it.
Get up.
No, no, mama.
I came all this way.
They killed my brother.
One day, they're going to kill me Probably my boys.
We have a way of doing things.
You already have your country.
You can't understand.
You are guilty of crimes against the people of South Africa.
Says who? The ANC?! The bloody Kaffir Communists! You're a criminal.
You are the enemy of South Africa, to what's been built with Afrikaner sweat and blood! Your sentence is death! You blacks-- you are beholden to your Kaffir-Boetie Communist masters! These people-- they don't give a bloody shit about you! They want the gold, the diamonds, the land! Oh, my God! No! No! Oh! Oh, Jesus! _ _ _ _ Please.
I'm sorry.
Please don't do that to me.
I feel bad for you.
You got in over your head, and I can see how that can happen.
But you lied to me.
Don't worry.
We're not gonna do that to you.
That's a horrible way to die.
We'll just put a bullet in your head.
It'll be over like that.
I'll tell you anything you want.
But that's the thing, though, isn't it, Todd? I mean, how will I know if it's the truth? Well, it is, I swear! What did Venter really want from you? He said things weren't going well.
"Things"? That the anti-apartheid movement was gaining ground in the US.
So, Todd, what did he want you to do? To set a bomb on the GW campus! He wanted it to go off at a meeting of the trustees.
The GW has a lot of money invested in companies doing business in South Africa.
The student groups protesting apartheid would be blamed.
A major victory for South Africa and a big setback for their enemies, he said.
And you agreed to do it? Yes.
But I didn't do it.
I didn't do it.
Venter gave me the bomb, and I never set it.
I never placed it! I couldn't! I was afraid! Where is the bomb? In my dorm.
Come on.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ It was where he said it would be.
If it had gone off, it would have killed a lot of people.
But it didn't.
He's just a kid.
He wanted to kill me, and many, many more, but now he's just a kid to you?! You saw him back there.
He's not Venter.
He can't stomach this.
He's going to go right back to doing what he was doing! He told us what we needed to know.
To save his own life! After what he's seen today, he's done! You don't know people like him! He can't identify us.
Let's give him this chance.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ You got time.
Your wife is at home now.
Yeah, I think so.
Safe and sound.
Sometimes I can't see my wife's face.
Well, I can see her, working with the children, but I can't picture her face.
You haven't seen her in a long time.
Maybe she has another man.
I couldn't blame her.
She's a very good woman.
Forgetting is not always a bad thing.
Being married and being at war do not always go together.
Safe travels.
And you, comrade.
How's it going? It's been a productive day.
I'll be in first thing in the morning.
I have a few things I'd like to go over with you then, for clarification.
Yes, of course.
I feel like I've been drinking from a fire hose.
So much to absorb.
Any surprises? There are always surprises.
Did you ever consider installing security cameras in your office? No.
Facing the door.
We wouldn't be having this Easter-egg hunt if you had.
I mean, I'm not saying that your negligence resulted in the KGB getting access into the Bureau.
But you're not prepared to say it didn't? Have a good evening, Agent Gaad.
Here on BBC News at the top of the hour.
In Afghanistan, Soviet scorched-earth tactics have yet to deter Ahmad Shah Massoud's militia, which have increased their ranks following an aggressive offensive of high-altitude bombing and long-range artillery shelling.
An estimated 80% of the infrastructure has been destroyed or damaged in the Panjshir Valley region, leaving refugees scattered throughout the neighboring provinces.
News? Afghanistan, war.
Your son-- what's his name? Misha.
Oh, Martha, where's that contingency report I asked for? It's in the mail robot.
I tried to get it out, but it's jammed again.
Oh, for crying out loud, give me the keys.
God damn it to hell! Hey, sweetie.
Breakfast for dinner? I made Henry some eggs.
What's he up to? I don't know.
Playing some electronic game that he got from Doug.
You doing school work? No.
Just interested.
In what? Your friend Gregory.
I went to the library and looked up some reports from when he was Mm.
The newspaper said he was a drug dealer.
His life was complicated.
It was hard.
But he-- he never stopped fighting for what was right.
So, was he a criminal, or wasn't he? Things aren't that simple.
And I mean, you know that.
You're already fighting against injustice.
Who are you fighting against? Countries, governments, people who make laws.
You know what I mean? I guess.
But You can't just go rob banks and things.
No, you can't.
Of course not.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Nyet.
_ _ _ _ Anybody home? Hey.
Oh! I see the party started without me.
I have had a crazy day.
Had a meeting which got canceled, but they forgot to tell me about it.
Anyway Hi.
I met a man named Walter Taffet yesterday.
Who's he? Taffet.
Well, he's you.
I They found the pen.
Who are you? Martha Who are you, Clark? I'm your husband, the man you married who loves you more than you will ever know.
Oh, God.
What have I done? Oh, my God.
What have I done? Martha, Martha, you-- you fell in love-- we-- we fell in love.
Is this for real? I mean, is any of this true? We are what's real, and that's all that matters.
W-- That's-- that is what is true.
Please, Clark.
Please don't lie to me, because I can't take it if you're gonna lie to me.
I'm-- I'm not-- I'm not lying to you.
Martha, I'm not lying to you.
Listen to me.
I am telling you the truth, and everything I am about to say is the truth.
When we first met, I-I didn't want to fall in love with you, but I did.
And now you mean so much to me.
You have to believe that.
You are one of the most true and honest and good women I have ever known.
I love you and I would do anything for you to protect you.
Is that enough or do you need more than that? - Thank you.
- I have something for you.
Is she-- She's a fighter.
Thank you.
Not at all.
This thing with Kimberley has been hard on Philip.
She's very young.
He knows-- we both know that maintaining access to the CIA Afghan group is critical, especially right now.
I have a favor to ask.
Sit down.
I want you to see what you can do to help Philip's son in Afghanistan to get him home.
I didn't realize you knew about the boy.
He told me.
I'll do what I can.

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