The Americans (2013) s05e01 Episode Script

Amber Waves

1 Previously on The Americans We captured Irina in Brazil.
I know you spoke to her about two years ago.
That's my son.
Our son.
Oleg: If your people know that certain things are happening, that treaties are being broken, maybe they'll stop.
Stan: He gave me enough pieces to put something together-- probably an agent in place, working on biological weapons.
Gabriel: With William under arrest, you're in immediate danger.
I think it's time.
But, of course, it's your decision.
It's dangerous, what you and Dad do.
No! Paige: You guys said you were done lying to me.
You don't need to know everything.
You just killed a man in front of me.
I might as well know everything.
You should go get Paige.
Okay, let's go, sweetie.
- Bye.
- See ya.
I don't want you to see him.
That's ridiculous.
You have no idea.
No idea.
[ School bell rings .]
[ Devo's "That's Good" playing .]
[ Indistinct conversations .]
everybody, it's a good thing everybody wants a good thing everybody Woman: - Next.
- ain't it true that Woman #2: - Here you go.
- everybody's lookin' - Thanks.
- for the same thing ain't it true, there's just no doubt there's some things that you can do without and that's good ain't it true as the sun that shines you got yours and you got mine and that's good Hey, man.
Pavel, right? Yes.
Pasha or Pavel? a good thing, too Friends call "Pasha.
" I'm Tuan.
So, are you new? Two months.
I just started.
It's rough.
From where? Michigan.
You? Soviet Union.
Yeah, I got that.
Where in the Soviet Union? Moscow.
How's the English coming? Okay understand.
Speak, not so good.
Yeah, it's hard.
I remember.
everybody wants a good thing, too Come on.
now let's have a great big hand for everybody who can understand You want a banana? it's going great till you get stung - Hey, Mom.
Hey, Dad.
- Hi, honey.
- Who's your friend? - This is Pasha.
Hi, Pasha.
I'm Mr.
it's a good thing ain't it true, it's a monumental good thing [ Choir singing "America the Beautiful" in Russian .]
[ Song ends .]
[ Telephones ringing .]
[ Indistinct conversations .]
Hey, Stan.
Oleg Burov got on a plane to Moscow last night.
- Alone? - Yeah.
No minders.
So nothing's wrong.
Or they're calling him back, and they're going to arrest him when he lands.
They'd have to put a hell of a lot of pieces together to tie William Crandall to Oleg talking to you, especially this fast.
Likely they're just turning over staff since the Rezident got PNG'ed.
There's that.
He took a big risk for his conscience.
That's his choice.
Now, next time you think you want to take somebody out, pal - Hey.
- get yourself a good squad.
- Get yourself a team.
- [ Chuckles .]
Good episode? - It's stupid.
- [ Chuckles .]
The kids at school like it.
I have to keep up.
[ TV muted .]
I was over at Pasha's again yesterday.
The same car was out there, a block and a half east of the house.
Not hiding.
Still just the driver.
- Same driver? - Couldn't see.
This kid-- I'm telling you, he's not doing good.
Hates it here more than me.
His English sucks.
He can barely talk to anyone at school.
Anyway, I can get you in there pretty easy.
Next time I'm over, just drop in front of the parents we're both new in the neighborhood.
Yeah, that sounds right.
But you don't have to push it, okay? - We have time with this one.
- Yeah.
I think I have a pretty good feel for them.
They're so grateful someone's talking to their kid, especially his mom.
She babies him-- always hovering, which the dad hates.
This dad is a real piece of shit.
Hates his homeland, where he comes from.
Don't know how you people let a guy like that get out.
Should've put a bullet in his head a long time ago.
Anybody been over? Nope.
Everything's good.
Where you guys flying to this week? Uh, you choose.
- Paris.
- Ugh, I'm sick of Paris.
So he goes to Paris, you go to Bombay.
- Sounds good.
- Yeah.
[ Commercial playing on TV .]
[ Car horn honks .]
[ Thunder rumbles .]
[ Sighs .]
[ Clock ticking .]
[ Thunder rumbling .]
Elizabeth: Hello? - Hi.
Philip: - Hi.
What's that? Mario's, for lunch tomorrow.
Now Stan's buying you lunch? He's eaten like 100,000 meals over here.
I don't think he minds my taking a few slices of leftover pizza.
He ever give you any vegetables? - On the pizza.
- [ Chuckles .]
You want some dessert? - No, I'm stuffed.
- We're gonna watch the Olympics.
- You want to watch with us? - Yeah.
No, thanks.
[ Indistinct conversations in Russian .]
[ Sighs .]
[ Indistinct conversations in Russian continue .]
[ Dog panting .]
[ Buzzing .]
[ Speaks Russian .]
[ Buzzing .]
[ Speaks Russian .]
[ Buzzing .]
- [ Doorbell rings .]
- Really, I-I-I would never ask out a stewardess that-- that works for me.
We were actually fixed up by my cousin - Yeah.
- who knew Brad in the Air Force.
- Yeah.
- So, you And I thought this life of his was so glamorous-- - all the travel, and - I warned her.
Now I'm on the road four nights a week, and I have to wear these tight, tight uniforms, - and I can't gain any weight.
- And she has to work - for jerks like me.
- With.
We don't technically - work for the pilots.
- Well Can I have some more stew, please? It's really good.
Leave him alone.
English, English, English.
Good thing you don't work for Aeroflot.
- Mm.
- Oh.
The planes are dirty, the passengers are unhappy, and planes crash.
Well, just like the whole country-- dirty, unhappy, and crashing.
- Loesha, mm? - What? It's the truth.
You want food, you stand in line.
Do you see any lines for food here? No.
You go to store, they have so much of everything.
It's a beautiful sight.
You choose.
You would not believe what you see in Soviet Union.
- That bad? - [ Chuckles .]
We share apartment with three families.
- Mm.
- We share toilet, bathroom.
You want phone, you pay bribe.
You wait for three years.
Phone breaks, you-- you bribe.
Heat breaks, you-- you bribe.
[ Speaking Russian .]
What did you do there? Complain.
Same like here.
I am a consultant to your Department of Agriculture.
- Ah.
- And I tell them everything about the broken system in the Soviet Union.
[ Doorbell rings .]
- Hey.
- Hi.
Matthew's getting out of the shower.
He should be down in a sec.
Is Henry coming? - In a minute.
- Oh.
Where's he been lately? Just, uh, busy with school.
Hey, I don't want to embarrass you or anything, but I just-- I just wanted to say, it was tough for Matthew when he started spending more time here, and you guys made it a lot easier, so Maybe your parents should move in.
We can be one big, happy family.
Maybe they can move in, and I can move out.
Oh, are they being a pain in the ass? Well, you know how parents are.
- I've heard.
- [ Laughs .]
- Hey.
- Hi.
Uh, dinner should be ready in five minutes.
- Your hair's wet.
- I know.
- [ Chuckles .]
- I like it.
[ Door opens .]
Hello? Henry! - Hey.
- Come on in.
Hey, why don't you guys set the table? - Okay.
- Yeah.
- Great.
I'm sorry.
He talk, he-- he-- Gets excited? - Yes.
- Men all like to talk.
Oh, he champion.
[ Both laugh .]
How do you like it here? Different.
But, um, at home, not bad, like Alexei say.
It's not easy being in a new place.
I was really worried about Tuan-- uprooting him in the middle of a school year and bringing him someplace new, with us working so much.
At least you're home if Pasha needs you.
Yeah, but I want work.
You no like your work? Oh, I don't know.
I do like it sometimes, I guess.
I don't mean to complain.
I get to read a lot on long flights, which is kind of nice.
Ah, I like read.
I want to get job in library, but, ugh, English, no good.
Your English is good.
[ Sighs .]
Pasha, too, no good English.
Tuan good boy.
- Mm.
- First friend, Pasha.
Well, he'll get good practice, talking to Tuan.
Tuan, um, uh, speak, um, English before? No.
He spoke Vietnamese.
When we adopted him, he didn't speak any English.
Uh, how old-- how old is-- He was 10.
So it takes time.
Pasha will learn.
I hope.
Not happy.
Pasha don't want go to America like father.
It's hard to see them like that.
I know.
Tuan really struggled in the beginning, too, but you just have to be patient.
He'll figure it out.
You will, too.
We're studying tomorrow afternoon.
I'll make it at his place.
How do you do the lights? Well, right now, I assume that someone sees you both leaving, so I just turn off the lights.
On other nights, I'll stagger them.
I'll do the living room and kitchen an hour before I go to bed, then your bedroom lights after that.
See you Tuesday.
Elizabeth: Okay.
[ Engine starts .]
[ Sarcastically .]
Can't wait to have dinner with that family again.
Sorry he had to wait in line to eat.
He's old enough to remember having nothing to wait in line for.
My mother used to make a soup from a few onions, nothing else.
It was really just hot water.
After the war, my mother always said she wasn't hungry.
I knew but I ate everything.
She was so thin.
We'll get another chance to go home.
Wasn't the right time.
What's the right time? [ Door opens .]
What are you reading? Cookies? Was that your dinner? No.
Stan made fettuccine Alfredo.
Still no vegetables, but I think he's on the right track.
- Henry's in his room.
- Okay.
Were you working? - Yes.
- Anything important? Was, uh, -- Was Matthew there? Where? You know where.
I mean, it's his house.
Were you alone with him? [ Sighs .]
We just-- We just talked.
About what? How much we hate gym class, Michael Jackson, church.
And then I came home, made cookies, and I did my homework.
I wish this were simple, Paige.
I wish you could have a nice boyfriend across the street - and just the usual problems.
- Me, too.
There are other boys, Paige.
I don't-- I don't want to talk about it, okay? I've got bigger problems.
I can't sleep at night.
I have nightmares.
I keep seeing that guy and that knife in his neck.
- Honey - Are you-- Do you think about it? It will get better.
I promise.
I don't want it to get better.
You don't want me to see Matthew, I'm too scared to go to the food pantry alone, and none of it is supposed to-- [ Doorbell rings .]
I Hi.
Bad timing? Perfect timing.
[ Chuckles .]
Don't forget the lights.
Vegetables, Stan-- They're good for you.
- Night.
- Night.
- Vegetables? - Ugh.
Little kids, little problems.
- Big kids-- - I know.
Sandra used to say-- You remember Sandra, don't you? She used to say, "The problem with putting your foot down is, you just pick it up.
" - She was a smart woman.
- Yes, she was.
Hey, this thing with Matthew and Paige, it's a good thing.
[ Sighs .]
How much of a "thing" is it? Well, Matthew's happy.
Paige is a great kid-- solid, not like some of the others.
- There are others? - I just meant kids.
So I met someone.
- A woman? - Yeah.
- Where? - At the gym.
I was lifting, and she was riding an exercise bike in a purple leotard, which she wore very well.
- You go up to her? - No.
But I think she either smiled at me or she caught me looking at her and was grossed out.
- You couldn't tell? - Not really.
But when she passed me at the water cooler, - I handed her a cup of water.
- Oh, the old water-cup move.
- Yep.
- Yeah.
So, when you say you "met someone" uh, did you ask her out? No.
No, I should probably find out what her name is first.
- You didn't get her name.
- No.
It happened so fast.
My brain was all over the place.
But I'm going to the gym every day now.
I'm gonna be in the best shape of my life.
Stan was in a chipper mood.
He likes some woman at the gym.
[ Chuckles .]
He thinks Paige and Matthew is a good thing.
- Why? - Matthew's happy.
Stan's gonna be heartbroken when it doesn't work out.
[ Sighs .]
It's gonna get worse, with the two of them.
She won't listen to me.
I'll talk to her.
Claudia: They got him out of the hospital, got him a job at a good factory.
Apparently, they got word he hadn't been coming to work.
They went to find him.
He was gone.
What? They think he's coming here? It's one possibility-- to find his father.
When William was caught, I told him to get out-- that they should go home.
On your own, or you had permission from the Centre? And? They're still here.
Nothing scares those two.
Everything scares those two.
[ Knock on door .]
- Hey.
- Hey.
I want to help you with your nightmares.
Hey! - Mom! - Come on.
Mom, stop! - What the hell? - First thing-- You can't be afraid to be hit, and you can't be afraid to hit, ever.
You don't want to get hurt? You have to be willing to do anything to protect yourself.
Put your hand up.
Make a fist.
Thumb here, always.
That's good.
[ Knock on door .]
Got it yet? New safehouse address.
I showed Paige some basic self-defense.
She's fast.
Did you talk to her about Matthew yet? Not yet.
I will.
We think we know what happened to William.
They arrested him.
Somehow, he infected himself with the virus he was carrying, probably so they couldn't interrogate him.
They took him to their bio-containment facility at Fort Detrick, and we assume he died there.
Lassa fever-- How bad is it to-- We doubted him.
And then he killed himself for us.
I saw him back home, married, with some little kids running circles all around him.
I really wanted to get him that.
He's a hero.
Maybe he'll get a stamp.
Well, I'm afraid he has one last job.
This is called Area "B.
" It's in the back of Fort Detrick.
Their next pass is in 20 minutes.
What are they driving? Jeeps.
[ Engine starts .]
[ Animal barks, howls .]
[ Grunting .]
[ Both grunting .]
[ Clank .]
[ Clank .]
[ Both cough .]
[ Coughing .]
It's okay.
It's fine.
- It doesn't hurt.
- Good.
You go up.
We'll finish here.
[ Silenced gunshot .]
[ Both panting .]

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