The Americans (2013) s05e06 Episode Script


1 Previously on The Americans We need to talk in private-- soon.
Oleg: She's working for us.
You remember three years ago, when that KGB officer was killed? I shot him.
If the CIA uses the tape I made to blackmail Burov, I will go public.
So, I have interview tomorrow.
That's great.
If she gets a job teaching Russian at the CIA There's a chance we could get every officer they're training for Moscow.
Claudia: His mother defected, he got himself arrested, and now he's come here to see a father he's never met.
You don't trust Philip.
He already has entries in his file that don't look good.
He's his son.
I want see Father.
It would put him in terrible danger.
You cannot see him.
But then, what was Morozov doing at that greenhouse? They're using strains of wheat from all over the world, and no one knows more about Soviet wheat than Morozov.
And Stobert just wants to end world hunger-- like Miss America.
So, the laboratory worker-- how's Philip taking it? He'll be fine.
How's he taking it, Elizabeth? The same as me-- it's upsetting.
For me, too.
Well, if they've come up with some kind of super wheat, think what getting our hands on it could mean to us.
No more shortages.
No more buying grain from the West.
We could make it right.
In that greenhouse, everything was dying except right in the middle.
There was this strong, healthy wheat.
That's good.
We'll start there.
Why don't we get photographs of the greenhouse? Make sure nothing has changed.
I'll get it taken care of.
You two stay with Stobert and Kemp.
[ Sighs .]
I'm sorry you're spread so thin.
It's it's part of the job, I know.
But now Is something wrong with me? [ Scoffs .]
It's a long career.
And there is nothing wrong with you-- ever.
This one will be easy.
Are you all right? Oh, yes.
I'm just tired.
And old.
How's the harder math going? Easy.
You'll be running the travel agency soon.
We'll be working for you.
I'm not really interested in the travel-agency business, Dad.
He's not interested in the travel business.
Elizabeth: I guess he has bigger plans.
Like what? I don't know.
Who knows? Nothing wrong with running your own business.
[ Water running .]
Gabriel asked me how you took the news about the guy in the lab.
What'd you tell him? I said you're fine.
Are you fine? [ Sighs .]
Are you? I think about it.
They know you.
They're gonna need to know-- I'll do my job.
I've always done it.
I know.
We can still do some good with this.
He gave me something else for when I get back from Topeka.
Should be short.
Some files from a psychiatrist.
[ Man speaks Russian .]
[ Conversation in Russian .]
Philip: My father used to bring home all this stuff.
We didn't have anything.
And now we have everything.
It's so strange sometimes.
I know.
[ Children shouting playfully .]
Sorry to bother you, Ms.
We're with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Which one's yours? In the blue jacket.
[ Chuckles .]
That's a cute kid.
Thank you.
Might be a lot of opportunities for him in America one day.
It's something we can talk about, if you're interested.
Talking to you is not safe.
You're not being watched.
You know it for sure? How? We checked.
But you're right.
There are risks.
There are real, long-term things we can offer you.
And your son, too.
It's very difficult.
I understand.
[ Sighs .]
Why don't you think about it? This is a private line.
You can call anytime.
You're softer today.
[ Chuckles .]
What am I normally-- crusty? [ Chuckles .]
No, I just [ Smooches .]
I felt something different.
We're getting to know each other.
I wouldn't go that far.
[ Laughs .]
I feel like there's a whole other you I don't know at all.
I'm in fashion.
I'm not that deep.
[ Both chuckle .]
I don't buy that for a minute.
No, really, I'm, like, barely thinking about anything right now.
Really? I am.
[ Chuckles .]
- Really? - Mm-hmm.
Because even though you're in bed with a naked woman, I bet you there is some part of your brain that's just thinking about your super wheat, or whatever it is.
[ Chuckles .]
Stick out your tongue.
What? [ Laughs .]
Come on.
Ah, just what I thought.
Just what I thought.
- [ Laughs .]
- Red tip.
Indicates heart heat.
You can put that thing away now.
[ Chuckles .]
What are you talking about? It's Chinese medicine.
It's thousands of years old.
I learned about it in Nepal.
Red tongue tip means emotional turmoil-- heart heat.
Blocks the, uh blocks the chi.
What do you do to relax? Uh not much, as you can tell.
[ Clears throat .]
[ Breathing deeply .]
It's Tai Chi.
Come on.
Then I would have to get out of bed.
[ Clears throat .]
[ Sighs .]
Follow my movements.
[ Breathing deeply .]
You're doing great.
He's home.
They met him at the airport.
And? They're going to give him his old job back.
He'll be fine.
The look on his face when he left.
Philip gets that look sometimes, when he's troubled.
Is Philip troubled now? Well, I don't think he's particularly happy.
Has he ever been? I've never lied to them before.
He's lied to you.
You did the right thing.
[ Door opens, closes .]
[ Camera shutter clicking .]
[ Shutter clicks .]
[ Shutter clicks .]
[ Car door closes .]
So, there are guards inside, and we don't know what kind of countersurveillance the CIA might have on the building.
So, we go again Friday this week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday next.
- No Thursdays, right? - Right.
She doesn't work Thursdays or weekends.
The important times for us are when she goes to work and when she leaves.
Anytime you get a picture of her with someone, we might be getting one of her students.
If you pass by and miss the shot, don't circle back.
And don't shoot out of a back window.
It is not worth the risk.
Okay? [ Dog barks .]
Mom! Elizabeth: Coming.
Mom, this is Nancy Norton.
She's a Mary Kay beauty consultant.
I see where your daughter gets such beautiful skin.
Look at her, Mom.
She's 62.
[ Laughs .]
Mary Kay cosmetics and good genes are the key to my vibrant skin.
I like to say Mary Kay can't change your genes-- not that you gals need any help in that department-- but our rich, creamy foundation will seal in moisture and keep your skin silky, smooth, and sassy.
I'm sorry, but now is not such a good time.
Well, here's a sample of a skin-care product I've been using for almost 15 years.
"Day Radiance.
" If you take care of your skin, dear, your skin will take care of you.
- Thank you, but like I said-- - I understand.
I could come back another time and host an in-home beauty demonstration for you and some of your friends.
You get to keep a ton of samples, and the makeover is free.
I'm sorry, but no.
No problem.
Of course.
Call me if you change your mind.
You want this? Oh, no, thanks.
You weren't that nice to her.
Well, we weren't gonna buy anything.
Being nice would just be a waste of her time.
Yeah, I-I guess so.
Philip: They're passing by this Friday, and then they'll skip the next one.
They'll do two Fridays out of every three.
All right.
What else? We'll see if Tuan can find out whether her hours vary, whether she brings her own lunch or goes out.
Well, that all sounds good.
I can't tell you how thrilled the Centre is.
Anything on the greenhouse? Yes.
We should have something within the week.
All right.
Hold on.
I have to talk to you.
[ Inhales deeply .]
I'm going home.
What? Did something happen? No.
It's just time.
Gabriel if-- if it's me-- I-I know I've been hard to deal with.
No, it's not you.
I'm just ready to go home.
You don't need me anymore.
You have each other.
But, Philip, as long as you're here, the Centre is going to continue to be concerned about you.
Once they start worrying about somebody, they never stop.
And now, the lab.
[ Inhales deeply .]
And, to be honest, I'm worried.
You've seen too much.
You've done too much.
I'll miss you terribly.
Please sign in.
[ Elevator bell dings .]
[ Indistinct conversation .]
[ Door closes .]
[ Lock engages .]
Semel: So, what brings you here, Ms.
Sinclair? Well, a friend of mine-- Terry-- had seen a psychiatrist a couple of years ago, and she was having some problems.
Issues, I-I guess is what you say.
And she said it helped.
I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to say.
Whatever you feel like.
Um Well, a few months ago, I got mugged.
I was in a parking lot at night, and there were these two men.
They were homeless, and one had a knife.
And they took my purse, and I thought they were going to-- But then someone came along, and they ran away.
That's very frightening.
Yes, I'm very lucky, and I know that.
Um I-I have been taking these karate classes.
[ Chuckles .]
Do you think that's stupid? Not at all.
I guess I just want to feel like I did before.
Like nothing happened.
[ Chuckles .]
Something big happened.
You went through a trauma.
Trauma? I don't know.
Um A lot of people think that when something bad happens, the best thing to do is just keep going, keep it to yourself.
That doesn't work so well.
Hi, Elizabeth.
How was your appointment? He's, uh, got file cabinets in his office with basic locks.
What'd you talk about? Mm.
This and that.
He ask you about your dreams? I thought that's what they like to talk about.
Not this one.
[ Sighs .]
I can't believe he's leaving.
Do you know something about this that I don't? Like what? He seems tired.
But I feel like there's something he's not telling us.
I mean, if he were sick, he would tell us, wouldn't he? I guess so.
I've been thinking more about-- [ Sighs .]
There were these men in Tobolsk who didn't like us-- me or my brother.
Why? I don't know.
Every time we saw them, they'd just stare at us.
They were lowlifes.
They spent time in prison, I think.
but we didn't do anything to them.
The kids who used to beat you up-- were they their children? I don't know.
Maybe some of them.
Why? I don't know.
It shouldn't bother me.
I barely remember it.
You should talk to Gabriel.
If you want to know anything about your past.
Who knows what's in our personnel files.
He would've read it all.
This may be your last chance to talk to him.
When my mom said "stuffed peppers," I was like, "Yuck!" But then I found out it was basically a cheeseburger inside.
Well, I'm glad you brought them over.
Well, they were just sitting in the fridge, so Yeah, no, I mean, I'm glad you came over, Henry.
You haven't been around that much lately.
Yeah, I've been working my butt off at school.
Oh, yeah, I heard you got, uh bumped up to an honors class or something.
My parents still can't even believe it.
When the school called, they were like, "Oh, wow.
Henry screwed up again.
What else is new?" You were always a brainiac, Henry.
Just, nobody could tell 'cause you never did any work.
Hey, you know, Paige hasn't been around that much lately, either.
You have any idea what's going on with her and Matthew? No, I don't really talk to her about that kind of stuff.
You still have that hot science teacher? Yeah, but I moved on from her.
Another teacher? [ Both laugh .]
That's never gonna work out, Henry.
No, some girl in my class-- Chris.
She's really cool.
Your parents know about her? Nothing to know.
[ Both chuckle .]
When are you leaving? A week, at most.
Are you ill? No.
So, you're not keeping anything from me? It's time for me to go.
My father-- I want to ask you.
My mother never really talked about him, but I'm having these memories.
He was quiet-- very.
My mother didn't talk about him [ Inhales deeply .]
She said they met at a movie at a workers' club.
They knew each other a month before they got married.
And she said he was a logger.
And that's all I know.
He used to bring things home.
Was he a logger? [ Inhales deeply .]
He worked at a logging camp.
Was he a logger? He was a guard.
- A guard? - Yes.
What kind of camp was it? A penal camp.
Why didn't you tell me? I didn't think it was my place to tell you.
Did he ever kill anyone? People who were trying to escape? I have no idea.
You saw his file.
I never saw records like that.
Some guards were cruel.
Some were kind.
I didn't know your father.
Who'd he work for? Us.
So that's why you came for me.
We were always on the lookout for talented people, and you were talented.
The fact that you came from a trustworthy family, that was good.
Those were different times, Philip.
It's hard to explain.
Who knows what your father did.
He had his job.
A lot of things happened.
You think it was his fault? [ Chuckles .]
He was nobody.
We were all nobodies.
It's been over for a long time.
[ Laughter, indistinct conversations .]
[ Laughter .]
[ Engine shuts off, car door opens, closes .]
[ Footsteps approach .]
You busy? Not really.
They assign you that for social studies? Pastor Tim gave it to me.
So, what do you think? I actually agree with a lot of what he says.
You do? Yeah.
Except he doesn't like religion so much.
He says it's a drug that keeps people in chains.
What do you think about that? I'm not sure.
But I know that nothing in my life made me feel as good as getting baptized.
Did you ever read it? Yeah-- when I was growing up.
What he writes about the capitalist class structure being a kind of slavery and how revolution is necessary to create and achieve a workers' state so that no one is exploited I mean my whole country came out of those ideas.
What's it like there? Is everybody equal? We have our problems.
But everybody is in it together.
You haven't been there in a long time.
That's what your dad says.
[ Chuckles .]
You should probably keep this book on your shelf with other books of similar topics.
That way, anyone who's looking won't pay any attention to it.
I could get you a few that would fit.
Don't stay up too late.
I won't.
[ Engine shuts off .]
[ Door closes .]
What's going on? I spoke to Gabriel about my father.
What'd he say? He was a guard-- at a prison camp.
You know anything about the camps? I know they existed.
I'm not sure why my mother didn't tell me.
Maybe she didn't like what he did.
I didn't know anything.
My own parents-- I didn't know anything about them at all.
[ Peter Gabriel's "Lay Your Hands on Me" plays .]
sat in the corner of the Garden Grill with the plastic flowers on the windowsill no more miracles, loaves, and fishes been so busy with the washing of the dishes reaction level's much too high I can do without the stimuli I'm living way beyond my ways and means living in the zone of the in-betweens I can see the flashes on the frozen ocean static charge of the cold emotion watched on by the distant eyes watched on by the silent, hidden spies but still the warmth flows through me and I sense you know me well no luck, no golden chances but still the warmth flows through me and I sense you know me well no luck, no golden chances no mitigating circumstances now it's only common sense there are no accidents around here I am willing lay your hands on me I'm ready lay your hands on me yeah I believe lay your hands on me over me-e-e-e-e-e over me-e-e-e lay your hands on me lay your hands on me over me-e-e-e lay your hands on me lay your hands on me lay your hands on me lay your hands on me
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