The Americans (2013) s05e13 Episode Script

The Soviet Division

1 Previously on "The Americans" Philip: I was at Kimmy's a few days ago.
And on the tape, a group of Mujahideen died of a hemorrhagic fever.
The Centre did harvest and weaponize the Lassa virus you recovered from William.
- [Gasps.]
- Not one sound.
Philip: I can't just get this order from them and do whatever they say.
Elizabeth: We've been talking about whether it's time for us to end our tour here.
Claudia: When you're ready, I'll have the Centre start putting things in place.
I say this place no good for Pasha.
Tonight he's going to slit his wrists.
They find him, they find the note, they'll take him back.
Even if he dies, Evgheniya will leave Alexei and go back to the Soviet Union.
Elizabeth: Brad? Please [Footsteps approaching.]
[Doorbell rings.]
[Inhales sharply.]
[Doorbell rings.]
[Doorbell rings.]
Cool it.
I'm going around back.
Break in if I have to.
You can't.
He'll see us.
They're here.
You are here.
We, um We were just out for a walk.
Oh, good.
- You here to see us? - Yeah.
- Come.
- Alexei: Okay.
Come on in.
- Great.
- We have something to eat.
Pashenka! Your friend is here.
I'll go up.
Brad, beer? No kvass tonight.
Yeah, yeah.
Beer sounds great.
Dee? Beer, wine? - I'll take a beer.
- Great.
- I'll get it.
- Tuan: Help! Everybody, help! Mom, Dad! Come here! He's bleeding - Pasha.
- [Gasps.]
Pashenka Elizabeth: Get his arms up.
[Breathes heavily.]
I'm calling 9-1-1.
Hold this.
- Yes.
- Tight.
- Hold it.
Hold this.
- Yes.
You hold it.
Pashenka [Speaks Russian.]
It's bad, can you get here any faster? I'll tell them.
They're on their way.
They want to know if he's still breathing.
And you're putting pressure on the wounds? Yes.
They have pressure on the wounds.
How soon will you be here? I need an ambulance at location R29.
I've got a teenage boy, suicide attempt.
Man: Okay, we'll get them.
He's breathing.
He's breathing, pulse weak.
Got it.
[Sobbing continues.]
Hold on.
Ready? One, two, three.
Okay, we're taking him to Holy Cross.
We should have him there in ten minutes.
He's okay? Promise? He's stable.
You can come with us, but we can only take one of you.
Ready? One, two, three.
Paramedic: Take the bag.
Watch the wheels.
Grab a set of vitals.
Open up the I.
Approximately 16-year-old male, unconscious.
Attempted suicide.
Bilateral wrist lacerations.
[Speaks indistinctly.]
- ETA 10 minutes.
- Woman: Copy.
[Door closes.]
[Siren wailing.]
They're taking him to Holy Cross.
I'm gonna meet the family there.
Man: Copy.
Do you want me to drive you? [Exhales deeply.]
I I want car.
Anything we can do.
Anything you need.
Thank you.
I need to get things for hospital.
Of course.
I'm gonna follow them.
I'll see you there.
Thank you.
Who is that guy? Well, because we defect.
Government give us protection.
[Exhales deeply.]
A note from Pasha.
He say he love us.
Alexei: Not want to make this so bad for us.
Life here.
He say he sorry.
But he cannot live in America.
Renee: I can't find my little cooker.
You guys need a hand? Stan: Oh, thanks, but I think we've got it covered.
Pipe burst in Renee's building last night.
My apartment's like a swimming pool.
Yeah, the whole place is flooded.
They got to rip out the floor, dry out the subfloor That's gonna take time.
Yeah, they said about a month.
Maybe two if I'm lucky.
See ya.
[Door opens.]
She's moving in.
Renee? A pipe burst in her apartment.
Temporary, supposedly.
Stan looks thrilled.
Well we'll see in a couple of months.
[Baseball game plays on radio.]
What do you think would happen if they had kids and she is one of us? Paige thinks she has it bad.
I went to meet Alexei at the Quarry House Tavern.
I took two and a half hours checking it out first.
- Nobody there.
- Good.
Pasha's doing much better.
They're letting him out of the hospital in a couple of weeks.
And Evgheniya is going to take him back home.
Alexei? Too scared.
Didn't we send someone to say that it won't be a problem? Couldn't get him over it.
Think about him here, alone.
His wife and son back home without him.
I mean, I'm I'm not even sure I like the guy, but Tuan almost killed that kid.
If Pasha would have died I mean, Tuan's tough, but he's just a kid.
Like we were.
I wish we could take him with us.
What? No.
I mean, I know.
I just He could use that.
They'd never let him go.
I was just thinking I know.
Polygrapher: Up until that time, had you ever met with Sofia Kovalenko? No.
Are you acquainted with members of any Soviet security agency? Yes.
Did a member of a Soviet security agency help you prepare for this test? No.
There appears to be a problem with your answer to this question.
What problem? I am telling truth.
- [Polygraph clicks.]
- There's a problem.
Is there anything you could tell us to help clear things up? Maybe you see there's something because it making me nervous because you are saying that there's problem, but, uh I'm saying truth.
- [Clicks.]
- Let's continue.
Please answer simply "yes" or "no.
" Apart from Sofia Kovalenko and the people in this room, are you aware of anyone who knows you've met with agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation? No.
Apart from Sofia Kovalenko and the people in this room, are you aware of anyone who knows that you're meeting with us today? No.
Excuse us a moment.
Flying colors.
Nothing? Zero.
No sign of any deception.
Philip: Our guys have been around the neighborhood five different times in the last week and a half.
The CIA car has been in its usual spot, but less frequent.
So it looks like we're okay.
Whatever that guy saw in me, we think he let it go.
- That's a relief.
- Mm-hmm.
I think we'll all be happy when this is done.
Where are we? Evgheniya's taking Pasha back to Moscow.
All right.
You did it.
- When? - Soon.
The doctors said that he needed counseling.
And they want to put him on lithium.
Evgheniya and Alexei won't let them.
Alexei's too scared to go back.
Claudia, this family could stay together.
It's going to work better for her to be there without a husband, given why the Centre wants her back.
No matter what Alexei did, Pasha's still a kid.
The mother didn't even want to go.
He needs his father.
We've already told her they can come home.
But nobody's going to roll out a red carpet for him.
We almost killed their son.
And now we're sending her back to be blackmailed.
Do we have to tear this family apart, too? I can ask, but it won't change anything.
Where are you with your big decision? We're getting there.
If we're leaving, we have to figure out Paige and Henry.
Maybe we plan a trip, family trip.
Tell them right before crossing over.
The later the better.
I think we could tell Paige before.
She can handle it, maybe even help with Henry once we're there.
It'll be good.
All of us together without all this shit on our backs.
That's it then.
We're going.
Female TV Announcer: Report from the President's ranch in Santa Barbara.
Male TV Announcer: It was during a microphone check for President Reagan's weekly radio address.
Here's what he said.
President Reagan: My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever.
We begin bombing in five minutes.
Male TV Announcer: We have now learned that the President's joke could have led to war with the Soviet Union.
intelligence is reporting that Soviet armed forces were put on wartime alert shortly after the President's comments were made public.
Allied forces in turn raised their readiness status.
The State Department insisted that the Soviets were, "Blowing the incident out of proportion for propaganda purposes.
" But in the Soviet Union [Indistinct conversations, singing in Russian.]
[Birds chirping, dog barks in distance.]
[Doorbell rings.]
- Evgheniya: Hi.
- Hi.
How are you? We can come back if this is a bad time.
Uh house messy.
I Pasha upstairs.
[Knock on door.]
- Hey.
- Hey.
How you feeling? Okay.
I guess.
Doctor say I almost die.
Me and my mother go back to Soviet Union.
Your dad's not coming? No.
He check on me in middle of night.
Pretend I sleep but I hear him.
There was so much blood.
You looked I'm sorry, man.
It was a stupid idea.
It work.
Pasha say he no hurt himself no more.
He just want to go back to Soviet Union, but I not know.
How can I know what he do now? At hospital, they ask me what happen? Over and over, what happen? I say, I not know, so they give me papers to read on suicide.
And depression.
This sign.
That sign.
I not see how bad Pasha be.
My fault.
All this.
My fault.
It wasn't your fault.
You can't blame yourself.
That's what they say at hospital.
Pasha tell me all time he hate it here.
And I not listen.
I not listen him.
I I never think that life will be this bad.
I hope he doesn't do this in Soviet Union.
Because doctors there are not as good.
They put him in hospital and they finished.
Listen I-I know it's not my place, but your family needs you.
Is there not some way couldn't you f-figure out a way to go back, too? No.
It's [Sighs.]
It's not possible.
It's not.
Not after the way I leave.
To Communists, I am bad guy.
Not them.
If I go back, they throw me in jail to die like my father.
I no go back there.
Listen, Tuan, we're going to be sending our report soon.
We're going to say great things about you.
If you want, we can say that you might be better suited to other kinds of work back in your homeland.
Why would you say that? I don't know, I thought you might want to they might let you do something else.
If you want.
It wouldn't make you look bad.
Your people would listen to us.
I think.
You could have a different life.
Please don't do that.
You should know I already sent my report on the operation.
I don't want you to be surprised.
In my self-criticism, I acknowledged the mistake I made in contacting my previous family in Seattle.
Tuan, that wasn't why we were It's alright.
My organization will forgive me.
I said that you both did a lot of great things during our work together.
But I had to point out there were certain lapses regarding your cover arrangements, which I told you about during the operation.
Yes, you did.
I also put in my report that I believe the success of the mission was risked at the very end, because your commitment to achieving our goal was overridden by certain petty bourgeois concerns.
We were afraid Pasha would die, Tuan.
But he didn't.
I told you he wouldn't.
Let me talk to him for a few minutes.
You can think whatever you want about the way Philip and I work, or how we handle our cover.
We were running multiple operations during our time here, not just one like you.
I'm sorry, but what I said was the truth.
The people back home who aren't in the field sometimes they get what we do and sometimes they don't but when you're in the field, you have to make split-second decisions you don't always have the luxury of thinking things through every time.
I know that.
You should also know the Centre trusts us and knows we do our job extremely well.
So whatever you put in your report isn't a problem for us, Tuan.
Actually, I think it's important to be honest about mistakes, but acknowledging them doesn't always keep them from happening again.
And since we're being honest here, I think there's something you should know.
You're not gonna make it.
What do you mean? It's too hard.
The work we do.
To do it alone.
Not for me.
You will fail.
Something will happen you'll get caught.
Or you'll die.
One day it will all come crashing down.
You need someone, Tuan.
A partner.
To do this with, to get through it with.
A woman? Make them send you someone.
Dad! Dad! I got in! To St.
And I got the scholarship.
Chris got in too.
She's already buying clothes and stuff.
Look, I'm I'm sorry because I know we said you could go, but this isn't gonna work out.
- What?! - [Sighs.]
Well What You What are you talking about? You already said that I could go.
- I'm going.
- It's not that simple.
Yes, it it is.
It's actually really simple.
I'm in.
I got accepted.
I'm going.
- You and Mom already said - You're not going! You're not going.
That's it.
This family stays together.
[Door closes.]
[Indistinct conversations.]
Buenos Aires sounds so exciting.
Alice: Well, it's certainly going to be an adventure.
Any news on your replacement, Pastor Tim? Pastor Tim: We're still searching, but we have some very interesting possibilities.
Not too interesting, I hope.
Oh, definitely not.
Farewell tour? It's a never-ending saga.
Except there's an end.
So, uh, rumor has it there's a surprise party in the works for me and Alice.
My lips are sealed.
You don't have any inside information you could share with me? Nope.
You don't have any information or you just won't tell me? Yes.
[Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" plays.]
When are you gonna come down? When are you going to land? I should have stayed on the farm I should have listened to my old man You know you can't hold me forever I didn't sign up with you I'm not a present for your friends to open This boy's too young to be singing the blues Ahh ahh-ahh-ahh Ahh ahh ahh So goodbye, yellow brick road Where the dogs of society howl You can't plant me in your penthouse I'm going back to my plow Back to the howling old owl in the woods Hunting the horny back toad Oh, I've finally decided my future lies Beyond the yellow brick road Ahh ahh-ahh-ahh Ahh ahh ahh Ahh What do you think you'll do then? I bet that'll shoot down your plane It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics To set you on your feet again Maybe you'll get a replacement There's plenty like me to be found Mongrels who ain't got a penny Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground Ahh ahh-ahh-ahh Ahh ahh ahh So goodbye, yellow brick road Where the dogs of society howl You can't plant me in your penthouse I'm going back to my plow Back to the howling old owl in the woods Hunting the horny back toad Oh, I've finally decided my future lies Beyond the yellow brick road Ahh ahh-ahh-ahh Ahh ahh ahh So goodbye, yellow brick road Where the dogs of society howl You can't plant me in your penthouse I'm going back to my plow Back to the howling old owl in the woods Hunting the horny back toad Oh, I've finally decided my future lies Beyond the yellow brick road Ahh ahh-ahh-ahh Ahh ahh ahh Ahh [Laughter.]
Don't stop.
Better? Mm-hmm.
Kevin: Pace yourself, Jim.
Linda can go all day.
Kevin can rub his dog's belly all day, but ask him to rub your feet.
Hah! Bullshit.
Oh, yeah, like really?! Okay.
Hey, how can I find a boyfriend like Jim? [Laughs.]
Jim's not my boyfriend.
You got magic hands, Jimbo.
Don't stop.
So, you got a girlfriend, Jim? Nope.
You available? [Chuckles.]
Actually, um, I might be moving to Japan.
What? I love Japan.
Kevin: You don't know shit about Japan, Linda.
You just love chicken teriyaki.
What for? I think I'm getting a job out there.
I'm dying to go to Japan.
Kevin: Jesus, Linda.
What? I'm serious.
I want to be a a geisha girl.
Do you even know what a geisha girl is? Yeah.
They're Japanese.
Are you really moving to Japan? Looks like.
When were you gonna tell me? Tonight.
It's so far away.
It's stupid.
I just I don't know what I'm gonna do without you.
Oh, Kimmy.
Kimmy, you're gonna be fine.
You're gonna be more than fine.
I've seen you grow and change in amazing ways.
You have a good group of friends, you have a great relationship with your father now you're going to have a great life.
Breland: Well, either way, I'll need it by Tuesday.
CIA Officer: You mean this Tuesday? What? You have big weekend plans? - Oh, yeah, got a round of golf - [Rhythmic knock on door.]
with the father-in-law.
Nice, should be fun.
What's his handicap? Whatever it is, it's better than mine.
Don't worry.
I'll get that in by Tuesday.
Uh, good.
Oh, also don't forget the, uh, committee meeting on Monday.
2:00 pm, can't be late.
- Yeah.
I'll be there.
- Can I interrupt? Yes, please.
What happened with you and Henry? He said you told him he couldn't go to boarding school.
Yeah He said you yelled at him.
I don't know.
We'll all be dealing with other things soon enough You almost finished here? Uh, I've got another twenty hours to go through.
- Yeah.
- Mm-hmm.
Or move.
Now remember Remember this pressure point.
Okay? Good.
You got it.
Most people are gonna be bigger than you, so the point is to overload their brain.
One move will not be enough.
- Okay.
- Let's go again.
- [Urinating.]
- CIA Officer: Was there 2 years, ex-Navy.
Left with honors.
Don't know how I put up with the weather - Hot humid summers, freezing winters.
- [Toilet flushes.]
Breland: Only went there a couple times.
I couldn't take it.
At least they had a good season.
CIA Officer: That kid at quarterback could throw it a mile.
And nobody could run on'em.
You know, a couple guys on that line went pro.
Breland: Is that right? CIA Officer: Yep.
He transferred out after the season.
Breland: Uh, is he still at Wisconsin? CIA Officer: Michigan.
Anyway, they want you.
The job is yours.
Breland: No shit.
CIA Officer: Everybody in the division likes you.
You have the support of Chief and, believe it or not, Deputy Chief, S.
You do a great job on the task force.
Breland: Wow.
How soon? CIA Officer: Three weeks.
Chief, S.
is retiring in six, he wants you there three weeks with him before he hands over the reins.
It's the Soviet Division, everything gets done right.
[Telephone rings.]
[Breathing heavily.]
I've been thinking.
About Pastor Tim.
I'm glad how it worked out.
It's a good job for him.
He deserves it.
- Yeah? - Yeah, he's a good person.
Alice, I don't know, but [Sighs.]
I'm better because of him.
Not church-better, but better-better.
That's probably true.
He made you think about things that kids don't think about here.
Probably helped prepare you for whatever comes.
I'm not interested in the church-y stuff anymore, but I still want to do the food pantry.
That stuff is That stuff is really good.
- Okay.
- All right.
[Exhales deeply.]
Aah! You okay? You okay? Yeah.
[Engine shuts off.]
Renee: You ready for the garlic yet? I have no idea.
[Both laugh.]
- Yeah? - Yeah.
- Spread it around a little? - Yep.
All right.
So So So, I'm thinking of leaving my job.
Not the FBI.
The department I'm working in.
Because of the thing with your boss's boss? Yeah.
It's That thing that my boss wanted me to work on, 'cause it was gonna keep me on the job longer? It turns out that's going to go on for a while.
That's good, right? That you get to stay longer? Yeah, but, no because I Because I don't want to do it anymore.
The kind of work that I'm doing.
You know we're talking to someone.
Getting information from them, and it is risky for this person.
And I just I don't want to be responsible if something goes sideways.
Would you be responsible, though? I mean, isn't it that person's choice to talk to you? Yes.
But sometimes it's hard for people to say no to what we offer, and they don't really know what it is they're getting into.
It just feels shitty.
I'm tired of feeling shitty.
What? You're a really good person, Stan.
- I wasn't fishing for - I know you weren't.
I just wanted to say it.
Not many people care like you do.
And I know that you've been feeling stressed, and part of me is really happy that you're leaving, but I can't help but think that your department needs someone like you who's not afraid to push back and stand up when something's wrong.
And if you don't do it, who will? What's that? Whoa.
My self-defense teacher got a little carried away.
Really? It's okay.
I mean, yes, but it was an accident.
Where is she? - Upstairs.
- And Henry? He's at Chris's.
[Keys clatter.]
You know [Sighs.]
This life that your mom and I have, it's not easy.
And I'm sorry I'm sorry you didn't get to grow up with all the regular stuff, like just a dog or a boyfriend who lives across the street.
You should've had that.
Can we go and sit somewhere? Philip: I just took a drive.
The recording I got from Kimmy's I was gonna get rid of it.
Just pretend like it never happened.
I still think that well, maybe that'd be better.
But anyway Breland got a promotion.
He's now head of the Soviet Division.
Maybe they can find someone else to get the recordings.
From Kimmy.
It's not just me having a hard time.
It's you too.
The kids.
We're allowed to have a life.
I can't.
I just can't.
The head of the Soviet Division? I'm sorry.
It's okay.
This is why we came here.
Maybe you should stop.
You need to keep getting the recordings.
But other than that I think you should just stop.
Run the travel agency.
You need me, Elizabeth.
Not for this.
I'm making you stay.
And it just keeps getting worse for you.
I don't want to see you like this anymore.

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