The Americans (2013) s06e08 Episode Script

The Summit

1 Previously on "The Americans" OLEG: Some very powerful people are out there to get rid of Gorbachev.
We want you to find out what your wife is doing and tell us.
And if you have to stop her.
What do they need the sensor for? I ca I can't.
PHILIP: Things are changing back home.
Opening up.
The Americans want us to be just like them.
I don't want to be like them.
ADERHOLT: Codename, Harvest.
It's been a gold mine.
We've been getting all sorts of intel on how he operates.
Now, I know you don't want to be down here, Stan.
But look what's going on.
You should be here.
One of us is in trouble in Chicago, Philip.
Someone who's doing his job.
I'm not sure I can accomplish what I came here for without Without what? - [TIRES SCREECH.]
- Stop, FBI! [GRUNTS.]
ELIZABETH: I wanted to check on you.
In the garage your face I just [KEYS JANGLE.]
Listen I know Chicago was hard.
That's not what I want - to talk to you about - I won't need you again.
- I promise.
- I don't I don't care about that, Elizabeth.
But you do.
And I know that you worry.
Philip, I know what I'm doing.
Do you? You're wearing a cyanide pill around your neck.
I have to tell you something.
Uh A while back, someone from home reached out to me.
What? I tried to talk to you about it.
When? A few times.
Who was it? Some guy, it doesn't matter.
What did he want? He said there are people at the Centre who want to get rid of Gorbachev.
He's trying to prevent that.
What does that have to do with you? He said you met with a general from the Strategic Rocket Forces who's a part of it.
He asked me to tell him what you were doing.
And? I did.
What did you tell him? I told him you were the most dedicated, loyal person ever to serve the organization.
I told him about the sensor.
That you were looking into one of our negotiators who you thought was a traitor.
That you were going to Chicago.
So, all those times you were You were pretending to be so worried - about me - I wasn't pretending.
You were actually just getting information.
I was worried about you.
What they were asking you to do.
Go to hell, Philip.
Breland, Rennhull, that couple with the kid.
It was just one thing after another.
I wasn't sure if you knew why you were doing any of it.
How long? How long has this been going on? A couple months.
You should've told me.
I tried, really.
You love to talk.
If you really wanted to tell me, you would've done it.
I was trying to help you, us.
- Oh, bullshit.
- You may not agree with everything that Gorbachev is doing, but he is trying to make things better.
You lied to me for months because of Gorbachev? You've always done exactly what they tell us to do.
I was trying to get you to think - To think? - To ask questions - I think - Yeah, to ask questions, to be a human being about these things.
You don't think I'm a human being? That's not what I'm saying.
I would do anything for you.
I did.
I just did.
But not anymore.
And you do whatever you want.
But please some of these things We believed in something so big.
And they tell us what to do and we do it, I get it, that's how it works, but we do it.
We do it, not them, so it's on us All of it [FOOTSTEPS DEPART.]
Thanks, Wendy.
Call you after the meeting? - See you next week, Todd.
- Okay.
- Ms.
- Wendy, please.
If you call me Ms.
Gallagher I might throw up.
I'm so sorry.
But I can't stay.
I know I said But then the day just - got crazy.
- Okay.
It's no problem.
Why don't you sit for a second while I Sure.
So I, um I-I've been thinking a lot about the management training program at McAlraith.
- That's great.
- Yeah.
No, I-I think I think it would be really good for me and all that, you know? And help me get out of Marietta, too It could take you all over the world.
And you'll be with people who care about culture as much as you do, not to mention make a little bit more money than you would in pavement sealing.
Well, I, uh, wouldn't be so sure about that.
But where do I sign? [BOTH LAUGH.]
I'm close with the guy who runs the program and I know what he's looking for.
I-I brought a résumé, actually.
Well, this is great.
So, what I need from you now is - Here you go.
- Thanks.
For you to write up a report about the work you've been doing in Nunn's office.
I can do that.
Can you turn it over in twenty-four hours? Sure.
Focus on what's important to the Senator, I don't know, arms control, the Summit.
You decide.
The more detail the better.
They want to see how observant and well organized you are.
And don't worry, the people who'll see it at McAlraith all have clearances, so don't worry about that.
LOEB: So we got FISA overnight warrants for eleven of the garages, but we want to sit on 'em for at least forty-eight hours before entering, make sure we're okay.
Priests? Ganzel? Well, we've got ten Russian Orthodox priests active in D.
One of them, a Father Victor, is very close to the Metropolitan.
This guy was promoted to archpriest over more experienced priests.
Maybe he's really good at waving incense.
CIA says you can't move up the chain that fast without approval from the powers that be back home.
- Bring him in.
- Okay.
Stan, anything with the cars? Uh, still going through the papers.
Nothing yet.
- What about Burov? The fact that he's here while all this shit's going down.
- We haven't forgotten about him.
INTERPRETER: I arrived on this visit to the Soviet To the United States of America in order to complete the work over the treaty, to sign the treaty on INF, and, uh for lesser range.
That is that agreement which has been anticipated by all nations and the whole world.
I have arrived in your country It's so weird that he's here.
to complete work - Do you - and to sign You didn't ever meet him, did you? and shorter-range missiles - No.
- thus completing work on Are you finished? Now that he's here? Signing the treaty? Ah.
That was the INF.
They're already working on another treaty, START, for larger offensive weapons.
They'll be meeting for the next three days.
We need to find out what's being said and see any documents The work never ends.
Actually, could you give Claudia and me a moment alone? - Meet you in the car? - Sure.
INTERPRETER: At the center of our discussions with the President of the United States - I'm so sorry about Marilyn.
pivotal questions of Soviet-American relations - Yeah.
questions of reducing strategic offensive arms.
I saw something in Haskard's calendar.
Nesterenko's meeting with a group of important Americans at Main State on Wednesday.
Day two of the Summit.
It looks like he'll be the only Soviet there.
Haskard's going to the meeting.
I'm going to put a listening device in his briefcase.
I did it.
I did it.
Something went wrong.
You said this was gonna happen.
It's my fault, but I just I couldn't wait What did you give her? The morphine.
Everything I saved.
She was begging me begging The pain, she she just couldn't take it anymore.
How long has she been like this? Since yesterday.
Nobody's seen her.
I was going to call the hospital, but then I was waiting for you.
That was good.
Why isn't she dying? Her system's built up a tolerance.
I waited too long.
I knew I waited too long.
So selfish.
I had to go to my goddamn meetings.
She said so.
She was hurting so much, she actually said that to me.
And she was right.
I called my office, said I'm done.
I can't come in anymore.
And I I gave it to her.
Now this.
It's going to be all right.
Say goodbye to her now.
Say goodbye, then leave.
She's gone.
You should head upstairs.
And spend some time with her.
It's your last chance.
Did we show the old ones to the guy who was driving Harvest's car? Yeah.
After he did his.
He said maybe.
He said maybe, after describing them this way? It's impossible.
Those disguises.
Well, they're either all the same people, or all different people.
GLENN: Stephanie? Can you come up here? Coming.
She really [SIGHS.]
Pick one.
What? No.
I can't.
It It's important to me.
I want you to take one.
Take it.
There he is Hey.
Come on in.
- How you doing? - Good.
Ta da! Ooh, what's this? Your new briefcase.
Which you're going to need in the McAlraith management training program.
Oh, my God.
Whoa, it's got my initials on it.
Well, your bag is cool, but I couldn't send you into the big, bad world without making you look like a real grown-up.
This is great.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
Come on in.
It's a little chaotic in here, I'm always half living out of a suitcase.
Let's celebrate.
Do you drink? I don't want to corrupt you.
Um Yeah, I drink.
I'm twenty-one.
- Oh, yeah, I brought a copy of, uh,The Big Heat if you have a VCR.
Oh, great.
Uh, my colleague loved your report, by the way.
- Yeah? Said you're a great writer.
- All the detail was perfect.
So expect a call from him next week.
Although don't tell anyone until you get the official offer.
Of course.
- To Jackson! - Yeah.
And to you.
- Mmm.
- Mmm.
You know, this is such an exciting time.
I'm a small town girl myself.
And, uh, McAlraith just really changed my whole life.
- Yeah? - Oh.
Just made me feel like a grown-up: traveling all over the world, and meeting new people, I just wasn't my parents' little kid anymore Thank God I went to Rififi.
Hey, you made me look good too.
Believe me, at my age [CHUCKLES.]
I don't think you need to worry about that.
What? Oh.
Heyyy - Oh, I didn't I didn't mean - Oh, you didn't? Oh [CHUCKLES.]
that's sad.
No, I mean, I You know, I did, I just What? You what, Jackson? [DOORKNOB RATTLING, DOOR OPENS.]
- Hi, honey.
- Hey.
I got hung up at work, wanna go out for Thai food? Ah, that sounds good.
What is it? Did Dennis do this? Do what? I got a job interview at the FBI next week.
In Personnel.
That's great.
Lemme see.
Dennis said he spoke to Wolfe, but I didn't think it would happen this fast.
I told you they don't get too many applicants with your experience in management.
What'll they ask me? Oh, same things they'd ask you anywhere else Except they'll want to know if you're a loyal American.
And if you can keep a secret.
I don't have to memorize state capitals or something? Oh, you're going to do great.
Just be yourself, tell the truth and they will love you, like I do.
Well, okay, maybe not like that.
But you will knock them dead! [SIGHING.]
JANE PAULEY: The INF agreement signed yesterday was only the backdrop for the superpower meeting.
I'm sorry I have to rush out, my day's packed.
Me too.
Everyone's running around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off.
- Yeah, the Summit.
- A lot of my clients, too.
- Mm.
Actually, I wonder if you could do me a favor.
Uh, what? Well, no, you probably can't just waltz in and out of the State Department.
Uh, no.
I mean, sure I can.
I can I can get in anywhere.
Wh-What do you need? Well, one of my clients is working closely with the Department of Defense.
They have this major meeting at Main State today.
I'm supposed to get them these documents before, but his flight got delayed and I'm supposed to be at these meetings all over this morning.
- I can do it.
- Really? - Yeah.
- Oh.
That would be such a life-saver.
Um, I just have all these little things all over the city.
You'd just have to leave this for him in room 6226.
- Okay.
- Just put it in a corner.
Or actually maybe put a piece of Senator Nunn's stationery on top with "Fred Sperber, DoD" so no one takes it.
Fred Sperber.
Yeah, sure.
My knight in shining armor.
Oh, I wish I could stay.
- Bye.
And then the President says that's all well and good, but that's not what [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
- [SIGHS.]
This is Johnny from Dupont Circle Travel.
YOUNG MAN:Hello? Hi.
Is Henry Jennings there? It's his father calling.
I think he's at hockey practice.
Uh, can you check? Sure.
Hey, is Henry around? His dad's on the phone! No.
He's not here.
Okay, uh, just, uh Just tell him I called.
Nothing important.
Just saying hi.
- Okay.
- Thanks.
- MAN: Thanks.
What can I get for you? Curtis, remember me? Yeah.
You're not in trouble, it's nothing like that.
I just want to ask you a few questions.
Won't take long.
Hey, Melvin, gimme a second over here.
When you were working with Gregory Thomas, you remember the woman he was hanging out with? It was a long time ago.
There was a lot of women.
At the time, you said there was one in particular, a white woman You saw them hanging out together a bunch of times.
Is that her? I never really Gregory kept her coming and going pretty private.
It could be her.
It could not.
Do you remember anything about her, anything at all? She was beautiful.
Had incredible hair.
Like those Vidal Sassoon ads.
Anything else? [MUSIC CONTINUES.]
She smoked like a chimney.
I gotta get back to work, if we're done here.
Yeah, thanks.
Hold on a second.
I got something for ya.
You kept your word.
I did a little time after, but never for that.
- JACKSON:Hello? - Jackson? - Yeah.
- Hey! It's Wendy.
- Oh, hey.
- So, listen.
After all that, the meeting was cancelled.
- Oh.
I'm hate to ask you this, but is there any way you could swing by the room and pick up that stuff for me? Um, yeah, sure.
Oh, you're the best.
- Just meet me at my car.
- Okay.
Can I come in? No.
I just want you to know how sorry I am.
You said this at the office.
You were there from the beginning, Stavos.
It's not like you don't mean anything to us.
You do.
And you probably look at me and you think I'm doing great with all these fancy clothes and a nice car and the agency's remodeled but the truth is we're in trouble.
And I don't know if the business is going to survive.
And we're doing pretty bad personally.
In a way, it is better you got out earlier than later.
You can start to look for a job.
I-I started working for you when the business was small.
I watched your kids grow up.
Whatever was going on in the back room, I never called the police.
I never said anything to anyone.
And I never will.
I was raised to be loyal.
My knight in shining armor.
What? Come on.
Let's go.
Get in the car.
What, Jackson? I'm not a mind-reader.
When I picked up your documents there was this meeting going on in 6226 about water resources in Ghana.
It was really packed.
And so then I went in, and I got the stuff out of the corner.
And then on the way out, I noticed, on the clipboard by the door That they'd They'd been in there since eleven o'clock, and that there was just one meeting before them.
Some, like, Summit thing.
So? There was no cancelled meetings.
Well, I don't know the way the rooms work at State, Jackson.
Well, I looked in the files.
Okay, listen.
This is not a big deal.
You had me bug a meeting at the State Department! Bug a meeting? [CHUCKLING.]
Okay, first of all, the meeting never happened, right? And secondly my client was supposed to be there.
This is like a way of taking notes.
What are you talking about?!? This is illegal! Jackson, my client wanted the details of a meeting to help prepare a bid for a contract.
I know you're young and it might seem strange because you've never done it before, but this is the real world.
I mean, this is what you do to get a competitive edge.
So then that's what the police would call this? A competitive edge? Okay, just hang on a second.
JACKSON: What is going on here? Who are you? I mean, I don't I don't get it, - I thought that maybe you - Okay.
Hey, listen to me.
Jackson, you're a You're a sensitive guy.
- And I understand - I'm not sensitive.
And I'm not an idiot, either, okay? People don't do this.
I know.
My father is in business.
He would not do this.
I will I'll call him right now and ask him, okay? Jackson! Close the door.
I wanna go.
Listen to me.
Don't mention this to your father.
You're old enough now to keep some things to yourself.
Don't mention this to anybody.
Do you understand? Can I go? Tell me that you understand.
I don't understand.
Go back to school.
Enjoy your last semester.
And go into the pavement business.
I don't think McAlraith is the right fit for you.
SALESMAN: That hangs perfectly.
I love this cut on you.
You don't like it? It's fine.
We just need to take up the sleeve, hem the trousers, that's it.
It's beautiful.
FYODOR: unusual to call this meeting, but General Secretary Gorbachev asked me to convey a message, outside regular channels.
Now that INF has been signed and we are moving on to START, he wants you to understand he's completely sincere about what he told President Reagan in Reykjavik.
His goal is not only reducing number of long-range nuclear missiles that our two countries have pointed at each other.
What he wants is total elimination of nuclear weapons.
In order to accomplish this, he is now ready to go even further.
At Reykjavik, he expressed a strong opposition to SDI.
He's not yet willing to change that position publicly, but I am authorized to tell the people in this room, if you agree to complete nuclear disarmament, he will drop all opposition to SDI.
He will agree to all American requirements for a verification regime.
Full elimination This is his greatest dream.
For his legacy, for President Reagan, for the world.
You smoke too much.
So I've been told.
From Haskard's briefcase? No.
Erica died, Haskard stopped working before the meeting.
I got in with my contact at Sam Nunn's office.
Nesterenko didn't say anything suspicious at the meeting.
It doesn't matter.
We got new orders.
You need to take care of him.
Today or tomorrow.
Catherine Gates:I'll cooperate by getting the map and finding out where we are.
HENRI ROCHARD: Who put us on the river in the first place? I knew you were going to say that.
- You're tiresome.
- You're subnormal.
I don't propose to argue with you any further.
Oh, dear.
That darn road doesn't come within 10 kilometers of here.
What? Across open country in that thing? Oh, it'll just be a little bumpy.
Only for a couple of hours.
We'll make it by 3:00.
We won't get there before dark, - if we get there at all.
- This motorcycle'll go anywhere.
If you'll get your pants off that grass and help me get it [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
I didn't do it.
What happened? Did you listen to the recording? He seems like a decent man.
Not a traitor.
We haven't seen or heard him do anything to prove It needs to be done.
What do you mean? It needs to be done, whether you're convinced or not.
I don't understand.
I've been protecting you.
We protect you from knowing everything, so you can do your job.
But if you've lost your confidence I haven't lost my confidence.
Then what? I just this time I need to know.
Back home, we have a leader who has no sense of our history, no sense of our ideals.
No sense of how we've sacrificed to build a great nation, and the price we've paid.
He's giving it all away.
Some right here, this week, to the Americans.
Some back home, month by month, week by week.
It's almost too late to stop him.
What does this have to do with Nesterenko? After you've taken care of him, we'll make a slight alteration to the reports you've been making on him, so it appears he was trading away a highly classified defense program for Gorbachev.
They told me you didn't know about that.
We were protecting you.
I'm sure you understand there's a chance that this could go badly.
As long as you didn't know all of these details, nothing would happen to you, if it didn't work out.
You were just doing your job.
And if it does work out? We quietly take these reports to certain members of the Central Committee, key military leaders, and regional party secretaries who understand the situation we're in Enough of them will be outraged.
Gorbachev will be removed.
He probably won't even come back home.
So, Mexico everything it was all this.
To get rid of Gorbachev.
We also had to get Dead Hand to work.
I'm sure you understand that.
Who ordered this? The Centre.
The very top leaders there are all behind this.
They're also working with certain high-level military leaders, like your friend from Mexico.
But not the Party.
We're all in the Party.
I won't do it.
I can't make you do anything.
But Elizabeth Keep quiet.
After all these years, serving your country, don't throw it all away, now.
What are you looking at? The moon.
Pretty tonight.
You coming? In a minute.
I need to talk to your guy.
What? Why? Just tell me how to get in touch with him.
Dead drop.
I thought you met with him.
He's being watched now.
I need the contact plan.
What do you want to say to him? - Look - No.
I was just trying to figure out the best way to deal with all this crap.
And you settled on betraying me? I was putting our country first.
Which is what you would have done.
I'm sorry.
Can you get him a message for me? Yes.
Tell him that what he's worried about is happening.
The leaders at the Centre are trying to get rid of Gorbachev.
Claudia just told me.
They want me to kill that negotiator that I was worried about Fyodor Nesterenko.
But he's not bad.
I've been watching him.
They want to falsify my reports, make it seem like he's trading away a highly classified military system to the U.
But he's not.
Our people are working with the military, like that general I met with in Mexico, Kovtun.
They want to get this done so that Gorbachev doesn't even come back from the Summit.
Can you relay that message for me? He checks the signal site late morning.
He'll have it by two, three o'clock.
I have to go back out.
They might still go after this guy.
Do you need my help? - No.
- Wait.
This came in while you were out.
Father Andrei.
I can't.
You meet him.
Maybe he'll give you absolution.

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