The Americans (2013–2018): Season 3, Episode 10 - Stingers - full transcript

Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A.'s Mujahideen visitors.

ELIZABETH: Previously on The Americans...
Stan: I think your defector might be a Russian spy.
If I can prove it, we'll arrest her.
Then there's a good chance
my government can make a trade-- for Nina.
Oleg: I have a way we can know for sure.
It's risky.
I got the bug in.
Having weekly updates is going to make a big difference.
Conditions in the field won't support that.
Our soldiers in Afghanistan--
I know what's going on in Afghanistan.
You have to forge a real bond with her
if you're going to get to the recording device
when you need to.
I can't stop thinking about you.
My parents won't be home until tonight.
You want to come over?
Can I help you, sir?
Hi. Uh, I'm here to see Philip Jennings.
One second.
Hi. Hope I'm not interrupting anything.
No. Is everything okay?
- You mean with Paige? - Yeah.
Oh, no. Sure, sure, sure.
Uh, no, I'm here because...
Well, I actually need a travel agent.
Oh, well...
Come on back. Come-- come sit down.
All right.
Have a seat.
Uh, so, I told you about this, uh, mission trip
we take every year.
This year, we're going to Kenya,
and, um, it looks like about 20 people, which is big for us.
Well, we can help you with that.
It's a summer trip, right?
Yeah, it's got to be mid-July.
I'm sure Paige will want to go.
[ Laughs ]
Why don't you all come with us?
T-these trips are really about bonding and charity work.
We're gonna help build a school.
It can be really light on the whole,
you know, the whole God... part.
[ Laughing ] If you know what I mean.
Yeah, I-I-I would love to take her abroad,
but, um...
Now is not the right time, to be honest.
I think it's always a good time
for parents and children to get closer.
Yeah, it's not that simple right now.
Yeah, teenagers can be challenging, right?
[ Chuckles ]
But that's not always a bad thing.
A kid like Paige...
really needs to be treated more like an adult than a child.
Do you have kids?
I have a flock.
It's not the same.
No. It's not.
Let's look at some dates.
What do you mean you don't have a thing to wear?
Julie's seen me in all of these!
Well, she hasn't seen you in the white thing.
- What, this? - Yeah.
You cannot wear white to a casual dinner.
- It's too dressy! - [ Laughter ]
I need to go bathroom.
You couldn't wear pants?
No, no, pants-- I can't...
- [ Laughter ] - What about this thing?
No, no, I don't have the right shoes for it.
I hate the way the horizontal lines make me look too hippy,
a-a-a-and it cuts me across the bust.
[ Laughter ]
I think we're getting into a weird area here.
This is smart. What about this, seriously?
Well, you look like you should be ringing a school bell.
This may seem silly to you, but it's our first date.
I just want to look pretty for her.
[ Mid-tempo music playing ]
Do you like it?
Very interesting.
He dresses up like a woman.
In Soviet Union, this would never happen.
Would never happen here, either.
[ Toilet flushes ]
[ Knock on door ]
Paige: Henry! Dinner!
Be there in a minute.
Where's Henry?
He's coming.
You'll never guess who came by the office today.
- Pastor Tim? - Mm-hmm.
He asked me if it was okay for him
to arrange the mission trip with you guys this year.
I figured you'd want the extra business.
And are you expecting commission?
Ha ha.
Where are they going?
Kenya-- they're gonna build a school.
Who's building a school?
- [ Telephone ringing ] - I'll get it.
Paige's church.
Why are they building a school?
This is Mrs. Jennings.
Because they need schools in Kenya.
It's for you.
Philip: Hello?
[ Sighs ] Thank you.
Yes. Yeah, I'll be there as soon as I can.
[ Sighs ]
Barb never filed the agency sales report with the ATC.
- I'll save you some dinner. - Great. Thank you.
- [ Keys jingle ] - Good night, guys.
[ Indistinct shouting ]
[ Adam Ant's "Stand And Deliver" plays in distance ]
[ Laughter ]
[ Music, laughter continue ]
[ Slurring ] You came!
I'm just glad I was in town tonight.
Me too!
Whoa, whoa, whoa!
[ Grunts ]
[ Man speaking Russian ]
What do you mean?
If the people here want me to get them results,
they need to give me what I ask for.
- What do you want? - Photographs.
Simple photographs.
I'm sure they're trying.
These operations-- they're complicated.
For a photograph,
they have to find a way to get an agent in place.
This could take months-- even years.
Where did you learn English?
And in America.
[ Slurring ] Who does that?
Who tells their friend to meet them at a party
and just doesn't show up?
It's okay, Kimmy.
You know, I think you're the only one
who really cares about me.
[ Water running ]
I'm sure that's not true.
[ Water stops ]
It is. Mm.
[ Chuckles ]
It's pathetic.
Well, unlike your friends, you're very real, Kimmy,
and that is not pathetic.
[ Sighs ]
I have to go to the bathroom.
[ Sighs ]
[ Latch clicks ]
Hey. That was Kimberly.
She was drunk, so I took her home and put her to bed.
I switched out the recorder, and you got to listen to this.
[ Recorder clicks ]
I think ISI is sending someone important
to meet the CIA.
Man #1: What happened to the Hilton?
Man #2: It didn't get approved.
Are you kidding me?
It's more than two rooms.
For more than two rooms,
you need the Deputy Director's approval.
For God's sake.
They're gonna stay at the Clayton in Crystal City.
These guys won't know the difference.
They're used to sleeping in caves.
Man #3: ISI confirmed their travel, right?
They're getting in the 18th?
That's the important thing.
We need these meetings to happen.
It'll happen. It'll happen.
Army isn't trying to screw it up?
They won't know about it until the day before.
We have to invite them, though.
They've been trying to stop this for two years.
Trying to stop what?
The army isn't on the ground in Afghanistan,
so it's basically not their war.
Well, if this works, we're not gonna need them.
- [ Recorder clicks ] - Let's get it in.
I've, uh, got some sleep, so I-I'll go do it.
I can't sleep anyway.
I have to tell them how to signal Yousaf.
Go back to bed.
[ Door opens ]
[ Copier beeping, whirring ]
Islamabad signaled Yousaf last night-- no reply.
Do you think he's ducking them?
I don't know.
They have anybody else who might know
who the ISI is sending here to meet with CIA?
They didn't say.
Well, if we don't know who we're going after...
I know.
I went by the hotel in Crystal City. It looks--
There's Paige.
- Hi, honey. - Hi. - Hey.
What are you doing here?
I was just in the city with some friends,
so I thought I'd stop by and say hi.
That's nice. We wish you'd do it more often.
Well, I know you're busy, whatever.
What, you think we're busy just 'cause we work all the time?
Sit down.
I haven't been here since you painted.
It looks nice.
This hasn't changed.
You know what's still here?
All your Legos in the bottom drawer.
[ Chuckles softly ] That's okay.
You know what?
We were headed home in about an hour,
so if you help out with a stack of ticket requisition forms,
we'll all get home a little sooner.
Trying to turn me into a travel agent?
[ Laughs ]
[ Door knocker rapping ]
[ Dog barking in distance ]
[ Video game beeping ]
Hey, Henry.
Hi, Mr. Beeman.
Whatcha got there?
Football game.
[ Beeping ]
That's not football. That's dots.
The flashing one's the ball.
You want to play football, you got to try Strat-O-Matic.
You don't know Strat-O-Matic?
It's the best game ever.
- Well, is it electronic? - No. It's a board game.
I used to play with Matthew all the time. It's awesome.
You got real players, real stats, real plays.
You feel like a coach.
[ Beeping ]
It's with cards.
Do you still have it?
Uh, yeah, I think so.
Can we play?
Uh, well, not now, but sometime, yeah.
I'll bring it over.
What's this?
Wait-- the movie?
Yeah. Did you see it?
No, but I heard it was amazing!
We confiscate a lot of pirated videos.
- [ Door opens ] - We have a whole library.
Philip: Hey, Henry, we're home!
Wow. Thanks.
Hey, Stan.
What are you doing here?
Dinner would be my guess.
No, no, but, uh, if you're offering...
Sorry, we have to turn right around and go woo a client.
Hey, dad, Mr. Beeman brought me this awesome sci-fi movie.
And he has this really cool football game he's gonna bring.
Wow. You're like Santa claus.
Ho, ho, ho.
I'm heating up last night's lasagna
if you want to stay and eat with the kids.
Uh, no, actually, I have a lot of stuff to do at home.
What about tomorrow?
Okay. Sure.
[ Soft piano music playing ]
The shift is about to change.
It might be a woman.
I'm gonna get a paper.
[ Grunts ]
[ Music continues ]
[ Bell dings ]
[ Bell dings ]
[ Telephone rings ]
They changed over. It's not a woman.
We-- we could come back tomorrow morning.
There's no time.
I'm gonna go check in.
[ Heels clacking ]
[ Clock ticking ]
[ Spoon clatters ]
[ Knock on door ]
Right there!
Henry Jennings.
What's up?
Um, the movie was awesome. Thanks.
Oh. Good.
Uh, you want to play that football game?
Yeah. Come on in.
Just gimme a sec. It's in the basement.
Yeah. It's kind of crazy in here.
I, uh, I have to look at everything we have and...
say what I want.
You know that we're getting divorced, right?
Yeah, I guess.
Yeah, Mrs. Beeman will come over later,
and she'll say what she wants.
It's really weird.
Well, you know, my dad left for a while, but he came back.
Yeah, I don't think that's gonna happen.
Are... you gonna move out?
I don't know, Henry.
I don't want to.
I mean, what am I gonna do in a big house like this by myself?
Well, doesn't Matthew still live here?
I don't know.
I... I don't know.
I'm gonna get the game.
- Yeah. - Okay.
[ Knock on door ]
Come in!
Sorry to bother you.
I just-- I thought you should see this.
Of course. What's the problem exactly?
I am so sorry.
This is really embarrassing.
You know, it-it's not that I'm trying to embarrass you.
I just-- I'm in business, too,
and if it happened on my watch, I'd want to know.
No, thank you for bringing it to my attention.
This is... unacceptable.
I'll make sure that, uh,
housekeeping comes up immediately.
Thank you.
And, uh, we'll comp your room for tonight.
This is not up to the hotel's standards-- or mine.
You know, I travel a lot.
I stay at a lot of different places,
and very few people have such a good attitude.
Have you been doing this a long time?
I, uh...
I got my degree in hotel management at Michigan State.
I've been here ever since.
Well, you're doing a great job.
And don't worry about comping the room.
My company's paying anyway.
Then, uh...
how about dinner instead?
The restaurant downstairs has a great steak.
Mmm, that sounds lovely, but I'm exhausted
and have to prepare for a meeting in the morning.
I-I, uh... [Chuckles nervously]
I only meant that, um...
that I could get you a meal.
For free, like a-- like a voucher.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Sighs ]
Can I get that from you next time I'm in town?
This is my direct line.
Have a good evening, Miss Lefler.
[ Sighs ]
The Rezidentura in Islamabad got a message from Yousaf.
He won't talk to them.
- Oh, damn. - It's all right.
He said he'd get here within 24 hours
to meet you in person.
All right, but that's a little close.
Whoever's coming is getting here on the 18th.
It's not up to us.
It's not up to us.
I want you to know that The Centre arranged for your son
to get an early release from his assignment in Afghanistan.
I didn't ask you to do that.
Elizabeth did. He turned it down.
We can make him go home.
Do you want us to?
[ Sighs ]
All right.
[ Knock on door ]
All right, I'm halfway there at the hotel.
Yousaf's coming here.
[ Sighs ]
Only has eyes for you.
24 hours-- we'll know our next steps.
[ Keys jingle ]
[ Sighs ]
Elizabeth: What are you still doing up?
I need to talk to you.
Are you okay?
Honey, what's wrong?
Do you love me?
Of course we love you.
More than anything.
Then tell me the truth.
Stop. Don't do that. I'm right here.
Just please look at me.
I'm not stupid. I know there's something going on.
You're out in the middle of the night.
The phone rings, and you're gone.
We have no family here-- no aunts, no uncles, no cousins,
- no nothing! - Paige--
This isn't normal.
I've felt it for a long time now,
and I thought it was me.
I thought I was crazy.
But it's not me. It's you.
And I talked to Pastor Tim, and he agrees.
I need to know the truth.
I don't care what it is,
but if you love me, if you really love me,
then just please tell me.
What, are-- are you in the Witness Protection program?
Did you kill somebody?
Are you guys drug dealers, like your friend Gregory?
Am I adopted? Are we aliens?
You're just gonna keep lying to me.
[ Chair scraping ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Sniffles ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Clears throat ]
[ Philip and Elizabeth sigh ]
your father and I...
[ Sighs ]
We were born in a different country.
The Soviet Union.
We came here before you were born.
I don't understand. [ Sniffles ]
We're here to help our people.
Most of what you hear about the Soviet Union isn't true.
Everything that we've told you about being activists,
about wanting to make the world a better place--
So... you're--
We work for our country...
getting information.
Information that they...
couldn't get in other ways.
We serve our country.
But we also serve the cause of peace around the world.
We fight for people who can't fight for themselves.
we've wanted to tell you this for such a long time.
But you didn't!
No, you're right.
We didn't.
We know how much this hurts, and we know it's upsetting.
Don't. I'm going upstairs.
Knowing this...
comes with a lot of responsibility.
Paige, you can't tell anyone.
N-not-- not now, not-- not ever.
Not Pastor Tim and not Henry.
No matter how much you trust someone
or think that you trust them...
you can't tell them.
This may seem obvious,
but you're taking so much in tonight,
so just in case you're not thinking quite clearly enough,
we're gonna have to say this.
If you do tell anyone...
we will...
we will go to jail-- for good.
[ Dial tone ]
You okay?
[ Gulps ]
I don't know.
[ Sighs ]
Do you hate me?
I remember when you thought...
them finding out would kill them.
But things change, Philip.
They changed.
I know.
I know.
[ Pulsating tone ]
[ Birds chirping ]
[ Elizabeth clears throat ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Knock on door ]
You sleep at all?
I want to stay home today.
Of course.
Why don't I...
or if you want dad...
We could stay home with you, either of us, or...
You know, whatever you want.
We understand. That's fine.
So, he comes in, and he's singing, like...
♪ I hope I get to move into your neighborhood ♪
♪ but the problem is, when I move in ♪
♪ y'all move out ♪
So, then he sits down
and takes off his shoes like Mr. Rogers, and he goes...
[ As Eddie Murphy ] "Hello, boys and girls.
We're all alone again today. You know why?
My wife walked out on me.
Isn't that nice?
I'm so glad the bitch is gone."
Um, Paige isn't feeling well, so she's gonna stay home today.
Okay. Well, let's go, Henry.
We don't want to miss your bus.
"Oh, look!
An eviction notice!
Brought by Mr. Landlord.
Can you say 'Scum bucket'?"
[ Normal voice ] Bye.
[ Knock on door ]
Hey, honey.
We, um...
we brought you some breakfast.
Are you sure you don't want anyone to stay with you today?
Give us a call at the office if you need anything, okay?
Paige: Speak Russian.
[ Speaking Russian ]
She said, "We love you very much."
I need to be alone.
I don't feel good about leaving right now.
Well, we know that pressure in this situation
is counterproductive.
I know that we're not gonna watch her all the time, but today--
If we insist on staying, s-she's just gonna get angry.
[ Sighs ]
She's already angry.
[ Sighs heavily ]
There's no way around this.
[ Sighs ]
We go to work. We hold our breath.
She won't do anything stupid.
She won't.
[ Garage door whirring ]
[ Engine turns over ]
[ Whirring stops ]
[ Inhales shakily ]
[ Dialing ]
Paige: Hi, Sophie.
It's Paige Jennings.
Can I talk to Pastor Tim, please?
I, um...
I-I talked to them last night.
I, um [Sniffles] told them how I felt...
Like you said.
They didn't get mad.
But they were...
They didn't think I was crazy or anything.
I think that...
I think that they're...
[ Sighs ]
I, um...
I just... [Sighs]
I just wanted you to know that it happened.
No, thanks. Uh, not right now.
But I'll see you Sunday.
[ Receiver clicks ]
I've been through it.
The good news is that there's life after.
Just have to live long enough.
[ Chuckles ]
What caused the rupture?
A lot of things.
You weren't compromised?
There was no other woman, no.
Things just, uh...
fell apart.
An apple with a worm in it.
Is there anyone you think might have placed the bug
in Agent Gaad's pen?
Plenty of people had the opportunity,
but I don't know who--
Agent Beeman.
Were you thinking of someone?
Hey, Dennis, have you seen Martha?
Uh, she left early-- some family thing.
- Oh, you're not, huh?! - No, I'm not!
How are you gonna stop me from sending you there?!
Huh, huh, Chuck?!
How are you gonna stop me?
What are you gonna do?
[ Door closes ]
What's the matter? You got no answer?
- Hi. - Hi.
Because there's nothing you can do or say.
I'm in the driver's seat, and you know it.
We'll see about that.
School's out. You're finished.
You forged a legal document.
The bank knows everything.
All I have to do now is prosecute,
and that, dear husband, happens to be the first thing
on my agenda in the morning.
You're making the biggest mistake of your life.
You keep saying that, Scott.
Your threats don't scare me.
- Well, they should scare you! - Why?!
[ Knock on door ]
[ Video game beeping ]
- [ Door knocker raps ] Philip: - Got it.
- Hey. - Hey.
Hey, still all right if I eat with you guys tonight?
- Of course. - It's a little crappy over at my place.
The more, the merrier.
Oh, thanks.
How's work, Stan?
Oh, you know, today was one of those days
I wish I were on vacation.
Philip: - I hear ya. - [ Chuckles ]
Paige, you okay?
She, uh, she takes everything in a little differently
since being baptized-- a lot more observant.
I-isn't that right, honey?
[ Knives scraping ]
[ Chuckles softly ]
[ Knives scraping ]
Elizabeth: Henry, put that damn thing down.
It's time for dinner.
[ Indistinct conversation echoing ]