The Americans (2013–2018): Season 4, Episode 10 - Munchkins - full transcript

When Paige's long-ago indiscretion threatens to resurface and destroy the family, Philip and Elizabeth find themselves scrambling - and Paige finds herself reevaluating who her parents really are.

Previously on "The Americans"...

Listen, I have to thank you again

for another fantastic deal.

Those rates were even
better than the ones for Kenya.

Honestly, we should be thanking you.

You and the church have
been great for business.

They asked me to come
up and see the Director.

Well, that could be anything.

I'm pretty sure

they're not calling me
up for a commendation, Stan.

What happened to your old boss?

He retired. He's going on
a long trip to Thailand.

The most virulent pathogens are
on Biocontainment Level 4.

I don't have access to Level 4.

We're working on getting
you the access code.

I didn't find anything.

- Hello.
- Hi, Don.

You should plan dinner for the kids

because I'll be home late.

We don't have to go through with it.

We've been over this.

I'm not saying because of me.

I'm saying because of you.

You don't want to do it to her.

I'm sorry. I'm... I'm sorry.

Don is at the top of the hill,

and I'm down at the
bottom, the kids are on the sled,

and the snow was like frozen, thick ice.

And I think, "It's okay.

Even if they come too
fast, I can stop them."

Well, Don let them go,

and they are starting
to rush down the hill.

Whoosh! So fast.

They are coming at me so
fast. They're like a bullet.

And all of sudden, I realize,

"If I jump on them, I will kill them."

So, what did you do?

So, I jump out of the way.

And lucky there was no cars coming.

But Don, oh!

He said a funny, funny thing.

You remember it?


Oh, sure you do.


I have to do some work.

Well, he said,

"Well, at least we know you
have the good reflexes."


That's right.

Flavors the noodles.

Was your mom a good cook?

She made a soup I liked.

You told me your dad
died when you were six.

He's on his Walkman.

What did he do? For work?

I come from a city called
Tobolsk in Siberia.

It's surrounded by
forest, and he was a logger.

Did you like it there?

I don't know.

We didn't think that way.

There were things there that I liked.

But my dad worked very hard.

And when he came home, he was...


My mom... She was...

She was very tough.

That's what Mom says about her mom.

Well, that's the way you had to be.

After the war, people didn't have much.

It wasn't about what you liked.

It was about hard work and
protecting your family.

I had a job after school

at this thing we called a cooperative.

We made rakes.

One week, the guy who
ran the place, he got greedy,

and he tried to pay me
half of what he owed me.

My mom went over there.

And then he paid me all of it.

37 points.

She's a librarian. Mid-40s.

You wouldn't even notice
her if she sat on your lap.

How'd you find her?

I saw "The Militant"
hanging out of her bag

when I was checking out my book.

She and the older man, plus Hans,

gives us enough of a team to
move forward with William.

- Tea?
- Yeah.

- Elizabeth?
- No, thanks.

And is William ready?

He's been monitoring the
shift changes at the lab.

He thinks he'll be
ready at best in a few days.

At worst, a few weeks.

How close are you to getting the codes?


How close?

Let's talk through this for a second.

Maybe she's not ready to do this.

It's okay.


Maybe days.

Last time, we did
nearly start an epidemic.

Oh, you think I forgot?

It's supposed to be 10 times worse.

The best deterrent is strength.

Even their president says that.

Okay, so 6:30, then.

I'm glad it worked out.

I'll see you then.


Agent Aderholt.

Check your margins, please.

Welcome to Munchkinland.

If I knew it would be like this,

I would have retired with Gaad.

Hey, you got plans tomorrow night?

Not really.

You want to grab a drink?

- Okay.
- Great.

There will be three of us.

You, me, and Martha's dad.

Oh, come on, Stan.

It's a favor.

He's in town. I said I'd grab a drink.

Come on.

There's a word for
what you just did, Stan.


- Where are you going?
- I have a test.

Without clearing your plate?

I'm behind.

That's what you get
for being better at school.

When you're done with the dishes,
mop the floor, Paige.

Ha ha.

Probably Stan.

Uh, tell him there's no leftovers.

Henry, if that plate is
not clear by morning,

you're eating off of it for breakfast!

Good! More flavor!

Alice. What a surprise.

Can I come in?

Yeah, of... of course.

Is everything okay?

Tim is missing in Ethiopia.

- What?!
- Oh, my God.

He and Allen Woods decided to
go to another village on their own.

And they never came back.

Do they know where the village is?

Near the Eritrean border.

If you have anything to do with this...

- What?
- Alice.

I don't want to hear your stories!

Alice, what are you talking about?

Tim wants to believe
the best in everyone,

but I know what you do,

and I know that you have
people all over the world.

Would you please lower your voice?

- Henry is...
- No. I don't care!

Alice, this is crazy.

- Is it?
- Yes.

Ethiopia's a... a dangerous country.

Everybody knows that. Anything
could have happened.

Well, I called the embassy for help,

and they told me to call
the State Department,

and they told me that Ethiopia

is a client state of the U.S.S.R.

And there are Soviet troops everywhere.

- You cannot think that we...
- I don't want to hear it!

I know how the world works.

I made a tape.

I gave it to a lawyer.

It's addressed to the
Justice Department.

It says exactly who you are.

- Alice, please.
- I'm sorry, Paige.

I know that you have nothing
to do with this,

but there's nothing else that I can do.

If Tim doesn't come home or
if anything happens to me,

that tape goes to the
Justice Department.

That's all I want to say.

Alice. Alice!






































His door was closed. He heard yelling,

but he couldn't
understand what we were saying.

I told him that Pastor Tim is
missing and Alice is upset.

Well, it's awful.

I feel awful for her.

Well, of course. With the baby coming...



Nothing. I-I just...

I mean...

Is there any way...?

- Paige.
- Let her finish.

"Is there any way" what?

I don't know.

Say what you want to say.

Alice is scared, and
it's understandable.

But it doesn't make
sense, what she's saying.

"Is there any way" what?

I don't know, okay? I just...

I mean, I don't know what kind of people

the Russians have in Africa.

I-I just...

I wonder, okay? I don't know.

We don't want this.

This is a disaster for us.

For you?

- No, I meant if you think...
- Look...

This is pretty good for
you, actually. That's the thing.

He goes to Africa all the time.

But now, all of a sudden,

when you're so worried that
he knows your secret,

he disappears?

Paige, that's crazy.

What? Do you think we
kidnap people and what?

- That we kill them?
- I don't know. I-I mean,

in a Russian-controlled military
country, he disappears?

That doesn't sound that crazy to me.

Well, it's not true.

But how am I supposed to know?

I mean, even if it were, that's
what you'd say, right?

You'd have to.

I mean, she comes in here and...

I don't know. How would I know?

- Tell me. How would I know?
- Paige, listen to us.

We couldn't have made this
happen even if we wanted to.


Paige. Wait!

Is there any way?


Not without telling us.

I just can't believe it.

After we bent over
backwards not to do it...

So she wouldn't hate us.

And does she really think

we'd be so stupid that we'd leave Alice?

Unless they have something planned.

Stop. You're worse than she is.

I'm sure we have a lot
of people in Ethiopia.

We'll have Gabriel see what they can do.

If he's alive.

At least it's something to offer Alice.

Now I'm thinking we may have to run.

I thought I could live like this.

Yes, I'll hold.


They found the Jeep,
but no one was in it.

Is Alice here?

She's in with Mrs. Woods
and Assistant Pastor Dale.

I... I'll just come back after school.


I promise I'll call if
we hear anything. Okay.

Oh, God.


Do you want to sit?

Oh, it doesn't make a difference.

Alice, I just want to say

I love you and Pastor Tim so much.

I know, sweetheart.

You've done so much for me.

I'm just so scared.

You remember that flood in
Kansas in the early '50s?

I think so.

Martha was in the first grade.

She raised $50 to send to the families.

That's the kind of person Martha is.

I just...

I find it hard to understand.

You haven't heard anything yet?

Uh, typically we
don't in cases like this.

But the KGB?

Isn't that jumping to conclusions?

I mean, he could be any kind of con man.

People disappear for
all sorts of reasons.

She could be drugged or... or kidnapped.

Based on the evidence, we're...

You're acting like she's the criminal.

She's not.

It's this Clark or
whatever his real name is.

Martha is the most honest, loyal,
kind person in the world.

Mr. Hanson, that's just the thing.

It's often that understanding,
decent person

who's susceptible to these
kinds of manipulations.

Yeah, but not Martha.

She's too smart for that.

And if you'd find her, you'd see.

You guys have to do
everything in your power to get her back.

You'll see I'm right.

Just promise me this.

Promise me you won't give up.

It's an ongoing investigation.

I assure you, no one's giving up.

I checked the tape. It's mostly nothing.

He's in Ethiopia.

Then Alice calls about where he is,

but there's nothing to a lawyer.

Do you think that bothers the neighbors?

- Does it bother you?
- Yes.

He could break the garage door.

It's just a tennis ball.

Couldn't he break the garage door?


Did you see Alice today?


We prayed.

Paige, we talked with some
of the people we work with.

We have colleagues in Ethiopia.

And they're gonna talk to them

and see if they can help find him.

Who knows what happened,

but if there's any chance,

you should let her know that
we're doing everything we can.


What if she sends the tape?

We might have to leave.

You and Dad?

All of us.



Are you serious?

We're not there yet.

Are you serious?!

- Paige.
- Paige.

Henry, too?

We couldn't leave him behind.

- If we can keep Alice calm...
- No, no, no, no. Stop.

- No, it's true. If we can...
- St-Stop! Stop!

Paige, you need to calm down.

No, I don't! I don't
need to do anything!

Are you serious? Do you hear yourselves?

Listen. If you would just
listen to what we're saying.

- I don't want to listen!
- If we can keep...

Everything you say is crazy!

Go back to Russia?

I've never been to Russia.

What, are we gonna speak Russian?

What are you gonna do there?

You can't be Russian spies in Russia!

Then where are we
gonna go? What country?

Who are you gonna lie to?

Who are you gonna make disappear?


We have nothing to do with this.

I'm going.

Okay, sweetheart.

It's on the northwest corner.

I know.

If I'm not there, I'll
be in the shops next door.

I'll see you in half an hour.


Don't buy me anything.


What's the matter? You forget some...

Frank Gaad.

Sorry to bother you, Mr. Gaad.

We're not here to hurt you.

We have a proposal for you.

Get out of my room.


You should listen to us.

And if I don't want to listen to you?

I think you'll be making a mistake.






What'd I miss?

An owl.

You saw it?

I'm not sure, but it made an owl sound.

Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!

And then it flew off.


You've got the best pot, James.

You're like a...

I don't know. Like a...

Pot connoisseur?

Yes! Yes.

How are things with, um...

What's his name?

His name's Pete.


Like you don't know.


Things are okay.

What's wrong?

Nothing. It's okay.

"Okay" means "not okay."

He's... young.


I mean, he's my age, but he's...

- Young.
- Yeah.

Plenty more fish in the sea.

Like you would know.

Mm. High school is
pretty much fished out.

You want to know something?


It's a secret.

Dad doesn't work at
the State Department.

He took another job?


He never worked there.

He works for the CIA.

Do you believe that?

I don't... I don't...

I don't know. How do you know?

He told me.


Yeah. It's like...

Everything in my
life makes sense suddenly.

His travel, the way
he is around the house.

Like, not here when he's here.

Have you told anyone?


Tell Pete?

Are you kidding?


I don't think you should've told me.

- Why?
- Because it's a secret,

and telling it breaks
your father's trust.

It could bring you and
your dad closer together,

but only if you keep it.



Is Henry here?

Uh, no.

Oh. Um...

I guess he went to Doug's.

All right, well, thanks.

Wait. Um...

Do you want to hang out?

My dad's working this weekend.

I'm just here, so...

Uh... sure.

But just for a little. I
have to stop by my church.

Uh, can I get you a soda or something?

Actually, do you have coffee?

Sure, big shot. Yeah.

So, you guys aren't
big on interior decorating.

What? Are you crazy? That's
all we talk about.

Do you think it's cool
that he's an FBI agent?

Or weird?

Uh, for me, he, like, never
really talked about it,

so it was weird.

But, uh, now that I'm around more,

he's chatty about everything, so...

Well, that's good.

Yeah, I think he's trying to show me

he's, uh, glad I'm here or something.

Yesterday he told me he
went out with this guy

who was the dad of the
secretary in his office who was a spy.

W-What do you mean?

His secretary was... was a spy?

No, not his secretary.

He's just investigating it.


Yeah. Uh, she just disappeared.

And the father's really broken up.

You know, it's intense, you know?

So, uh, tell me about church.

Oh, it's, um, it's
the Reed Street Church.

Do you go somewhere?

No. Uh, we're not really religious.

My parents aren't, either.

I got involved 'cause
of the youth group.

It's really cool.

But there's this...

this horrible thing happening now.

Our pastor is missing.


He's on a famine
relief trip to Ethiopia,

and he just disappeared.

Oh, my God.

Yeah, it's really bad.

I'm pretty close with him and his wife,

so I've been... I've
been checking on her every day.

Uh, do you want sugar or anything?

Oh, no, just the... just
the caffeine is great.

I haven't really been sleeping much.

Actually, I-I should get to the church.

Uh, what?

I just... I still have my permit,

so I have to ask my parents for a ride.

No, I-I can drive you.


Yeah, I have my mom's car.

Are you sure?

Yes. I'll just go get the
keys. I'll be right back.

There's Paige.

- Be right back.
- Okay.

Paige, you won't believe it.

They're okay.


They ran out of gas.

They tried to walk, and they
got lost. But they're fine.

Oh, my God. Tha...

That's great. Th-That's really great.

God is good.

Oh, um...

This is my friend
Matthew. Matthew, this is Zach.

- Hey, Matthew.
- Hey.

Uh, Matthew actually plays guitar, too.

- Really?
- Yeah, well, a little bit.

Um, I just... I have to
go check on the pastor's wife.

- I'll be right back, okay?
- Yeah, of course.

Maybe you can tell
him about youth choir.




Come on. Come back.

Would you excuse us for a moment?

Thank you.

You never saw me cry before.

Now it's all I do.

It's okay.

I'm so relieved.

Me, too. I feel
like I can breathe again.

When's he coming back?


Oh, thank God.

I know. I know. It's a miracle.

This baby must be thinking,
"What is going on out there?"

Paige, honey.

I've never been scared like that before.

I mean... I'm married to a minister.

Yeah. Yeah, I know.

Please tell your parents I'm sorry.

It's... It's okay.

They understand.

Are you hungry?

Everybody brought food.

There's so much, I don't
know what to do with it.

This is a message for Patty.

Patty. It's Young-Hee.

What we talked
about, it's getting worse.

His behavior...


I don't know, but something is wrong.

I don't know what.

I'm sorry.

Please just call.

I really want to talk.

He got lost. They ran out of gas.

Where? What happened?

They were trying to find their
way back the whole time,

and then they just showed up.

He and Allen Woods were
walking for days.

- Thank God.
- Yeah.

I know.

Alice feels really
bad about what she said.

And I feel really bad
about what I said, too.

It was just... It was so weird.

Listen, Paige.

The hardest thing we do in our jobs

is trust.

We never know for sure

if other people are
telling us the truth.

But the one thing Dad and I have

is we tell each other the truth.

And now that we told you about us,

you're part of that.

We can't always tell you every
detail about our job.

But we will tell you what we can.

And we won't lie to you.

I don't think we should ask
Alice for the tape right now.

You don't?

I was going to, but...

She didn't bring it up,

and it felt weird

with us just finding
out about Pastor Tim.

I didn't want her to think that...


I just felt it would be better to wait.

I think that sounds smart.

Yeah. Great.

When are you gonna tell Henry?

I mean, you are gonna tell
him at some point, right?

A lot of that depends on Henry.





Thank you.





Look, Stan, I just heard some news.

There's gonna be an announcement,

and I don't know any details, but...

Gaad is dead.

The D.A.G. was down.

I overheard him telling Wolfe.

Like, a-a heart attack?

I don't know.

On his trip?

I-I just don't know anything.

All hands on deck.

Wolfe's got an announcement to make.

We did have
people looking for him.


Sometimes the best move in this business

is having a little bit of luck.

This guy's wandering
around, no idea where he is.

Trying to feed people,
though, I'll give him that.

A good Christian.

Are you ready to move to get the codes?

Yeah, I think so.

You think so?

Yes. I am.

What's the problem?


There's no problem.

You know, it's
possible for people like us

who give everything to
our country and the world

to forget ourselves.

You sound like
Philip after an EST meeting.

What are they like? The family?

They're close.

And loud.


You'd like them.

Well, you like them.

I suppose I do.

It's okay.

What if we couldn't get in this way?

You've already done the hard part.


The next part is the hard part.

After that, they'll never recover.


Your feelings matter.

No, they don't.

Or they shouldn't.

They can sometimes.

Let's ask.

How about this?

Before we take the last step,

I'll ask them to look
for another way in.

There's no harm in asking.

We don't know everything they know.

Do you want me to ask?