The Americans (2013–2018): Season 4, Episode 2 - Pastor Tim - full transcript

Philip tries with increasing desperation to get rid of a sensitive and dangerous package as family tensions in the Jennings House reach a boiling point when Paige shares a secret of her own.

Previously on "The Americans"...

- We work for our country.
- The Soviet Union.

Paige, if you do tell anyone,

we will go to jail for good.

I just keep picturing
her walking in there

and spitting the whole thing out.

What do you think it's like for Nina,

where she is right now?

Can you imagine what she'd
think if someone told her

the two of us were sitting here,

doing what we're doing,
to try to get her out?

I want to arrange a trip for Elizabeth

to see her mother one last time.

I wish it were possible,

but we both know that it isn't.




There are certain weapons... Biological.

One of us has been getting
samples for many years.

- Who is he?
- William.

No dead drops. Keep it in your custody.


Are you screwing my wife?

God, no. I...

Don't lie to me!

Jesus, stop!

It's fine.

He looked mad.

He was.

What was that all about?

It was, um...

It was about... Sandra.

I've, um, I've... I've been...


Do you remember when I
went to est with him?


I went back... by myself.

I was interested in it.

I ran into Sandra, and
we went out afterwards,

a couple of times.

She really understands all this stuff

and she was helping
explain some of it to me.

Stan found out and
took it the wrong way.

How many times have you gone?


I've done the introductory seminar

and... another one.


I don't know. There's
something about it.

You learn things. You learn
how to deal with things.

Like what?

Life, I guess.

You know, everything.

I mean, I knew...

you were going through something.

When did you say you did all this?


You know, different nights.

Um... when you were in Germany.


The other day, when you
said you felt something,

is that...

The kind of stuff that they teach?

What do you... What do you mean?

That you can feel something
instead of seeing something.

No. No, it doesn't work like that.

How does it work?

It's hard to explain.

Is it something that you'd
ever want me to go to?


20 years of E. Coli and hepatitis.

I never thought we'd get here.

He didn't seem so happy about it.

Happiness is not
exactly his strong suit.

In fact, his disposition
is one of the things

that's kept him from rising
to the top of his laboratory.

God knows he has the brains for it.

That a problem now?

With everything that'll be
coming in at Fort Detrick, yes.

His low clearance limits his access.

There's nastier stuff than this?

Oh, much.

The most virulent pathogens
are on biocontainment level 4.

William is only cleared for level 3.

We'll have to, uh, get the code

so he can get in there after hours.

Elizabeth, here is a list
of everyone in his company.

We have to move this out of
the country very carefully.

I usually take care of it myself,

but this is a military-level operation.

Now, why don't we have you do it

before they tell me to have you do it?

Why don't we have you do it

until they tell you to have me do it?

Come with me.

I have a surprise for you.

It's a computer.

For the kids, from you.

I thought we agreed

the Centre would stay quiet for a while.

It's a life skill these
days for any young person.








We can't do it Thursdays.

Uh, the choir uses that
room for rehearsals.

What about...

Yeah, I'm free next
Wednesday for the fundraiser,

and I already told
her that I can take...

I think they would've. I don't know.

I promised them.

I shouldn't have said anything.

You needed to tell someone, Paige.

Nobody can carry this
sort of thing alone.

She told him.


Did he tell anyone?

Not on the tape.

If we move fast, maybe we're okay.

You want to kill him?

She will run so far from here.

We don't have a choice, Philip.

We could try to work him.

That's insane.

We could leave.

Maybe we should leave.


You want to kill the one person
in the world that she trusts?

It's better than losing us.

The CIA cleared it.

They got the intel
from multiple sources,

so... you can use it.

I know I'm not, uh, in
the loop on Oleg Burov.

I'm not keeping anything from you, sir.


Well, I know it doesn't,
uh, matter what I say,

but based on your reports,

on the occasions you
saw fit to make them,

Burov doesn't strike
me as the kind of guy

who responds to blackmail.

This is better than using those tapes.

Yeah. Much.

I heard you were going to
sit down with gene's parents.

This afternoon.

They have a lawyer.

We didn't kill him.

Oh, that much we know.

He goes to a cabin to write his sermons.


Religious place, retreat.

He'll be there the day after tomorrow.

I can go check it out
tomorrow after I see Gabriel.

Maybe he'll have

some brilliant idea and save the day.

You all right?

What do you want me to say?

We can get this miserable son
of a bitch out of our lives.

Paige will have no reason to suspect

we had anything to do with this.

You ever try and pull her into this job,

and she gets even a
whiff of some of the shit

we really do,

she'll figure out we killed him.

Is that what you're
thinking about right now,

whether or not she's gonna go
to medical school or law school?

I'm... I'm looking for
something good in all of this.

Well, you might get what you wanted.

None of this is what I wanted.







































Do you know which terminal TWA is?

They're terminal 7.

Uh, fourth stop.

Thank you.

Last time,

I think my co-pilot knew
something was going on.

What would have made him think that?

He was just acting strange,

the whole flight.

Is there any reason he would've known?

Anything he could've seen?

I don't know.

Not really.

Look, maybe he just
sensed you were nervous.

Is there any problem
getting it on the plane?

Don't stare. It's okay.

It's nothing. Trust me.

He's just doing his job,
going to the airport.

Look out the window.

You all right?

Oh, he, uh...

He had some bad news,
but, uh, gonna be okay.

Maybe we should go.

It's fine.

It's not fine!

Where are you flying to, sir?

Can I talk to you for a second?

Um, he got a call this
morning from his wife.

Their son had an accident last night

and now he's in a hospital.

And she's mad at him because
she thinks it's his fault.

Yeah. Yeah, I get it.

But when I see a distressed
pilot, I got to talk to them.

Yeah. It's my job.

Of course. Of... of course. Yeah.

I don't mean to intrude
on your personal life,

but you don't look too good.

I'm okay.

So, where are you flying to today?

Airport shuttle.

All terminals. Terminal 1 next.

This is terminal 4,

international departures.

Please take all your belongings
while leaving the bus.

He said the test was successful.

Somewhat successful.

They showed me the results.

The radar signature was reduced,

but it was still there.

- So you made some progress.
- Yes, but that's it.

I'm at the limits of
my understanding here.

It doesn't matter what
they get me, I'm...

I-I can't make any more progress.

Don't tell them that.

It's okay.

I'm not scared,

just a little nervous.

I wasn't going to say anything.

It's not finished.

But I think I may have found a way

to let your son know you're alive.

What are you talking about?

That's all I can say.


I won't let you do anything
that could put you in danger.

It's not up to you.

I needed to do this.

It's not just for you.

What will happen to you?


Probably nothing.

I don't know what to say. I...

In a place like this...

You have been a surprise.

You, too.


They're not gonna make the trade.

There's some other prisoner in Russia

my government wants more than Nina.

I wonder whose life we saved.

I heard about your brother.

I'm so sorry.

So, we are friends now?

How'd it go?

Pretty bad.

The guy I was supposed to hand over to,

I tried to get it back to Gabriel,

but I couldn't reach him.

So it's back in our house?

You can't just leave it.


The cabin has a space heater,
but there's a groundskeeper.

We're both gonna have to be there.

You make up with your boyfriend yet?


Not yet.

How bad did it go?

I've been thinking a lot about, um...

There was this... kid,

back home, after the war,

when everything was still torn up.

He and his friends used to come after me

when I used to go
across town to get milk.

You know, they'd take it from
me and beat the crap out of me.

And one time, I fought back,

but I...

I really fought back.


They... they were bigger
than me, but I had this rock.

I hit them with it.

I hit this one kid in
the head over and over...

And over...

Until, you know...

How old were you?



I've been thinking about him a lot.

This is the kind of thing
that comes up at est.

Is that good?

They help you deal with it,

but you have to think about it.

Pastor Tim?

Pastor Tim?

Pastor Tim?


Feeling safe, are we?

I liked you better as a blonde.

We have surveillance
reports from inside the FBI.

- They seem to be working.
- Oh, that helps.

Everybody's very happy about
the Fort Detrick contract,

and they say everything's
paying off now, all your work.

Is that what they say?

I still haven't been able to, um...

Pass along your package.

It'd be a lot easier
if I could do a drop.

Picture this... Some dog sniffing around

or some little kid noses
into your dead drop.

When has that ever happened?

Let's say this is the one time

the dog or kid opens it up.

Tens of thousands of
people start oozing pus

all over the streets of D.C.

so, it's safe in my house?

What do you want me to say?

There's a reason these things are kept

in Hermetically sealed
biocontainment labs.

Gabriel said something about
getting stuff from level 4.

Do you even know what level 4 is?

One higher than level 3?

I don't have access to level 4.

Yeah, we're working on
getting you the access code.

Anything you can do to not succeed

would be greatly appreciated.

Can we get that thing out of our house?

What happened?

The courier didn't want
it, that's what happened.

And I don't want it in my
house, not with my kids.

We'll take care of it.

Elizabeth, your mother died.

We had someone with
her. She wasn't alone.

And she spoke of you and Paige,

wanted to send a message
that she loved you.

Did she?

What do you mean?

Did she really say that?

Of course she did.


When you do what we do,

it's very easy to lose your bearings.

I don't want that to happen to you.





















Thanks, Stavos.

Just, um, have him call me
as soon as he gets back.

Oh, hang on a second.

No, it's not him.

All right, bye.

What's wrong?

I got word my mother died.


Oh, I'm so glad you got to meet her.

I know. Me too.

We need you to stay
home with Henry tonight.

Your dad and I have some work to do.

You're working tonight?

Have to.

This is excellent.


No, seriously. It's way
better than my mom's.

- Really?
- Mmhmm. Yours is cheesier,

and hers is, like, sometimes
burnt around the edges.

- But this is really great.
- Mm.

What's your secret?

- Well, usually, I'm in a hurry...
- Mmhmm.

So I cook it less time
than it says on the box.

You want me to make you another one?

No. I have to save room for dinner.

Good idea.

You should come over
and see my computer.

Oh, you know, I think
I'm done for the night.

Oh. Well, how about after dinner?

I will.

Not tonight, but, uh, I will.

Soon. Okay?


Can I ask you a question?


Well, it's about this girl at school.

- Oh.
- But it's kind of weird.


Well, like, honestly?

I mean, yeah. What is this?

She's my teacher.

I'm serious.

Well, what do you want me to say, Henry?

Well, I mean, it's not like she's old.

And she's really cute.

Like, how old do you think she is?

I don't know. Probably, like 25, 30.

- And what subject does she teach?
- Science.

- You have a cute science teacher?
- Mmhmm.

- Man, are you blessed.
- Yeah.

What's her number?

- What?
- No, I'm kidding.

No, but... but, like,
seriously, though, right?

Is there any chance
that she would like me?

- Honestly?
- Yeah.



Hey, what's she look like?

Well, she's got, like...

Oh, and today, she was
wearing this dress, right,

with a zipper up the front.

- Holy shit.
- Yeah.

I went to school at the wrong time.

My best-looking teacher
was Miss Graulick.


And she had a mustache.

Shaved it every Tuesday.

Hey, are you wearing cologne?

Yeah. Ralph Lauren.


Yeah, I got a bottle
I bought for Matthew

lying around here somewhere.

It's unopened. He never wore it.

- You want it?
- Sure.

I think it's upstairs. Hold on.



I'm sorry, mom.

What? What's wrong?

I told him.

Pastor Tim. I told him. I'm so sorry.

What did you tell him?

Everything, about you and...

I just... I didn't know what to do.

I'm so sorry. I know
that I shouldn't have,

but I just didn't know what to do.

I'm sorry. This was the one thing...

The one thing that you couldn't do.

I know.

Why? I mean, do you not understand?

Do you not understand what this means?

I do. I just...


Can you just please come home?

Just come home, please.


I talked to Pastor Tim about this and...

If I hear one more time
about Pastor Tim...

You have to understand this, too.

It... it's not normal.
What was I supposed to do?

You were supposed to
put this family first!

That is what you are supposed to do!

This is killing me, mom.

It's killing me, and I can trust him.

We can trust him.

Paige, you have no idea about anything.

I'm not a liar, mom. I told you that.

You have no trouble lying to me.

That's not fair.

You put me in this position.
You did this to me.

Okay. Okay.

We'll figure this out,
okay? We'll figure it out.

What's going on?

She told me.

She admitted it.

What did you say?

I said, "wait till
your father gets home."

Well, that's it.

She'd certainly put it all together now.

My mother died.

We're in trouble.

I know.