The Americans (2013–2018): Season 5, Episode 12 - The World Council of Churches - full transcript

As Philip and Elizabeth grapple with a momentous decision, Tuan takes matters into his own hands in the Morozov operation. Back in Russia, Oleg's investigation collides with the realities of the Soviet system.


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The man you
photographed evgheniya with

is an sis-1 officer.

The centre will probably
want her back in Moscow with him

so they can use the affair
against him.

There's these kids at school.
Real assholes.

If I got in with them...

They could make things
really bad for pasha.

Bad enough that his mother will
want to take him home to Moscow?

When you're walking in the dark
you don't know the answer,

but you have an instinct
for how to move forward.

We're all machines.

I want to
get out of here.

We should just go.

I mean it.

So, who's going
to the pantry with Mary?

I'm going.
I'm going.

I'm going, too.
Yeah? You guys have rides home?


All right, okay.

Thanks again.

You guys did a great job.
See you Thursday.

See ya. Shotgun!

Bye. Thank you.

Hey, how's that
college list coming?

Oh, uhm...I-i know I should be
thinking about it, but...

Oh. You've got a lot on your mind.

I was thinking
about George Washington,

but...I don't know.

Well, I'm sure you'll have
lots of choices.

So, listen, I need
to tell you something.

I have been offered a job

with the world council of
churches in Buenos Aires,

running their
interfaith mission.

Buenos Aires?

The offer just
came out of the blue,

and we're going to take it.

Wow. I...

I know.

We're going to
miss you, Paige.

You and Alice have been...

Really, really good to me.

Meeting you changed
everything for me.

Well, we're going to
keep in touch.

Yeah, of course.

Who's going to...
Um, who'll be the pastor?

I-i just told the board
last night.

There will be
a hiring committee.

It's two months
before I leave.

We love our life here,
the congregation.

But we just started talking
about Claire Louise,

growing up
seeing more of the world,

speaking Spanish...

I was down there after college,
in Ecuador.

Being bilingual
would be great for her.

I know.

I just hope
Claire Louise grows up

to have as big a heart
as you.



So...Pastor Tim
is leaving.

He took a job
in Argentina.

At the world council
of churches.

That's great.


It's good when things
can work out for everyone.

I think it's almost more about
Claire Louise than them.

They want her to see
more of the world.

That's nice. Thinking about
her speaking Spanish.

Yeah. That's...
that's what he said.

did you get him this job?

The Soviet union
has worked hard for peace.

It has a lot of friends

in a lot of organizations
all around the world.


Well, some of them
fight for justice,

which is good enough for us.


You have to wear it
until he's gone.





This is gennadi.

I know it would be better

if I told you he comes
before he comes.

I'm sorry.

But is okay.

I trust him.


We will
get married.

You're getting married...


Yes. I'm, uh...

Gennadi bystrov.

Nice to meet you.


Nice to meet you.

I tell him
all about you.

I was very much

want to meet you.

You are my only
American friends.

And I want
to share

this happiness
with you.

Well, that's...

Very nice.

I see you

because this
happen so fast.

People fall in love...


When we start

to know
each other,

it was hard
to wait.

Well, we're very
happy for you.

Thank you.

One minute.

I have something
for you.

1976 team.

Everybody sign.

This is me.

So, keep it.

It's for you.

That's great. Tha-thank you.


It's not easy
for you that I come.

We just, uh...

Weren't the expecting...
The engagement.

Yeah. Me too.
I'm not yet used to it.

But...It's it's very good.

He want to talk
with you.


Only to say, that I understand
what is going on.

And I am not political.

Your country, my country...

for me, important, you know,

both sides try to understand
and get along.

No war.
I hate war.


So, ilia will be
my son now.

And Sofia
will be my wife.

And my most desire is that
they are happy and and safe

and there is no trouble
for them...


...and you helped people
i really love.

And we are on the same side,
it means.

I just want you to know

that there is nothing
to worry about from me.

I-i come today because
i want you to know that.


All right. Great.

That's it?

Just one question.

Sofia say you pay her

five hundred dollars
every month.

That's right.

She is shy to ask, but...
It's dangerous what she's doing.

Maybe she should get more, yes?

Seven hundred dollars,
at least.

Think about it.

If it makes everything better,

I could be big help for you.

I am a courier, so...

Maybe we can
work together too.

I am sorry
that I'm so businessman.

I just really want good things
for my for my new family.

Pastor Tim took the job
in Argentina.

When does he leave?

Two months.

Paige feels good about it.


We've been talking
about whether it's time

for us to end
our tour here.

I understand.

I've found when officers start
to think seriously about it,

it's usually time.

When you're ready,
I'll have the centre

start putting things
in place.

Thank you.

It takes two or three years
to really adjust.

Longer for the kids,
of course.

But people don't
usually regret coming home.

What about the kids?

They have very
interesting lives.

I don't know
what you're thinking.

But I wouldn't tell Henry
until you're there.


What is this?

Oh, it's for your dryer.

So your clothes don't...
Stick to each other.

Clothes don't stick
to each other.

Well, a little bit.



You see?

Someone hit him.

Oh, Dee,

things are so bad
at school.

He's not telling me,
but I know.

Yesterday, he cry.

Have you talked
to the teachers?

Yes. They say
he need talk to them.

But he no talk to them.

Alexei say
it will get better.

It not get better.

It get worse.

You know, it's so hard
raising boys,

especially when
you're somewhere new.

And they need
their fathers.

But the fathers...Don't
always know what's right.

They think they do,

but sometimes we have to tell
them what our boys need.

I tell him.
I beg him.

I say this place
no good for pasha.

This life no good.

But alexei don't hear.

When Brad gets like that...
i don't cry.

I don't beg.

I tell him
how it's going to be.

And he knows,
if he doesn't listen,

there's gonna be trouble.
Because you know what?

Ninety-nine percent of the time,
he does get his way.

Alexei try to listen,

He...Has to be right.
To come here.

So he don't believe
in anything else.

Say pashenka must learn.

Nothing I can do.

I go see if pasha need...


In here!

This country...

I know.

Some kids kicked
pasha's ass today.

I heard. Did you see him?
With his big black eye?

When this is all over, I gotta
teach that kid how to fight.

If my son came home like that,
I'd do something.

But evgheniya...

Alexei's not going to
take him back home

and evgheniya
can't change his mind.

And it doesn't look like she's
going back without her husband.


We need
to rethink this.

You have kids?


How's that?

It's good.

I mean...

It's hard with this job,

but it's...Good.

We'll figure out pasha.
We can get them there.

It honestly sounded like

the class we had on dangles
at Quantico.

Half the shit he said.

You don't think they've raised
their game in the twenty years

since those scripts
were written?

Maybe, maybe not.

What about her?

If she's a part of this,

she's the best long-game player
I've ever seen.

Honestly, we're
worried about her.

If she's already blown, and
they're using her...My god...

Slow down.
Take a breath.

We don't know anything.
Just like every other operation.

You've done it before.

The plan all along was to
go way outside the rezidentura

and see
if we get something.

Maybe it's working,
maybe it's not.

We'll find out.

A compass.

Wouldn't want you
getting lost again.


It's great.

You've meant a lot
to our family...

It's been quite a road.

Um, before you go...

I'm not leaving
just yet.

I know. Um...

But we wanted to get your advice
on a family thing.

Do you think that...
We could ever take

Paige and Henry



To live.

Is this something
you want to do?

We're thinking about it.

We don't know if

they would ever really
adjust to life there...

but with the situation here,
and everything...

most of which you know

and, really, everything
that goes along with it...

it's not much better

does Henry
know anything?

I think you'll have
trouble either way.

It's hard to imagine all the
problems that two American kids

will have adjusting
to life over there.

But there's a lot about life
here that's not so great...

You can't predict what
a person's life will be.

And you can't deny them the
challenges that will shape them.

Does Paige know you're
thinking about this?

Not yet.

We will
talk to her soon.

We're just...

The temptation is to
put off making hard decisions,

but then that becomes
its own sort of decision.

Paige and Henry
are teenagers.

At this age, the transition

would be a very difficult one
for them...

but in a few years,

it won't be your decision
to make anymore.

I wish I could tell you
what you should do,

but I don't know.

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What's this?

Well, I made you dinner.

You? Made dinner?

Well, we.
Chris helped me. Hi.


So, we have meatloaf.
Pasta salad.

Mashed potatoes and gravy
and asparagus.

You hate asparagus.

but you like it.

Oh. Sorry. We didn't have
a chance to clean up.

I'm I'm gonna clean
everything. Don't worry.

What prompted this?

Well, you saying
i can go to St. Edwards.

If I get in.
You'll get in.

Look. I know this was all kind
of a surprise for you guys.

But you've been really cool
about it, and...

Thank you.

It's a great school.
Henry's gonna love it.

Is the feast ready yet?

It looks delicious.

So, let's eat.
Oh. I can't stay.

My dad's on his way
to pick me up.

We're having dinner at
my grandma's house tonight.


I had nothing
to do with this.

I offered to help.
And he wouldn't let me near it.

It's so great that
you're letting him go.


Everything's fine.

Good night, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings.
I hope you enjoy it.

I'm sure we will.

See you tomorrow.
Yeah. I'll call you later.

Hey. Henry got a ride
to school with Chris.

Is she his girlfriend?

She's definitely something.

I slept through the night

for the first time
in like...Forever.

That's great.

I'm glad
about pastor Tim.

That I won't have to
hang out with them

at the church
all the time and...

That sounds mean.

But I just I keep picturing
him gone, and...It's better.


It's amazing
that you could do that.

Sometimes you want to
be able to do things.

We'd never do anything like that
lightly. Obviously.

Where did our name
come from?


Um, well,
before we got here,

our people
worked it out.

What happens in these cases
is you need a new name

to fit in,
where you're going.

So they look for the name
of someone who died.

They're they're not
using it anymore.

So...That's where
it comes from.

Philip and Elizabeth Jennings
are dead people?

Well, Philip Jennings is.

And Elizabeth korman,
who married him.

Do you know
anything about them?

Who they were?

Uh, when they were born.
Where they're from. Same as us.

So...Do you feel like

those names are your
real names now?



But I miss
my old name, too.

who will they talk to?

At first,
until they speak Russian.

They'll learn fast.
They're smart.

I think Paige would do
really well there...

After she
got used to things.

I mean,
i think she'd like it.



Would they just
go around Moscow

as Paige and Henry Jennings?

Well, they should
take your name.

What about you? in the country.

Just as the railroads
opened up the old west,

air-conditioning made
growth possible in the '20s.

I think it's done.

I told pasha his parents
aren't taking him seriously

because they don't believe
he's really desperate.

So tonight...He's
going to slit his wrists.

What? He's going to
do it at seven o'clock.

His parents are coming home
at seven,

seven-fifteen the latest.

I showed him how to cut his
veins and avoid the artery.

It'll take a long time
to bleed out.

His parents should find him
in plenty of time.

How do you know he won't hit
an artery accidentally?

I showed him exactly
how to do it.

I made sure he understood.


You told me we need to
come up with a new plan.

It just came to me,
when I was with him.

It's gonna work.

I worked with him on the note
that he's leaving.

It says it's all because
he hates his life here

and they forced him to live
in the United States.

They find him,
they find the note,

they'll take him back.

Either way...

Even if he dies,
evgheniya will leave alexei

and go back
to the Soviet union.

If he lives, she'll bring him
back home like he wants.

do you think
it's going to work?

It could.

Pasha could
also end up dead.


Call pasha, tell him not
to go through with it.


If his parents answer,
make sure they look for him,

just in case
he already did it.

What are you talking about?
This is this is gonna work.

I know this family.

We don't have time for this,
make the call.

You're gonna blow
the whole operation.

We can do it
without this.

I didn't realize that pasha
was the priority here.


You said I needed to do
something. I did it.




Car's there,
as soon as you turn.

Go back to the house.

Listen to him.

it's gonna take an hour
at this time.

Wow, look at Stan's yard.

Someone's been busy.

Clearly not in ours.
Maybe Henry can do some work today.


I forget your back is always
bad this time of year.

Only when
there are leaves...

when did you
wash this last?

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