The Americans (2013–2018): Season 5, Episode 13 - The Soviet Division - full transcript

Phillip and Elizabeth race against the clock as a life hangs in the balance, while Stan faces an uncertain future.

Previously on "The Americans"...

I was at Kimmy's a few days ago.

And on the tape,

a group of Mujahideen died
of a hemorrhagic fever.

The Centre did harvest and weaponize

the Lassa virus you
recovered from William.

Not one sound.


I can't just get
this order from them

and do whatever they say.

We've been talking
about whether it's time

for us to end our tour here.

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

start putting things in place.




I say this place no good for Pasha.

Tonight... he's going
to slit his wrists.

They find him, they find the note,

they'll take him back.

Even if he dies, Evgheniya
will leave Alexei

and go back to the Soviet Union.



Cool it.

I'm going around back.
Break in if I have to.

You can't. He'll see us.

They're here.

Hey. You are here.

Yeah. Hi. We, um... We
were just out for a walk.

Oh, good.

- You here to see us?
- Yeah.

- Come.
- Okay. Come on in.

- Great.
- We have something to eat.

Pashenka! Your friend is here.

I'll go up.

Brad, beer?

No kvass tonight.

Yeah, yeah. Beer sounds great.

Dee? Beer, wine?

- I'll take a beer.
- Great.

- I'll get it.
- Help! Everybody, help!

Mom, Dad! Come here!

He's bleeding...

- Pasha.
- Pasha. Pashenka...

Get his arms up.

I'm calling 9-1-1.

Hold this. Tight.

- Yes.
- Tight.


- Hold it. Hold this. Tight.
- Yes. Yes.

You hold it. Hold. Please.


It's bad, can you get here any faster?

I'll tell them.

They're on their way.

They want to know if
he's still breathing.


And you're putting
pressure on the wounds?


They have pressure on the wounds.


How soon will you be here?

I need an ambulance at location R29.

I've got a teenage boy, suicide attempt.

Okay, we'll get them.

He's breathing.

He's breathing, pulse weak.

Got it.

Stairs. Hold on. Ready?

One, two, three. Lift.

Okay, we're taking him to Holy Cross.

We should have him there in ten minutes.

He's okay? Promise?

He's stable. You can come with us,

but we can only take one of you.


Ready? One, two, three.


Take the bag.

Watch the wheels.

Grab a set of vitals.

Open up the I.V. wide.

Approximately 16-year-old
male, unconscious.

Attempted suicide.

Bilateral wrist lacerations.

- ETA 10 minutes.
- Copy.

They're taking him to Holy Cross.

I'm gonna meet the family there.


Do you want me to drive you?

No. I... I want car.

Anything we can do. Anything you need.

Yeah. Thank you.

I need to... get things for hospital.

Of course.

I'm gonna follow them.
I'll see you there.

Yes. Thank you.

Who is that guy?

Well, because we defect.

Government... give us protection.


A note from Pasha.

He say he love us.

Not want to make
this so bad for us.

Life here.

He say he sorry. But he
cannot live in America.

I can't find my little cooker.


You guys need a hand?

Oh, thanks, but I
think we've got it covered.

Pipe burst in Renee's
building last night.

My apartment's like a swimming pool.

Yeah, the whole place is flooded.

They got to rip out the floor,

dry out the subfloor...

That's gonna take time.

Yeah, they said about a month.

Maybe two if I'm lucky.

See ya.


She's moving in.


A pipe burst in her apartment.


Temporary, supposedly.

Stan looks thrilled.

Well... we'll see
in a couple of months.

What do you think would happen...

if they had kids...

and she is one of us?

Paige thinks
she has it bad.

I went to meet Alexei

at the Quarry House Tavern.

I took two and a half hours

checking it out first.

- Nobody there.
- Good.

Pasha's doing much better.

They're letting him out of the
hospital in a couple of weeks.


Evgheniya is going to
take him back home.


Too scared.

Didn't we send someone to say

that it won't be a problem?

Couldn't get him over it.


Think about him here, alone.

His wife and son back home without him.

I mean, I'm... I'm not even
sure I like the guy, but...

Tuan almost killed that kid.

If Pasha would have died...

I mean, Tuan's tough,

but he's just a kid.

Like we were.

I wish we could take him with us.


No. I mean, I know.

I just...

He could use that.

They'd never let him go. Hmm.

I was just thinking...

I know.

Up until that time,

had you ever met with Sofia Kovalenko?


Are you acquainted with members

of any Soviet security agency?


Did a member of a Soviet security agency

help you prepare for this test?


There appears to be a problem

with your answer to this question.

What problem? I am telling truth.

There's a problem.

Is there anything you could tell us

to help clear things up?

Maybe you see there's
something because...

it making me nervous
because you are saying

that there's problem, but, uh...

I'm saying truth.

Let's continue.

Please answer simply "yes" or "no."

Apart from Sofia Kovalenko
and the people in this room,

are you aware of anyone who
knows you've met with agents

of the Federal Bureau of Investigation?


Apart from Sofia Kovalenko
and the people in this room,

are you aware of anyone who knows

that you're meeting with us today?


Excuse us a moment.

Flying colors.



No sign of any deception.

Our guys have been
around the neighborhood

five different times in
the last week and a half.

The CIA car has been in its usual spot,

but less frequent.

So it looks like we're okay.

Whatever that guy saw in
me, we think he let it go.

- That's a relief.
- Mm-hmm.

I think we'll all be
happy when this is done.

Where are we?

Evgheniya's taking Pasha back to Moscow.

All right.

You did it.

- When?
- Soon.


The doctors said that
he needed counseling.

And they want to put him on lithium.

Evgheniya and Alexei won't let them.

Alexei's too scared to go back.

Claudia, this family
could stay together.

It's going to work better
for her to be there

without a husband, given why
the Centre wants her back.

No matter what Alexei
did, Pasha's still a kid.

The mother didn't even want to go.

He needs his father.

We've already told her
they can come home.

But nobody's going to roll
out a red carpet for him.

We almost killed their son.

And now we're sending her
back to be blackmailed.

Do we have to tear this
family apart, too?

I can ask,

but it won't change anything.

Where are you with your big decision?

We're getting there.

If we're leaving,

we have to figure out Paige and Henry.

Maybe we plan a trip, family trip.


Tell them right before crossing over.

The later the better.

I think we could tell Paige before.

She can handle it,

maybe even help with
Henry once we're there.

It'll be good.

All of us together without
all this shit on our backs.


That's it then.

We're going.

Report from the
President's ranch in Santa Barbara.

It was during a microphone check

for President Reagan's
weekly radio address.

Here's what he said.

My fellow Americans,

I'm pleased to tell you today

that I've signed legislation

that will outlaw Russia forever.

We begin bombing in five minutes.

We have now
learned that the President's joke

could have led to war
with the Soviet Union.

U.S. intelligence is reporting
that Soviet armed forces

were put on wartime alert shortly after

the President's comments
were made public.

Allied forces in turn raised
their readiness status.

The State Department
insisted that the Soviets

were, "Blowing the
incident out of proportion

for propaganda purposes."

But in the Soviet Union...





















- Hi.
- Hi.

How are you?

We can come back if this is a bad time.

No. No. Come.

Uh... house messy.

Sorry. I...

Pasha upstairs.


- Hey.
- Hey.

How you feeling?

Okay. I guess.

Doctor say I almost die.

Me and my mother go
back to Soviet Union.

Your dad's not coming?


He check on me in middle of night.

Pretend I sleep

but I hear him.

There was so much blood.

You looked...

I'm sorry, man.

It was a stupid idea.

It work.

Pasha say he no hurt himself no more.

He just want to go back to Soviet Union,

but... I not know.

How can I know what he do now?

At hospital, they ask me what happen?

Over and over, what happen?

I say, I not know,

so they give me papers
to read on suicide.

And depression.

This sign. That sign.

I not see how bad Pasha be.

My fault.

All this. My fault.

No. It wasn't your fault.

You can't blame yourself.

That's what they say at hospital.

Pasha tell me all time he hate it here.

And I not listen.

I not listen him.

I... I never think

that life will be this bad.

I hope he doesn't do
this in Soviet Union.

Because doctors there are not as good.

They put him in hospital
and they finished.

Listen... I-I know it's not my place,

but... your family needs you.

Is there not some way...

couldn't you f-figure out
a way to go back, too?

No. It's...

It's not possible.

It's not. Not after the way I leave.

To Communists, I am bad guy. Not them.

If I go back, they throw me in
jail to die like my father.

I no go back there.


Listen, Tuan,

we're going to be sending
our report soon.

We're going to say great
things about you.

If you want, we can say

that you might be better suited

to other kinds of work
back in your homeland.

Why would you say that?

I don't know, I thought
you might want to...

they might let you do something else.

If you want.

It wouldn't make you look bad.

Your people would listen to us. I think.

You could have a different life.

Please don't do that.

You should know I already sent
my report on the operation.

I don't want you to be surprised.

In my self-criticism,

I acknowledged the mistake I made

in contacting my previous
family in Seattle.

Tuan, that wasn't why we were...

It's alright.

My organization will forgive me.

I said that you both did
a lot of great things

during our work together.

But I had to point out
there were certain lapses

regarding your cover arrangements,

which I told you about
during the operation.

Yes, you did.

I also put in my report

that I believe the
success of the mission

was risked at the very end,

because your commitment
to achieving our goal

was overridden by certain
petty bourgeois concerns.

We were afraid Pasha would die, Tuan.

But he didn't.

I told you he wouldn't.

Let me talk to him for a few minutes.

You can think whatever you want

about the way Philip and I work,

or how we handle our cover.

We were running multiple operations

during our time here,
not just one like you.

I'm sorry, but what I
said was the truth.

The people back home who
aren't in the field...

sometimes they get what we do
and sometimes they don't...

but when you're in the field,

you have to make
split-second decisions...

you don't always have the luxury

of thinking things through every time.

I know that.

You should also know
the Centre trusts us

and knows we do our job extremely well.

So whatever you put in your report

isn't a problem for us, Tuan.

Actually, I think it's
important to be honest

about mistakes,

but acknowledging them

doesn't always keep them
from happening again.

And since we're being honest here,

I think there's something
you should know.

You're not gonna make it.

What do you mean?

It's too hard.

The work we do.

To do it alone.

Not for me.

You will fail.

Something will happen...

you'll get caught.

Or you'll die.

One day it will all come crashing down.

You need someone, Tuan. A partner.

To do this with, to get through it with.

A woman?

Make them send you someone.

Dad! Dad! I got in!

To St. Edwards. And I
got the scholarship.

Chris got in too. She's already
buying clothes and stuff.


I'm... I'm sorry

because I know we said you could go,

but... this isn't gonna work out.


Well... What... You...

What are you talking about?

You already said that I could go.

- I'm going.
- It's not that simple.

Yes. Yes, it... it is. It's
actually really simple.

I'm in. I got accepted. I'm going.

- You and Mom already said
- You're not going!

You're not going. That's it.

This family stays together.

Buenos Aires sounds so exciting.

Well, it's certainly
going to be an adventure.

Any news on your
replacement, Pastor Tim?

We're still searching,

but we have some very
interesting possibilities.

Not too interesting, I hope.

Oh, definitely not.

Farewell tour?

It's a never-ending saga.

Except there's an end.


So, uh, rumor has it

there's a surprise party in the works

for me and Alice.

My lips are sealed.


You don't have any inside information

you could share with me?


You don't have any information

or you just won't tell me?


Mm. Don't stop.



Pace yourself, Jim.
Linda can go all day.

Kevin can rub his dog's belly all day,

but ask him to rub your feet.



Oh, yeah, like really?!


Hey, how can I find a
boyfriend like Jim?

Jim's not my boyfriend.

Mm. Sad.

You got magic hands, Jimbo.

Don't stop.

So, you got a girlfriend, Jim?


Hmm. You available?

Uh. No. Actually, um,

I might be moving to Japan.



I love Japan.

You don't know
shit about Japan, Linda.

You just love chicken teriyaki.

What for?

I think I'm getting a job out there.


I'm dying to go to Japan.

Jesus, Linda.

What? I'm serious.

I want to be a...

a geisha girl.

Do you even know what a geisha girl is?

Yeah. They're Japanese.

Are you really moving to Japan?

Looks like.

When were you gonna tell me?


It's so far away.


It's stupid.

I just...

I don't know what I'm
gonna do without you.

Oh, Kimmy.

Kimmy, you're gonna be fine.

You're gonna be more than fine.

I've seen you grow and change

in amazing ways.

You have a good group of friends,

you have a great relationship
with your father now...

you're going to have a great life.


Well, either way,
I'll need it by Tuesday.

You mean this Tuesday?

What? You have big weekend plans?

Oh, yeah, got a round of golf

with the father-in-law.

Nice, should be fun.

What's his handicap?

Whatever it is, it's better than mine.

Don't worry. I'll get
that in by Tuesday.

Uh, good.

Oh, also don't forget the, uh,
committee meeting on Monday.

2:00 pm, can't be late.

- Yeah. I'll be there.
- Can I interrupt?

Yes, please.

What happened with you and Henry?

He said you told him he
couldn't go to boarding school.


He said you yelled at him.

I don't know.

We'll all be dealing with
other things soon enough...

You almost finished here?

Uh, I've got another twenty
hours to go through.

Cover. Move.

- Yeah.
- Mm-hmm.

Or move. Cover.

Good. Yes.

Good. Now remember...

Remember this pressure point.


Cover. Move.

Move. Cover.



Good. You got it.

Most people are gonna
be bigger than you,

so the point is to overload their brain.

One move will not be enough.

- Okay.
- Let's go again.


Was there 2 years, ex-Navy.

Left with honors.

Don't know how I put
up with the weather...

Hot humid summers, freezing winters.

Only went there a couple times.

I couldn't take it.

At least they had a good season.

That kid at
quarterback could throw it a mile.

And nobody could run on'em.

You know, a couple guys
on that line went pro.

Is that right?

Yep. He transferred
out after the season.

Uh, is he still at Wisconsin?


Anyway, they want you. The job is yours.

No shit.

Everybody in
the division likes you.

You have the support of Chief
and, believe it or not,

Deputy Chief, S.E.

You do a great job on the task force.

Wow. How soon?

Three weeks.

Chief, S.E. is retiring in six,

he wants you there three weeks with him

before he hands over the reins.

It's the Soviet Division,

everything gets done right.

I've been thinking.

About Pastor Tim.

I'm glad how it worked out.

It's a good job for him. He deserves it.

- Yeah?
- Yeah, he's a good person.

Alice, I don't know, but...

I'm better because of him.

Not church-better, but better-better.

That's probably true.

He made you think about things

that kids don't think about here.

Probably helped prepare you for...
whatever comes.

I'm not interested in the
church-y stuff anymore,

but I still want to do the food pantry.

Yeah. That stuff is...

That stuff is really good.

- Okay.
- All right.


You okay?

You okay?

Yeah. Mm-hmm.


You ready for the garlic yet?

I have no idea.


- Yeah?
- Yeah.

- Spread it around a little?
- Yep.


All right.




So, I'm thinking of leaving my job.

Not the FBI.
The department I'm working in.

Because of the thing
with your boss's boss?

Yeah. Kinda.


That thing that my boss
wanted me to work on,

'cause it was gonna keep
me on the job longer?

It turns out that's going
to go on for a while.

That's good, right?

That you get to stay longer?

Yeah, but, no

because I...

Because I don't want to do it anymore.

The kind of work that I'm doing.

You know...

we're talking to someone.

Getting information from them,

and... it is risky for this person.

And I just...

I don't want to be responsible

if something goes sideways.

Would you be responsible, though?

I mean, isn't it that person's
choice to talk to you?

Yes. Technically.

But... sometimes it's
hard for people to say no

to what we offer,

and they don't really know what
it is they're getting into.

It just feels shitty.

I'm tired of feeling shitty.


You're a really good person, Stan.


- I wasn't fishing for...
- I know you weren't.

I just wanted to say it.

Not many people care like you do.

And I know that you've
been feeling stressed,

and part of me is really
happy that you're leaving,


I can't help but think
that your department

needs someone like you

who's not afraid to push back

and stand up when something's wrong.

And if you don't do it,

who will?

What's that?


My self-defense teacher

got a little carried away.


It's okay.

I mean, yes, but it was an accident.

Where is she?

- Upstairs.
- And Henry?

He's at Chris's.

it's not easy.

And I'm sorry...

I'm sorry you didn't get to grow up

with all the regular stuff,

like just a dog

or a boyfriend who lives
across the street.

You should've had that.

Can we go and sit somewhere?

I just took a drive.

The recording I got from Kimmy's...

I was gonna get rid of it.

Just pretend like it never happened.

I still think that... well,
maybe that'd be better.

But... anyway...

Breland got a promotion.

He's now head of the Soviet Division.

Maybe they can find someone
else to get the recordings.

From Kimmy.

It's not just me

having a hard time.

It's you too.

The kids.

We're allowed to have a life.

I can't.

I just can't.

The head of the Soviet Division?

I'm sorry.

It's okay.

This is why we came here.

Maybe you should stop.

You need to keep getting the recordings.

But other than that...

I think you should just stop.

Run the travel agency.

You need me, Elizabeth.

Not for this.

I'm making you stay.

And it just keeps getting worse for you.

I don't want to see you
like this anymore.