Back in the present, Elizabeth shows up at Philip's motel room to say thanks. She brought beer! Clearly she's taking steps towards, if not all-out reconciliation than at least a kind of thaw. A détente, I suppose. But Philip still seems angry (which: time to once again remind everybody that Philip was the one who came up with the separation idea in the first place). I don't know if he's being deliberately obtuse just to hurt Elizabeth or if he's actually that dense, but while Elizabeth is verbally working up to asking him to move back in, Philip's talking about taking her to see "it." His new apartment, that is. Elizabeth is clearly wounded that he's moving on -- or, at least, appears to be -- and so she just climbs back up in her shell, guaranteeing us another's episode's worth of angst.
Elizabeth then goes straight from the motel room to Claudia's car, where they have another fantastically tense meeting that boils down to this: Elizabeth has figured out that Claudia told her the name of the CIA agent so that Elizabeth would defy orders and try to kill him. Claudia smiles and says that Elizabeth's predictability is comforting. Except Elizabeth says she let him go, which isn't the news Claudia wanted. Elizabeth just doesn't understand the motivation here, but Claudia tells her that she and Zhukov were involved. She loved him. "We were a good match," she says. Elizabeth doesn't believe her. She thinks Claudia devised all this to undermine Elizabeth's standing with the KGB, which seems more like paranoia than the actual truth, but who knows? Claudia tries once again to get Elizabeth to realize that she's on her side. Even if she has to be "tough" in order to get her and Philip to be the best officers they're trained to be. Elizabeth won't buy it. "You've only ever wanted to hurt us," she says, sounding more than a little like a wounded child. Especially when she starts being all, "Why, because we're better at this than you ever were? Because I beat your face in?" This scene is playing like we're supposed to find Elizabeth's diatribe here empowering, but I just see a woman unraveling into a girl. "This isn't gonna go well for you, old lady," Elizabeth sneers, then heads out into the snowy night. Doesn't look like it's going well for anybody right about now.
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