After the break, Philip and Elizabeth make it to their car and escape the hotel area. Now being a perfect time for some relationship talk, Philip tells her they can get past this rough patch. Elizabeth seems pretty well resolved, though. "We didn't take a vow to be unhappy," she says. Come now. You're Russian. "Unhappy" is your birthright.
Stan and Nina meet again at the Tenement of Love. She asks him about what he did before counterintelligence, and he's vague about the bank robbers and such that he was after. His past is going to resurface in a major way -- either this season or next -- and it's going to be pretty big. Anyway, Nina gets into something of a philosophical tangent about FBI officers -- cops at heart -- versus spies and how the mentality is different. As a cop, Stan may want to put Arkady and the rest of the Rezidentura in jail. Spies, Nina says, want to leave everybody right where they are and bleed them until they've gotten every bit of information they can out of them. In other words, "I know it's not in your interest to let me go while there's still blood in me." She tells him about her meeting with Arkady, how she was certain that it was the end of the line for her, but instead she was promoted. She reports directly to Arkady now and she thinks she'll be able to get a look at the Directorate S files from her new position. Stan is impressed that she'd stick her neck out that far without even being asked. She tells him that she knows how it is -- Stan's boss won't let her go until he feels like he's gotten enough. So now it's on her to get him enough.
Elsewhere, at that safe house that the German was spying on, it's time for a shift change. Two new FBI agents roll up (one of them the patron of hookers with the walkie talkie that is now a bomb) and tag out their brethren. One of the departing agents is lagging behind, though, and while his partner waits impatiently by the car, he watches as the entire house explodes. Even in death, that German is good.
Back at the FBI, the mood is dark. Morose. Special Agent John-Boy gets off the phone and addresses his people. Sounds like all three agents inside are dad, and also presumably the scientist. Agent John-Boy promises that "they're going to pay" for this. Chris angrily asks what happens now -- "We've got tanks and guns, when are we gonna use them?" Agent John-Boy says that's the point: "Nobody wants to use them." We see Chris clench and un-clench his fist (RUBY RING!) in impotent anger as Agent John-Boy promises that this aggression, man, you know, will not stand.