Philip's gonna take all that bottled-up frustration of his and go for a RUN. You run it out! He runs all the way into a flashback to Moscow, 1962. A weird-haired Philip (apparently becoming an American curled his hair up nice) stares sadly at a photo of his sweetheart before tearing it up. The KGB will accept no sweethearts! He's brought by Colonel Zhukov into his office to meet Elizabeth. The Colonel leaves them to get acquainted, with the instructions that they are to only speak of their ginned-up American backstories, not their true lives. This way, the only version of each other they will know will be the Americans Philip and Elizabeth. So the colonel leaves and Philip awkwardly offers his betrothed some tea. It's interesting. It's basically an arranged marriage that they have. But arranged marriages generally grow to become real marriages and real relationships (if Apu and Manjula from The Simpsons have taught us anything). Philip and Elizabeth never did, seemingly through Elizabeth's will. Is this because there's an endgame where they finish their work and return to Russia and become their old selves again? I wonder if Elizabeth is holding onto that.
Episode Report CardJoe R: B- | 398 USERS: B+
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