Holy fuck, how is there STILL more show? Elizabeth arrives at the Russian embassy to meet with now-General Zhukov. He's pretty upset with the Jenningses and how they bungled this mission. So is Command Central, which is why they sent him. Zhukov then goes on to hold a Congressional filibuster about how Reagan is a "madman" who has ramped up brinksmanship in Washington and de-Colded this Cold War. So needless to say, it is imperative that the Jenningses accomplish their mission. Speaking of which, he says Elizabeth previously expressed reservations about Philip before. They can't afford a weak link in the chain. Does she still think he is? Elizabeth immediately covers for her husband, saying that one's her bad. She misinterpreted. Zhukov's like, "Well would you cut it out, then? I won't always be around to protect you the next time you start dropping hints that your partner is defection material." He talks about how there are certain folks high up in the Kremlin who are starting to get a little hardcore, and he may not be able to keep them at bay forever. Elizabeth promises she won't let him down. It's interesting the way the show is attempting to have its cake and eat it too, pitching Elizabeth and Philip as protagonists and yet the hardline Soviets are being set up as bad guys to our bad guys. Before he leaves, Zhukov puts a hand on Elizabeth's shoulder and sighs that she was just a child when she signed up for this. .
At the FBI, Agent Bartholomew is going over where they are in the case to the task force: thus far, they're still trying to confirm whether the deceased at Arlington Methodist was a Directorate S officer killed while abducting Timoshev or else just an unfortunate drifter. He's interrupted by the Assistant Attorney General, who brings word that Reagan is none too happy to learn that the KGB can just conduct business inside the States like this. He's signed an executive order giving the Feds the authority to use extreme measures. "Ladies and gentlemen," he says, "we are going to war." He proceeds to deliver a pep talk about how the work will be hard, but they have truth and justice on their side or something.