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Paige's snooping leads Philip and Elizabeth to make a choice that could shift the balance of their lives forever. Stan and Aderholt's recruitment of Sofia suddenly bears fruit.

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Dennis Aderholt
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Oleg Burov
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Henry Jennings (credit only)
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Paige Jennings
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Stan Beeman
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Evgheniya Morozov
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Paige's snooping leads Philip and Elizabeth to make a choice that could shift the balance of their lives forever. Stan and Aderholt's recruitment of Sofia suddenly bears fruit.

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This is the first time Elizabeth and Phillip speak Russian ever on the show. See more »

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Written by Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, David J, and Peter Murphy
Performed by Bauhaus
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet
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best episode so far of a good season
6 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

do not be misled by the low rating and "yawn" of the other review posted up to now. in fact i am reviewing the episode partly because of that review. i fail to understand how anyone who has seen the previous 4 seasons, and other episodes of this season, can find this episode and season boring.

this specific episode has at least two directly contrasted, beautifully crafted and acted, scenes, with great emotional impact, that would, in addition, make any intelligent person think about lots of things, both in and out of the series.

this TV show is great precisely because of its willingness to develop and explore complex characterizations and motivations. it also explores values that guide people and societies. nobody is perfect or simple. there are multiple motives for actions within each character. different characters may engage in same or similar actions, due to very different or similar motives, even though they may or may not have much in common. from the first, series took its time to do all that, instead of rushing things.

show demands a lot from viewers. it explains some things, hints at others, and for others it lets viewers completely on their own. it is willing to let viewers feel uncomfortable and uneasy. it certainly won't give easy solutions, or in some cases any solution at all.

there was and are some enjoyable action sequences, though less after the first two seasons. but anyone sticking with the series would know by now that action sequences are only a secondary pleasure here.

in reply to other review, i would say paige was there from the first, and her far from perfect, whining self, is part of the fabric of this series, and she is more integral to its unique tone,than any of the rather interchangeable spying missions.


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