The Americans Quotes
Philip: Colonel ... I can't even remember his name. When they first asked me. They said it would be a hard life. They didn't want me to think it would be some big adventure. I said I wasn't afraid of that.
Elizabeth: Who knows what would have happened here? I might have worked at a factory. Managed a factory. You might've. Mmm. Maybe we would have met ... on a bus. They'll be OK.
Philip: They'll remember us ... when... They're not kids anymore. We raised them.
Philip: It feels strange.
Elizabeth: [in Russian] We'll get used to it.
I don't know how to say this, but I think there's a chance Renee might be one of us. But I'm not sure.Philip
Paige: You have to take care of Henry.
Philip: He loves you, Stan. Tell him the truth.
Elizabeth: It's our own bosses. They were going to fake my reports, make it seem like Gorbachev was trading away secrets at the summit. The people I trusted all this time. Now. [shakes head]
Stan: Do you know Oleg Burov?
Philip: Who is that?
Stan: Don't bullshit me Philip. We arrested him today pickin' up a dead drop. He said the message was about people in the KGB trying to get rid of Gorbachev. He told me that message had to get back to Russia.
Elizabeth: That message has to get back home.
Stan: I could care less who runs your country.
Philip: Stan, these people, if they're not stopped? That's our whole country. That's our whole future. That's the world and whether we get to live in peace or not depends on that. We have to tell them what happened here because if that dead drop didn't go through, we're the only ones who could stop this now. I don't know why you should trust me. You should hate me. You... you should probably shoot me, but we're getting in that car and we're driving away. I wish you'd stayed with me at est. You might know what to do here.
Paige: He doesn't know anything.
Stan: All this time, I would have done anything for you, Philip. for all of you.
Philip: I know.
Stan: Dennadi and Sofia. That was you.
Philip: Who is that. We don't know anything about them.
Stan: Fuck you! I saw it on your face when told you about them. Do you know how many people have been killed her in Washington by Soviet agents in the last year? Five years? Ten?
Paige: I'm sorry.
Elizabeth: We don't kill people. Jesus.
Philip: We wouldn't.
Elizabeth: He doesn't even do this kind of work anymore. He quit! He's a travel agent now, that's all!
Philip: We had a job to do. We had a job to do.
Stan: You were my best friend.
Philip: You were mine, too. I never wanted to lie to you. Stan, what else could I do? You moved in next to me. I was terrified and then we ended up as friends.
Stan: Friends. You made my life a joke.
Philip: You were my only friend in my whole shitty life. In all these years, my life was the joke, not yours.
Elizabeth: This is hard for all of us. We all love Henry.
Paige: Do you?
Philip: You know we do.
Elizabeth: I killed a KGB Officer, left her to die in the street.
Philip: What were you supposed to do?
Philip: Henry should stay. He's been doing so well there. His future is here.
Elizabeth: Leave him? Is that what you mean?
Philip: It's the best thing for him.
Elizabeth: To be alone? Away for us? That would not be the best thing for him.
Philip: He belongs here.
Elizabeth: He belongs with us!
Philip: We're doing it for him.
Elizabeth: Philip. They would tear him to pieces.
Philip: He doesn't know anything. This is where he grew up. It's awful but...
Elizabeth: [chokes back a sob]
Stan: Is there anything I should know about the Jennings, as an FBI agent? Anything about them that concerns you?
Father Tim: Well, I'm not sure what you're looking for, but I've always been impressed with them. Paige is a very dedicated and thoughtful young woman. Always so helpful with the church. Philip and Elizabeth weren't members of the church, but I know they love Paige.
Stan: So nothing else.
Father Tim: Not really?
Aderholt: You OK?
Aderholt: What's goin' on?
Stan: I know this sounds crazy, but I can't get this out of my head. You know Philip and Elizabeth? When I first met them, you know I was working on the Debenschmidt thing. Philip and Elizabeth drove the same make and model of car that was seen near where he was kidnapped. Different license but, I know. It's stupid, right? I know. I forgot about it after that. But the way she rushed out at Thanksgiving and he left the next day right when everything was going down in Chicago? They left their kid here alone. Who does that? Over Thanksgiving?
And you? What's left for you now? Your house? Your American kids? Philip?Claudia