Super early post - sorry
S6 – E2 Tchaikovsky
Directed by Matthew Rhys
Written by Joel Fields and Joseph Weisberg
I was hoping to get more 'likes'
While I still enjoyed the episode, I thought there was a bunch of dead time within it. Unless they're going somewhere with Phillip working in a legit travel agency, do we really need to spend time with him and Stavos or having Henry call him so they can discuss what happened with the client? If it's the writer's way of showing us that maybe Phillip isn't entirely satisfied with being "out" and this is what starts to draw him back in, then maybe but I kind of see Phillip turning into Cutty from The Wire and how "the game ain't in me no more". Although, I'm sure Phillip is going to get somewhat involved in trying to stop, or at least learn what Elizabeth is actually up to. So, Phillip isn't totally out.
As for Elizabeth and Paige, tonight's episode just verified to me that this Paige becoming an agent/spy is just nonsense. That type of life is not for Paige. She has too much of a kind heart to do the things that Elizabeth does or has done. If Elizabeth really wanted to Paige involved, then she would have told her the truth right away about using sex as leverage and that sometimes you do have to kill someone. I just don't see any of this ending well for Paige and really don't like the direction of the character.
Also, maybe someone can remind me, what was the deal with Stan and that Russian couple? What information are they getting out of the guy? I kind of remember Stan helping out the wife (think they said her name was Sophia or Sofia) last season in an effort to leverage her somehow but don't recall the details. Instead of what Stan was doing today, I was really hoping that we'd see more from him and going to see Oleg. But I guess that will happen later.
Lastly, we were suppose to know that Elizabeth knew that guy from the State Department or is that something that happened off screen between seasons? Guessing it's the latter. Funny how with hindsight they're talking about Reagan becoming "senile" when it actually was Alzheimer's.