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Old 03-05-14, 07:06 AM
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The Americans - "Cardinal" - 3/5/14



Episode 2 / Production #202 - "Cardinal" (Airs March 5, 10:00 pm e/p) - As Philip investigates the fallout from the last operation, Elizabeth sticks close to home, concerned for her family until she gets a mysterious distress signal. Meanwhile, a walk-in arrives at the Rezidentura - providing both Nina and Stan with unique opportunities. Written by Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg; directed by Daniel Sackheim.
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This was really good episode. I'm not sure what is going on with the construction/repair men across that Elizabeth is so worried about. They may have something to do with the dead family from last week we'll see. Still not sure I trust the guy that Phillip handed the info to last week. He seemed legit but something about him seems a little suspicious. Could just be that actor always plays creepy parts.

I hope Nina isn't outsmarting herself by giving Stan just enough and then not doing as instructed by the embassy. At least it seems that way to me.
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Yeah I liked this too. Lots of cool stuff including Philip investigating the fallout from last week and his confrontation with Fred. when Phil got electrocuted.

Oleg is coming on pretty strong to Nina. Curious to see what that is all about and where it's heading.

Elizabeth's side mission to help that other spy was also fun.
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I think the construction crew was just that, fixing a pothole or whatever. Elizabeth is paranoid at every little thing now, so she kept focusing on it.
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Re: The Americans - "Cardinal" - 3/5/14

Why was the episode called Cardinal?
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Re: The Americans - "Cardinal" - 3/5/14

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I think the construction crew was just that, fixing a pothole or whatever. Elizabeth is paranoid at every little thing now, so she kept focusing on it.
That was my thought as well.
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Why was the episode called Cardinal?
I wondered that too. A cardinal rule perhaps, like never involve the kids (combined with the synonym for the color Red)?

I liked the episode as well. Was pretty worried for Phillip for a minute after the electrocution.

Who was Paige trying to call on that postcard? Were we supposed to know?
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Re: The Americans - "Cardinal" - 3/5/14

I think they mentioned Operation Cardinal, or something like that, at the embassy.

Great episode, and yeah Elizabeth is paranoid.
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Nice wink to the audience with the Le Carre books in Fred's apartment.
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Oleg is coming on pretty strong to Nina. Curious to see what that is all about and where it's heading.
I get the feeling that Oleg is going to come on too strong to Nina and Nina will use Stan to eliminate Oleg somehow, all the while without informing her USSR bosses.
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Re: The Americans - "Cardinal" - 3/5/14

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I wondered that too. A cardinal rule perhaps, like never involve the kids (combined with the synonym for the color Red)?

I liked the episode as well. Was pretty worried for Phillip for a minute after the electrocution.

Who was Paige trying to call on that postcard? Were we supposed to know?
I think she was trying to contact where Elizabeth was staying with her "aunt" in PA or NY. That plot doesn't do anything me and I wish they'd drop her snooping.

I also did not I'll know why this episode was call the cardinal.

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