sistermagpie September 17, 2019 Share September 17, 2019 14 hours ago, Umbelina said: Philip and his children could have had a great life, and Philip would have found someone else, even though he doesn't believe it, and thinks this is true love. And yet when I imagine Oleg seeking out a Philip who had left Elizabeth and was living a happy life with someone else more like Martha--or better yet, like Sandra Beeman--and was living a perfectly happy life with her and the kids in some kind of retirement in the US and Oleg giving him the same pitch as he gave him in S6, I think he'd do the same thing he did here, even if it destroyed that life. That's why they set up the last season as two independent spy missions hidden from each other, with Philip knowing he's potentially against Elizabeth. 24 minutes ago, Roseanna said: I believe that every person has a right to act according to her own conscience. Of course, she must accept the consequences of her actions. Just as an aside, I don't feel like Stan does let them go because he really thinks it's the right thing to do. At least, not for the world or any higher reason. It feels to me more like he just couldn't face turning on these people because they (especially a couple of them) were so important to him and he'd long ago considered them one of his "sheep" as a sheepdog. That's why all the things he does to catch them are kind of half-assed, like he's hoping to be proved wrong. Even when he tells Aderholdt his suspicions, I think that's the best he can do is hand the problem to someone else, still without really pulling the trigger by doing something like looking up their ss#s for death records. When he shows up alone it's because he needs to know, not because he's actually ready to stop them. He tries to go through the motions by pulling his gun, but Philip's the only one who's really ready to see it through. Stan was bluffing--and he was telling the truth when he said he didn't care who was the leader in the USSR. His only opinion about that, imo, was how he could imagine Philip being a good guy. 3 Link to comment
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