(1) I have officially reached the point where I think everyone is a spy. Tori has to be a plant.
(2) There is no way Beeman is trying to orchestrate Nina's release. Why would he, let alone Oleg, believe that the U.S. would give up a spy with specific knowledge of the Soviet Union's strategies (the defector) in exchange for some chick who sells stereo equipment? It's just a flimsy attempt on Beeman's part to get info on the defector.
(3) That flashback to Phillip's training was the best part of the show. It finally gave us a glimpse into how the Soviets made the Jennings into what they are.
over three years ago
By the way, when you were talking about the amount of paperwork being an impediment to adoption, I first thought you meant Phillip would have to fill out a bunch of forms for the KGB, and that the administrative overhead would be so unduly burdensome that he would do anything in his power to avoid it. But yeah, I guess the adoption agency needs forms filled out too.