(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.
three and a half 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.