Originally Posted by LadyCroft
Loved last nights show. Showed to what lengths they are willing to go to get the job done. And the ending scene was great.
The tension between Phillip and Elizabeth is tremendous. The arranged marriage hanging by a thread, with Phillip ready to cross over to the red, white, and blue, and Elizabeth ready to give her life for the Motherland.
As someone that grew up during that era, and worrying about if World War III was coming at any moment, we had seen the Soviets as the Evil Empire and Reagan was willing to stand up and challenge the Soviets rather than live and let live. It is fascinating to see the show from the other point of view, how the Soviets saw us, especially at the time that Reagan began to turn up the heat.
The show strikes me as a Cold War version of the Sopranos. Although, in this case, I see Elizabeth as Tony Soprano and Phillip is more like Carmela.