So, big ructions on either side - the FBI know about the clock (and good on the maid for coming clean - she has to know the FBI could come down on her like a ton of bricks for that) and the KGB know about Nina. I did love that (unlike discovering the stolen codes) the response of the Feds was not to immediately plug the leak but to instead "feed the mole" (use a known compromised channel to feed false intel to your enemy) - we'll see if the KGB are similarly savvy when it comes to Nina (I suspect they are).
Cardie "Till death do us part." Yeah, Martha, that may be prophetic.
I'm not a fan of Martha, but I can't see any exit for her but her death. I suppose it's possible that "Clark" could fake his death, though they'd have to supply a body to do so (fortunately they were no DNA tests the FBI could run at this time). I still can't get past the fact that it's simply impossible over the long term for Martha to not realise that Clark wears a wig and so she ought to start wondering why he conceals his identity (sure, it could be simple vanity, but given her position she should at least consider if there are other reasons). Though there's plenty of self delusion around:
Bitter Cocoa Absolute highlight - Granny and Elizabeth playing mother and daughter, and mother and sister to Clark. The resemblance was uncanny. Hee.
...which was a true indication of the way people are prepared to believe what they want to believe (and hey, their wigs were the same!)
Boundary Granny said the intel is so valuable that no one could possibly use it as a trap and I think that's exactly the point.
I thought what Granny said was that the prize was so valuable, they simply had to take the risk even if it was a trap. Elizabeth countered that it wouldn't be Granny that was taking the risk, but them (Philizabeth), although she didn't exactly disagree with the sentiment.
Thatguy01 Yes, I think Elizabeth is just hoping that the kids will be grown and able to be on their own if necessary before she has to make her life choices.
…or she thinks by the time the kids are grown, the USA will have undergone the collapse of capitalism. Sure, it didn't happen, but she's a true believer who is convinced that Communism has history on its side and it's the USA that will inevitably collapse.