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I admit the reveal was done clumsily, but Jarod's reaction to finding out his parents had been lying to him his whole life was believable, I think. The reality he's always known had been destroyed, and even if he accepted it had been done for a noble cause (which is doubtful since he had been raised with American ideals), he couldn't help feeling betrayed and angry with his parents. And then, with an entirely new belief structure thrust upon him by his handler its no wonder he had a complete mental breakdown that led to the horror of his actions. I thought when Phillip looked at Page at the end you could see in his eyes he was fearful she might react in the same way if she found out the truth. Both Jarod and Page are at the vulnerable age when they need something to believe in, a cause they can commit their soul to. Page found religion, Jarod had the Soviet view forced on him. Both gave themselves full heartedly to their new beliefs.
What is really interesting is the subtle change in the way the show is dealing with the two sides in this battle. With his life in shambles, and desperately in love with Nina, Stan still could not betray his country and kept his honor even if he lost everything else. Even Larrek can be seen as noble, sacrificing his career and life to revenge those he called his brothers. While on the other side we are shown how the Soviet leaders see their operatives as pawns in the grand scheme, treating them as mere cogs in the machine without any thought of the human consequences of what they expect them to do. Family, honor, even basic humanity, are all expected to be sacrificed for the cause. Elizabeth, always the more idealistic one, thinks Page will embrace the Soviet way much like she committed herself to Christianity. Phillip has his doubts because he has begun to see americans as human as himself and not merely the enemy. Its a conflict not only between them but also within themselves.
The show started by showing both sides as basically the same, with flaws and virtues among those who served their counties. It took pains not to classify one side as good or the other bad. It has maintained that basic humanity of both the Soviet and Americans involved, but now has begun to show the basic differences in their belief systems. They aren't offering any conclusions on which is better, but its becoming increasingly clear which side is more in touch with basic humanity. Its a complex and fearless way to portray the Cold War, and makes The Americans one of the greatest shows ever on tv. IMO, anyways.
"There is no truth. There's just what you believe."