Originally Posted by Joseph
Great insight. I keep telling my wife that this is as much a soap opera as it is anything, in the sense that the character development of the 2 soviet spies is front and center. The writers don't seem to have as much time for the FBI agent and his wife, but we get the point, anyway. I wonder if they will spend more and more time developing the relationship between the FBI agent and his mole, or if she isn't long for the world. Speaking of which, I think the preview threw us a curve when it showed soviet agent husband being abducted and seemingly discovered ("We know who you are!"). I *think* it's probably the people from the Embassy capturing one of their own, thinking they have found their mole.
I'm not sure where they're going with FBI guy, but he's my favorite character by far. The "been under so long it warped his brain" thing has been around forever, but they seem to be setting up an interesting take on it here.
It's been made clear as of the latest episode that he's changed (at least in his wife's view, but who would know better?) and he's obviously taken with the mole. They could go a number of directions. His attraction to the mole could set him up to realize his mistakes with his wife and drive him to be a better husband for instance, or, he could realize he can't live life except on the edge anymore. That threesome is all about his time under though, and I hope the theme resonates as the show develops. Emmerich is a talented actor and is doing some very nice work here to me.