The Company

Season 1 Episode 3

Hours 5 & 6

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 19, 2007 on TNT
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Hours 5 & 6
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1975 and 1987 Washington, D.C. and Moscow. The game escalates against the Vietnam war and Gorbachev's rise to power; the web begins to tighten around Sasha, whilst Yevgeny and Jack face personal betrayals and a retired agent holds the key to breaking the Soviet Union's master plan.moreless

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    Chris O'Donnell

    Chris O'Donnell

    Jack McAuliffe

    Michael Keaton

    Michael Keaton

    James Jesus Angleton

    Rory Cochrane

    Rory Cochrane

    Yevgeny Tsipin

    Kristin Booth

    Kristin Booth

    Adelle Swett Kritzky

    Stephen Bogaert

    Stephen Bogaert

    Elliott Ebbitt, III

    Tom Hollander

    Tom Hollander

    Adrian Philby

    Scott Alexander Young

    Scott Alexander Young

    Sergei Kukushkin

    Guest Star

    Mike Turner

    Mike Turner

    Manny Ebbitt

    Guest Star

    Lynne Deragon

    Lynne Deragon

    Female Cutout

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Jim: Lenin once said, "The West are wishful thinkers, so we will give them what they want to think." The Soviets have a master plan, feeding layer upon layer of disinformation to the wishful thinkers of the West to make them think that we are winning the Cold War. Nothing could be further from the truth, gentlemen.

      • Torriti: The Soviet Union wasn't a country. It was a– it was a metaphor for an idea that looked good on the drawing board, but in practice it was flawed.

      • Torriti: Nowadays people have short memories. They forget there was a time when the Goths were at the gate. You and me, kid, we put our warm bodies on the firing line, and we turned them back.
        Jack: You truly believe that?
        Torriti: You bet I believe it. Something like the Cold War has to have a moral; otherwise, what was it all about?

      • Sasha: You told me long ago what Starik said to you.
        Yevgeny: That we should promote the generosity of the human spirit.
        Sasha: So tell me, Eugene, what does launching a preemptive strike to provoke nucular holocaust have to do with promoting the generosity of the human spirit?

      • Jim: Over the last 20 years the CIA has transformed from a network of informants, double agents, caseworkers to a shadow of the former self. All the handiwork of a Soviet mole inside the CIA named Sasha. Starik and Sasha have made certain the world view of America has shifted from a beacon of hope and justice to a tyrannical, power-mad, colonialist juggernaut.

      • Leo: When I came on board as a young man, it was with the intention of serving the country whose system of governance seemed to offer the best hope for the world. I've since come to understand that serving in the trenches of the Cold War is no less important.

      • Yevgeny: (of Kholstomer) The American economy will crumble.
        Starik: Yes. Can you see it now, Yevgeny? Americans, British, French – the whole Western world – will suffer an economic holocaust, and the peoples of these nation rising up to demand a government of equality of workers. All these nations crying out for change, Yevgeny, for communism! With the CIA crippled, American minds will be open to a campaign of Soviet ideals, and the Soviet Union's example of equality, commonality and hope for the good within us all will shine like a beacon for the world to see.

      • Jim Angleton: Debriefing a defector is an art unto itself. It's not simply a matter of asking the right questions, but not asking the right questions too quickly.

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    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Leo: As John Milton said, "They also serve who only stand and wait."

        This is a line from Milton's Sonnet 19, "On His Blindness."

        When I consider how my light is spent
        E're half my days, in this dark world and wide,
        And that one Talent which is death to hide,
        Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent

        To serve therewith my Maker, and present
        My true account, least he returning chide,
        Doth God exact day-labour, light deny'd,
        I fondly ask; But patience to prevent

        That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need
        Either man's work or his own gifts, who best
        Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State

        Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
        And post o're Land and Ocean without rest:
        They also serve who only stand and waite.

      • Woman: "'Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I'll come up: if not, then I'll stay down here till I'm somebody else.'"

        This quote, also from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, comes from chapter two, "The Pool of Tears."

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