Philip is sent to New York City to discredit a Polish dissident. There he works and has sex with an agent named Irina, who was his lover before he left Russia. She asserts that her son in Russia is from that relationship. After the successful mission, she tells Philip she plans to leave the KGB and disappear; she invites Philip to join her but he declines. Elizabeth develops a new source within the SDI project by paying off his gambling debt.