"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Girl of the Day - Annet Mahendru

On my new favorite show, The Americans, Annet Mahendru, a young Afghani model-actress, plays (not without irony given the 1980 invasion of her country by the USSR) a Russian girl employed by the Soviet embassy in Washington who gets turned by FBI counter-intelligence after she tries to ship hard currency in American dollars within VCRs in diplomatic pouches back to the Soviet Union.   (Note: also not without irony, since we no longer have either VCRs or hard currency... but that's another post.)

Anyway, I hope she doesn't get killed off in the series, for obvious reasons:

1 comment:

  1. I soooooooo agree. She should become a Spy too. ThE americans has lots of potential!