The new season begins on Sunday, September 28th and will air regularly on Sundays now.
The show went from being a pretty good show throughout its first two seasons to improving quite a bit near the end of that second season to airing an absolute humdinger of a cliffhanger season finale and subsequent season premiere to literally being the series I looked forward to watching the most each week last season until the Writers' Strike cut it short by December.
I can't wait to see (among other things) whether the Unit will finally replace the late Hector, if Molly's imprisoned father eventually finds his way to the army base and what Mack will do now that he seems to know that there's been something going on between Colonel Ryan and Mack's wife Tiffany.
In any case, here is the one-minute trailer for the season premiere.
What's particularly notable is that unlike many other shows that returned to production shortly after the end of the Writers' Strike, this'll be the show's first new episode in nearly a full calendar year.
As with last season, this is absolutely one of the must-see shows of the season.
Next week: The Unit members pose as regular passengers on a foreign commercial flight to follow a nuclear scientist whom they believe is the next target of the terrorists that assassinated the Vice President and the Vice President-elect (and attempted to kill the President and the President-elect).
A pretty good episode last night. The action was a bit more restrained compared to the season premiere (which is wont to happen when the Unit members have to blend in with airplane passengers during a hijacking), but in the end they got the situation under control and got the nuclear scientist and his notes delivered safely.
Perhaps troubling for the Unit are the still-unanswered issues of who hired the hijackers and whether they were connected to the attackers from last week's episode, what they wanted with the scientist and his notes, and who tipped off the hijackers to the planned assault of the plane as it was to land in Mexico City.
At the home front, the relocated families have a hard time adjusting to their new identities at their new digs in Sierra Ridge, California, particularly with Kim desperately wanting to see her children in Texas and Tiffy not being able to control hers (as well as later finding out who her new neighbors really are).
Next week: The Unit members are on another mission while the wives seemingly discover that being relocated to Sierra Ridge was more than just a coincidence.
I can't believe that it took me until now to watch the latest episode from my HD-DVR. It's been a hectic week.
Anyway, an interesting episode involving the Unit's mission to obtain plutonium from a smuggler in Pristina, Kosovo, and to save the girls the local contact forces in trafficking in the sex trade. In the end, they were able to obtain the plutonium but couldn't save the girls.
Meanwhile, the mysterious dying radiation expert who helped Colonel Ryan throughout the mission still didn't reveal who had ultimately hired him (at least not by the end of the episode).
Also, teacher Tiffy got blackmailed by a male high school senior, who then (with the help of her older daughter Lizzie) turned the tables on him. Meanwhile, Kim received a babysitting job in which she eventually found a copy of the "company" brochure that shouldn't have been there.
Next week: The Unit members go on yet another mission while Mack & Tiffy's oldest daughter apparently goes "homicidal" at school.
A pretty good episode this week involving Bob, Jonas and Grey posing as university chemists to infiltrate a Columbian drug cartel that wanted the "chemists" to fuse cocaine into airline paint, with the painted planes then flying into the U.S. so that the paint could then be stripped and the cocaine extrapolated. They succeeded in fusing the cocaine into the paint, but then destroyed the evidence and captured one of the cartel's leaders in the firefight during the escape from the compound.
Meanwhile, Mack posed as an Australian cockfighter in Columbia to get close to one of the other of the cartel's leaders, eventually succeeding in capturing him as well.
However, the extractions ultimately failed because the leader the trio had caught got fatally shot during the escape, while Colonel Ryan couldn't get the proper senatorial signature in time before the submarine that was to pick up Mack and his captured cartel leader aborted the pick up, forcing Mack to discreetly kill the leader and abandon him in the vehicle on the beach.
Also, the wives barely fended off Lissy's school principal when she got too close to discovering and exposing Lissy's and her mother's true identities.
Next week: the wives are apparently somehow given an official mission.
This week's episode had the wives and Jonas go undercover to retrieve intel on suspected members of the community they've been hiding in.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Unit extracted the family of the bedridden radiation expert that was rescued by the Unit from the airplane hijackers a few episodes ago (and who helped them during their mission in Kosovo soon afterward), who were unknowingly held hostage at a Mexican resort by the terrorists that the expert was working for. Successfully extracting the family led to the expert revealing the location of the poison water filtration system that was to be used for a reservoir somewhere in the U.S., but thankfully was stopped in time.
Next week: Mack confronts Tiffy about her infidelity while the rest of the Unit searches for a bomb.
This week's episode had the Unit (except Mack) both successfully diffuse a bomb they found in the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston and deceive a detained terrorist into killing his own terrorist cell head.
Meanwhile, Mack confronted Tiffy about her infidelity with Colonel Ryan after first admitting to his own with Crystal Burns (from Season 2) and with a few other unnamed women overseas. They eventually forgave each other, though Mack still hadn't forgiven Colonel Ryan.
Also, Molly and Kim clandestinely obtained a blue envelope handed between two of the community members they'd collected intel on during last week's episode, much to Colonel Ryan's chagrin.
Next week: Mack finally confronts Colonel Ryan about his affair with Tiffy, the rest of the Unit attempt to rescue Jonas' and Molly's kidnapped daughter, and an angry Molly hits Tiffy for some reason.
This week's episode featured the Unit operators' clandestine trial of Colonel Ryan, Jonas' and Molly's daughter Betsy and her convoy captured in an ambush in Iraq, the Unit's mission to rescue her and her convoy mates, Molly's unsuccessful attempt at sending a message to her daughter on the local TV news station and Mack confronting Colonel Ryan in the middle of the mission.
Next week: the Unit enters Syria against orders to rescue Betsy and Colonel Ryan from their captors.
This last week, the Unit crossed into Syria and found where Colonel Ryan and Betsy were being held captive. After successfully rescuing them, Mack administered his punishment on Colonel Ryan but ended up just short of killing him.
Next week: Kim further infiltrates her babysitting employer's house for the Unit to find evidence that he's indeed laundering money for the terrorists responsible for the attacks in the season premiere.
The latest episode had the Unit encountering multiple challenges in escorting a bridal party across enemy-controlled land in Afghanistan to broker a truce between two warring tribes that's vital to the U.S. efforts againt the Taliban.
Meanwhile, Colonel Ryan had Kim continue her reconnaissance of Isaac Reed (her babsitter employer who Ryan has evidence of laundering money for the season premiere's terrorists) while Bob eventually gained Reed's trust after a grueling test with delivering an upholstered private plane to Las Vegas and a run-in with the (supposed) FBI.
Next week: the team deals with a raid on an anthrax lab and a skeptical Department of Defense official, while Kim apparently gets captured by Reed.
Yesterday's episode had a clueless Department of Defense official ordering the Unit to raid a suspected Central Asian anthrax lab, only for them to discover that the "lab" was only producing and storing heroin. The Unit then got diverted to a new mission, this time with Jonas Blaine in charge, much to the DoD official's dismay.
Also, Colonel Ryan helped Redcap from being court martialed by erasing her records from the army database and sending her to hide out in the Philippines until he calls her back (if ever).
Meanwhile, Isaac Reed killed a supposed colleague and, along with Kim under duress, stashed the colleague's body into the trunk of his car and drove away. Reed then almost killed Kim, but she had discreetly led an army helicopter to capture him and save her just in time, after which he was taken into custody by Colonel Ryan.
There was no preview for the next episode, so one won't likely air next week.
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Last Sunday's episode had the Unit members taking along the clueless Department of Defense official that had previously sent them on a wild goose chase for an anthrax lab (and cost them an injured Grey) with them to rescue an African head of state from being overrun by rebels.
Meanwhile, Grey fell in love with an AeroDyne client who turned out not to be who she initially appeared and Kim was finally reunited with her children, albeit for only a short while.
Next week: a repeat episode from last season, but the following week's new episode (Sunday, 1/4/09) has Jonas Blaine playing a game of baccarat to win back the services of a CIA agent who went to the other side and to get court-martial charges against Redcap dismissed.
Last Sunday's episode had the Unit members in Macau, China, assisting the CIA agent who previously (temporarily) recruited Brown into agency in reacquiring another CIA agent who decided to go over to the Chinese. In return for their help, the members forced the agent they were assisting to drop all court martial charges against Redcap (who was also there in the mission).
The mission involved a card game and breaking into the Chinese general's (who hosted the poker game) safety deposit box. While the mission ended successfully, Bob Brown now seems to be addicted to heroin after having it injected into him repeatedly by a Chinese interrogator, though at the moment only he and Redcap know about his new addiction.
Meanwhile, Kim Brown helped Colonel Ryan by convincing the captured Isaac Reed to reveal more about the terrorists who instigated the assassinations in the season premiere - an ex-KGB agent was revealed to be involved. Ryan also vowed that Leon Drake (the "FBI" agent Bob was interrogated by in Las Vegas earlier) would be brought into custody to help locate the agent.
Next week: on a mission (it wasn't revealed where in the preview), an injured Mack is taken by The Unit to a local monastery, after which the order is given (the reason was unrevealed) to take the spear that pierced the side of Christ from the monastery.
The season resumes with a new episode tomorrow (Sunday, 2/15/09).
I can't believe it took me over a week to finally find the time to watch the episode off of my HD-DVR.
Anyway, a pretty good episode with the President (who was the then President-elect in the season premiere) sending the Unit on a mission to apprehend a Nazi war criminal from hiding in Switzerland and deliver him to trial at The Hague without letting him get killed by a group of private bounty hunters, Carson returned and tried to buy Aerodyne Alliance, and an offer for a promotion in rank to general caused Colonel Ryan to face some past issues.
There was no preview for the next episode, so one won't likely air next week.
Yesterday's episode had the Unit initiate new team member Staff Sergeant Sam McBride in Los Angeles through his final training exercise, testing both his physical skills and his loyalty to the team. Afterward, with the help of Redcap's surveillance, the Unit traveled to Manila to apprehend and/or kill the Lebanese assassin who killed Hector last season.
Meanwhile, the Army sent Betsy on a media tour and Jonas was assigned to coach her on the kidnapping/rescue cover story so as to deny that she (and by extension, the Unit) had ever crossed into Syria. Despite claiming that she then wanted to go back to Iraq afterward, Molly had major concerns when she noticed Betsy exhibiting signs of post-traumatic stress disorder at home, though in the end Betsy pulled through the interview fine.
Next week: the Unit apparently deals with poison gas that's released into the air in the town where they're currently staying.
I finally got the chance to watch last Sunday's episode off of the HD-DVR.
The Unit and their families were scattered around their community when chlorine gas leaked into the water system, poisoning everyone outside and cutting off communication with the outside world.
Tiffy, who was supervising detention at the school, managed to seal off the classroom and protect the students with her. Grey was on the road but secures a number of other drivers in the back of a closed refrigerator truck. Mack, his kids, Molly, Kim and Bob quickly made it back to their apartment building where they aided other residents to safety. Mack and Bob later found a neighbor's scuba equipment and used it to make it to the Aerodyne offices where they found Jonas and Sam, both of whom were the only ones with outside communication
They eventually located the water plant where the chlorine gas was inserted into the system, took down the apparent terrorists there and shut off the release of the poison. Colonel Ryan later informed the Unit members and their families that the incident appeared to be a test run from the terrorist group they'd been investingating since the season premiere and that they'd be relocated, with Bob and Kim to be reunited with their children.
Next week: the Unit fights to rescue Jonas's old friend even with a broken helicopter gas tank and nearby guerillas impeding the mission. Also, Colonel Ryan goes to extreme measures to extract information from a recovering alcoholic whose husband may have been behind a terrorist attack.
Sunday's episode (Dennis Haysbert's directorial debut, no less) had the Unit members helping an injured coup leader (trained by Jonas Blaine years earlier) and his now-grown argumentative son in South America while trying to repair their damaged helicopter in time before local fascist troops closed in on them. The coup leader eventually sacrificed his life to make sure everyone else got out safe, after which Blaine agreed to help train the son to help exact revenge on his father's killers.
Meanwhile, Colonel Ryan exploited the alcoholic wife of the art dealer / suspected terrorist conspirator from earlier this season who had since ran away to find clues to his whereabouts, much to Molly's dismay.
Also, Kim convinced Tiffy that Tiffy does indeed love Mack, and Grey finally proposed marriage to Joss.
Next week: the Unit inadvertently get federal agents killed while hijacking a truck, Joss gets upset when she finds out that she's being looked into, and Redcap is disturbed when a seemingly-drunk Sam comes on strong to her.
Sunday's episode had Jonas and Mack go undercover (with Bob hidden roadside) to lay a trap for Leon Drake for his role in the terrorist plot set in motion in the season premiere by hijacking a Department of Defense truck to plant 100 new passports into Drake's hands that the Unit would then be able to track electronically. However, things went awry and Bob had to run interference between them and the local FBI that eventually showed up at the scene. After a high-speed truck chase and some quick thinking, they pulled off the mission and allowed Drake to escape with the passports. The Unit later checked on the status of the passports and discovered just how large the conspiracy is when they saw the passports had been spread around the world.
Meanwhile, Colonel Ryan, Redcap and Sam were in Paris to discreetly assassinate a known terrorist higher-up in his hotel room. After successfully completing the mission and splitting up, Sam made an advance towards Redcap which she rebuffed. It was later revealed in his living quarters that Sam has been stalking her (judging by all the photos of Redcap on his wall).
Also, the State Department declared Joss a security risk due to her trips to Russia (especially considering that the season premiere's conspiracy seems to lead to someone in Russia), declaring that if she marries Grey, he'd no longer be allowed to serve in the Unit. The other Unit wives agree to help Joss through it, though Molly does so hesitantly.
In two weeks: Sam apparently attacks Redcap and the other Unit members try to apprehend him for it.
Sunday's episode started off with the Unit successfully extracting an American defector to Al-Qaeda from Afghanistan.
Once home, a rebuffed Sam attacked Bridget, after which Jonas discreetly chased him until Sam holed up inside a building which finally took Jonas, Bob and the local SWAT team to finally apprehend him.
However, while Bridget and the rest of the Unit were feeling safe afterward, Sam incapacitated the civilian police officers that were transporting him to jail and escaped alone in their police car.
Meanwhile, Mack and Tiffy were in the process of buying a small house in Wyoming when Mack encountered a woman in the local church who had stolen a baby from the hospital and was only willing to reveal the baby's location to the church's pastor who happened to be away on vacation. Mack finally convinced the woman to whisper the baby's location to him before she was arrested by the local police; Mack and Tiffy then decided to buy the house.
In two weeks: Jonas and Bob find their carefully planned mission thrown into chaos by a random incident.
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Sunday's episode started off with the Unit planting stories of a possible terrorist attack by the Chinese terrorist organization Fulan Gong with international reporters so that it would take the blame for taking a suitcase filled with secret nuclear submarine plans from a secured Hong Kong vault actually initiated by Jonas and Bob two weeks later.
However, while discreetly escaping the scene with the suitcase, the Hong Kong subway Jonas and Bob were on was stopped by a random suicide jumper. The two eventually barely escaped the investigating authorities with the help of Bridget and the Chinese reporter she met two weeks prior.
Meanwhile, Mack and Tiffy "rescued" their 16-year-old daughter Lissy from a 21-year-old guy she previously met on the internet, and Molly was kidnapped by Leon Drake and Sam after the the latter killed the alcoholic wife whom she was helping and her art dealer husband who was connected to Drake's terrorist organization.
Next week: In the second-to-last new episode of the season, Jonas (and apparently the rest of the Unit) attempts to rescue Molly.
Sunday's episode had Bob utilize his contact Anya (played by Scott Foley's real-life wife) from the Russian consulate in Los Angeles to find why Russian Spetsnaz agents (more likely Vympel than Alfa) had recently been eliminating Leon Drake's domestic terrorists on American soil.
Meanwhile, Sam and Drake used their abduction of Molly to keep the Unit from attacking their second warehouse. Jonas then went after Sam and Molly, Bob survived an ambush at Anya's hotel room and Mack ended up cleverly eliminating the warehouse terrorists anyway.
Bridgette then helped Jonas find Molly and flushed out Drake, after which Sam helped Jonas and Molly escape; Bob saved Anya from a Spetsnaz attack outside the opera house and took her in for political asylum in exchange for vital info on ex-KGB agent Armen Kochenko who's apparently running the conspiracy; Kim and Tiffy called the police to report Molly missing.
The info obtained by Bob revealed that the terrorist cell obtained enough uranium for several nuclear bombs and evidence of planned attacks.
An angry Jonas then confronted Colonel Ryan about Ryan's part in Molly having been put in harm's way and Sam's infiltration of Leon Drake's terrorist cell. Ryan defended his actions on grounds of national security, but Jonas vowed that Ryan had pretty much lost the Unit. Molly then asked Jonas to leave the Unit immediately - when he didn't, she left him.
Next week: In the season finale, the Unit tries to stop a nuclear bomb from reaching Washington, D.C., Gray gets married to Joss, Molly supposedly leaves Jonas and Colonel Ryan contemplates whether he's still fit to command the Unit.