The Unit

The Unit
  • TV series: “The Unit” (2006-????)
  • Creator: David Mamet
  • Seasons: 3
  • Release Date: 2006 (USA)
  • Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller / War
  • Plot Summary: THE UNIT is an action drama that follows a covert team of Special Forces operatives as they risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their families maintain the home front, protecting their husbands’ secrets. Jonas Blane leads the Unit on missions out in the field and is responsible for taking new recruit Bob Brown under his wing. The Unit includes Jonas, Colonel Tom Ryan, Mack Gerhardt, Charles Grey, Keenan Williams and Bob Brown, all highly skilled, trustworthy, brave and dependable soldiers whose ability to rely on each other is what creates their brotherhood. Jonas’ wife, Molly, is the base matriarch who comforts and counsels the other wives as they cope with the fear and uncertainty they experience when their husbands leave home. Molly and Tiffy Gerhardt, a wife hiding her own dark secrets, help Bob’s pregnant wife, Kim, acclimate to the stress of her new secret life.

Summer Glau as Crystal Burns

Season 2, Episode 2: Extreme Rendition

Original Air Date: 26 September 2006

The unit goes undercover in Bulgaria to find a former rogue member. On the home front, one of the Unit wives,  Molly, is in desperate need of money to care for her aging mother. She takes a one time recruiting job to hire someone away from the military. She choose Jeremy Erhart but will he accept this new job? And what will his fiancé Crystal think of this?

Season 2, Episode 5: Force Majeure

Original Air Date: 17 October 2006

The Unit is sent into a North Carolina hurricane to rescue a brutal dictator, but a surprise awaits them at the hospital. On the home front, Jeremy’s first assignement was a succes but left him over-confident. He praises Molly to asign him in a hotter zone, but Crystal knows he’s not invincible.

Season 2, Episode 9: Report by Exception

Original Air Date: 21 November 2006

The Unit is endangered when a senator leaks classified information to the press.

Jeremy is away again and Crystal has to learn to cope. She turns to Molly for help in understanding how to deal with the un-answered questions and fears.

Season 2, Episode 12: The Broom Cupboard

Original Air Date: 16 January 2007

Jonas is tasked by the President to not only keep a senator safe, but prevent her from messing with foreign policy.

Jeremy is due to come back from mission. He wants to propose to Crystal and ask The Unit wives and Mack for help to prepare, in secret, the party.

Season 2, Episode 14: Johnny B. Good

Original Air Date: 6 February 2007

A mission where everything went wrong is dissected via flashbacks for the Major General amidst concerns of a UN inquiry, and stress affects everyone differently.

Jeremy survived the attack but is babdly wounded. While Molly is at his side, Crystal is nowhere to be found. It is finally Mack that finds her, half drunk in a bar, but she’s not her regular self, neither is Mack.

Season 2, Episode 15: The Water Is Wide

Original Air Date: 13 February 2007

The team goes to New York to protect a foreign dignitary at the United Nations building. A bomb is discovered and they must diffuse it.

Molly and Tiffy travel to Vietnam to attend a War Memorial Service. A mother of a POW asks them to look for her missing son.

On the home front, Mack rejects Crystal’s advances and she threatens to tell Tiffy.

Season 2, Episode 19: The Outsiders

Original Air Date: 3 April 2007

Bob and Hector head to New Guinea to retrieve a black box from an Army aircraft that was shot down. The wreckage is located on sacred grounds and they need to permission of the local tribes to retrieve the item. They both must face their own battles to gain the acceptance of the tribe in order to succeed with the mission.

On the home front, when Crystal tells a reporter about Mack to get even with him for rejecting her. This action endangers the entire team as well as the National Security of the country. Mack must enlist the aid of the other Unit members to neutralize this threat.