The Unit (season 1)

The first season of The Unit originally aired between March 7, 2006 and May 16, 2006, it introduces the members of The Unit and their families. As the season progresses various plots and story arcs are explored, such as Tiffy Gerhardt's affair with Colonel Tom Ryan and Molly Blane's mission to find the army widow who conned her out of her savings. In the United States, the first season of The Unit averaged 15.5 million viewers and was the fourteenth most watched show during the 2005–2006 television season.[1]

The Unit (season 1)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMarch 7 (2006-03-07) –
May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16)
Season chronology
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List of The Unit episodes

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Recurring castEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
Rank
(week)
11"First Responders"Davis GuggenheimDavid MametMarch 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)1ALF7918.50[2]10[2]
The Unit's newest member, Bob Brown, quickly learns the ropes from the team after terrorists hijack a business jet in Idaho. On base, Bob's wife adjusts to the shock of learning that her husband is part of the team trying to rescue the airline hostages.
22"Stress"Guy FerlandDavid MametMarch 14, 2006 (2006-03-14)1ALF0118.07[3]5[3]
The team, except for Bob, is deployed to Africa to retrieve a radiological component of a crashed Chinese satellite. On base, Bob must deal with his family, who are still settling in, and interrogation from an FBI agent. Meanwhile, the wives comfort the wife of a soldier who was killed in action.
33"200th Hour"Steve GomerSharon Lee Watson & Carol FlintMarch 21, 2006 (2006-03-21)1ALF0415.50[4]10[4]
Jonas is sent to rescue a group of missionaries in Indonesia, while Bob must prove to the team that he is up to the job, after making a mistake in training. On base, the wives prepare to host a visiting senator who holds the power to increase financing for the Unit's military training.
44"True Believers"Oz ScottShawn Ryan & Eric L. HaneyMarch 28, 2006 (2006-03-28)1ALF0216.08[5]13[5]
The team is sent to Los Angeles to protect Mexico's Drug Minister who has been threatened with assassination. The team is able to prevent an attempt the minister's life, but his wife and two young sons are kidnapped. On base, a former Unit wife returns to recruit their husbands into the private sector.
55"Non-Permissive Environment"Ron LagomarsinoLynn Mamet & Paul RedfordApril 4, 2006 (2006-04-04)1ALF0315.44[6]10[6]
The team is forced to escape "Spain" (actually it looks like a centroamerican country) when their mission to assassinate a terrorist is called off by the government. On base, Molly learns that her daughter, Betsy, wants to drop out of college. Kim considers signing up for courses at the local college.
66"Security"David MametDavid MametApril 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)1ALF0614.12[7]12[7]
The team is sent to Beirut to prevent the Russians from selling nuclear information to the Iranians. On base, Colonel Tom Ryan tries to end his affair with Tiffy, but she will not listen. Kim begins to ask Molly questions after she sees Tiffy enter a motel room.
77"Dedication"Helen ShaverPaul Redford & Sharon Lee WatsonApril 18, 2006 (2006-04-18)1ALF0715.62[8]10[8]
While on a mission in Afghanistan to assassinate a high-ranking member of the Taliban, the team attempts to rescue other Unit members when their helicopter experiences engine problems. On base, Molly confronts Ron Cheals about his addiction to painkillers and Kim tries to land a job at a radio station.
88"SERE"Steven DePaulLynn Mamet & Carol FlintApril 25, 2006 (2006-04-25)1ALF0813.87[9]18[9]
The team participates in a SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) training drill in which they are treated as prisoners of war. The drill pushes them to their mental and physical limits when the doctor who runs SERE places their lives in danger. On base, Kim struggles with her faith in God, while Molly tries to help her find it again.
99"Eating the Young"J. Miller TobinSterling AndersonMay 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)1ALF0514.06[10]18[10]
The team must recover seven stinger missiles from a Brazilian arms merchant, who uses children as guards, before he sells them to Islamic militants. On base, Kim causes trouble when she tries to bring about change in the family-readiness group and Hector's girlfriend discovers what his real job is in the Army.
1010"Unannounced"Bill L. NortonPaul Redford & Emily HalpernMay 9, 2006 (2006-05-09)1AFL0914.18[11]18[11]
Bob's cover is compromised while guarding the U.S. Secretary of State in Africa. On base, Molly is conned when she agrees to purchase a home from an army widow and Kim receives an unwelcome visit at the radio station from an admirer she spoke to on the phone.
1111"Exposure"Guy Norman BeeSharon Lee Watson & Dan HindmarchMay 9, 2006 (2006-05-09)1ALF1012.33[11]26[11]
During the Unit's annual "Day of the Dead" celebration, Jonas must deal with a young man who wants to know the truth about his father's (Mark Pellegrino) death. Meanwhile, Molly tracks down the woman who conned her and Bob is faced with a dilemma when a Unit widow insists that he sleep with her.
1212"Morale, Welfare and Recreation"Félix Enríquez AlcaláSterling Anderson & Paul RedfordMay 16, 2006 (2006-05-16)1ALF1114.04[12]14[12]
The team is sent to Atlanta to defuse a bomb. Kim discovers that her vacation with Bob to Cancún, Mexico is actually cover for a mission. Bob asks for her help to catch a spy who is selling top-secret files to the Chinese government.
1313"The Wall"David MametEric L. Haney & Lynn MametMay 16, 2006 (2006-05-16)1ALF1213.08[12]22[12]
The team is sent to assist French-led United Nations peace keeping forces in capturing a former Yugoslavian general for war crimes. On base, Jonas learns that Molly has lost their savings and Tiffy considers divorcing Mack after she reads a letter indicating that he has re-enlisted.

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ a b c d "Weekly program rankings from 05/15/06 through 05/21/06". ABC Medianet. American Broadcasting Company. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010.

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