The Unit: Season 1, Episode 1

First Responders (7 Mar. 2006)

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Bob Brown enters the Unit on a training mission in Idaho. An incident in Afghanistan had made it certain that more knowledge about mules was needed. His wife, Kim Brown, simultaneously ... See full summary »



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Bob Brown enters the Unit on a training mission in Idaho. An incident in Afghanistan had made it certain that more knowledge about mules was needed. His wife, Kim Brown, simultaneously moves into the Unit's compound where she gets a long row of shocking surprises. Amongst them, the hijacking of a grounded plane with 125 passengers close to her husband's location. Written by Anonymous

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Every mission in the first season is based on actual missions in which Eric L. Haney was involved. There is also a reference to Eric L. Haney in every episode: in this episode it's the first photo that Bob Brown is watching on the photo wall in Ron's cabin - it's a photo of Eric L. Haney. See more »


In the beginning of the episode First Responders, when we see the aircraft firing an Air-to-Ground missile, the internal view is from the inside is of an F/A-18 Hornet but the external view is of an F-15. See more »


Ron Cheals: [On the telephone, ordering an airplane to be made ready] Yeah, with a pilot would be good, but a key in the ignition would suffice.
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References Wag the Dog (1997) See more »


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Written by Robert Duncan
This is used as the theme in seasons 1 and 2.
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5 September 2006 | by (Virginia, United States) – See all my reviews

No spoiler here. This pilot episode establishes the main characters and sets the mood for the rest of the season. The Unit thrusts you, adrenaline pumping, into the world of the United States Army Special Forces.

In this episode the Unit, a secret detachment of highly trained U.S. military operatives, are tasked with stopping a jet liner high-jacking in progress. The team must arrive on location without alerting the enemy, board the aircraft, and terminate the terrorists before they kill another hostage. Meanwhile, the wives of current Unit members meet the wife and daughter of SSG Bob Brown, a new soldier to the team. While she is adjusting to Unit life, she learns what the Unit's mission truly is... to do violence on their behalf, so they and the rest of the U.S. may sleep peaceably at night.

-- I for one cannot wait for the second season to start.

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