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Nobody's Perfect, But Aren't These People Supposed To Have Character?
ccthemovieman-1 from United States
17 January 2007
The team is in Beruit, Lebanon, trying to find out if the Russians are
selling technology to the Iranians which would enable the latter to
make nuclear bombs. Jonas, Mack and Bob are working with an Arabic
woman is supposed to help plant a listening device so that the
Americans will be privy to private speech, telling them what's what
regarding this possible technology problem.
The second story involves the problem of wives or any other family
members accidentally divulging any information about the Unit because
over 100 guys have died in the last year thanks to careless remarks.
Colonel Ryan reads the riot act and tells all the women that if one
more incident of this - anything more than "have a good day is said to
anyone outside this room," he will take the program and start from
scratch somewhere else.
Meanwhile, back in Beirut, Brown is told a change of plans has him now
outside of the building because he's a risk. His passport shows he's
made five trips to Israel, Jonas is told, and the other side must know
this....and so he probably is Jewish and he could damage this mission
just by having the Iranians know this.
Two bad things about this episode: 1 - I guessed correctly what was
really going on, so it couldn't have been too clever; 2 - Three of the
seven leading characters in this TV show are shown - particularly in
this episode - to be brutal liars (the Colonel, Tiffy and Molly) and/or
people without morals, even though they all speak a big game.
I was misled early on watching this series that these are people of
extremely high character, but apparently Hollywood writers (David
Mamet, in this case) wouldn't know real "character" if it hit them in
the face. Sad to see, and it takes away from credibility of these brave
men and women.
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