The Unit (2006–2009)
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The team goes under cover at the Iranian embassy in Lebanon seeking evidence of the sale of nuclear materials by Russia to Iran. Tiffy is observed meeting someone at a hotel.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Jonas Blane
... Molly Blane
... Colonel Tom Ryan
... Kim Brown
... Mack Gerhardt
... Tiffy Gerhardt
... Charles Grey
... Hector Williams
... Bob Brown
... Sophie
... Bijan
... Faheed
... Mrs. Johnson
... Charge D'Affaires
... Mandy


The team goes under cover at the Iranian embassy in Lebanon seeking evidence of the sale of nuclear materials by Russia to Iran. Tiffy is observed meeting someone at a hotel.

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11 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The house (exterior) used as the Iranian Embassy is also used in the HBO series Entourage (2004) as Vincent Chase's house. See more »


When Blane flashes the bandage on his left hand to the CIA asset Shirin in the Iranian embassy, he does so in a conspicuous manner, and gestures at her. He does this while the head of security for the embassy is standing right beside him, which would endanger the asset. See more »


[last lines]
Tiffy Gerhardt: C'mon in out of the cold, Colonel.
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Fired Up
Written by Robert Duncan
This is used as the theme in seasons 1 and 2.
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Nobody's Perfect, But Aren't These People Supposed To Have Character?
17 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

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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