The Unit (2006–2009)
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The Kill Zone 

The unit is diverted from a mission to retrieve the body of another unit's ranger, and rescue his partner. Back at home, the wives deal with the fiancée of the dead man and his in-laws.


Steve Gomer


Eric L. Haney (book), David Mamet (creator) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Haysbert ... Jonas Blane
Regina Taylor ... Molly Blane
Robert Patrick ... Colonel Tom Ryan
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Kim Brown
Max Martini ... Mack Gerhardt
Abby Brammell ... Tiffy Gerhardt
Michael Irby ... Charles Grey
Demore Barnes ... Hector Williams
Scott Foley ... Bob Brown
Robin Weigert ... Annette Terry
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Charlotte Ryan
Matt Gerald ... Beau Dauber
Ned Schmidtke ... Don Rohmer
Alyssa Shafer ... Serena Brown
Jan Devereaux ... Lee Rohmer


The unit is diverted from a mission to retrieve the body of another unit's ranger, and rescue his partner. Back at home, the wives deal with the fiancée of the dead man and his in-laws.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War







English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Only Soldiers and their legal dependents may live in post quarters. If a fiancé was living on post, that family would be violating housing policies and be subject to eviction from post housing. See more »


Bob Brown: Now a chicken - same size as a man's head. And that's what you want - a head shot - 'cause it's more sincere.
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References Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) See more »


Fired Up
Written by Robert Duncan
This is used as the theme in seasons 1 and 2.
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Another Very Tense Episode
28 September 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

So far, this makes it 3-for-3 this year: three outstanding shows out of three. This was a very tense episode filled with lots of gunfire and dramatic action scenes coupled with a heartfelt emotional plea (the subplot) for benefits for widows.

Billy Gill, a member of "Charlie Team," is killed in an ambush at the tri-border of Paraguay- Brazil-Argentina. We don't see that, but we see Jonas and a small Unit crew in the area, involved in a mission to knock out a dangerous rebel. When he hears of the nearby situation with Gill and and his ranger-partner who is still alive, Blane postpones his mission for a brief time to go save that nearby solider who is under siege. That's exactly what it is, too, as an expert sniper has the man "Beau Dauber" pinned and is holding hostages.

The tense situation involves a number of factors that put everyone's life in danger, and then gets worse when the rebel forces move into town.

Meanwhile, to give us a few breaks from that very tense scene in South America, the company - mainly the women - are trying to help out with a situation with Gill's finance with benefits for her and the two kids she's been taking care of for 4-5 years. Greedy grandparents, who have never seen the kids, want to take them for all the financial benefits. This episode also emphasizes the need for the wives to have insurance benefits in case their husbands are killed on the job.

Overall, this was an outstanding episode and another reason why this is such a terrific TV show.

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