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The Boy 

Jack and Greer try to convince their superiors to lead a covert ground assault to capture Suleiman. Jack's double life costs him an important relationship.

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Patricia Riggen

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Nazrin Choudhury, Tom Clancy (based on characters by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Krasinski ... Jack Ryan
Wendell Pierce ... James Greer
Abbie Cornish ... Cathy Mueller
Ali Suliman ... Suleiman
Dina Shihabi ... Hanin
Michael Gaston ... President Pickett
John Hoogenakker ... Matice
Timothy Hutton ... Nathan Singer
Adam Bernett ... Patrick Klinghoffer
Blair Brown ... Director Sue Joyce
Ron Canada ... D.N.I. Bobby Vig
Amir El-Masry ... Ibrahim
Daniel Kash ... D.O. Shelby Farnsworth
Jameel Khoury ... Al Radwan
Eileen Li ... Noreen Yang
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Jack and Greer try to convince their superiors to lead a covert ground assault to capture Suleiman. Jack's double life costs him an important relationship.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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While discussing the best course of action to take against Suleiman, Farnsworth chimes in, telling the group that "Blue trained for a month before the Abbottabad raid. "The raid of Abbottabad was the legendary CIA-led operation that ended in the targeting killing of Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001."Blue" is an anachronistic term that refers to "Blue Light," an elite counterterrorism unit born in the 1970's that was eventually superseded by Delta Force. See more »

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When Dr. Nadler (portrayed by Matt McCoy) receives the meds he asked for from Suleiman, Suleiman reminds Nadler what he asked for, antibiotics, acetaminophen, iodine, etc. Back in the "dungeon" where the medical personnel are held captive, he shares the medicine with the other team members, and then gets up to give some meds to the previous Arab terrorist cell leader who was usurped by Suleiman, and one of the medical team members asks Nadler what he is giving to the Arab? Nadler's answer is "he has had a fever for three days, his arm is broken, and....an aspirin tablet." This is incorrect, since Nadler neither asked for nor received aspirin (which is the most common trade name for acetylsalicylic acid), he asked for and received acetaminophen, which is the chemical and generic name for the medicine commonly known as Tylenol. Both are pain relievers and fever reducers, and both have chemical names which begin with "acet," but otherwise the two medications are quite different. See more »

Quotes

Jack Ryan (2017): You know, there's a few other bars in DC where you can get a club soda and lime.
James Greer: Uh, yeah. But if I went to one of those other bars, I might meet some friendly strangers, get into some conversation, end up having a good time. Only here, at this bar, can I sit next to a morose motherfucker in a J. Crew button-down. and be depressed all night...
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Bad Woman
Written by Jeffrey James Holstein
Performed by Jeffrey James Holstein
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Well worth watching
31 August 2018 | by sparkyjohn72See all my reviews

Just binged watched the whole first season ( quite day ) and have to say well spent. At last a Jack Ryan story worthy of watching only problem now is waiting for Amazon to get season two made.


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