The Hot Zone (2019– )
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Charlie Foxtrot 

When representatives from varying agencies disagree on how to handle Jaax's discovery, she realizes there are few protocols in place for containing a deadly virus on U.S. soil. An employee ... See full summary »


Nick Murphy


Richard Preston (based on the book "The Hot Zone" by), Kelly Souders (developed by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Dr. Nancy Jaax
Noah Emmerich ... Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax
James D'Arcy ... Travis Rhodes
Topher Grace ... Dr. Peter Jahrling
Liam Cunningham ... Wade Carter
Paul James ... Ben Gellis
Robert Sean Leonard ... Walter Humboldt
Robert Wisdom ... Col. Vernon Tucker
Nick Searcy ... Frank Mays
Grace Gummer ... Melinda Danport
Lenny Platt ... Capt. Kyle Orman
Aiden Glenn ... Jason Jaax
Lauren Collins ... Rebecca
Mark Kelly ... Bruce Domanski
Clark Backo ... Liz


When representatives from varying agencies disagree on how to handle Jaax's discovery, she realizes there are few protocols in place for containing a deadly virus on U.S. soil. An employee at the monkey research facility falls ill, causing Jaax to fear the virus has spread to the human population. Travis Rhodes, from the Center for Disease Control, arrives with a different way of handling matters.

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"Charlie Foxtrot" is military slang using the phonetic alphabet for "cluster f**k". See more »


When the chief greets the health care workers, he's wearing a pith helmet. During the greeting when he first meets them the pith helmet is on backwards. The long part is meant to be toward the back, to protect the neck. But, when they meet again in hut for the formal greeting, the pith helmet has been turned around to the correct way of wearing it. See more »


Trevor Rhodes: The CDC is the global expert on emerging infectious
Wade Carter: So what happened with your response to AIDS?
Trevor Rhodes: We were the first to publish a report on these epidemics
Wade Carter: People had been tracking that for years. You let a generation of hemophiliacs and the gay community tackle the first blows alone. 90,000 people died in this country.
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Needs 1981 to 1990 U.S. Army Technical Advisor
29 May 2019 | by dncorpSee all my reviews

U.S. Army Class A Uniform, Women wore a smaller Colonel O-6 Grade/Rank Insignia as the epaulets were narrower. Unit Crests were not worn above the right breast pocket until after the U.S. Army Dress Blue Uniform replaced the U.S. Army's Class A Uniform "Greens" as unlike the "Greens" the Unit Patch was not authorized to be on the Dress Blues as the Class A Uniform.

The American Flag was not worn on the U.S. Army's Battle Dress Uniform (B.D.U.), only earned "Combat Patches" as "Subdued" green, black and or brown, were worn on the Right Shoulder, as full colored Patches defeated the Purpose of even switching to Camouflage U.S. Army Uniforms from the previous O.D. Green Fatigues worn from the Beginning of the Vietnam War 1955, for a brief time the issuance of the "Jungle Fatigues", end of the Vietnam War 1975 to 1981, 1981 switch to the U.S. Army BDU. The Reverse American Flag was not created until much later, 2000s. When the switch occurred as a U.S. Military Officer I had to buy 4 Sets of Winter (Cotton, pants, shirts, and a hat), 4 Sets Summer (Rip Stop Material, pants, shirts, and a hat), having two kinds of BDUs was a problem, as by Regulation you could not wear the Summer BDU during Winter, nor wear the Winter during Summer, as an Officer you had to make sure that your Soldiers complied by having daily inspections, formations. Because 4 Winter and 4 Summer was not enough I ended up buying 7 sets Winter, 7 sets Summer for 7 Days of a Week.

At that time it was U.S. Department of Defense, all the way down to Unit Commander's written Orders that U.S. Army Personnel were NOT allowed to wear the U.S. Army Battle Dress Uniform Off U.S. Military Bases, Installations, Facilities, the exception was stopping at a Convenience Store, or Service Station. This was a Written Order, as punishable with UCMJ Charge of Failure to Obey a Direct Order.

Getting sent to the Iran Iraq Wars, CIA Operation Cyclone wearing the wrong Camouflage Uniforms, instead of Tan Desert Camouflage. During CIA Operation Cyclone, the U.S.S.R. actually used Chemical Weapons, and a Weaponized Hemorrhagic Fever "Agent Purple" having been trained as a Chemical Munitions Officer, and Biological Warfare Officer this scared the ..........out of me. Was horrific seeing an entire Afghan Village of Men, Women and lots of children that had died violently from the U.S.S.R.'s Weaponized Hemorrhagic Fever, almost every blood vessel, capillaries under the skin, internal organs ruptured, they were purple.

The Historians (non Participants) claimed that the Pro U.S.S.R. Pakistanis Inter Service Intelligence Service had trained and armed the CIA Created Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen, and that we trained, armed and funded Osama Bin Laden and his Al Quada as Osama Bin Laden at that time was at Yemen creating his Al Quada to do Acts of Terrorism at U.S. Ally Saudi Arabia to force the Saudis to get the U.S. Military Bases out of U.S. Ally Saudi Arabia. Same kind of Fake History, that the CIA's Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen became the Afghan Taliban.

Why so critical, because during the Iran Iraq Wars the Iraqis Combat Brigade (over 100,000) was in Command of Suffered 40 percent Killed In Action, and during CIA Operation Cyclone as Leading the Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen to fight the U.S.S.R. 40th Army and Pro U.S.S.R. Afghan Military was also horrific, after we were Ordered to Abandon U.S. Ally Afghanistan, the CIA's Afghan Muhajeen continued to Fight as the Northern Alliance, the 5 Million Pro U.S.S.R. Afghans and Pro U.S.S.R. Afghan Military became the Afghan Taliban. And the Non Participant Historians did not see the results of U.S.S.R.'s Weaponized Hemorrhagic Fever.

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28 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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