The Unit (season 1)

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The Unit Season 1
The Unit season 1 DVD.png
Season 1 DVD box set
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07) – May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16)
Home video release
DVD release date Region 1: September 19, 2006 (2006-09-19)[1]
Region 2: April 30, 2007 (2007-04-30)[2]
Season chronology
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Season 2

The first season of The Unit was originally broadcast between March 7, 2006 and May 16, 2006, it introduces the members of The Unit and their families. As the season progresses various plots and story arcs are explored, such as Tiffy Gerhardt's affair with Colonel Tom Ryan and Molly Blane's mission to find the army widow who conned her out of her savings. In the United States, the first season of The Unit averaged 15.5 million viewers and was the fourteenth most watched show during the 2005–2006 television season.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Alyssa Shafer as Serena Brown (7 episodes)
  • Michael O'Neill as Ron Cheals (4 episodes)
  • Christina Gianaris as Mandy (3 episodes)
  • Danielle Hanratty as Lissy Gerhardt (3 episodes)
  • Kavita Patil as Sergeant Kayla Medawar (3 episodes)
  • Sammi Hanratty as Jenny Gerhardt (2 episodes)
  • Gale Morgan Harold III as Rory (2 episodes)
  • Karl Makinen as Coots (2 episodes)
  • Mary B. McCann as Ruth Cheals (2 episodes)

Episodes[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by U.S. viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
code
1 1 "First Responders" Davis Guggenheim David Mamet 18.50[4] 10[4] March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07) 1ALF79
The Unit's newest member, Bob Brown, quickly learns the ropes from the team after terrorists hijack a business jet in Idaho. On base, Bob's wife adjusts to the shock of learning that her husband is part of the team trying to rescue the airline hostages.
2 2 "Stress" Guy Ferland David Mamet 18.07[5] 5[5] March 14, 2006 (2006-03-14) 1ALF01
The team, except for Bob, is deployed to Africa to retrieve a radiological component of a crashed Chinese satellite. On base, Bob must deal with his family, who are still settling in, and interrogation from an FBI agent. Meanwhile, the wives comfort the wife of a soldier who was killed in action.
3 3 "200th Hour" Steve Gomer Sharon Lee Watson & Carol Flint 15.50[6] 10[6] March 21, 2006 (2006-03-21) 1ALF04
Jonas is sent to rescue a group of missionaries in Indonesia, while Bob must prove to the team that he is up to the job, after making a mistake in training. On base, the wives prepare to host a visiting senator who holds the power to increase financing for the Unit's military training.
4 4 "True Believers" Oz Scott Shawn Ryan & Eric L. Haney 16.08[7] 13[7] March 28, 2006 (2006-03-28) 1ALF02
The team is sent to Los Angeles to protect Mexico's Drug Minister who has been threatened with assassination. The team is able to prevent an attempt the minister's life, but his wife and two young sons are kidnapped. On base, a former Unit wife returns to recruit their husbands into the private sector.
5 5 "Non-Permissive Environment" Ron Lagomarsino Lynn Mamet & Paul Redford 15.44[8] 10[8] April 4, 2006 (2006-04-04) 1ALF03
The team is forced to escape Spain when their mission to assassinate a terrorist is called off by the government. On base, Molly learns that her daughter, Betsy, wants to drop out of college. Kim considers signing up for courses at the local college.
6 6 "Security" David Mamet David Mamet 14.12[9] 12[9] April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11) 1ALF06
The team is sent to Beirut to prevent the Russians from selling nuclear information to the Iranians. On base, Colonel Tom Ryan tries to end his affair with Tiffy, but she will not listen. Kim begins to ask Molly questions after she sees Tiffy enter a motel room.
7 7 "Dedication" Helen Shaver Paul Redford & Sharon Lee Watson 15.62[10] 10[10] April 18, 2006 (2006-04-18) 1ALF07
While on a mission in Afghanistan to assassinate a high-ranking member of the Taliban, the team attempts to rescue other Unit members when their helicopter experiences engine problems. On base, Molly confronts Ron Cheals about his addiction to painkillers and Kim tries to land a job at a radio station.
8 8 "SERE" Steven DePaul Lynn Mamet & Carol Flint 13.87[11] 18[11] April 25, 2006 (2006-04-25) 1ALF08
The team participates in a SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) training drill in which they are treated as prisoners of war. The drill pushes them to their mental and physical limits when the doctor who runs SERE places their lives in danger. On base, Kim struggles with her faith in God, while Molly tries to help her find it again.
9 9 "Eating the Young" J. Miller Tobin Sterling Anderson 14.06[12] 18[12] May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02) 1ALF05
The team must recover seven stinger missiles from a Brazilian arms merchant, who uses children as guards, before he sells them to Islamic militants. On base, Kim causes trouble when she tries to bring about change in the family-readiness group and Hector's girlfriend discovers what his real job is in the Army.
10 10 "Unannounced" Bill L. Norton Paul Redford & Emily Halpern 14.18[13] 18[13] May 9, 2006 (2006-05-09) 1AFL09
Bob's cover is compromised while guarding the U.S. Secretary of State in Africa. On base, Molly is conned when she agrees to purchase a home from an army widow and Kim receives an unwelcome visit at the radio station from an admirer she spoke to on the phone.
11 11 "Exposure" Guy Norman Bee Sharon Lee Watson & Dan Hindmarch 12.33[13] 26[13] May 9, 2006 (2006-05-09) 1ALF10
During the Unit's annual "Day of the Dead" celebration, Jonas must deal with a young man who wants to know the truth about his father's death. Meanwhile, Molly tracks down the woman who conned her and Bob is faced with a dilemma when a Unit widow insists that he sleep with her.
12 12 "Morale, Welfare and Recreation" Félix Enríquez Alcalá Sterling Anderson & Paul Redford 14.04[14] 14[14] May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16) 1ALF11
The team is sent to Atlanta to defuse a bomb. Kim discovers that her vacation with Bob to Cancún, Mexico is actually cover for a mission. Bob asks for her help to catch a spy who is selling top-secret files to the Chinese government.
13 13 "The Wall" David Mamet Eric L. Haney & Lynn Mamet 13.08[14] 22[14] May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16) 1ALF12
The team is sent to assist French-led United Nations peace keeping forces in capturing a former Yugoslavian general for war crimes. On base, Jonas learns that Molly has lost their savings and Tiffy considers divorcing Mack after she reads a letter indicating that he has re-enlisted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Unit - The Complete First Season (2006)". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Unit - Season 1 - Complete (DVD) (2006)". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Series". The Hollywood Reporter. May 26, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
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  7. ^ a b "Weekly program rankings from 03/27/06 through 04/02/06". ABC Medianet. April 4, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Weekly program rankings from 04/03/06 through 04/09/06". ABC Medianet. April 11, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Weekly program rankings from 04/10/06 through 04/16/06". ABC Medianet. April 18, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Weekly program rankings from 04/17/06 through 04/23/06". ABC Medianet. April 25, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Weekly program rankings from 04/24/06 through 04/30/06". ABC Medianet. May 2, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Weekly program rankings from 05/01/06 through 05/07/06". ABC Medianet. May 9, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Weekly program rankings from 05/08/06 through 05/14/06". ABC Medianet. May 16, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Weekly program rankings from 05/15/06 through 05/21/06". ABC Medianet. May 23, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 

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