Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

The Unit season 2 thread


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 of 23 ONLINE   Patrick Sun

Patrick Sun

    Studio Mogul



  • 38,068 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 30 1999

Posted September 19 2006 - 04:51 AM

So what's the fallout after the ambush in last season's finale? Guess we'll find out in tonight's episode. 9 p.m. EST.
"Jee-sus, it's like Iwo Jima out there" - Roger Sterling on "Mad Men"
Patcave | 2006 Films | 2007 Films | Flickr | Comic-Con 2012 | Dragon*Con 2012

#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Jason Walstrom

Jason Walstrom

    Supporting Actor



  • 808 posts
  • Join Date: May 06 2003

Posted September 19 2006 - 06:41 AM

I love this show! I can't wait to see the direction they take the show.
Nowhere In Mulberry~The Weekly Podcast Commentary of Film, Television and Pop Culture! iTunes

#3 of 23 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson

    Screenwriter



  • 2,982 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 02 2001
  • Real Name:Scott

Posted September 29 2006 - 03:03 AM

This show has picked up right where it left off last season. I'm baffled by the lack of attention this show gets on HTF. Do HTFers boycott shows that actually do well in the ratings? Posted Image Given not only how good the show is, but with the Shawn Ryan/David Mamet collaberation, I would expect HTFers to be all over it.

Episode 2 with the rogue agent was one of the best of the series so far.

Is this show slated for a full 20+ episode season this time?

#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Chris_Morris

Chris_Morris

    Screenwriter



  • 1,887 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 04 2002

Posted September 29 2006 - 04:11 AM

"The Unit" is scheduled for 22 episodes this season.

#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Garrett Adams

Garrett Adams

    Supporting Actor



  • 931 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 27 2000

Posted September 29 2006 - 09:57 AM

I watch a ton of shows and The Unit is one of my favorites.

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Chris_Morris

Chris_Morris

    Screenwriter



  • 1,887 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 04 2002

Posted October 11 2006 - 12:58 AM

CBS gave the official order for the "back 9" episodes. Ratings are very strong. I am most glad that they closed the chapter on the affair, that was an annoying storyline.

#7 of 23 OFFLINE   ChrisCook

ChrisCook

    Screenwriter



  • 1,507 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 22 2001

Posted October 12 2006 - 08:32 AM


They just added one more, so we now have 23 episodes. I'm really enjoying "The Unit" this season.

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/blog/

#8 of 23 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson

    Screenwriter



  • 2,982 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 02 2001
  • Real Name:Scott

Posted January 18 2007 - 12:27 AM

I have to admit I was skeptical when I heard William H Macy was playing the president, but he really showed what a truly great actor he is...he nailed it. I guess it was only a matter of time before we saw William given Mamet's involvement. I feel like an idiot that I didn't even realize the Unit was behind the kidnapping until the reveal. Great episode.

#9 of 23 OFFLINE   mylan

mylan

    Screenwriter



  • 1,686 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 06 2005

Posted January 18 2007 - 12:44 AM

Yes, I love this show as well and had noticed it seemed to be getting no love on here just like another of my favorites, Criminal Minds. Its good to see David Palmour land on his feet after 24. I had a feeling it was a Unit kidnapping but I failed to see who was missing from the group until the reveal. Did you notice at the end when Macy said "foxtrot alpha" to something Blaine had said, to which I turned to my wife and said that was code for "f**king A".
I know enough to know I don't know enough!

#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson

    Screenwriter



  • 2,982 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 02 2001
  • Real Name:Scott

Posted January 18 2007 - 01:10 AM

Actually, I was lost on that whole exchange. Macy said that, "foxtrot alpha" then Jonas responded with something which I can't remember what it was, but I had no clue what they were talking about.

#11 of 23 OFFLINE   mylan

mylan

    Screenwriter



  • 1,686 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 06 2005

Posted January 18 2007 - 01:52 AM

At the time I was picking up what they were putting down but at this moment I couldn't tell you verbatim but they were discussing whether or not this new dictactor was going to succeed in his coup. Surely someone else here watches and can shed some light.
I know enough to know I don't know enough!

#12 of 23 OFFLINE   John_Lee

John_Lee

    Supporting Actor



  • 966 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 31 2000

Posted January 18 2007 - 02:48 AM

Actually Jonas spoke first, saying 'cover your six.' ie, 6 o'clock, ie, your behindside. ie, your ass. To which the pres replied 'foxtrot alpha.' Basically, Jonas' assessment was that the Rajah was capable meeting of his goals, but equally capable of punking the US out at any moment. So if the pres backs this guy, it won't blow up in his face because of the Rajah's incompetence, but he'll need to be wary of a blindside.

#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson

    Screenwriter



  • 2,982 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 02 2001
  • Real Name:Scott

Posted January 18 2007 - 02:57 AM

Thanks for the clarification John. Wow, I never would have known that (never heard the expression, "Cover your six"). Is that military speak or something? And was Mylan correct in what "foxtrot alpha" refers to?

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   mylan

mylan

    Screenwriter



  • 1,686 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 06 2005

Posted January 18 2007 - 03:19 AM

Its all coming back, thanks John. I've heard the term "cover your six". It is military. I've never been in the military but i've read just about everything Tom Clancy's ever written, I have heard a few terms.
I know enough to know I don't know enough!

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Marty M

Marty M

    Screenwriter



  • 2,919 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 06 1998

Posted January 18 2007 - 05:58 AM

I too, had no clue to what "cover your six" meant. Thanks John, for the clarification.
I was never in the military either, but Mylan's explanation is what came to my mind when I heard that.
Lawn Ranger Motto: You're only young once, but you can be always be immature.

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   John_Lee

John_Lee

    Supporting Actor



  • 966 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 31 2000

Posted January 18 2007 - 06:45 AM

I'm not military, but it seems intuitive, and I've heard it used elsewhere by military 'types' be they actors or actual military personnel. Makes sense, since they use the clock hueristic to communicate logistical info, "bogies 9 o'clock."

#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Garrett Adams

Garrett Adams

    Supporting Actor



  • 931 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 27 2000

Posted January 18 2007 - 09:39 AM

"Cover your six" is a fighter pilot term. Six on a clock dial represents your rear end when your facing twelve. IOW, be aware of any enemy behind you.

#18 of 23 OFFLINE   Ty Zucker

Ty Zucker

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 141 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 30 1999

Posted January 18 2007 - 02:59 PM

Love the show. I'm glad to hear others do to. Jonas is just plain badass. I loved the foxtrot alpha line too. I got it right away. My understanding is that was proper usage. Also, Foxtrot Alpha Charlie Kilo Similarly Charlie Kilo for clusterf....

#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson

    Screenwriter



  • 2,982 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 02 2001
  • Real Name:Scott

Posted April 25 2007 - 04:39 PM

Wow. What a truly phenomenal episode this week. Possibly the best episode of TV this season for ANY show. Great to see Mamet regular Ricky Jay. Will be interesting to see how the Mack thing plays out. I'd hate to see his character leave the show, but I don't really see how that could possibly end well.

#20 of 23 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

Scott Hanson

    Screenwriter



  • 2,982 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 02 2001
  • Real Name:Scott

Posted May 09 2007 - 12:44 AM

I feel like I'm talking to myself here, but oh well. What a finale. Even better than that episode I posted about two weeks ago. One of the better season finales I think I've ever seen. Almost had a "series" finale feel to it. I'm assuming the show will be back though?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users