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.
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".
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.
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.
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?
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'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."
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....
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.
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?