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Good Soldier

Season 2, Ep 9, Aired 9/18/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Hired by Fiona's boyfriend's friend Henry, Michael poses as a disgruntled bodyguard to thwart a kidnapping plot masterminded by a ruthless man named Lesher.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeffrey Donovan

    Michael Westen

  • Gabrielle Anwar

    Fiona Glenanne

  • Bruce Campbell

    Sam Axe

  • Sharon Gless

    Madeline Westen

  • Larry Clarke


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  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • The Invisble Carla

    By dreamgoat, Feb 17, 2012

  • "Super Fantastic"

    By gaaziplus, Sep 20, 2008

  • give me a bible and slap me silly, this episode was outstanding!

    By xanderodell, Oct 03, 2008

  • Very exciting

    By OnePerCentClub, Mar 11, 2009

  • 9.2 - great episode

    By Fwirrel, Sep 23, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Michael: (voice-over) Unlike cars motorcycles don't have much of an aftermarket in stolen parts. So any theft measures are outdated and easy to get around. The steering lock on a smaller bike breaks fairly easily; then it's just a matter of getting away.

    • Michael: (voice-over) There's a reason they call the spy trade The hall of mirrors. You can never know for sure whether you're in control or you're being played. But if you do it long enough you'll learn to trust your instincts.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Anybody who runs a few assets knows that some crack under the pressure. You have to be tough enough to keep them in line, supportive enough to keep them stable.

    • Michael: (voice-over) Blowing an operation is a delicate business. You have to convince your opponent to abandon his plans, make a case that the smart move is to just pack up and go home. Problem is: even when you do your job well, people don't always go with the smart move.

    • Michael: (voice-over) When someone turns you into an asset, their main weapon is fear; if you fear poverty or exposure or death, that's what they use against you. Their worst nightmare then, is an asset with no fear.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Dobrý voják (Good Soldier)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: March 10, 2009 on FX
      Australia: August 27, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Czech Republic: November 25, 2009 on Prima COOL
      United Kingdom: December 7, 2009 on FX/FX HD
      Germany: February 15, 2010 on Vox
      Slovakia: March 15, 2010 on JOJ
      Finland: November 28, 2011 on MTV3

    Trivia (4)

    • This episode is continued in the next one.

    • As Michael is being chased by Carla at the end of the episode, he slides under a semi-truck to escape. Just prior to sliding under the truck, the camera's point of view changes so that it is directly behind Michael's head. At this point, you can see long brown hair (the stuntman's hair) coming from under the bottom edge of the helmet and covering his neck. Michael's hair is short and black.

    • When Michael is being chased by Carla at the end of the episode, Michael slides under the semi truck, before he goes under you can see gloves on his hands, and while he is sliding they are also on, but when he stands up and looks at Carla they aren't on.

    • When Michael rams Lesher's car with an SUV, in one of the frames the car is empty. In the following shots Lesher and his accomplice are still in the car, bruised because of the impact.

    Allusions (2)

    • Sam: ...a mastermind petting a Persian cat? Sam is referencing Ernst Blofeld, the archenemy of James Bond and head of the SPECTRE terrorist organization. Blofeld appeared (to varying degrees) in six James Bond movies, often as a bald figure stroking a cat. Pop culture caricatures or parodies of Blofeld include Austin Powers' "Dr. Evil" and Inspector Gadget's "Dr. Claw".

    • Sam: She's got a hell of a breaststroke, Mike. I mean, the woman can swim. She's a machine. Referencing Tricia Helfer's role in Battlestar Galactica (2003–). Helfer portrays Number Six/Caprica Six.

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