Special Ops Force

La Mano Negra

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/15/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Contaminated cocaine has been killing users in America, and the latest victim is the daughter of the Director of the CIA. To help out the CIA, Trout arranges for the SOF team to go in and stop the cocaine at its' source. To find drug lord they will need help, but only one man knows how find the base, and to get his assistance the team will need effect his release from Federal custody.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Melinda Clarke

    Margo Vincent; former Case Officer CIA, Intelligence, Cryptography, Languages

  • David Selby

    Xavier Trout; Classified

  • Mark Sheppard

    Christopher 'C.J.' Yates (1); former SAS, Demolitions, Electronic Surveillance

  • Tim Abell

    Benny Ray Riddle; former SSgt USMC, Sniper, Armorer

  • Brad Johnson

    Maj Matthew Quentin Shepherd; former US Army Special Forces, Counter Terrorism, Special Recon, Unconventional Warfare

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Benny Ray: Nice moves. Margo: Ten years of ballet lessons. (to a Columbian soldier in Spanish) You want 'killed by a woman' on your tombstone?

    • Drummer: (after being forced to HALO jump into Columbia with his eyes blindfolded) All right, all right, all right! You want to kill me?! Huh?! Go on, just go on and do it!
      Matt: (removing the blindfold) Well, you've got the wrong idea about us, Mr. Drummer.
      Margo: Hey, you think we flew ten hours and HALOed to this garden paradise just to bury you?
      Drummer: Really...
      CJ: What are you, man? Some kind of egomaniac?

    • CJ: What are you doing? Chance: (packing his parachute) I pack my own 'chute. Matt: It's why they call him Chance. 'Cause he never takes any. CJ: Hell, half the fun is wondering whether this thing is going to open! Chance: Can I quote you if you bounce?

    Trivia (3)

    • Shepherd's Rule of Mission Ops: Best contact with the enemy is no contact at all.

    • Goof: During the rock climbing sequence, they have great difficulty climbing the rock face, even with a rope. But their rope is secured at the top of the cliff- how did it get there?

    • When Drummer describes the protections he designed for Pajaro's camp, he mentions "punji sticks". These are simple wooden stakes which are often used as booby traps. They can be deployed in many ways, but one of the most effective is to dig a pit and position the sticks so that they are pointing downwards inside of it. That way, when the person tries to get out of the pit, they cannot do so without either severe damage from impaling themselves on the sticks, or are forced to spend a great deal of time and effort to remove the sticks from the pit first. Punji sticks were also often poisoned with fecal matter to insure a dangerous infection was incurred by any wound caused by them. These weapons were often used in Vietnam, among other places.

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