E-Ring

Season 1 Episode 3

Escape and Evade

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 05, 2005 on NBC
8.2
out of 10
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Escape and Evade
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McNulty sends JT on a mission to Iraq to find out why there is unauthorized covert action and if the United States is illegally treading on Iranian soil . However, he winds up wounded and is forced on the run. Sonny and Algazi assemble a team to rescue JT from Iraq. McNulty gets charged with sexual harassment by the Inspector General.moreless

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  • this show rocks

    10
    The E Ring is about the pentagon, and the action pretty much takes place inside that giant office building. but in this episode, JT gets to go in the field to deal with a special forces team violating an iranian border in order to hunt down terrorists. JT stops the team from doing any further border violations, but things get complicated when the terrorists violate an iraqi border. JT gets kidnapped by the bad guys and brings him back into iran. he escapes and uses his military skills to get back into iraq. this episode is fast paced, it's not boring.moreless
  • Quotes I liked: McNulty: "Any deal we cut with the Iranians won't be worth a bucket of warm spit Garrity: "The last President who sent a mission into Iran lost his job. Sonny: "I say we wake up the President Mcnulty: "You saved my assmoreless

    8.9
    Had this show gotten as far as renewal, this episode could have been written as the season-ending cliffhanger. With low ratings from the start, the producers correctly used a "star-in-jeopardy" plot in an attempt to boost interest.

    I liked the back-channel diplomatic maneuvering that necessarily had to take place because of the lack of diplomatic relations between Iran and the US. It would be characteristic of the Iranians to renege on an agreement because of the "spilling of Iranian blood".

    I also liked the way Pierce used her own method of coercion to counter the dirty politics of the two phony sexual harassment charges.

    Some things that I found unrealistic:

    All those bullets and RPG's fired at JT, and just one scratch on the side of the face?

    JT spent a lot of time making directional markers. Why not take a few seconds to pick up some weapons and ammo from the Iranians he killed? As it turned out, they would have been useful.

    Running for his life -- and he stops to line up four bodies in a row in preparation for burial, including the shepherd who betrayed him?

    I liked the irony of O\'Brien\'s unit rescuing JT in Iran after having been chewed out by JT for their previous unauthorized missions into Iran.

    It was interesting to see Sonny and Angela show each other that they have feelings for JT.

    All in all, this was a well-written, well-acted episode. It\'s too bad NBC didn\'t give this show more of a chance.moreless
  • Now I know why they call this a drama!

    10
    I watched the re-run of this episode last night. I didn\'t catch it the first time around, so it was a new one to me.



    I thought it was fantastic!-- not unrealistic at all! Convoys get ambushed, sadly, all the time. J.T. going back to his \'field training\' instincts while on the run was a great way to remind us why he is considered a Top Gun.



    The ending scene with O\'Brian letting J.T. know they were still in Iran was priceless! I\'m guessing he won\'t get in trouble for bending the rules this time!



    All in all, a great episode. I\'d gotten off the series for a while, but I\'m back on now!moreless
  • What happened!

    0.0
    I hope that NBC airs this episode again since they aired a Martha Stewart Apprentice episode in the E-Rings time slot. I had programmed my DVR to record this episode while I was at work and I was shocked when I went to watch this episode and found her in its place.
  • Paul Francis is one of the most unrecognized talents around!!

    9.5
    Paul Francis is one of the most unrecognized talents around!! (The ambitious Sgt\'s butt JT needed to kick) Was thrilled to see him in this episode; & think he should be cast as a regular! Quite enjoying this series so far! Lots of action and intelligently written. Completely entertaining for an hour of tv escape-ism!
Michael Larson

Michael Larson

NMCC Officer Burton

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Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

Ms Adler

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Jack Kehler

Jack Kehler

Jack

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Kelsey Oldershaw

Kelsey Oldershaw

Agnela Aronson

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Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy

Mr. Garrity

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John Lafayette

John Lafayette

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