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Season 1 Episode 7

Mission Accomplished

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 07, 2005 on FX
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The squad is assigned to guard a prison that is in not so good condition and soon find themselves in a dangerous situation. Mrs. B temporarily returns home to care for her autistic son.

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  • Another eventful day in the life of the squad

    8.0
    I wasn’t too thrilled with this episode. While I do like the story line of the home front, I do find it drags the shows pace from time to time. While its usually the significant others that they focus on, we do get to see a little bit more with Mrs B going home. While on the battle front we do get to see a few occupations that the US Military has to perform while in Irag. The poor conditions of a prison while guard duties placed on grunts that wasn’t properly trained for this task. A recipe for disaster and this episode show cases that scenario very well. While guard duty is very basic it must not be taken lightly. Certainly not one of the worst episodes of the series but the action wasn’t enough for me.moreless
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  • This one took a turn for the unexpected and not entirely in a good way. We like the characters and we understand things are going to go badly for them. But they should not have crashed and burned Mrs. B so quickly.moreless

    8.0
    Does it make sense that someone who has the intestinal fortitude to be a soldier in a military conflict would fold under the pressure of having to go home and see family? If the person was just wanting to get out of the service and run away, would it not make more sense for them to do something deliberate to get a dishonorable discharge? The whole Mrs. B going AWOL just did not work. The fact that she was willing to go as far as she did to do it just seemed more like a TV stunt than something someone would actually do.

    The whole thing in the prison seemed to drag on forever. Since the bomb was made out of the toilet seat, it doesn't say much for the security or the attentiveness of the soliders and guards. Granted, we should not expect every episode to be perfect, but this one was a little over the top.moreless
  • Officers don't talk to soldiers the way the lieutenant talks to Mrs. B and the others. Also, soldiers do not call their platoon leaders "lieutenant". It's either "Lieutenant Jones" or "sir". Using only rank is considered disrespectful, especially to a nemoreless

    0.3
    This episode is so full of bogus situations.



    First of all, when a soldier has an emergency back home, they are given at least 15 days of leave. It's called "Emergency Leave". Hell, it can take 5 days just to get home. Actually, the leave starts when you arrive in your destination city. Mrs. B would never have been so short-changed on her time at home. Niether would Smoke if he had gone home.



    Second, well there is no second because I was so disgusted with the prison guard thing that I turned it off. They wouldn't take a squad of infantry and make them guard prisoners.



    Geez this show sucks. Sean Bunch (military adviser who has never been in the Army) should be ashamed of himself. He and Bochco are making the Army look so bad. Bad officers, screaming soldiers, lame policies, bad missions, poor equipment, etc. etc. It's bull____!moreless
  • just not ringing true.

    4.0
    Really faultering, here. Characters are not fleshing out, they are becoming stock. Felt like this one was trying too hard. Much like Rescue Me, does on a weekly basis. And what is with the Marine with the Glasses, the white guy, who can in one episode, quote shakespeare and then in another episode doesn't know the meaning of a basic war term. I hate shows that have selective amnesia going from one episode to another. It's what turned me off of ER.moreless
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Chris "Sgt. Scream" Silas

Josh Henderson

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Bo Ryder

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Avery "Angel" King

Lizette Carrion

Lizette Carrion

Esmerelda "Doublewide" Del Rio

Luke MacFarlane

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Frank "Dim" Dumphy

Nicki Lynn Aycox

Nicki Lynn Aycox

Brenda "Mrs. B" MItchell

Tom Bresnahan

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Andy Mackenzie

Mr. B

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