Special Ops Force

Season 1 Episode 13

Hired Guns

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 1998 on
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Hired Guns
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When a warlord ousts the legitimate government of a small African Island nation, representatives of the former regime ask Shepherd to take his team in and stage a 'reverse coup' for them. Taking on a whole army, in a country where they can gain no intelligence, is a big risk and would be extremely difficult. If they manage it, though the government will pay them a fee of $10 million, a fee that is more than enough to persuade Chance and CJ that it is worth attempting.moreless

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    Melinda Clarke

    Melinda Clarke

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

    David Selby

    David Selby

    Xavier Trout; Classified

    Mark Sheppard

    Mark Sheppard

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

    Tim Abell

    Tim Abell

    Benny Ray Riddle; former SSgt USMC, Sniper, Armorer

    Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

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

    Réal Andrews

    Réal Andrews

    Jason 'Chance' Walker (1); former Lt, Special Ops Aviation, Close Quarters Combat

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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Nitpick: When the team disables the guards after their capture, they pick up the fallen soldiers' guns but don't grab any spare magazines. Bullets go fast in a firefight, and spare mags would be of as much if not more value than a second rifle, and getting them would have only taken seconds.

      • Nitpick: The soldiers of Njazidja must be very sloppy, missing all the hidden weapons on the team. For example, Chance's belt buckle knife is a common hidden weapon that they should have caught, but in a real prison, prisoners would not even be allowed to retain a regular belt. It could be used either as a weapon (garrote) or to commit suicide, something they would want to deny a prisoner who was being held for ransom as he was.

      • This is the first time the team was approached by an outside client before Trout talked to Shepherd.

      • The flag shown as they arrive is reminiscent of the actual nation of Comoros, which is located in the area pointed out on Matt's map. The history quoted for the fictional "Njazidja" (aka Grand Comore) bears strong resemblance to Comoros, which has had some twenty coups or attempted coups since the nation declared their independence from France in 1975.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • General Joha: (after torturing Margo) Have I made my point?
        Margo: I'm sorry, I wasn't listening.

      • (the team tries to buy arms from a local dealer called "Mother")
        Mother: Your Portugese is terrible.
        Margo: Oh. Well, I'm still learning.
        CJ: I suppose you think you're speaking the Queen's English!

      • Margo: (when they arrive at General Joha's headquarters) Not exactly the Ritz.
        Matt: That's okay, we're not checking in. (they go inside)
        Margo: Well, this must have been beautiful at one time.
        CJ: One time... this time, it's a hole!

      • General Joha: (when Margo refuses to break under torture) It's been a long night. Don't you need your sleep?
        Margo: I'll sleep when you're dead.

      • General Joha: (interrogating Margo) Let's start with the obvious: who are you, who do you work for, what is your mission?
        Margo: You like obvious? None of your business.

      • Captain: Put down your weapons, or be killed.
        Benny Ray: Just say the word, major. It's a damn fine night to die, sir.

      • Shepherd: It's not about the money!
        Trout: It's always about the money.

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