Special Ops Force

(ended 1999)


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  • Season 1 Episode 16: Scorned

  • Nitpick: Matt and Benny Ray tail Rolov in their usual vehicles- Matt's vintage convertible Corvette, and Benny Ray on his red, white, and blue Harley. Both are eye catching and memorable, the last thing you want when trailing a subject. They should have each used a mid-sized sedan of neutral coloring instead. Maybe that's why Rolov loses them so easily.

  • Goof: Raptor is shown changing into a diaphanous dress with a handgun strapped to her outer thigh. A real assassin would not have worn a weapon under such a sheer dress, but if she had, the pistol would have located on the inside of her thigh, where is would not have bulged as noticeably.

  • Season 1 Episode 15: Apres Vu (2)

  • This episode, along with the previous episode "Deja Vu", were shown together as a telefeature. They were also released together as a dvd.

  • Season 1 Episode 14: Deja Vu (1)

  • Goof: When Margo is shooting at the firing range, her target is shown full of holes in both the middle of the torso and the head, but when she pulls it off the hanger, the sheet has no holes in those kill zones.

  • Nitpick: Matt's team seems to have forgotten the First Rule of hostage rescue: Make real sure your hostage isn't just another tango!

  • Season 1 Episode 13: Hired Guns

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 12: Surgical Strike

  • Goof: When the General starts crawling towards the detonator the timer reads 26 seconds, but the actual time elapsed before the explosion is 40 seconds.

  • Goof: When Chance sets the timer for the explosion he says that he's going to set it for a one minute delay. But when their cover is blown, he says he's going to change it to 45 seconds, but never actually does it, it just turns on set at the shorter time.

  • Goof: When rescuing CJ, Matt throws two knives, first at a guard, and then at the General. But this is a goof for two reasons, the first being that since the General had a gun on CJ and the guard was standing at ease, Matt should have targeted the General first as the most dangerous target. The second reason is that Matt was standing behind a wall, and had no clear line of sight to even see the General, let alone hit him with a knife throw to the heart from five meters away!

  • Goof: When CJ is hit by the cattle prod, his fingers straighten out and spread to their furthest extent possible. But a cattle prod delivers an electrical shock, which means that his muscles should have contracted, causing his hands to respond in the opposite manner and clench into fists.

  • CJ is quite good at pretending to be Irish, perhaps because his mother was Irish. CJ took after his English father in his political leanings, apparently, because he served in Northern Ireland with the SAS.

  • Chance gets quite exercized when Benny Ray is overly critical of the Muslim faith, hinting that he is perhaps Muslim himself. But in other episodes he wears a cross.

  • CJ says that Colonel al-Qadhafi has fifty children. Officially, he has eight children, seven sons and one daughter, as well as one adopted daughter. Hanna, the adopted daughter, was said to be killed by the 1986 US bombing of Libya, which was ordered in retaliation for several acts of terror believed to be sponsored by the Libyan Government.

  • Season 1 Episode 11: When the Hammer Falls

  • Goof: Supposedly CJ's van was rigged to drive at the Germans without anyone at the wheel, but after the HERF gun takes out the van's electronics, the van swerves to its right while rolling to a stop. The steering wheel had been rigged to go straight forward, so there should have been no deviation in its course, regardless of whether or not it was under power.

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Last Chance

  • Goof: This episode aired as the tenth episode of the series in the US, and the seventeenth in the UK, but there are clips shown as memories from episodes that aired after this one did in both countries.

  • Nitpick: They are worried that Margo might have injured her neck in the crash, but then they use smelling salts to bring her around, which makes her flinch away from the odor violently.

  • The episode's graphics spell the Nicaraguan city "Ocotal", and later "Ocatal". The correct spelling is "Ocotal.

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