The Unit

Season 3 Episode 4

Every Step You Take

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 16, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team travels to Abidjan, Ivory Coast to aid personnel from the American Embassy. They must get the Americans and their families out of the area. On the home front, Jonas’s daughter has enlisted in the Army and he wants to train her as well as to test her resolve.moreless

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  • Not worth summarizing

    The ending made no sense. They're trapped in a mine field, they must crawl slowly, feeling their way through the dangerous terrain...then a truck pulls up and they get on it and go, everyone safe, and it's all over. What happened to the mines? Why did they have to crawl through the mine field to begin with? Totally contrived, artificial and lacking any reality. One of the worst episodes ever. The so-called characters from the embassy personnel were cardboard cutouts, and the situations were phony. If this was the first episode of this show that I'd seen, I would never watch it again. Garbage!moreless
  • Danger lurks with gunfire all around !

    Enough. Are the writers on vacation for the last two weeks. Or are we trying to bring the IQ of 65 and below to the viewership.(or is it the mothership)

    I will try to be nice. This is one of my favorite shows. (that is why i give you a 5.0 this week) So we have two of the best leading our beloved civilians through the harrowing streets of rebellion. Sounds like Somolia. Let's take a short cut across a field. After going about fifteen to twenty feet, we realize we are in a mine field. E-Gads. What to do, we can spend the next 35 minutes going across the field very very cautiously for the remainder of the 100 yards, or just go back the fifteen feet. That's right, "REVERSE, ABOUT-FACE" Oh, you say, that wouldn't be logical? I mean, if Bob Brown can "run the outskirts in 33 seconds" why the heck not? ....George is getting angry!...Bring back Over There!!!!moreless
  • US embassy is in the middle of a conflict. All personnel had to be evac. Mack, Hector and few other americans stepped into a mine zone. Militants are closing in.

    Jonas was taking a break on the evac mission in Ivory Coast. Mack, Bob and Hector were making their way out from the US embassy with a few other americans. Bob had to stay behind for a family's wife and baby. Mack and Hector got on a bus to their evac rendenvous. The bus was bombed on its way. Everyone safely escaped from the bus. Mack led everyone into a minefield. It was a bad move by him. I still don't understand why they didn't go backward. The bus driver made for a run and died.

    While the guys are still probing for landmines, Jonas' daughter Betsy came home for dinner with the family. She decided to quit college during her junior year and enlist. Her mom Molly was not happy about the decision she'd made. In the minefield, Bob finally caught up with the rest of the team. He was scrambling to create a diversion for themselves. Plenty of action over there. Bob and the husband he's rescuing eventually helped the team eliminated that came for them. Back at the base, Jonas took her daughter for a camping trip. He challenged her daughter as if treating her as a soldier. Betsy didn't like the way her dad was treating her. Until she spoke her mind after taking a fall in climbing, Jonas saw the determination that her daughter has. He was very proud of her. Their relationship went one step higher. As far as i remember, Charles didn't make a appearance on this episode.moreless
  • Jonas' daughter dropped out, joined up, and pissed off her mother.

    Jonas' daughter announces a big change from the plans her parents had for her. Her mother is upset - to put it mildly.

    Her father is more reserved.

    Being the consummate leader, he has something better in mind as a way get across to his daughter what he thinks she should do. And to find out what that is.

    Nice wrinkle to the usual situation for Jonas.

    Usually, he gives orders and his men snap to and carry out his orders as instructed. They are already taught to obey and trained to succeed.

    Not quite so his daughter. But it turns out he has been training her all her life.

    His little test proves that.moreless
  • The Unit is back together once again!

    Once again the Unit is back together. And the way they do teamwork as well as really needing to be together and the friendship and missions that they share together are really the reason why I watch this show. And that it is neat that they really trust and care for one another. While they are on a mission after nearly being broken up by the CIA and to a lesser degree, Bob! Jonas is back home. As he now is trying to train his daughter into going into the military. You can tell that he is proud as well as nervous at the same time. I mean, any other parents would be that way at both times as well. Very well-written and well-acted episode.moreless
Richard Gilliland

Richard Gilliland

Ellis Kapp

Guest Star

Curtis Mark Williams

Curtis Mark Williams

August O'Neill

Guest Star

Dwier Brown

Dwier Brown

Ambassador Blashek

Guest Star

Angel M. Wainwright

Angel M. Wainwright

Elizabeth "Betsy" Blane

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Betsy points out the Big Dipper and says the 'pole star' is in it. Jonas says the Big Dipper is below the horizon. As they are in the United States, which is entirely above the Equator, none of these statements are true. The 'pole star' is part of the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor) and the Big Dipper is always above the horizon (not always entirely above though).

    • Goof: Near the end scene where Mack, Hector and the Embassy personnel are in the minefield, mortars are going off around them. Kapp makes a run for it, only to be stopped by Mack. Mack has him by the shirt then gives his speech about him getting someone killed and about his son being brave.

      The picture cuts and we see the embassy personnel all in a line. In the next scene, we see Mack still holding Kapp by his shirt as the transport vehicle with Marines comes into view.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Jonas: I would not trade you in for any son in this world..... I think you are going to be one hell of a soldier.......Smile.

    • Jonas: (After Betsy loses her grip on a rock face) Want me to come down to get ya?
      Betsy: No! I can do this.
      Jonas: Lookit–look, it's hot, you're tired, your knees are rubbed raw…
      Betsy: Choose! Do you want me to be the best or do you want me to quit?
      Jonas: Ain't nothin' to be but the best.
      Betsy: Then coach me, don't coddle me!

    • Jonas: Here, give me your wallet. I saw you take it when you left home.
      (Betsy slaps it into Jonas's hand)
      Jonas: Eight miles to the nearest town, Euclid. Know your cardinal points?
      Betsy: North, east, south, west.
      Jonas: (Pointing) Alright, due north, two miles, follow this road, then turn to thirty-five degrees the rest of the way.
      Betsy: Alright, see you there.
      Jonas: Not likely. I'm going home and that's eighteen miles beyond Euclid.
      Betsy: How am I supposed to make it all that way with no money?
      Jonas: I can think of four ways - thieving, hooking, hiking and thinking. See you when you get home.

    • Jonas: I'm going to give you a gift that's taken me twenty-five years to learn.
      Betsy: I hope it's expensive.
      Jonas: It's expensive if you don't learn it. I'm going to teach you how to say goodbye to your mother without getting an emotional frying pan upside the head.

    • Jonas: My personal best for fire-starting - 30 seconds.
      Betsy: Is that how long it took you to shoot and skin a hotdog, too?

    • Jonas: Just want to spend some time with you before you went off to basic. Let's take a drive.
      Betsy: I just got up!
      Jonas: Car works before noon - humor me.

    • Ambassador Blashek: The State Department did nothing! Why didn't they evacuate us? Transport us out of here when this thing first happened?
      Bob: You couldn't get out, the Army couldn't get in, chopper couldn't take off - bad weather, too much firepower on the ground. How do you think we got here? Do you think we were sitting at the 7-11 next door? We had to muster up, fly in, parachute in four miles away, hike in here, not get our asses shot off to get your asses out. We are your last line of defense, sir, we are the cavalry.

    • Molly: What did you say? "Pass the peas… and I'm dropping out of college?"
      Betsy: No, I said, "Pass the peas, please, and I have withdrawn from college."
      (Molly looks at Jonas for help)
      Jonas: She said "Please," pass her the peas.

    • Jonas: (To Betsy) Sun's going down. You hesitate, it goes down sooner. Because it feels offended.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In the Czech Republic, this episode named "Every Step You Take" is known as "Nezastavuj se".

    • International Air Dates:
      Sweden: July 27, 2008 on TV6
      Slovakia: March 12, 2010 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: December 25, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Though credited, Colonel Tom Ryan (Robert Patrick), Tiffy Gerhardt (Abby Brammell), Charles Grey (Michael Irby) and Kim Brown (Audrey Marie Anderson) do not appear in this episode.