The Unit

Season 3 Episode 4

Every Step You Take

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions