The Unit

Season 2 Episode 5

Force Majeure

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 2006 on CBS
8.8
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The Unit finds itself torn between saving an African dictator or innocent people when they are sent into a hospital as a hurricane hits.

On the home front, Mack and Tiffy reconnect with each other.

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  • Unit members are sent to a N.C. hospital to rescue a very sick African dictator. The hospital is caught in a hurricane and the situation is rapidly deteriorating.

    5.5
    The Unit is usually a great show. The scripts are well written and everything doesn't end up neatly and pleasantly solved at the end of the hour. That's why I didn't care for Force Majeur too much. The trite ending spoiled what had been a very good episode.



    The Unit members are sent to a Wilmington, N.C. hospital where the power is out and a hurricane is bearing down on the coast. They are sent with one objective: to rescue a murderous African dictator who came to the U.S. for a liver transplant. Apparently, the State Department thinks the country is better off with the thug they know, rather than the thug they don't know, in charge. While there the men discover several very sick patients who've been abandoned. There is one helicopter to save everyone and too much weight without leaving someone behind. Many look at one very sick, very large woman and want to leave her behind. The dictator's bodyguards try to shoot some of the passengers to solve the problem their way and end up getting themselves shot to death in the process. Just before the chopper arrives, Jonas, who would obviously like to leave the dictator behind, says he will ride out the storm there so that everyone else can get onto the chopper. However, the dictator flatlines and a Unit medic and the one doctor who stayed behind resuscitate him. As the patients, doctors and Unit members board the chopper, the Unit medic tells Jonas that the dictator has died as he was rejecting his new liver. Jonas climbs on board and tells them to take off. Just as the chopper begins to lift off, the dictator has come up to the roof and is yelling and waving at the chopper. He then crumbles to the floor and dies in the rain.



    Jonas and the Unit medic exchange looks which will come up later I'm sure. The general making it to the roof was just WAY too unbelieveable. He'd already died once and was still rejecting the new liver. There is NO WAY someone could have done what he did. It would have been better to let the viewer see the dictator in his bed yelling for someone to save him as the chopper lifted off.moreless
  • The Unit is sent to rescue an African dictator from a hurricane only to find other people trapped in the same hospital.

    9.3
    Before this episode I watched The Unit occasionally, I liked the show but didn't care if I missed an episode. But after this episode I have never missed an episode. This is the one that hooked me on the series. It is manly a misson based episode with some good Mack/Tiffy relationship stuff on the homefront. This episode showed how far Grey will go to protect those he cares about including disobeying orders and lying. This was a suspenseful episode with a good share of relationships. This is one of the best episodes of the series. The moral issue of rescuing the horrible dictator or the innocent people was brillant.moreless
  • nice episode

    10
    On this episode, the unit fights another type of enemy, mother nature. even though there's really no terrorist to shoot at, the episode was still very well made and very entertaining. Jonas and his team go to a north carolina hospital to evacuate stranded patients. When they get there, the river close to the hospital surges and floods the first floor. Their only way out is by air. The army sends in rescue helicopter, but the team realizes that some of them needs to be left behind. It's a really exciting episode, the writers did a really great episode, I can't wait for the next one.moreless
Danielle Hanratty

Danielle Hanratty

Lissy Gerhardt

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Isaach De Bankole

Isaach De Bankole

Togar

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Karina Logue

Karina Logue

Dr. Passani

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Daniel Wisler

Daniel Wisler

Jeremy Erhart

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Summer Glau

Summer Glau

Crystal Burns

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