The Unit

Season 3 Episode 5

Inside Out

1
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2007 on CBS
8.8
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125 votes
10

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Jonas, Mack and Hector are assigned to recover a chip containing information that could prevent a possible terrorist attack. On the home front, Kim is ordered to bed, which leaves Bob caring for the children. Tiffy is fired from her job and must find new employment.

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  • I love this show but was disappointed with this episode. I was surprised that others reviewed it so high(maybe it's me).One of the things I like about the Unit is the air of realism, truth and plausibility, this episode didn't have that.moreless

    4.3
    Though I like the way the Unit shows the real life hardships that the soliders also face, it's the action Ops side of the show that I'm most interested in.

    This operation for me didn't seem to make a lot of sense. It lacked realism, and plausability. The Team is in Marseilles (France) an allied country and basically goes on a beat-em up shoot'em rampage. This would not happen in real life or only in very extreme circumstances.



    They beat two guys up in the Marseilles airport in full view and then walk out with a kidnapped victim, what about all the video cameras, security, armed police etc., if anything super risky for Delta Force to be doing something so overt like that. What would they do if the Airport police stopped them? Shoot their way out?



    Next they have a firefight in a residential neighbourhood, kill 4 guys and drive away with their van, next they barge into a Veterinary office and cut the mule open in full view of the staff, next they have a firefight in a doctors office after he commits suicide killing 3-4 more white bad guy types in full view of the secretary who they then talk to and end it with another firefight killing 4 more.

    The French police are going to be all over this ( over 8 people dead or wounded in 3 incidents)

    Needless to say the French are going to be able to identify them, have fingerprints, photos, warrants out for their arrest and quickly figure out that the no doubt work for the US Government. This stuff would be all over the news, so even if they are using false ID and no one has records of who they are, they have still caused a huge stir, and a diplomatic incident unnnecessarily. This was more a job for the CIA or some other agency not the Unit. It was a sloppy op and not believeable and therefore disppointing and out of line, for me anyway, with the believeability factor that is generally there with the show.

    For these reasons, I thought the episode was unlike the others in that it doesn't follow their pattern of working incognito, under the radar, except in rare circumstances. The home life stuff showing Bob to be a good husband and father is fine but not really very interesting for me.



    Maybe I missed something but I just wouldn't rate this episode very high.moreless
  • Finally, Bob acting like a gentleman!

    8.5
    Well, Mack, Jonas, and Hector are in France as they are trying to recover the chip from someone. While they are being watched by and trying to get tackled down by those that want to hurt them. As Bob tries to help out Kim by watching the kids. As she needs some rest. He gets mad as she needs to finish up her radio job. Later, she learns that Bob is selling the car from his dad in order to support the baby. Tiffy, whom I really am beginning to despise, is fired from her teaching job. Due to her DUI arrest. She will now striptease. When Mack gets home, he is really ticked off. Feel really bad for him.moreless
  • Jonas, Mac and Hector are in the field on assignment, while on the home front the episode deals with Tiffy's income problems and Bob and Kim's relationship.

    9.5
    In this episode Jonas, Mac and Hector have to retrieve a microchip that was surgically implanted into a man looking to make a quick buck. After having the chip removed in a veterinary operating room they decide to implant it in the man again as they discovered it has a homing device which they hope will be able to lead them to the person behind the whole operation. Once the chip is implanted they follow the man with the chip and end up killing the people involved. The man with the chip is allowed to go free.



    On the home front, Tiffy cannot make ends meet as she's fired from her teaching position because of her record with the police (the felony charges brought against her because of Colonel Ryans wife) and she ends up taking a job as a waitress in a pub. Kim isn't feeling too well and Bob is sent home by the Colonel to take care of her. They get into some arguments about housework vs. working on the car, and whether Kim should do her radio show when she's not feeling well. In the end Kim does the radio show, he sells the car and all is well between them. Tiffy ends up pole dancing to Macs dismay, in order to gain some extra cash. As much as I dislike Tiffy, I really felt sorry for her. Also, tt was very impressive to see that she did not take the money offered to her by the Colonel My favorite moments during the episode:

    I really enjoyed the sequence in the airport when Jonas attacked the people following the guy with the chip. I wish that they would add more action sequences with him. Dennis Haysbert just keeps on proving that whether it's drama or action he is one of the best.



    Also, another sequence I really enjoyed was watching Bob choke the trainee during the training session and then watching Mac do exactly the same thing in the field, in order to subdue the guy with the chip.



    BTW, where is Michael Irby (Charles Grey)? Has he left he show?moreless
  • good episode...

    7.9
    Mack, Hector, and Jonas are out looking for a chip, which happens to be implanted in a person which happens to have a tracker on it also. Interesting...at home, Bob is selling his car to get money for his some-to-come boy and Tiffy is waiting at a bar, and she ends up dancing for money. I really want Tiffy and Mack to get back together. Their poor kids; they need both parents. Tiffy can't take care of them on her own, I mean, she got fired because of a DYI charge that she didn't even commit. Oh well. Overall, the episode was good, but nothing special. The whole chip story line was a little annoying and boring, but the home front was a little more interesting.moreless
  • exciting

    10
    Jonas and his team must recover a chip that will help terrorists. But there's one problem, it's surgically implanted inside a person. Tiffy couldn't get a job so she start to work at a local bar as a waitress. Bob works as an instructor to new recruits and at the same time, deal with the hardships of family life. It's a really good episode. Jonas gets to deal with a courier in france. They have to get through a lot within a day. It's an exciting episode, it's fast paced, the dramatic parts don't slow down, the whole episode works out really well.moreless
Billy Khoury

Billy Khoury

Gael

Guest Star

Yara Martinez

Yara Martinez

Annie

Guest Star

Ned Bellamy

Ned Bellamy

Lewis

Guest Star

Danielle Hanratty

Danielle Hanratty

Lissy Gerhardt

Recurring Role

Sammi Hanratty

Sammi Hanratty

Jenny Gerhardt

Recurring Role

Alyssa Shafer

Alyssa Shafer

Serena Brown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: The plates of the van they "borrow" after being attacked are inaccurate. All plates in France end with 2 digits that are the departmental code. The plates on the van end with letters and do not have enough characters. Other cars with the same fake plates can be seen parking throughout the same scene.

    • Goof: When they go to see the French cardiologist, the sign on the front desk is misspelled; "signer le registre" should be "signez le registre".

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lewis: Do you remember how to wait tables?
      Tiffy: Did you change which end of the glass the beer goes in?
      Lewis: Nope.
      Tiffy: Then I should be alright.

    • Mack: Snake Doctor, we've got a problem.
      Jonas: What kind of problem?
      Mack: The automatic weapons kind.

    • Jonas: That chip, inside you or not, is going with us.
      Gael: To where? To America?
      Mack: Where needn't concern you.
      Jonas: How do you know we're not Canadian?
      Hector: Because we didn't say "please".

    • (Ordering Kim to stay in bed and get some rest while he takes care of the kids)
      Bob: Look, I will feed and water the boy. I will keep the girl away from drugs and alcohol, okay?

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