The second season finale for The Unit sees the recurring story line from this season take the front seat and turn everything upside down. A formal investigation by the government is now being done on the team and the whole base is shutdown and put under guard. Colonel Tom Ryan puts on a show and chews out the team as they return to base laying out the situation for them. Now the team is on the defensive and must cover their tracks and figure out a way to protect their lives and family.
Despite all missions (well most of them) coming down through official channels, there is no record of such orders as the unit doesn't official exist. Realizing the danger this poses to everyone involved, the commander of the unit has secretly been keeping a log of all mission orders in such an event as this. With this news revealed to the team, they break into the Colonel Ryan's office to retrieve the info that could save them but discover that it's missing and probably in the Ryan's hands for his protection. With Ryan and the unit not allowed to communicate with each other or face conspiracy charges, they're all on their own.
The team secretly meets a couple times to go over their options. As we've seen, they have a protection plan in place to relocate any member of the unit and family should it come to that. Each member must decide if they will run or fight. They say their goodbyes just in case.
On the home front, this is taking an ever bigger toll on the Bob, Jonas, Mack, and Tom's family. Molly tries to stay cool and in control as always but Kim is frightened and wants Bob to take the exit that's been presented to them by the CIA. We've seen in the past the CIA's efforts to recruit Bob to be a spy. Where his true loyalties lie become clouded now that his family is in danger as well. Tiffy and Mack's troubled relationship reaches the breaking point when Mack finds divorce papers Tiffy has been hiding probably since her relationship with Colonel Ryan. Charlotte wants Tom to protect his career and only help his men through official channels which would essentially be selling them out.
This was an incredible episode and one of the strongest of the season. We've seen how good the unit is at their job. We've also seen the horrible position they are in with the government as they're fully expendable and non-existent as far as the government is concerned should the crap hit the fan. Now that someone has an axe to grind with them, they must protect their lives when everything they've done has been to keep their country and family safe. We've seen them in tight places like this overseas before, but now the ante has been upped as they no longer have a place to call home and must defend themselves against the people they served. How this all resolves and what will be left after it's all over will surely change the direction of this show for the new season. The Unit has never let us down with hacked together resolutions like other shows often do.