The Unit

Season 1 Episode 2

Stress

1
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 14, 2006 on CBS
8.4
out of 10
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236 votes
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Episode Summary

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The team, minus Bob, are in search of a fallen Chinese satellite. This quickly turns into an opportunity to capture one of the world's most wanted terrorists. Meanwhile, Bob is questioned about the Unit's role in the rescue of the hijacked plane. Molly decides to visit the Unit's psychiatrist about the shooting at her home. Kim is frustrating about moving and then comforts a woman who has just learned her husband has died in combat.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Truly Terrible Tv

    1.0
    This episode was one of the worst episodes I have ever seen of any television show (that includes The Maury Povich Show). After watching the pilot episode of The Unit, I was quite excited about watching its follow up, and boy was I nauseous.

    These women in the show are dull, stereotyped, and devoid of adding life to the monotone script they are attempting to recite. And as for the plot of the so called "action" storyline, 30 minutes pointing guns at a jeep is as amazing as it gets.

    And as for President Palmer, don't smile when the prisoner you have allegedley tried so hard to capture jumps out of the aeroplane, get out there and go after him, this is a question of national security, not the continued operation of your beating heart.

    I give this episode a 1 (After all, that's what a unit is).moreless
  • ok episode...

    7.5
    The team are off finding a component of a fallen satelite while Bob is home and under fire because of his team's actions in the last episode when they boarded a plane that was under highjacker's control. I really wasn't very fond of this episode, though it wasn't that bad. Molly takes the blaim for shooting the mirror, which really shows how much she supports and loves her husband. The team capture some guy that is a high priority, but he jumps out of the plane and kills himself. I actually really liked that character, and it was pretty cool that he just jumped out of the plane and everyone else was like "what?" On the home front, a wife lost a husband, which was sad but a little too drawn out. Kim was annoying, as usual. And there was some stupid misunderstanding about a message Kim left for Bob that said "come home." Overall, this episode is just ok, nothing special, nothing terrible.moreless
  • Now that's what I was expecting from a Special Forces series...

    9.0
    I know I was a bit harsh to judge the The Unit's pilot epi, but I don't regret it.

    Now "Stress"... well this is what I was hopping for when I learnt this series was coming on tv, some actual battle action, you know on foreign soil, outnumbered, but never outgunned nor outwitted. I specially liked the Land Rovers instead of the usual Hummers, the whole chase, the ensuing battle, I really got my money back with this epi. Though I'm still wondering how some big shot special forces guys, would give up their only working jeep to the bad guys ??? Oh! and I'm really starting to like mob mommy Molly, (Jonas's wife) "I made a few calls and they'll be delivering your furniture today instead of tomorrow". Both the "Home Front" and the "Battle Front" rised to the ocation this time



    Great epi hoping to see some more of that...moreless
  • Great show as usual

    9.4
    The team has to go to China

    And locate a solar system in order to keep it out of the hands of terrorists

    As Bob is facing interrogation by the feds

    About the hijacked plane that the unit rescued

    Some kind of terrorist plot there

    That is why the feds were brought into investigate

    I love the acting and wrting

    It will get only better and better

    As time goes by, so will the show.
  • s

    5.8
    Was there stuff in the \\\"previoulsy on\\\" scenes--such as Jonas shooting out the mirror--that actually WASN\\\'T in the first episode, or did I somehow miss something????? Things were a bit hard to follow as a result. And I could really live without more than two or three minutes of the wives!
Sarah Avery

Sarah Avery

Samantha

Guest Star

Robert Catrini

Robert Catrini

DEA Chief Johnson

Guest Star

Bruce A. Young

Bruce A. Young

Major Jimmy Willey

Guest Star

Alyssa Shafer

Alyssa Shafer

Serena Brown

Recurring Role

Danielle Hanratty

Danielle Hanratty

Lizzy Gerhardt

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Grey finds the downed satellite it's laying on a shrub field in the middle of a desert area. When objects make reentry from space, take for example a space shuttle, it's temperature is about 1200°F (649°C), so the moment the satellite hits the ground it's almost a fireball, yet none of the surrounding shrub caught fire. Second when an object makes reentry from space, the force it hits the ground with (considering it hasn't burned during reentry) is impressive, enough to leave a crater, and cause a blast when hitting the ground, yet again here the satellite laid peacefully on it's side, and was unharmed by the impact.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (The Unit is under fire on mission)
      Williams: (on the radio) We're taking fire.
      Jonas: Anything fatal?
      Williams: Negative.
      Jonas: Then stop complaining.

    • Bob: My waffle shirt...
      Kim: It's coming.
      Bob: You sent it on the truck.
      Kim: Most of the things we shipped.
      (Bob turns away in disgust)
      Kim: I gave you one child, I'm carrying another - presumably yours - so don't take that attitude!

    • Molly: "Is my husband happy in his work?" Well, you know the problem is stress, but the stress is mine.
      (Dr. Willey hands Molly a photograph)
      Molly: What we have here - this a photograph of a broken mirror.
      Dr. Willey: And you're saying that some stressed out person fired those two shots into the mirror.
      Molly: Yes, I did.
      Dr. Willey: You fired those shots.
      Molly: Yes I did.
      Dr. Willey: At a rat.
      Molly: At a rat, yes.
      Dr. Willey: And you missed the rat, but you grouped two shots - .45 pistol, two shot group, both in the kill zone, with your husband's pistol.
      Molly: My husband's pistol, yes.

    • Collins: This is where you end too, isn't it?
      Blane: Is it?
      Collins: Some variation.
      Blane: Is it where I am? ...I expect so.

    • (the Colonel asks if he should put Blane behind a desk and taken off the squad)
      Molly: What he needs is what you need. For him to be with his team.
      Colonel: Thank you, Molly.

    • (Molly telling the Major she was the one who shot the mirror)
      Major Willey: Would you lie to cover for your husband?
      Molly: Of course.
      Major Willey: Are you lying now?
      Molly: Of course not.

    • Blane (talking about Collins): Gentlemen, don't shoot the white guy. He's our little gift to Washington.

    • Brown: Did you indicate, sir, that i'm entitled to the services of an attorney?
      FBI Agent Griffiths: Do you have something to conceal Sgt.?
      Brown: I do not.
      FBI Agent Griffiths: Then why would you wish an attorney?
      Brown: Are you an attorney, sir?
      FBI Agent Griffiths: Just answer my questions.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The whole idea of The Unit going in to secure a downed satellite, is so like a flashback to Demi Moore's G.I. Jane, when she and her fellow SEALs help another Spec Forces unit escape some bad guys trailing after them.

    • Going down to the end of the town, and back in time for tea

      This is in reference to a line from a poem by A.A. Milne, entitled "Disobedience" in the collection When We Were Very Young.

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