The BEST Episodes of The Unit

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: CBS

The Unit is a covert Special Forces team that does not exist. Their cover is the 303rd logistical studies group. They are assigned covert military operations by the President and never get credit for their actions. Their wives are also a tight group protecting their husbands. They protect their husband’s secrets and maintain their cover.

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Hill 60

#1 - Hill 60

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 15, 2009

Unable to communicate with the outside world, the Unit and their families must survive when a deadly gas poisons anyone in their community who steps outside.

star 8.05
634 votes
Writers: Ted Humphrey, Tim Clemente

#2 - Endgame

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 3, 2009

Molly is kidnapped and used as bait, while Jonas is out of the country looking into a Russian terrorist cell.

star 7.93
856 votes
Writers: Ted Humphrey
Unknown Soldier

#3 - Unknown Soldier

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2009

When several dirty bombs are found on American soil, The Unit is deployed to find and diffuse. On the home front, the wives prepare for a wedding and a possible divorce.

star 7.92
745 votes
Directors: Vahan Moosekian
Writers: Todd Ellis Kessler
Chaos Theory

#4 - Chaos Theory

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 26, 2009

A random incident throws Jonas and Bob's carefully planned mission into chaos.

star 7.90
849 votes
Writers: Sharon Lee Watson
Into Hell, Part Two

#5 - Into Hell, Part Two

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2008

The team keeps trying to rescue Betsy Blane from Syrian captors; Mack has an opportunity to get revenge on Ryan for his affair with Tiffy.

star 7.86
816 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
Writers: Frank Military
The Wall

#6 - The Wall

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 16, 2006

The Unit ends up detaining a former Yugoslav general who was wanted for war crimes and then allows lets the U.N. take credit for their capture. However, the criminal soon escapes U.N. custody and he is now seeking retaliation against Jonas for capturing him. Meanwhile at the base, Tiffy is convinced that Mack has decided to re-up with the Unit and she's thinking of divorcing him, and Kim is the recipient of some disturbing news.

star 7.79
795 votes
Directors: David Mamet
Writers: Eric L. Haney, Lynn Mamet, Sterling Anderson
First Responders

#7 - First Responders

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 7, 2006

The Unit is a covert team of U.S. Special Forces operatives who must undertake missions around the world. The latest newcomer is Bob Brown who joins Jonas' team and they set out to rescue an airliner filled with European businessmen who have been hijacked by terrorists. Meanwhile, Bob's wife Kim is struggling with how much control the Unit has on her own personal life.

star 7.75
1,224 votes
Writers: David Mamet
Play 16

#8 - Play 16

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 2007

Jonas goes on a solo mission, enlisting the help of some local militants to hunt down a terrorist known as "The Butcher". Charles is still recovering in the hospital, Mack takes on the task of arranging Hector's final funeral preparations, with the help of the other wives and Bob has been ordered to deal with the rescued journalist. Ryan must deal with the man sent by Washington to oversee the cover story.

star 7.74
592 votes
Writers: Daniel Voll

#9 - SERE

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 25, 2006

The Unit enters the SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance Escape) training course and they are lead to believe that they will be guards. The group is soon shocked to discover that they are actually the POWs for an undetermined amount of time.

star 7.70
795 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Carol Flint, K.S. Sands, Lynn Mamet, Sterling Anderson
The Kill Zone

#10 - The Kill Zone

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 2006

A mission is put on hold in South America because the team has to rescue to two members trapped by snipers. Meanwhile, the wives take on a mission of their own to help a unit widow.

star 7.68
740 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Emily Halpern, Lynn Mamet, Randy Huggins
Shadow Riders

#11 - Shadow Riders

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 2008

Jonas and the team must travel through enemy territory to bring a young bride to her groom, preserving a truce between two warring Afghanistan tribes; Kim and Bob try to expose a man who is linked to terrorists.

star 7.67
770 votes
Directors: Vahan Moosekian
Writers: Sharon Lee Watson

#12 - Sacrifice

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2008

While women are being secretly relocated and moved off the base for their own safety, Jonas and the team must unravel an assassination plot against the vice president and president elect.

star 7.66
800 votes
Directors: David Mamet
Writers: Frank Military

#13 - Switchblade

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 21, 2008

Jonas and the team force a Department of Defense official to go with them on an assignment and experience the realities of war; A mysterious women shows up at Aerodyne headquarters. Kim is finally reunited with her kids.

star 7.65
752 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: David Mamet
Misled & Misguided

#14 - Misled & Misguided

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 30, 2008

The team's attempts to raid an anthrax lab are thwarted by an official from the Department of Defense (Michael McKean), who believes his high-tech intelligence is superior to field logic.

star 7.63
709 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Peter Blaber, Todd Ellis Kessler
Pandemonium, Part 2

#15 - Pandemonium, Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2007

Jonas works out a plan and the team reunites to clear their reputation. Kim is working behind the scenes to keep the CIA away from the other wives.

star 7.62
567 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Todd Ellis Kessler

#16 - Hero

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 8, 2009

The unit initiates a new team member while Jonas coaches his daughter Betsy, on how to respond to media questions about her kidnapping and rescue without blowing the cover story.

star 7.61
801 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: R. Scott Gemmill, Randy Huggins
Five Brothers

#17 - Five Brothers

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 2007

The Unit is in Lebanon when Charles is seriously wounded. They must think and act quickly to save his life. On the Home Front, Tiffy's problems continue to build when a man attempts to tow her car. The women stand up and fight to protect her.

star 7.60
603 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Frank Military
The Last Nazi

#18 - The Last Nazi

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 15, 2009

The President orders the unit to capture a Nazi war criminal from his hiding place and deliver him to The Hague. In Washington, Tom Ryan confronts his past when he is offered a promotion to General

star 7.59
749 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: David Mamet
Into Hell, Part One

#19 - Into Hell, Part One

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2008

The team travels to Iraq to save Jonas' daughter, who has been kidnapped; Col. Ryan must face the consequences for his adultery with Mack's wife.

star 7.58
783 votes
Directors: Krishna Rao
Writers: Daniel Voll
Best Laid Plans

#20 - Best Laid Plans

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 29, 2009

The mission's plans go awry and Bob must run interference when Jonas and Mack are undercover to find the terrorists who killed the Vice President.

star 7.56
722 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Benjamin Daniel Lobato, Patrick Moss
Change of Station

#21 - Change of Station

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2006

The team is sent to Pakistan to help an undercover operative foil a terrorist attack on many cities. On the home front, Molly and Tiffy help one of Tiffy's former students and Kim and Bob welcome a new addition to their family.

star 7.56
757 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: David Mamet, Emily Halpern, Randy Huggins
Extreme Rendition

#22 - Extreme Rendition

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 2006

A former member of the Unit is locked up in a Bulgarian prison and Jonas and his team must go to help him escape in order to find one of the world's leading arms dealers. On the home front, the women meet a young man who hopes to be part of the unit someday. However, in order to get extra money to take care of her aging mother, Molly takes a one time recruiting job to hire the man away form the military. Needless to say, members of the Unit family are none to pleased at Molly's new job.

star 7.56
686 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Emily Halpern, Randy Huggins, Sharon Lee Watson
Morale, Welfare and Recreation

#23 - Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 16, 2006

The Unit is called in to consult on a bomb planted in an Atlanta bank, but they soon learn that the bomb might be nuclear. Meanwhile, Bob and Kim decide to take a much needed vacation, but Kim soon discovers that Bob has whisked her away on a mission and wants her to help him out.

star 7.55
734 votes
Writers: Paul Redford, Sterling Anderson
Old Home Week

#24 - Old Home Week

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2006

The team is assigned to stop of shipment of smuggled diamonds and Bob is conflicted when he sees one of the men helping themselves to the diamonds. On the home front, Molly and Kim are raising money to help the men and women serving in Iraq. Tiffy debates the war with protesters from a local school.

star 7.55
643 votes
Directors: David Mamet
Writers: David Mamet, Emily Halpern, Randy Huggins

#25 - Dedication

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 18, 2006

The crew must fly to Afghanistan to assassinate a high ranking member of the Taliban. However, one of their team helicopters ends up going down in enemy territory, placing the entire crew in jeopardy. Back at the base, Molly confronts a friend and retired Unit veteran about his addiction to painkillers and Kim ends up getting a job at the local radio station.

star 7.54
790 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Paul Redford, Sharon Lee Watson, Sterling Anderson