The BEST episodes of The Unit

Every episode of The Unit ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Unit!

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.

Last Updated: 11/2/2023Network: CBSStatus: Ended
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Hill 60
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8.03
619 votes

#1 - Hill 60

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/15/2009

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.

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Endgame
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7.92
839 votes

#2 - Endgame

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/3/2009

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

Writer: Ted Humphrey
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Unknown Soldier
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7.91
729 votes

#3 - Unknown Soldier

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/10/2009

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.

Directors: Vahan Moosekian
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Chaos Theory
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7.89
834 votes

#4 - Chaos Theory

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/26/2009

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

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Into Hell, Part Two
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7.84
793 votes

#5 - Into Hell, Part Two

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/2008

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.

Directors: Fred Gerber
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The Wall
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7.75
775 votes

#6 - The Wall

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/16/2006

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.

Directors: David Mamet
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First Responders
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7.74
1169 votes

#7 - First Responders

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/7/2006

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.

Directors: Davis Guggenheim
Writer: David Mamet
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Play 16
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7.72
569 votes

#8 - Play 16

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/13/2007

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.

Writer: Daniel Voll
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SERE
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7.68
765 votes

#9 - SERE

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/25/2006

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.

Directors: Steven DePaul
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The Kill Zone
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7.67
719 votes

#10 - The Kill Zone

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/2006

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.

Directors: Steve Gomer
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Shadow Riders
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7.65
754 votes

#11 - Shadow Riders

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/23/2008

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.

Directors: Vahan Moosekian
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Sacrifice
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7.64
769 votes

#12 - Sacrifice

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2008

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.

Directors: David Mamet
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Switchblade
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7.63
733 votes

#13 - Switchblade

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/21/2008

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.

Directors: Oz Scott
Writer: David Mamet
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Misled & Misguided
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7.61
694 votes

#14 - Misled & Misguided

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/30/2008

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.

Directors: Steven DePaul
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Hero
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7.59
781 votes

#15 - Hero

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/8/2009

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.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
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Pandemonium, Part 2
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7.59
542 votes

#16 - Pandemonium, Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/2007

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.

Directors: Steven DePaul
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The Last Nazi
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7.58
726 votes

#17 - The Last Nazi

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/15/2009

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

Directors: Michael Offer
Writer: David Mamet
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Five Brothers
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7.58
583 votes

#18 - Five Brothers

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/2007

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.

Directors: Steve Gomer
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Into Hell, Part One
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7.55
757 votes

#19 - Into Hell, Part One

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2008

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.

Directors: Krishna Rao
Writer: Daniel Voll
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Old Home Week
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7.54
622 votes

#20 - Old Home Week

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2006

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.

Directors: David Mamet
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Extreme Rendition
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7.54
664 votes

#21 - Extreme Rendition

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/2006

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.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
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Change of Station
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7.53
727 votes

#22 - Change of Station

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2006

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.

Directors: Steven DePaul
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Best Laid Plans
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7.53
701 votes

#23 - Best Laid Plans

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/29/2009

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.

Directors: Dean White
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Sub Conscious
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7.53
562 votes

#24 - Sub Conscious

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/6/2007

The mission is to take control of a South Korean submarine to assist in the defection of a North Korean Scientist. The team find themselves confronted by several roadblocks. On the submarine, the South Korean Captain does not want to take orders from Jonas. On the home front, Kim has a dream that shares many similarities to the current mission. Ryan thinks that Bob told Kim about the mission and threatens to scrap the mission and wants to fire Bob.

Directors: Stephen DePaul
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
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7.53
715 votes

#25 - Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/16/2006

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.

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