The BEST Episodes of The Unit

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2019

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.

Into Hell (Part 2)

#1 - Into Hell (Part 2)

Season 4 - Episode 8

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 8.41
181 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
Writers: Frank Military
Pandemonium (2)

#2 - Pandemonium (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 8.38
194 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Todd Ellis Kessler
Unknown Soldier

#3 - Unknown Soldier

Season 4 - Episode 22

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 8.37
167 votes
Directors: Vahan Moosekian
Writers: Todd Ellis Kessler
Play 16

#4 - Play 16

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.26
179 votes
Writers: Daniel Voll
Hill 60

#5 - Hill 60

Season 4 - Episode 16

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 8.24
166 votes
Writers: Ted Humphrey, Tim Clemente
Into Hell (Part 1)

#6 - Into Hell (Part 1)

Season 4 - Episode 7

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 8.20
174 votes
Directors: Krishna Rao
Writers: Daniel Voll
Paradise Lost

#7 - Paradise Lost

Season 2 - Episode 23

The Unit faces its greatest threat when they are investigated by the Government for their actions. Each man must make difficult choices, which may put their entire team in jeopardy.

star 8.19
165 votes
Directors: Vahan Moosekian
Writers: Eric L. Haney, Lynn Mamet

#8 - Switchblade

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 8.16
173 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: David Mamet

#9 - Endgame

Season 4 - Episode 21

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

star 8.16
164 votes
Writers: Ted Humphrey
Five Brothers

#10 - Five Brothers

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 8.12
164 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Frank Military

#11 - Sacrifice

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 8.11
194 votes
Directors: David Mamet
Writers: Frank Military
Pandemonium (1)

#12 - Pandemonium (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1

Jonas is still in hiding, Mack and Hector are still imprisoned, Charles is on the run, Bob is in Mexico, working for the CIA and Colonel Ryan is again called to answer question before a Congressional hearing.

star 8.10
193 votes
Directors: Vahan Moosekian
Writers: Sharon Lee Watson
Misled & Misguided

#13 - Misled & Misguided

Season 4 - Episode 10

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 8.08
155 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Peter Blaber, Todd Ellis Kessler
Best Laid Plans

#14 - Best Laid Plans

Season 4 - Episode 18

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 8.07
168 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Benjamin Daniel Lobato, Patrick Moss

#15 - Dedication

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.04
228 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Paul Redford, Sharon Lee Watson, Sterling Anderson

#16 - Hero

Season 4 - Episode 15

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 8.04
162 votes
Directors: Terrance O'Hara
Writers: R. Scott Gemmill, Randy Huggins

#17 - Bedfellows

Season 2 - Episode 21

Jonas and Bob travel to Russia to try and locate a wanted man. Their only lead is the name of his prostitute. On the home front, Mack gets robbed.

star 8.04
164 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Emily Halpern, Randy Hugginsv, Ricky Jay, Shawn Ryan
Two Coins

#18 - Two Coins

Season 2 - Episode 18

The Unit travels to Israel to learn some new techniques in terrorist tactics and how to defend against these tactics. Charles becomes interested in a Sergeant in the Israeli Army, yet things turn very dangerous when they go off alone together. On the home front, Tiffy finds some WWII memorabilia and begins soul searching on what she should do with it.

star 8.03
151 votes
Directors: Bill Norton
Writers: David Mamet, Emily Halpern, Randy Huggins
The Wall

#19 - The Wall

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 8.03
228 votes
Directors: David Mamet
Writers: Eric L. Haney, Lynn Mamet, Sterling Anderson

#20 - Whiplash

Season 4 - Episode 19

When Sam attacks Bridget, the other members of the Unit must hunt him down.

star 8.03
163 votes
Directors: Seth Wiley
Writers: Dan Hindmarch
Games of Chance

#21 - Games of Chance

Season 2 - Episode 16

The team participates in a unique competition known as the CT Games that puts them up against other Special Forces units from around the world. Things take a bad turn when one of the teams appears to be taking things too far to win. Kim must travel to Utah to save her job and finds herself meeting an ex-lover. She spends some time getting reacquainted with him.

star 8.03
168 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Emily Halpern, Randy Huggins, Sharon Lee Watson
Dark of the Moon

#22 - Dark of the Moon

Season 2 - Episode 17

The Unit is sent to Pakistan to retrieve three suspected terrorists when they run into trouble with the local forces. They find a U.S. base with a small force of troops that do not respect their commanding officer. Jonas takes control of the combined group and prepares them for the impending attacks.

star 8.02
174 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Emily Halpern, Eric L. Haney, Randy Huggins
In Loco Parentis

#23 - In Loco Parentis

Season 2 - Episode 20

The Unit is called in to help out the local SWAT team when a prominent school in Virginia is taken over by shooters. They must determine how to free the hostages without the students getting injured. On the homefront, Lissy has a young man interested in her, which turns into a delicate situation as he is the son of an Officer. Kim further complicates this matter, when she defies Tiffy’s orders and Lissy pays the price.

star 8.02
164 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Clayton Surratt, Emily Halpern, Randy Huggins, Todd Ellis Kessler

#24 - Freefall

Season 2 - Episode 22

When a Thai prince visits the U.S., Mack, Grey and Williams are up for bodyguard duty. In the mean time, Jonas and Bob jump out of a plane to catch a terrorist. The priorities change dramatically when Bob's parachute malfunctions

star 8.01
170 votes
Writers: Daniel Voll, Sara B. Cooper

#25 - Inquisition

Season 4 - Episode 6

Hoping to con a terrorist into exposing his accomplices before they escape, the team produces phony evidence of an attack.

star 8.00
167 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Patrick Moss, Shannon Rutherford