History Series / TheUnit

14th Mar '18 6:50:31 AM TacticalUrbanHomo
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** The show greatly exaggerates the secrecy of Delta Force. While the real unit does have a "cover" name (Formerly Combat Applications Group, now the Army Compartmented Element), the true nature of the unit is no secret; it is a matter of public record that the unit is part of Army Special Operations Command, and "Special Forces" is even in the unit's official designation, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta. And while operators are taught not to advertise the nature of their work, this does not go so far as removing them officially from the Army; they get ID cards, leave and earnings statements, and can go to the commissary and VFW like everyone else.
14th Mar '18 6:42:32 AM TacticalUrbanHomo
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The series finale ends with Jonas, who's marriage was the strongest of the show's main characters, falling apart and his wife Molly leaving him. There's two other semi-downers too: Grey gets married, but in doing so has to leave the unit. Similarly, Ryan accepts a promotion and is elevated from command of the unit, but he likely only did so because the team found out that he had lied to them over the past few episodes. Oh and them finding out about his affair with Tiffy probably didn't help either, even though that doesn't directly lead to his leaving.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The series finale ends with Jonas, who's whose marriage was the strongest of the show's main characters, falling apart and his wife Molly leaving him. There's two other semi-downers too: Grey gets married, but in doing so has to leave the unit. Similarly, Ryan accepts a promotion and is elevated from command of the unit, but he likely only did so because the team found out that he had lied to them over the past few episodes. Oh and them finding out about his affair with Tiffy probably didn't help either, even though that doesn't directly lead to his leaving.]]



* IHaveManyNames: Leon Drake, who's true name is never revealed (Leon Drake is just an alias the character uses while posing as a CIA Agent as part of his various evil schemes).

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* IHaveManyNames: Leon Drake, who's whose true name is never revealed (Leon Drake is just an alias the character uses while posing as a CIA Agent as part of his various evil schemes).
14th Mar '18 6:35:27 AM TacticalUrbanHomo
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* ArmorIsUseless: Averted for an FBI agent shot by Jonas.

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* ArmorIsUseless: Averted for an FBI a Border Patrol agent shot by Jonas.
3rd Sep '17 10:54:05 AM tiiger
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* ItNeverGetsEasier: ... this trope is also applied in "Gone Missing" and when the character at the heart of the moral dilemma there is in a later episode ordered to kill a mother and father (granted they were traitors, but it still left their baby an orphan), he is still clearly upset at having to do it.
19th Jul '17 5:00:45 AM Morgenthaler
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30th Nov '16 8:27:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbortedArc: Molly, who had a secret past which was never mentioned beyond that one episode. It does have [[FridgeBrilliance a surprisingly solid]] justification; the man who said he'd come looking for her only specifically knew her married name and that her husband was in the Army, which, as he put it, was enough information to find her. Shortly thereafter, however, the families of the Unit members are all uprooted and moved to another state under false identities; Molly's secret past would no longer have any way of finding her, since she, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist anymore.

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* AbortedArc: AbortedArc:
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Molly, who had a secret past which was never mentioned beyond that one episode. It does have [[FridgeBrilliance a surprisingly solid]] justification; the man who said he'd come looking for her only specifically knew her married name and that her husband was in the Army, which, as he put it, was enough information to find her. Shortly thereafter, however, the families of the Unit members are all uprooted and moved to another state under false identities; Molly's secret past would no longer have any way of finding her, since she, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist anymore.
30th Nov '16 8:26:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** Hector's girlfriend [[spoiler: who becomes Charlie's girlfriend after his death]] vanishes without a trace in the middle of the romance picking up as part of the BikiniBar mentioned below. Thinking about this makes his love interest in season four seem a little strange, and it's particularly odd considering that the issue of [[spoiler: Hector's death]] ''is'' revisited in season four.

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** Hector's girlfriend [[spoiler: who becomes Charlie's girlfriend after his death]] vanishes without a trace in the middle of the romance picking up as part of the BikiniBar mentioned below.up. Thinking about this makes his love interest in season four seem a little strange, and it's particularly odd considering that the issue of [[spoiler: Hector's death]] ''is'' revisited in season four.



* BikiniBar: Justified by explicitly stating it is a non-nude bar. Notable as one of the plot elements that fell victim to the writer's strike.


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* FamilyFriendlyStripper: Justified by explicitly stating it is a non-nude bar. Notable as one of the plot elements that fell victim to the writer's strike.
19th Oct '16 3:44:40 AM manofwarb
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A fifth season was planned, in which the following arcs would have been introduced.
** Bob suffers a CareerEndingInjury, goes to work for the CIA and constantly has to battle the VA medical bureauccy to get continuing treatment for his injuries.
* Jonas needs Mack's help in covering up his own injury, so he can continue to operate, and not have to retire.
* TheBrigadier Ryan is attempting to get himself demoted back to Colonel, so he can resume command of the Unit.
19th Oct '16 3:34:47 AM manofwarb
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Several
** The Unit is based off Delta Force. The actual Delta Force is in Fort Bragg, not the fictional Fort Griffith, Bragg is already known as the home base for Green Berets, so Delta doesn't have to go out of the way to hide what they actually do. Also, the typical squad of Delta Operatives is headed up by an officer (a captain) not a Seargent Major.
** While enlisted personnel can and do remain in an assignment such as Delta or the Special Forces for a long time, it is highly unusual for an officer in the modern era, especially a Colonel to remain in one command for four years. Subverted somewhat as Colonel Ryan is offered a plum Washington assignment in the beginning of Season 3, as is normal for an officer, but he turns it down. Typically though, such a move would end a senior officer's career.
13th Mar '16 7:35:27 AM Ominae
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