History Series / TheUnit

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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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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28th Feb '16 7:23:35 AM skidoo23
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* ItGetsEasier: addressed on several occasions. As discussed directly in "Gone Missing," the team relies on this in order to do its job. Nonetheless...
* 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.


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* SmitingEvilFeelsGood: "Gone Missing" ends with Jonas saying outright that you have to pretty much enjoy killing to get the job done.
19th Dec '15 7:52:41 PM nombretomado
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US TV series running from 2006 to 2009 for a total of four seasons, created by Shawn Ryan (creator of TheShield) and famed playwright Creator/DavidMamet.

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US TV series running from 2006 to 2009 for a total of four seasons, created by Shawn Ryan (creator of TheShield) ''Series/TheShield'') and famed playwright Creator/DavidMamet.



** Subverted with David Rees Snell's character of Leon Drake. Many fans were expecting the character to make some sort of reference to TheShield, as part of a stealth [[{{Crossover}} shared universe]] reveal that Leon Drake was Ronnie Gardocki, having escaped from prison and become a super-terrorist following the finale of TheShield.

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** Subverted with David Rees Snell's character of Leon Drake. Many fans were expecting the character to make some sort of reference to TheShield, ''Series/TheShield'', as part of a stealth [[{{Crossover}} shared universe]] reveal that Leon Drake was Ronnie Gardocki, having escaped from prison and become a super-terrorist following the finale of TheShield.''Series/TheShield''.
3rd Oct '15 9:43:35 AM nombretomado
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* TheBookCipher: In "Paradise Lost", Jonas uses a book code from [[spoiler: the poem ''ParadiseLost'' to communicate to Molly that he has arrived safely in Panama.]]

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* TheBookCipher: In "Paradise Lost", Jonas uses a book code from [[spoiler: the poem ''ParadiseLost'' ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' to communicate to Molly that he has arrived safely in Panama.]]
3rd Sep '15 4:41:42 PM toonman2
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** Addressed in "Gone Missing" when one of the main members begins to be haunted by the people he's killed and nearly blows a mission to kill another. He learns that most members of the UNIT go through a similar experience until the finally come to the conclusion that they like killing (or some similar rationalization).

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** Addressed in "Gone Missing" when one of the main members begins to be haunted by the people he's killed and nearly blows a mission to kill another. He learns that most members of the UNIT Unit go through a similar experience until the finally come to the conclusion that they like killing (or some similar rationalization).


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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Seen in play several times given the nature of the work the Unit does.
3rd Sep '15 4:38:00 PM toonman2
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** Addressed in "Gone Missing" when one of the main members begins to be haunted by the people he's killed and nearly blows a mission to kill another. He learns that most members of the UNIT go through a similar experience until the finally come to the conclusion that they like killing (or some similar rationalization).
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