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The Best Episodes of The Unit

Every episode of The Unit ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Unit!

A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.

Genres:Action & AdventureDrama
Network:CBS

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Unit" is "Play 16", rated 8.9/10 from 288 user votes. It was directed by James Whitmore Jr. and written by N/A. "Play 16" aired on 11/13/2007 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Five Brothers".

  • Play 16
    8.9/10 288 votes

    #1 - Play 16

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2007-11-13

    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.

    Director: James Whitmore Jr.

    Writer: N/A

  • Five Brothers
    8.6/10 276 votes

    #2 - Five Brothers

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2007-11-06

    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.

    Director: Steve Gomer

    Writer: Frank Military

  • Into Hell (1)
    8.5/10 214 votes

    #3 - Into Hell (1)

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2008-11-09

    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.

    Director: Krishna Rao

    Writer: N/A

  • In Loco Parentis
    8.4/10 240 votes

    #4 - In Loco Parentis

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2007-04-10

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dark of the Moon
    8.3/10 276 votes

    #5 - Dark of the Moon

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2007-02-27

    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.

    Director: Michael Zinberg

    Writer: Eric L. Haney

  • Paradise Lost
    8.3/10 236 votes

    #6 - Paradise Lost

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2007-05-08

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Pandemonium (1)
    8.3/10 253 votes

    #7 - Pandemonium (1)

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2007-09-25

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Pandemonium (2)
    8.3/10 239 votes

    #8 - Pandemonium (2)

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2007-10-02

    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.

    Director: Steven DePaul

    Writer: N/A

  • Sacrifice
    8.3/10 240 votes

    #9 - Sacrifice

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2008-09-28

    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.

    Director: David Mamet

    Writer: Frank Military

  • Hill 60
    8.3/10 219 votes

    #10 - Hill 60

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2009-03-15

    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.

    Director: James Whitmore Jr.

    Writer: N/A

  • Unknown Soldier
    8.3/10 234 votes

    #11 - Unknown Soldier

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-05-10

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Into Hell (2)
    8.2/10 217 votes

    #12 - Into Hell (2)

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2008-11-16

    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.

    Director: Fred Gerber

    Writer: Frank Military

  • Endgame
    8.1/10 195 votes

    #13 - Endgame

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2009-05-03

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

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: N/A

  • SERE
    8.0/10 331 votes

    #14 - SERE

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2006-04-25

    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.

    Director: Steven DePaul

    Writer: Carol Flint

  • Natural Selection
    8.0/10 251 votes

    #15 - Natural Selection

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2006-11-14

    While struggling to keep himself and his translator alive after their helicopter crashes in Siberia, Bob remembers the process in which he went through to become a member of the Unit.

    Director: Helen Shaver

    Writer: N/A

  • Dedication
    7.9/10 286 votes

    #16 - Dedication

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2006-04-18

    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.

    Director: Helen Shaver

    Writer: N/A

  • The Wall
    7.9/10 273 votes

    #17 - The Wall

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2006-05-16

    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.

    Director: David Mamet

    Writer: Eric L. Haney

  • The Kill Zone
    7.9/10 234 votes

    #18 - The Kill Zone

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2006-10-03

    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.

    Director: Steve Gomer

    Writer: Lynn Mamet

  • Sudden Flight
    7.9/10 205 votes

    #19 - Sudden Flight

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2008-10-05

    The team follows a scientist who may have been targeted by terrorists, hoping to link those same terrorists to a presidential assassination plot.

    Director: Steven DePaul

    Writer: N/A

  • Bait
    7.8/10 220 votes

    #20 - Bait

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2006-11-28

    Jonas heads off to the Democratic Republic of Georgia and finds himself in trouble. On the home front, Mack and Tiffy are fighting her legal troubles and Colonel Ryan is going head to head with the vice president's men.

    Director: Jean de Segonzac

    Writer: N/A

  • Silver Star
    7.8/10 239 votes

    #21 - Silver Star

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2006-12-12

    Jonas and Molly celebrate the overdue presentation of George Blane with the Silver Star for his service in Korea, but are interrupted by the discovery that their nephew is beating his wife. Jonas attempts to remedy his nephew's behavior by sharing memories of his father after he returned from war.Meanwhile, Mack offers help to a jet that needs assistance to land after the pilot dies in mid flight and the jet flies into a restricted area. Piloting the jet is a former Ranger, with an alcohol problem and Mack calls Bob into help him.

    Director: Bill L. Norton

    Writer: David Mamet

  • The Broom Cupboard
    7.8/10 241 votes

    #22 - The Broom Cupboard

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2007-01-16

    Jonas is assigned to protect an US Senator on a humanitarian mission to an Asian country. Although he has been secretly ordered by the President of the United States to meet with the former Prince who is planning a revolution against the current regime. On the home front, Molly, Kim and Tiffy work with Jeremy in planning a surprise for Crystal.

    Director: Karen Gaviola

    Writer: N/A

  • Best Laid Plans
    7.8/10 180 votes

    #23 - Best Laid Plans

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 2009-03-29

    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.

    Director: Dean White

    Writer: N/A

  • Whiplash
    7.8/10 199 votes

    #24 - Whiplash

    Season 4 Episode 19 - Aired 2009-04-12

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chaos Theory
    7.8/10 175 votes

    #25 - Chaos Theory

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2009-04-26

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

    Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton

    Writer: N/A