In " Sex Trade" – this week's installment of The Unit –Jonas and the team goes undercover to contact a nuclear weapon's smuggler who's also involved in smuggling young women for prostitution. Bridget Sullivan (Nicole Steinwedell) as the new female operative on the team continues to prove herself. Meanwhile the wives take on their new identities. Molly becomes VP of marketing for a mystery company, Tiffy becomes a high school teacher, and Kim becomes a nanny- a bittersweet reminder that she had to leave her own children behind in the transfer.
Read much more from Regina - including her thoughts on the election campaigns, and her interview with Unit newcomer Nicole - after the jump.
"Sudden Flight" continues the unimaginable plotline that began last week. America's president-elect has been assassinated. Determined to reel in the terrorists, the team boards an international flight using a scientist with secrets as bait. Meanwhile the team wives drop anchor in a new home with new identities. Missing what they've left behind, the adjustment is hard. Kim, especially — missing her two older children and a newborn — tries to get back "home."
As we came back to work in July on this new season, the writers' stike that slowed the industry earlier in the year was resolved along with a new agreement with the Directors Guild. The actors returned without a new contract, and to date there is an impasse. People are tense waiting for a resolution, and many projects have been suspended. There are rumors that SAG will turn over the question of whether to strike to its members any day. There is an uneasiness, a tension as to which way to turn to secure our future.
Certainly these are uneasy times in this country as the economy crashes and we search for weapons of mass destruction and we look outside and within as pundents argue over who's to blame.... We look for a change. Who's going to turn things around? Even as we hurdle forward into the unknown, into the unpredictable and unprecedented future, the question keeps circling back around to: What are we willing to sacrifice to get back to where we want to go?
"And the times, they are a-changing."
Read much more from Regina after the jump.
The Unit finally returns. We have moved from Tuesday to Sunday nights. The season premiere, "Sacrifice," is directed by David Mamet.
The show continues to focus on the men engaging in covert operations around the globe and their wives who keep their secrets. Last season we saw ...
While The Great Debaters dominated the film categories at Thursday's NAACP Image Awards it turned eight nods into a quartet of wins (including best motion picture and acting kudos for Denzel Washington and Jurnee Smollett) Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Grey's Anatomy emerged as the most-lauded TV series. Grey's walked away with drama series and writing team honors, while Chandra Wilson scored best supporting actress. TBS' House of Payne, meanwhile, was named best comedy series, while LaVan Davis and Lance Gross won for lead and supporting actor in a comedy, respectively.In the other TV races, Ugly Betty's America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams won for lead and supporting comedy actress; CSI: NY's Hill Harper and The Unit's Regina Taylor copped the top prizes on the drama side; and House's Omar Epps took home the supporting actor/drama trophy.
Angel Wainwright plays Betsy, Jonas and Molly Blane's strong-willed daughter. "She's a fighter," Angel declares. "A young woman who has a deep need to be something. She admires her father deeply. Admires his strength. But her mother..." Here Angel hesitates, perhaps because she's talking to the person who plays her mother. Then, carefully: "She misunderstands her mother. She doesn't relate to Molly's strength. Doesn't appreciate her mother's accomplishments. Doesn't want to be like her."There is definitely a mother-daughter conflict in the Blane household. Molly, seeing how much her daughter is like her both are hardheaded wants to protect her daughter from the mistakes she's made. Wants her child to skip over the tough experiences. Wants her to avoid the pain that life brings. If only her child would listen to her. Molly knows that her daughter has to experience life for herself on her own terms, that it's the good and bad episodes in life that build character, hopefu...