Dennis Haysbert by Ron Jaffe/CBS
Jeers to The Unit for letting nepotism run rampant. Recurring guest star Rebecca Pidgeon, the range-free wife of cocreator David Mamet (who casts her in almost everything he does), turned up again as a British government liaison who blackmailed Dennis Haysbert's Jonas into spying on a possibly traitorous friend. Cocreator Shawn Ryan has also cast his spouse, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, on The Unit as well as his other drama, The Shield. At least Phil Hendrie came by his occasional role the old-fashioned way: The talk-radio chameleon ably plays the general manager of a military radio station. Finally, somebody advances based on merit alone!

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