ⓘ List of The Unit characters

                                     

ⓘ List of The Unit characters

Sergeant Major Jonas Blane United States Army, callsign: Snake Doctor is the main protagonist in the series. He is portrayed by Dennis Haysbert. He is presumed to be in his 40s and has a daughter, Betsy, and a wife named Molly Blane.

Sergeant Sam McBride, U.S. army, with the call sign "whiplash" joins the unit in the middle of the fourth season and takes place in the nervous final test of loyalty where he is apparently arrested by the ATF who hold him responsible for the death of a judge during a training exercise. Later we find out its because of his reputation among his peers as a loner. He passes the test and participated in five operations as part of the units of the group "alpha" with great success, including help to kill the sniper who shot your predecessor.

However, he seems to develop an obsession the Unit member Bridget Sullivan, who takes a serious turn. Little is known about his background, as only one ex-girlfriend surfaced and he seems very casual, shallow relationship with her. He uses a Glock 9mm pistol, despite Mack Gerhardt trying to persuade him to switch to a Colt 45. He seems very experienced in the art of free running, jumping from object to object without touching the ground. He is very inventive and technically adroit, especially in the escape Plan. He is also extremely ruthless when he needs to be."

According to the writers, in season 5, it was planned that Bridget Sullivan has discovered that Sam is actually gay, so his reputation as a loner and his lack of long-term relationships with women. He agonizes over whether or not come out to his macho colleagues, allowing the series to resolve the dispute around us militarys dont ask dont tell policy regarding homosexuality. Ironically, given their history Bridget became his confidant and when she is mortally wounded on a mission, her last words to forgive him for the fake rape he forced her to endure. At the end of the season Sam was promoted to assistant Director and assistance of Charles grey, in training new recruits in order to bring the alpha team at full strength.