Over There (2005): S01E10 – Suicide Rain


Introduction

Over There is an American action war drama television series co-created by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo and produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

It premiered in the US on 27 July 2005 on FX and in Canada on 06 September 2005, on the History Television channel.

Outline

Several of the squad members receive disturbing news from home. While “Angel” assists another unit in handing out food at a local village, a woman hurls an explosive device into the supply truck, killing herself and killing and wounding a number of Army personnel and civilians. Lieutenant Hunter and Corporal Shaver (a burned-out medic with a death wish) clash over proper triage procedures – the lieutenant wants Americans treated first, regardless of medical need. PVT Dane, who sustained a minor head injury in the blast, wanders off and is taken hostage by a distraught man whose son was also injured; the man threatens to kill the soldier with his own M4A1 if his son’s wounds are not tended to immediately. “Angel” and the medic are sent to treat the boy, with orders to kill the man if need be to secure the release of the hostage. CPL Shaver is forced to amputate the boy’s right leg due to blood poisoning, and although at first the procedure appears to be successful, the youth soon goes into convulsions and dies. When the man threatens PVT Dane, CPL Shaver asks to be the one who is shot because “I’m the one who killed your son.” “Angel” attempts to wrestle the weapon away from the man just as the team bursts in, and the man is brought down in a hail of automatic gunfire. Much to everyone’s shock, they realize that PVT Dane was also killed in the assault by an errant round, whereupon CPL Shaver jams the barrel of a pistol into his mouth and commits suicide. Back home, Bo struggles to adapt to his new physical condition, Sergio’s relationship with another Army spouse heats up, and Vanessa tries to make amends for her drinking.

Over There Series

You can find a full index and overview of Over There here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 28 September 2005.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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