Over There (2005): S01E11 – Orphans


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.


CPT Baron tries unsuccessfully to convince SSG Silas to re-enlist. The fire team is ordered to evict the residents of an orphanage that has been designated as being needed for “public use.” Upon arriving at the site, the unit destroys a box they believe to contain a bomb, only to find out that it actually housed a young boy’s chess set. The incident angers a young French woman who runs the orphanage. “Scream” gives the boy his own chess set as a replacement, and “Dim” accepts the boy’s challenge to a game. Stateside, Terry discovers that Bo’s father has been cashing his military paychecks. A suicide car bomb damages the orphanage building and kills the young chess player. “Scream” and the orphanage director begin to develop feelings for one another, and spend the night together. “Smoke” offers to play “Dim” in a game of chess, and (much to “Dim’s” surprise) wins. “Scream” agrees to renew his enlistment under the condition that the Army makes proper provisions for the orphans. He informs his paramour of the arrangement, and tells her that it would be better for her, and the orphans, if the Army weren’t around for a while (himself included). Sergio feels increasingly conflicted over his attraction to Anna. Bo drives to Abilene, over Terry’s objections, to confront his father.

Over There Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 05 October 2005.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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