Over There (2005): S01E12 – Weapons of Mass Destruction


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.


The fire team is burdened with the task of training a group of inexperienced Iraqi soldiers, then must put their lives in the men’s hands as they search for an elusive, well-financed bomber. Bo confronts his father over the theft of his paychecks and ends up beating him into unconsciousness when the man attacks him. Vanessa experiences increasing difficulty staying “on the wagon.” When “Doublewide” calls home to Sergio, she senses that something is wrong in his demeanor. Lieutenant Hunter arrives, seemingly on a mission to make things more difficult for the squad. After commandeering the Sergeant’s tent, he makes it known that he wants to be intimately involved with all aspects of the search, the underlying message being that he wants the credit should the bomber be apprehended. He and “Scream” clash when the lieutenant fires into the darkness after seeing “someone running” (not taking into consideration that there are US soldiers on sentry duty standing watch just outside the camp), and again over that best tact to take while questioning a detainee. One of the sharper Iraqi trainees makes an astute observation during the house-to-house search and convinces the team to return to the residence after nightfall. The lieutenant storms angrily onto the scene just as “Scream” gives the order to advance, and the bomber pops out of his hiding place and hurls a hand grenade at the group. Though no one is injured, the explosion gives the bomber a chance to flee; as “Angel,” Tariq, the Lieutenant, and “Scream” pursue the suspect, “Scream” deliberately interferes with “Underpants” aim, allowing “Angel” and “Tariq” to take down the insurgent, after which “Scream” sarcastically congratulates the lieutenant for the kill. Sergio and Anna’s plans to consummate their relationship are interrupted when Army messengers arrive with the news that Anna’s husband, Enrique, has been killed in action.

Over There Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 19 October 2005.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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