Over There (2005): S01E13 – Follow the Money


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

Bo returns from Abilene and questions his ability to be a proper father, though Terry reassures him he is. “Dim” receives a video email from Vanessa apologising for all of her past transgressions. After Lieutenant “Underpants” leads the fire team into an ambush, “Scream” asks Captain Baron (whose nickname, we find out, is “The Duke”) to reassign the lieutenant. It is also revealed that the nickname “Underpants” comes from the lieutenant’s apparent predilection for wearing red Calvin Klein briefs. “Angel” turns 21. Anna informs Sergio that she is moving back home with her mother, after which he leaves “Doublewide” a tear-filled voice mail message. Later, while leading a convoy of civilian vehicles, “Doublewide” is ordered to run down a young boy who is signaling the column to stop; when she steadfastly refuses, the lieutenant machine-guns the child out of fear of being ambushed. At the local track, Bo encounters another amputee who has overcome his disability and offers to help Bo stay in the Army. When Bo officially receives his Purple Heart, he is surprised to learn that he has also been awarded the Bronze Star (along with the “V” device) in recognition of his courageous actions. Back on the War front, when several convoy vehicles are hit by RPG fire, the lieutenant orders the squad to stop and fight off the insurgent attack. “Smoke” saves “Dim’s” life after he was forced to engage one of the attackers in hand-to-hand combat, and Tariq is struck by an insurgent bullet from a Lee-Enfield but is saved from injury by his body armor. “Underpants'” reckless actions in trying to “take back” a panel truck results in the death of four soldiers. When “Dim” realizes that the Lieutenant’s goal was to protect the “money truck” (containing 340 million Iraqi dinars), he berates the lieutenant for his callous attitude. Just as the lieutenant orders “Scream” to arrest “Dim” for insubordination, the truck is struck by another RPG round and explodes. When the smoke and dust clears, the lieutenant is lying face down in a pool of blood, shot through the back by “friendly fire.” Afterward, as the squad members enjoy a beer around a camp fire and try to make sense of the day’s events, “Scream” tells them to “…tell it to your shrink in a couple years. The lucky ones live to feel guilty.”

Over There Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 26 October 2005.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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