Strike Back: Origins: Miniseries (2013)

Strike Back: Origins

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Air date: Oct 25, 2013

Action-adventure series about a troubled former British-special-forces operative who rejoins his unit for a counterterrorism mission in Iraq begins with the squad, Section 20, trying to rescue a kidnapped journalist.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2013

Porter attempts to infiltrate the terrorist group that has kidnapped a prominent journalist, while Thompson tries to keep a close eye on Porter.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2013

Harare, Zimbabwe: President Robert Mugabe makes a live address at the National Assembly. As he leaves the venue, Mugabe is shot dead by a single bullet. Colonel Tshuma of Zimbabwe's Secret Intelligence Service and his Elite Guards lead the hunt for the perpetrators. Gunman Felix Masuku is cornered. But when an official motorcade drives by, Masuku realises that he didn't actually kill Mugabe, but one of his body doubles.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2013

Collinson travels to South Africa to confront the contact who betrayed Section 20, but finds it may be too late, while Col. Tshuma launches a manhunt to find Porter and Masuku.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2013

In Afghanistan, a U.K. missile-guidance system is hacked, and Section leaders suspect it could be related to a missing software engineer, so Porter poses as an arms dealer in an effort to track down the man.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2013

In the series finale, Porter attempts to gain the trust of a captor to affect his escape from a compound in Pakistan, while Thompson has suspicions about Collinson after a surprising revelation.

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If there's less graphic violence and sex here than in the current Strike Back, there's still plenty to make this another win for fans of action drama.

Oct 25, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's just good to see Strike Back: Origins finally getting some airtime in the U.S.

Oct 28, 2013 | Full Review…

Ultimately, I prefer the taste of the one I sampled first, but I can absolutely see the appeal of the original recipe.

Oct 25, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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