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Jack and Greer try to convince their superiors to lead a covert ground assault to capture Suleiman. Jack's double life costs him an important relationship.

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Patricia Riggen

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Nazrin Choudhury, Tom Clancy (based on characters by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Krasinski ... Jack Ryan
Wendell Pierce ... James Greer
Abbie Cornish ... Cathy Mueller
Ali Suliman ... Suleiman
Dina Shihabi ... Hanin
Michael Gaston ... President Pickett
John Hoogenakker ... Matice
Timothy Hutton ... Nathan Singer
Adam Bernett ... Patrick Klinghoffer
Blair Brown ... Director Sue Joyce
Ron Canada ... D.N.I. Bobby Vig
Amir El-Masry ... Ibrahim
Daniel Kash ... D.O. Shelby Farnsworth
Jameel Khoury ... Al Radwan
Eileen Li ... Noreen Yang
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Jack and Greer try to convince their superiors to lead a covert ground assault to capture Suleiman. Jack's double life costs him an important relationship.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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According to Patricia Riggen, director of episodes 103, 105 and 107, working with military advisers on Jack Ryan was "fascinating." The raid from Episode 107 is an example of a scene that contrasts the expected narrative of a 'guns blazing' hostage extraction and targeted killing operation, but, according to Riggen, Delta's slow and noiseless assault is much more realistic than other fictional military raids audiences may have seen. See more »

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When Dr. Nadler (portrayed by Matt McCoy) receives the meds he asked for from Suleiman, Suleiman reminds Nadler what he asked for, antibiotics, acetaminophen, iodine, etc. Back in the "dungeon" where the medical personnel are held captive, he shares the medicine with the other team members, and then gets up to give some meds to the previous Arab terrorist cell leader who was usurped by Suleiman, and one of the medical team members asks Nadler what he is giving to the Arab? Nadler's answer is "he has had a fever for three days, his arm is broken, and....an aspirin tablet." This is incorrect, since Nadler neither asked for nor received aspirin (which is the most common trade name for acetylsalicylic acid), he asked for and received acetaminophen, which is the chemical and generic name for the medicine commonly known as Tylenol. Both are pain relievers and fever reducers, and both have chemical names which begin with "acet," but otherwise the two medications are quite different. See more »

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Jack Ryan (2017): You know, there's a few other bars in DC where you can get a club soda and lime.
James Greer: Uh, yeah. But if I went to one of those other bars, I might meet some friendly strangers, get into some conversation, end up having a good time. Only here, at this bar, can I sit next to a morose motherfucker in a J. Crew button-down. and be depressed all night...
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Bad Woman
Written by Jeffrey James Holstein
Performed by Jeffrey James Holstein
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a big win..
1 September 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan is a character driven political thriller about a CIA Analyst who worked behind a desk, is apparently now cornered on a field mission when the relationship among nations are under threat.

Recreating the character on screen, Cuse and Roland, the creators, have managed to live up to the expectation, if not excel, with a much more busier bubble than previously this iconic character received. Cuse and Roland; the writers of the entire structure of the season had the heart in the right place, with a mature story line and elaborated projects that is chewed in appropriately.

But the subjective procedure and inputs from various writers and directors, blending in, overpowers the taste and leaves things bit under-cooked. The art design should deserve the well earned applause on pulling off such complex and practical sequences that easily makes you cringe on your seat.

The background score is decent, the sound effects are sharp and not unnecessarily loud, the action or chase sequences are well choreographed and performed, if not executed, with a decent cinematography and camera work that offers palpable poignant environment.

The performance objective, is left short in here and is something that may grow like a hazardous virus as it ages on screen, since no supporting cast is helping the protagonist Krasinski, which literally makes it feel like a one-man job.

It is basically a game of ping-pong, but is done with such finesse that it is thoroughly entertaining and if not anything the attempt to reach for a higher ideal is definitely appreciative. The writers offers a definite closure in each episode which is always adequate and shows sign of its mature perspective.

The weakest link of the entire series would be its love track that just doesn't fit, no matter how much the writers attempt to fluently install it in, it doesn't work and the reason to that is also it being short on editing which is daft at certain point.

The weaving of the structure is so transparent that even audience can see the steps falling in pieces in front of it. Few one-liners, a knack for saying the last word in a conversation, elaborative script and Krasinski at the heart of it are the high points of the series.

Season 01

For an introductory act, it is far better than we usually get, but the expectations are higher and since it shows potential every now and then in storytelling, it aches to see when it shucks it away, by being obliged to its commercial aspect.

The Boy

The twists and turns are visible far before it even hits the screen but in its own silliness, it is exuberant to watch these characters survive through thick and thin due to some sloppy writing and execution.


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