Written by: Scott Gemmill; Watch Now: – Sorry, not available on Amazon
On his way to visit with the US president, professor Dubotu – peoples poet beloved by Sudanese, was mugged. A car pulled up and chased the mugger away at gunpoint then slugged Dubotu and kidnapped him. JAG officers Harm (H) and Mac (M) have returned from Russia and H packed up his fathers memorabilia which he kept in his office. He removed his fathers MIA bracelet that he had always worn. Webb (W) and Chegwidden (C) brief them on a “mission” which the SECNAV had authorized. Since the Sudanese president had been assassinated, two factions were fighting for power. In the north was Ambassador Ki Moshak, new school, politically savvy and says he’ll let there be US presence; in the south was, hard-liner, old school, US hating general Hyad Zulake. Dubotu hadn’t taken sides but whoever he endorses would win.
Harm had given a “joyride” to Moshak in a tomcat previously and so was invited to a ball at the embassy. Webb wanted he and M to tap into Moshak’s computer during a 6 second power loss planned for that night. Both C and H “smelled a rat” and questioned W about what he wasn’t telling them. They both got into the stairwell during the blackout. Mac feigned passing out drunk and being sick to draw the two guards from the security room while H entered the ambassadors office and de-focused the camera. Mac was going to be forcibly removed but she barged back into the embassy room forcing a more rapid initiation of “act one” the take over of the embassy where Moshak was shot in the shoulder.
Harm still up in the office called C and told him of the take over. Then when the camera problem was discovered and repaired he disabled the guard and went to find M. Harm overheard Moshak talk to the leader of the “rebels,” Col Shahala, and tell him not to loose nerve and be ready for “act two.” Harm and M watched as a message from Shahala was broadcast to an external uplink and claimed that they were Gen Zulake’s forces, offered to release Moshak for medical attention to which he magnanimously refused.
Webb who was in Cs office watching the network channels was summoned to the DOD meeting but C refused to let him leave the room as long as his people were messed up in Ws problem. The SECNAV came ranting with rhetoric until C stood up to him with that fact that it was he who had authorized it in the first place! Shahala and Moshak went on the air again with “act 2” where Shahala pulled his gun to shoot Moshak but they actually fought and Moshak was shot real – actually killed with a look of surprise. Mac went to the roof and H the basement. Mac was captured and taken to Moshak. Harm found Dubotu being held in the basement and rescued him only to be lectured about shooting the guard! “Violence begets violence”, he said, and “in your country you GO to war, in mine war comes to us.” He refused to take a gun from H. Moshak radioed to his guard to “find Rabb” and H flippantly used the radio to say “I’ll be right there.”
Moshak then used M as a hostage to draw in H. The idiot Dubotu still refused to help. Harm routed the security camera of the ambassadors office into the external up-link just as the power went off in the police “standard procedure.” Harm was captured and taken to Moshak. He declined a drink but asked for a cigar. He stood by the window and flicked his lighter in Morse code “P W R.” Bud, watching the television, recognized Hs shoulder boards and knew the code. He deduced that H was saying “turn back on the power.” After obstructing for a minute C pressured him into ordering the power back on. They then saw the video from the office and W recognized a container of Ebola Virus on the desk.
Chegwidden immediately recognized that W had suckered him into using his people – again. Webb confessed that Moshak had rumoredly expressed interest in chemical weapons shortly before some were stolen from a US lab. Chegwidden got in his face about “better get them out of there” and W asked “or what, you’ll break my nose, again?” He eventually gave the order for his people to “get in there.” Mac told H that she was ok because Moshak “hits like a girl.” When Moshak realized what H had done they hurriedly convinced him that his only recourse was to “run quickly to the Iranian embassy for refuge.” He did, but took M and the Ebola with him. Dubotu convinced the guards to put their weapons down non-violently and H ran after M. Moshak laid a vial on a cart and rolled it toward H. Mac called “incoming” and H was able to shoot Moshak in time to catch the vial before it hit the ground. Mac took Moshak down and told him to “never hit a lady.”
They convinced Dubotu to broadcast to his people from the podium. Bud absentmindedly took a pregnancy test from Harriet then realized while he was talking to C that Ht was pregnant. Webb told M that she had ruined the government’s dress and she said “so bill me.” Harm and M left the embassy arm in arm with H saying “We should go out together more often.” M said “yea, I had a wonderful time.”