Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington – 69

Written by: Stephen Zito; Watch Now: – Sorry, not available on Amazon

[An important episode to the “back story” where Mic Brumby came, Congresswoman Latham came and attached herself to Harm, and Christopher Ragal came, announcing himself as Mac’s ex-con husband.]

A “recon” team, at El Bakkar Kuwait before the Gulf War, was accused of using Sarin nerve gas on three American scientist traitors who were helping SadDAM. Sgt Clyde Morrison was currently the only survivor after PO Cary Dugan, who had videotaped the mission, committed suicide. Congresswoman Bobbi Latham (L) was holding House Committee hearings and asked Chegwidden (C) to assign Harm (H) TAD to her office to help be her “truth detector.” She said “I’ll owe you one,” and C told her that he had “every intention of collecting.”

Norman Delaport, ZNN investigative reporter – a “legend”, broke the story with a videotape of the mission which ended with Dugan being told to “stop videotaping.” Deleport got Sgt Richard Ford, who found the dead American bodies 2 days later, to say that Morrison had been carrying Sarin canisters, which is what they had died from. Mrs. Dugan was uncooperative with H and said she had already talked with Delaport. The official copy of the videotape was missing and Delaport, who L knew, refused to answer Hs questions claiming “privileged information.” Colonel Cobb testified that no nerve gas was used but congressman Martin stupidly asked “why were your men dressed in chemical suits then.” Letham was clearly jumping to conclusions and bullying witnesses – “playing for the publicity.” Harm had prompted L to ask Ford questions which showed he could have been mistaken about seeing canisters marked with “GB” (for Sarin) and she later told H that he had “made her look foolish.”

Cooking pasta for L in his apt, H told her that she “had been seduced by the story.” Seductively L told him “you don’t give an inch” and H said “I’m not good with compromises.” She said “you have to meet half way,” and H answered “sometimes half way isn’t close enough” before he kissed her.

Harm asked L to delay hearings so he could find the facts, then quit when she said no and wanted him to stand with her during a Deleport interview. Letham came to his apartment and called him names (quitter, about “pride”) trying to get him to come back. Bud (B) found Morrison in a bar. He told H that they only used teargas; but, that Deleport had already made his mind up and could “get you to say anything if he talked to you long enough.” Bud used “Millie,” his old flame, to find the original Videotape of operation Sirocco, which had been misfiled. Harm gave it to L who asked “am I going to like it?” Harm said “no” and she said she had “already taken a position” so he told her to “cut her losses” she was on the wrong side of the truth. She trapped Delaport into saying the tape was only 18 minutes long and that he had not paid for it. Mrs. Dugan said “it was 22 minutes long and that he had paid her for it.”

Harm proved that, in the last 4 minutes of tape, the canisters were labeled “CS”- for tear gas. Harm accused Delaport of deliberately leaving things out – and he said no “I decided what to put in.” Latham told Delaport that the committee was going to investigate him.

Mac (M) was assigned to defend PO Ellsworth who had bulldozed his congressman’s local headquarters. She went to pick up Mic Brumby (Brum), exchange officer from Australia, at the airport and confused him with someone else because he was traveling in civilian clothes. Chegwidden assigned Brum to assist M with Hs case load. He told her that his mother was American, he had dual citizenship, had graduated from Georgetown in law and had passed the DC bar ten years ago. Mac left Brum with Harriet (Ht) to show around and he said “I’ve seen all I need to” while looking at Ms departing back.

Christopher Ragal came to visit M, now that he was out of prison, and asked her why she hadn’t gotten a divorce from him. Mac told him that they were married “twelve years ago when my hair was a foot longer, skirts a foot shorter and was using Clearasil.” She said that she was drunk on their wedding day and during their honeymoon. He wanted a “second chance” and she told him she had already given him that. He said that after he did “3 – 5 for armed robbery” he followed her to Okinawa but didn’t have the nerve to face you with Major Farrow. Mac said that she had just “never gotten around to the paperwork for divorce” and didn’t want him around.

Ragal was shown explaining to his bookie, Benny Turpin, why he “hadn’t gotten the 15 bills from M yet.” Brumby came to Ms apartment “bringing cases” and said he “wouldn’t mind a beer” so she told him “it was late.” Ragal came to JAG because M didn’t answer calls. He reminded her when they “rode their Harley from Flagstaff to Gallup in the rain and she lost her shirt.” He said he wanted her back and she asked for the truth. He told her about owing Turpin $15,000 but “I don’t mind if I get my leg broke, I just want you back.” He said he was leaving the next day. Mac was shown with Ragal at the airport giving him $3,000, all she had, and saying “I don’t want to see you again,” before she kissed him. He was shown not boarding the plane after the kiss, to the title “… to be continued.”

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