Defenseless – 48

[This was an odd show with an awkward, barely believable ending.]

Harm (H) was selected by the JAG, Chegwidden (C) to investigate, and “wrap it up quietly and quick,” the shooting of a Turkish military attaché to NATO, Col Behrouz Hasan. Ensign Elizabeth Lane, a data systems officer assigned to the Turkish embassy two months previously for upgrades, shot Hasan in her apartment and was now in confinement – but “in a daze.” Harm took Bud (B) with him and, when Mac (M) said she was upset over not being assigned, he took her along too saying that “C didn’t tell me I couldn’t.” They spent the entire episode investigating and defending Lane who claimed to have a poor memory – M opinioned due to post traumatic stress. Mac believed that “women’s intuition” for danger was a valid defense.
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People vs. Rabb – 47

Russian Mafioso Stephan Gregorovitch Konaplanik called JAG officer, Harmon Rabb (H) to sell him documents about his fathers whereabouts. While delivering the documents, Col Mikhail Parlovski, KGB, showed up to prevent the sale. Bumbling FBI agents, who had been following Konaplanik, tripped over a garbage can and Parlovski shot Konaplanik. Harm wrestled the gun from Konaplanik just as the incompetent FBI, Novack and Grenin, arrived on scene and arrested H. Chegwidden (C) watched their interrogation of H and was pissed; so, he had Bud (B) go get Webb (W) to “spring H.”
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Impact – 46

Something hit a marine helicopter during maneuvers causing it to crash and killing the pilot. JAG officers Harm (H) and Bud (B) were sent to 29 Palms to investigate the mishap, surprising Mac (M) that she was left behind from a marine investigation. Chegwidden (C) had given her an admirals gambling case to review. Harm and B found a strange piece of metal at the site just before Clark Palmer appeared and kicked them off the investigation claiming that he was DSD. Harm stole a small piece and sent it for analysis.
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Above and Beyond – 45

A black Navy SEAL, Lt Curtis Rivers, was nominated by Pres Clinton to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, for rescuing Under Secretary of State Lawrence Culbertson from terrorists before they killed him. Unfortunately, Rivers’ squad disliked him and, as they were only supposed to be doing recon, argued with him when he led them into rescue Culbertson. Rivers killed eight terrorists and went back for the wounded PO Douglas who told him to go leave him. Rivers lit off a pop up flare and carried Culbertson to the beach.
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Against All Enemies – 44

An AMRAAM missile was being tested near North Korea and a “civilian” plane flew into the test zone so the captain ordered the test to “stand down.” But, as the pilot did so, the missle spontaneously fired killing thirty-one people. JAG officers Harm (H), Mac (M) and Bud (B) were sent to the USS Reprisal to investigate.
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Vanished – 42

A fully armed F-14 disappeared in a storm in the Bermuda triangle along with its pilot, Cdr. Douglas and his RIO. The JAG, Chegwidden (C), sent Harm (H), Mac (M) and Bud (B) to investigate. Bud ranted about the Bermuda triangle, aliens and UFO sightings through the whole episode along with the “Brain nuts” (doughnuts) he was eating which had ginko biloba frosting.
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The King of the Fleas – 43

The wheelchair bound, accordion playing, ex POW, “King of the Fleas”, Roscoe Martin, spotted the Commander of his old Vietnamese prison camp on a US street, and killed him. The JAG, Chegwidden (C), sent Harm (H) to investigate. Martin had been a captured deserter from his unit and had been tortured; but, when he gave in to the Viet Cong he was pronounced “king” over the other prisoners and was given special respect by the guards.
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Blind Side – 41

JAG officer Harm’s (H) old flight instructor and mentor, Capt. Gary Hockhausen, was out for th six-month “checkout” of one of his junior flight instructors, Lt Peter Judd, when Judd hit a pole and had to eject. The loose jet crashed into Melanie and Joshua Lanier’s car killing them both. Harm and Bud (B) were sent to investigate and were sheparded around by a sort of “motor-mouth, air-head” from New York, Lt Schiparelli, who was a former cab driver and extremely loyal to Hockhausen. Judd’s RIO, Lt. Gerter, blew his knee and would never fly again. He revealed that they had been “pulling a hell of a lot of Gs” and almost blacked out when they had to bail.
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The Good of the Service – 38

A band of rebels kidnapped and held hostage five marines who were distributing food to Haiti civilians. Admiral Colter of COMCARIB ordered Lt Col John Farrow to prepare his recon unit to extract the captives; but, 10 min before launch ordered him to stand down because “the state department wanted another crack at ‘talking’ to the rebels.” Capt Barnes brought Farrow intel that the rebels had killed another man and drug his body through the streets; then pressured Farrow into launching the operation, which he then did.
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The Court-Martial of Sandra Gilbert – 40

Arrogant marine, Lt. Col. Turner, charged 1st Lt. Sandra Gilbert, top in her class as a Cobra pilot, with disobeying his specific order, as well as “conduct unbecoming,” when she “related” with Gunnery Sgt. Maxwell Frankl. JAG officer Harm (H) tried to tease Mac (M) about her quick volunteering to investigate the case. She said that she just wanted Gilbert to get a fair shake and H returned “no playing the gender card.” General McCartney called the JAG, Chegwidden (C), at home to request that everything be handled “quietly” because he was undergoing interrogation by congress for funding.
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Ghost Ship – 39

[A very pivotal JAG episode in that Harm finds critical information which eventually leads to him finding closure about his father. Not only with an artifact but with “networking” into the KGB. Written by the series creator, Donald Bellasario]

Alameda county was trying to raise the money to refurbish and keep up the mothballed carrier, USS Hornet, for use as a museum. Two fortune seekers, Sibby Le Negro and Andy Kochifis, were cut torching into the “void” between the inner and outer hulls for possible artifacts when they found the skeleton of Lt Brian Tate, who had served with Harm’s (H) father. Tate was clutching a “Skoshi Tiger” patch worn by Vietnamese F-5 pilots and wearing an unmarked “go to hell” watch. The JAG, Chegwidden (C), sent Harm and Mac (M) to investigate and Bud (B) reluctantly stayed behind for research. Harm remembered his childhood visit to the Hornet with his father when he got to set in a cockpit.
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