Baby It’s Cold Outside – 121

The JAG, Chegwidden (C), headed a captain selection board and had Mac (M) take his place as temporary JAG. The SECNAV pressured C to promote Lindsey (L),carefully avoiding using his name directly. Chegwidden presented Lindsey personally but he clearly wasn’t as good as the other candidates we saw presented. Under direct questions from Capt. Ingles, C couldn’t say that he would have Lindsey on his staff “because he goes beyond the limit.” Lindsey ran around apologizing to C and M but it didn’t help. The SECNAV then wouldn’t sign the selection boards recommendations and ordered C to “have them do it again” paying particular attention to those with “computer and clerical background”! When the board wouldn’t be bullied he finally threatened C with dumping on him in his next fitness evaluation.
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Touch and Go – 120

Caitlin Pike is back at JAG, TDY, and Chegwidden (C) offered her a position which made Singer (S) jealous. Adm Curt Hollenbeck, a friend of Cs, was selected to be the new Inspector General. Pike told Harm (H) that Hollenbeck had groped her four years earlier and they were overheard by S. Pike also told Mac (M) of an additional un-amicable affair with another senior officer who had then given her a bad fit rep that had hurt her career. The story about Hollenbeck leaked to the press and H accused S of doing it. She didn’t deny it – just ‘You know me so little.” Hollenbeck was charged with conduct unbecoming and M got C to recuse her from defending him in an article 32 hearing. Harm prosecuted. Mattoni defended and asked S to “dig up dirt” on Pike for his defense.
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Family Secrets – 119

Bud (B) and Harriet (Ht) learned that Dr Lawrence Gettis had missed a myoma in Ht, and that he was test driving his new Porsche during her labor when a prolapsed cord occurred. The JAG, Chegwidden (C), talked B out of suing the government; but he instead filed dereliction of duty charges against Gettis. Brumby’s (Brum) new law firm was handling Gettis’ defense and when Sr partner Larry Kaliski tried to order him to take the case Brum quit the firm. Mac (M) prosecuted and C ordered B to “stay out of it.” Instead B tried to interject too much and became emotional. Even M had to dress him down for it. Despite the evidence against Gettis, Kaliski switched Ht’s ultrasound with a nearly identical ultrasound of another woman thus tricking a nervous doctor witness into identifying “the myoma” on the wrong ultrasound. Ht was called to the stand and, although Kaliski tried to trap her into lying, she admitted that she had had a previous abortion as a teen and a former doctor had diagnosed myoma; but, she hadn’t revealed any of that to Gettis. Gettis was acquitted and apologized to B and Ht.
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A Separate Peace (Part II) – 117

Admiral Nash relieved Boone of his command and his men all saluted (even indoors and uncovered) as sign of respect. The SECNAV pontificated angrily about public relations and threatened JAG officers Mac (M), Bud (B) and Harm(H). He said that he didn’t trust Hs judgment to be the JAG attorney on the case and demanded assurance that Harm would consider the good of the service as prime. Because he had been assigned defense council, Harm stood his ground and refused to be threatened such that Chegwidden (C) had to point out to the SECNAV that under constitutional law Harms job was exclusively to Boone. None-the-less the SECNAV flounced threateningly that if H “made the navy look bad he would cut him off at the knees.”
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A Separate Peace (Part I) – 116

[The first of a two part JAG episode] While waiting for the SECNAV, Admiral Thomas Boone told Harm (H) how he had aced Rabb Sr (R) out of making the 100,000th trap on the Ticonderoga because R had to go around for a visual inspection of his tail hook thinking it not properly extended. Boone was up for taking command of the 6th fleet but the SECNAV said that there was an anonymous tip that Boon had taken part in killing civilians in Tan Dien village, Vietnam. The SECNAV asked JAG officer Sara Mackenzie (M) to investigate without any paperwork and report directly to him before the confirmation hearings.
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The Princess and the Petty Officer – 118

[A significant JAG episode due to the breakup of Chegwidden and Walden. Cameo appearance of Rudy Bosch, runner up in “survivor.”] Princess Fatima al Amatullah (Fanny) and PO James Elling were married after he smuggled her into the US with forged documents. Her father and “first husband,” from a prearranged marriage, wanted her back. Harm (H) defended Elling against Bud (B), who was prosecuting in behalf of a hard-nose admiral. Harm asked Mac (M) to defend the princess in the US immigration court (which was on her way past a shoe outlet). Nearly everyone M met, including the judge, commented that they had seen her performance on “JAG TV.”
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JAG TV – 115

Ensign Kingsly killed Misty James, her husband Andy’s lover, with a pipe while she was forcing Andy to break up with Misty as she watched. JAG attorneys Harm (H) and Mac (M) investigated and found that Kingsley and her husband had different stories but James had no defensive marks on her body and the fingerprints on the pipe, which were hers, were placed over spinal fluid meaning that she was attacked by surprised and the pipe placed in her hand after she had been hit.
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Flight Risk – 114

[A barely believable episode and not at all the type of JAG episode we are accustomed to.]

Tiner (Ti) looked through a college catalogue for classes to complete his bachelor’s degree thinking of going to law school. Then he commented to Gunny (G) that he thought that being a lawyer was too calm and peaceful using the office as an example of people being so “nice.” Gunny complimented him on his powers of observation. Renee showed a sneak preview of her election commercial for Bobbi Latham to the JAG crew but it was all about anti-military spending and fell flat. She said they weren’t her target audience. Harm (H) hadn’t heard from Sergei (Sg) in two weeks. Renee still nagged Harm to tell his mother about his half-brother Sergei. After all she had raised H alone so “probably wouldn’t break.” He came home one evening to find his mother and Renee in his apartment. Hs mother was on her way back from Venice where she renewed her vows with Frank, her new husband. Renee told H to ask them “where Frank bought their ring.” Harm might have told his mother about Sergei but she revealed that she had “grieved all over again” when she found out that H had evidence he was really dead.
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Florida Straits – 113

Brumby (Brum) came to Mac’s (M) apartment dressed in dark glasses and trench coat because “you only spend time with spy’s.” He said he had moved into Rock Creek Park with a good view and asked M to come with him to a lunch in his honor given by the boss of his new firm. Mac felt uncomfortable but agreed to go and was introduced to Larry Kaliski, senior partner at Ryan, Price and Sealy. Brum left her by herself and she saw Kaliski and others ogling her and Brum gloating about being with her. Upset, she confronted him and he flew off the handle playing the martyr about having to constantly pursue her and walk her dog. He angrily shot that he “wasn’t going to jeopardize this opportunity because of something that happened to her in her past” and told her to “get in the car.” He later called and left a message on her machine that he had calmed down enough to talk and gave his address which meant that M had to come to him. She did and found him, still arrogant and playing the martyr, but she apologized to him. She told him that he “challenged her, in the best way, my preconceptions about men.” He asked “do you love me?” and she said “yes.” He said “is that because I love you,” and she responded, “because you ARE you.” He lit a match and said he was adding “another light to celebrate another week of having each other in our lives.”
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Legacy (Part II) – 112

[The continuation of the JAG season opener, an important episode to Harm’s back-story]

Sergei Zhukov, Harm’s (H) recently found brother, showed H a photo that he carried of Harmon Rabb Sr and Sergei’s mother together in Russia. Meanwhile, Alexi the opportunist cab driver, met Mac (M) and Webb (W) at the airport. Mac asked him if he was still working for the CIA, KGB, FSB or Russian Mafia. Sokol interrupted them with: “no, for me.” Sokol was upset that they were in Russia and was going to deport them until W offered to work for him; because, “who else can you trust?” Sokol took W with him and told them both that H had already gone to investigate Krylof without realizing he was in the middle of the investigation of Rokotof the assassin.
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Legacy (Part I) – 111

[Two part JAG season opener important to Harm’s backstory]

Russian helicopter pilot Sergei Zhukov was shot down over Chechnya by a missile. Before it exploded he went back for his papers which turned out to be a photo of American JAG officer Harmon Rabb (H). Harm was sent to Russia to “advise” on the Russian military’s legal system. Chegwidden (C), told him “just don’t shoot holes in their courtroom ceilings.” He was stuck in an old lavatory with a selection of files 30 years old in Russian. A Russian came in appearing drunk and going to use the toilet before H strongly stopped him. He helped H read some Russian files until H showed insight into Russian soldiers’ problems then dropped his drunk act. Capt Volkonov told him that some “do-gooders” in the Kremlin arranged Hs mission but “these people see no advantage in it.” He enlisted Hs support in going after a corrupt Col Gen, Arkady Krylov. He showed H Krylov’s mansion which he had obtained by selling weapons to Chechens. Krylov was the Dept Commander of Western Forces who were actually fighting the Chechens!
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