Rendezvous – 37

[This episode is where Bud and Harriett’s relationship began in earnest; A good storyline although aspects are ridiculous to the absurd; contains more ‘back-story’ about Mac’s childhood]

An abused woman, Liz Holst, testified that she had been going to sleep with Felker; but, “couldn’t go through with it” so had asked to go swimming. When she returned from the swim she said that she found Felker dead and thinking that the murderer might still be around she went home. When she arrived hom she found that her abusive husband, CPO Holst, the defendant in the case, still wasn’t home. When the JAG officers assigned to the case, Harm (H) and Harriet (Ht), were helping her move into the women’s shelter she dropped a folder; and, Ht snooping in it found love letters to Liz from PO Carlos. Harm, doing his duty, informed Mac (M), about the letters and she blew up at him for “trying to sandbag her again.” He told her that Holst was “pushing all your daddy buttons” and also that her emotions were hurting her case. Later he apologized and she told him that her father would come home drunk and demand that she come and take his shoes off. “Then the yelling would start,” she said, “then the slapping… and then the sobbing… his over being sorry.” She said she “didn’t “know which was worse – his hitting or his sobbing that he was sorry.” It wasn’t long before her mother “left him and me with him.” She admitted to starting drinking herself “just to get away.” Harm told her that “once you ID your enemy you can defeat him.”
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