[An interesting JAG plot, even with more than one internal inconsistencies which weren’t caught in editing. It does set up a substantial argument between Chegwidden and Coates; which, then was merely completely ignored in future episodes, as if it never happened. There were several un-named characters, annoying for a reviewer]
Ensign Monica De La Torre (DLT) was found strangled at the Norfolk Naval Ship yard, and fingernail scrapings matched the DNA of PO Luis Cumpiano (Cmp), who was found passed out on his ship with scratches on his arm and no memory of events since being forced to drink for initiation rites. JAG officer Mac (M) met Chaplain Oliver Stephens, who said he’d been “working closely” with Cmp for 3 years. He started preaching to M and said that he was an alcoholic in recovery for 17 years and Cmp was a leader of one of his groups. Mac shut him off by revealing that she was in recovery for “5 years and 10 months.” Campiano admitted he had been in recovery for 2 1/2 years, until shipmates wouldn’t take no for an answer and forced him into the “Tequila Bowl.” Literally, everyone anyone talked to said that Cmp “couldn’t have done it” because it was completely out of his character.