Harm not only flies but also serves as the legal officer for his squadron aboard a carrier; friction develops between him and a hotshot pilot. Mac prosecutes, and Mic defends, a Marine weapons instructor for carelessly firing a new weapon system while drunk. Administrative screw-ups accumulate at the JAG headquarters, so GySgt. Galindez joins the JAG gang to help. Against Harm's advice his hotshot shipmate destroys an armored vehicle containing whom he believes to be Serbians intercepting refugees on the ground and placing them in danger, but who prove to be Russian ...
Mac flies to the carrier to investigate and prosecute in the killing of the Russians in the preceding episode; Bud and Mic soon join at sea, Bud to help Mac, and Mic to help Harm, who defends X-man. Justice prevails in an unexpected way.
A petty officer smuggles a pregnant Albanian woman aboard Harm's carrier; Harm helps with the defense of the sailor at trial. Harm does some good flying, but the CAG nudges Harm back toward the JAG Corps. The gunny starts his new duties.
Harm returns. On the bridge of a Naval vessel at sea, a jaygee, who is the son of the SecNav, fails and refuses to obey a direct order from his CO. The defendant insists on going to trial. Mic prosecutes, and Harm and Bud defend.
Harm receives his second DFC. Mic prosecutes a sailor accused of smuggling marijuana, and Mac defends; Harm and Bud seek a witness and rescuer who disappeared after an attempted rape. Chemistry and talk occur among Harm, Mac, and Mic.
At a psychic-research lab a subject, a lieutenant, wakes up and jumps to his death. The admiral in charge faces a court-martial for manslaughter and dereliction; Mac and Bud prosecute, and Harm defends. Mac has an enlightening experience.
The DoD has hired a retired SEAL to test physical security arrangements; his methods are extreme. He captures a submarine and takes her to sea. Bud serves as the official observer; Harm lends a hand. Gunny meets resistance and resentment.
During a drug bust in San Diego County, California, deputy sheriffs find a package bearing the return address of a woman in Panama who's the wife of the Marine colonel in charge of the drug-interdiction program in Panama. Harm and Mac go to Panama and investigate; Harm meets the wife, and she surprises Mac. They figure out the lady and her activities, and Mac suggests that she go on a shopping spree; instead she goes elsewhere and meets an unhappy result. Harm and Mac embellish their oral report to the colonel. Meanwhile Bud reunites with his college roommate; Bud ...
A newspaper prints an op-ed piece, contemptuous of the PotUS (and a violation of the UCMJ), which first appears to have come from Harm's office computer; Harm figures it out. Meanwhile Mac encounters an unusual question about childbearing.
A disabled Tomcat crashes and burns during an emergency landing aboard a carrier. Mac and Mic investigate; they later prosecute Skates, the LSO, for dereliction. Harm defends; while researching he and Bud meet resistance. Justice prevails.
Again at The Wall at Christmas, Harm meets Jenny Lake, a singer who, as a member of a USO troupe, entertained aboard Harm's father's carrier. She tells about their brief friendship. The JAG characters play other roles during flashbacks.
Harm and Mac advise students at a naval high-school academy during a mock trial based on an old case in the Navy. The students continue to investigate, and they find a witness not previously interviewed; he gives enlightening testimony.
A court condemned a Marine to death for the murders of three fellow Marines. Mac represents him in his final appeal; Mic represents the USA. Australia recalls Mic, so Harm replaces him. Harm and Mac argue hotly in a new sentence hearing.
While Harm and Mac investigate a murder aboard a ship at sea, Harm becomes trapped with two others inside the brig; a collision causes many problems, including flooding of the compartment. Harm solves the crime and becomes rescued.
A petty officer apparently was murdered during a visit by USS Chicago to Sydney, Australia, 28 years ago; the dead man has reappeared, become arrested, and asked to see a JAG officer of the USN. Harm, Bud, and Mac all wind up there.
The admiral unexpectedly arrives in Sydney, and the adventure continues. Mic prosecutes the US former petty officer, and Harm defends. Bud sustains an injury, and courtroom fireworks ensue. The JAG gang take the deserter back to the US.
Gunny and a Marine buddy stumble into a tussle near a gay bar; the gunny hits another man while helping to defend his friend. A court-martial finds him not guilty, but a civilian prosecutor also puts him on trial. The admiral defends him.
In Korea during the Korean War 23 Koreans died due to gunfire by US soldiers. The civilian press in the USA has refreshed accusations of an unjustified massacre. Harm, Mac, and others fly to Seoul to investigate; a hijacking interferes.
A displeased woman seaman "quits" and walks away; Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. She argues that her recruiter promised her training and a rating which she has not gotten. Bud makes an announcement, and the admiral makes a date.
During training five newbies and a jumpmaster jump from an aircraft; the jumpmaster signals the jump too soon; two trainees land in a lake, and one of them sustains an injury and soon dies. Mac and Harm prosecute, and Bud and Loren defend.
Mac has gone incognito at a Seabee center to investigate a charge of rape among Wiccan worship and training; Harm and Bud join her, and they prosecute; a civilian lawyer defends. The admiral and others have trouble with a plaster pyramid.
A civilian salvage operator announces his intent to claim, seize, and recover the wreckage of a US submarine which the Japanese battle fleet sank on 05 December 1941 while en route to attack Pearl Harbor. The admiral represents the USA.
Lt. Rivers, a SEAL, challenges a man who claims to be a former SEAL; the other man swings at Rivers, who then slugs him. Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. Rivers and Harm also flush out another impostor. The admiral receives an invitation.
While reviewing old convictions Harm obtains a new trial for a man convicted of murder but ineffectively represented; the convict is LCdr. Teresa Coulter's father, and the victim was his mother. Harm and Bud figure out what happened.
During an exercise, friendly fire goes too close to a boat hauling 15 Marines, apparently due to a mistake by PO Mike Roberts, Bud's brother. One by one Bud, Mac, Harm, the admiral, the SecNav, and Webb all fly out. Harm solves the puzzle.