Gunny takes Webb to a hospital, Harm and Mac survive a "hard landing", and they all rejoin in the city. Harm and Mac chase the Islamic drugs-and-arms dealer but fail to catch him; the two continue to examine and discuss their relationship.
Webb, Mac, and Harm return from Paraguay. A sailor became MiA in the Gulf War 12 years before, and she reappears as a member of a nomadic tribe. Bud investigates in Iraq, then he prosecutes, and Mac defends. Harm interviews with the CIA.
A Marine faces a charge of dereliction after becoming lost in Iraq in a sandstorm; Sturgis prosecutes, and Mac defends. Harm flies again for the CIA, aboard a spy plane for a training hop, which turns into a real mission over North Korea.
With foreign civilian passengers Harm and Beth land a damaged C-130 aboard USS Seahawk. A Navy seaman, having converted to the Islamic faith, stands accused of taking part in al-Qaeda activities; Sturgis and Bud prosecute, and Mac defends.
Cdr. Imes never passed a bar exam; she goes on trial for fraud and conduct unbecoming; Sturgis prosecutes, and Mac and Bud defend. Harm flies as a crop-duster. Coates tries to get the admiral to take Harm back. Harm and the admiral meet.
Sturgis helps a US submarine with 10 survivors of the sinking of a North Korean midget submarine, and Harm helps (as do Mac and the admiral) an underprivileged WW2-era Navy veteran with a legal problem. Harm stays in touch with Mattie.
A Marine helo gunship intervenes during a standoff at a ranch; Mac prosecutes the pilot, and Harm defends. Bud investigates a Naval Reserve physician who, a conscientious objector, has received his medical education at Navy expense.
A Marine lance corporal claims to have shot an Iraqi PoW in the back of his head; Mac and Bud investigate; Bud prosecutes, and Mac defends. The victim was an informant whom the CIA had planted. Harm and the admiral attend a conference and a Navy-Marine all-star baseball game in Los Angeles; during the game a pitcher hits a batter in his head, causing a concussion. The manager of the injured man's team, who is also his father, charges the pitcher with an assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm; Harm prosecutes, and the admiral defends. Harm stays in touch ...
A sailor dies at sea; another sailor is blamed; Harm and Mac investigate; Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. The admiral asks Coates to plan the wedding, but she overdoes. Harriet coordinates for a USO Christmas tour, and Mike meets a girl.
Harm's petition for a guardianship meets ups and downs; Mac tries hard to help. The admiral has trouble with a gift for Meredith, and Coates lends a hand. Sturgis stews, and he meets a new friend; his father preaches a Christmas sermon.
The stone in Meredith's engagement ring leads to an underworld industry, an inside man at the Naval Research Lab, an arrest, a conviction, and more investigations. Harm takes custody of Mattie, and the admiral makes a shattering discovery.
A seaman stands accused of murder and attempted rape of an ensign; Harm prosecutes, and Mac defends and figures it out. A commander goes to a preliminary hearing for fraud and larceny; Sturgis prosecutes, and Bud defends. The admiral hurts.
In Iraq two F-14 Tomcats bomb a hospital, which Iraqi forces have turned into a bunker; 32 civilians die. The SecNav stands trial in the International Criminal Court; Harm, Mac, and Bud defend him. Little A.J. disappears and reappears.
A Hornet crashes on the flight deck of a carrier, and the pilot dies instantly, apparently by suicide; his squadron commander is accused of dereliction of duty. Harm and Bud figure it out. Harm, Coates, and Mattie deal with the Dragon Lady.
A discharged Marine is recalled to active duty to stand trial for the unauthorized wearing of a Silver Star; Harm prosecutes, and Mac defends. The admiral sends Mac to see a shrink. Bud loses a snake. Harm and Mattie have ups and downs.
After dinner at a Chinese restaurant the gang takes part in a round of what might have become if the various people had set out on different roads. They wind up at a party at Harriet's castle, and they see one another in a different light.
Mac discovers the reason for a false positive result of a drug test for an angry woman enlisted Marine, and Harm and Bud represent a senior chief petty officer who is HIV-positive, and whose privacy has become compromised.
During a guest sermon a Marine general has made remarks about the Islamic faith; this publicly boils into a court-martial; Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. Bud investigates a complaint of racial bias against Sturgis, and he resolves it.
A kilo of heroin disappears during the seizure of a foreign ship. Harm and Mac investigate; they find the missing kilo, then they find the culprit. Bud helps a Marine with a recording contract who now must deploy. Bud and Mike talk again.
Webb dies in a Navy boat during a storm. Mattie reconciles with her father, who was not drunk in the wreck. The admiral throws a dining out, and he gives shoulder boards to Bud. Harm and Mac have a serious talk, and she gives him some news.