JAG (1995–2005)
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A New Life: Part 1 

A woman radar-intercept officer (RIO) disappears at night from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea. Two JAG lawyers, Lt. Harm Rabb and Lt. Caitlin Pike, investigate and solve. Harm, a former Naval aviator, unexpectedly becomes a hero.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rear Adm. Al Brovo
Chuck DePalma (as Cliff DeYoung)
W.K. Stratton ...
Lt. Angela Arutti
Raye Hollitt ...
Lt. Cassie 'Lobo' Puller
Kane Picoy ...
Lt. Mace
Bill Bolender ...
John Roselius ...
Gregory McKinney ...
Lt. Keeter Jenkins


A woman radar-intercept officer (RIO) disappears at night from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea. Two lawyers in the JAG Corps of the US Navy, Lt. Harm Rabb and Lt. Caitlin "Kate" Pike, investigate. Two Italian fishermen discover the body of the missing person. Despite resentment and resistance from several sources, Harm and Kate sort through the evidence, and they find the answers. Harm, a former Naval aviator, gets a ride in the back seat in combat aboard an F-14 Tomcat, of the type which he previously flew; while doing so, after the bird sustains damage, and the pilot loses consciousness, Harm flies back to the carrier and makes a successful landing at night. Written by DocRushing

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23 September 1995 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Footage of the F14 dog fights are easily recognizable as reused cuts from Top Gun (1986). See more »


In the closing shot, Rabb and Pike are pressed back into their seats as the COD is launched off the carrier. The seats in the COD are rear facing to protect the occupants during carrier landings. They should have been thrown forward into their harnesses. See more »


Lt. Harmon Rabb, Sr.: [Harm is daydreaming about when his dad sat him in a jet for the first time] There you go, Harm... Someday Son, a stick and throttle like that will take you to the moon.
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21 March 2003 | by (Sweden, Malmö) – See all my reviews

I kind of like JAG. It do have it´s charm but lately it´s to much propaganda in it. For an outsider (a non American) the patriotic feeling can be a bit to much.

I don´t like that Rabb and MacKenzie goes from being lawyers (as they were in the early parts of the TV show) to become super heros that stops wars and rescues entire continents. Its almost like watching a recruitment video from the US army.

I still watch the show, so it´s not that bad. But i would prefer more episodes when Rabb and MacKenzie investigates military accidents and don´t save the world in the future.

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