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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Handy
Prof. Alessandro Selvaggio
Diamond Saleswoman
Dr. Mallory
Laurie June


A lieutenant in the US Navy approaches a pair of diamond merchants in Antwerp, Belgium, and offers to sell them not only a perfect two-carat stone but also as many others as they want. Meanwhile the gem in Meredith's engagement ring attracts attention and arouses curiosity. The admiral traces its history, then he finds the same lieutenant (at the Naval Research Lab) and arrests him for conduct unbecoming and discrediting the service. Mac prosecutes, and Harm and Bud defend. The evidence presents a lurid story. Further, Harm takes custody of Mattie, and he places two birds in the same nest. Harm and Mac continue to talk, and the admiral makes a shattering discovery. Written by DocRushing

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9 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In a scene at Mattie's school, in Washington, DC, one school bus in the background is clearly a Crown product; however, Crown coaches are almost entirely limited to the Far West, and they are extremely rare anywhere on the East Coast. See more »


The opening scene is said to be in Antwerp, Belgium. Actually the picture shown is Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, looking in the direction of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. See more »

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