JAG: Season 6, Episode 24

Adrift: Part 1 (22 May 2001)

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Harm misses Mac's rehearsal and dinner by doing his semiannual carquals, then he and Skates by necessity eject from an F-14 Tomcat at night during a storm at sea. A rescue helo picks up Skates, but Harm remains unfound in the rough sea.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sibel Ergener ...
Lt. Elizabeth 'Skates' Hawkes (as Sibel Galindez)
Cmdr. Stacy Loftness
Air Boss
Kristen Trucksess ...
Air Op Officer


Harm flies to USS Patrick Henry (CVN-74) for his semiannual carrier qualifications -- scheduled before Mac and Mic set their wedding date -- on the day and evening of the rehearsal. Harm expects to miss the rehearsal and the dinner, but he promises Mac to attend the ceremony. Chloe arrives for the rehearsal. Mic and Bud go shopping together, Mac continues to show ambivalent feelings, and Bud and Harriet have trouble with their car and a cellphone. Harm passes his carquals. Skates has permission for a weekend in the Washington area with her fiancé. Harm feels a strong need to attend Mac's wedding the next morning, so Harm and Skates head to Andrews AFB aboard an F-14 Tomcat -- after a thunderstorm begins to form between them and the mainland. They encounter serious problems with both the weather and the aircraft, and they eventually eject. A rescue chopper finds Skates in a rubber boat and hauls her aboard. The admiral and the gang receive the news during the dinner. The episode and ... Written by DocRushing

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The fictional aircraft carrier is USS Patrick Henry (CVN-74). The real USS Patrick Henry was the second Polaris submarine, SSBN-599, of the George Washington class, commissioned in 1958, converted to an attack boat, SSN-599, in 1982, and decommissioned in 1984. The real CVN-74 is USS John Stennis, of the Nimitz class, commissioned in 1995 and still in service. See more »


After Harm and Skates encounter serious problems with both the weather and their Tomcat, at one point he asks her for the nearest point of land, and she answers, "Cape Fear, estimate 100 miles due east". If Cape Fear were 100 miles due east of them, they'd be near Johnsonville, South Carolina, between Florence and Myrtle Beach. Cape Fear is about 100 miles due WEST, not east, of their position. See more »


Major Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Last time I did this I was 18 and drunk.
Admiral Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: I was 24 and sober, same result. Learn from out past mistakes.
Major Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: But sir, you're alone, and you've never re-married.
Admiral Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: Oh good Lord! Never use me as a barometer for ANYTHING!
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