During a test of a new version of a missile, a carrier-based F/A-18 Hornet accidentally fires a missile and destroys an aircraft first described as a North Korean commercial liner in international airspace above the Sea of Japan. Harm, Mac, and Bud investigate aboard the carrier; they discover not only the cause of the unintended firing but also a spy message and the spy. During a confrontation with North Korea, a salvage vessel of the US Navy finds the wreckage of the downed aircraft, which proves to be not a commercial liner. Harm takes another ride in a Tomcat, with an atypical passenger under unusual circumstances. Bud and Harriet continue to build a history together. Written by
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The USS Reprisal (CV-59) is actually the USS Forrestal (CV-59), the U.S.'s first super carrier. Forrestal was decommissioned 11 Sep 1993. Stock footage of other carriers, such as USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) also make appearances. See more
After the spy drops her grenade, Harm ejects before his tomcat blows into pieces. Then, the show cuts to an f-14 chasing the enemy Migs away from Harm's six as he tries to avoid being shot down. The air-boss (my guess) says over the radio, "Harm's canopy is blown." Harm calls the ball and lands the f-14 with no issue. Wait, what? I thought Harm's tomcat was blown up. See more