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
While true that many non-rated personnel, those who have not yet made pay grade E-4, are assigned to mess cook duty when going to sea, they do not serve in the officer's ward room. They serve in the crew's mess and the CPO (Chief Petty Officer) mess. The ward room is staffed by culinary specialists and stewards. See more