JAG (1995–2005)

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An F-14 crashes while kids watch from the playground at their school; Harm investigates, and he gets answers. Bud's anger-management course degenerates into a fight. Mac beats the general during an annual requal on a pistol range.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Coates (credit only)
Technician (as Indira Gibson)
Megan Ransford (as Kristin Bauer)
Commander Brent Tranic
Petty Officer Dave Mooney
Javier Hoyas
Commander Simon Harriman


An F-14 Tomcat crashes nearby while students watch from a school playground in California. While Harm investigates, he smells a cover-up; he eventually discovers both a second F-14 (previously undisclosed) and a civilian death on the ground (previously unknown); he finally gets some answers about the strange crash and the strange program. Harm negotiates a good settlement for the daughter of the civilian victim; he impresses both a blonde (his assistant in California) and a redhead (the daughter of the victim). Bud's anger-management course degenerates into a fight. Mac beats the general during an annual requal on a pistol range. Written by DocRushing

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7 January 2005 (USA)  »

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When Sturgis is having Lt. Commander Harriman (indicated by the stripes on his sleeve) re-enact the anger management class, Sturgis says "Thank you Lieutenant". He should have said "Lieutenant Commander" or simply "Commander". See more »


Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: [discussing the crash of an F-14 in California] Has the Navy initiated a Mishap Investigation, General?
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Already on the scene. I want you to get to China Lake, ASAP. Conduct a concurrent JAG-man investigation. You're dismissed.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Aye aye, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: If you see Colonel MacKenzie, send her my way.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Uh, sir, the Colonel is still in Norfolk taking depositions on the Harkin case.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Commander Turner, then.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Commander Turner is, uh, TAD to Camp Pendleton, General.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: [getting annoyed] Commander Roberts?
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: I believe ...
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