JAG: Season 5, Episode 15

Boomerang: Part 1 (8 Feb. 2000)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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A petty officer apparently was murdered during a visit by USS Chicago to Sydney, Australia, 28 years ago; the dead man has reappeared, become arrested, and asked to see a JAG officer of the USN. Harm, Bud, and Mac all wind up there.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Markle ...
Kevin Lee
Briony Behets ...
Toohey (as Vernon G. Wells)
Captain Howell
Nathan Spencer
Younger Jenny


USS Chicago made a port visit to Sydney, Australia, 28 years ago, during the Vietnam War. It appears that, after an altercation at a waterfront amusement park, a petty officer from that ship was murdered; at the same time a seaman disappeared from the Royal Australian Navy. Recently, however, local authorities apprehended a man believed to be the missing seaman; they book him for the old murder. At Brumby's request Harm and Bud fly to Sydney because the prisoner asks to speak with a JAG officer of the US Navy; the accused tells Harm that he is the US sailor previously believed to be dead. Harm has trouble while driving in left-hand traffic. Mac escorts back to Sydney the body, long buried in the US, of the one believed to be the US sailor. The Australian judicial system takes jurisdiction. While in Sydney, Mac behaves as the Romans do. [To be continued.] Written by DocRushing

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This episode marked the acting debut of Sam Worthington. See more »


Throughout the episode, it is inferred that Kevin Lee will be executed if he is convicted of murder in Australia. However, capital punishment in Australia was abolished in 1967. See more »


Lt. Bud Roberts, Jr.: [after talking to Kevin Lee] Commanders, I never appreciated how good you were at playing good cop/bad cop.
Lt. Cmdr. Mic BrumbyCmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Who's playing?
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