JAG: Season 6, Episode 12

Collision Course (30 Jan. 2001)

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In the Adriatic Sea a US frigate collides with a Turkish destroyer, in part because of a Greek destroyer escort nearby. The SecNav orders the admiral to prosecute the CO of the US ship; Harm and Mac defend him. Justice trumps politics.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Cmdr. Tim Bryant
Michael Bellisario ...
Valerie Galindez
Capt. Childs
Admiral Picato
Cmdr. Vlahakis


While conducting a NATO exercise in the Adriatic Sea and while emerging from a blinding fog, a US frigate collides with a Turkish destroyer -- due in part to the presence of a Greek destroyer escort nearby, ostensibly to protect the claim of Greece to a small uninhabited island which for centuries has been the subject of a dispute between Greece and Turkey. The SecNav orders RAdm. Chegwidden himself to prosecute the commanding officer (CO) of the US ship -- because he has received politically motivated orders from above to appease NATO and the other nations involved. Displeased and uncomfortable with his orders to take the CO to trial in a court-martial for an alleged dereliction of duty, the admiral directs Harm and Mac to provide the accused CO with a vigorous defense, and they gladly comply. After some courtroom fireworks the attorneys work out a solution which serves the interest of justice. Meanwhile Mikey Roberts, Bud's brother, visits Bud and Harriet, meets Gunny's sister, from... Written by DocRushing

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criminal justice





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30 January 2001 (USA)  »

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The footage used for the establishment shots near the start shows three different ships of the US Navy -- representing the US frigate, the Turkish destroyer, and the Greek destroyer escort. Respectively, they are USS John Moore (FFG-19), of the Oliver Hazard Perry class, named for a submarine skipper who died in the sinking of his ship in action against the Japanese Navy, USS Carpenter (DD-825), of the Gearing class, named for a Naval aviator, and USS Robert Peary (DE-1073), of the Knox class, named for the rear admiral who is generally regarded as the first person who, in 1903, reached the North Pole. See more »


[Gunny has mentioned that Valerie is attracted to guys he doesn't like]
Mike 'Mikey' Roberts: Then you must love me, Gunny.
Gunnery Sgt. Victor 'Gunny' Galindez: Are you kidding! I can't stand you, Roberts.
Gunnery Sgt. Victor 'Gunny' Galindez: And I'll be sure to remind her of that every chance I get.
Mike 'Mikey' Roberts: [understanding] Yes, Gunny.
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