JAG: Season 8, Episode 1

Critical Condition (24 Sep. 2002)

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Bud has lost his right lower leg due to a mine in Afghanistan; during emergency surgery he faces bad trouble. Sturgis returns to Washington, and Harm and Mac disobey an order from the admiral. Bud encounters an astounding change of course.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Urbanski
ZNN News Anchorwoman
Michael Bellisario ...
Cmdr. Ferraro


Bud has lost his right lower leg due to a land mine in Afghanistan. A helo takes him to USS Guadalcanal, where the requisite people and facilities are available. Bud's condition becomes critical. Harm, Mac, and Sturgis, aboard USS Seahawk, receive the news about Bud. Sturgis returns to Washington. RAdm. Chegwidden directs Harm and Bud to decide which of them will stay temporarily in Bud's billet aboard USS Seahawk, and which will return also to Washington; however, they both go to USS Guadalcanal, igniting the ire of the JAG. PO Coates gives much help to Bud and shows much concern about him and loyalty to him. The admiral, Loren, and the SecNav appear as witnesses before a congressional committee. The admiral aids and comforts Harriet, as does Midn. Mikey Roberts, on emergency leave from the US Naval Academy. Bud gets into serious trouble during surgery, but he encounters an astounding change of course. Written by DocRushing

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While surgeons are amputating his leg, Lt. Roberts goes into cardiac arrest. The doctors immediately try to shock him to restart his heart, but looking at the monitor, he was in asystole, or flat lined. You can't shock someone who has no electrical activity in the heart. See more »


[TIner has explained to Singer his dilemma]
Lt. Loren Singer: Who's the senior officer?
P.O. Jason Tiner: Colonel Mackenzie by two months, ma'am.
Lt. Loren Singer: Charge Rabb. You can never go wrong charging the junior officer.
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