JAG: Season 3, Episode 19

Death Watch (31 Mar. 1998)

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Mac learns more about Ltjg. Diane Schonke, who (in season 1) looked so much like her. While Harm reexamines an old cache of letters, he deduces who killed Diane. Harm intercepts his suspect; Mac arrives, and the killer takes extreme action.


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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agent Brian Turque (archive footage)
Lt. Lamm (archive footage)
Ben Lemon ...
Cmdr. Holbarth
Chief Petty Officer Ned Bannon (archive footage)
Tracey Needham ...
Lt. Meg Austin (archive footage)
Lt. Sarah Williams (archive footage)
Gunnery Sgt. Cahill (archive footage)
Cmdr. Alison Krennick (archive footage)


Mac learns more about Ltjg. Diane Schonke, who looked so much like her, and who died (in season 1) before Mac and Harm met each other. While Harm reexamines an old cache of letters (by both Harm and Diane), he deduces who killed Diane. Harm and Mac then discuss Diane, her death, and the investigation. Harm leaves, to intercept the killer, and Mac follows him. Harm and his suspect meet, then Mac arrives by surprise and amid unexpected circumstances. Astonished, the killer takes an unplanned and extreme action. Harm and Mac share a prolonged kiss; she makes an observation and asks a question, which Harm answers by saying that nobody will ever know. Written by DocRushing

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While Harm waits on a pier to intercept the XO, eventually the ship's bell strikes eight bells to mark the time of 04:00 and the end of the mid watch. However, a landlubber, not a mariner, strikes the bell with evenly spaced single strokes, whereas, in the real world of the US Navy, the bell is struck with pairs of strokes. Besides, the ship's bell does not sound the time during the night between lights-out and reveille. See more »


[Harms shows Holbarth a letter proving him guilty of rape and murder]
Cmdr. Holbarth: [scoffs] You'll get laughed right out of court.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: [pulls a gun] I'm not going to court.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: HARM! DON'T!
Cmdr. Holbarth: [Mac is wearing a Naval uniform] Oh my God! Schonke!
Cmdr. Holbarth: [starts backing away] Please! I'm sorry, Diane. I didn't mean to... AAAAAAHHHHHHH!
[Holbarth falls off the dock, getting crushed between the dock and the ship]
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