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:
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NCIS Agent Brian Turque (archive footage)
Lt. Lamm (archive footage)
Ben Lemon ...
Commander Holbarth
Chief Petty Officer Ned Bannon (archive footage)
Meg Austin (archive footage)
Lt. Sarah Williams (archive footage)
Gunnery Sgt. Cahill (archive footage)
Commander 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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31 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The flashback sequences in this episode are clips from the episode in season 1 titled "Skeleton Crew" which never aired. See more »


Bud tells Mac that Agent Turque had not been on board the Seahawk during the cruise prior to Diane's death. In the archive footage of the crime scene, Agent Turque introduces himself to Harm and Meg as the NCIS afloat. See more »


[Harm reminds Holbarth of the events two years prior]
Cmdr. Holbarth: Oh, yeah. The Schonke case. The fallout from that cost me a command.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: It cost Lt. Schonke her life!
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Edited from JAG: Skeleton Crew (1996) See more »

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