JAG: Season 10, Episode 18

Death at the Mosque (1 Apr. 2005)

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Vic defends a Marine in Iraq, and he sees combat and takes part in it. Mac advises and encourages the general's daughter, who's a plebe at the Naval Academy. Harm continues his vigil with Mattie, who remains in a coma.

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Bud Roberts, Jr. (credit only)
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Sturgis Turner (credit only)
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Marine Major Try Atkins
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Capt. Stanley Ellis
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Marine Private First Class Hoke Smith
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Cameron 'Cammie' Cresswell (as Danneel Harris)
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Marine General Hugh Cardworthy
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A Marine in Iraq stands accused of unpremeditated murder by shooting an allegedly unarmed civilian who supposedly had sought refuge in a mosque; Vic, the new man, goes to Iraq and defends him against an aggressive prosecutor; Vic discovers the object for which the "victim" had tried to reach. After the trial the general arranges some continuing education for Vic by sending him to the front with a combat unit; he sees action and takes part in it. The general asks Mac for a personal favor; she talks with both his daughter and the general himself. While Tom stays on a binge, Harm continues his vigil with Mattie, who remains in a coma. Written by DocRushing

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Talking to General and Mrs. Cresswell, Mac states that their daughter, if she stayed in the Academy and became a Naval officer, would never serve on a submarine. Just 5 years after this episode aired, the Navy announced that women would be allowed to serve on submarines. They would be assigned in groups of three to the eight teams assigned to four submarines. Two SSBNs and two SSGNs. The officers on these two types of submarines are berthed in 3-person compartments. This means there is no special retrofitting in order to accommodate the female officers. See more »

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Lt. Gregory Vukovic: [having been assigned TAD to the Marine division] This your idea, Major?
Marine Major Try Atkins: I thought maybe you'd like to see some combat up close.
Lt. Gregory Vukovic: As part of my continuing education?
Marine Major Try Atkins: One way of putting it.
Lt. Gregory Vukovic: I got your guy off the hook.
Marine Major Try Atkins: My guy? I was trying to put him in prison.
Lt. Gregory Vukovic: When you got shot up, sir, did they happen to hit you in the heart?
Marine Major Try Atkins: Never had one. Good luck, Vic.
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The Legal Writing Gets Less Imaginative
10 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

In previous seasons, JAG played like an exciting legal thriller. In these latter episodes, there is little intrigue. This particular episode involves an infantry Marine in Iraq gunning down an unarmed Iraqi who was begging for his life and the act being caught on camera. Having watched JAG for a while, I can't remember any combat troop being convicted of killing a civilian. What you will find in this show is a total lack of any criticisms of what the US military is meant to do: kill people efficiently. The only problems that apparently plague the military are that it sometimes mistreats some women and homosexuals; other than that, it is the march of God on earth.

In the case, they find evidence that the unarmed Iraqi who was shot was actually reaching for explosives, thus justifying the slaying of all those Iraqi civilians since the dawn of the Iraq War. One wonders if the Pentagon funded this show, as it is unabashed propaganda.


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