JAG: Season 1, Episode 13

Defensive Action (13 Mar. 1996)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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A patrolling F-14 malfunctions in a no-fly zone; the crew ejects, and the bird explodes. A Serb helo strafes the crew while they descend with their chutes. The CAG destroys the helo, then he faces a court-martial; Harm and Meg defend him.

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Harm gets a promotion to lieutenant commander. During a routine patrol of a no-fly zone, an F-14 Tomcat experiences a catastrophic malfunction; the crew ejects, and the bird explodes moments later. A Serb chopper strafes the pilot and the RIO, helpless, while they descend below their parachutes; Capt. Boone, the CAG, engages the helo and destroys it. The pilot dies. Harm and Meg investigate aboard USS Seahawk (CVN-65) in the Adriatic Sea. Higher authority orders the CAG to face a general court-martial in Naples; Harm and Meg defend him. Harm also takes part in a mission to rescue the RIO. The trial ends, then Harm and the RIO return with evidence in hand. The prosecutor learns about carrier flight operations. Written by DocRushing

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At the beginning of episode 1.10 (Boot) the acting JAG makes mention of the events in this episode which would be impossible since they would not have happened yet. This is because 'Boot' was intended to follow this episode, not precede it. It's also the reason Rabb's rank alternates between Lieutenant Commander and Lieutenant over four episodes. He is promoted at the beginning of this episode. See more »

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Chief Petty Officer Ned Bannon: [of carrier aviation] You still miss it don't you, Sir?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Only when I'm back onboard. Or see a jet. Shaving in the morning, in my dreams, eating a pizza, watching a movie.
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