JAG: Season 5, Episode 20

Drop Zone (4 Apr. 2000)

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During training five newbies and a jumpmaster jump from an aircraft; the jumpmaster signals the jump too soon; two trainees land in a lake, and one of them sustains an injury and soon dies. Mac and Harm prosecute, and Bud and Loren defend.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Senior Chief Petty Officer Bracken (as Ned von Leuck)
Capt. Eric Miller
Captain Collard
Petty Officer Scalline
Jennifer Hammon ...
Krista Barron


During a training exercise five newbies and a seasoned instructor make a jump from a C-130 Hercules at an altitude of 4,000 feet; the jumpmaster (the instructor) signals the jump about 800 yards too soon; due to the mistake, two trainees land in a lake, and one of them lands also in a hospital and soon dies. The jumpmaster faces a court-martial; Mac prosecutes, and Bud and Loren defend. It becomes necessary for Harm to replace Mac as the prosecutor; his analysis of the case goes beyond the question of whether a light turned green. The admiral has both a new girlfriend and a new outlook on the world; Gunny goes barhopping, and Mac makes a journey to Australia. Written by DocRushing

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In this episode, Singer tells Harm that she will do anything and hurt anybody in order to become the first female Judge Advocate General of the Navy. As of July 20, 2012, Vice Admiral Nanette M. DeRenzi, JAGC, USN achieved that honor, most likely not using Singer's tactics. See more »


Admiral Chegwidden make reference to one of Harm's girlfriends as "Lieutenant Parker". Her rank was "Lieutenant-Commander". See more »


Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: [Rabb is dreaming Rene and Mac are Kickboxing] Ladies to your corners!
Lt. Col. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: You go to YOUR corner, HORMONE!
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