JAG: Season 8, Episode 3

Family Business (8 Oct. 2002)

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A Marine stands accused of fatally shooting his wife. Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. Bud and his father have trouble with Bud's condition, but each starts to cope. Nearly everyone gives Loren a happy farewell; Sergei returns to Russia.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
GSGT Joe Akers
Tommy Akers
Maj. Satelino
Michael Bellisario ...
Diane Akers


A gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps stands accused of fatally shooting his wife. Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. The defendant does not fully cooperate with Harm, but Harm eventually figures it out, and justice prevails. Both Bud and his father have difficulty with Bud's condition, but each of them starts to straighten out. Loren prepares for her transfer to her next duty station in the Arabian Sea. Sergei returns to Russia, and Loren gives him a ride to an airport. The President accepts the resignation of the SecNav. Written by DocRushing

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8 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Why the hell didn't I know you'd been charged with hitting your wife?
GSGT Joe Akers: It was handled in-house, sir. It's not even in my service record book.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Well, it's a matter of public record now, Gunny.
GSGT Joe Akers: I'm sorry, sir.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: I don't want your apologies! I want your cooperation. Do you have any idea what Colonel MacKenzie's trying to do in there? She's trying to establish that you, not your wife, is the one prone to violence.
GSGT Joe Akers: Sir, it was a one-time thing... we were
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Well, what about the fight with Sergeant Gerard?
GSGT Joe Akers: ...
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