JAG: Season 9, Episode 19

Hard Time (2 Apr. 2004)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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Mac discovers the reason for a false positive result of a drug test for an angry woman enlisted Marine, and Harm and Bud represent a senior chief petty officer who is HIV-positive, and whose privacy has become compromised.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colonel Okarman
Private Michelle Boyer (as Ariyan Johnson)
Senior Chief Paul Defina (as Gerard O'Donnell)
Captain Andrew Stotler
Adrienne Defina
Glen Sheets
ER Intern
Airport Security S-1


Mac has prosecuted an angry woman enlisted Marine for drug use; after sentencing (including one year at hard labor) the defendant slugs Mac; afterward she is found guilty of the battery and sentenced to three more years at hard labor. The prisoner is to be transferred to Miramar, California. During an unlikely sequence of events Mac figures out the false positive result on the drug test for which the defendant was prosecuted. Both Mac and the admiral himself start helping. Meanwhile Harm and Bud represent a senior chief petty officer who is HIV-positive, and who receives harsh treatment from his CO. The senior chief goes through some hard times, then he winds up in a place where he can serve well. Written by DocRushing

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2 April 2004 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Private Michelle Boyer: You ever regret putting someone away, ma'am?
Lt. Col. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: No.
[Boyer slugs Mac]
Private Michelle Boyer: Well, there's always a first time!
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