JAG: Season 5, Episode 13

Life or Death (18 Jan. 2000)

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Mac is assigned an appeal case for a death row inmate. Chegwidden was the original defense attorney. Rabb works on the recruitment commercial. Brumby returns to Australia.


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Episode credited cast:
Lt. (j.g.) Harriet Sims
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hildy Brooks ...
Chief Judge Balter
David Q. Combs ...
Judge Simeon
Agent Matlovich
Chip Heller ...
President of Court Martial


A Marine corporal became convicted and sentenced to death 13 years ago for the premeditated murders of three fellow Marines; his original lawyer was Cdr. A.J. Chegwidden. The prisoner's last petition for review has finally reached the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; Mic represents the government, and Mac represents the condemned. The appellate court orders a new sentence hearing, and Mic receives orders to return to the Royal Australian Navy, so Harm replaces him for the new hearing. Harm also takes part in the recruiting commercials; he takes Renee to dinner, and Mic takes Mac. Both Harm and Mac make impassioned arguments, and Mac consents to a promise to the former corporal. Then the JAG gang gathers at McMurphy's Tavern to bid farewell to Mic. Written by DocRushing

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18 January 2000 (USA)  »

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