A sailor dies while working aloft on a radar antenna at sea aboard a guided-missile destroyer; Harm and Mac investigate. Another sailor stands accused of dereliction of duty and negligent homicide; Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. During the trial they discover the real cause of the death. The admiral asks PO Coates to help with the planning for his wedding with Meredith, but she overdoes it. Mike offers to escort the younger sister of a fellow midshipman to a dance; the classmate and his sister are black; the brother behaves toward his sister in a strongly protective way; they all work it out together. Harriet continues to coordinate for the USO Christmas tour in Iraq. Written by
Did You Know?
During the course of the investigation, they keep referring to the "tag out sheet" that should be on the radar controls. In actuality, the DANGER TAG is what should be on the radar controls. It informs operators to not energize the equipment. A tag out sheet is the sheet you fill out with what you are tagging, why, the position it will be tagged in (ie off, do not energize, etc) and the number of tags you need to ensure the equipment cannot be started. For example, in this case, the tag should not have been on the equipment, it should have been on the circuit breaker supplying the equipment. You want all power removed from the equipment. No power to the console, no power to the array. The tag was in the wrong location. If the breaker had been tagged, it would have been impossible for the person to start at the console because there would have been no power. Also, the tag MUST be affixed in a manner where it cannot "fall" off for just the reason seen here. In real life, the person who hung the tag and the person who "seconded it verifying it was correctly hung" would be responsible. See more