JAG: Season 5, Episode 23

Real Deal SEAL (9 May 2000)

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Lt. Rivers, a SEAL, challenges a man who claims to be a former SEAL; the other man swings at Rivers, who then slugs him. Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. Rivers and Harm also flush out another impostor. The admiral receives an invitation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Curtis Rivers (as Montel B. Williams)
Bill Layton
Deke Carson / Earl Ticktin
Pops Munchak
Vic Velasco
Angela Ritter
Senator Barrington
Young Woman


Lt. Curtis Rivers, a SEAL who holds the Medal of Honor, challenges a candidate for the Senate who claims to be a former SEAL; during the confrontation the alleged pretender swings at Rivers, who then slugs him. Rivers faces a court-martial, during which Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. Rivers also wishes to find and expose another impostor (a washout from the Navy) who has hired out as a hit man; Rivers uses an unconventional way to induce Harm to help find the hired gun. Meanwhile the admiral receives and deals with an inquiry about the possibility of nominating him for a civilian federal judgeship; however, he continues as the JAG of the Navy. Written by DocRushing

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Did You Know?


When Rabb and Lt. Rivers go to the police station, the external shot of the station is the former Newhall Area California Highway Patrol office. See more »


During Lt. Rivers trial, they show enlisted personnel in the jury. The jury must be of equal or higher rank than the defendant, so since the defendant is a Navy Lt. enlisted personnel would not be allowed to serve on the jury. See more »


Lt. Col. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: I just hope you're not working on one of Rivers' crazy schemes.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: You know me Mac.
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