Eight years ago a court-martial convicted a Marine corporal, Magida, for espionage and sentenced him to 20 years in prison; the admiral defended him. Magida has escaped, and he now takes the admiral as a hostage in his own office. Magida gets Bud and Sarah also into the admiral's office; he demands that Harm obtain the transcript of his trial, and he complies. At the direction of Magida, a mock trial takes place, retrying the same matter; Mack prosecutes, the admiral defends, and Bud judges. Webb and others add several interesting twists. Eventually the hostage situation becomes resolved, and justice prevails. Written by
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When Cpl. Magida allows Adm. Chegwidden to make a call to Capt. Osborne, Lt. Roberts starts punching in numbers before Adm. Chegwidden reinserts the phone cord. After Lt. Roberts finishes dialing, without redialing the first numbers from before the reinsertion of the phone cord, Adm. Chegwidden picks up the handset and starts talking. See more
Capt. Gayle Osbourne
Hello, Admiral. Nice to know you're alive.
Adm. Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden
You don't expect me to return that compliment. Do you?