An enlisted Marine escapes from a Navy brig; he takes the admiral, Bud, and Sarah as hostages. At his direction they conduct a mock trial, retrying the same matter. Bud judges, Mac prosecutes, and the admiral defends, as he did originally.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Corporal Jason Magida
Malka Dayan (as Beata Pozniak)
Lillian Lehman ...
Sickbay Doctor
SRT Corpsman
James Encinas ...
Marine Guard


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 DocRushing

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10 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Lt. Roberts mentions having a sister named Winifred in this episode but later on in the series a brother is introduced and it is implied that there are no other siblings and the sister is never mentioned again. See more »


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: What I can do for you?
Adm. Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: Stand down. I can resolve this.
Capt. Gayle Osbourne: You're a hostage, Admiral. I can't place any value on anything you say.
Adm. Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: You will give me time to work this out, Osbourne! Or so help me God I'll have your ass when I GET OUT OF HERE!
Capt. Gayle Osbourne: Well I'm sure you'll try, A.J. One hour after that I take you.
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