JAG: Season 1, Episode 3

Shadow (30 Sep. 1995)

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A civilian tech rep aboard a submarine seizes control of an experimental torpedo after its launch during an exercise. The rep threatens to sink a cruise ship and demands a ransom. Harm and Ltjg. Meg Austin go to the sub and save the day.

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Episode cast overview:
Submarine Skipper
Tracey Needham ...
Chief Petty Officer Grisham
W.K. Stratton ...
Lieutenant Commander Scott
Weapons Officer
John Roselius ...
Crew Chief
Helmsman (as Christopher James Williams)
D.V. Caitlyn ...
Secret Service Agent (as Deryl Caitlyn)
Fred Garcia ...


A vendor has placed an experimental torpedo and a civilian technician aboard a nuclear fast-attack submarine of the US Navy. After the boat fires the fish during an authorized exercise, the tech sends it on a mission of his own -- to shadow a cruise ship nearby until the US government pays a ransom. The JAG of the Navy sends Harm and a second lawyer, Ltjg. Meg Austin, to investigate and negotiate aboard the submarine. Mind games ensue. Meg, an expert in weapon and computer systems, eventually gets into the tech's laptop computer and the program by which he has controlled his torpedo. Harm and Meg save the day. Meg continues as Harm's new partner. Written by DocRushing

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Most of the action here takes place aboard a fictional submarine, USS Tigershark (SSN-28). No vessel of the US Navy has ever borne the name Tigershark or Tiger Shark. However, four submarines have borne the name of USS Shark (SS-8, SS-174, SS-314, and SSN-591). Likewise SSN-28 does not yet exist. The highest number in the new series of hull numbers for submarines of the US Navy is SSN-23, assigned to USS Jimmy Carter, of the Seawolf class. See more »


During the recovery from the flooding due to the detonation of the charge in the piping related to the forward escape trunk, the background sound includes the recurrent and continuing "oogah" of a klaxon horn. Aboard a submarine of the US Navy a klaxon horn is used only as the diving alarm - two blasts to signal an order to submerge and three blasts to signal an order to surface. A klaxon horn is not used to announce a casualty, not flooding or any other casualty. See more »


Weapons Officer: [learning Harm was an aviator] What'd you fly, Lieutenant?
Harm: Tomcats.
Weapons Officer: From Tomcats to JAG?
Harm: I broke one. They wouldn't give me another one.
Weapons Officer: [snickering] How'd you do that?
Harm: Night vision problem.
Weapons Officer: Tough break.
Harm: I can live with it.
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