JAG: Season 4, Episode 18

Shakedown (30 Mar. 1999)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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Bud takes an oath as a member of the JAG Corps. Aboard an aircraft carrier a series of major engineering casualties severely interfere with flight operations. Harm and Mac investigate, and they figure it out, then Harm takes a ride.



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Nynno Ahli ...
Disbursing Officer
Janis Chow ...
Officer of the Deck
Cmrd Coulter's Escourt
John Newman
Lesley Leason ...
Shelly Sherkston (as Lesley D. Leason)
Rachel Sherkston


Having already passed the bar exam, Bud takes an oath (from the admiral) as a member of the JAG Corps. Aboard the fictional USS Coral Sea (CV-43) in the Persian Gulf, a series of major engineering casualties result in several serious injuries and other problems which for several hours prevent her from conducting flight operations (while seeking to enforce the no-fly zone). Harm and Mac investigate; they learn that some engineering troubles have persisted some time. They consider the possibility of sabotage, and attention turns toward two tech reps aboard. Then the disbursing office gets ripped off. Amid even more excitement Harm and Mac figure it out, and Harm takes a ride. Written by DocRushing

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The setting afloat is USS Coral Sea (CV-43), an aircraft carrier of the Midway class; she served 1947-90. She was redesignated as CVA-43 in 1952, and she remained as such for the remainder of her service. She was known by the nickname of the Ageless Warrior. See more »


At the beginning of this episode Admiral Chegwidden is talking to a young Navy Lt. who is seen wearing his SEAL trident. The admiral is not wearing his trident which is a standard part of his uniform. Just before the scene ends you can see the admiral now has his trident on his jacket, and later he is also seen wearing his trident pin. See more »


Admiral Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: Doing something when you're scared is what courage is all about.
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