JAG: Season 9, Episode 2

Shifting Sands (3 Oct. 2003)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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Webb, Mac, and Harm return from Paraguay. A sailor became MiA in the Gulf War 12 years before, and she reappears as a member of a nomadic tribe. Bud investigates in Iraq, then he prosecutes, and Mac defends. Harm interviews with the CIA.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rear Adm. Richard La Porte
P.O. Allison La Porte
Deputy Director Harrison Kershaw


Webb, Mac, and Harm return from Paraguay to Washington; Webb goes to a hospital, Mac to the office, and Harm to the job market (because the admiral has forwarded Harm's resignation). Personal feelings abound all around. Harm and Mac visit Webb. PO Allison LaPorte, a Navy hospital corpsman, became MiA in the Gulf War 12 years before; however, she suddenly reappears in the garb of a local woman. She has joined a Bedouin nomadic tribe and married its sheik. PO LaPorte is also the daughter of a two-star admiral who is the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence. Bud investigates in Iraq. The PO faces charges of desertion and aiding the enemy; in a preliminary hearing Bud prosecutes, and Mac defends. The judge refers the matter to a general court-martial. Harm has an interview with the CIA. Written by DocRushing

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Special Agent Clayton Webb: So what did you have to do? Beg the Admiral to let you back in? Or did he just pin another medal on your chest?
Harmon 'Harm' Rabb Jr.: I'm out.
Special Agent Clayton Webb: [turns to Mac in disbelief, then faces Harm] Wow!
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