JAG: Season 4, Episode 16

Silent Service (23 Feb. 1999)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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A US submarine experiences a series of mishaps and illnesses. Harm and Mac investigate while at sea; they suspect that someone aboard has induced the problems. Harm figures it out, and the bad guy tries but fails to put them out of his way.



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A US submarine mistakenly surfaces in the middle of a sailing regatta in Norwegian territorial waters. Harm and Mac go aboard the sub underway to investigate; they find also a series of illnesses and an injury; they suspect that someone aboard has induced the problems. An unexpected change of orders causes the boat to make a transit under the Arctic ice to the Pacific Ocean. With help from Bud at the HQ, Harm narrows the list of possible suspects, and that prime suspect suddenly does a number on Harm. Both Harm and Mac deal with him and eventually beat him at his own game. During their time at sea they work out their differences. They and the bad guy ride a helo together back to the US. Written by DocRushing

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Did You Know?


The submarine in this episode was the USS Waterton SSN 696 according to the ball caps that were worn by the crew. However the USNS Watertown was actually a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship circa 1960. Submarnie SSN 696 is the USS New York. Which is still a Los Angeles-class submarine as described by Adm. A.J. Chegwidden See more »


Cmdr. John Flagler: Do you two always work this well together?
Major Sarah 'Mac' Mackenzie: When he lets me do all the talking.
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