During an exercise, friendly fire goes too close to a boat hauling 15 Marines, apparently due to a mistake by PO Mike Roberts, Bud's brother. One by one Bud, Mac, Harm, the admiral, the SecNav, and Webb all fly out. Harm solves the puzzle.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Col. Howard Pergament
Capt. Lyle
Chad Halyard ...
Seaman Schofield
Vera Duke
Terence Paul Winter ...
Tactical Action Officer (as Terence Winter)


During an exercise including an amphibious landing on a simulated enemy beach, friendly fire accidentally goes dangerously close to a boat hauling 15 Marines -- apparently due to a mistake by Petty Officer Mike Roberts, Bud's brother, a fire-control technician third-class. With the admiral's consent Bud flies to Mike's ship and starts an unofficial investigation; suddenly Bud shares a berthing facility with Mike. Next Mac flies to the ship, then Harm does likewise. Protestors in a rubber boat stage a collision with the ship; Harm chats with one of them, and he learns much. Later the admiral, the SecNav, and Webb fly out. Harm figures it out and describes it to all the brass. Soon the admiral receives an award at a surface-warfare officers' ball, and Mic unexpectedly shows up. Written by DocRushing

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23 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


For the exercise off the coast of Florida, Marines are shown landing on a beach with mountains in the background. The high point in Florida is only 345 feet above sea level with the nearest mountains in Georgia. See more »


Bud: [to Harriet over the phone] You cannot wear a dress stolen from Madonna!
Mac: [off to the side, to Harm] We taught him well, didn't we?
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