Intruders enter the US submarine facility at Holy Loch, Scotland, then kidnap the baby son of a single woman Naval officer. The father is a member of the IRA. Harm and Mac provide help in Belfast; amid fireworks and deception they succeed.



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Nick Ahlgrim ...
RUC Inspector Vincent Hutchinson
Ronald Smythe
Michael Enright ...
Deborah Fallender ...
Tea Woman
Lieutenant Linda Nivens
Colin Hay ...
Jonathan Graham
Les Lannom ...
Dart Thrower
Jack Moore
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A gang of intruders enter the US submarine facility at Holy Loch, Scotland, then enter the home of a single woman Naval officer and kidnap her baby son. The mother is the daughter of CincPac, and the father is the leader of a faction within the Irish Republican Army. At the bidding of CincPac, A.J. sends Harm and Mac to Belfast to provide help; he refers to them as ghostbusters. They find the father, who says that some other group has seized his son. Games and deceptions abound while dealing with the IRA and the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Amid fireworks Harm and Mac find the baby, meet the mother at the US consulate, and return to the US. Written by DocRushing

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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Although this episode supposedly took place at Holy Loch in Scotland, after the collapse of the USSR, the US Navy closed its submarine facility at Holy Loch in March 1992, five years before the first airing of this episode. See more »

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One of the worst researched Belisario programmes I've seen
9 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a JAG fan, and then moved on to NCIS, which is my favourite, but somehow I'd missed this episode of JAG. I came here with the intention of writing a review, to find somebody else had also said very similar things. While I can live with the often crazy story lines, an episode featuring Belfast, during the troubles really needed better understanding and most importantly some proper research. The locations seemed more 1960s Star Trek time travel than realistic. First thing is that the producers must never have looked at Google and seen the architecture - Belfast is an old city, and the locations JAG used don't look remotely period or location correct. Vendors on the pavements (sidewalks) and the vehicles are just a US distorted perspective of reality. No idea what the red painted metal boxes are, but I can assure everyone they don't feature in NI, or the UK. Black cabs were a London vehicle back then. Now they are spreading a little, but even now, the number of old black cabs in Belfast is very low. Signage in the streets was also very wrong, and back then the concept of a policeman with long hair was ridiculous. Shoulder holsters really weren't how the UK managed their limited weapon remit. If you watch the Jack Ryan - Tom Clancy movie with the IRA in it it is much more accurate. Some of the police were even wearing uniforms never seen in the UK - especially the headwear.

It was like watching a caricature of reality, a foreigners take on something they'd only heard about. Worst still, which would have made it very painful for real Irish viewers was the accents. Some are proper Irish accents, but simply in the wrong place, Rather like the US deep south accent being used by somebody pretending to be in California. I'd have thought that the actors themselves might have mentioned the accents were wrong?

As stories go, then it did tell the tale. but it's so full of holes as to be a sinking ship.

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