In a port in the Persian Gulf a service boat approaches a destroyer of the US Navy alongside a pier. A USN security team in a patrol boat intercept the intruding boat, subdue two terrorists, board the boat, and discover explosives and a woman sergeant in the US Marine Corps. Harm and Mac investigate, and the sergeant comes under suspicion and before a hearing. Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends. Webb arrives from the CIA with news, which interrupts the proceeding. During a recess the suspect volunteers to do a chore for the CIA. Mac and Mic have set the date for their wedding. While Harm and Mac are abroad, Bud and Mic share guy talk over beer, and Harriet and Renee share girl talk over wine. Written by
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The fictional ship targeted by the terrorists is USS Vance (DDG-101), a destroyer. The real USS Vance was DE-387, a destroyer escort of the Edsall class, commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1969. The real DDG-101 is USS Gridley, a guided-missile destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class, commissioned in 2007 and still in service, named for Capt. Charles Gridley, the Commanding Officer of USS Olympia (C-6), to whom Commodore George Dewey, aboard his flagship in 1898, said the famous words, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley", thus starting the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. [The slogan of USS Gridley is "Ignis Ubi Paratus" ("Fire when Ready").] See more
During the boarding of the service boat by the security crew, on the weather deck of the suspect craft there is a red plastic crate clearly marked with the name of the Driftwood Diary, El Monte, California, about 14 miles due east of downtown Los Angeles. See more