In Lima, Peru, while a boy sneaks into the US embassy at night, a Marine guard stops him; the boy fires, and the guard returns fire and kills him. Locals react strongly. Harm and Meg investigate amid violent retaliation, yet they solve.



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Episode credited cast:
Ambassador Bartlett
Tienna Escamilla
Helgado Vargas
Corporal Cortez
Private First Class Douglas
Gunnery Sergeant Granger
Sra. Escamilla
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In Lima, Peru, a local 15-year-old boy tries to sneak into the US embassy at night by jumping from the top of the perimeter wall; a Marine guard challenges him, and the boy fires at the guard, who returns fire and kills him. A strident Peruvian anti-US group stirs up strong feelings and violent behavior against the US citizens. While Harm and Meg investigate, they uncover a number of entanglements and complications; they take part in a shootout and survive it, and they eventually figure out the truth. Written by DocRushing

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11 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Gunnery Sgt. Granger: The Shining Path threatened a retaliation, ma'am. They've just made good on it.
Lt. j.g. Meg Austin: The minute your men leave the embassy, they become an invading force.
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: They have kidnapped one of my men, lieutenant. I am not *suing* to get him back.
Lt. j.g. Meg Austin: And I will not let you start a war!
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: With all due respect, lieutenant, stay out of my turf. And I will stay out of yours.
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