JAG: Season 1, Episode 7

War Cries (11 Nov. 1995)

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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:
Tracey Needham ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helgado Vargas
Corporal David Parr
Sra. Escamilla
Tienna Escamilla
Gunnery Sergeant Granger
US Ambassador Bartlett
Corporal Cortez
Private First Class Douglas


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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The scene in which the convoy of Suburbans is attacked is interspersed with footage from Clear and Present Danger (1994). The scene is now actually used as a training video in US government agencies. See more »


Meg behaves in a most inappropriate and unprofessional manner when she interferes between the gunny and his Marines, especially in front of his men, and it's absurd for her to issue direct orders to him about his performance of his military duties, over which she does not have any lawful authority, and about which she does not know squat. Meg is supposed to have learned at least a little bit about the chain of command during her abbreviated orientation in Newport, Rhode Island, where she received her commission, and where she attended the Naval Justice School. In this instance the writers placed Meg in an unfavorable light and an untenable position. See more »


Lt. j.g. Meg Austin: He's young, gunny.
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: They're all young, ma'am.
Lt. j.g. Meg Austin: There were extenuating circumstances.
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: He's a marine, lieutenant. He's got a duty to perform.
Lt. j.g. Meg Austin: Which is hard enough without you making his life miserable.
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: If you baby him he'll start second guessing his training and instincts, and that gets people killed.
Lt. j.g. Meg Austin: In Texas we had a dog that would take on anything to protect our cattle. Eventually we had to shoot him because he got so damn vicious he didn't care what he killed.
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: Permission to speak frankly, ...
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