A band of rogue patriots hijack the Declaration of Independence during a transfer. Maj. Sarah MacKenzie and Ltjg. Bud Roberts join the JAG gang; they and Harm investigate. They find the thieves, make a deal, then defend the leader in court.


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Episode credited cast:
Captain Cahill
Sergeant Riske
Melody Rogers ...
ZNN Anchor
Jay Taylor ...
ZNN Reporter
Postal Driver
F.B.I. Agent (as Elliot Woods)
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During a transfer of the Declaration of Independence for a high-tech reconstruction, a group of apparent Marines in an apparent Marine helo hijack the document. The PotUS awards Harm a Distinguished Flying Cross for his accomplishments during a previous story. Maj. Sarah MacKenzie, USMC, joins the JAG gang as Harm's partner; Ltjg. Bud Roberts also joins; the three of them investigate. Special agent Clayton Webb takes part in the search. Sarah has a connection to the leader of the thieves, who disguise as Marines and use Marine tactics and Marine equipment. Harm and Sarah find the leader, make a deal, and return the Declaration, and they defend him in court. Written by DocRushing

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3 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Catherine Bell joins the cast as a series regular but this is not the first time she appeared on the program. Her appearance as Lt. Schoenke in what was to be episode 22 of season 1 was never aired on television but was included in the JAG series DVD boxset for home distribution. See more »


In the final scene, the court official is heard instructing someone to, "Put your left hand on the bible and raise your right hand," and the camera zooms in to show the person who is taking the oath standing at attention with their hands by their sides, no bible anywhere in sight. See more »


Adm. Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: Introduce yourselves to Clayton Webb, Special Assistant to the Undersecretary, who has point on this for State.
Special Agent Clayton Webb: More than point, Admiral. The Declaration of Independence is a federal document. It's a State Department investigation.
[Chegwidden stares daggers at Webb]
Special Agent Clayton Webb: With the cooperation of the Judge Advocate General's Corps, of course.
Adm. Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: Just call us "JAG", Mr. Webb. It's not such a mouthful.
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Music by Charles A. Zimmerman and Domenico Savino (uncredited)
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