JAG (1995–2005)

When the Bough Breaks 

Loren seeks trials for several crewmembers after a mishap at sea. Loren is pregnant, and she refuses to name the father. Harm conducts a second investigation, and Mac replaces Loren. Tracy lends a hand; Meredith and Bud help each other.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Sarah MacKenzie
Bud Roberts, Jr.
Lt. Harriet Sims
Jason Tiner
Lt. Eddie Connelly
Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Manetti
Cmdr. Cooper
Meredith Cavanaugh
Chief Kafenhaus
Jennifer Coates


A mishap occurs on the flight deck during intense night flight operations aboard USS Seahawk (CVN-65) in the Arabian Sea. One death and one serious injury result. Loren, the new legal officer aboard the ship, investigates, and she strongly recommends the trials of a long list of key crewmembers, both officers and enlisted members, for dereliction of duty. Loren has become pregnant, and she refuses to name the father. RAdm. Chegwidden sends Harm to conduct a second investigation and Mac to discreetly find out whether Loren conceived before leaving shore or after arriving aboard the ship. Harm helps and allows justice to prevail. Loren returns to the US, and Mac remains temporarily aboard the ship in her place. Back in Washington, Tracy finds the missing piece of a puzzle, and Meredith lends reading material to Bud, who further enlightens her about Shakespeare. Written by DocRushing

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19 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Lt. Loren Singer: You'll find my report quite thorough, sir.
Captain Johnson: I'm not disputing your attention to detail, Lieutenant Singer. I just happen to disagree with your findings.
Lt. Loren Singer: A man was killed when that arresting wire snapped, sir. Another was seriously injured.
Captain Johnson: Are you under the impression, lieutenant, that this is the first time a tragedy like this has befallen a carrier during flight operations?
Lt. Loren Singer: No, sir. I just want to know why it happened on *this* carrier.
Captain Johnson: You know why.
Lt. Loren Singer: The boatswain's mates were collecting ...
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