Mac goes onto temporary duty as a Navy JAG and is immediately given a case defending a Navy officer accused of murder. Mac soon discovers the victim isn't who he was supposed to be and his client isn't telling the whole truth.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Commander Campbell
Captain Robert Stiles
Scott Thomas ...
Harleigh Boone
Lt. Don Corbett
Lt. Kit Boone
Jack Porter
Military Judge
Hamilton Camp ...
Mr. Selig
Benny Carr
Terry Farrell
George Pauling


Mac begins his annual two week stint with the Naval Reserves working in the JAG office. However, instead of pushing papers as he usually does he is assigned to a case where a female supply officer named Kit Boone is accused of murdering a co-worker who she claims tried to rape her. Mac soon discovers that there is more to this case than a simple claim of attempted rape and soon discovers that Kit is a suspect in a series of thefts from the naval supply warehouse. However, he also thinks that she is covering up for her estranged husband with whom she had an argument prior to the killing. Now Mac must get to the truth and not only try to prove that his client is not only innocent of murder but of theft as well all the while he is dealing with an arrogant prosecuting attorney. Written by Brian Washington <>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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7 March 1976 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Interestingly, a few months after this episode aired Nancy Walker and William Daniels would co-star together in Walker's post McMillan & Wife (1971) series The Nancy Walker Show (1976). Doubly interesting is the fact that just like in this episode Daniels played a naval officer on Walker's show. See more »


Mac incorrectly uses "inferring" instead of "implying". A lawyer like McMillan would know the difference. See more »

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A lot more than a horny sailor involved
13 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Both Susan Saint James and Nancy Walker left the McMillan&Wife series with this episode which has Rock Hudson putting in his two weeks of Naval Reserve duty as a Commander. The base commander Andrew Duggan hands Hudson a real hot potato. As a lawyer Hudson is assigned to the Judge Advocate General's office where he is assigned to be defense counsel to WAVE officer Susan Anspach who is accused of murdering her lover Stephen Young.

The story is that she shot him in self defense when he tried to rape her. That quickly falls apart. But there's a whole lot more to it than some horny sailor.

Prosecuting is William Daniels who has a prejudice against reserve officers. He's one nasty customer in court. But in the end Daniels and Hudson have a mutual respect develop.

The episode itself isn't one of the better ones. The Navy's conduct in this whole affair is very suspect and the questions aren't really answered in the show.

As for Anspach she was lucky that she had a lawyer who could draw on the resources of the San Francisco PD.

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