A submarine of the US Navy rescues 10 North Korean crewmembers from the sinking of their midget submarine in South Korean waters in the Sea of Japan; six of them wish to defect. The admiral sends Sturgis to the boat to lend a hand; he deals with medical questions as well as legal ones after a viral illness breaks out among the survivors. Sturgis runs into trouble with a US Naval intelligence officer of Korean descent. Harm returns to the Navy and the JAG Corps; he stays in touch with Mattie, and he meets an underprivileged WW2-era Navy veteran with a legal problem. Harm helps the veteran, and Mac and the admiral join in doing so.
Did You Know?
This episode, which first aired on 07 November 2003, takes a cue from the SARS epidemic of 2002-03 in Hong Kong. See more
When Sturgis does an about-face after speaking with the Admiral he does the about-face to the left, which is not correct. An about-face is always to the right. See more