JAG (1995–2005)
During training five newbies and a jumpmaster jump from an aircraft; the jumpmaster signals the jump too soon; two trainees land in a lake, and one of them sustains an injury and soon dies. Mac and Harm prosecute, and Bud and Loren defend.


Hugo Cortina


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Larry Moskowitz

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden
Kent McCord ... Capt. Henry Delario
Cindy Ambuehl ... Rene Peterson
Cynthia Sikes ... Dr. Sidney Walden
Ned Luke ... Senior Chief Petty Officer Bracken (as Ned von Leuck)
Martin Grey ... Capt. Eric Miller
Randy Vasquez ... Gunnery Sgt. Victor 'Gunny' Galindez
Will Schaub ... Captain Collard
Chuck Carrington ... Jason Tiner
Phill Lewis ... Petty Officer Scalline
Nanci Chambers ... Lt. Loren Singer
Jennifer Hammon Jennifer Hammon ... Krista Barron


During a training exercise five newbies and a seasoned instructor make a jump from a C-130 Hercules at an altitude of 4,000 feet; the jumpmaster (the instructor) signals the jump about 800 yards too soon; due to the mistake, two trainees land in a lake, and one of them lands also in a hospital and soon dies. The jumpmaster faces a court-martial; Mac prosecutes, and Bud and Loren defend. It becomes necessary for Harm to replace Mac as the prosecutor; his analysis of the case goes beyond the question of whether a light turned green. The admiral has both a new girlfriend and a new outlook on the world; Gunny goes barhopping, and Mac makes a journey to Australia. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

4 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this episode, Singer tells Harm that she will do anything and hurt anybody in order to become the first female Judge Advocate General of the Navy. As of July 20, 2012, Vice Admiral Nanette M. DeRenzi, JAGC, USN achieved that honor, most likely not using Singer's tactics. See more »


Admiral Chegwidden make reference to one of Harm's girlfriends as "Lieutenant Parker". Her rank was "Lieutenant-Commander". See more »


Lt. Loren Singer: May I say something, sir?
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Go ahead.
Lt. Loren Singer: I'm aggressive, and I'm an overachiever. I know that about myself, and I don't pretend otherwise. I realize I'm the brunt of snide comments and jokes among the office staff, but I can't change who I am. However, I'm not a thief nor a liar. Short of that, I'll use whatever means necessary to achieve my goal.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Which is?
Lt. Loren Singer: To be the first female Judge Advocate General. Sir.
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