JAG (1995–2005)

Fortunate Son 

The admiral returns. A Marine pilot and his wife become suspected of taking part in human trafficking. Harm and PO Coates find the truth, and justice prevails. The SecNav sends Cdr. Ted Lindsey to investigate the office; Ted grinds his ax.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
... Sarah MacKenzie
... Bud Roberts, Jr.
... A.J. Chegwidden
... Sturgis Turner
... Jason Tiner
... Lt. Bao Hien
... Geoffrey Roizman
... SecNav Edward Sheffield
Kathleen Luong ... Suong Khoi
W.K. Stratton ... Cmdr. Ted Lindsey
... Jennifer Coates
... Translator
Catherine Ai ... Pham Ta
An Le


The admiral returns to duty. A young Marine pilot, who is also a Vietnamese refugee from the fall of Saigon, comes under suspicion of taking part in human trafficking, along with his wife, who is also from Vietnam. Although the couple and other Vietnamese feel reluctant to reveal the circumstances, Harm and PO Coates persist, they find the truth, and justice prevails, even without going to trial. The SecNav, under political pressure, sends an investigator to look into a number of unusual occurrences. The investigator is Cdr. Ted Lindsey, who tries hard to grind his ax; he says that he'll recommend the transfer of everyone in the office. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

18 March 2003 (USA)  »

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During the fifth scene, Petty Officer Coates comes to Harm's office to talk to him and Harm's hat moves between shots. A minute Lindsey comes to talk to Harm. As Coates leaves, Harm's hat is clearly next to the stack of trays but when the camera cuts to Harm and then back to Lindsey it has moved away from the trays and Lindsey puts his down between Harm's and the trays. When Lindsey leaves the office, he picks up the hat furthest from the trays, which theoretically would have been Harm's. See more »


Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: [after listing off Rabb's indiscretions at JAG] ... and the Admiral thinks I'M not Captain material!
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: [mockingly] So THAT'S what this is about, huh, Commander? The 'Good Child' syndrome. You keep your nose clean, I don't, but I catch all the breaks.
Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: Oh, Commander, don't worry... your days of catching all the breaks are over.
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