A woman Navy ensign has died, and a seaman stands accused of both murder and attempted rape; Harm prosecutes, and Mac defends. Mac, the defendant, and his chaplain all are alcoholics in recovery. A guard overhears a supposed confession by the sailor, but Mac figures out what had really happened. A commander in a SEAL training unit stands charged of fraud and larceny; Sturgis prosecutes, and Bud defends; the accused reveals to Bud that he had embezzled the funds with which to buy stolen goods on a Russian black market -- all for the benefit of the Navy and the USA. The admiral takes over the plans for his wedding, and he refuses to return Meredith's calls; PO Coates tries hard to help, but he gives her a snarky and unkind answer.
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While Harm talks with a detective, supposedly on the waterfront in Norfolk, the same container ship passes twice in the same direction, from right to left. See more
Referenced in NCIS: A Weak Link