JAG (1995–2005)

Hard Time 

Mac discovers the reason for a false positive result of a drug test for an angry woman enlisted Marine, and Harm and Bud represent a senior chief petty officer who is HIV-positive, and whose privacy has become compromised.


Bradford May


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Dana Coen


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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
Scott Lawrence ... Sturgis Turner
Zoe McLellan ... Jennifer Coates
Tony Plana ... Colonel Okarman
Ariyan A. Johnson ... Private Michelle Boyer (as Ariyan Johnson)
Jerry O'Donnell ... Senior Chief Petty Officer Paul Defina (as Gerard O'Donnell)
John DeMita ... Col. Clifford Blakely
Spencer Garrett ... Commander Andrew Stotler
Michelle Azar ... Adrienne Defina
Derrex Brady ... Glen Sheets
Nolan North ... ER Intern
Dennis Haskins ... Airport Security S-1


Mac has prosecuted an angry woman enlisted Marine for drug use; after sentencing (including one year at hard labor) the defendant slugs Mac; afterward she is found guilty of the battery and sentenced to three more years at hard labor. The prisoner is to be transferred to Miramar, California. During an unlikely sequence of events Mac figures out the false positive result on the drug test for which the defendant was prosecuted. Both Mac and the admiral himself start helping. Meanwhile Harm and Bud represent a senior chief petty officer who is HIV-positive, and who receives harsh treatment from his CO. The senior chief goes through some hard times, then he winds up in a place where he can serve well. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

2 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Private Michelle Boyer: You ever regret putting someone away, ma'am?
Lt. Col. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: No.
[Boyer slugs Mac]
Private Michelle Boyer: Well, there's always a first time!
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