JAG (1995–2005)
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An F-14 Tomcat crashes into the sea after a major engine failure; the squadron has a reputation for having become jinxed. Harm, Sarah, and Bud investigate. Harm again flies a Tomcat; he helps a fellow aviator, and he disproves the jinx.

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Jack Orman
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Cast

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 (credit only)
Daphne Ashbrook ... Annie Pendry
Tim Grimm Tim Grimm ... Commander Dale Bishop
Charles Esten ... Lieutenant Pete 'Pistol' Ayers
Will Rothhaar ... Josh Pendry
Judson Mills ... Lieutenant Tim 'Spock' Vanderway
Francia Dimase ... Lieutenant Tess McKee (as Francia Di Mase)
John Posey ... Crash Investigator
Pat Lalama Pat Lalama ... Female News Reporter
Norman Large ... Flight Surgeon
Barry Nolan ... Male News Reporter
Clayton Norcross ... Lieutenant Luke Pendry
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Storyline

An F-14 Tomcat crashes into the sea after a catastrophic engine failure; the affected squadron has a reputation for having become jinxed. Harm, Sarah, and Bud investigate. Harm also sees Annie and Josh again. Harm again flies a Tomcat; he helps a fellow aviator, and he disproves the jinx. Annie's employer transfers her to Baltimore. Harm also gives Bud a ride in his restored Stearman aerobatic biplane. Written by DocRushing

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Harm and Pistol are flying without their masks. Pilots do not take their masks off during flight. Also, they usually always have their visor down. When the refueling drogue broke their canopy, Harm was hit in the head and was not able to see. Had he had his mask on and visor down there would have been no problem. Also, they would not have had to shout to be heard. See more »

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Disappointing
14 April 2012 | by RalphoSee all my reviews

JAG is among my all-time favorite programs, and I have all ten seasons on DVD. The first season was great from the start, but the second season began with three below-average episodes. (Maybe more, but in my current run through the series I'm only up to third episode of second season.) These three episodes include happy endings that defy credibility. In Jinx, a RIO quits because he believes he brings bad luck to every pilot he flies with. Rabb agrees to fly with him on a missing man formation funeral flight. An accident happens, of course, and Rabb and the RIO work together to land the F-14. Then, suddenly, the "jinx" is over. Rabb killed it by surviving the mission. It was amazing how quickly he recovered from having a piece of plexiglass in his eye.

I suspect we can chalk up these poor episodes at beginning of second season to fact that JAG was canceled by NBC and picked up by CBS. It was retooled and essentially a new show, so Bellisario was stuck trying to make new characters Sarah McKenzie and Bud Roberts fit into the fun and games. Not to mention whatever pressure he was under from CBS.


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