JAG (1995–2005)

The One That Got Away 

A Marine faces a charge of dereliction after becoming lost in Iraq in a sandstorm; Sturgis prosecutes, and Mac defends. Harm flies again for the CIA, aboard a spy plane for a training hop, which turns into a real mission over North Korea.


Kenneth Johnson


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Thomas L. Moran


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Episode cast overview:
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
Dan Lauria ... Allen Blaisdell
Sean O'Bryan ... Andy Watson
Lamont Thompson ... Major Spain
Andrew Caple-Shaw ... Sgt. Christopher Ambrose
Lyman Ward ... Maj. Gen. Chad Kubin
Jennifer Savidge ... Cmdr. Amy Helfman
Sammi Rotibi ... Louis Clair
Kyme Kyme ... Lead PSD Technician


One member of a Marine team became separated and lost during a sandstorm in Iraq, leaving behind a classified piece of radio gear; he hiked alone 200 miles into Syria. He now faces a charge of dereliction of duty; in a preliminary hearing Sturgis prosecutes, and Mac defends; in court some difficult questions come up. Harm flies again for the CIA; he and a co-pilot make a training hop aboard an advanced spy aircraft over the Pacific Ocean; en route, however, they become diverted to a real tactical mission over North Korea, and their flight becomes complicated and interesting. Sturgis continues to show much displeasure, especially against Bud. The last words consist of a high-power zinger by Mac against Sturgis. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

17 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris Ryan's real name is "Colin Armstrong". See more »


The aircraft is seen approaching Rabb and Watson from behind and they hear the sonic boom before the aircraft flies over. This is the incorrect order. With the plane flying 6 times the speed of sound, the sonic boom trails well behind plane. At this speed the aircraft would far past the point where the sonic boom is heard. See more »


Lt. Bud Roberts, Jr.: [to Mac] With Commander Turner's anger at me, and the Admiral's anger at Commander Rabb, this used to be a lot more pleasant place to work.
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