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  • JAG (military-speak for Judge Advocate General) is an adventure drama about this elite legal wing of officers trained as lawyers who investigate, prosecute and defend those accused of crimes in the military, including murder, treason and terrorism. Navy Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb (David James Elliott), an ace pilot turned lawyer, and Marine Lt. Col. Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell), a beautiful by-the-book officer, are colleagues who hold the same high standards but find themselves clashing when they choose different routes to get to the same place. The unmistakable chemistry between them must be held at bay for professional reasons as they traverse the globe together with a single mission: to search for and discover the truth. Helping them with their mission is Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts (Patrick Labyorteaux), a lawyer who proved his grit and determination when, after losing a leg in a land mine field while on a mission, fought back and became even better at his job, and Cmdr. Sturgis Turner (Scott Lawrence), a JAG lawyer who was Harm's friend at the Naval Academy and now has a friendly rivalry in and out of the courtroom with him, as well as with Lt. Cmdr. Roberts. Also on the team is P.O. Jennifer Coates (Zoe McLellan), formerly Admiral Chegwidden's outspoken assistant, and now assigned to help the new JAG settle into the job.moreless

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  • S 10 : Ep 22

    Fair Winds and Following Seas

    Aired 4/29/05

  • S 10 : Ep 21

    Dream Team

    Aired 4/22/05

  • S 10 : Ep 20

    Unknown Soldier

    Aired 4/15/05

  • S 10 : Ep 19

    Two Towns

    Aired 4/8/05

  • S 10 : Ep 18

    Death at the Mosque

    Aired 4/1/05

  • Cast & Crew
  • David James Elliott

    Lt/Lt Cmdr/Cmdr Harmon Rabb, Jr.

  • Catherine Bell

    Maj/Lt. Col Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie

  • Patrick Labyorteaux

    Ens/Lt./Lt. Commander Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

  • John M. Jackson

    RADM Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

  • Scott Lawrence

    Cmdr Sturgis Turner

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1119)

    • Admiral Brovo: You need a sense of humour, Teddy. Otherwise people are going to think you're a lawyer. Cmdr Lindsey: (confused) I am a lawyer, sir.

    • Bud: (knocking at the hatch at "Ladies' Country") Male personnel on deck! (to Lt Pike) You have to loudly announce yourself, then wait thirty seconds before entering. Kate: Does that include me? (she goes inside, leaving Bud looking confused)

    • Harm: Not all women in the Navy feel the way you do about having a lover. Thank God!

    • Harm: Okay, you're both pursuing theories based on gender bias. Kate: And you're not? Harm: No, I like the idea of going to sea with women.

    • Kate: Want to bet on who gets in first? Harm: But you've got a head start. Kate: What a man. Harm: Thank you, but you still have a head start. Kate: You want to bet or whine? (Harm opens the safe) Harm: Bet.

    • CAG: You with me, Lieutenant?
      Lt Angela Arutti: To hell and back, sir.

    • Kate: Those wings look good on you. (points to the gold wings on the uniform) Harm: Well, you know what they say about gold wings and dress whites. They'll get you in bed anywhere. Kate: Except here.

    • Harm: Can you get in? Kate: Of course. Can you?

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    Notes (361)

    • Scenes were taken from the movie "Top Gun".

    • Jon Koslowsky won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Editing for a Series (single-camera production)" for this episode.

    • Donald Bellisario loved Andrea Parker as Kate, but she wasn't the right type for Harm's assistant in the opinion of the brass at NBC, so Tracey Needham was hired to take her place. Andrea went on to star in The Pretender.

    • This episode originally aired as a 2-hour movie to introduce the series on NBC. For syndication, it has been split into two separate episodes. However, the original, complete uncut version is available on VHS-NTSC from several sources.

    • Jon Koslowsky won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Editing for a Series (single-camera production)" for this episode.

    • "Shadow" marks Tracy Needham's first appearance as the character Lt. Meg Austin; she replaces Andrea Parker's character Lt. Kate Pike as Harm's partner. According to the audio commentary of the Pilot by show creator Don P. Bellisario, this was due to the network's (NBC) belief that a blonde would be more appealing than a brunette. Later, when JAG was picked up by CBS, Needham's character was scrapped and replaced by Catherine Bell, a brunette.

    • The scene in which the JAGs are being transferred from the helicopter to the Tigershark as well as the extra sub footage are from The Hunt for Red October.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Dezerter (Deserter)
      Slovakia: Nehodny syn (Unruly Son)

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    Trivia (247)

    • Goof: Harm has the¬†Southwest Asia Service Medal with one service star medal here and in subsequent episodes, this changed to the Kuwait Liberation medal

    • Goof: It is impossible to fly an F-14 from the back seat.

    • If you look closely in the Italian fishing boat you will see Michael Bellisario before he became "Mikey Roberts."

    • Goof: When Rabb & Kate arrive on the Seahawk, they are not wearing the proper life-vests, when they got on the senior officer would have made sure they were wearing safety gear.

    • Goof: It is impossible for a F-14 RIO to pilot the F-14; he does not have any controls.

    • When the CAG asks if Harm is with him, Harm says, "To hell and back," which is the same thing Angela said at the beginning of "A New Life (1)".

    • Although Tracey Needham appeared in the opening credits for "A New Life (2)", she did not actually appear in the episode.

    • Grover demands $40 million in gold be delivered by the Navy. Gold in 1995 was about $387 a troy ounce, which means that they would have to deliver almost 6,000 pounds of it. However, all they show is one suitcase full next to Cmdr Lindsey, which is nowhere near the 3 tons he would need to be delivering.

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    Allusions (168)

    • Cassie refers to the CAG as the "Ancient Mariner." "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge about an old sailor who wanders the earth and tells people a tragic story.

    • Before getting photographed in an F-14, Chuck DePalma says his cameraman will make him look like Tom Cruise. This is probably a reference to the 1986 movie Top Gun and Cruise's famous role as F-14 pilot Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell.

    • Ted Lindsay says, "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets." This is the title of a song from the Broadway musical Damn Yankees.

    • The chant of "One, two, three, four, I love the Marine Corps" was also used in Stanley Kubrick's 1987 Vietnam War movie Full Metal Jacket.

    • Sgt. Carrington and Sgt. Gonzalez watch the 1957 movie The D.I. starring Jack Webb. They are watching a scene where the Drill Instructor is yelling at a recruit and apparently they find this very amusing.

    • The gang member nicknamed Lefty says, "Be all that you can be" before he attempts to shoot Capt. Overton and his gun explodes in his hand. Overton snickers, "That's the ARMY slogan, Lefty!" This is indeed a former recruiting slogan for the US Army and Overton does not like people confusing the Army with the Marines. Other slogans that have been used are "An Army of One" and "Army Strong."

    • Mrs. Hanson tells her comatose son about Dennis Rodman having dyed his hair green that week. Dennis Rodman is a former NBA player. He played most notably for the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls and was known for bad behavior on the court; he once kicked a court-side photographer in the groin. Rodman frequently dyed his hair and also occasionally cross-dressed. After writing his autobiography Bad As I Wanna Be, he showed up to promote the book wearing a blond wig and a wedding dress. After his basketball career was over he did some acting in action movies such as Jean Claude Van Damme's Double Team and the TV show Special Ops Force.

    • When Harm and Meg suggest that the dead Marine was a victim of a Code Red, Captain Overton says that only happens in the movies. The term "Code Red" was popularized in the 1992 movie A Few Good Men.

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  • Fan Reviews (104)
  • Great until Season 8

    By Mphil1985, Oct 22, 2015

  • A Coin Toss

    By Bjh355440, Sep 17, 2014

  • incredible show!

    By Jerold, May 18, 2013

  • Please put the reruns back on

    By kimberlycarri1, Apr 08, 2013

  • JAG come back!!!!

    By JessicaTaylor19, Oct 22, 2012