JAG

Defensive Action

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 3/13/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Harmon Rabb is promoted and his first assignment as Lt. Commander is defending Capt. 'CAG' Boone in a court-martial. During a mission over Bosnia one aircraft goes down due to a system malfunction. A Serbian helicopter shoots at the parachuting crew and to protect them the CAG shoots down the helicopter. Now he has to defend himself in front of a court-martial accused of shooting down the helicopter as an act of revenge, violating a cease-fire and with that risking a new war break-out. Locations: Bosnia; Naples, Italy; USS Seahawk/Adriatic Sea; Washington D.C.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Donald P. Bellisario

  • Howard G. Kazanjian

  • Evan Katz

  • Julie B. Watson

  • Robert Cochran

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Defensive Action

    By VMF-214, Aug 30, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Cmdr Krennick: Captain, congratulations. That was a brilliant closing argument. Cpt Boone: It was the truth. Cmdr Krennick: I know. That's why it brilliant.

    • CAG Boone: Can I be my own lawyer?
      Meg: Technically, Sir, but...
      CAG Boone: You're fired, Lieutenant.

    • Harm: When do we leave, sir? Cmdr Lindsey: Right after we light up. (He hands them each a cigar) Harm: Your wife have a baby, sir? Cmdr Lindsey: Not that I know of. This just arrived from the Secretary of the Navy. Congratulations... Lieutenant Commander Rabb. (Meg gives Harm a kiss on the cheek) Cmdr Lindsey: Makes me wish you were around when I got my promotion, Lieutenant.

    • CAG: I don't like the way you people fight. Harm: You don't have to. All you have to do is stay out of our way.

    • CAG Boone: It's about time you got back! Lt. Painter: I took a long weekend in the mountains, sir. CAG Boone: Well, next time you ask my permission first! Lt. Painter: Aye aye sir.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Slovakia: Obhajoba (Defense)

    • We learn that the CAG was shot down in Vietnam. Unlike Harmon Rabb Sr., however, the CAG was accidentally attacked in a friendly fire incident and was promptly rescued.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: In the opening sequence, the plane that we see exploding is not actually an F-14 Tomcat. It's a Russian MiG-29.

    • Harm is promoted to Lt. Commander in this episode.

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