Force Recon

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 3/7/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Harm goes undercover as a Marine gunnery sergeant to help Mac in her investigation of questionable Marine training methods and becomes a victim of unsafe maneuvers himself. While undercover, Harm learns that the tough-as-nails officer in charge of Force Recon training, Capt. Koonan, introduces unexpected problems into the training missions as a means of teaching the men to react quickly to surprises during combat. In addition to testing the Marines' mettle, the method also doubles their chances of returning safely from combat. However, in the mission in which Harm is involved, the method backfires dramatically, leaving five men trapped in a training maneuver destined for a disaster that even Capt. Koonan can't reverse, and it's up to Harm to get the trainees -- and himself -- out safely.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Karri Turner

    Ensign Harriet Sims

  • Donald P. Bellisario

  • Chas. Floyd Johnson

  • Jack Orman

  • R. Scott Gemmill

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Harm a marine...INTERESTING!!

    By cheysm1, Mar 19, 2008

  • Another entertaining hour from Don P. Bellisario

    By ashman2, Sep 13, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Koonan: There's only one thing I want to know, Gunnery Sergeant. How did my men perform? Harm: Outstanding, sir. Koonan: No rangers? First Sergeant: No rangers. Koonan: Well, how can that be, Gunnery Sergeant? There were six of my men in the brig, and no rangers. Why were there no rangers in the brig? Harm: Rangers are in Sick Bay, sir.

    • Captain Koonan: (seeing Harm in his Navy uniform) I like you better in camis. Harm: I enjoyed wearing them. Captain Koonan: You were a credit to the uniform. Thanks for bringing my men out, Gunny. Harm: Well Captain, they teach you a few things in the Navy too.

    Notes (1)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Zasahova jednotka (Emergency Squad)

    Trivia (3)

    • Right after Harm says that the radio is broken and moves over to try to lift the beam up, when he holds onto the beam it shifts back and forth, indicating that the beam was very lightweight.

    • In the shot where Tesla throws down the rags, turns, and walks into the post (causing the beam to fall on him), a crew member -- who is holding onto another post -- can be seen on the far right edge of the shot.

    • Goof: Military personnel from any service are supposed to remove their headress when in a mess or restaurant (making the cause of whole Ranger/Force Recon fight ridiculous).

    Allusions (1)

    • Mac tells Harm that Captain Koonan is nicknamed, "The Duke, as in John Wayne." Actor John Wayne played a Marine in several movies, such as Flying Leathernecks and Sands of Iwo Jima.

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