JAG

Season 3 Episode 8

Above and Beyond

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 11, 1997 on CBS
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When Harm, Mac and Bud are ordered to run a routine background check on a Navy SEAL who is a candidate for the Medal of Honor, they uncover unsavory information that may make him unworthy. Lt. Rivers is up for a medal after he single-handedly rescues the undersecretary of state from fundamentalist terrorists. Harm and Mac, in their investigation, find Rivers, an African-American, to be a very tough, complex and uncommunicative individual who is totally devoted to his country and his duty. But his men paint a different picture of him as a gung-ho loner who doesn't care about the safety of his team and, in fact, botched the mission by leaving one of his men behind. Rivers finally agrees to open up to Harm -- but only if Harm can withstand arduous SEAL training for one day -- including the brutal manhandling required of the "hostage interrogation."

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    Catherine Bell

    Catherine Bell

    Major Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie

    David James Elliott

    David James Elliott

    Lt Cmdr Harmon Rabb, Jr.

    John M. Jackson

    John M. Jackson

    Rear Admiral Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

    Patrick Labyorteaux

    Patrick Labyorteaux

    Lt (jg) Bud J. Roberts, Jr

    Gregory Itzin

    Gregory Itzin

    Lawrence Culbertson

    Guest Star

    Guy Garner

    Guy Garner

    CPO Jeb Stuart Wilkins

    Guest Star

    John Prosky

    John Prosky

    Jon Barrow

    Guest Star

    Karri Turner

    Karri Turner

    Ensign Harriet Sims

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • There's asurprising bit of humor in this episode -- a drunk Bud singing the old Tom Jones hit, "Delilah".

      • Goof: The SEALs said that they were waiting for a group of Rangers which would be making the assault on the house and rescue the the congress person. However Rangers would provide the SEALs cover, not making the rescue.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Lt. Rivers: My mother used to say the stars were holes poked in the black curtain of night. It was God's way of letting us know He was still watching us from the other side.
        Harm: That's kind of nice.
        Lt. Rivers: Yeah. I did most of my killing at night. Guess it didn't have much influence, huh?

      • Navy SEAL: We've got no plan and no backup!
        Lt. Rivers: This is my plan. (touches his head) This is my backup. (touches his gun)

      • Bud: (on the phone with Harriet) Really? No, it's just that I heard stiletto heels can be bad for your ankles . . .
        (Notices that Harm is standing right next to him)
        Bud: Uh, I'll get right on that, Captain Harwick.
        (Hangs up)
        Harm: Hmm, I didn't know Bruce Harwick wore stiletto heels.

      • Lt Rivers: If the Navy had wanted me to have a wife, they'd have issued one to me along with my dog tags and sea bag.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Montel Williams, who plays Lt. Rivers, was in both the Marine Corps and the Navy for twenty-two years, including serving on a submarine for three years. He won a number of medals during his Naval service, including the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, two Navy Expeditionary Medals, two Humanitarian Service Medals, a Navy Achievement Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals and two Meritorious Service Medals. His final rank upon leaving the Navy was Lieutenant Commander.

      • International Episode Titles:
        Czech Republic: Za statečnost (For Bravery)

      • Lt. Rivers refers to himself as a "mustang." This is a military expression for an enlisted person who becomes an officer.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

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