We learn that while in Vietnam, Adm. Chegwidden's SEAL unit was deep in despair on one particular Christmas & held a service under the stars, which was conducted by a Navy chaplain whose sermon refreshed their spirits & raised their morale. A.J. finds out while talking to Sturgis's father, that the Chaplain which lifted their despair was none other than Chaplain Turner.
Mikey learns his nomination to the Academy was approved. Harm's half-brother from Russia is released from prison.
Mac notes that she received a postcard from Mic.
Mikey Roberts: My dad used to get drunk and sing dirty Christmas carols.
Chloe: (about her father) This was gonna be our first Christmas together, but then he got deployed when the world got all freaky and...
Coates: I didn't steal that witch's bracelet.
Harm: That's Lieutenant Witch to you.
Lt. Singer: Guys are always very fond of their original parts.
Mac: (when she and Harm find themselves under the mistletoe) Uh oh, awkward moment number 310.
End of Episodes wishes: "Happy Holidays to the Men and Women who protect and serve our country at home and abroad."
The "flashback" clip of Harm with his father was also seen in the pilot episode and the episode "Ghost Ship".
If Chaplain Turner is familiar to you, it is because the actor, Bill Cobbs, appeared in the 1996 film, Ghosts of Mississippi. Mr. Cobbs played the brother of Medgar Evers.
Zoe McLellan's performance as PO3 Jennifer Coates impressed the production staff so much that she was signed as a recurring character.
During the sermon read by Chaplain Turner, he stated, "Blessed are those who believe that he will bind up the broken-hearted and free the captives." The statement refers to the book of Isaiah, chapter 61, verse 1.
Harriet says that Sturgis said, "The eagle has landed." This is what astronaut Neil Armstrong said when he first landed on the moon in 1969.
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