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.
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.
Cmdr. Krennick: Gentlemen, peace or war may be hanging on the outcome of this trial, but that should not be a factor in your decision, any more than Captain Boone's exemplary war record.
CAG Boone: Then why did she mention it?
Meg: She's smart, Sir.
Marine: We'll drop you right smack down on whoever's sending that signal.
Harm: What if it's not Painter?
Marine: Just don't play the hero. A prison's better than a pine box, all right? I can rescue you from a prison.
Harm: That's what I like about you Marines, always looking for a silver lining.
CAG Boone: How did it feel, Harm? Knowing you'd never fly off a carrier again?
Harm: It was terrible. Until I found another way to serve.
CAG Boone: You're a young man. A lot easier to adjust.
Harm: No, it wasn't easy, CAG.
CAG Boone: No, I don't imagine it was. I wonder how it's going to feel flying drunken tourists to Vegas.
Cmdr. Krennick: If I were you, talking hypothetically, of course, I'd be talking deal.
Harm: Well, I'm not, but since we're talking hypothetically, what would that deal be?
Cmdr. Krennick: The CAG resigns, admits his responsibility, court-martial never happens.
CAG Boone: You can go to hell! Hypothetically.
CAG Boone: When I saw him firing on my men, I took him out, and I'd do it again, peace treaty or no.
(Harm watches a plane land on the Seahawk)
CPO Bannon: You still miss it, don't you sir?
Harm: Only when I'm back on board, or see a jet, or shaving in the morning, in my dreams, eating a pizza, watching a movie . . .
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.
Several shots were from the movie "Top Gun".