Season 1 Episode 13

Defensive Action

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 13, 1996 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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 . . .

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions