Season 1 Episode 5

Deja Vu

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 1995 on CBS
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Episode Summary


Harm and Meg are investigating the death of a Navy officer at the Arlington Cemetary, where during the months before other Navy officers have been murdered, too. This one happened after a reception at the French embassy and the trail leads to the Thai ambassador and his wife. Harm is attracted to her as she reminds him of a girlfriend back in Vietnam who was killed. Also Colonel Patano, the ambassador's guard, is one of the suspects. Locations: Washington D.C.; McLean, Va.; Bethesda, Md.


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  • Boring

    Guess JAG really got started with the introduction of Mac. These early episodes were really mediocre to say the least.
  • Another slow start

    Ok, don't get me wrong, I'm a huge JAG fan, but the episodes from the first season seem really slow to me. The premise for this episode, 'Deja Vu' is one which JAG would use continuously over the years. Foreign diplomat is suspected for crime, Harm has a thing for his wife, turns out that wife is actually the killer. Ergo, Harm looks foolish and his partner gets all smug about it.

    In this case, Harm wises up in time and a chase ensues through Arlington cemetery and surprise surprise, Meg saves Harm.

    I found the only funny part of this episode to be Commander Lindsay's really bad clarinet playing.moreless
  • A well made episode which gave a wonderful look into the the past of Harmon 'Harm' Rabb.

    A fantastic look into the the exciting past of the new series main character. We got to see the main character's teenage years, during his illegal days as a teenager in Vietnam, looking for his MIA father. It was also a cool storyline for the fledgling series. And while yes, they did use the premise again in the show's ten year run, Harm conducted himself well in the end. I thought the show transitioned well between flashbacks and present time, doing a fantastic job of going between the girl he lost in Vietnam (Gym), and the woman he struggled to identify as suspect or victim, while battling with his attraction, which admittedly was most likely deeply based in his past lost love.moreless
Vivian Wu

Vivian Wu

Angelique Sonsiri

Guest Star

Lawrence Monoson

Lawrence Monoson

Detective Axelrad

Guest Star

Michael Paul Chan

Michael Paul Chan

Thailand Ambassador Sonsiri

Guest Star

W.K. Stratton

W.K. Stratton

Cmdr. Ted Lindsey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Meg: Did you always think she might be the killer? Or did you start to trust her?
      Harm: The only reason I'm not flying jets is because of my eyes. They test fine, but under certain conditions, like landing on a carrier at night, forget it.
      Meg: Night blindness.
      Harm: There's a lot of things you're blind to, but you don't realize it until it's too late.

    • Meg: I'm on my way to meet Det. Axelrod.
      Harm: Using your human approach?
      Meg: That's right.
      Harm: Meaning you're wearing a dress.
      Meg: Look, don't think you know me that well, because you don't. I'll be so subtle that by the time I work my way round to asking for the file he'll barely notice.
      Harm: Is it a red dress?
      Meg: (wearing a red dress) No!

    • Meg: Sorry I broke up the party.
      Harm: We were just talking.
      Meg: Harm, you and I are just talking. You and she were tangoing across the dance floor half naked, one foot in the nearest bedroom.

    • (Harm asks Meg to requisition some items in the morning. She looks at the list...)
      Meg: We're going to become peeping toms?
      Harm: Isn't that politically incorrect, Lieutenant? Don't women have the right to peep too?
      Meg: Not this woman, sir.

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