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*May 19, 2001* Harm's chance of being rescued from the Atlantic Ocean hinges on Mac's psychic ability (first seen in Season Five "Psychic Warrior"). However, Mac is trying to cope with her conflicting emotions for both Harm & Mic. On the edge of going unconscious from severe hypothermia, Harm's fires several warning shots which attracts the rescue helicopter. Back onboard the USS Patrick Henry, Harm's vital signs start to fade out, but Skates words help him pull through. Transferred to Bethesda Hospital, Renee learns that Harm has partial amnesia and doesn't remember them being a couple over the past year. Mac's indecision about the wedding drives Brumby back to Australia. When Harm tells Mac on the phone to come to his place so that she doesn't have to be alone, she arrives only to learn that Renee has beaten her to Harm's place with the news that her father has died. Mac ends up in the rain with no one around.moreless
Bud fights for his life after having his leg blown off by a land mine and being operated upon multiple times. Admiral Chegwidden and Lt. Singer testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about their roles in the search for Kabir Atef.
Personal rivalries surface in the JAG office when Mac assures Harm that she'll beat him to the finish line in the Jagathon for charity. Harm then sticks his foot in his mouth by giving Mac a six-minute head start in the race. Meanwhile, testosterone levels rise when Gunny and Tiner battle head to head to see who is in the best condition for the race. And, true to form, Lt. Singer starts a betting pool on who will finish the race last, leaving Lt. Roberts feeling crushed when he discovers that his co-workers favor him.moreless
Gen. Cresswell informs Harm and Mac that they are being reassigned. Harm to London and Mac to San Diego. They both have the option to take someone from the office with them. They both ask Bud, but Harriet is worried about moving.
With their deadline quickly approaching. Harm and Mac must sort out their lives and resolve their feelings for each other.
Harm and Mac both reminisce about times past. And it all ends with a coin toss.
Vukovic is trying to solve his own case.
While on their day off, Harm takes Mac for a flight in his vintage airplane, only to be forced to make an emergency landing in a mountain clearing because of mechanical problems. While in search of help, they unwittingly surprise a band of poachers who have just murdered a game warden and who are now determined to kill Harm and Mac. Their lives in jeopardy, Harm and Mac must utilize every evasive military maneuver they've ever learned in order to escape the murderers who are now hunting them.moreless
It's Christmas, and Harm has to watch over a petty officer charged with larceny when there's nowhere else to take her.
Mikey Roberts is informed by Commander Lindsey that he's been nominated for an appointment to Annapolis.
Webb gives Harm an unexpected Christmas present.
Harm is called in to probe the death of Navy pilot Lt. Marion - son of US Senator Grace Marion - who was killed while training with the Navy SEALs. As he was there only for two days, it seems that the death happened due to gross negligence. With the reports given by his superior and comrades, combined with the results of how he died, the evidence suggests that the actual incident is being covered up. After the JAG officers analyze his equipment and learn that he was on a combat mission (and not a training mission as stated), they suspect murder. And the key to all this could be General Behnke. Locations: Washington D.C.; NAS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; Caribbean Sea; Colombia.moreless
Harm and Mac investigate a "collateral damage" incident in Afghanistan when an attack on an Al Queda terrorist kills three innocent civilians. With the help of forensic pathologist Cmdr. Teresa Coulter, Mac and Harm try to find out if any of the remains can be identified as belonging to Al Qaeda leaders. Meanwhile, when Harm and Mac lose control of their Humvee, they are thrown into a minefield where they're forced to spend the night together figuring out how to extricate themselves from the trap.moreless
Admiral Chegwidden throws Mac and Mic an engagement party. Mac and Harm end up discussing the ups and downs of their relationship in private, with frequent flashbacks to previous episodes.
Mac's "little sister" unexpectedly shows up at JAG headquarters, declaring that she's run away from her abusive stepfather. While she investigates whether Chloe has been abused, Mac has her hands full keeping her from turning the office upside down, then learns that her real father is still alive serving on a ship in the Navy. Despite the cost, Mac convinces the Admiral to allow the two to talk to each other via satellite video-conferencing.
Meanwhile, Harm spends the evening interrogating a beautiful Navy doctor arrested for DWI after she lost control of her vehicle on icy roads and ran over a Nativity scene. Harm agrees to defend her when he learns that just before the accident and before she took the breathalyzer test, she had drank some liquid cold medicine (which contains 25% alcohol)
Adm. Chegwidden's attempts to fly to Italy to spend Christmas with his daughter, however, with the Washington, DC area mired in snow, most of the flights out have been cancelled. True to form, Bud comes through by finding the Admiral a seat on a military transport plane which was bound for Italy at the last minute.
When Harm and Mac set out to find C.I.A. Agent Clayton Webb's killer after his body is found aboard a burning ship, they inadvertently uncover a rogue government spy agency. Retracing Webb's steps, Harm and Mac learn that he was on a top-secret mission to deliver a high-tech weapons project to the proper authorities when he was stopped. Waiting for Harm and Mac when they discover this, though, is none other than Harm's former nemesis, ex-C.I.A. Agent Clark Palmer, now working with the rogue spy agency, who will stop at nothing -- including Harm's murder -- to get his hands on the top-secret project.moreless
Harm gets new evidence, confirmed by an eyewitness, that his father was imprisoned in a Siberian gulag. He travels to Moscow, searching for his father's current whereabouts, when he encounters old adversaries that drive him to steal a MiG.
As Mac prepares for her wedding, she is upset when Harm tells her that he will miss the rehearsal dinner because he will be on the Patrick Henry doing his carrier landing qualifications, and Mac thinks he may miss the wedding as well. Harm is not worried, but an unexpected storm on the flight back puts his Tomcat in peril.moreless
GSgt. Crockett, instructor for snipers at the Boot Camp in Quantico, is scheduled for transfer to Bosnia. But there's a deal existing between him and his former commanding officers which says he won't be used in combat missions any longer. After shooting at the colonel 'to get his attention' he is arrested. Since Crockett once saved Adm. Chegwidden's life, the Admiral orders an investigation to help him this time. But GSgt. Crockett escapes from the brig and hides in the mountains. Some Marines go out to find Crockett, who's a well-trained and experienced sniper. Harm accompanies them. Locations: Quantico, Va.; Washington D.C.moreless
Following her ugly break-up with Dalton Lowne, Mac has reason to believe that he's stalking her -- until he's killed during an apparent car-jacking and the stalking continues. Much to Harm's dismay, the strain of the two events pushes Mac to the edge -- and to the bottle. Concerned for Mac's safety and sobriety, Harm intensifies his search for Mac's tormentor before he causes her bodily harm.moreless
Harm and Mac are sent to Saudi Arabia to defend a female U.S. Naval pilot who refuses to follow the local laws and wear traditional Saudi dress and veils. Lt. Joanne Donato's outspoken refusal to be escorted by males in public and to wear proper attire causes a strain on relations between a U.S. base commander and a local Muslim cleric. It also causes Mac to feel that the lieutenant is simply being a bad soldier and disobeying orders - that is until Mac is forced to abide by the policies herself. Meanwhile, Commander Turner and Rep. Bobbi Latham have a rocky first date, making the possibility of a second seem remote until Harriet and Bud come to the rescue.moreless
Harmon Rabb is promoted and his first assignment as Lt. Commander is defending Capt. 'CAG' Boone in a court-martial. During a mission over Bosnia one aircraft goes down due to a system malfunction. A Serbian helicopter shoots at the parachuting crew and to protect them the CAG shoots down the helicopter. Now he has to defend himself in front of a court-martial accused of shooting down the helicopter as an act of revenge, violating a cease-fire and with that risking a new war break-out. Locations: Bosnia; Naples, Italy; USS Seahawk/Adriatic Sea; Washington D.C.moreless
With his eye sight fixed, Harm decides it's time to try flying again and turns in his request to the Admiral. He tells Jordan and Mac about his decision and get similar reactions from both of them. Chloe, is at Mac's, therefore she and Harm don't have any privacy to discuss the matter so Harm leaves reluctantly and abruptly. Shortly after Harm leaves Mic arrives to see Mac but she sends him away with a flimsy excuse and a crushed Mic leaves with his head hanging. Back in the apartment Chloe tells Mac not to worry because she knows Harm loves her. Harriet gives birth to baby A.J.moreless
Hospitalized with a knee injury, Harm is forced to take action when the Hamas, a terrorist Islamic Resistance group, takes the hospital hostage. An Israeli diplomat undergoing a heart transplant provides the Hamas terrorists with the perfect negotiating tool. They take over the operating room -- as well as the entire hospital -- and use the diplomat as leverage while demanding the release of one of their imprisoned leaders. Meanwhile, Mac is trapped in the hospital cafeteria trying to negotiate with two terrorists.moreless
The murder/desertion trial of Kevin Lee takes a bad turn after his wife changes her testimony under cross examination. Harm and Mic fight to win over Mac.
Harm attempts to gain legal guardianship of Mattie, but finds his past single "lifestyle" may pose a problem in making good on his promise to her.
When the alleged architect of 9/11 is captured in Afghanistan, Harm and Mac prosecute against Chegwidden and Turner in a military tribunal.
After an accident aboard the USS Coral Sea it looks like Harm and Boone will be spending Christmas aboard ship, but after an F-14 becomes free Harm and Boone are eventually allowed to leave the Carrier. While flying home however, they end up helping C-130 desperately in need of help.
Meanwhile Mac must deal with 3 Kuwaiti lawyers who have managed to get lost on the way to JAG HQ, and as they arrive, insist on blessing the second child to be delivered in JAG HQ by Admiral Chegwidden.
Bud and Harriet receive a very unexpected gift from Santa.
Bud has his hands full when his obnoxious and abusive father, Big Bud, and his younger brother, Mikey, arrive in town for his wedding. Big Bud throws a stag party at a boisterous strip club. Meanwhile, Harriet and the girls go to another club where Harm's dress whites turn up on the body of a stripper. But everything goes from bad to worse when fight breaks out at the bachelor party and Harm, Bud and Chegwidden find themselves in the slammer on the day of the wedding.
While Mac goes downtown to bail them out, Harriet begins to have second thoughts about the imminent nuptials.
On Christmas Eve, Harm pays his annual visit to the Vietnam Memorial to honor his father who was shot down on Christmas Eve, 1969. At the memorial, Harm meets a beautiful, but mysterious woman, who claims to have known Harm, Sr. She used to be a singer in a traveling USO tour and she met Harm's father shortly before his fateful flight. In an unusual casting twist, Harm stars as his father in this episode, and many familiar faces show up playing different roles.moreless
At the request of Lt. Cmdr. Brumby, Admiral Chegwidden sends Harm and Bud to Australia to represent a U.S. Naval officer, Kevin Lee, who has suddenly surfaced 28 years after being "murdered" by an Australian sailor. Lee contends that he accidentally killed his Australian nemesis years ago and, in a panic, exchanged identities with the dead man.
Now, charged with both desertion and murder, Lee is to be tried in an Australian court, pitting Harm against Brumby. Harm and Brumby are also about to go head-to-head outside the courtroom when Mac appears in Sydney and Brumby decides it's time to make her choose between him and Harm.
Mac's psychic vision talents come into play when a female Naval officer is found with her throat slashed in a local park. What originally seems like an open and shut case involving a love triangle that led to murder becomes much more when Mac's "visions" show her puzzling images that lead to evidence of an international conspiracy. Together with Sturgis Turner, Mac follows the clues to uncover information that leads them to a possible terrorist plot in Russia to steal nuclear weapons.moreless
A killed Navy officer working at a destroyer's new defensive system is investigated by Harm with help from Lt. Pike and Cdr. Brockman. Later on, during the testing of this system a malfunction occurs and the system takes over the ship. Without any chance to navigate it, the ship drifts directly to North Korea where the North Korean Navy is already awaiting them. Meg, who came in later, tries with other technicians to break the locking to regain control over the sabotaged system. Locations: Okinawa, Japan; Japanese Seamoreless
During a test flight, Lt. Pendry has a deadly crash with his Tomcat. Harm and Meg are ordered to probe this case and the facts point at a pilot error and not at a system malfunction. Though Pendry was a risky flying pilot, Harm knows him quite well from his flying days and doesn't believe he would be reckless enough to cause a crash, particularly since he has a family. Locations: Miramar Naval Air Station; San Diego/area and off-coast.moreless
After a lightning strike, a damaged F-14 Tomcat is forced to ditch in Cuba. Harm and Meg, accompanied by Cdr. Krennick and Undersecretary of State Bair, are dispatched to negotiate the return of the pilot and aircraft. The Navy's goal is to prevent the download of the Tomcat's classified software by Iran, but the Undersecretary isn't telling everything he knows. Locations: Washington,D.C.; Cubamoreless
Harm and Mac defend a former Navy SEAL, now a homeless man, but still a highly trained killing machine, who is accused of using excessive force in killing three men who tried to hold up a convenience store.
It seems like an open-and-shut case of triple homicide until Harm and Mac discover that the former SEAL, Paul Bauwer acted instinctively at the store as he sought to protect a young boy -- who happened to be his estranged son but didn't recognize him. Bauwer, embarrassed by his own vagrancy, wants to keep his identity a secret from his son. As a result, Harm and Mac must devise a successful defense without divulging their client's relationship to the only witness to the incident, while at the same time proving that Bauwer acted in an appropriate manner.
Harm and Mac in Afghanistan, Chegwidden and Singer at the Pentagon, and Sturgis on the submarine Watertown are all working to uncover and stop an attack on the Seahawk carrier group.
Bud and Coates investigate a claim that a stray Navy bomb destroyed an Afghanistan school.
Harm begins having flashbacks of his murdered girl friend that he knew from the academy, who looks amazingly like Mac.
Harm and Mac return to the aircraft carrier USS Seahawk ("A New Life" & "Crossing the Line", among others) to brief the JAG officers on the new Rules of Engagement, following the escape of Taliban fighters as a result of a JAG officer's hesitation to determine if the target was legitimate.
While Harm is aboard the ship, the captain asks him to fly a bombing mission into Afghanistan. However, Harm's excitement changes to concern when his plane sustains critical damage from enemy fire.
Meanwhile, a jealous Lt. Singer sabotages Bud's case when she hears of his imminent promotion.
Harm and Mac are investigating the murder of a Navy pilot whose body was found hidden aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Hornet. With help from a local police lieutenant, they discover a motive for the crime, which involves a list of Vietnam War MIAs and POWs supposedly still alive and under KGB control in Russia -- and the list includes Harm's father. But before Harm can act on the information, the book mysteriously disappears along with the helpful police lieutenant.moreless
Harm and Mac are found by Gypsies after being shot down. They continue heading for the gulag where Harm's father escaped from, while evading searches by to ex-KGB agents.
The Russians report that Harm and Mac were killed in a plane crash. Admiral Chegwidden doesn't believe it, and travels to Russia to search for them.
Word of her father's imminent death forces Mac to look back at the years of anger and resentment he caused her. She is furious that a priest is trying to convince her to forgive this abusive alcoholic, who was responsible for her own alcoholism. She comes to realize, however, that perhaps her anger had been misdirected all these years when her mother shows up -- after having abandoned Mac many years earlier. Meanwhile, Harm takes a gamble and undergoes laser surgery as a possible cure for his night-blindness.moreless
Still aboard the USS Guadalcanal, Mac is called upon to prosecute a Major accused of negligent homicide by the ship's Captain.
Much to Mac's surprise and dismay, Harm arrives on board to defend the Major and also try to clear the air with Mac regarding their relationship. But as they both become entrenched in the case in which the victim drowned during a nighttime exercise in extremely bad weather conditions, they're hard-pressed to find time to discuss their personal business. Meanwhile, Admiral Chegwidden has his hands full with his teenage goddaughter who has run away from home.
Harm & Kate continue to investigate the death of Lt. Angela Arutti, all the while the carrier remaining on combat status.
This episode pays tribute to the Navy nurses who served during WWII.
In the best tradition of "Ghosts of Christmas Past" which paid tribute to the USO entertainers past & present; "Overdue & Presumed Lost" which saluted the sailors who have been a part of the submarine community, running deep & running silent on their 100th anniversary, "Each Of Us Angels" continues that great tradition by focusing almost exclusively onboard the Navy hospital ship, USS Goodwill, during the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
"AUGUST 7, 2001" Following the transfer of a U.S. Marine accused of rape from the local Indonesian police to his CO at the Indonesian consulate, the consulate comes under siege by angry, armed locals. When the commander of the Marine detachment is killed and his next-in-command is blinded during the surprise attack, Mac realizes that she is next in command and must organize the emergency evacuation of the consulate under fire. Back at JAG, Harm defends a SEAL accused of killing a person onboard a flight that Harriet was a passenger.moreless
While conducting a flight test, Harm ends up involved in a serious CIA mission, over North Korea. In Iraq, a Marine recon platoon is surprised by a 10 year-old Iraqi unarmed civilian tending to his goats. Surprised at seeing the armed Marine, the boy runs off. Later the platoon is involved in a skirmish, resulting in two deaths and the Sergeant losing their radio. Unable to call in for transportation out of the desert, the platoon must end up walking many miles in the desert to safety. Once safe, it is learned that the firefight was the result of the boy returning to his village & notifying some of the local Iraqi resistance members, who immediately went out to engage the platoon.moreless
As Harm considers his future at JAG, he learns that Charlie Lynch -- the ex-Navyman responsible for the murder of Annie, the abused child whose death still haunts Harm -- has resurfaced, placing the little girl's twin sister, Dar-lin, in danger. Putting his career decision on hold until he closes the chapter on Lynch, Harm tracks him to a shipyard where the vicious killer is holding Dar-lin hostage. Overflowing with anger against all Lynch's grisly acts of murder, Harm finds himself in an intense stand-off with him that will leave only one man standing.moreless
Harm is trapped below deck on a sinking ship with a sailor, who has been accused of murder, and a guard. Some rescue equipment collapses, blocking the only escape route. As water begins to fill the room, the three men are certain that the situation is hopeless.
Admiral Chegwidden and Clayton Webb make an unlikely team when they join forces to save a C.I.A. agent from Italian terrorists. Webb already tried once unsuccessfully to liberate the C.I.A. agent, who was his mentor, and knows he needs backup in order to retry the mission. He approaches the Admiral, with whom he has a tenuous relationship, but who he knows credits the agent with saving his life in Vietnam. Together, Webb and Chegwidden go to Italy and put into motion a dangerous trap for the terrorists that, if it backfires, will kill all involved. Meanwhile, Harm suffers an identity crisis when his classic Corvette is stolen.moreless
Meg goes under cover as a Marine recruit in order to investigate the mysterious death of a female private in a boot camp. Meanwhile, Harm investigates in the usual way. The training is hard and the facts somehow point at the two drill instructors, SSgt. Carrington and Sgt. Gonzales. But a newspaper clipping found by Lt. Austin changes the situation completely. Locations: Parris Island; Washington D.C.moreless
Harm helps protect a mother of a marine killed in action while serving in Iraq from overzealous reporters. In so doing, he works to prepare her for the upcoming burial of her son.
Mac & Bud are called upon to see why armored vests given to soldiers in the field to protect them, instead are failing to do what they were designed to do.
A CIA mission sends Harm and Beth O'Neill to Libya to pull an agent out of that country. But when the agent wants Harm to transport the entire family, Harm has to modify his mission while avoiding contact with the Libyan authorities. When that fails and their plane comes under attack, Harm and Beth must land on the only available landing strip ... the USS Seahawk. At JAG, a Marine is accused of being involved with the Al Qaeda terrorist organization and Mac is assigned to defend him.moreless
When a JAG officer is murdered, NCIS is called in to investigate the death.
Harm and Meg investigate the theft of stolen missiles at the Seatac Naval Base. While interrogating Quinn, the thief, a prison breakout takes place and Lt. Austin is taken hostage. Contrary to the Major in charge, Lt. Rabb thinks that this is a well-planned breakout with a big goal. And it seems the goal is even bigger than ever thought. Locations: Seatac Island Naval Base and areamoreless
Harm meets a member of the Russian mafia to buy information about his father, but they are interrupted by an ex-KGB officer before the sale is complete. The mobster is shot, and Harm is charged with his murder by the FBI. Meanwhile, Mac is having difficulty adjusting to civilian life.
When Harm takes Admiral Chegwidden for a ride in an F-14 Tomcat, AJ must fight for survival after being accidentally being ejected into a heavily forested area, blanketed in a snowstorm.
The season finale finds cast members in a total state of change: Admiral Chegwidden reveals a surprising decision he has made; Mac is given some news about her health and Harm is faced with a personal loss.
After Admiral Chegwidden's daughter, Francesca, is kidnapped in Italy, Chegwidden meets with his ex-wife, Marcella, and her husband, a wealthy Italian businessman, to get more background on Francesca's friends -- and enemies. Chegwidden learns that Francesca was seriously involved with the heir to a Mafia family -- a man Harm and Mac believe is responsible for the theft of Navy missiles for sale to Afghanistan. All intelligence points to the fact that Francesca is caught in the middle of this business deal gone awry, and it's up to Chegwidden and Harm to rescue her from the mob.moreless
Mac is arrested and placed on trial for a major felony, along with her former commanding officer and mentor, Col. John Farrow. Conviction could result in long prison terms. Harm volunteers to defend her, but his efforts are thwarted by Farrow's defense attorney, JAG exchange officer, Australian Navy Commander Mic Brumby. Harm feels that neither defendant has come clean with the truth and he begins to search for evidence which is not forthcoming from either one. Ultimately, he learns that Mac and Farrow have each been trying to protect the other. The key witness in the case turns out to be a major surprise to both defendants.moreless
Lt. Elizabeth "Skates" Hawkes, Harm's former RIO (radar intercept officer), comes under fire after the crash landing of a Tomcat aboard the USS Patrick Henry. The ship's captain and Skates' commanding officer both place the entire blame of the crash on her shoulders and press for her court-martial.
Barred from the initial investigation because of his relationship with Skates, Harm is finally able to help when he's called upon to defend his friend at her court-martial and employs all of his legal skills to save her military career.
A murdered female lieutenant turns out to be Lt. Schonke, a friend (with whom he attended Academy together) of Harm's but neither Cdr. Krennick nor Agent Turque, an abrasive civilian investigator, buys Harm's claim that his relationship was strictly platonic. After the primary suspect of the murder is also found dead - a more than dubious suicide - Harm finds himself being the number one suspect for both murders ... Locations: US Naval Base Norfolk, Va.; Washington D.C.moreless
Colombian drug lord Carlos Estruga offers to deal for the life of a Marine who was left behind after the covert mission to kidnap Estruga went awry.
Mac comes under the glare of media scrutiny when she's named to prosecute in JAG's first televised court martial. As Mac prepares for her televised prosecution of an innocent looking young ensign accused of murdering her husband's teenage girlfriend, she learns that her opponent is none other than Juanita Ressler, who was her professor in law school. Ressler is a very media-savvy trial attorney who uses every trick in the book to swing the media and the public over to her client's side. Harm travels out to sea to investigate the death of a sailor aboard a carrier. Originally thought to be a suicide, Harm discovers evidence to the contrary.moreless
Mac is called in to minimize the damage after a Navy lieutenant blows the whistle regarding deficiencies in a top-secret Navy combat device. When she helps the lieutenant get released from the military, she is furious when she later discovers that he had stolen hi-tech secrets to use in his video-game company. Meanwhile, Harm is threatened with a lawsuit by an elderly lady and her shady lawyer following a minor traffic accident.moreless
Harm defends a Navy SEAL accused of disobeying orders when his return to a hostile area in Afghanistan to retrieve a wounded comrade results in the death of another officer. Complicating the issue is the dead officer's pregnant widow who is determined to have justice served even though the accused man was her husband's best friend. Meanwhile, Admiral Chegwidden is asked to resign when he's charged with slapping a high school student.moreless
Members of the JAG team encounter resistance from Navajo tribal elders when they insist on DNA testing to verify that human remains are those of heroic Navajo "code-talker" Jimmy Blackhorse, who has been missing since World War II. Forensic pathologist Lt. Cmdr. Teresa Coulter joins Harm and Mac on the case. The Navajo elders consider it a sacrilege to tamper with the remains of the dead and, furthermore, the Navajo medicine woman is certain that the remains do not belong to the esteemed Blackhorse. While the veracity of scientific evidence is argued against that of tribal custom and the metaphysical, Teresa finds herself falling for Harm and putting the entire assignment in jeopardy.moreless
Harm, Mac and Bud are assigned sea duty to be official observers during a joint war games exercise between U.S. and Russian naval forces, but the games take a deadly turn when the rival captains decide to make the battle real -- and Harm, Mac and Bud are trapped on board the warring ships. The captains are bitter enemies from Cold War days and have deemed this their final grudge match. Both are determined to make it a battle to the death, even if it means going down with their ships -- and taking everyone on board with them -- and it's up to Harm and Bud to defuse what could become World War III.moreless
In Paraguay, Mac & Webb continue their mission to thwart the drug lords & terrorists.
Harm continues to deal with his emotions where Mac is concerned. Worried about her, Harm turns to CIA Attorney Catherine Gale for help in determining Mac's location. However, Harm ends up helping Ms. Gale with a personal issue of her own.
An evacuation training for a Space Shuttle team ends with a dead pilot caused by a broken cable. Harm and Meg investigate and soon find out that the cable was sabotaged. Harm's first suspect is now-first pilot Lt. Cdr. Lowry. As this is an important mission - repairing a spy satellite controlling south-west Asia - it can't be canceled and because there isn't another backup around, Lowry cannot be removed from the team. Then a training flight with Lowry and Harm on board has a fatal system malfunction - again sabotage. Lowry can now be crossed out but the person responsible for these incidents must be found quickly as the scheduled mission can't even be delayed and it is highly possible that there will be another 'unpleasant surprise' to stop this mission. Locations: AFB Vandenberg; Space.moreless
When Harm and Mac are called in to investigate an aborted SEAL operation in Afghanistan, Harm accuses a television news reporter accompanying the SEALs for disobeying orders and causing the error. Meanwhile, Lt. Roberts receives his orders and, leaving Harriet and A.J. behind, ships out for a six-month deployment aboard the USS Seahawk.moreless
Harm goes undercover as a Marine gunnery sergeant to help Mac in her investigation of questionable Marine training methods and becomes a victim of unsafe maneuvers himself. While undercover, Harm learns that the tough-as-nails officer in charge of Force Recon training, Capt. Koonan, introduces unexpected problems into the training missions as a means of teaching the men to react quickly to surprises during combat. In addition to testing the Marines' mettle, the method also doubles their chances of returning safely from combat. However, in the mission in which Harm is involved, the method backfires dramatically, leaving five men trapped in a training maneuver destined for a disaster that even Capt. Koonan can't reverse, and it's up to Harm to get the trainees -- and himself -- out safely.moreless
Harm, Mac, and Bud investigate claims of sexual harassment aboard an aircraft carrier. Mac's boyfriend, Dalton Lowne, is the defendant's attorney, and Mac is shocked when she discovers that he has been copying information from her files.
In order to solve the case, and combat Lowne's dirty tricks, Harm enlists the aid of Congresswoman Bobbi Latham. Justice is served, though many people's lives are changed as the result of Lowne's tactics.
A year ago, Sturgis was assigned to prosecute Bud against charges that Bud was derelict in his duties while representing his client in court. Now, Sturgis' competency in handling a case is questioned and Sturgis must rely on Bud to successfully defend him.
When the CIA learns that a drug lord is attempting to sell missiles to terrorists, Clayton Webb (re-assigned to South America in "Need to Know") is assigned to prevent the deal from going through. To help with his cover, Mac is sent from Washington to masquerade as Webb's pregnant wife.
Harm and Mac face off on opposite sides of the courtroom at the trial of a Navy SEAL accused of murdering his closest friend during a mission against terrorists.
Despite evidence to the contrary and the accused's unwillingness to cooperate, Mac, who is defending him, feels there's more to the story than meets the eye. Her fervor causes Harm, who is prosecuting the case, to dig deeper into the dead boy's personal life. It is Harm who discovers that it isn't a case of murder -- but, in fact, the victim begged his friend to kill him in order to keep a secret from his father, a strict former Navy petty officer.
Harm and Mac find themselves courtroom adversaries when Mac is assigned to defend an admitted wife abuser whom Harm is prosecuting for the murder of his wife's boyfriend. Mac finds herself detesting the man whom she is supposed to be defending -- a man who reminds her all too well of her abusive father. Meaning well, Harm advises Mac that she's letting her personal feelings get in the way of her professional duties, but the advice enrages Mac and she takes out her anger on Harm as well as her client.moreless
Sadik Fahd who held Mac & Webb captive in Paraguay at the end of last season, shows up in Washington, DC and Mac has to wonder what he's up to when he begins to contact her. Harm temporarily loses his hearing when the car battery on his Corvette explodes while he was working on it.moreless
When three U.N. peacekeepers are taken hostage in Kosovo, a SEAL team is sent in to rescue them before the end of a 24-hour deadline set by the terrorists. But when heavy ground fog delays the SEAL team by 30 minutes, the hostages are found dead and the team is blamed for their deaths. Mac and Bud begin to defend the team only to have Bud removed because of the defendants' lack of confidence in his legal expertise. Meanwhile, Admiral Chegwidden spends his vacation acting as technical advisor on a movie about the Navy and runs afoul of the Hollywood types who hired him.moreless
Harm, Mac and Turner go up against the CIA's top counsel when the agency tries to keep a 1968 Navy sub tragedy, in which 129 men died, classified. In so doing, they must find a way around the CIA's classified information rules in order to follow the orders of the new Secretary of the Navy.moreless
**August 15 - 17, 2001** After a break-in and murders at a Naval Annex building in Washington, D.C., Harm finds out that one of the victims was a friend of his, who is also suspected of passing information to the Chinese. As Harm sets out to clear his friend of espionage charges, he encounters startling roadblocks put in the way of his investigation by the intelligence community. Meanwhile, Renee shows up at JAG Headquarters with surprising news for Harm, and Mac tirelessly searches for the young girl she left behind in Indonesia. (See, "Guilt")moreless
Due to an exchange of digits Lt. Austin receives a fax with the itinerary for a person with the codename 'Shepherd'. Later on, a Commander from the Royal Navy shows up demanding that paper. After receiving it he shoots at Meg, seriously wounding her. Trying to find out who this 'Shepherd' is and why this document is that important they end up chasing an assassin named 'Hemlock' apparently working for Russian hardliners and trying to kill the man behind 'Shepherd' - Boris Yeltsin who is due in the US for a secret treaty signing. Locations: Washington, D.C.; Bethesda; Leesburg, Va.moreless
When a luxury yacht owned by a reputed South American drug trafficker mysteriously sinks and the Navy is suspected, Harm, Mac and Bud are put on the case. Meanwhile, Artemus Sullivan, a World War II Navy veteran, with the help of his aged cronies, devises plans from a nursing home to make sure the drug dealer responsible for Sullivan's grandson's death is brought to justice. But when Sullivan is kidnapped by the drug dealers, his mettle is tested, as is that of Harm and his team as they race to rescue the war hero.moreless
A top female helicopter pilot is accused of disobeying an order---to cease her affair with a married enlisted man, and a Congresswoman is determined to ensure the pilot's fair treatment as a potential court-martial looms.
Unwilling to face her pain over Mic & Harm, Mac is granted temporary assignment on the carrier USS Guadalcanal (along with Gunny) when the staff JAG there disappears.
Harm returns to active duty after returning from Renee's father's funeral.
The final episode of the series' 8th year leaves fans of the show facing yet another long summer of anticipation & speculation. When word reaches Washington, DC that Webb and Mac are missing, Harm insists on leaving for South America to search for them, even if it means resigning his commission.moreless
Mac is unable to accept the news that Clayton Webb really is dead and ends up in possible danger looking into Webb's "death". With the retirement of Rear Admiral A.J. Chegwidden, Cmdr. Sturgis Turner is named Acting Judge Advocate General.
When Harm takes young Josh on a weekend cruise for Navy families aboard the frigate, pleasure turns to fear when the ship is taken over by terrorists who intend to fire missiles at Cuba. After Josh and Harm manage to elude the terrorists, they try to contact authorities about the situation. But the plan goes awry when Harm is found out, and he then tries to strike a deal with the terrorists while also racing to foil the plot before the innocent civilians get hurt.moreless
Harm and Mac are assigned to prosecute three sailors charged with the vicious beating of a man they say raped a fellow shipmate. The rape victim, Petty Officer Lopez, tells Mac that, after an evening of drinking with her three male shipmates, she found herself alone at the bar where they ditched her as part of an initiation into their team. The next morning when she awakened in her car, she realized that she had been raped. When the shipmates heard Lopez's story, they exacted revenge on the man they thought attacked her -- the bar owner. But as Harm and Mac wear down the testimony of the three sailors, a very different story about what happened that evening begins to emerge. This episode starts with tying up the loose end of Mac being charged in an Article 32 hearing for perjury (People vs. Mac). She is acquitted, thanks to fancy legal-speak from Harm - although she does not have to face a court-martial, she does end being sent up on an Admiral's Mast, which just might be worse.moreless
When a fighter pilot claims he heard the voice of God tell him not to fire on an attacking Iraqi, Harm and Mac are sent in to investigate his claim. Despite the pilot's assertions that he heard God, Harm insists on finding a more "military" explanation. When Harm fails from the ground to discover the origination of the voice, he suggests that Rice duplicate his earlier mission to see what they can learn about the incident in the sky.moreless
On a sailing trip near Hong Kong, Harm is captured by the Chinese military. They want him to reveal the United States' position in case the Chinese should take two islands - which are claimed by Taiwan - by force. To get this information, they employ various mind games, including his father supposedly being held in a adjacent cell. Cmdr. Krennick and Lt. Austin are offered a deal which includes Harm's freedom and asylum for a Chinese military person. Locations: Hong Kong; Nantou, China.moreless
**November 2, 2001** Harm defends a Marine who says he was obeying verbal orders when his violation of the rules of engagement led six soldiers to their deaths in a ambush.
Harm is assigned to escort a rambunctious and ravishing Romanian princess, whose life has been threatened if her father petitions to join NATO. Meanwhile, Bud wrestles with starting a romance with Ens. Harriet Sims.
The convicted spy Jason Magida successfully escapes from Groton brig and makes his way straight to Adm. Chegwidden's office, who was involved in his original court-martial. He takes him, and later also Mac and Bud, hostage. Claiming he was framed, he insists the three officers retry him. Harm, while trying from outside to solve this situation with Webb's help, calls in a SWAT team and then has his hands full keeping the team away from killing Magida. Locations: Groton, Conn.; Falls Churchmoreless
Harm is shocked to find that his life is making another unplanned turn, when he is notified that he is fired from the CIA for being inadvertently shown on the cable news network ZNN carrying a young girl after landing on the USS Seahawk. Unemployed once again, Harm takes up crop-dusting to pay the bills.
At JAG, Commander Carolyn Imes, who once worked at HQ-JAG (when she was a Lt. Cmdr), is brought back to HQ from overseas duty to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Cmdr. Rabb. But it's Bud and Mac who are shocked when they learn that their old colleague falsified documents and has been practicing law without passing the Bar Exam.
And Catherine Gale "shocks" Harm with the news that she is pregnant.
During a simulated attack, a seriously wounded Marine is found on the beach. JAG is called in to investigate. Harm and Meg follow two theories: an executed Code Red or a brawl. After finding a box with drugs on the beach and learning that the wounded Marine's brother Tyler is in a gang, it seems there's more behind the incident. Locations: Camp Pendleton and area; Los Angeles.moreless
Harm fears he's losing his mind when he begins to see and hear his deceased father. Worried that he may be going insane, Harm finally confers with his Navy psychiatrist girlfriend who tells him she's treating a Marine officer with similar symptoms and suggests that Harm isn't experiencing anything unusual for someone who's lost a loved one under stressful circumstances. But before Harm can come to terms with the visitations, he begins to suspect that there's something more sinister involved that could cost him more than just his sanity. Meanwhile, Admiral Chegwidden has to argue a case before the Supreme Court and enlists other JAG personnel to help him prepare for it.moreless
Harm finds his first mission flying for the CIA takes him to the Phillipines where he must "drop" a limo. Back at JAG, "Mikey" Roberts calls on Mac to help him when he must act as a character witness in a honor code conflict.
When Gunny goes to New Mexico to bring back a Korean War hero accused of desertion, he is ambushed by people trying to kill the man. Back at JAG, Harm has some confusing hallucinations after hitting his head.
Tensions run high at JAG when charges of negligence are brought against Bud for not defending his last client effectively. As Harm defends Bud, Sturgis prosecutes and Bud fears that Sturgis has damaging evidence against him. Just when Bud thinks things can't get any worse, Sturgis calls a surprise witness - Mac - who reluctantly takes the stand against her colleague.moreless
Harm's friendship with Capt. Volkonov puts him in a precarious position when a Russian submarine blows up and the Russians claim that a U.S. submarine was responsible. It's up to Harm to convince his friend (and the world) that the accident was caused by a faulty new Russian torpedo, without divulging top-secret material.
Meanwhile, Mac is sent onboard the USS Watertown to observe when the Congressional committee headed by Rep. Bobbi Latham investigates why women are not allowed to serve aboard submarines.
Renee and Mic are left behind wondering whether there really is something between Harm and Mac.
Harm and Mac use a party at the Sudanese Embassy as a cover for their investigation of a kidnapping, and they're literally caught by surprise when terrorists take the visiting dignitaries -- and Mac -- hostage. Meanwhile, Bud notices that Harriet seems to be suffering from more than just flu symptoms.moreless
The futures of seven seamen hang in the balance due to Lt. Singer's recommendation of court martial for all of them following a mishap on the ship. However, Singer's career could also be doomed if the father of her unborn child is someone on the Seahawk, and it's Harm and Mac's job to find out who it is. The problem is, the career-oriented Singer isn't talking, so Harm enlists the help of Lt. Manetti to do some sneaky behind-the-scenes investigating in order discover the identity of the father.moreless
Harm's fitness report is coming up and he faces the realization that maybe it really is too late to be a fighter pilot.
During a dangerous mission over hostile Serbian territory, Harm's wingman's plane is shot up and Harm performs top-gun maneuvers to keep the disabled plane aloft until it's over friendly territory.
Meanwhile, with a new Gunny in the office, Bud & Tiner fall over themselves as they compete against each other in an online auction to purchase tickets to a concert, in order to impress the Admiral. They end up looking foolish when it is discovered that the Gunny got the same tickets for free.
Harm and Chegwidden fight an attempt by a salvage hunter to excavate the remains of a submarine that disappeared in 1941, just before the attack of Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, Bud takes on the heavy burden of trying to keep an obese petty officer from being discharged for failing to lose weight.moreless
When a civilian software developer aboard a Navy sub uses an experimental torpedo to blackmail the government for $40 million, Rabb and Austin are sent to negotiate with him and must figure out a way to trick him into deactivating it.
Bud's first case as a newly sworn in JAG attorney is to defend his father, a retired Navy Chief who's been accused of having been involved in defrauding the Navy when he was in charge of Ship's Stores. Though the two have been estranged, Bud feels a strong obligation to his father, who specifically requested him to be his attorney. Harm is the designated prosecutor, which spooks Bud, as he knows he's going up against the best.moreless
Annie Pendry, a widow, comes to Harm for help after her young son, Josh, witnessed a murder while on a class trip to Andrews Air Force Base. After Harm and Josh are the targets of a drive-by shooting, Harm moves Josh and Annie into his apartment -- and into his life. Harm discovers that the original crime and the drive-by shooting are tied to a ruthless international arms dealer, but not before Josh is kidnapped by the dealer in order to silence him as a witness.moreless
International tensions mount as Harm, Mac and Bud board an aircraft carrier in the Sea of Japan to investigate the accidental shooting down of a North Korean civilian airline by Navy jets. While negligence on the part of the Navy fliers is indicated, Harm and Mac uncover evidence of a spy aboard the carrier. Meanwhile, the threat of war becomes real when a U.S. salvage vessel is sent to the site to help with the investigation and two North Korean warships threaten to sink it if both U.S. ships don't leave the area immediately.moreless
When Harm views the body of the severely neglected, abused and abandoned young girl, he unexpectedly becomes emotionally involved and decides to call in the help of Teresa Coulter to help him identify the child and find her killer. After Teresa performs her own autopsy, she uncovers some clues to the girl's history that lead her, along with Harm and Mac, to the last place the child lived -- as well as to a recently released convicted child molester.moreless
Mac is assigned the personally distasteful task of representing a fellow Marine who is appealing his death sentence for the murder of three other Marines. She believes that the defendant, Kaleb Farmer, should receive the death penalty, but she must argue otherwise in court. Brumby, who doesn't believe in capital punishment, must argue in favor of it. However, in attempting to overturn the original guilty verdict, Mac must argue inadequate counsel by the corporal's previous lawyer: then-Commander A.J. Chegwidden. The appeals court lets stand the original guilty verdict, but orders a new sentencing hearing. Mic is recalled by the Royal Australian Navy and must leave within 72 hours. As a result, Harm is assigned to replace Brumby at the new sentencing hearing. Despite Mac's arguments to the defense of Corporal Farmer that was not raised by then-Commander Chegwidden, Corporal Farmer is again sentenced to death. Admiral Chegwidden throws a goodbye party for Mic at the local bar. Everyone takes their turn saying goodbye to Mic, including Harm who despite their troubled past together, is very cordial to Mic. As Mic is ready to walk out the door, Bud begins to sing and is then joined by the rest of the JAG staff: In tribute to Mic, everyone sings "Waltzing Matilda" as he walks out the door and down the sidewalk.moreless
Harm is stunned to learn that his former girlfriend, Lt. Cmdr. Jordan Parker has been found dead in her apartment, having been shot with her own gun. Despite this evidence, Harm is unwilling to accept the premise that Jordan committed suicide & calls in Lt. Cmdr. Teresa Coulter to help examine the forensic evidence. Harm & Mac begin to look for possible suspects who would want to kill her, starting with her last boyfriend who had also been a patient of hers. However, as each of the suspects are ruled out, they begin to look for other possibilities to explain her death. The investigation leads to a shocking discovery for Jordan's neighbor. Returning home, Harm is stunned to find a letter from Jordan in his mail. Jordan wrote & mailed it a few hours before she was killed; in which she tells Harm just how much she had valued their time together.moreless
Harm and Mac are sent to Panama to investigate the wife of a Marine officer, Olivia Dunston, suspected of smuggling drugs into the U.S. When faced with the evidence, Olivia feebly denies the allegations, leaving Mac thinking that she's guilty of the charges.
Harm teams up with Maj. Sarah MacKenzie and Lt. Roberts to investigate, together with Special Assistant Webb, the theft of the Declaration of Independence, which was stolen by Colonel O'Hara. O'Hara, who turns out to be Mac's uncle, claims he has taken control of it to remind the people - and especially the politicians - of its meaning and spirit. Locations: East of Yuma, Arizona; Red Rock Mesa; Washington, D.C.; Falls Church, Va.moreless
Harm and Mac's original mission is to represent a Navy flier whose Stealth jet is thought to have crashed in Iran due to a mechanical failure. But when the pilot slips Harm a message indicating that the $80 million plane didn't crash and is hidden, the assignment becomes nearly impossible: get the pilot -- and the costly aircraft -- back to the U.S. without letting the Iranians know that the plane is intact.moreless
Harm reopens a 10-year-old murder case and unexpectedly incurs the wrath of the victim's daughter, his friend Lt. Cmdr. Teresa Coulter (Trisha Yearwood). Harm feels that the original trial attorney didn't dig deep enough into the case and as he pursues the investigation a new picture begins to develop.
Harm defends a Marine gunnery sergeant who killed his wife, but claims it was self defense while he refuses to let his son testify on his behalf. Meanwhile, the JAG team bids farewell to Lt. Singer who is departing for the USS Seahawk.
Political pressures come into play after an F-14 pilot clips a ski helicopter during a NATO exercise over Italian airspace, killing six civilians. Harm and Mac are assigned to opposite sides in the case, but the Italian government wants to prosecute on its own.
Harm's former partner Kate Pike is considering transferring back to the JAG office. It becomes complicated when a former CO of Kate is being considered as the new Inspector General and Kate confides to Harm that he made unwanted sexual advances to her when she worked for him. Lt. Singer appears at the door during Kate's conversation and soon afterward, the affair is reported by the Washington media, although Harm suspects Lt. Singer as the source, she denies she overheard anything. Eventually, Kate decides that Washington is just not the place to work and decides to turn down the Admiral's job offer.moreless
When a fully armed and piloted Navy F-14 disappears during a storm, the JAG team is called in to investigate all possible scenarios, from pilot suicide and terrorism to the curse of the Bermuda Triangle and UFO interference. When the plane's co-pilot surfaces, bloodied and disoriented, Harm and Mac get some new information that steers them away from Twilight Zone explanations and instead points them in the direction of kidnapping, terrorism and a hard-core militia group's plot to assassinate a PLO delegation heading for Washington by using the pilot -- and his plane -- to do the dirty work.moreless
Harm is distraught when his newly discovered half-brother, Sergei, is framed for a crime punishable by death, while Mac arrives in Russia to prevent a presidential assassination.
NCIS Agent Gibbs continues his investigation on the terrorist, Amad Bin Atwa to avert another attack on a Navy ship. Harm is court-martialed for the murder of Lt. Singer.
When Navy SEAL Medal of Honor winner Lt. Curtis Rivers is fired upon while on a training mission, he returns fire only to discover that he has shot a seemingly unarmed 14-year-old boy. During Harm and Mac's investigation, they discover that the boy may have been accompanied by his uncle, a fugitive wanted by the F.B.I. When Rivers goes AWOL to track down the fugitive and is captured by separatists, Harm and Mac find themselves not just investigating the case, but trying to defend Lt. Rivers in a court that does not recognize the U.S. government and its laws.moreless
Harm and Mac investigate a Marine general's claim that a Navy doctor caused the death of his teenage daughter during routine surgery. Meanwhile, Bud is so frustrated with the simple cases he's been given that he decides to investigate what appears to be an open-and-shut case and gets surprising results.
Admiral Chegwidden investigates the apparent suicide of his mentor, Admiral Clancy, who allegedly shot himself while on a hunting trip with several friends. Chegwidden can't believe that his friend would kill himself, and discovers that someone else may have actually pulled the trigger.
While patrolling the Mediterranean near Yugoslavia and against the orders of Harm, his division commander, Lt. Buxton fires on what he believes is a Serbian armored car about to attack Kosovar refugees. As Buxton and his pals are celebrating his victory back aboard the aircraft carrier, however, the grave news arrives: those "Serbs" Buxton attacked and killed were, in fact, Russian peacekeepers, and Buxton made the mistake while under Harm's command. Mac prosecutes what appears to be an open-and-shut case of a Marine weapons expert accused of reckless endangerment.moreless
Cmdr. Turner defends himself against the complaint filed against him for displaying anti-Korean attitudes when assigned to deal with the SARS outbreak earlier. Harm & Mac go up against one another in the case of a Marine General making public speeches stating Islam goes hand-in-hand with evil & terrorism.
As Harm now has custody of Mattie, PO2 Jennifer Coates agrees to move into an apartment down the hall from Harm. Admiral Chegwidden looks into why the diamond he gave to Meredith for their engagement "just doesn't look right".
Harm doesn't have much hope in his defense of a two-star general court-martialed for disobedience and reckless endangerment during a wargame. His job is made more complicated when, in a rare move, Mac is appointed as the judge.
While Harm is sent to Russia to help the Russians find a better way to implement their military justice procedures, Mac and Bud remain behind to prosecute a Naval commander charged with selling military secrets to the Russians. Once in Russia, Harm becomes involved in investigating high level corruption in the military. Meanwhile, Mac is on the verge of making a deal with the traitorous Naval officer when he and his lawyer are murdered. Mac and Webb then discover that the traitor was linked to a Russian assassination plot. But Mac's attempts to alert Harm fail, and he is caught in an ambush with a Russian who reveals the life-changing secret to him.moreless
Harm faces disbarment for violating attorney-client privilege when, while defending an old friend from fraternization charges, he uncovers evidence of espionage and top-secret materials go missing.
Mac defends a lieutenant in a custody battle over a young girl whose father is accused of having broken her arm.
Harm returns to Washington, DC and is shocked to discover that Admiral Chegwidden had actually processed his resignation through official channels. Also, a female petty officer listed as missing in action during Desert Storm is located in Iraq, married to a Bedouin sheik. As a result, the Navy charges her with desertion.moreless
Trouble in the JAG office starts when Gunnery Sgt. Victor Galindez, "Gunny," is charged with assault following an off-duty altercation outside a gay bar. It comes to light that P.O. Tiner was also involved in the brawl, having come to the aid of his companion, whom Gunny was roughing up. Meanwhile, Mac finds herself wrestling with the "don't ask, don't tell" policy as attitudes toward Tiner change around the office under suspicions that he's gay.moreless
Unexpectedly, the wily Buxton demands that Harm and Brumby be his lawyers, thereby preventing Harm from testifying against him and forcing the two adversarial lawyers to work together. The contentious trial continues with Mac and Roberts prosecuting, and the pressure is enormous as the U.S. Navy and the Russian government vigilantly follow the trial to ensure that its own agendas are met. Meanwhile, the Navy has its own special plans for the troublesome Buxton.moreless
The key eyewitness in an attempted rape trial, a decorated Marine corporal, suddenly goes AWOL after he is asked to testify. Harm and Bud follow his trail, and they begin to uncover disturbing facts about the corporal's past that explain why he needs to stay out of the limelight.
Harm and Lt. Cmdr. Manetti travel to Naples, Italy when an Interpol officer believes someone aboard a US destroyer is a serial killer who has killed four women while on leave in European ports.
Mac remains onboard the USS Seahawk until a replacement for Lt. Singer is assigned.
Cdr. Turner gets to hitch a ride on a submarine that is bound for the mideast when it has been discovered that a 10-kiloton nuclear warhead has turned up missing.
Harm and Bud go to 29 Palms to investigate a mid-air collision, between a Marine helicopter and an unknown craft, that killed the Marine pilot. Upon arrival, they find another government agency claiming jurisdiction. Back in Washington, Mac makes a major career choice.
Admiral Chegwidden welcomes Harm back to JAG by assigning him a tricky case - defending the son of the Secretary of Navy. Harm takes the case when Lt. Nelson, the son of the Secretary of the Navy, is accused by Cmdr. Burke of disobeying an order at sea, an act worthy of a court martial.moreless
A Navy P-3 spy plane is rammed by a Chinese MIG and is forced to land at a Chinese Air Base. (The second such incident; the first being the actual incident that occurred early 2001)
The SecNav requests Adm. Boone re-activated to active duty, in order to travel with Harm to the Air Base to negotiate with the Chinese for the release of the plane & crew.
Meanwhile, Mac, Bud, and Sturgis deal with two seamen from the Academy who engaged in a duel.
After the Chinese Commander is presented with photographic evidence that the MIG & its pilot that rammed the P-3 is alive & well (contrary to claims by the Chinese that the pilot was killed), the Chinese immediately release the P-3 crew; however, they would ship the P-3 back, piece by piece.
Lt. Barrett flying out to escort the plane from Chinese Air Space back to the USS Thomas Jefferson. After telling his wingman a lie to leave the escort, Lt. Barrett disobeys orders, flies into Chinese airspace & destroys the P-3 on the ground.
Millions of viewers are turned into witnesses when they see a Marine guard shoot an arrested terrorist on live television, and it's Harm's job to defend him. With Mac as the prosecutor, she and Harm are pitted against each other in what seems like an open and shut case of cold-blooded murder. But when Harm is replaced by a civilian attorney with a defense plan that doesn't add up and whose fees are being paid by a wealthy right wing industrialist, Percival Bertram, Harm decides to do some investigating of his own.moreless
Mac prosecutes a SEAL jumpmaster is charged with causing the drowning death of a trainee during a parachute mishap by being hung over and is defended by Bud, assisted by a new female Lieutenant who is very ambitious, wanting to be the first female JAG.
Bud & Lt. Singer discovers a safety file that is inadmissible in court that supports the prosecution's contention that the jumpmaster was impaired. The file mysteriously winds up in Mac's car and she thumbs through it. After conferring with Harm who tells her what she already knows, she burns the file. But during questioning court, Lt. Singer objects that Mac is basing her argument based on the file, which Bud reluctantly agrees. Mac is charged with prosecutorial misconduct, removed & replaced by Harm.
Having been chewed out by the Admiral, she takes some leave & heads to spend time with Mic in Australia, running into the Admiral & Dr. Walden who are taking their own weekend 'trip'.
Harm makes clear to Lt. Singer that whoever set up Mac had better watch out for him.
Harm defends Lt. Barrett who readily claims he disobeyed orders and destroyed the EP-3 spy plane held hostage by the Chinese because he believed it was the right thing to do.
Harm and Sturgis go head to head at the lieutenant's court-martial as Harm tries to keep him out of Leavenworth, where he could be sentenced to 25 years for his actions.
Meanwhile, Mac investigates a charge of sexual harassment when a female officer charges a Marine colonel with humiliating her publicly when her training tape is shown on the television show "Military Bloopers." As part of her investigation, Mac takes the Colonel up on his offer to complete her regular physical training evaluation with the Colonel. Mac recommends that the Colonel get a letter of reprimand, which could jeopardize his chance for a command.
However, when it comes to light that it was the female officer herself that leaked her video to "Military Bloopers" in order to shift blame for her inability to pass the court, she is the one who finds herself in legal trouble with JAG.
Due to the overloaded JAG caseload, which was made worse by the review of all of Cmdr. Imes' cases, the Admiral has the SecNav reinstate Harm's Naval Commission, clearing the way for Harm to return to JAG. When a US submarine rescues 10 North Koreans after their vessel sinks in South Korean waters, Cmdr. Turner arrives from Washington to determine their purpose.moreless
Cpl. Ednar and Cpl. Anderson mistakenly cross the Iraqi border. While trying to escape an Iraqi border patrol, Cpl. Ednar is killed and Cpl. Anderson is taken prisoner. The Iraqi government invites the United States to send advocates to defend the Marine who's facing the death penalty for espionage. Harm and Meg are assigned to travel to Iraq to act as his lawyers as well as attempt to free the Corporal with the help of an undercover agent called 'Scimitar'.moreless
While searching for a girl who disappeared near an abandoned Naval Air Station, Harm and Meg watch the same mysterious lights and hear the same painful sound which also took place during Kathy's disappearance. Though it looks like alien movement, neither of them really believe in UFOs. Looking for her on the base they nearly get caught but thanks to Kathy they can escape at the last minute. But they are still trapped on the base. Finally thanks to a hint by Kathy's uncle and a landing plane Harm knows what's going on ... Locations: Del Rio, Texasmoreless
Numerous power outages & a ruptured steam line injuring a sailor sends Mac & Harm to the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea. While there, they discover two civilian technical representatives onboard and their plan to steal over a million dollars in cash from the Disbursement Office vault; as well as their plan to smuggle it off the carrier. Adm. Chegwiggen helps a former juvenile delinquent who became a decorated SEAL face his leukemia.moreless
Having felt betrayed in the past by the present members of JAG, Commander Lindsey delivers his report to the SecNav critical of the Admiral & the rest of the staff at JAG. After ZNN reporter Stuart Dunston reports on a heroic Petty Officer named Steven Wilson, a woman who sees him on television claims that he is an imposter and that the real Steven Wilson died on 9/11.moreless
Harm represents the divorced Marine Colonel Anderson who gets himself into hot water by delaying handing over his son to the boy's mother because they are about to move far away. But Anderson is experiencing flashbacks to his time in the Vietnam war, and may be emotionally unstable. When a brutal local deputy attempts to arrest him without succeeding, a manhunt begins. Harm learns what Anderson is really up to and helps him reach the old hunting lodge where he promised to bury an old pal who died back in Vietnam whose was never recovered. Locations: Vietnam (1972); California (Tustin, Santa Ana,Big Pine, Bishop)moreless
Harm's skills as a lawyer are challenged when he defends a female ensign who claims she murdered an officer because her "instincts" told her he meant to hurt her. The ensign claims that when the officer entered her apartment on false pretenses, she felt threatened by him and killed in self-defense. Though the defense is decidedly thin -- no weapon was even found on the man's body -- Mac and Harm decide to stick with the case and are determined to help the ensign remember forgotten details of the event.moreless
Adm. Chegwidden agrees to help the White House with an event honoring Medal of Honor recipients, but only if he can investigate the case of a vet who was dropped from the list because of a shoplifting arrest. Meanwhile, Mac and Harm look into a fire aboard a destroyer.
Mac continues to be tormented by her feelings over her having to kill Sadik Fahd, which begins to interfere with the other parts of her life - including her defense of a former Marine. Mattie continues to deal with how she feels toward her father.
When a US Defense Department official is killed in Baghdad, fingers point to the squad that was sent to protect him, prompting Mac and Harm to find out what actually happened.
General Cresswell is officially appointed as the new Judge Advocate General.
Harm defends one of JAG's most respected judges against Mac and Sturgis when he's charged with road rage and vehicular manslaughter. Webb learns that Kabir Atef is in Russia as part of a plot against U.S. military. He hooks up with Captain Volkonov searching for leads.
Harm risks his life to prove that an F-14 squadron is not jinxed after there have been six fatal mid-air accidents, including one that killed his best friend. During Mac and Harm's investigation into the "curse" of the squadron, they learn that the rumor of a jinx stems from an accidental bombing of an Iraqi mosque during Desert Storm. Now only one of the fliers involved in the bombing is left, and Harm has no choice but to fly with him in order to restore the squadron's confidence. However, when a mid-air refueling goes awry and Harm is seriously injured, it seems that the squadron may be jinxed after all.moreless
Harm volunteers to defend a psychotic Vietnam vet accused of aiding the suicide of a fellow V.A. patient. While Harm argues in court that Roscoe Martin withheld the victims medication as a way to free him from the trancelike state in which it left him, the prosecution claims that the lack of medication is exactly what caused the man's death. Disappointed with the direction of the case, Roscoe feels that the cards are stacked against him and engineers an escape from the V.A. facility with three other patients. Their escape takes them to Harm's apartment, and a negotiable situation turns deadly when guns are drawn and a SWAT team swoops in to help with what it sees as a hostage situation.moreless
The car belonging to a Navy Commander assigned to a Bio-Weapons Defense Laboratory is found abandoned on a bridge across the Potomac River. Harm & Mac work with FBI agents in the investigation.
Bud's underachieving brother is accused of making a mistake during a training exercise that nearly killed 15 Marines. But establishing his innocence proves to be a difficult task, thanks to the age-old tension between the Navy and the Marines.
Adm. Chegwidden frets over a speech he must give when he is to be given an award.
Mic Brumby returns unexpectedly to the States; Mac & everyone are stunned when he announces that he has resigned his Royal Australian Navy commission so that he could move to the USA and be by the "woman he loves."
Harm and Mac defend Adm. Tom Boone in court against the charges that he was responsible for massacring civilians during the Vietnam War. Although he is eventually acquitted, he decides that it is probably best to retire from the service, despite Harm's objection that the Navy needs men like him.
After Harm and Mac uncover the fact that all the members of the admiral's former SEAL team have recently died under mysterious circumstances, the JAG team learns that Chegwidden and his team were part of a CIA-controlled SEAL mission during the Vietnam war. Suspecting that the murder attempts may be connected to the mission, they start an investigation that leads to a rogue agent's plot to eliminate all witnesses to a terrible incident that occurred during the mission. But when the assassin kills Chegwidden's girlfriend, he decides to take care of the job himself -- even if it means losing his stripes.moreless
Clark Palmer, a renegade government agent, breaks into Harm's apartment and incapacitates him. Palmer then makes a cast of Harm's face in order to prepare a mask that he can wear to pass for Harm. Palmer plans to murder the key witness in the trial at which Harm and Mac are currently prosecutors. When Harm doesn't show up for the start of the trial, Mac takes his place, leaving Bud to search for the missing JAG lawyer. When Bud finds Harm trapped in an ingeniously booby-trapped apartment, the two must find a way to escape before the assassin can carry out his plan.moreless
Harm defends a Sergeant Major accused of the attempted murder of his wife. However, the Sgt. Major claims that he was concerned when his wife didn't come home, went out looking for her & was led to her location by the vision of a deceased chaplain from his old Vietnam unit. His defense attracts a representative of the Vatican which is considering the deceased chaplain for Sainthood. Meanwhile, when Tiner hooks up a new screensaver that searches for extra-terrestial life on the Admiral's computer, it stirs excitement when it starts making weird noises.moreless
While Harm and Sturgis deal with a Vietnamese smuggling operation, JAG HQ must deal with Commander Lindsey conducting an audit of JAG operations.
Due to frustration at being unable to wrest custody of his son from his drug addicted wife, Corporal Wetzel was distracted during a war game exercise and crashed a tank. Accused of dereliction of duty, Wetzel admits to being diverted on the job, but insists that Mac and Harm must keep him out of jail, since his arrest would certainly mean losing his son. Harm and Mac like Wetzel and understand that his frustration accounts for his poor judgment. But nobody's more surprised than they when Wetzel winds up in a tank in a stand-off with the military, questioning why he's being forced to choose between being a marine and being a father.moreless
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."moreless
Harm prosecutes a sensitive case in an episode that sees the swearing in of a new Secretary of the Navy and the arrival of a new JAG Officer. Shortly after assuming his new role, SecNav Sheffield appoints Lt. Cdr. Tracy Manetti, a Harvard Law grad, to Adm. Chegwidden's team. Her first assignment is second chair to Harm in a negligent-homicide case against Lt. Reynolds, a SEAL. While leading a guerrilla wargame among civilians in rural Virginia as a test of unconventional warfare, Reynolds failed to stop for local police, leading to a high-speed chase in which a deputy was killed.moreless
Mac and Harm defend a Marine corporal (Steve Petrarca) who's charged with desertion. He claims that anti-Semitism drove him to leave the Corps and join the Israeli army, where he was awarded for heroism.
Harm looks into the crash of a F-14 Tomcat.
Navy SEALs come under the microscope when a large amount of heroin is intercepted and confiscated, only to have a kilo of it turn up missing.
And Bud comes to the aid of a Marine singer who is being harassed by the record company that he is under contract to, when they object to him serving in the war.
Members of the JAG staff are "helped" along to discover their true inner feelings while celebrating Jennifer Coates promotion to Petty Officer 1st Class.
Harm and Mac are assigned to investigate charges that American GIs shot and killed civilians during the Korean War. They board a plane for Korea, along with a veteran who claims to have participated in the shootings. Korean terrorists take over the plane and insist on punishing those responsible for the alleged war crime.moreless
Cpl. Parr shoots at an intruder, who he believes shot at him first, at the US-Embassy in Lima, Peru. The intruder, who turns out to be an unarmed 15 year old, is killed. But he wasn't any boy - he was the brother of Cpl. Parr's girlfriend who (according to her) is pregnant. Harm and Meg shall now find out if he was really unarmed or if this was an attempt to kill the ambassador. Locations: Lima, Perumoreless
It's Christmas Eve. Col. MacKenzie crashes her car on the way home, and while unconscious through a series of episode flashbacks and discussions with a base therapist deals with many of her issues including infertility, insomnia, loneliness, Webb, and Harm.
Harm and Mac must don their diplomatic hats when they're dispatched to Tokyo to represent an ensign accused of raping a young Japanese girl. Once the trial begins, the disparities between Japanese and American courtroom procedures put Harm at odds with the ensign's Japanese defense attorney, in turn putting US/Japanese relations at an all-time low. When what began as the trial of an ensign turns into a trial of the United States Navy, Harm and Mac realize that in order to defend the ensign from life in a Japanese prison, they must actually solve the rape case on foreign soil.moreless
During a maneuver, transposed digits lead to a fatal bombing of our own men. This causes several seriously wounded and eventually one dead soldier. Lt. Rabb and Lt. Austin are assigned to investigate this case because the responsible man is no one else than Jay Williams, the son of Gen. Williams. But it seems the case is clear since Jay confesses that this mistake was his fault. Locations: MCB Twenty-Nine Palms maneuvermoreless
Harm and Mac face-off in court when a female seaman, charged with desertion, claims she left because her recruiter lied to her about what her duties would be. Meanwhile, Admiral Chegwidden takes the case of an old friend whose impressive career is threatened because of the side effects of Viagra.
Harm risks ending the career of his mentor, as well as their friendship, when he investigates a training accident that killed two civilians.
When an F-14 has a mid-air accident and the occupants are forced to eject, a mother and her child are killed on the ground by the falling debris. Mac is assigned to represent the pilot as Harm investigates the cause of the accident and the leader of the training mission, Capt. Hachausen, his former flight instructor and mentor. When Harm's probe reveals that the captain's been covering up problems with his eyesight and the pilot of the plane is covering up for the captain, Harm must decide whether to reveal his findings -- information that would certainly end his mentor's career.
Harm faces a court-martial when a letter critical of the President appears on the Op-Ed page of a newspaper and is traced to his computer.
As an investigation threatens Harm's promotion as well as his entire career, a well-known conservative organization offers to represent him and Harm accepts. The key to Harm's defense is to find the actual letter-writer, so Bud digs through Harm's old case files searching for those with an axe to grind.
Harm is sent to Washington, D.C., to join a committee formed to judge the validity of a shocking television report -- that U.S. forces used sarin gas on fellow Americans during the Gulf War. What he uncovers, though, is so unexpected that he can't present it without testimony from a key witness, Sgt. Morrison, who was actually on the mission in question in the Gulf, but has been missing ever since. Meanwhile, Mac is caught off guard when her ex-husband, Christopher Ragle, suddenly reappears in her life.moreless
Harm and Mac are assigned to a case in south Florida involving the shooting death of a local car dealer's son outside a popular bar. The Gen. requests that P.O. Coates be allowed to go along and assist Mac. The jury pool of base personnel is quickly depleted as almost everyone on the base knew the accused, his former and very popular girlfriend, or had formed an opinion about the case. As a result Coates is forced to sit in as the Sixth Juror.moreless
Adm. Boone (CAG aboard the USS Seahawk, "A New Life", "Defensive Action", & "Crossing The Line") is nominated to become the Sixth Fleet Commander. An anonymous informant accuses Adm. Boone of massacring civilians during the Vietnam War, and Harm and Mac are given only four days to investigate the claim, in part one of a two-part episode.moreless
The 9th season begins where last season left off, with Harm, Mac, Webb & Gunny still in Paraguay searching for the terrorist Sadik. Their search is complicated by Harm's feelings being tangled up which drove him to resign his commission & rush to South America in the first place.
The death of a sailor while repairing the ship's radar dish leads Mac to prosecute and Harm to defend the sailor charged with the death. At the Naval Academy, Mikey Roberts' friendship is tested when his roommate introduces him to his sister and the two of them hit it off, causing fireworks between Mikey, his roommate and his sister Cassie.moreless
When a former Vietnam POW arrives at JAG headquarters to report a murder he's just committed, Harm confronts a very complex individual who may know something about his MIA father. When Willie relates the fact that he was imprisoned with Harm's father and then blindsides Harm by claiming that his father was a turncoat, the information has a profound effect on the JAG lawyer. Willie, a very complex individual, has been waiting 30 years to tell his story in his own way. Ultimately, Harm finds out that Willie's murder victim was the contemptible, sadistic commander of the POW camp where Willie had been -- but that's just the beginning of Willie's incredibly sad war story.moreless
Harm defends a female pilot accused of sexual harassment by a member of her crew who claims she ruined his future in the military because he rebuffed her advances. Harm is skeptical of his client's denials of the charges, while his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. Manetti, is sympathetic, causing tension between the JAG lawyers. Prosecutors Mac and Sturgis seem to have an open and shut case with their star witness testifying until Harm throws them a curveball that throws the case wide open.moreless
When U.S. and Turkish ships collide during a NATO exercise, Harm and Mac defend the U.S. captain, who is being made the scapegoat for political reasons. Mikey Roberts goes out with Victor Galindez's younger sister Valerie, leaving Victor somewhat uneasy.
Harm and Mac stumble upon a miscarriage of justice in a 10-year-old case when they tutor a group of cadets in a mock trial.
In the original case, an investigation team headed by Admiral Chegwidden concluded that a disgruntled gun captain caused an explosion that killed 29 sailors, including himself. But when the "defense attorney," helped by Mac, and the "prosecutor," helped by Harm, retry the case, a new witness and new evidence are uncovered, prompting Mac and Harm to request that the original hearing be re-evaluated.
Harm is ordered to defend a plane-maintenance officer who he believes is guilty of making an error that caused the death of an aviator. Meanwhile, Harriet unintentionally impedes Bud's rehab when she insists he rest at home.
Bud charges Harriet's doctor with dereliction of duty, endangering his career. When Harriet is on the stand, she reveals a devastating secret from her past.
Dr. Gettis retains Mic to defend him, but Mic quits his firm to avoid hurting his friends.
Webb tells Harm that Sergei was shot down over Chechnya. A paper runs a distorted story, and Harm finally tells his mother. Harm considers resigning his commission to find his brother.
Harm and Mac investigate a female fighter pilot's charge of sexual harassment against her commanding officer.
The pilot, Lt. Marilyn Isaaks, claims to have been sexually harassed by her commanding officer, Capt. Boone (guest star Terry O'Quinn), after being grounded. Capt. Boone claims he grounded her because she's a bad pilot, not because she's a woman. Harm and Mac are called in to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations, and do so under tremendous pressure from Congresswoman DeLong (guest star Dee Wallace Stone). She forces Boone to schedule Isaaks for a training flight -- an action that Harm feels will have deadly consequences.
Mac learns to be careful what she asks for - as she is assigned to escort a female Marine prisoner, after having made the request that the prisoner should be escorted by someone able to control her.
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.moreless
When a Marine colonel defies orders from superiors, as well as the State Department, and rescues his men who are being held and tortured by a Haitian warlord, he is court-martialed. Harm and Mac are assigned as prosecutors of Lt Col Farrow, an old friend and CO of Mac's. But their biggest shock comes when they find they must go head-to-head with Admiral Chegwidden, who has been assigned by the SecNav as defense counsel, along with his trusty assistant, Bud.moreless
When Harm is forced to shoot down a civilian plane flying in a "no-fly" zone in the Persian Gulf, Harm once again finds himself on the wrong side of the court-room.
When a female Naval officer is found brutally murdered, it's up to Mac to defend the suspect - a male petty officer who was intoxicated and has absolutely no recollection of the entire evening.
Also, a Navy SEAL Commander finds himself facing charges of larceny and fraud - his victim: the United States.
A Marine Colonel is on the President's short list to become the new Judge Advocate General sparking controversy while Harm & Mac investigate a Navy Ensign accused of shooting a Canadian fisherman.
The crash of an aircraft into an aircraft carrier is believed to be the result of the pilot committing suicide, which has Harm & Mac squaring off against one another; especially as Mac wants to hold the pilot's commanding officer responsible when she learns he knew the pilot was deeply depressed before he took off.
When Mattie gets in over her head, she needs Harm & Petty Officer Coates to help her get out of it.
When an inept seaman's apparent suicide aboard an aircraft carrier turns into a murder investigation, Harm and Bud try to find out what really happened. Mac deals with a bigamist client.
As lowest ranking lawyer at JAG, Bud is assigned to accompany Raglan, a former special Forces operative who is hired by the Pentagon to test security at military bases. Raglan's current mission is to test the security around a U.S. nuclear attack submarine. But when Raglan goes too far and hijacks the sub with Bud on board, Harm is called in to chase the sub down by second guessing his old friend. The cat and mouse game becomes deadly, though, when it appears that Raglan has switched sides, demanding millions of dollars in ransom or he'll take aim on a U.S. target.moreless
A Marine sergeant in prison needs Harm's help again when his prints are found on a murder weapon. Bud is nervous when he is assigned to carry a briefcase with the nuclear launch codes.
Mac is assigned to represent an Arab princess not only at an INS hearing but also before an Islamic court, when the woman elopes with a Naval Petty Officer who is accused of smuggling her into the United States. When AJ talks to Dr. Walden about what happened to his car, she is appalled that AJ would accuse her son of impropriety & terminates their relationship. Danny Walden is quite smug to AJ that he had been able to break them up -- which will come to haunt him later. With his car still being held by the police, he is dismayed with driving a rental car. Harriet goes into labor 4 weeks early and a seemingly positive childbirth turns sour when it is discovered that the baby's head is pressing against the umbilical cord cutting off blood supply to the baby and her doctor (Dr. Gettis) is nowhere to be found. As another doctor steps in, Harriet is wheeled to the operating room in an attempt to save the baby. However, even after the arrival of Dr. Gettis, the medical staff was unable to save baby Sarah.moreless
Coates gets an unexpected visit when a friend from her criminal past shows up looking for a place to stay. A Naval aviator is in trouble for giving flying lessons to her father, a civilian who just bought an F-18. Bud intervenes on her behalf.
Lt. Curtis Rivers (Montel Williams), a Medal of Honor-winning Navy SEAL, is court-martialed for punching a Congressional candidate who falsely claims to be a Navy SEAL. Rivers explains that he is on a crusade to expose Navy SEAL impostors. In order to prove his point to Harm, who is assigned to defend him, Rivers places him in the center of a dangerous plot to expose another false SEAL. Though Rivers assures Harm that his safety is in the hands of two legitimate former SEALS, he finds himself alone in court when Harm misses the trial to pursue a lead on the would-be assassin.moreless
Harm is asked to re-open a 20yr old case of a seaman accused of murdering a prostitute. He doesn't deny stabbing her but he didn't murder her. Harm finds out that a similar crime was committed and uses this to free the seaman who has been wrongfully imprisoned
Harm and Mac investigate the kidnapping of a lieutenant's son from a base in Northern Ireland. Evidence left at the scene lead them to the boy's father, an IRA leader.
As Bud is defending his brother Mikey, a petty officer accused of murdering a Mexican in a barroom brawl, their father shows up.
Harm and Mac travel to Bahrain to determine if a female Marine found aboard a terrorist boat that attacked a U.S. Naval destroyer was coerced into helping her captors or was a willing participant. Sgt. Joan Steele, kidnapped by terrorists a month before the attack, insists that the cooperation she gave the terrorists was designed to foil their plot. Harm, who is defending her, finds her claim dubious. CIA Operative Clayton Webb asks for her help in tracking down a known terrorist who is planning to bomb another U.S. target within 48 hours, and Steele readily agrees. But then she suddenly disappears, confirming Harm's suspicions and, more importantly, leaving the target -- a busload of American children -- at risk.moreless
When two Naval aviators are killed in the crash of their newly upgraded F-14 jet, Harm uncovers improprieties with both the civilian contractor and the Navy liaison.
A Marine helicopter pilot finds himself under investigation when he intervenes in a civilian law enforcement hostage situation and puts an end to the hostage crisis. Harriet is put in charge of organizing a Christmas USO show in Iraq.
When the captain of a U.S. Navy frigate rescues a young girl in Cuban waters and sets off the beginnings of an international incident, Harm and Bud's investigation leads them to Cuba and a meeting with Castro.
A Navy psychiatrist in Afghanistan is accused of malpractice after a soldier under her care is killed in battle. Bud handles an age discrimination suit involving a Navy commander.
Harm and Vukovic are teamed up to defend a sailor accused of manslaughter. Bud is assigned to prosecute what soon becomes dubbed "the dream team." At the end of episode it seems that Harm and Vukovic hold the ace but Bud has a surprise for them. General Cresswell then informs Mac that she is being posted to San Diego and Harm that he is being posted to London.moreless
When a Navy research project involving psychic phenomena goes awry and results in the death of one of its research subjects, Harm defends the admiral in charge of the project. As Mac prosecutes, she steadfastly proves that the admiral's ESP theories are wrong. But when her friend Chloe disappears and Mac experiences a vision that could save her life, she begins to have second thoughts about the paranormal.moreless
Harm and Mac investigate the Osprey, a controversial Marine Corps tilt-rotor aircraft, after one almost crashes with Congresswoman Bobbi Latham on board. Harriet becomes interested in an old case after she suspects a seaman has been wrongly convicted.
Gen. Cresswell's brother believes that remains found of a Vietnamese soldier are those of a helicopter pilot who saved his life during the war. Vukovic and Graves end up going to the South in search of a relative of the man's for a DNA match. A Navy doctor is court-martialled for giving an Iraqi child medication against orders; the medication was in short supply and her Commanding Officer wanted to save it for wounded Americans.moreless
In yet another "ripped from the headlines" episode, Harm takes his turn on the bench in a 'friendly fire' incident, whereby British troops were killed after an American pilot accidentally dropped his bomb ordnance on their location.
Mac is assigned to prosecute the pilot, but has to deal with Harm's repeated impartial rulings. Harm though has his own problems as the SecNav makes it crystal clear to him that a conviction is required to satisfy the British.
News reporter Bill O'Reilly is featured.
A Marine Captain is AWOL and working with the Mujahideen, he is accused of murdering several Afghan civilians. Harm and Mac are sent there to bring him in. Big Bud meanwhile is called up for service in Iraq but doesn't want to go and asks Bud for help.
Preparing to give a lecture about an 1842 Naval court-martial, Mac finds herself daydreaming about what actually happened.
A Marine finds himself being investigated when his claim of killing an Iraqi prisoner makes the news.
During the all-star game of the Navy & Marine baseball players, a batter narrowly escapes being killed after being hit by a ball thrown at him by the pitcher. The pitcher then comes under scrutiny for possible assault charges.
A Naval Academy sailing team (that includes Bud's younger brother Mikey) is fighting a squall during practice when a female sailor is swept overboard and drowned. The JAG staff investigate whether the Commander was negligent when he ordered his team to sail through the squall.
When a Marine is killed in Iraq as the result of "friendly fire", Harm & Mac investigation results in possible involvment by a private military contractor.
Mac goes undercover to help Harm investigate charges of sexual misconduct against Chief Petty Officer Merker who is the leader of the Wiccans, a local witches coven with many Navy members. The female seaman who brought the charges claims she was seduced when she fell under the man's spell, but Merker claims the sex was consensual. The Wiccan's attorney is sharp and claims his client is the unfortunate victim. However, Mac learns that another young woman suffered the same fate. He convinces her to testify and Merker is found guilty. Later, Mac learns that Mic Brumby was also thrown into a compromising position while undercover in the Royal Australian Navy.moreless
Mac goes to Iraq to investigate a bombing that killed a group of Marine reservists, while Harm and Bud go to Oklahoma to assist their families, but end up prosecuting the sole survivor, who is accused of starting a fire that destroyed the Marine Reserve Center.
A marine Private kills a seemingly unarmed civilian in a raid on a Mosque in Karbala, Iraq. Lt. Vukovic goes to Iraq in order to defend the marine -- a hard task as the whole incident was filmed by a ZNN reporter. Meanwhile, Cresswell asks Mac to talk his daughter out of her plans to abandon a military career, and Harm maintains his vigil at Mattie's bedside.moreless
There is a huge snow storm in Falls Church so General Cresswell decides to have the Jag conference in San Diego. Lt Makefield, Lt Vukovic and Mac go to San Diego Rabb stays behind as acting Jag in his place. Also as a result of the snow storm, Mattie is injured in an accident.moreless
Guards at Guantanamo Bay are ordered to remove a detainee from his cell for interrogation. He resists, so the guards try to subdue him and end up putting him in a coma. It turns out the "detainee" was a disguised soldier and the whole thing was a training excercise. Harm is assigned to defend the guards while Mac argues that torture and excessive force are not appropriate even when dealing with terror suspects. Back in Washington, Bud and Mikey Roberts go shopping for shoes and get into a disagreement with another customer that escalates into violence.moreless
When civilians are killed in a bombing raid, an International Criminal Court charges the United States with war crimes and the SecNav is the one on trial representing the USA. The SecNav is defended by Harm, Mac & Bud who find they must also defend the United States decision for waging the war. Back in the USA, when Bud has to fly overseas to help defend the SecNav, Mike is asked to babysit little AJ. When little AJ disappears, Bud flies back to the USA in the middle of the trial.moreless
A US navy vessel makes contact with a ship that has been taken over by pirates. Mac and Vukovic are sent to negotiate the release of the hostages. Back in the States Commander Roberts and Harriet open up their house to celebrate the birth of twins.