SecNav: I don't want to win the battle in the courtroom and lose the war on the editorial pages.
Stuart Dunston: Court martial? You've got to be kidding.
Harm: This is no joke, Stuart. You're in the Navy now.
(Bud looks at his caseload)
Bud: Oversleeping, soiled uniform... attempted cursing? How is that even possible?
PO Coates: He only got half the word out, sir.
Lt. Singer: (about Bud) I bust my butt and he babysits his kid.
Harm: There's nothing wrong with being a family man, Lieutenant.
Lt. Singer: Or playing your family for all they're worth.
Mac: Bud doesn't play his family.
Lt. Singer: Maybe I should get a dog.
Harm & Mac: (in unison) Pit bull.
Bud: Last time I was deployed, I didn't have a family.
Admiral Chegwidden: You'll lie awake every night thinking about them, but they'll be okay, and so will you.
Music in this episode:
"The First Cut is the Deepest" by Sheryl Crow.
Cade Courtley (Lt. Laslavic) was a Navy SEAL who took part in the USA Network show Combat Missions. He was assigned to lead the ill-fated "Charlie" Squadron which was the only squadron to go winless.
This is a 'homecoming' of sorts for Bud: His first sea duty was as Public Affairs Officer aboard the USS Seahawk ("A New Life (1)").