Season 2 Episode 8

Full Engagement

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 21, 1997 on CBS
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Episode Summary


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.


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  • Very exciting!

    I loved this episode! Im more of a Bud and Harriet person than I am a Mac and Harm person but this episode ( Being a Mac and Harm one ) was really good! Alot of character developement for Mac and Harm! You can see the ttrust they have for each other! It was a really good episode! And the parts with Bud really lightened the mood from the very intense scenes with Mac and Harm! Great acting from everyone in the cast! A very, very, very good episode that I would recommend to anyone at all! ! ! ! !moreless
  • The beginning of the Harm/Mac relationship

    Full Engagement: Season 2

    This episode see's Harm take Mac up for a flight in the plane he and his grandfather built when Harm was young. However the plane has a technical fault and so Harm and Mac must crash land and by doing so accidentally come across hunters who have murdered the gamekeeper. I actaully almost cried at this episode, particuarly when Mac gets shot and Harm takes care of her. Specifically the joking from Mac to Harm and vice versa was the beginning of their more personal relatioship which we had not seen until this point. The references to 'stick boy' being an example of this.

    Full Engagement is not a typical episode of JAG, because it see's two of its own in danger, but all in all a superb episode!!moreless
  • Hmm... this one was pretty good, but not the best of the show. Actually it was kinda boring, but the shipper parts were funny. It's funny how everybody sees those things more than the actual show!moreless

    Mac and Harm get stuck in the Appalachian mountains, running from poachers who want to urder them, for no aparrant reason. Mac is shot and injured, creating a problem. She can't go on very far, and as I said, they're being chased by poachers. Night falls, and Mac and Harm are "forced" (that's what they say...) to sleep very close together for body heat. Later on, Mac gets jealous because Harm's plane is named Sarah. She assumes that it is named after another girl, when actually it's named for his grandmother! (The Admiral thinks it's named for Mac!).moreless
Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Maj Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

Lt Cmdr Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr.

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

Rear Admiral Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt (jg) Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mac: You really know haw to show a girl a good time. Most guys at least make me
      breakfast after I spend the night with them.
      Harm: And how many would that be?

    • Bud: Yes, I noticed that his car is still parked out front. I take it he hasn't come back yet.
      Worker in hangar: Boy, you naval officers just keep getting smarter and smarter.

    • Harm: Think you can stand, Marine?
      Mac: Unless you plan to carry me.
      Harm: Well, maybe if you'd laid off the Beltway burgers.
      Mac: Yeah, or you'd worked out more!

    • Harm: Game Warden, one of the world's top ten thankless jobs.
      Mac: Before or after JAG officers.
      Harm: It's a toss up really.

    • Mac: Can I still bitch about freezing my butt off?
      Harm: Quit your whining, you've got ten percent more body fat than I do.
      Mac: Are you calling me fat, stick boy?
      Harm: Stick boy?

    • Bud (on Harm's answering machine): Where the hell are you? Uh-oh. I didn't mean to 'hell' you, Sir. Shoot... can I rewind?

    • Harm: What are you doing?
      Mac: Returning fire.
      Harm: With a flare gun?!
      Mac: You got anything else?!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Slovakia: Potycka (Skirmish)

    • When told that Angel Munoz is only 16, Bud replies, "Wow. You look at least 20!" Demetrius Navarro, the actor playing Munoz, was, in fact, 20 when the episode first aired. However, Navarro is a Libra, not a Leo like his character. (Bud identifies Munoz as a Leo based on his birthday of August 17.)


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