JAG

Season 4 Episode 4

Going After Francesca

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 13, 1998 on CBS
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Going After Francesca
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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.

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  • Chegwidden does like to blow things up.

    9.7
    In Italy, where a Navy officer faces a court- martial for stealing stinger missiles, Chegwidden is reunited with his ex- wife when their daughter is kidnapped.



    Chegwidden did what any Navy father would do, all within and outside his power to get his child back.



    Turns out Francesca's kidnapper is her former lover, Luscino Antinori. When Rabb said Luscino's name A.J. told us he was her lover, but A.J. did not show any surprise as to how Rabb got this name. I did not hear Rabb telling anyone that Luscino was the name of the contact for the Gunnery.



    All in all it was a great episode. Passionate, driven, and on fire!moreless
Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Major 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.

Giuliana Santini

Giuliana Santini

Francesca Paretti

Guest Star

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Sergente Giovanni Cade

Guest Star

Jim Pirri

Jim Pirri

Luscino Antinori

Guest Star

Chuck Carrington

Chuck Carrington

PO1 Jason Tiner

Recurring Role

Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Ensign Harriet Sims-Roberts

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Chegwidden: Uh, you have something to say, Major?
      Mac: No sir, I uh, I thought maybe you would want someone to talk to.
      Chegwidden: What precisely would we talk about?
      Mac: May I speak freely, sir?
      Chegwidden: Seems like you're bound and determined to.
      Mac: Well, I know that this is difficult for you and I thought maybe... a friendly shoulder to cry on? (the Admiral stares at her incredulously) This isn't going very well, is it, sir?
      Chegwidden: You have a gift for the understatement, Major.
      Mac: Just forget about this?
      Chegwidden: Already have. Close the hatch on the way out.

    • Marcella: I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I stayed with you.
      Chegwidden: Oh, you'd be living in a cabin in the woods married to a man who's never home.

    • Chegwidden: (after Det. Cade asks some insinuating questions) What is it with that guy?
      Bud: He's just doing his job, sir.
      Chegwidden: Well, it loses something in the translation.

    • Marcella: (referring to Francesca) I kept her safe for twenty-six years, and now you come here and in one day she's gone?! That's what I hated about you, the violence- leave a trail of blood behind you!
      Chegwidden: I was a Navy SEAL, it's dirty work! You knew that when you married me!
      Marcella: No, I knew that you looked splendid in your dress whites, and that you had a good heart. Vietnam changed you!
      Chegwidden: It changed everybody.

    • Chegwidden: (in signing out weapons) Humor me, Chief ... just every once in awhile I like to blow the hell out of something.
      Gunnery Chief: (very seriously) I know what you mean, sir.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Cesta za Franceskou (Journey to Francesca)

    • Towards the end of this episode, the shooting of Luscino Antinori will be re-visited by Admiral Chegwidden later this year. In "Soul Searching", AJ learns that as a result of Antinori being killed, he is the target of a family vendetta to avenge his killing.

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