JAG

Season 10 Episode 13

Heart of Darkness

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2005 on CBS
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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.

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  • On the weak side

    5.5
    This episode seemed to be a whole lot of boring. It continues what seemed to be the season 10 theme of pursuing Bin Laden, Taliban, etc. Once again we see VERY little of General Cresswell. When Admiral Chegwidden was JAG we would often see Harm and Mac consulting with him and using his wisdom as almost like their conscience but that has been lost in this season. The General gives the assignments and that about covers it. The strength of this episode would be the use of Islamic law as the backdrop for the trial. It goes to show how much we do not understand about that culture.

    Lastly, the "recall" of Big Bud was ridiculous. He served his 30 years and has been out of the military since before the show started so that places him in late fifties. Add in the court-martial he faced and it gets quite unbelievable that the Navy would been his warehousing abilities.moreless
Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Lt. Col. Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr.

Scott Lawrence

Scott Lawrence

Cmdr. Sturgis Turner

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt. Cmdr Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker

Cpt. Jack Ramsey

Guest Star

Eli Danker

Eli Danker

Judge Haji Shareef

Guest Star

Tony Pasqualini

Tony Pasqualini

Capt. Curry

Guest Star

David Andrews

David Andrews

Maj. Gen. Gordon Cresswell

Recurring Role

Jeff MacKay

Jeff MacKay

Big Bud Roberts

Recurring Role

Zoe McLellan

Zoe McLellan

PO1 Jennifer Coates

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Jack Ramsay says that Osama bin Laden has chronic kidney disease. There are quite a few rumors about bin Laden's health but these are usually just speculation based on video appearances in which he has appeared weak or pale.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Mac: How do we fight people who want to die?

    • Big Bud: (during his physical) Okay, well, there's just one other thing. I'm gay.
      PO Priscilla Ford: Don't like women, huh?
      Big Bud: Well, I just find men attractive. I mean, what the hell can you do about that? I... (she leans forward and whispers something in his ear, making him giggle) Oh no, oh my God...
      PO Priscilla Ford: (looks down at his lap, then into his eyes) You're having a very hard day, aren't you? (holds up a syringe) Arm or butt, Master Chief?

    • Big Bud: I'm too old for this.
      Bud: Dad, you're in great shape.
      Big Bud: Yeah, so was that 52 year old Master Sergeant who died of a heart attack back in Kuwait!
      Bud: He was playing touch football. You'll probably have a heart attack playing with these wrestlers. (they turn to watch two women grappling)
      Big Bud: (leering) Yeah, but what a way to go!

    • Big Bud: They're recalling me to active duty!
      Doris: God help this country.

    • Jack Ramsay: You can't just drop daisy cutters from 30 000 feet. You have to stick your head in the holes these rats hide in.

    • Harm: (about his MRE) I've got Salisbury mis-steak.

    • Wahid: (about his FDNY hat) He gave me this. It belonged to his brother.
      Mac: So you know his brother was killed on 9/11.
      Wahid: Is it any wonder he hunts bin Laden with such fury?

    • Mac: Some Marines say he can make himself invisible.
      Burns: If I were you, Colonel, I'd try to talk him into getting his invisible butt into a Marine brig before the Afghan army finds him.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • General Cresswell says, "The Greeks had Achilles, the Trojans had Hector ..." This is a reference to the Trojan War, which was fought over the beautiful Helen of Troy.

    • General Cresswell: You don't think a Marine Captain can accomplish all that, Commander?
      Harm: Not without a change of clothes and a phone booth.

      A quick reference to Superman.

    • The title is a reference to Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, the book that inspired the movie Apocalypse Now.

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