When Harm goes up with Lt. Albrecht as his RIO, they are shown flying 4 different aircraft - Tomcats 103, 104, 114, 242. This is what happens when stock footage is used.
Mac: Next suicide mission, tell me about it after you get back.
Harm: Do I give you nightmares?
Harm: I hope in your diffusion of blame, you're not planning on blaming the victim.
Sturgis: I've got a client to defend. Whatever it takes.
Mac: (about P.O. Moritz) He wanted the Commander to defend him? Does he have a death wish? (to Harm) You know what I mean.
Bud: I heard Lt. Singer has been using my office.
Mac: Yeah, we brought in a witch doctor to cast out the evil spirits.
Harm: I'm so far off this case, Sturgis, a Hawkeye aircraft couldn't find me.
Harm: I know that look. I've seen that look before. That's not a good look.
Mac: Is it that obvious?
Harm: Never play strip poker.
Harm: I warned him at the beginning the facts were against him.
Admiral Chegwidden: According to him, you never moved off that position.
Harm: I'm fired, Sir?!
Admiral Chegwidden: Commander, I believe the word is 'severed'.
Harm: Sir, this guy is a screw-up. You want me to defend him? I'd rather take him out and slap him.
Mac: (watching Zuzello's family at the hospital) I don't know what's worse, to kiss your husband goodbye in the morning and never see him again, or this.
Jeannine Zuzello: When we had the wills drawn up, I never thought I'd have to make the decision ... I know that sounds crazy. He's the one up there in danger.
Mac: No, it's not crazy.
(Bud and little AJ build a model of the USS Seahawk)
Harriet: Looks like the two of you will be ready to go to sea soon.
Little AJ: Daddy says we have to christen it.
Harriet: Not on my floor you don't.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Nedostatek kysliku (Lack of Oxygen)
Harm is advised that due to staff shortages, Harm & Mac can expect to serve time on future cases as temporary judges.
Stock footage is used from various sources on the flying scenes throughout the episode.
PO Moritz's reason for naming Harm as his defense counsel is due to his defense of Lt. Mark Gordon in the case from the Season 3 episode "Clipped Wings".
In Thin Air
This episode's title is a reference to the Jon Krakauer book Into Thin Air which tells the story of a group of climbers who were killed by a freak storm while they attempted to climb Mt Everest. Krakauer and a few others made it to safety after waiting out the storm in temperatures of -60 deg F. In 1997 the book was adapted into a made for TV movie starring Peter Horton called Into Thin Air: Death on Everest.
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