JAG

Season 5 Episode 10

Mishap

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 30, 1999 on CBS
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Lt. Elizabeth "Skates" Hawkes, Harm's former RIO (radar intercept officer), comes under fire after the crash landing of a Tomcat aboard the USS Patrick Henry. The ship's captain and Skates' commanding officer both place the entire blame of the crash on her shoulders and press for her court-martial.

Barred from the initial investigation because of his relationship with Skates, Harm is finally able to help when he's called upon to defend his friend at her court-martial and employs all of his legal skills to save her military career.

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  • In the end, JAG (the writers, producers, and Harm) remembers the old saying Henry Ford once said, "Navy is never wrong, but in this case it was a little weak on being right."moreless

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    JAG, the series, is a pro-military series and when it points out issue with the U.S. Navy people stop to listen.



    Mishap is just such a time. Harm's defense (suggested by a former squadron partner) was to point out the issues with operational readiness. Harm forces the issue, obtains the documents, and we hear about issues in the U.S. Navy. The writers and producers give us the large picture by seeing the role Congress and even President has in making and solving these issues.



    Yet in the end, JAG (the writers, producers, and Harm) remembers the old saying Henry Ford once said, "Navy is never wrong, but in this case it was a little weak on being right."



    In the end Harm asks the members to view the defendant in the same light as they view all the others who had a hand in conditions on board the ship before and during the mishap.



    Yes Johnny, sometimes you can have your cake and eat it, too.



    Oh, and we see where Harm was able to pull off a defense Mac couldn’t. Now maybe we have an indication who is the better lawyer.moreless
John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

R. Adm. Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt. Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

Cmdr Harmon Rabb Jr

Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Lt Col Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie

Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal

Lt. Dalton (Boomer) Jonas

Guest Star

Drew Pillsbury

Drew Pillsbury

Captain Cameron

Guest Star

Brixton Karnes

Brixton Karnes

Cmdr. Bates

Guest Star

Chuck Carrington

Chuck Carrington

PO1 Jason Tiner

Recurring Role

Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Lt. Harriet Sims-Roberts

Recurring Role

Nanci Chambers

Nanci Chambers

Lt. Loren Singer

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Harm: Admiral, about the complaint...
      Admiral Chegwidden: I'll just file it here...with all the others.

    • Lt. Singer: When I came to JAG, all people talked about was the legendary Harmon Rabb. Now you're back, I'd like to work with you. Actually, I'd like the chance to impress you, Sir.
      Harm: You're very straightforward, aren't you Lieutenant?

    • Mac: (To Mic) You know, I broke Harm of the notion that because I'm a woman, I'm driven by my feelings. I'll break you of it, too, before I'm done.

    • Harm: That time on the Seahawk, when I grabbed your parachute?
      Skates: Wasn't for you, I'd have gone through the screws. Wouldn't have been enough left for the sharks.
      Harm: I didn't drop you then, and I am not going to drop you now.

    • Mic: Mac, I don't think Skates is culpable.
      Mac: I know you don't Mic, but she said it herself, she blew it.

    • Mac: I remember a certain Lt. Commander Acting JAG telling me who once told me, 'Present the evidence; don't make it look like you're trying to shift the blame, don't mud wrestle with two stars.'
      Harm: And as I recall Colonel, you ignored my advice.
      Mac: And I lost the case.

    • Captain Ingles: (to Harm) You may have won a few courtroom skirmishes Commander, but tangle with me and I'll hand you your gonads in a jar. Now get the hell off my boat.

    • Harm: I hear you made Squadron XO. So how are they?
      Tuna: Oh, you know. A bunch of loudmouthed fighter jocks all trying to be the best. Do you miss us?
      Harm: You know I do.

    • Mac: And if you had to do it over?
      Elizabeth "Skates" Hawkes: Hindsight's a wonderful luxury, Colonel.

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