JAG

Season 8 Episode 7

Need to Know

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 2002 on CBS
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Harm, Mac and Turner go up against the CIA's top counsel when the agency tries to keep a 1968 Navy sub tragedy, in which 129 men died, classified. In so doing, they must find a way around the CIA's classified information rules in order to follow the orders of the new Secretary of the Navy.

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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

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

Rear Admiral Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

Jolene Wejbe

Jolene Wejbe

Little Lillian

Guest Star

Corey Tucker

Corey Tucker

Helmsman

Guest Star

Crystal Carson

Crystal Carson

Physical Therapist

Guest Star

Chuck Carrington

Chuck Carrington

PO1 Jason Tiner

Recurring Role

Randy Vasquez

Randy Vasquez

Gunnery Sgt. Victor Galindez

Recurring Role

Matthew Josten

Matthew Josten

Little "A.J."

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Those that have a technical background may have noticed at the end, when the sub was destroyed due to being crushed from the water pressure, it was shown as having EXPLODED, instead of IMPLODING. This was due to the cost of setting up a shot, when stock footage was already available.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Catherine Gale: Clear?
      Harmon Rabb: Oh, yeah.
      I think I get it.
      We can't tell the court why it needs to be declassified because the reason it's classified is classified.
      Catheine Gale: You got it.

    • Catherine Gale: I don't like working in the dark like this.
      Clayton Webb: You'd better get used to it, it's the CIA. And you don't have to whisper. We don't bug ourselves.

    • Mac: Anything that keeps me off the Internet is a good thing.

    • Harm: How do you know you're doing the right thing?
      Catherine Gale: I'm doing my job right; I'm doing the right thing.

    • Bud: I'm not a freak, I just lost a little weight, finally.

    • Mac (to Harm): Someone broke into your home and left you a television?

    • Harm: We can't tell the court why it should be de-classified because the reason it's classified is classified.

    • Harm: This isn't about me Clay and it isn't about need to know. It's about real people with a hole in their lives that can't be filled with anything other than the truth. They need to know because if they don't, it's going to keep eating away at them. They need to know that they're not going to wake up in the middle of the night, every night for the rest of their lives, wondering what happened to the people they love.
      Clayton Webb: Some people give up that right to need to know, maybe not voluntarily; maybe it's taken away from them, but it's gone nonetheless. That's how it is for the families of the stars on the wall.
      Harm: Well, at least they have a star, where are the stars for the men of the Angelshark?

    • Harm: Thought you had orders to stay away from me?
      Clayton Webb: Harm, that was before you went into open court to get that subpoena, now my boss is afraid that you'll run off to the press.
      Harm: Not a bad idea, it might get the attention of the president - he may wonder why the CIA has nothing better to do than to keep a secret that's 34 years old.
      Clayton Webb: Don't do it Rabb, either way it turns out you lose.

    • (watching sea burial of Angelshark crew on screen)
      Webb: This is better than stars on a wall.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Prisne tajne (Top Secret)

    • The footage at the end of the episode of the sea burial for the crew of the Angelshark was historical footage of the sea burial for the US fatalities at Iwo Jima in WWII.

    • You may have recognized Donna Bullock when she was talking to the SecNav. She was the unfortunate Press Secretary in the movie Air Force One.

    • This episode was loosely based on a combination of the USS Scorpion loss and our cable tapping missions, not to mention the numerous rumored collisions that may have occurred between US and Soviet subs.

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