JAG

Season 8 Episode 8

Ready or Not

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 12, 2002 on CBS
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Harm doesn't have much hope in his defense of a two-star general court-martialed for disobedience and reckless endangerment during a wargame. His job is made more complicated when, in a rare move, Mac is appointed as the judge.

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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

    Karri Turner

    Karri Turner

    Lt. Harriet Sims-Roberts

    Patrick Labyorteaux

    Patrick Labyorteaux

    Lt Bud J. Roberts, Jr

    Oliver North

    Oliver North

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Craig Kirkwood

    Craig Kirkwood

    Cpl. Stiles

    Guest Star

    Amy Landers

    Amy Landers

     

    Guest Star

    Zoe McLellan

    Zoe McLellan

    PO2 Jennifer Coates

    Recurring Role

    Isabella Hofmann

    Isabella Hofmann

    Meredith Cavanaugh

    Recurring Role

    Tamlyn Tomita

    Tamlyn Tomita

    Lt. Cmdr. Manetti

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Goof: Colonel Haller reads out a quote he claims it is from a statute at West point. The quote is acutally from  former General Douglas MacArthur and in the episode it is altered.

      • The episode is reflective on the 2002 US JFCOM-led wargame, Millennium Challenge 02. In that war game, the Red Team launched asymmetric attacks against the US Forces. Later, the Red Team Commander was forced to stand down with altered rules of engagement.

      • Admiral Chegwidden says that he was concerned about Harm's impartiality when Harm defended a plane captain. He's referring to the case in the episode "In Thin Air".

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Harm: Well, it's not the first time past acts have come back to haunt an officer.
        Lt. Col. Thomas Haller: I know.That's why I'm here.I have information I think will cast this whole matter in a different light .I delivered that to General Manzarek myself. At the time, I thought it was the right thing to do. General West was a loose cannon, dangerous, they all said.
        I believed it.I don't believe it anymore.
        Harm: Your timing is a little off, colonel.
        Lt. Col. Thomas Haller: I screwed up, Commander. It's a hard thing to admit.
        And General Manzarek has had a lot to do with my advancement. But a good officer, a good man is being crucified in that courtroom. And it's gotta stop.
        Harm: This will put a bullet in your career. I hope you realise that.
        Lt. Col. Thomas Haller: I do. (standing up) There's a statue of MacArthur at West Point I walked by every day for four years. Below there's a quote: "Your mission remains fixed, determined, inviolable. It is to win our wars. All other public purposes will find others for their accomplishment. Yours is the profession of arms, the will to win.The sure knowledge that in war, there is no substitute for victory, that the very obsession of your public service must be duty, honour, country." I put on this uniform for a reason, Commander.For a while, I forgot. General West reminded me.

      • Sturgis: I'm glad this one's over.
        Harm: You and me both, an appeal before this judge would be murder.

      • Harm: With any other judge, I'd have won this case days ago.

      • Admiral Chegwidden (about Harm and Mac): Talk about two people who are candidates for couples' therapy.

      • Mac: Can't we bury the hatchet for one day?
        Harm: I'd love to, but first I'd have to pull it out of my client's head, where you left it.

      • Mac (about General West): He has a reputation for being a cowboy.
        Harm: He sounds like the kind of officer you'd want on your side during wartime.
        Admiral Chegwidden: Apparently not during a war game.

      • Mac: You make a mistake as a lawyer, you recover. You knock one into the woods as a judge, it goes on the scorecard.

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