JAG

Season 10 Episode 16

Straits of Malacca

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 2005 on CBS
7.6
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Straits of Malacca
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A US navy vessel makes contact with a ship that has been taken over by pirates. Mac and Vukovic are sent to negotiate the release of the hostages. Back in the States Commander Roberts and Harriet open up their house to celebrate the birth of twins.

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    7.5
    This episode continues two trends that had developed in season 10. First, large portions of the cast make little or no appearance in the episodes. Harm and Jen Coates are seen only briefly and Cdr. Sturgis Turner not at all. The other trend is that the locale is not in the U.S. This time instead of the Middle East they are in the Far East.



    No courtroom time and no U.S. sailor being investigated-again. The roles and responsibilities of JAG have exponentially expanded over the year and now that includes hostage negotiation with pirates. You read that right. The episode was probably written as continuation of some future relationship between Mac and Vukovich that was not developed due to the show being cancelled. The pirate stuff was OK.



    The pleasing part of the episode was the humanization of the general for once. While Bud was reluctant to invite him to the twins birth celebration it added a lot to understanding the man. His wife was a little too sharing with info but the special part was his daughter Cammie. Again it appears roots are being laid to develop a relationship between her and Mikey but they just didn't have time to make it work.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.

Danneel Harris

Danneel Harris

Cameron 'Cammie' Cresswell

Guest Star

Jesse Tyler Gullion

Jesse Tyler Gullion

PO Willard/P.O. Willard

Guest Star

Steve Ryan

Steve Ryan

Cpt. Miles Donovan

Guest Star

Zoe McLellan

Zoe McLellan

PO1 Jennifer Coates

Recurring Role

Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Lt. Harriet Sims-Roberts

Recurring Role

Michael Bellisario

Michael Bellisario

"Mikey" Roberts

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Guest cast member Danneel Harris is in the group of people who have appeared in Donald Bellisario's JAG and NCIS. She appears in the NCIS episode "Love & War".

    • This is the first appearance of General Cresswell's family. His wife Dora and daughter Cammie are introduced at a party for Bud and Harriet's twins.

    • Nitpick: The Hebrew Email show on the screen in this episode was indeed in Hebrew, however the letters were arranged in the wrong direction, and the letter was actually about a new online forum opened in the Israeli Department of Health website regarding preventive medicine in children.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Mac: (after Vukovic disarms a bomb) It's a good thing you're as good as you think you are.

    • Mac: Vukovic is inexperienced, he's borderline insubordinate, and and careless with the truth!
      Gen. Cresswell: All he needs is direction and discipline.
      Mac: Well why not give him to Commander Rabb?
      Gen. Cresswell: They're too much alike. Besides, I'd rather have him study under a marine than a naval officer.
      Mac: So I get stuck with him... sir.
      Gen. Cresswell: Consider it a vote of confidence.
      Mac: General, I consider it more like a plague of locusts.

    • Gen. Cresswell: (briefing Mac and Vic on their mission) Turns out the Pulao had been commandeered by pirates.
      Vukovic: Pirates? As in 'Yo, ho, ho', sir?

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Cammi: (in a NY accent) You looking at? You looking at me?!
      Cammi is doing an impersonation of the cabbie character played by Robert Deniro in the movie Taxi Driver. The lines in the movie are actually "Are you looking at me?" and "Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me?!"

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