JAG

Season 9 Episode 4

The One Who Got Away

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 17, 2003 on CBS
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While conducting a flight test, Harm ends up involved in a serious CIA mission, over North Korea. In Iraq, a Marine recon platoon is surprised by a 10 year-old Iraqi unarmed civilian tending to his goats. Surprised at seeing the armed Marine, the boy runs off. Later the platoon is involved in a skirmish, resulting in two deaths and the Sergeant losing their radio. Unable to call in for transportation out of the desert, the platoon must end up walking many miles in the desert to safety. Once safe, it is learned that the firefight was the result of the boy returning to his village & notifying some of the local Iraqi resistance members, who immediately went out to engage the platoon.

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  • great episode

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    A Marine platoon engages a group of Iraqi insurgents after their location gets compromised by a young goat herder. Harm goes on a test flight for the CIA. This episode follows the life of Harm after he left the Navy, it also looks into the lives of Mac and the others in Washington D.C. It's a very exciting episode, the writers got the characters go in ways that plays out well for the show. They kept the storylines exciting and extremely watchable. This season feels is different from the previous seasons, but the excitement that came from the previous season aren't lost.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

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

Rear Admiral Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

Andrew Caple-Shaw

Andrew Caple-Shaw

Sgt. Christopher Ambrose

Guest Star

Sean O'Bryan

Sean O'Bryan

Andy Watson

Guest Star

Lamont Thompson

Lamont Thompson

 

Guest Star

Zoe McLellan

Zoe McLellan

PO2 Jennifer Coates

Recurring Role

Dan Lauria

Dan Lauria

Allen Blaisdell

Recurring Role

Jennifer Savidge

Jennifer Savidge

Cmdr. Amy Helfman

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The subplot involving the US Marine platoon is very similar to what happened almost two years to a a USN SEAL team in Kunar province, Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings. During that operation, the team was seen by Afghan "civilians" and later released them, only for the "civilians" to run to their village and tell the Taliban. As a result, eleven SEALs and eight Night Stalkers lost their lives and the mission is the single greatest loss of life in Naval Special Warfare history.

    • The Marine mission is based on Bravo Two Zero an SAS team whose mission was to destroy SCUD missiles in Iraq. They were compromised when a young boy found their position.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • At the beginning of this episode, the meeting in the Admiral's offices occurs on October 17, 2003 (which was the same as the original airdate on CBS). This was specifically done to help the viewers realize the passage of time that has occurred between the episodes that started this season.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Harm is defending the Naval Academy in a good-natured argument with Watson, who says something about Neil Armstrong being sent to Purdue University (the Navy paid for his education). Harm replies, "You wanna talk Apollo? Jim Lovell, Naval Academy." Jim Lovell was a test pilot before his career with NASA. He went on two Gemini flights and was on Apollo 8, the first flight to orbit the moon. He is probably best known for being the commander of Apollo 13 and managing to get himself and his crew home safely after an explosion that caused serious mechanical problems. Lovell and his crew received the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the mission and so did the Mission Operations Team.