JAG

Season 3 Episode 21

The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 28, 1998 on CBS
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The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse
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Members of the JAG team encounter resistance from Navajo tribal elders when they insist on DNA testing to verify that human remains are those of heroic Navajo "code-talker" Jimmy Blackhorse, who has been missing since World War II. Forensic pathologist Lt. Cmdr. Teresa Coulter joins Harm and Mac on the case. The Navajo elders consider it a sacrilege to tamper with the remains of the dead and, furthermore, the Navajo medicine woman is certain that the remains do not belong to the esteemed Blackhorse. While the veracity of scientific evidence is argued against that of tribal custom and the metaphysical, Teresa finds herself falling for Harm and putting the entire assignment in jeopardy.

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  • This is a fabulous episode. A few years ago I did a research paper in my history class over the “code talkers.” Honestly, until I had done the paper I never even heard of the “code talkers.” My grandmother had never heard of them until I told her.moreless

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    During WW2, Japan and the US were intercepting each others transitions and being unable to pull off a surprise attack on the other. Until the US learned that the Navajos language was truly unique. They were able to take existing words and combine them to make new words. The Navajos created their own dictionary so that each one would know what was being said. The Japanese were unable to interpret the US transitions. However, like the African Americans the Navajos were not honored for their work they were just sent back home. Today, the US is continuously trying to correct their mistakes and show these fallen soldiers honor. It’s better late, than never!



    This is a great history lesson to show young people that never knew of these great men.

    Oh, the chocolate cigar was awesome. It is a way to help the commander with his addiction to cigars. However, he might get addicted to chocolate.moreless
Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Major Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

Lt Cmdr Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr.

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

Rear Admiral Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt (jg) Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

Steve Reevis

Steve Reevis

Sammy Wheeler

Guest Star

Nick Tate

Nick Tate

Jimmy Blackhorse

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Joshua Estrada

Joshua Estrada

Navajo Judge

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Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood

Lt. Cmdr. Teresa Coulter

Recurring Role

Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Ensign Harriet Sims

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The song playing in the background during the scene in the diner is "She's In Love With the Boy." The songs playing in the background at the feast in Blue Canyon are "It's Alright" and "The Wrong Side of Memphis." All three songs are performed by Trisha Yearwood, who guest stars in this episode.

    • Harm quits smoking cigars in this episode.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Paul Begay: (after declaring DNA testing a sacrilege) You've got some Native American blood in you, Major.
      Mac: Cherokee.
      Paul Begay: I'm surprised you're not getting this.
      Mac: Mr. Begay, according to my understanding of the history of Native America, the Navajo were an adaptive people. The Cherokee had to be forced onto reservations. Your instinct should be to accept, mine to resist. I'm surprised you're not getting that!

    • Harm: (as he grabs a pastry) I gave up cigars last night. Any words of encouragement?
      Chegwidden: Don't get fat.

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