JAG

Season 6 Episode 20

To Walk on Wings

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 24, 2001 on CBS
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To Walk on Wings
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Harm and Mac investigate the Osprey, a controversial Marine Corps tilt-rotor aircraft, after one almost crashes with Congresswoman Bobbi Latham on board. Harriet becomes interested in an old case after she suspects a seaman has been wrongly convicted.

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  • The Osprey is a turkey

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    JAG is a well-written show. But this particular episode is an abomination.



    Carlton Meyer, a former Marine Corps officer writes:



    "The V-22 Osprey program is the largest scandal in the U.S. military. Some 40 years ago, the Marines expressed a desire for an airplane that could land and take-off vertically like a helicopter. Several prototypes failed, including the latest model - the V-22 Osprey. However, a political caucus developed in the U.S. Congress to support funding. They joined forces with major contractors, Boeing and Bell, to keep the program going and hired retired Marine Generals to help hide flaws.



    Unfortunately, the media lacks experts who understand how corrupt the weapons' procurement process has become. Reporters are happy to submit news releases from Bell-Boeing as news reports, and quote lies as facts. Those that refuse are reassigned by editors after a deluge of complaints from Marine Generals."



    One might add, TV writers are also happy to do the same.



    The problems with the Osprey are apparently intrinsic to the design, especially the rotors. They cannot be fixed merely through refinement.



    Google: "V-22 Osprey G2mil"moreless
John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

R. Adm. Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt. Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

Cmdr Harmon Rabb Jr

Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Lt Col Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie

Anne-Marie Johnson

Anne-Marie Johnson

Congresswoman Bobbi Latham

Guest Star

Ned Schmidtke

Ned Schmidtke

Congressman Fetzer

Guest Star

Ben Caswell

Ben Caswell

Major Asher

Guest Star

Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Lt (j.g.) Harriet Sims-Roberts

Recurring Role

Randy Vasquez

Randy Vasquez

Gunnery Sgt. Victor Galindez

Recurring Role

Chuck Carrington

Chuck Carrington

PO2 Jason Tiner

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    • The technician is working on the flight data recorder from the Osprey and she jokes about how people are still trying to recover the eighteen minutes on former President Richard Nixon's Watergate tape. There is a great deal of speculation on what might have been said during those eighteen minutes. Nixon's secretary claimed to have "accidentally" erased that part of the tape. The Watergate scandal led to Nixon's resignation.

    • Bud tells Harriet she's "no Erin Brockovich." Erin Brockovich is a law clerk who is best known for helping plaintiffs in California win a case against Pacific Gas & Electric after PG&E contaminated their drinking water with hexavalent chromium. In 2000, Erin's story was made into a hit movie starring Julia Roberts.

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