JAG

Season 2 Episode 6

Trinity

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 07, 1997 on CBS
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Harm and Mac investigate the kidnapping of a lieutenant's son from a base in Northern Ireland. Evidence left at the scene lead them to the boy's father, an IRA leader.

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  • After a baby of an American Naval officer and an IRA terrorist gets kidnapped the JAG team are sent to Belfast to rescue the abducted kid. Needless to say the Irish accents were completely wrong.moreless

    6.0
    I always cringe when US series have a European based story because I know it will be poorly researched. It's better these days but not back then. The story is set in Belfast. I didn't really hear any Belfast accents. Dublin, Cork, (which are both in the 'wrong' Ireland for this episode) and all manner of others, oh and some swinging between Glasgow and Northern Ireland(they're quite similar accents in certain ways). I assume the actors were all US based second generation Irish. They did look Irish. They just had the wrong accents. Spending some cash actually filming in Ireland and using local talent instead of using stock footage would have probably solved everything. Actually, it makes me wonder if the script/story research inside the US is sound.



    Actually, that said, the script was well written in the sense that phrases used were believable, just delivered in the wrong accents and with the emphasis in strange places. But I imagine the main trouble here is the production schedule means they try to make a show on another continent in the same time frame as a US based episode, hence not apparently bothering to go there.



    Using voice coaches is no substitute for native actors. It beggars belief that they couldn't find 5 or 10 real Irish actors who could have saved the day right there in America. There is also a rather enormous error in that the number 12 bus in one of the Belfast street scenes shows the destination "Carnaby Street" which of course is in London, some 323 miles away, quite a long route for an urban bus, especially considering the Irish Sea stands in the way. The number 12 bus in London does go past Carnaby Street, so poor research this time in a factual sense. It seems clear they used a former London bus in the scene, proving that it was a studio set and not filmed on location.moreless
Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Maj 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.

Harry Van Gorkum

Harry Van Gorkum

Lorcan Barnes

Guest Star

Mark Lindsay Chapman

Mark Lindsay Chapman

Insp. Vincent Hutchinson

Guest Star

Susan Gibney

Susan Gibney

Lt. Linda Nivens

Guest Star

Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Lt. Harriet Sims-Roberts

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: As Harm & Mac are returning to the US, we are told they are flying out of London's Heathrow Airport. But the stock footage of an airport used is actually that of London Gatwick, which is easily identified by its distinctive control tower, and not Heathrow.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mac: (ordered to find an IRA terrorist) But, I thought you said this Barnes was a ghost?
      Admiral Chegwidden: Well Major, I guess that makes you 'ghostbusters.'

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