Harm and Vukovic are teamed up to defend a sailor accused of manslaughter. Bud is assigned to prosecute what soon becomes dubbed "the dream team." At the end of episode it seems that Harm and Vukovic hold the ace but Bud has a surprise for them. General Cresswell then informs Mac that she is being posted to San Diego and Harm that he is being posted to London.moreless
A Navy psychiatrist in Afghanistan is accused of malpractice after a soldier under her care is killed in battle. Bud handles an age discrimination suit involving a Navy commander.
When a US Defense Department official is killed in Baghdad, fingers point to the squad that was sent to protect him, prompting Mac and Harm to find out what actually happened.
General Cresswell is officially appointed as the new Judge Advocate General.
Cmdr. Turner defends himself against the complaint filed against him for displaying anti-Korean attitudes when assigned to deal with the SARS outbreak earlier. Harm & Mac go up against one another in the case of a Marine General making public speeches stating Islam goes hand-in-hand with evil & terrorism.moreless
When a female Naval officer is found brutally murdered, it's up to Mac to defend the suspect - a male petty officer who was intoxicated and has absolutely no recollection of the entire evening.
Also, a Navy SEAL Commander finds himself facing charges of larceny and fraud - his victim: the United States.
A Marine helicopter pilot finds himself under investigation when he intervenes in a civilian law enforcement hostage situation and puts an end to the hostage crisis. Harriet is put in charge of organizing a Christmas USO show in Iraq.moreless
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.moreless
In yet another "ripped from the headlines" episode, Harm takes his turn on the bench in a 'friendly fire' incident, whereby British troops were killed after an American pilot accidentally dropped his bomb ordnance on their location.
Mac is assigned to prosecute the pilot, but has to deal with Harm's repeated impartial rulings. Harm though has his own problems as the SecNav makes it crystal clear to him that a conviction is required to satisfy the British.
News reporter Bill O'Reilly is featured.
Harm, Mac and Turner go up against the CIA's top counsel when the agency tries to keep a 1968 Navy sub tragedy, in which 129 men died, classified. In so doing, they must find a way around the CIA's classified information rules in order to follow the orders of the new Secretary of the Navy.moreless
Harm is ordered to defend a plane-maintenance officer who he believes is guilty of making an error that caused the death of an aviator. Meanwhile, Harriet unintentionally impedes Bud's rehab when she insists he rest at home.moreless
Harm prosecutes a sensitive case in an episode that sees the swearing in of a new Secretary of the Navy and the arrival of a new JAG Officer. Shortly after assuming his new role, SecNav Sheffield appoints Lt. Cdr. Tracy Manetti, a Harvard Law grad, to Adm. Chegwidden's team. Her first assignment is second chair to Harm in a negligent-homicide case against Lt. Reynolds, a SEAL. While leading a guerrilla wargame among civilians in rural Virginia as a test of unconventional warfare, Reynolds failed to stop for local police, leading to a high-speed chase in which a deputy was killed.moreless
Bud fights for his life after having his leg blown off by a land mine and being operated upon multiple times. Admiral Chegwidden and Lt. Singer testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about their roles in the search for Kabir Atef.moreless
Harm and Mac in Afghanistan, Chegwidden and Singer at the Pentagon, and Sturgis on the submarine Watertown are all working to uncover and stop an attack on the Seahawk carrier group.
Bud and Coates investigate a claim that a stray Navy bomb destroyed an Afghanistan school.
Harm defends one of JAG's most respected judges against Mac and Sturgis when he's charged with road rage and vehicular manslaughter. Webb learns that Kabir Atef is in Russia as part of a plot against U.S. military. He hooks up with Captain Volkonov searching for leads.moreless
Harm and Mac return to the aircraft carrier USS Seahawk ("A New Life" & "Crossing the Line", among others) to brief the JAG officers on the new Rules of Engagement, following the escape of Taliban fighters as a result of a JAG officer's hesitation to determine if the target was legitimate.
While Harm is aboard the ship, the captain asks him to fly a bombing mission into Afghanistan. However, Harm's excitement changes to concern when his plane sustains critical damage from enemy fire.
Meanwhile, a jealous Lt. Singer sabotages Bud's case when she hears of his imminent promotion.
Personal rivalries surface in the JAG office when Mac assures Harm that she'll beat him to the finish line in the Jagathon for charity. Harm then sticks his foot in his mouth by giving Mac a six-minute head start in the race. Meanwhile, testosterone levels rise when Gunny and Tiner battle head to head to see who is in the best condition for the race. And, true to form, Lt. Singer starts a betting pool on who will finish the race last, leaving Lt. Roberts feeling crushed when he discovers that his co-workers favor him.moreless
**August 15 - 17, 2001** After a break-in and murders at a Naval Annex building in Washington, D.C., Harm finds out that one of the victims was a friend of his, who is also suspected of passing information to the Chinese. As Harm sets out to clear his friend of espionage charges, he encounters startling roadblocks put in the way of his investigation by the intelligence community. Meanwhile, Renee shows up at JAG Headquarters with surprising news for Harm, and Mac tirelessly searches for the young girl she left behind in Indonesia. (See, "Guilt")moreless
"AUGUST 7, 2001" Following the transfer of a U.S. Marine accused of rape from the local Indonesian police to his CO at the Indonesian consulate, the consulate comes under siege by angry, armed locals. When the commander of the Marine detachment is killed and his next-in-command is blinded during the surprise attack, Mac realizes that she is next in command and must organize the emergency evacuation of the consulate under fire. Back at JAG, Harm defends a SEAL accused of killing a person onboard a flight that Harriet was a passenger.moreless
Harm is stunned to learn that his former girlfriend, Lt. Cmdr. Jordan Parker has been found dead in her apartment, having been shot with her own gun. Despite this evidence, Harm is unwilling to accept the premise that Jordan committed suicide & calls in Lt. Cmdr. Teresa Coulter to help examine the forensic evidence. Harm & Mac begin to look for possible suspects who would want to kill her, starting with her last boyfriend who had also been a patient of hers. However, as each of the suspects are ruled out, they begin to look for other possibilities to explain her death. The investigation leads to a shocking discovery for Jordan's neighbor. Returning home, Harm is stunned to find a letter from Jordan in his mail. Jordan wrote & mailed it a few hours before she was killed; in which she tells Harm just how much she had valued their time together.moreless
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.moreless
When an inept seaman's apparent suicide aboard an aircraft carrier turns into a murder investigation, Harm and Bud try to find out what really happened. Mac deals with a bigamist client.
Adm. Boone (CAG aboard the USS Seahawk, "A New Life", "Defensive Action", & "Crossing The Line") is nominated to become the Sixth Fleet Commander. An anonymous informant accuses Adm. Boone of massacring civilians during the Vietnam War, and Harm and Mac are given only four days to investigate the claim, in part one of a two-part episode.moreless
Lt. Curtis Rivers (Montel Williams), a Medal of Honor-winning Navy SEAL, is court-martialed for punching a Congressional candidate who falsely claims to be a Navy SEAL. Rivers explains that he is on a crusade to expose Navy SEAL impostors. In order to prove his point to Harm, who is assigned to defend him, Rivers places him in the center of a dangerous plot to expose another false SEAL. Though Rivers assures Harm that his safety is in the hands of two legitimate former SEALS, he finds himself alone in court when Harm misses the trial to pursue a lead on the would-be assassin.moreless
Harm and Chegwidden fight an attempt by a salvage hunter to excavate the remains of a submarine that disappeared in 1941, just before the attack of Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, Bud takes on the heavy burden of trying to keep an obese petty officer from being discharged for failing to lose weight.moreless
Mac prosecutes a SEAL jumpmaster is charged with causing the drowning death of a trainee during a parachute mishap by being hung over and is defended by Bud, assisted by a new female Lieutenant who is very ambitious, wanting to be the first female JAG.
Bud & Lt. Singer discovers a safety file that is inadmissible in court that supports the prosecution's contention that the jumpmaster was impaired. The file mysteriously winds up in Mac's car and she thumbs through it. After conferring with Harm who tells her what she already knows, she burns the file. But during questioning court, Lt. Singer objects that Mac is basing her argument based on the file, which Bud reluctantly agrees. Mac is charged with prosecutorial misconduct, removed & replaced by Harm.
Having been chewed out by the Admiral, she takes some leave & heads to spend time with Mic in Australia, running into the Admiral & Dr. Walden who are taking their own weekend 'trip'.
Harm makes clear to Lt. Singer that whoever set up Mac had better watch out for him.
Harm and Mac are assigned to investigate charges that American GIs shot and killed civilians during the Korean War. They board a plane for Korea, along with a veteran who claims to have participated in the shootings. Korean terrorists take over the plane and insist on punishing those responsible for the alleged war crime.moreless
Trouble in the JAG office starts when Gunnery Sgt. Victor Galindez, "Gunny," is charged with assault following an off-duty altercation outside a gay bar. It comes to light that P.O. Tiner was also involved in the brawl, having come to the aid of his companion, whom Gunny was roughing up. Meanwhile, Mac finds herself wrestling with the "don't ask, don't tell" policy as attitudes toward Tiner change around the office under suspicions that he's gay.moreless
The murder/desertion trial of Kevin Lee takes a bad turn after his wife changes her testimony under cross examination. Harm and Mic fight to win over Mac.
Harm and Mac stumble upon a miscarriage of justice in a 10-year-old case when they tutor a group of cadets in a mock trial.
In the original case, an investigation team headed by Admiral Chegwidden concluded that a disgruntled gun captain caused an explosion that killed 29 sailors, including himself. But when the "defense attorney," helped by Mac, and the "prosecutor," helped by Harm, retry the case, a new witness and new evidence are uncovered, prompting Mac and Harm to request that the original hearing be re-evaluated.