JAG

Season 9 Episode 18

What If ...

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 12, 2004 on CBS
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Members of the JAG staff are "helped" along to discover their true inner feelings while celebrating Jennifer Coates promotion to Petty Officer 1st Class.

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  • Dinner out at the chinese restaurant to celebrate Coates promotion... and everyone gets the same fortune cookie meaning...

    10
    I enjoyed the bating between the cast... and Destiny keeping her finger in it all... Did anyone notice the fish screensaver on harm's computer and all those fortune cookes...even in the closet? hehehehheee Quotes:

    Mac: I am going to kick your butt..

    Harm: I look forward to it...



    Mac: Are you ok?

    Harm: Yes... Just pondering the road not taken...

    Mac: Smiles and walks forward

    Harm... under his breath "yet..." I was cracking up through the entire show and it's one I still have on dvr too...



    And we get the wedding photo out of this epi... so this one gets a high vote from me...moreless
  • not bad

    10
    This episode looks at a possible future for the main characters. This episode explores what if Mac and Harm actually got married in the future. But Budd, Coates and Admiral Chedwiggen are also explored in this episode. It's an alternate look into the future. Most TV shows use this kind of episode, it's not as serious as the other episodes, we get to have fun with the characters with this one. I just hope they don't do this that often, I really want to get back to the heat of the action. JAG has a lot of action, I want to see more of that.moreless
  • Well if you want to see ALL episodes don't miss this one, if you need some JAG entertainment watch it, if you want carriers and planes and some action, stay far far away from "what if".moreless

    5.0
    "What if" is episode nr 200 of JAG! And the writers tried to give all the "shippers" out there a gift with this episode. I'm not sure it worked, surly it was a sweet episode, and funny, But I still got the felling that something isn't right. I actually think that this episode rised more questions than answers: Why does Mac resent Harm THAT much? Why have they only been married for two years when they desided to get married in Sydney, an episode that took place in Boomerang 4 years ago? How did the General and Meredith meet when Mac was the one to set them up, but seeing as she don't work at JAG head office how could she? And how did Sturgis and that singer lady meet when Harriet and Bud was the reason for them to meet, But Bud doesn't work at JAG more, and...Well it's just too confusing for me and... Well I just find this episode a complete waist of my time! maybe I shouldn't think so much about is and just sit down and look at it, and be glad that they all got each other at the end!

    Well if you want to see ALL episodes don't miss this one, if you need some JAG entertainment watch it, if you want carriers and planes and some action, stay far far away from "what if".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.

John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp

Col. Marcus Sutter

Guest Star

Jennifer Parsons

Jennifer Parsons

Major Hilary Clayton

Guest Star

Lamont Holmes

Lamont Holmes

Petty Officer

Guest Star

Zoe McLellan

Zoe McLellan

PO1 Jennifer Coates

Recurring Role

Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Lt. Harriet Sims-Roberts

Recurring Role

Michael Bellisario

Michael Bellisario

Midshipman Mikey Roberts

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Mac is going through the apartment for belongings she left behind, she's in full uniform. But when she walks out of the living room into the bedroom, you can see that she's wearing pink booties. But when she opens the closet in the bedroom, she's wearing black heels.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Harm: You can't deny who you are, Mac. You can't deny us.
      Mac: There is no us, Harm. And what you're doing, right now, this is exactly you. You're not committing until I've got one foot out of the door.

    • Harm: (in court) My point is that we can blame others for our predicaments but the truth is we make our own bed.
      Mac: Objection your honor, he didn't make the bed in two years!

    • Harm: What if I told you we were meant to be together?
      Mac: I'd tell you you are crazy.
      Harm: Look, I know things didn't quite work out...
      Mac: You have a gift for understatement.
      Harm: But what if we were meant to be together and we just got in our own way?
      Mac: 'What if?' just doesn't get it done.

    • Harm: Were you always this bitter?
      Mac: Loving you was like stepping on a rusty nail.

    • Mac: Commander Rabb assured me that we would be able to come to a quick resolution.
      Farrow: (to Harm) Oh, so you're representing the other side?
      Harm: Just like old times.

    • Harm: I'll sign the divorce papers.
      Mac: You've been sitting on them for a month.
      Harm: What is the big hurry?
      Mac: Well, it would be nice to get a divorce before I get married again.
      Harm: You're getting married again? When?
      Mac: This weekend.

    • Harm: You're leaving the service?
      Mac: As of tomorrow. That's why I need you to sign our divorce papers... today.

    • Mac: You all right?
      Harm: Yeah, I was just pondering the road not taken. (Mac smiles and leaves) Yet.

    • Harm: Don't you miss this?
      Mac: All I'll miss is my train!
      Harm: The honeymoon express?
      Mac: You lying lowlife!
      Harm: Hey! You started this! You didn't have to waltz through JAG, you could have had the Admiral fax you your leave papers.
      Mac: I'm going to kick your butt!
      Harm: I'll look forward to it.

    • Col Sutter: You know who reported me? A Female Judge Advocate who spent ten hours questioning the detainee and getting nowhere.
      Mac: I don't see the relevance, sir.
      Col Sutter: Phony marines, Colonel! That's the relevance! Women who've never seen combat can't possibly understand what's at stake. You don't like what you hear?
      Mac: Well, speaking as a 'phony marine', sir, I know what's at stake now!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The case that Mac is defending actually did happen. Lt. Col. Allen West fired shots next to a detainee's head in order to get information about a future ambush. Charges were dropped, but West lost his command and chose to retire afterwards.

    • Meredith: (reading about Harriet's rare Shakespeare Folio on the internet) ...bears the armorial bookplate of the third Earl of Palliser, who was afterwards the Duke of Omnium.

      The Duke of Omnium, Plantagenet Palliser, is a fictional character from the "Parliamentary novels" of Victorian author Anthony Trollope.

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