JAG

Season 3 Episode 15

Yesterday's Heroes

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 24, 1998 on CBS
8.8
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When a luxury yacht owned by a reputed South American drug trafficker mysteriously sinks and the Navy is suspected, Harm, Mac and Bud are put on the case. Meanwhile, Artemus Sullivan, a World War II Navy veteran, with the help of his aged cronies, devises plans from a nursing home to make sure the drug dealer responsible for Sullivan's grandson's death is brought to justice. But when Sullivan is kidnapped by the drug dealers, his mettle is tested, as is that of Harm and his team as they race to rescue the war hero.

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  • Mac in a lime green bikini!

    10
    This episode rates a Perfect 10 just for the 10 second scene with Catherine Bell/Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie strutting down a pier wearing a teeny weeny itsy bitsy lime green bikini! Bell always looked sharp in her Marine uniform. But she was an absolute knockout "out of uniform."



    The episode was deeply memorable. It was about drug smugglers, if I recall. In Miami, I think. From Colombia, if I'm not mistaken.



    Did I mention the episode contains a scene with Mac strutting down a pier wearing a lime green bikini?moreless
  • A fun, exciting, adventurous episode with potential left on the table.

    9.7
    Harm, Mac, and Bud meet Ernest Borgnine as an old U.S. Navy demolition expert. The writers missed an opportunity to give the viewers an even more fun episode by having Ernest Borgnine play his role (Lt. Cdr. Quinton McHale) from McHale's Navy.



    As I watched the episode, I started to wonder about the other adventures these three Navy buddies had and will have in fighting drugs in South Florida. As the credits rolled, I yearned for this episode to be the catalyst for an action and adventure series spin-off. The series could play off the super hero secret identify, the skill of our three heroes, explore their limits, and examine the drug culture and trade in South Florida.



    The Bud/Harriet sub-plot was very cool and enjoyable. Watching Harriet’s family response gave me a wonderful feeling. I’m glad the writers didn’t have a story line with conflict between Bud and his in-laws. It also gave us a glimpse into Harriet and her desire to be independent of her family’s background, opportunities, and wealth. Harriet, like Mary Tyler Moore, was going to make it on her own.moreless
  • The body may age, but the spirit never changes. A few old seahorses still fighting the good fight.

    9.6
    Webb can be so over dramatic. But then again he always is. Could it have been that Bud thought they were going to Italy and not Florida? I didn’t even know there’s a Naples in Florida. Who says you can learn geography from television? The congressman coming home to hug his son asking if he was alright and once he found out that his son was okay, smack! Dad pops his son. He did a great job portraying love and then sudden disgust. Parents always know the truth about the type of person their child is. Honest, wholesome, hard worker, or a cheat, always looking for the easy way in through life. Who are the old men and what is their responsibility? Aw ha! They are the ones that made the ship go boom. Aw poor Bud meeting the potential in-laws. Artemus Sullivan was fantastic!! He did a wonderful job pretending to be senile and once Harm and Mac were gone he turns into his old self again. Man, he jumped into that car like he was 25. Mac has some brass but my money is on Sullivan. Why are two of them called frogs? Well, in my opinion I give this episode two thumbs up, way up especially to the retired military men.moreless
  • This is an enjoyable episode to watch. It keeps your attention all the way through.

    10
    This is an enjoyable episode to watch. Borgnine rules in this episode and carries the load of the show on his back. He is truly believable as an old Seal bent on taking on the bad guys with his two old buddies. I like the fact that it real shows that even though you maybe over 60 years old, you don't have to be old in spirit or action. These old guys had fun, still worked out, and enjoyed the present as well as the past. If you have an old ticker you may not want to watch this episode. Why? Because near the end Mac strutts the boardwalk in a green bikini! It's never really played up to as a distraction but obviously is intended. This is really out of character for Mac but I think the viewers at the time were waiting to see her in something other than a uniform. I think this episode also vaulted her career to the likes of the cover of magazines as a sex symbol, as well as an appearance on Howard Stern.moreless
  • Great episode, it's funny, intellegent...

    9.0
    Loved this episode: has a brilliant humor with the old men ( wich do the things playing but with wonderful purposes, in other words they have a big heart), Bud is so funny not wanting to meet Harryet's parents, even Harm and Mac are funny! Loved the scene with the Jag (car), I loved the music, and I loved how it ended!! Brilliant and toutching episode!
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.

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

Artemus Sullivan

Guest Star

Richard Bakalyan

Richard Bakalyan

Harold Green

Guest Star

Lou Myers

Lou Myers

Wendell Freeman III

Guest Star

Steven Culp

Steven Culp

Agent Clayton Webb

Recurring Role

Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Ensign Harriet Sims

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Harm: (aiming his gun at Mendoza) Stop the boat!
      Branko Mendoza: You got no authority to arrest me!
      Harm: I'm not going to arrest you, I'm going to shoot ya!

    • Aretmus Sullivan: (when Harm says he's too old for this kind of trouble) Commander, do you know what it's like to be 72?
      Harm: No, I don't.
      Artemus Sullivan: Yes, you do, 'cause it doesn't seem any different than being 50, or 30, or 20! Oh, some things don't go as fast or as strong, but... (pointing at his head) up here, where it counts, you still feel like that same active young man you were when you were 18!

    • Artemus: (to Harm and Mac, after they rescue him) Hey, what took ya so long?
      Wendell: Hey, what do you expect? They only kids!

    • Bud: (driving Harriet's father's Jaguar) Hey, would you like to ride in a Jag with a JAG, ma'am?

    • (Mac is wearing a bikini)
      Bud: Permission to speak freely, ma'am?
      Mac: Granted.
      Bud: Wow!

    • Artemus Sullivan: (to Harm) Old heroes never die, Commander. They just become the stuff of legends.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Webb: All right. Have the 'golden boys' apprehended before you're charged with withholding evidence.

      Webb, in referring to the three Navy retirees as "golden boys," is alluding to the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls. Interestingly, Borgnine is mentioned by name in one of the first-season episodes of The Golden Girls called "On Golden Girls".

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