List of JAG episodes

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JAG (U.S. military acronym for Judge Advocate General[1]) is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television (now CBS Television Studios).[2][3] The first season was co-produced with NBC Productions.

Originally perceived as a Top Gun meets A Few Good Men hybrid series,[4] the pilot episode of JAG first aired on NBC on September 23, 1995, but the series was later canceled on May 22, 1996, after finishing 79th in the ratings, leaving one episode unaired. Rival network CBS picked up the series for a midseason replacement, beginning on January 3, 1997. For several seasons, JAG climbed in the ratings and was on the air for nine additional seasons. JAG furthermore spawned the hit series NCIS, which in turn spun off NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.

In total, 227 episodes were produced over 10 seasons. At the time of the original airing of its fifth season in the United States, JAG was seen in over 90 countries worldwide.[5] JAG entered syndication early in 1999.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 22 September 23, 1995 (1995-09-23) May 22, 1996 (1996-05-22)
2 15 January 3, 1997 (1997-01-03) April 18, 1997 (1997-04-18)
3 24 September 23, 1997 (1997-09-23) May 19, 1998 (1998-05-19)
4 24 September 22, 1998 (1998-09-22) May 25, 1999 (1999-05-25)
5 25 September 21, 1999 (1999-09-21) May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
6 24 October 3, 2000 (2000-10-03) May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
7 24 September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25) May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)
8 24 September 24, 2002 (2002-09-24) May 20, 2003 (2003-05-20)
9 23 September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26) May 21, 2004 (2004-05-21)
10 22 September 24, 2004 (2004-09-24) April 29, 2005 (2005-04-29)


Season 1 (1995–96)

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1/2 1/2 "A New Life" Donald P. Bellisario Donald P. Bellisario September 23, 1995 001/002
When a female US Navy F-14 Radar Intercept Officer is killed at sea, Lt. Harmon Rabb and his partner Lt. (j.g.) Caitlin "Kate" Pike must find out who tossed her overboard. The episode takes place aboard the fictional carrier USS Seahawk (usually depicted in the series by the real life USS Enterprise (CVN-65)). It includes the first appearance of Bud Roberts (played by Patrick Labyorteaux) as the Seahawk's Public Relations Officer. This episode also includes the first appearance of Michael Bellisario, who would later play the character of Mike "Mikey" Roberts, Bud Roberts's younger brother, although at this point he is the little boy named Antonio in the small boat in the opening scene. Harm flies as RIO for Captain Boone, and miraculously pilots the F-14 on a landing when Boone is injured.
3 3 "Shadow" Donald P. Bellisario Donald P. Bellisario September 30, 1995 003
Harm and his new partner Ltjg. Meg Austin must prevent a civilian contractor from using a new experimental torpedo to sink a cruise ship.
4 4 "Desert Son" Joe Napolitano Teleplay: Donald P. Bellisario, Robert Crais and Evan Katz
Story: Robert Crais
October 7, 1995 005
When the rebellious son of a former Commandant of the Marine Corps is accused of injuring several fellow Marines during an exercise, Harm and Meg must discover if the young man is truly responsible.
5 5 "Déjà Vu" Doug Lefler Evan Katz October 21, 1995 004
Harm's past comes back to haunt him while he and Meg investigate a series of murders at Arlington National Cemetery.
6 6 "Pilot Error" Les Landau Teleplay: Jack Orman, Robert Cochran & Donald P. Bellisario
Story: Jack Orman
November 4, 1995 007
When one of Harm's friends is killed testing a new type of auto-navigation system, he and Meg must determine whether it was pilot error or a mechanical failure.
7 7 "War Cries" Duwayne Dunham R. Scott Gemmill November 11, 1995 008
A Peruvian boy is killed inside the U.S. Embassy in Lima, and Harm and Meg must determine his intent before the country explodes in anger.
8 8 "Brig Break" Jim Johnston Teleplay: Reuben Leder and Robert Cochran
Story: Robert Cochran
December 2, 1995 006
Meg is taken hostage during a "brig break", but Harm suspects that the target is much larger than just one prisoner.
9 9 "Scimitar" John McPherson Robert Cochran December 9, 1995 010
A Marine Humvee crosses into Iraqi territory, and Harm and Meg are sent to defend the surviving crew member in an Iraqi court. Harm is also given a secondary task – help the Marine escape regardless of the trial's outcome.
10 10 "Boot" Jim Johnston Lucian K. Truscott IV January 6, 1996 012
Meg goes undercover as an enlisted boot camp recruit at Parris Island after a USMC recruit is found dead and suspicion falls on the drill instructors. This episode was supposed to be aired after "Defensive Action" (since Harm already got his promotion, and that case is referenced in the beginning).
11 11 "Sightings" Tom Del Ruth Evan Katz January 13, 1996 009
A little girl goes missing and Harm and Meg go looking for her around a closed naval airfield in Texas where several "UFO sightings" have been reported.
12 12 "The Brotherhood" Michael Zinberg R. Scott Gemmill & Donald P. Bellisario February 3, 1996 013
When a Marine is found unconscious on a beach, Harm and Meg get drawn into a "turf war" between the Marines and a prominent L.A. street gang.
13 13 "Defensive Action" Ray Austin Terry Curtis Fox March 13, 1996 011
Newly promoted LCdr. Rabb must defend the CAG, Capt. Boone (Terry O'Quinn,) when he is accused of shooting down a Serbian helicopter.
14 14 "Smoked" Jim Johnston Donald P. Bellisario March 20, 1996 014
A lightning-damaged Tomcat makes an emergency landing in Cuba, so Harm and Meg go there to try to "talk" it back before the Cubans have a chance to download the avionics and sell them to Iran. There is a new JAG, Rear Admiral A. J. Chegwidden, a former Navy SEAL.
15 15 "Hemlock" Jim Johnston Teleplay: Jack Orman & Donald P. Bellisario
Story: Robert Cochran, Jack Orman and Donald P. Bellisario
March 27, 1996 015
After having received a mysterious message on the fax machine, Meg is critically wounded by an assassin, posing as a Commander in the British Royal Navy. The assassin’s real target is Russian President Boris Yeltsin who is secretly coming to the United States to sign a treaty. Oliver North makes a guest appearance.
16 16 "High Ground" Ray Austin Robert L. McCullough & Greg Strangis April 3, 1996 016
A top Marine sniper refuses to be deployed to Bosnia and goes AWOL after being accused of trying to kill his CO.
17 17 "Black Ops" Ray Austin Teleplay: Greg Strangis & Robert L. McCullough
Story: Peter Lance, Greg Strangis & Robert McCullough
April 10, 1996 017
A pilot and son of a female U.S. Senator attached to a team of SEALs dies, apparently due to negligence on the part of the SEALs. The Senator initially wants to put the blame on the SEALs, but Admiral Chegwidden and Harm finds that the real cause of the pilot's death lies elsewhere.
18 18 "Survivors" Greg Beeman Teleplay: R. Scott Gemmill, Donald P. Bellisario and Jack Orman
Story: R. Scott Gemmill
April 17, 1996 018
A Marine Colonel believes his son is the reincarnation of his Vietnam War comrade, so he kidnaps the child amidst child custody court proceedings to fulfill an old promise.
19 19 "Recovery" Joe Napolitano Jack Orman May 1, 1996 019
An emergency procedures drill during a Space Shuttle "dry run" goes wrong when a cable breaks and an astronaut falls to his death. Harm and Meg have to determine if it was sabotage before the shuttle goes up.
20 20 "The Prisoner" Michael Zinberg Evan Katz May 8, 1996 020
While in Hong Kong (one year before the transfer of sovereignty from Britain), Harm is kidnapped by the Chinese and interrogated about anticipated American reaction should China try to take the Matsu Islands by force. While imprisoned, Harm believes the man in the cell next to him is his missing father.
21 21 "Ares" Ray Austin Eric Hall and Jack Orman May 22, 1996 021
When the computerized Aegis Combat System onboard a U.S. destroyer suddenly malfunctions, Harm, Kate and Meg have to figure out how to keep it from falling into North Korean hands.
22 22 "Skeleton Crew" Donald P. Bellisario Donald P. Bellisario TBA 022

An old friend of Harm's turns up dead, and the prime suspect in her death also dies under mysterious circumstances, so Harm falls under suspicion of murder by the NCIS agent in charge. It includes the second appearance of Bud Roberts (played by Patrick Labyorteaux) as the Seahawk's Public Relations Officer.

NBC did not air the episode at the time, and the basic storyline and most of the original shooting (including Andrea Thompson's parts) were later recycled in "Death Watch" (episode 3.19). NBC never aired this episode due to cutting the show from their lineup. This episode was aired by the USA network when the show went into syndication reruns. When CBS picked up the show, not all the characters came with it; as such, the second part of the story was never made, and the "Death Watch" episode takes the story in a different direction. (It is assumed that the XO was the real stalker/murderer.)

Season 2 (1997)

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23 1 "We the People" Les Landau Donald P. Bellisario January 3, 1997 025
After having received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions in the pilot episode at a White House ceremony, Harm and his new partner, Major Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, investigate when Marine Colonel Matthew O'Hara and Medal of Honor recipient (who turns out to be Mac's uncle) steals the Declaration of Independence for ransom. The concluding scene shows a brief snippet of a trial. This episode contains the first appearance of CIA agent Clayton Webb.
24 2 "Secrets" Ray Austin Tom Towler January 10, 1997 028
A Marine corporal, whom Admiral Chegwidden prosecuted more than eight years ago, escapes from the brig in Groton, Connecticut, and takes the admiral, Mac, and Bud as hostages in the admiral's office. He demands a retrial here and now in the admiral's office; a court had convicted him of giving classified information about the Patriot missile system to Israel. Harm and Special Agent Clayton Webb work from the outside to rescue them without killing the corporal. They also must be wary of CIA operative Gail Osborne, who may try to prevent a revelation of the truth about the corporal's case.
25 3 "Jinx" Jerry Jameson Jack Orman January 17, 1997 027
Harm must prove that an F-14 squadron that accidentally bombed a mosque during Operation Desert Storm is not "jinxed" after a mid-air accident kills his best friend.
26 4 "Heroes" Tony Wharmby R. Scott Gemmill January 24, 1997 026
Harm and Mac engage in a tense courtroom battle when a Navy SEAL is accused of murdering his friend during a mission, and Harm goes way overboard to prove a point about firearms, firing a machine gun the court room. This is the first episode of the series in which a trial takes place in the JAG HQ courtroom.
27 5 "Crossing the Line" Tony Wharmby Stephen Zito January 31, 1997 029
Harm and Mac face political pressure when a female pilot accuses Captain Boone of sexual harassment, the CAG says she's simply a bad aviator, and a prominent Congresswoman intervenes in the investigation. First appearance of Lieutenant Elizabeth "Skates" Hawkes.
28 6 "Trinity" Alan J. Levi Jack Orman February 7, 1997 024
The infant son of a female U.S. Navy officer (daughter of CINCPAC) is kidnapped from a submarine base in Scotland and the evidence implicates the boy's father, an Irish Republican Army leader. Harm and Mac are assigned to work with the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Belfast to help get the child back, but the local cop is hiding a vengeful secret.
29 7 "Ghosts" Ray Austin Teleplay: R. Scott Gemmill
Story: Brian Nelson and R. Scott Gemmill
February 14, 1997 030
Admiral Chegwidden's life is in danger when the last surviving members of his SEAL team from the Vietnam War is killed and it appears someone is eliminating the witnesses to an atrocity committed 30 years earlier.
30 8 "Full Engagement" Alan J. Levi Jack Orman February 21, 1997 031
When Harm's Stearman biplane crashes in the Appalachian Mountains, he and Mac must avoid poachers who killed a game warden and do not want to leave any witnesses.
31 9 "Washington Holiday" Joe Napolitano Stephen Zito February 28, 1997 032
Harm is assigned to escort a Romanian Princess while her father the King is in D.C. to request Romania be admitted to NATO, as an assassin closes in on all of them. (Note: In real life, Romania is not a monarchy but it did join NATO seven years after this episode's airdate). Stars Nanci Chambers who later would act as Lieutenant Loren Singer.
32 10 "The Game of Go" Ray Austin Tom Towler February 28, 1997 023
Harm and a Colombian drug lord play a high-stakes game of "Go", with the prize being a Marine that was left behind during a covert mission, as Webb and the JAG team once again butt heads.
33 11 "Force Recon" Alan J. Levi Teleplay: Tom Towler and Stephen Zito
Story: Tom Towler and R. Scott Gemmill
March 7, 1997 033
Harm goes undercover as a Gunny for a Marine Force Recon Squad at Camp Pendelton, while Mac and Bud investigate whether their Captain (known as The Duke like John Wayne) is using unsafe techniques as a means of hardening his men for unexpected combat conditions.
34 12 "The Guardian" Michael Schultz Jack Orman March 28, 1997 035
Harm and Mac defend a homeless former Navy SEAL who is accused of killing three men while thwarting a convenience store robbery.
35 13 "Code Blue" Tony Wharmby R. Scott Gemmill April 4, 1997 036
When Hamas takes over the hospital where an Israeli diplomat is undergoing a heart transplant, an injured Harm becomes the FBI's inside man to thwart the terrorists. This episode shows Mac speaking fluent Farsi.
36 14 "Cowboys & Cossacks" Tony Wharmby R. Scott Gemmill April 11, 1997 034

A joint exercise between American and Russian naval forces becomes deadly when the two captains decide to settle their Cold War grudges, trapping Harm, Mac and Bud in the middle. This episode shows Mac can speak at least a little Russian.

To simulate the explosion of the Russian ship, real footage from the Falklands War (1982) was used. It shows HMS Ardent blowing up during the attempt to defuse an aircraft dropped bomb.
37 15 "Rendezvous" Duwayne Dunham Craig Tepper April 18, 1997 037
Mac's past clouds her judgment while she defends an abusive Chief Petty Officer accused of killing his wife's boyfriend.

Season 3 (1997–98)

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38 1 "Ghost Ship" Donald P. Bellisario Teleplay: Donald P. Bellisario
Story: Rear Admiral Paul T. Gillcrist and Donald P. Bellisario
September 23, 1997 039
After a skeleton is discovered in the hull of the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12), Harm becomes obsessed with discovering a link between the body and his missing father.
39 2 "The Court-Martial of Sandra Gilbert" Alan J. Levi Stephen Zito September 30, 1997 040
The trial of a Marine pilot accused of fraternization is complicated when an activist female Congressman interferes in the name of "fairness".
40 3 "The Good of the Service" Alan J. Levi Larry Moskowitz October 7, 1997 038
Harm and Mac must face the Admiral in court when he defends a Marine Colonel who disobeyed orders in rescuing his team from a Haitian warlord. Mac is doubly concerned because she and the Colonel used to be lovers.
41 4 "Blind Side" Tony Wharmby Dana Coen October 14, 1997 041
When a training accident kills two civilians, Harm may have to end the career of his mentor to save the pilot from taking the fall. Guest-starring Sarah Silverman as Lt. Schipperelli.
42 5 "King of the Fleas" Tony Wharmby Dana Coen October 21, 1997 043
A paraplegic Vietnam vet comes to JAG HQ and confesses to a murder, but the situation is complicated by the possibility that the man knows something about what happened to Harm's father.
43 6 "Vanished" Alan J. Levi R. Scott Gemmill October 28, 1997 042
When a fully armed F-14 disappears without a trace, Harm and Mac must determine what happened to the plane and its pilot.
44 7 "Against All Enemies" Joe Napolitano Alex Davidson November 4, 1997 044
When the U.S. is accused of shooting down a North Korean civilian plane, Harm, Mac and Bud must work to find the truth before the North Koreans sink a U.S. salvage vessel in retaliation.
45 8 "Above and Beyond" Tony Wharmby Paul Levine November 11, 1997 045
Lt. Rivers, a SEAL up for the Medal of Honor for rescuing a Washington diplomat from Hezbollah, may not get the award when evidence shows that he may have left one of his men behind on the mission. Rivers refuses to clarify the matter one way or the other. Guest-starring Montel Williams as Lt. Rivers, incorporating news archive footage of Bill Clinton at an award ceremony. Bud gets drunk and sings the Tom Jones song, "Delilah".
46 9 "Impact" Paul Schneider R. Scott Gemmill November 18, 1997 046
Harm and Bud encounter resistance when investigating the mid-air collision between a Marine helicopter and an "unknown" aircraft. Meanwhile, Mac leaves JAG for civilian practice at her boyfriend's law firm.
47 10 "People v. Rabb" Greg Beeman Larry Moskowitz November 25, 1997 047
A member of the Russian mafia is shot as Harm attempts to buy information pertaining to the whereabouts of his father, and Harm is accused of murdering him and now-civilian Mac must defend him. In the end, Harm receives a photo of his father in Russia and Mac returns to JAG.
48 11 "Defenseless" Tony Wharmby Kimberly Costello December 9, 1997 048
Harm and Mac work to defend a Navy Ensign who claims she killed a Turkish military attaché because she believed he was going to hurt her. At first Harm does not entirely believe Ensign Lang's story, but gradually becomes so convinced he rejects Chegwidden's advice to give in to political pressure and take the case.
49 12 "Someone to Watch over Annie" Greg Beeman Stephen Zito January 6, 1998 049
Harm tries to protect Annie Pendry (his best friend's widow in "Pilot Error") and her son, Josh, when he witnesses a murder on a class field trip to Andrews Air Force Base. A German weapons buyer for Saddam Hussein puts out a hit on the kid, then later kidnaps him. This is the second episode in a row in which Harm takes a woman to his apartment after she gets shot at her house.
50 13 "With Intent to Die" Winrich Kolbe Larry Moskowitz January 13, 1998 050
When an old mentor of Admiral Chegwidden's dies during a hunting trip with the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the coroner concludes it was suicide but Chegwidden remains convinced it was murder and starts his own investigation.
51 14 "Father's Day" Tony Wharmby Dana Coen February 3, 1998 051
A marine corporal accused of dereliction of duty steals a tank and engages the military in a stand-off because a conviction will guarantee that he will lose custody of his son. Donald P. Bellisario has an uncredited cameo in this episode as the guest of honor to a Quantum Leap convention at the Treetop Inn.
52 15 "Yesterday's Heroes" Greg Beeman R. Scott Gemmill February 24, 1998 052
Harm and Mac encounter three WWII vets engaged in a guerrilla war with a South American drug kingpin. At Mac's suggestion, Bud goes to Naples, Florida, to meet Harriet's parents.
53 16 "Chains of Command" Tony Wharmby Stephen Zito March 3, 1998 053
A Chief aboard the USS Seahawk is accused of sexual harassment. He hires a civilian lawyer, Dalton Lowne (Mac's boyfriend), to defend him. The case becomes personal for Mac when Dalton shows up at her apartment to steal confidential information from her. At the end, the major trio sing the song, "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted".
54 17 "The Stalker" Scott Brazil Larry Moskowitz March 17, 1998 054
After her ex-boyfriend is gunned down, Mac tries to stay one step ahead of someone who is determined to get her. The Admiral's daughter, Francesca, from Italy pays a visit.
55 18 "Tiger, Tiger" Tony Wharmby Thom Parham March 24, 1998 055
A "Tiger" cruise for Navy personnel and their kids turns deadly serious when Cuban terrorists seize the ship. Harm prevents the terrorists from using the ship's weapons to assassinate Fidel Castro while ensuring the hostages are not hurt. Harm brought along Annie's son Josh on the cruise without telling Annie about it. At the end of the episode, Bud proposes to Harriet almost at the same time Annie dumps Harm.
56 19 "Death Watch" Donald P. Bellisario Donald P. Bellisario March 31, 1998 057
Harm's mental state becomes questionable when he starts having flashbacks about Lt. Schonke, who was murdered and the case closed when the prime suspect committed suicide. Mac finally learns of the woman who looked just like her.
57 20 "The Imposter" Alan J. Levi R. Scott Gemmill April 21, 1998 058
Disgraced ex-spy Special Agent Clark Palmer assumes Harm's identity to kill a key witness in a trial that Harm and Mac are prosecuting, leaving Harm to die in his booby-trapped apartment. Bud gives Harriet a ring.
58 21 "The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse" Alan J. Levi Dana Coen April 28, 1998 056
A Navajo medicine woman refuses to believe the coffin the Marines brought actually has the remains of her brother-in-law, a WWII Navajo code talker. The people also refuse to allow DNA testing and are opposed to the Navy naming a ship after Jimmy Blackhorse. It isn't until Harm and Mac go to New Zealand to find Jimmy Blackhorse Jr. that the medicine woman accepts the remains, as well as a suggestion to name the ship after one of Blackhorse's comrades. Harm also quits smoking cigars in this episode.
59 22 "Clipped Wings" Tony Wharmby Stephen Zito May 5, 1998 059
When an F-14 clips an Italian helicopter, killing 6 people, Harm and Mac must face each other in court and an Italian government eager to prosecute the pilot themselves. With the help of Francesca (Chegwidden's daughter), Harm finds a teenage girl who piloted the craft that actually collided with the F-14, a small plane she flew without her father's permission. The episode was aired three months after American pilots clipped the cables supporting a cable car near Cavalese, Italy, killing 20.
60 23 "Wedding Bell Blues" Alan J. Levi Teleplay: R. Scott Gemmill & Stephen Zito
Story: Larry Moskowitz
May 12, 1998 060
Bud and Harriet's wedding preparations are complicated when Harriet's domineering mother tries to take over the planning and brings her to the strip club for her bachelorette party. The wedding plans are further derailed when Harm — who is to be Bud's best man and commander of the honor guard at the wedding — loses his dress whites due to a mix-up at the laundromat and then a chain of events at Bud's bachelor party ends in a mass brawl that lands Harm, Bud and the Admiral in the lock-up. Meanwhile, Bud Jr. is concerned that his father Bud Sr. is abusive of his younger brother, Mikey, whom he believes does not want to enlist in the Navy against their father's wishes. After getting out of jail, Bud Jr. marries Harriet in a military wedding concluding with an honor guard commanded by Harm.
61 24 "To Russia with Love" Tony Wharmby Larry Moskowitz & Donald P. Bellisario May 19, 1998 061
Harm receives a picture which suggests that after Vietnam his father was sent to Siberia. Harm requests leave to California, which Chegwidden immediately suspects is really to go to Russia. Chegwidden reluctantly grants the leave and sends Mac along with Harm. After visiting his mother in California, Harm proceeds to Russia, where he is assisted by a taxi driver named Alexei who claims to be loyal only to the highest bidder. In Russia, Harm and Mac once again encounter "Falcon" (Sokol) and Colonel Parlovsky. The trail points to Lubyanka. Harm and Mac steal a MIG-29 to go to Lubyanka, but before they can go far, they are chased and fired upon, and the season closes with a cliffhanger.

Season 4 (1998–99)

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62 1 "Gypsy Eyes" Tony Wharmby Donald P. Bellisario September 22, 1998 064
With a voice-over, Harm updates the viewer on his search for his father up to the previous episode. The Russians claim Harm and Mac died while on a demo ride in a MIG-29. The truth is they punched out before the plane went down. They encounter a Gypsy brother and sister, Vasya and Rusza, who take them by wagon to a train station and dress them up as gypsies. Rusza has a vision in which Russian soldiers rape her and kill Harm before he can save her. Harm is convinced the vision will not come true. At the train station, before Harm and Mac can get on the train to Lubyanka, they are detected by Falcon. After some hesitation, they decide to trust him and let him take them back to Moscow, where they find Chegwidden, Agent Webb and Alexei, who is in reality a double agent most loyal to the CIA, who pay him best. Harm and Mac finally arrive in Svischevo, where they meet a woman who cared for Harm Sr. after he escaped from Vorkuta. The woman tells a story which is the same as Rusza's vision, except with Harm Sr. instead of Harm Jr., and herself instead of Rusza. The woman says Harm Sr. died and was buried in the Taiga.
63 2 "Embassy" Alan J. Levi R. Scott Gemmill September 29, 1998 063
A covert investigation during a party at the Sudanese embassy becomes a life-or-death struggle when a rebel group seizes the building with Harm and Mac trapped inside, along with an influential Sudanese pacifist who has been kidnapped.
64 3 "Innocence" Tony Wharmby Dana Coen October 6, 1998 062
When Ensign Guitry (Sean Murray) is accused of raping a Japanese woman, Harm and Mac must struggle with both the Japanese legal system and reluctant witnesses to clear the young man who has a life imprisonment sentence awaiting him if he's found guilty.
65 4 "Going After Francesca" Alan J. Levi Stephen Zito October 13, 1998 065
Harm and the Admiral must rescue Chegwidden's daughter Francesca ("The Stalker") from the Mafia while preventing the sale of stolen Navy missiles to Iran.
66 5 "The Martin Baker Fan Club" Tony Wharmby Dana Coen October 20, 1998 066
Roscoe Martin ("King Of The Fleas") and three other patients at a V.A. hospital escape and hide out at Harm's apartment. But the reason for Roscoe's actions may lie in the way traumatized patients are treated.
67 6 "Act of Terror" Alan J. Levi Larry Moskowitz October 27, 1998 067
When a Marine guard executes a suspected terrorist on national television, it seems like an easy win for Mac. But when Harm is replaced by a civilian defense attorney and other discrepancies crop up, the case quickly becomes a tangled web involving the CIA and an ultra-conservative American defense contractor.
68 7 "Angels 30" Tony Wharmby R. Scott Gemmill November 3, 1998 068
After a pilot claims that God told him not to shoot down an Iraqi fighter, Mac and a skeptical Harm search for a more earthly explanation.
69 8 "Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington" Jeannot Szwarc Stephen Zito November 10, 1998 069
Harm is asked to assist in a Congressional investigation into whether the U.S. military used Sarin gas during the Gulf War on Americans who were making chemical weapons for Saddam Hussein. At the same time, Mac's ex-husband Chris shows up looking for money and Royal Australian Navy Lt. Commander Mic Brumby joins the office.
70 9 "People v. Mac" Tony Wharmby Larry Moskowitz November 17, 1998 070
Chris is found dead, Harm (representing Mac) and Mic (representing Mac's mentor and lover, Lt. Colonel John Farrow) clash when Mic's defense strategy places the blame on Mac. Farrow claims he deliberately killed Chris, while Mac claims that she killed Chris. Chris' bookie testifies that Mac accidentally killed Chris when he pulled a gun on her. Cmdr. Lindsey leads the military's prosecution and permanently alienates himself from the JAG regulars.
71 10 "The Black Jet" Jeannot Szwarc David Zabel November 24, 1998 071
An investigation into the crash of a Stealth fighter piloted by Harm's friend, Lt. Commander Jack Keeter, in Iran turns into a secret recovery op when Harm and Mac learn the plane is intact and hidden. Webb suggests Harm and Mac break Keeter out of jail and transport him to Turkey. Chegwidden doesn't like that idea, so instead Marines are sent to get them.
72 11 "Jaggle Bells" Greg Beeman R. Scott Gemmill December 15, 1998 072
A sudden appearance by Mac's "little sister", a Navy psychiatrist (Susan Haskell) accused of DUI and a snowstorm in Washington D.C. create a chaotic atmosphere at JAG HQ. Mac's sister turns out to be the daughter of a submariner who'd been presumed dead. Chegwidden tries in vain to get a plane to Italy to see his daughter. After failing to get a commercial plane, Bud gets him a spot on a C-130.
73 12 "Dungaree Justice" Hugo Cortina David Zabel January 12, 1999 073
A civilian bar owner is severely beaten by three sailors, who claim the man raped a female shipmate, Lopez. But it turns out that the man is actually impotent due to an injury he suffered in Vietnam. Harm and Mac eventually discover Lopez was left at the bar by herself, and that all the bar owner did was to take her to the backseat of her car, where she was later raped by one of her shipmates. The episode's last couple of minutes are a preview of the next episode.
74 13 "War Stories" Greg Beeman Dana Coen January 13, 1999 074
A hostage situation on the Balkans gone bad results in the SEAL team being blamed for their deaths. Mac and Bud are assigned to defend their team leader, Commander Risnicki, but Risnicki is wary of Bud's lack of experience. While on mandatory leave, and with Harm at the helm at JAG HQ, Admiral Chegwidden gets roped into the world of being a technical advisor for the film Field of Gold, which is a Navy-themed action adventure with a court-martial.
75 14 "Webb of Lies" Mark Horowitz R. Scott Gemmill February 9, 1999 075
When CIA Agent Clayton Webb is supposedly killed, Harm and Mac must once again face off with Clark Palmer, who is trying to acquire the high-tech Japanese weapons system Webb was carrying.
76 15 "Rivers' Run" Greg Beeman Larry Moskowitz February 16, 1999 076
When Lt. Rivers ("Above And Beyond") seemingly kills a 14-year-old boy during a training exercise, Harm and Mac must defend him before a "kangaroo court" of government separatists. The SEALs were diverted from their normal training ground in an effort by FBI agent Al Grenin to involve them in the hunt for fugitive Warren Toobin. Harriet Simms is promoted to the grade of Lieutenant (junior grade).
77 16 "Silent Service" Alan J. Levi Dana Coen February 23, 1999 077
A series of mishaps aboard a Navy submarine require a squabbling Harm and Mac to share very close quarters. But when the mishaps become fatal, the two put aside their differences and figure out who is trying to injure the crew. Harm figures out that it's the ship's chief medical officer, whose service record includes three incidents in which he cured relatively rare diseases.
78 17 "Nobody's Child" Tony Wharmby Stephen Zito March 2, 1999 078
The unidentified body of a young girl strikes a nerve in Harm, and he pulls out all the stops to find out who she was and why someone killed her, as Harriet deals with her own emotions regarding the case. Bud is given his lawyer insignia. Harm and Lt. Coulter (Trisha Yearwood) go to Maryland where they identify the dead girl and find her sister. The end of the episode gave the phone number for the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.
79 18 "Shakedown" Alan J. Levi R. Scott Gemmill March 30, 1999 079
The installation of new systems on the USS Coral Sea causes a blackout during combat operations and Harm and Mac are dispatched to investigate. Harm suspects the civilian hazmat technician Newman, while Mac suspects another civilian technician, the electrician Yarbrough. There is a big power outage and one million dollars are stolen from the ship's disbursing office in a joint plan by both men. Harm has a Navy psychiatrist examine the little girl he and Coulter discovered in the previous episode.
80 19 "The Adversaries" Tony Wharmby Teleplay: Larry Moskowitz
Story: Dana Coen and Larry Moskowitz
April 13, 1999 080
After being promoted, Bud's first case as an attorney is defending his father "Big Bud" Roberts from charges of fraud and larceny, with Harm as the prosecutor. Bud Jr. gets the charges against his father dismissed at the Article 32 hearing, but out of court Harm orders Bud Sr. to never tell his son the truth and he won't either. This episode was dedicated to the memory of Edward S. Vance.
81 20 "Second Sight" Terrence O'Hara Dana Coen April 27, 1999 081
Mac has trouble dealing with her resentment for her father who is about to die, while Harm undergoes laser surgery to correct his vision and possibly return him to flying. At the end, Mac's mother shows up and tells her what she did after leaving her with her father. Harm's civilian doctor tells him that he was misdiagnosed with night blindness and that his actual vision problem can be corrected with laser eye surgery. Chegwidden and Roberts video conference with the CNO, who is at sea.
82 21 "Wilderness of Mirrors" Alan J. Levi Paul Levine May 4, 1999 082
Agent Clark Palmer pretends to be Harm's father and makes him think he's hallucinating. Palmer kidnaps Jordan. The Admiral enlists the help of Bud, Mac, and Mic while preparing to argue a case before the Supreme Court, with Bud as mock Chief Justice.
83 22 "Soul Searching" Jeannot Szwarc Donald P. Bellisario May 11, 1999 083
Admiral Chegwidden and Clayton Webb go to Italy to rescue Webb's mentor (who saved Chegwidden's life in Vietnam) from Italian terrorists who are going to sell him to Serbian extremists if they can't get him free in time. At home, Harm deals with the loss of his Corvette while Bud and Harriet shop for a family vehicle.
84 23 "Yeah, Baby" Alan J. Levi R. Scott Gemmill May 18, 1999 084
Harm puts in his paperwork to return to flight status, and the SECNAV approves because he wants Harm out of Washington. Bud prosecutes a Marine sergeant who got herself pregnant by a subordinate, and she goes into labor at the same time as Harriet. On the steps of JAG, Harm and Mac agree to come together for a child in 5 years if they're both still single (this pact begins to be realized in episode 9:23).
85 24 "Goodbyes" Jeannot Szwarc Stephen Zito May 25, 1999 085
Charlie Lynch ("Nobody's Child") resurfaces and threatens the twin sister of the girl he killed. Harm tracks Lynch down to a ship he used to serve on and gets him to release Dar-lin before killing him. After saying goodbye to the little girl, Harm returns to JAG where Chegwidden tells him he has orders for Florida and gives him one last chance to cancel those orders and stay at JAG. Harm declines and leaves, especially after receiving F-14 manuals from Skates. After Bellisario's credit, the phone number 1-800-THE-LOST was put on screen.

Season 5 (1999–2000)

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86 1 "King of the Greenie Board" Alan J. Levi John Schulian September 21, 1999 086
Harm's back flying a Tomcat with Skates as his RIO, however, Lt. Buxton, a hot-shot pilot, is making things difficult for him. Mac is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Mac's case involving a Marine who drank too much before testing a new weapons system brings a new member to the office. At the end of the episode, Lt. Buxton fires on what he believes are Serbian armoured vehicles. Back on the carrier, Buxton is confronted by a Russian officer who tells him he in fact blew up a Russian armoured vehicles.
87 2 "Rules of Engagement" Jeannot Szwarc Ed Zuckerman September 28, 1999 087
Lt. Buxton forces Harm to defend him in the court martial for the Russian truck he destroyed in the previous episode. Mic joins Harm on the defense team, while Mac and Bud prosecute.
88 3 "True Callings" Alan J. Levi Teleplay: Ed Zuckerman & John Schulian
Story: Ed Zuckerman, John Schulian and Rear Admiral Paul T. Gillcrist
October 5, 1999 088
Harm's career as a pilot is in jeopardy because of his long legal career, while a mission over Serbia turns into a crisis when his wingman's plane is crippled. Harm uses his F-14's windscreen and his wingman's tailhook to push him back to the USS Patrick Henry, saving his wingman's life (this is based on an actual historical event known as Pardo's Push: a title card at the end of the episode explains that "On March 10th, 1967, U.S. Air Force Captain Robert Pardo used his F-4 Phantom to push a fellow American's badly damaged jet from North Vietnam into friendly territory."). Harm also provides encouragement and support to his RIO Skates, who is suffering from panic attacks from flying. Back at the office, Bud, Tiner, and Gunny seek to curry the Admiral's favor by procuring tickets to a Limp Bizkit concert.
89 4 "The Return" Greg Beeman Larry Moskowitz October 12, 1999 089
Harm's return to JAG is rocky, as his first case is to defend the SECNAV's son for disobeying an order during a refuelling, and he deals with a sympathetic SECNAV and the unyielding ship captain who was being tough on his son.
90 5 "Front and Center" Alan Myerson Dana Coen October 19, 1999 090
When a Marine corporal goes AWOL rather than testify at an attempted rape trial, Harm and Mac must discover his secret, Harm is awarded his second Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions in "True Callings".
91 6 "Psychic Warrior" Greg Beeman Paul Levine November 2, 1999 091
While Harm and Mac investigate the death of a Navy officer involved in a "psy-ops" project, Mac must also deal with someone close to her going missing.
92 7 "Rogue" Tony Wharmby Larry Moskowitz November 9, 1999 092
When a security consultant hijacks a Navy submarine and threatens to attack New York, Harm must play cat and mouse with the man to rescue Bud and thwart the attack.
93 8 "The Colonel's Wife" Alan J. Levi John Schulian November 16, 1999 093
A Marine colonel's wife is accused of smuggling drugs, and her weak denials convince Mac that she is guilty.
94 9 "Contemptuous Words" Jeannot Szwarc Ed Zuckerman November 23, 1999 094
Harm's career is on the line when he is accused of writing an editorial highly critical of the President. After Harm is cleared of any wrong doing he receives his promotion to Commander from the SECNAV. Mac deals with a squabble between a late Marine's girlfriend, who wants to use his sperm to have children, and the Marine's estranged wife, who is opposed to such usage.
95 10 "Mishap" Terrence O'Hara Larry Moskowitz November 30, 1999 095
Harm's former RIO, Lt. Elizabeth Hawkes, is charged with causing a "mishap" that crashed an F-14, and Harm defends her at court-martial. Mac prosecutes and returns to her usual character of disliking those just performing their duty.
96 11 "Ghosts of Christmas Past" Alan J. Levi Teleplay: Ed Zuckerman & John Schulian
Story: Donald P. Bellisario
December 14, 1999 096
During his annual visit to the Vietnam Memorial, Harm meets Jenny Lake, a former singer in Bob Hope's USO band, who was there the Christmas his father (in 1969 a pilot on CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga) was shot down. The 1969 timeline is recreated through Harm's interpretation, with actors of the main cast portraying characters from 1969 and seen by Harm as the characters of the 1999 timeline. The episode includes Harm Jr as Harm Senior, Sarah MacKenzie as Jenny Lake, Harriet Sims as Phyllis Diller, Congresswoman Bobby Latham as Diana Ross, Sibel Galindez as Dixie, Mic Brumby as the USS Ticonderoga CAG, Bud Roberts as Lt Gibson (Harm Senior's navigator, shot down with him at the end of the episode), Victor Galindez as Lt Garcia, SecNav Nelson as press photographer Morton Steele, Admiral Chegwidden as CPO Burns, Mikey Roberts as Ensign Everett and Jason Tiner as Lt Bond.
97 12 "Into the Breech" Mark Horowitz Paul Levine January 11, 2000 097
During a "mock trial" of a 10-year-old incident where an unpopular sailor blew up a battleship turret and killed 29 sailors, Harm and Mac's students discover that the man may not have done it. The opening scenes take place aboard the fictional USS Minnesota (BB-65) but the episode is based on an actual turret explosion that occurred aboard battleship USS Iowa on April 19, 1989. The actual explosion was surrounded by controversial testimony, including allegations of a gay relationship between two of the sailors involved (who both lost their lives in the explosion).
98 13 "Life or Death" Tony Wharmby Catherine Stribling January 18, 2000 098
An outcast Marine kills three other Marines, and his capital case is up for its final review. Mac doesn't want to defend him but ends up taking the case, while Harm takes on the prosecution and AJ is reflective because the convicted killer was formerly his client. Harm has dinner with Renee, while the office wishes Mic well as he heads to an Australian deployment in East Timor.
99 14 "Cabin Pressure" Jeannot Szwarc Dana Coen February 1, 2000 099
Harm is trapped below decks with a sailor accused of murder. As the room they're in floods, Harm must find a way for them to escape. The Admiral deals with the slow diminishment of his skills due to age.
100 15 "Boomerang (Part I)" Donald P. Bellisario & Jeannot Szwarc Donald P. Bellisario February 8, 2000 100
In a plot reminiscent of Witness for the Prosecution, Harm, Mac and Bud head Down Under to defend a U.S. Navy deserter accused of killing an Australian sailor and assuming his identity.
101 16 "Boomerang (Part II)" Jeannot Szwarc & Donald P. Bellisario Donald P. Bellisario February 15, 2000 101
The trial takes an unexpected twist when the defendant's wife changes her story. Harm and Mic come to blows over Mac, with Bud being caught in the crossfire and his jaw is broken in the process. Chegwidden is eventually forced to fly to Australia to berate Harm for his involvement. While Bud's kind enough to let the two men off the hook, Chegwidden isn't and prepares to deliver his own punishment against Harm and Mic.
102 17 "People v. Gunny" Terrence O'Hara Larry Moskowitz February 22, 2000 102
Admiral Chegwidden takes the case when Gunny Galindez is accused of "gay-bashing", and one of the key witnesses is Petty Officer Tiner.
103 18 "The Bridge at Kang So Ri" Ian Toynton Ed Zuckerman & Paul Levine February 29, 2000 103
Harm and Mac have to deal with Korean radicals who hijack an Oceanic Airlines passenger plane carrying an army general whom they accuse of ordering a cover-up of a mass murder at a chaotic bridge crossing during the Korean War.
104 19 "Promises" Arthur W. Forney John Schulian March 28, 2000 104
A Navy sailor is charged with desertion, but she claims that her recruiter lied to her about what the service was about. Admiral Chegwidden helps a Naval Aviator friend of his who is facing being grounded for life after he took Viagra before flying. This episode contains the first appearance of Dr. Walden.
105 20 "Drop Zone" Hugo Cortina Larry Moskowitz April 4, 2000 105
When a file implicating a Navy SEAL in the drowning death of a trainee ends up in the hands of Mac, the prosecutor for the case, she is accused of prosecutorial misconduct by Lt. Singer, who is part of the defence. Admiral Chegwidden tries to decide where to take Dr. Walden for a romantic weekend.
106 21 "The Witches of Gulfport" Tony Wharmby Dana Coen April 25, 2000 106
Mac goes undercover to assist in the investigation of a Chief Petty Officer (and local Wiccan leader) accused of sexual misconduct. Mic has his own undercover operation in Australia, but this leads to long-distance romance between him and Mac.
107 22 "Overdue & Presumed Lost" Tony Wharmby John Schulian & Paul Levine May 2, 2000 108
Harm and the Admiral try to prevent a salvage hunter from recovering a submarine that disappeared just before the attack on Pearl Harbor, and find out the sub may have been involved in a long-forgotten conspiracy. Bud defends an overweight sailor who is a computer genius and wants to stay in the Navy.
108 23 "Real Deal Seal" Terrence O'Hara Paul Levine May 9, 2000 107
Lt. Rivers is in trouble again, this time for punching a Congressional candidate and accusing him of pretending to be a SEAL. Rivers complicates things by using Harm as bait in a lethal trap to lure out another phony SEAL. Admiral Chegwidden is the top choice for nomination as a Federal District Judge.
109 24 "Body Talk" Terrence O'Hara Dana Coen May 16, 2000 109
When Harm decides to re-investigate a 10-year-old case of murder, he incurs the wrath of the victim's daughter - Lt. Commander Teresa Coulter ("The Return Of Jimmy Blackhorse").
110 25 "Surface Warfare" Jeannot Szwarc Ed Zuckerman May 23, 2000 110
When Bud's brother nearly shoots a Marine craft during a landing exercise in Key West, it leads to a series of events that gets almost everyone at JAG involved in the case. Mic returns, saying he resigned his commission to come back to Mac.

Season 6 (2000–01)

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111 1 "Legacy (Part I)" Terrence O'Hara Ed Zuckerman & Paul Levine October 3, 2000 111
Harm goes to Russia to assist in modernizing the Russian military justice system, while Mac and Bud prosecute a Navy Commander with selling secrets to the Russians before he is killed by a car bomb along with two Marine guards...
112 2 "Legacy (Part II)" Terrence O'Hara Ed Zuckerman & Paul Levine October 10, 2000 112
Harm's half-brother is accused of a capital crime, while Mac rushes to the scene to prevent an assassination.
113 3 "Florida Straits" Alan J. Levi Dana Coen October 17, 2000 113
A Cuban girl is rescued by a Navy frigate, setting off a dispute between the Captain of the frigate and higher authorities whether the child should be returned to Cuba or be treated as a refugee.
114 4 "Flight Risk" Bradford May Jonathan Robert Kaplan October 24, 2000 114
The crash of a newly modified F-14 Tomcat that kills two aviators leads Harm to investigate the civilian contractor in charge of the project.
115 5 "JAG TV" Scott Brazil Patrick Labyorteaux October 31, 2000 115
Mac is thrown into a vexing situation when her prosecution of a Navy Ensign accused of murder is chosen to be the first televised court-martial, while Harm investigates a sailor on the USS Seahawk who apparently committed suicide by jumping in front of an F-14 during recovery operations.
116 6 "The Princess and the Petty Officer" Alan J. Levi Mark Saraceni November 14, 2000 118
Mac takes her expertise to a Shahada Tribunal (an Islamic court) to defend an Arab princess who eloped with a Navy Petty Officer while Harm defends the princess' husband who smuggled her into the U.S. which throws up a host of problems both personal and political. Meanwhile; Bud and Harriet go in for an eight month ultrasound but there are unexpected complications when Harriet goes into labor.
117 7 "A Separate Peace (Part I)" Jeannot Szwarc Stephen Zito November 21, 2000 116
When RAdm. Tom Boone (Terry O'Quinn) is about to be nominated as commander of the Sixth Fleet and promoted to vice admiral, a letter accusing him of war crimes committed during the Vietnam War might derail his promotion, if not worse. Harm and Mac have just four days to discover the truth.
118 8 "A Separate Peace (Part II)" Terrence O'Hara Stephen Zito November 28, 2000 117
Harm acts as defense counsel for Admiral Boone at his court-martial. Mac acts as trial counsel.
119 9 "Family Secrets" Bradford May Paul Levine December 12, 2000 119
Bud's obsession with blaming the doctor for the death of his second child, Sarah, endangers his career and marriage. Harm decides to tell his mother about his half-brother when he learns Sergei was shot down over Chechnya and taken prisoner.
120 10 "Touch and Go" James Whitmore, Jr. Dana Coen January 9, 2001 120
Harm's former partner Commander Caitlin "Kate" Pike is offered a post at JAG HQ, but rumors in the media that she was sexually harassed by her former CO who is in line to become Naval Inspector General may keep her from taking the job. Bud helps a woman Marine corporal who wants to become a commissioned officer, but a tattoo gets in the way.
121 11 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Hugo Cortina Stephen Zito January 16, 2001 121
Harm takes up the defense of a former Marine drill instructor who is facing a life sentence under a "three strikes" law, while the Admiral is asked to chair the Promotion Board for Captain and Mac is named Acting JAG.
122 12 "Collision Course" Greg Beeman Jonathan Robert Kaplan January 30, 2001 123
When US and Turkish vessels collide during a NATO exercise, Harm and Mac must defend the US commander while political pressure mounts to pin the accident on him. Mikey and Gunny's sister hit it off while she's visiting DC.
123 13 "Miracles" Mark Horowitz Ed Zuckerman February 6, 2001 122
Harm must defend a Marine sergeant major accused of killing his wife. The sergeant major says he was led to her body by the ghost of his Vietnam War unit's chaplain, which draws attention from the Vatican because the chaplain is up for sainthood.
124 14 "Killer Instinct" Jerry London Mark Saraceni February 13, 2001 124
An apparent suicide may be anything but as Harm and Bud look into the inept young sailor's life. Mac defends a Marine who is a bigamist.
125 15 "Iron Coffin" Scott Brazil Paul Levine February 20, 2001 125
Harm is asked to convince a Russian sub captain that a Russian submarine was not sunk by an American sub, but by a design flaw in their VA-111 Shkval torpedo. However, that specific piece of information cannot be relayed because it was collected through sensitive means. Mac is asked to observe a Congressional investigation into why women aren't allowed to serve on submarines (The Ehime Maru and USS Greeneville collision that occurred 11 days earlier is mentioned in this episode.).
126 16 "Retreat, Hell" Jeannot Szwarc Stephen Zito February 27, 2001 126
Gunny's life is threatened when he is asked to transport an old hispanic Marine accused of desertion who served at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir back to Washington, D.C. for court-martial. The Admiral goes on vacation fishing with Gunny's sister as his guide, and Harm is named acting JAG. After falling off the Admiral's chair and hitting his head, Harm begins seeing romantic hallucinations of Mac. Meanwhile, Mic returns, but his plan to be the lawyer for people suing the Navy annoys Harm.
127 17 "Valor" Terrence O'Hara Douglas Stark March 13, 2001 127
After an attempted terrorist attack against a Navy destroyer fails, following the USS Cole bombing, Harm and Mac must determine whether a female Marine found aboard the terrorist's boat assisted the terrorists or not.
128 18 "Liberty" Jeannot Szwarc Larry Moskowitz March 27, 2001 128
Bud's brother Mikey is accused of killing a man in a barroom brawl while on liberty, and Bud must work with his father to clear his name. Mac has to deal with a Marine bulldog with a tendency to escape from his base and impregnate local female dogs. This episode features a cameo appearance of the then real-life Judge Advocate General of the Navy.
129 19 "Salvation" Bradford May Ed Zuckerman April 10, 2001 129
Sergeant Major Krohn ("Miracles") needs Harm's help again when a murder weapon, with his fingerprints on it, shows up at JAG HQ. But a plan by an old adversary of Harm's puts everyone in danger. Bud is assigned to carry the nuclear football for a short period of time.
130 20 "To Walk on Wings" Michael Schultz Teleplay: Paul Levine
Story: Paul Levine and Jonathan Robert Kaplan
April 24, 2001 130
When a Marine Osprey with a Congressional delegation aboard nearly crashes, Harm and Mac must determine who or what is responsible. Harriet learns about a secret love affair between a Marine and his friend's wife.
131 21 "Past Tense" Bradford May Dana Coen May 1, 2001 132
LCdr. Jordan Parker is found dead in her apartment, and Harm is convinced that she was the victim of foul play. RAdm. Chegwidden arranges for his ex-girlfriend's son to enlist in the Navy instead of going to prison.
132 22 "Lifeline" David James Elliott Larry Moskowitz May 8, 2001 131
While the admiral throws an engagement party for Mac and Mic, Harm and Mac reflect on their up-and-down relationship as partners. Harriet is promoted to lieutenant. (David James Elliott directed this episode of JAG; his first time behind the camera)
133 23 "Mutiny" Mark Horowitz Ed Zuckerman & Nelson Costello May 15, 2001 133
Mac deals with her feelings regarding Mic and Harm while preparing a lecture on the attempted mutiny aboard the USS Somers in the 19th Century.
134 24 "Adrift (Part I)" Scott Brazil Stephen Zito & Dana Coen May 22, 2001 134
Mac and Mic's wedding plans are disrupted when Harm's and Skates' F-14 Tomcat goes down during an intense storm and he is lost at sea.

Season 7 (2001–02)

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135 1 "Adrift (Part II)" Bradford May Dana Coen & Stephen Zito September 25, 2001 135
Harm is rescued and Skates revives him in sick bay. His rescue is complicated by amnesia and Mac makes a choice not to set another wedding date. Mic moves out of her apartment, feeling that their relationship is failing. Skates visits Harm at Bethesda Naval Hospital and tells him that she is returning to the fleet. Mac visits Harm at home and they try again to discuss their relationship. Mic rings and tells Mac that he feels that she has made her choice and that he is going back to Australia. Mac follows him to the Dulles airport and just misses him. She phones Harm in tears and he asks her come back to his apartment. However, Renee beats her to it, with the news that her (Renee's) father has died. Harm tells Mac that they can't talk now and she is left in the alley alone, as rain starts to fall.
136 2 "New Gun in Town" Terrence O'Hara Stephen Zito October 2, 2001 136
Mac requests an assignment away from JAG HQ and Harm's Naval Academy classmate, Commander Sturgis Turner, a submariner-turned-lawyer arrives at JAG. Mac's first case is to investigate the disappearance of the JAG officer on the vessel to which she and Gunny are assigned.
137 3 "Measure of Men" Bradford May Dana Coen October 9, 2001 137
When Harm is assigned to defend a Major accused of negligent homicide during a training exercise in bad weather, Mac is forced to confront the feelings from which she is running.
138 4 "Guilt" Greg Beeman David Ehrman October 16, 2001 138
During the transfer of a Marine accused of rape from Indonesian to U.S. custody, the U.S. consulate comes under siege and the Marine NCO in charge is killed. Mac, the senior officer present, provides leadership and leads the evacuation of US citizens before the consulate is overrun. Singer gets on Harm's bad side by attacking Harriet during a trial of a Navy SEAL who killed a dangerous passenger on an airline.
139 5 "Mixed Messages" Scott Brazil Nan Hagan October 23, 2001 139
A friend of Harm who worked at Naval Security Group (cryptography) is killed and evidence indicates that he was passing secrets to the Chinese. Mac is awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her TAD assignment. Meanwhile, she continues to search for a young Indonesian girl whom she befriended during the consulate siege. Guest-star: Gabrielle Carteris.
140 6 "Redemption" James Whitmore, Jr. David Ehrman October 30, 2001 142
Harm faces a possibility of disbarment after his investigation into allegations of fraternization uncovers suspected espionage and he feels compelled to break attorney–client privilege. Child-abuse allegations by a Navy mother against a civilian father elicit help from an unexpected source.
141 7 "Ambush" Bradford May Don McGill November 6, 2001 140
When a Marine disobeys the Rules of engagement and 6 of his men are killed in an ambush, Harm must prove that the man was relying on verbal orders from his commander. Mac has to deal with a high-tech peeping Tom case involving a teenager on a Navy base.
142 8 "Jagathon" Scott Brazil Teleplay: Dana Coen
Story: Dana Coen and J. Jetsyn Tache
November 13, 2001 141
A friendly marathon for charity amongst the staff of JAG office becomes much more than that as grudges and pride come into play. Harm and Mac reconcile their friendship after finishing joint second in the race, behind Sturgis. Harm runs into a man who keeps impersonating Navy officers.
143 9 "Dog Robber (Part I)" Terrence O'Hara Stephen Zito November 20, 2001 143
Admiral Boone is called out of retirement to handle a diplomatic incident when a U.S. PC-3 Orion in the Taiwan Strait collides with a Chinese fighter jet and is then forced to make an emergency landing in China. Mac deals with two Naval Academy midshipmen who staged a duel.
144 10 "Dog Robber (Part II)" Jerry London Stephen Zito November 27, 2001 144
When a Naval aviator, on his own initiative, destroys the captured PC-3 Orion with missiles fired from an F-18 Hornet, Harm has to keep the incident from sparking a conflict between the USA and China. Mac investigates a Marine commander at Marine Corps Combat Development Command who has been accused of sexism and discrimination of female marines.
145 11 "Answered Prayers" Terrence O'Hara Teleplay: Paul Levine
Story: Nan Hagen and Paul Levine
December 11, 2001 145
When Christmas closes the Navy brig, Harm is stuck watching larcenous Petty Officer Jennifer Coates. Bud's brother Mikey is nominated for an appointment to the Naval Academy. Harm gets a wonderful holiday present, courtesy of Clayton Webb. Harm's 1968 Corvette is "stolen" from his garage, only to be brought back to him by Sturgis, who took it to have the new top placed on it.
146 12 "Capital Crime" Richard Compton Don McGill January 8, 2002 146
Mac and Sturgis get involved in the murder of a Navy Commander working for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency which leads to a much larger conspiracy involving Russian nuclear weapons. Caught up in the moment Mac admits to Sturgis that she's in love with Harm but then makes Sturgis promise never to tell another soul. Harm investigates a mishap involving a refueling exercise during bad weather.
147 13 "Code of Conduct" Dennis Smith Dana Coen January 15, 2002 147
Harm must defend a Navy SEAL who, against orders, went back to rescue a team member who was wounded in a firefight, killing another officer. Admiral Chegwidden is asked to resign by the Secretary of the Navy after being caught on tape slapping a loudmouth student at a high school. Chegwidden refuses to resign voluntarily and so has to face an inquiry, led by the Chief of Naval Operations.
148 14 "Odd Man Out" Michael Switzer David Ehrman January 22, 2002 148
Harm and Mac's case involving a medical corpsman accused of killing a Marine is complicated by Bud's appointment to the jury. Sturgis reaches out to help a Navy wife whose husband is on a long submarine deployment. Harm appears to have two tickets to the Super Bowl and his JAG HQ friends wonder how and who he will be taking. Last appearance of RIO Skates.
149 15 "Head to Toe" Terrence O'Hara Dana Coen & Don McGill February 5, 2002 149
Harm and Mac go to Saudi Arabia to defend a female naval aviator who flies C-130 Hercules while serving with the U.S. Air Force but refuses to wear the Abaya when off-base, creating tension between the base commander and a local cleric. Sturgis and Congresswoman Latham have their first dinner date.
150 16 "The Mission" Rod Hardy Stephen Zito February 26, 2002 150
During a mission to brief troops about the new Rules of Engagement, Harm is asked to fly a special bombing mission into Afghanistan. Sturgis works closely with and gets closer to Congresswoman Latham. Singer gets mad when Bud is earmarked for a promotion over her, but Bud's problems in court lead to more trouble for him.
151 17 "Exculpatory Evidence" Harvey S. Laidman Eric A. Morris March 5, 2002 151
Bud is accused of failing to defend his client properly (in "The Mission"), and Mac is the key prosecution witness. The staff try very hard to set up Admiral Chegwidden with a nice woman.
152 18 "Hero Worship" Rod Hardy Teleplay: Don McGill & Dana Coen
Story: Dana Coen
March 12, 2002 152
A fire aboard a Navy destroyer on a training cruise may be the result of negligence or the ship's advanced age. Admiral Chegwidden tries to help an old Medal of Honor recipient from World War II so that he can attend a White House gala.
153 19 "First Casualty" Oz Scott Paul Levine March 26, 2002 153
Harm and Mac are tasked with a delicate case when the President decides to court-martial a reporter who may have revealed a Navy SEAL unit's position in Afghanistan. Bud receives his orders to deploy overseas.
154 20 "Port Chicago" Jeannot Szwarc Don McGill April 9, 2002 154
Sturgis' father asks him to help clear a man who was court-martialed for refusing to return to work after the Port Chicago disaster in World War II. Harriet buys a new home without telling Bud.
155 21 "Tribunal" Mark Horowitz Charles Holland April 30, 2002 155
Harm and Mac go up against the Admiral and Sturgis in the military tribunal of a high-ranking Al-Qaeda member captured in Afghanistan. Mac heads into Afghanistan with Webb to get information on an upcoming Al-Qaeda terror plot. During the Admiral's absence, Singer runs the office and makes no new friends.
156 22 "Defending His Honor" Jeannot Szwarc Lynnie Greene & Richard Levine May 7, 2002 156
When Navy Judge Captain Owen Sebring (Corbin Bernsen) is accused of vehicular manslaughter, Harm must determine if the man's personal life caused him to behave violently on the road. Singer causes trouble between Bud and Harriet.
157 23 "In Country" Hugo Cortina Dana Coen May 14, 2002 157
While "in country" to investigate an attack which killed three civilians, Harm and Mac become trapped overnight in a minefield when their HMMWV leaves the road. Bud's unique approach to interrogations, discussing the Prime Directive from Star Trek with the detainee, produces results. Webb teaches Gunny hard lessons about love and the cost of war.
158 24 "Enemy Below" Bradford May Teleplay: Charles Holland
Story: Donald P. Bellisario
May 21, 2002 158
The clock is ticking as Harm, Mac and Sturgis have to prevent an Iranian diesel-electric submarine, jointly commandeered by an Al-Qaeda terrorist and a vengeful Russian submariner, from launching a dirty nuke cruise missile at an American carrier battle group in the Arabian Sea. During a mission to apologize to an Afghan village whose schoolhouse was accidentally bombed, Bud is left fighting for his life after he steps on a landmine while trying to keep a child safe in a minefield.

Season 8 (2002–03)

The two episodes, "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" in this series introduces the cast who, with the exception of Vivian Blackadder and Don Dobbs, would later go on to appear in the spin-off NCIS.

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159 1 "Critical Condition" Jeannot Szwarc Teleplay: Charles Holland
Story: Donald P. Bellisario and Charles Holland
September 24, 2002 159
As Bud fights for his life in the aftermath of being caught in a landmine while attempting to save a young Afghan boy from a minefield while in Afghanistan with Coates which has left Bud himself badly wounded and near death, the JAG team, having learnt of Bud's accident pause to reflect on what Bud means to them while Harm, Mac and Coates eagerly await the outcome of Bud's surgery and as this happens, back in Washington D.C., both Admiral Chegwidden and Lieutenant Singer testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the "dirty bomb" attack that was stopped in "Enemy Below" with the outcome eventually costing Alexander Nelson his job as SECNAV.
160 2 "The Promised Land" Scott Brazil Dana Coen October 1, 2002 160
Harm and Mac are tasked with defending a Marine who converted to Judaism, deserted his unit after facing prejudice from them and his family and joined the Israeli Army, where he became a hero while Turner and Singer prosecute with Turner eventually becoming the latest, and final, member of the office to finally decide that Singer is irredeemable. As this happens, Bud returns home to begin rehabilitation after losing part of his leg in a landmine while in Afghanistan and is subsequently awarded the Purple Heart.
161 3 "Family Business" Bradford May Steven Smith October 8, 2002 161
Harm defends a Marine Gunnery Sergeant accused of murdering his wife but the man's refusal to let his young son testify hampers the Gunnery Sergeant's own claims of self-defense. Singer leaves and everyone's happy to see her go except for Sergei, which doesn't make Harm happy. Bud's father gets over himself and finally arrives at the hospital to help his son with rehab.
162 4 "Dangerous Game" Terrence O'Hara John Chambers October 15, 2002 162
As U.S. Senator Edward Sheffield who was last seen in "Critical Condition" begins his tenure as the new Secretary of the Navy, having been sworn in to replace Alexander Nelson, Harm finds himself partnered with a new JAG officer, Lieutenant Commander Tracy Manetti (Tamlyn Tomita) as Harm and Manetti find themselves prosecuting a Navy SEAL accused of recklessness during a wargame exercise which killed a civilian deputy sheriff while Mac and Turner defend the SEAL.
163 5 "In Thin Air" Harvey S. Laidman Don McGill October 22, 2002 163
A routine flight from the Patrick Henry results in the RIO being left comatose after being deprived left of oxygen for five minutes. When the RIO eventually dies, having never regained consciousness after slipping into a coma, a maintenance officer emerges as the guilty party with Harm later being given the assignment of defending the maintenance officer who is also a Petty Officer while Mac is to prosecute but Harm's prejudice and anger over the Navy pilot's death ultimately ends up clouding his judgement, preventing him from seeing anything from beyond the fact that the Petty Officer is guilty. As such, Chegwidden personally intervenes, removing Harm from the case while giving the case to Turner who is appointed as Harm's replacement. Despite being dropped, though, Harm attempts to get to the bottom of what really happened yet it may end up proving fatal for him while Bud who is getting increasingly restless is eager to return to work as a JAG lawyer but Harriet attempts to slow his plans down, purely out of concern for Bud's own health.
164 6 "Offensive Action" Dennis Smith Lynnie Greene & Richard Levine October 29, 2002 164
Harm and Manetti defend a Navy pilot accused of ruining the career of an officer under her command because he rejected her sexual advances.
165 7 "Need to Know" Bradford May Philip DeGuere, Jr. November 5, 2002 165
As a favor from Congresswoman Lillian Dorning, SECNAV Sheffield asks the JAG staff to get the story of a submarine, USS Angel Shark (SSGN-559), which was lost on a CIA mission in 1968, declassified. Now, Harm, Mac and Sturgis must now take on the complex system of classified information and the CIA bureaucracy as well as a CIA lawyer who will stop at nothing in keeping the truth covered up.
166 8 "Ready or Not" Philip Sgriccia Don McGill November 12, 2002 166
A Joint Staff wargame ends with Harm battling to save the career of a marine Major General who's up for a court-martial due to the General disobeying orders and reckless endangered lives while Turner prosecutes and things become even more problematic for everyone when Mac is appointed as the trial judge.
167 9 "When the Bough Breaks" Richard Compton Darcy Meyers November 19, 2002 167
A misshap on the U.S.S. Seahawk results in the death of a man, prompting Lieutenant Singer to request that seven sailors be court-martialed. When Captain Johnson, the skipper of the Seahawk charges Singer with "conduct unbecoming" due to Singer being three and a half months pregnant, Mac is given the assignment of investigating Lieutenant Singer while Harm attempts to find out the truth about what really happened.
168 10 "The Killer" Michael Schultz Charles Holland November 26, 2002 168
Harm and Manetti travel to Naples to investigate whether a series of prostitute murders in Europe is related to a U.S. destroyer that makes ports of call in the same cities while Harriet learns of Singer's plight and tries to help her.
169 11 "All Ye Faithful" Kenneth Johnson Dana Coen December 17, 2002 169
As the JAG team attempt to get together for Christmas, they face different crisis. As Turner helps a young Corporal who has lost his home and whose wife is due to give birth any moment, Harm and Admiral Booth attempt to get back to the United States and Petty Officer Jennifer Coates joins the JAG office on a permanent basis.
170 12 "Complications" Bradford May Paul Levine January 7, 2003 170
Harm and Mac are asked to investigate claims by a Marine General that a Navy doctor was negligent and killed the General's sixteen year-old daughter during surgery with the General believing that there was a cover-up concerning his daughter's death. Mac soon finds herself also battling to save the General's career when the General himself faces a possible court-martial after intimidating the Navy personnel who helped treat his teenage daughter while Bud is left increasingly frustrated by the low-level work he is given, until he stumbles onto a disability case that doesn't sit well with him. Harm angrily confronts Singer about her pregnancy and Bud is eventually granted permanent limited duty, bringing him back to JAG on a full-time basis.
171 13 "Standards of Conduct" Rod Hardy Philip DeGuere, Jr. January 21, 2003 171
A Navy whistle-blower claims a high-tech combat system is severely defective, but when Mac gets him released from the service, she discovers that he had an ulterior motive. Harm is targeted by an ambulance-chasing lawyer in a scam while the JAG staff hold a ceremony to celebrate Harm and Sturgis's respective achievements.
172 14 "Each of Us Angels" Bradford May Darcy Meyers February 4, 2003 172
A special episode focusing on Navy Nurses in WWII before and during the Battle of Iwo Jima and which has the JAG team playing various members of the group. This story is told by a veteran to a young woman at a grave in Arlington National Ceremony.
173 15 "Friendly Fire" Kenneth Johnson Paul Levine February 11, 2003 173
An American pilot drops a bomb on allied forces, killing three British soldiers and leaving three more British troops wounded. As the public and high-profile case gets underway with the media keeping a close eye on it, Mac and Bud prosecute while Turner defends with Harm serving as the judge, leading to tension between Harm and Mac as the case progresses. Inspired by the Tarnak Farm incident.
174 16 "Heart and Soul" Bradford May Dana Coen February 18, 2003 174
When Admiral Chegwidden accidentally ejects from an F-14 piloted by Rabb over the George Washington National Forest, he must call upon all his SEAL training to try to survive until help arrives. While Rabb searches for him, Mac has to judge a case with Sturgis and Roberts as advocates.
175 17 "Empty Quiver" Kenneth Johnson Philip DeGuere, Jr. February 25, 2003 175
When a nuclear warhead disappears from a Navy submarine at Naval Station Norfolk, Sturgis must determine whether it was an accident – or something much worse. While defending a Lieutenant accused of stealing, Harm finds himself stranded in the Norfolk Base which has been locked down due to the crisis and as he searches for evidence that could clear the Lieutenant despite the fact that the case may go to a court-martial with Harm soon discovering that there's a plot to steal millions of dollars from the base.
176 18 "Fortunate Son" Terrence O'Hara Darcy Meyers March 18, 2003 176
When a Marine pilot confesses to human trafficking, Harm and Mac must dig deeper to find the truth before the man's career is destroyed. In the aftermath of Chegwidden ejecting from a F-14, Commander Theodore Lindsey on the orders of SECNAV Sheffield arrives to assess the JAG office but Lindsey's actions may prove to the JAG office's undoing.
177 19 "Second Acts" Kenneth Johnson Teleplay: Philip DeGuere, Jr.
Story: Don McGill
April 1, 2003 177
The JAG office must come together to prevent Commander Lindsey's recommendations from being enacted, while a returning hero is revealed to be a man believed to have been killed in New York City on September 11, 2001 with the dead man's widow demanding answers, forcing Harm and Turner to take on the case.
178 20 "Ice Queen" Donald P. Bellisario Donald P. Bellisario & Don McGill April 22, 2003 178

The JAG staff finds their lives being turned upside down as well as their dark secrets exposed when the badly decayed remains of Lieutenant Singer are discovered in a tree in Potomac Park by a young scout boy searching for his arrow. As the NCIS team led by NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs investigate the circumstances surrounding Singer's murder while trying to determine a motive, evidence eventually puts Harm forward as the prime suspect while Sergei, Harm's half-brother is believed to be the father of Singer's unborn baby. As this goes on, NCIS must break a terrorist who could contain key information on a potential terrorist attack.

Note: This episode and "Meltdown" are backdoor pilots for the JAG spin-off show, NCIS (TV series).
179 21 "Meltdown" Scott Brazil Donald P. Bellisario & Don McGill April 29, 2003 179
As the JAG team try to cope with Harm's upcoming trial and also with the fact that they will have to testify against him, NCIS continue their investigation into Singer's murder while attempting to stop an impending terrorist attack but when Gibbs leaves to interview a captured terrorist, it falls to Gibbs's colleagues, NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo and Vivian Blackadder to find the evidence that will lead them to the true killer but time is running out for Harm...
180 22 "Lawyers, Guns, and Money" Bradford May Dana Coen & Stephen Zito May 6, 2003 180
CIA agent Clayton Webb returns and recruits Mac for an undercover CIA undercover assignment in the South American country of Paraguay while Bud must defend Sturgis when he is accused of incompetence on a case.
181 23 "Pas de Deux" Bradford May Dana Coen & Stephen Zito May 13, 2003 181
With Mac undercover and out-of-touch, Harm turns to a CIA attorney Catherine Gale (from "Need to Know") for help. Harm also plays along when she asks him to pose as her boyfriend in front of her dying mother.
182 24 "A Tangled Webb (Part I)" Bradford May Stephen Zito May 20, 2003 182
When Webb and Mac go missing in Paraguay, Harm subsequently resigns his commission and heads off to rescue them. The episode ends with the plane Mac and Harm are in crashing into a forest after being shot at by the group of terrorists pursing them.

Season 9 (2003–04)

The series aired alongside Season 1 of NCIS, a spin-off of the original JAG series.

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183 1 "A Tangled Webb (Part II)" Bradford May Stephen Zito September 26, 2003 183
Harm and Mac must escape pursuers determined to kill them, while also sorting through their feelings. Gunny Galindez must get an injured Webb to a hospital before he dies. At the end of the episode, there is a tribute to Trevor Goddard.
184 2 "Shifting Sands" Jeannot Szwarc Dana Coen October 3, 2003 184
Harm returns to Washington and finds that the Admiral has processed his resignation. Harm visits Webb in the hospital and takes a job flying for the CIA. A Navy Petty Officer believed killed in the Gulf War turns up married to a local Bedouin sheik and is charged with desertion, aiding the enemy, and treason for supplying Saddam's regime with intel against U.S. troop movements.
185 3 "Secret Agent Man" Bradford May Darcy Meyers October 10, 2003 185
Harm is recruited by the CIA and his first mission is to drop a bugged limo in the Philippines, but he and his partner end up as impromptu field agents trying to stop an anti-U.S. bombing. Mikey Roberts asks for advice from Mac when he is asked to testify at an honor code hearing. Bud and Harriet have a party after their son is born.
186 4 "The One That Got Away" Kenneth Johnson Thomas L. Moran October 17, 2003 186
While conducting a flight test in the experimental Aurora spy plane, Harm and his co-pilot must conduct a surprise mission over North Korea. Mac deals with a Marine who let a 10-year-old Iraqi boy leave a combat area unhindered, which led to the boy notifying Iraqi fighters of the Marines' position and then the deaths of two Marines. The main plot is based on the incident surrounding Bravo Two Zero, an 8-man British Army SAS patrol that was inserted behind Iraqi lines with the task of destroying Scud missile launchers and ended up being compromised during Operation Desert Storm.
187 5 "Touchdown" Dennis Smith Matt Witten October 24, 2003 187
Harm's mission to extract an agent from Libya goes awry when the man wants his family evacuated as well. Mac is asked to defend a sailor accused of working with al-Qaeda after converting to Islam. With his mission in dire straits, Harm attempts the impossible by landing his C-130 Hercules on board the USS Seahawk, which appears to be the only safe landing point. After successfully landing the C-130 on the deck of the USS Seahawk, Harm is inadvertently shown on ZNN, which puts his CIA career at risk. The sailor is convicted and angrily scoffs his lack of success at murdering Americans. This landing of a C-130 on an aircraft carrier is based on a true incident.
188 6 "Back in the Saddle" Kenneth Johnson Stephen Zito October 31, 2003 188
Fired from the CIA (for the events in "Touchdown"), Harm takes a job as a crop-duster. He meets Mattie, a 14-year-old tomboy and owner/operator of "Grace Aviation". Mac and Bud are surprised when a former colleague, who returns to JAG as Harm's replacement, reveals that her law credentials are fake. The Admiral asks the Secretary of the Navy to reinstate Harm's commission due to the massive backlog created from Commander Caroline Imes' failure to pass the bar exam and having to review all her previous cases.
189 7 "Close Quarters" Bradford May Dana Coen November 7, 2003 189
Sturgis must determine the intent of 10 North Koreans rescued by an American sub when their vessel sinks while dealing with an angry Korean-American officer and a possible SARS outbreak. Harm helps out a veteran who was part of the Great Lakes Experience.
190 8 "Posse Comitatus" Stephen Cragg Paul Levine November 14, 2003 190
Harm and Mac investigate a Marine AH-1 SuperCobra helicopter pilot who intervened in a local law-enforcement hostage situation and fired on civilians in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. Bud helps a Naval Reserve physician who claims that his Quaker beliefs make him unsuited to remain in the service.
191 9 "The Boast" Bradford May Matt Witten November 21, 2003 191
Mac investigates when a Marine is accused of boasting about killing an Iraqi prisoner. Harm and the Admiral witness a Navy pitcher hit a Marine batter during a friendly baseball game, leading to the pitcher being charged with assault.
192 10 "Pulse Rate" LeVar Burton Darcy Meyers December 2, 2003 192
When a sailor is killed while repairing a radar dish, Harm and Mac must determine if his death was an accident.
193 11 "A Merry Little Christmas" Bradford May Stephen Zito December 12, 2003 193
Harm's attempts to become Mattie's legal guardian (from "Back In The Saddle") are complicated due to his single status and lifestyle. Turner finds a new girlfriend in the form of a USO vocalist. Sims manages to complete her OIG assignment. The Admiral has difficulties in giving a present to his girlfriend in time for Christmas but Coates manages to help out. After a Christmas sermon from Rev. Turner, Mac brings Mattie to Harm at the Vietnam Wall after convincing Mattie's father to allow Harm to be her guardian.
194 12 "A Girl's Best Friend" James Keach Darcy Meyers January 9, 2004 194
The admiral's investigation into Meredith's diamond engagement ring leads to an international smuggling operation involving blood diamonds, while Harm adjusts to having Mattie around full-time and rents a neighboring apartment for Mattie and Coates. The admiral's investigation leads him to the Naval Research Laboratory and a lieutenant smuggling lab-made diamonds on the black market. Meredith cheats on the admiral with a fellow professor from Italy.
195 13 "Good Intentions" Michael Fresco Thomas L. Moran January 16, 2004 195
Mac must defend a petty officer accused of murdering a female officer, but the man has no memory of the night in question, while a Navy SEAL who purchased nerve gas needs Bud's help to avoid prison.
196 14 "People v. SecNav" Dennis Smith Larry Moskowitz February 6, 2004 196
When Iraqi civilians are killed in a bombing raid conducted by Navy fighters flying off the USS Enterprise, Secretary of the Navy Edward Sheffield (Dean Stockwell) agrees, in a calculated political move, to stand before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and he wants the best litigators JAG has to offer defending him on foreign soil. A babysitting incident creates a rift between Bud and his brother Mikey.
197 15 "Crash" Bradford May Matt Witten February 13, 2004 197
A crash aboard an aircraft carrier appears to be a case of the pilot committing suicide, and Harm and Mac face off when Mac wants to hold the pilot's CO responsible.
198 16 "Persian Gulf" Kenneth Johnson Philip DeGuere, Jr. February 20, 2004 198
The terrorist who held Mac and Webb prisoner in Paraguay returns, and Mac must determine what he wants with her. Harm suffers temporary deafness when his car battery explodes in his face, courtesy of Sadik Fahd. After a bit of hand-to-hand combat, Mac shoots and kills Sadik before he can destroy an American nightclub.
199 17 "Take It Like a Man" David James Elliott Darcy Meyers February 27, 2004 199
A former marine is accused of Stolen Valor after claiming an unearned Silver Star from Panama, 1989. The fallout from Mac's killing Sadik Fahd (from "Persian Gulf") affects her ability to work on the stolen valor case. Mattie continues to work through her feelings about her father. (The episode finishes when Mac says "He hurt someone I love" and Webb thinks she means him when she really meant Harm for the battery explosion).
200 18 "What If?" Kenneth Johnson Stephen Zito & Don McGill March 12, 2004 200
A look at "roads not taken" finds Harm and Mac as a bitter divorced couple, the admiral a civilian prosecutor, Bud a hot-tub salesman, Sturgis as the manager for his fiancée, Varese, Coates back to her old habits as a master thief, and Harriet a well-to-do but lonely socialite.
201 19 "Hard Time" Bradford May Dana Coen April 2, 2004 201
Mac gets a handful of trouble when she is assigned to guard a female Marine prisoner (who meets every single 'angry black woman' stereotype) after being critical of the Marines originally assigned to the task. A Navy senior chief who contracted HIV after supposedly getting a blood transfusion in Africa seeks help after being exposed by his commanding officer. The admiral ends his engagement to Meredith. Guest-stars Dennis Haskins.
202 20 "Fighting Words" Jeannot Szwarc Matt Witten April 30, 2004 203
Harm and Mac square off over a Marine general who made public speeches equating Islam with terrorism, and Sturgis must deal with the complaint of anti-Korean bias against him from "Close Quarters". Bud successfully gets the complaint against Cdr. Turner dropped and regains the level of friendship and professional trust lost in the earlier case.
203 21 "Coming Home" Bradford May Stephen Zito May 7, 2004 202
Harm helps a woman whose son was killed in action in Iraq, while Mac and Bud investigate why the armor given to the troops fails to protect them.
204 22 "Trojan Horse" Peter Ellis Darcy Meyers May 14, 2004 204
When a kilo of heroin seized during a SEAL operation goes missing, Harm and Mac must determine where it went. The intrigue is compounded by the presence of a British MI6 agent, Simon Tanveer. Bud defends a Marine who won an American Idol-type competition, only to have the record company object when he is deployed.
205 23 "Hail and Farewell (Part I)" Dennis Smith Dana Coen May 21, 2004 205
Harriet is given a commendation for her work with the USO tour and announces her pregnancy with twins and resignation from JAG for the IRR. Cmdr. Turner goes to sea to investigate the deaths of 6 people; one of whom is Webb. The Admiral announces his retirement as Judge Advocate General of the Navy. Mac undergoes an exploratory laparoscopy, and the news is not good (details not revealed until episode 10:10). Harm discovers that Mattie's father was not drunk when her mother died and must let her go back to live with him. Harm and Mac attend Admiral Chegwidden's dining out and once again discuss their relationship and how the 5-year pact they made has come due. The Admiral's final act as an officer is to promote Bud to Lieutenant Commander.

Season 10 (2004–05)

This is the last-ever season of the show. It aired alongside Season 2 of NCIS, with the opening credits now featuring Scott Lawrence and Zoe McLellan, who play Sturgis Turner and Jennifer Coates respectively.

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
206 1 "Hail and Farewell (Part II)" Terrence O'Hara Stephen Zito September 24, 2004 207
Sturgis is named Acting JAG; Mac is unable to accept that Clayton Webb is dead and investigates the circumstances surrounding his death. Mac and Harm track a still-alive Webb to his family's beachfront house and discover that undercover MI6 agent Simon Tanveer is a deadly assassin known only as "The Hawk". Mac breaks up with Webb, unwilling to live with the lies of their relationship.
207 2 "Corporate Raiders" Bradford May Don McGill October 1, 2004 208
Harm and Mac investigate when a private military contractor is implicated in the death of a Marine in a "friendly fire" accident and are shocked to find out he's the formerly honorable Captain from "Collision Course" (Ep. 6:12).
208 3 "Retrial" Jeannot Szwarc Larry Moskowitz October 15, 2004 210
Harm reopens a 22-year-old murder case after discovering evidence of not only prosecutorial misbehavior but also evidence proving the innocence of the defendant, who was a young seaman at the time of the occurrence; Mac and Bud deal with a chief warrant officer with four wives and families.
209 4 "Whole New Ball Game" Terrence O'Hara Darcy Meyers October 29, 2004 209
A Marine colonel is the SECNAV's pick to be the new JAG, while Harm and Mac deal with a Navy Ensign accused of firing on a Canadian fishing boat.
210 5 "This Just In from Baghdad" Bradford May Philip DeGuere, Jr. November 5, 2004 211
Major General Gordon Cresswell is appointed the new Judge Advocate General and Harm and Mac head to Baghdad to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a Defense Department official.
211 6 "One Big Boat" Kenneth Johnson Dana Coen November 12, 2004 212
A midshipman on the Naval Academy sailing team is swept overboard during a storm and questions arise about whether the team's commander was negligent in making the team sail through the weather.
212 7 "Camp Delta" Oz Scott Larry Moskowitz November 19, 2004 214
Harm defends Army MPs stationed at Guantanamo Bay who have injured a fellow soldier during an exercise involving detainees who resist. Bud has an altercation with an anti-war civilian, and the general orders him to take an anger management course.
213 8 "There Goes the Neighborhood" David James Elliott Darcy Meyers November 26, 2004 213
An old criminal friend of Petty Officer Coates makes her life difficult, while Bud defends a naval aviator who gave her father lessons in an F-18 that he purchased.
214 9 "The Man on the Bridge" Vern Gillum Don McGill December 10, 2004 215
A Navy Commander assigned to the Bio-Weapons Defense Laboratory goes missing and Harm and Mac must work with the FBI to find him. Bud is asked to intervene when a female Marine wants to participate in the Corps boxing competition.
215 10 "The Four Percent Solution" Dennis Smith Dana Coen December 17, 2004 206
Mac is knocked unconscious in an auto accident on Christmas Eve and we see her meetings with her therapist Lt Commander McCool along with flashbacks of her life at JAG.
216 11 "Automatic for the People" Kenneth Johnson Story: Philip DeGuere, Jr. & Darcy Meyers
Teleplay: Philip DeGuere, Jr.
January 7, 2005 216
An F-14 testing a joint U.S.-Israeli anti-missile system crashes near an elementary school in California and Harm must deal with an eager junior officer as well as local tensions. Bud's anger management class doesn't go well when a fight breaks out.
217 12 "The Sixth Juror" Bradford May Paul Levine January 14, 2005 219
When a murder investigation on a small Navy base depletes the jury pool, Petty Officer Coates is forced to serve as the sixth and final juror.
218 13 "Heart of Darkness" Bradford May Paul Levine February 4, 2005 217
Harm and Mac are sent to Afghanistan to retrieve a Marine Captain who has "gone native" to find Osama bin Laden and is accused of murdering civilians. Bud is asked by his father to help him avoid service when he is recalled to duty.
219 14 "Fit for Duty" Randy D. Wiles Don McGill & Darcy Meyers February 11, 2005 218
A Navy psychologist is accused of malpractice by letting a Marine under her care who had severe PTSD return to the front lines, where he died in combat. Bud defends a Navy captain who refused to vacate his command after his ship hit a pier.
220 15 "Bridging the Gulf" Dennis Smith Larry Moskowitz February 18, 2005 220
Harm is back under the microscope when he shoots down a civilian aircraft that had crossed into a "no-fly zone". Lieutenant Gregory Vukovic joins the JAG team and immediately rubs Mac the wrong way.
221 16 "Straits of Malacca" Richard Compton Darcy Meyers February 25, 2005 221
Mac and Vukovic are sent to deal with a confrontation between a Navy vessel and a ship seized by modern-day pirates, while Bud and Harriet hold a party celebrating the birth of their twins.
222 17 "JAG: San Diego" Vern Gillum Story: Larry Moskowitz
Teleplay: Don McGill & Larry Moskowitz
March 11, 2005 222
General Cresswell changes the location of the annual JAG conference to San Diego. Mac and Vukovic investigate an incident involving victims of a hurricane who clashed with Marines delivering relief supplies. Harm must deal with a personal situation when Mattie is critically injured in an accident.
223 18 "Death at the Mosque" Bradford May Stephen Zito April 1, 2005 223
Harm keeps a bedside vigil over Mattie, while Vukovic is sent to Iraq to defend a Marine who killed an allegedly unarmed Iraqi in full view of a reporter. General Cresswell asks Mac to convince his daughter not to abandon a military career.
224 19 "Two Towns" Kenneth Johnson Dana Coen April 8, 2005 224
Mac goes to Iraq to investigate a bombing that killed a squad of Marine reservists, while Harm and Bud go to Oklahoma to help a town cope with the devastating loss. Things are complicated when the unit's sole survivor is accused of firebombing the Marine Reserve Center.
225 20 "Unknown Soldier" Mike Vejar Teleplay: Aurorae Khoo & Stephen Lyons
Story: Joseph C. Wilson
April 15, 2005 225
General Cresswell's brother believes the remains of an unidentified Vietnam soldier are those of a pilot who saved his life, so Vukovic and Lt. Catherine Graves ("Automatic For The People") are sent to find a relative for a DNA test.
226 21 "Dream Team" Vern Gillum Larry Moskowitz & Don McGill April 22, 2005 226
Harm and Vukovic defend a sailor accused of manslaughter because of a shipboard fight. Mac defends a Navy sailor who set several dolphins free. At the end of the episode General Cresswell announces a change that affects the entire staff with Harm being sent to London and Mac to San Diego. At the very end, Harm is promoted to Captain.
227 22 "Fair Winds and Following Seas" Bradford May Stephen Zito April 29, 2005 227
With Harm being sent to London and Mac to San Diego, they must sort out their personal feelings quickly. Bud must decide what he will do with his career when both Harm and Mac want him to come with them to their new stations. Vukovic is told by Mac she doesn't want him on her staff and is asked to intervene when an under age teen enlists in the Marines to avenge his father's death in Afghanistan. The episode ends on a military JAG coin flip tossed by Bud Roberts, to decide whether Mac or Harm will resign their commission to be together. The actual result of the flip is unknown.

Home video releases

Season Episodes DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Discs
1 22 July 25, 2006 (2006-07-25)[6] October 16, 2006 (2006-10-16) September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30) 6
2 15 November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07)[7] September 10, 2007 (2007-09-10) August 16, 2007 (2007-08-16) 4
3 24 March 20, 2007 (2007-03-20)[8] February 9, 2009 (2009-02-09) June 5, 2008 (2008-06-05) 6
4 24 August 21, 2007 (2007-08-21)[9] February 9, 2009 (2009-02-09) October 2, 2008 (2008-10-02) 6
5 25 January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29)[10] May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18) May 7, 2009 (2009-05-07) 7
6 24 May 20, 2008 (2008-05-20)[11] September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)[12] September 3, 2009 (2009-09-03)[13] 6
7 24 November 4, 2008 (2008-11-04)[14] March 22, 2010 (2010-03-22)[15] March 4, 2010 (2010-03-04) 5
8 24 March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)[16] June 21, 2010 (2010-06-21)[17] August 5, 2010 (2010-08-05) 5
9 23 November 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)[18] September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)[19] 5
10 22 February 9, 2010 (2010-02-09)[20] June 27, 2011 (2011-06-27) July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07)[21] 5
Total 227 April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)[22] TBA TBA 55


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