A submarine of the US Navy rescues 10 North Korean crewmembers from the sinking of their midget submarine in South Korean waters in the Sea of Japan; six of them wish to defect. The admiral sends Sturgis to the boat to lend a hand; he deals with medical questions as well as legal ones after a viral illness breaks out among the survivors. Sturgis runs into trouble with a US Naval intelligence officer of Korean descent. Harm returns to the Navy and the JAG Corps; he stays in touch with Mattie, and he meets an underprivileged WW2-era Navy veteran with a legal problem. Harm helps the veteran, and Mac and the admiral join in doing so.
Did You Know?
At one point the skipper of the submarine tells Sturgis that the executive officer (XO) had worked three hours on the last watch bill. Aboard a submarine of the US Navy, however, the XO would not create a watch bill; instead the chief of the boat (CoB) would create it and then submit it to the XO for his approval. See more
When Sturgis does an about-face after speaking with the Admiral he does the about-face to the left, which is not correct. An about-face is always to the right. See more