JAG (1995–2005)

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Sturgis helps a US submarine with 10 survivors of the sinking of a North Korean midget submarine, and Harm helps (as do Mac and the admiral) an underprivileged WW2-era Navy veteran with a legal problem. Harm stays in touch with Mattie.


Bradford May


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Dana Coen


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden
Karri Turner ... Lt. Harriet Sims
Scott Lawrence ... Sturgis Turner
Zoe McLellan ... Jennifer Coates
Ossie Davis ... Terrence Minnerly
Alex Carter ... Commander Mark Joyner
Hallee Hirsh ... Mattie Grace Johnson
Tony Lee ... Lt. Charles Yi
Scott Atkinson ... Chris Nicoletti
Graham Shiels ... Petty Officer First Class Paul Stotts
John Eric Bentley ... Chief Coakley
Sam Witwer ... Sonar Operator


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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. Written by DocRushing

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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 »

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7 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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