RAdm. Chegwidden finds it necessary to convene a hearing about the accusation that Bud provided an inadequate defense during the previous episode (to avoid any favoritism, other impropriety, or an appearance of such). Sturgis prosecutes, and Harm defends. Sparks fly between Harm and Sturgis, and Mac reluctantly appears as a witness for the prosecution. Bud and Harriet cope. Harm discovers the reason for which Bud did not succeed in contacting a key witness who could have provided an alibi for the defendant. Sturgis tries (but fails) to set up the admiral with a lady, and the admiral stumbles (albeit clumsily) into one by himself.
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Towards the end of the episode Lt. Sims calls Lt. Singer ma'am. This is incorrect because they are the same rank. See more
Near the end, Lt. Sims addresses Lt. Singer as "Ma'am". This form of address is unwarranted, as they are of the same rank (O-3).
It might be explained as a character mistake, as Harriet Sims had been junior to Lt. Singer on-screen until her promotion in "Lifeline" (S06 E22), though given the time since, this is a stretch. See more
[Bud was just cleared of the dereliction charge
Lt. Bud Roberts, Jr.
You remember when you said you would "kick my ass". Well, good job. Would you care to join us, Lieutenant?
Lt. Loren Singer
How do you do that?
Lt. Harriet Sims
You'd need a *heart transplant* to understand that, ma'am.