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JAG
JAG.jpg
Cast photo as of season 8
Format Adventure, Mystery,
Legal Drama, Thriller
Created by Donald P. Bellisario
Written by Donald P. Bellisario
Dana Coen
Stephen Zito
Starring David James Elliott
Catherine Bell
Andrea Thompson
Patrick Labyorteaux
Zoe McLellan
Scott Lawrence
John M. Jackson
Tracey Needham
David Andrews
Andrea Parker
Theme music composer Bruce Broughton
Opening theme Theme from JAG
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 10
No. of episodes 227 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Donald P. Bellisario
Producer(s) Chip Vucelich
Chas. Floyd Johnson
David Bellisario
Location(s) Big Bear Lake, CA
El Mirage Dry Lake, CA
Valencia, CA (studio set)
Cinematography Hugo Cortina (1995-2001)
David J. Miller (2004)
Larry Lindsey (1995-1996)
Running time 42-44 minutes
Production company(s) Belisarius Productions
Paramount Television
NBC Productions (1995-1996)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC (1995-1996)
CBS (1997-2005)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 23, 1995 (1995-09-23) – April 29, 2005 (2005-04-29)
Chronology
Related shows NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles

JAG (the American military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is an American adventure/legal drama television show that was produced by Belisarius Productions, in association with Paramount Network Television (now CBS Television Studios) and, for the first season only, NBC Productions. Originally conceived as Top Gun meets A Few Good Men, JAG was first aired on NBC on September 23, 1995, but was later cancelled on May 22, 1996 after finishing 77th in the ratings. With a network change, rival network CBS picked up the series for a midseason replacement, beginning on January 3, 1997. CBS's decision to give JAG another chance would prove very profitable, as they aired it for nine additional seasons until April 29, 2005, for a total of ten seasons. In total, 227 episodes were produced and the show was also seen in over 100 countries. Due to the show's popularity, the show entered syndication early in 1999 and it is still regularly repeated around the world and in the USA on USA Network, HDNet, and Sleuth.

Contents

Plot

Similar to their NCIS Counterparts, JAG investigate and enforce the law of the Navy and Marines. Heading up the Field Team is Chief of Staff Lt.Colonel Sarah Mackenzie and her partner Captain Harmon Rabb. The Team include Lt.Commander Bud Roberts, Cmdr. Sturgis Turner and PO Jennifer Coates, supervising the team was Major General Gordon Cresswell, who was the JAG of the Navy during season 10.

Major Cast Roles

Actor Role Occupation Previous Ranks Seasons Present Status
David James Elliott Captain Harmon Rabb, Jr., JAGC, USN Judge Advocate Lieutenant & Lieutenant Commander & Commander 1 - 10 Unknown
Bell, CatherineCatherine Bell Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Mackenzie, USMC Judge Advocate & Chief of Staff Major 2 - 10 Unknown
Labyorteaux, PatrickPatrick Labyorteaux Lieutenant Commander Bud Roberts Jr., JAGC, USN Judge Advocate Ensign & Lieutenant JG & Lieutenant 1 - 10 Unknown
Mae Whitman Chloe Madisson Unemployed None 4 - 7 Unknown
McLellan, ZoeZoe McLellan Petty Officer First Class Jennifer Coates, USN Yeoman to the JAG Petty Officer Second Class 7 - 10 Unknown
Scott Lawrence Commander Sturgis Turner, JAGC, USN Judge Advocate None 7 - 10 Unknown
Norton J. Wilder Jr Rear Admiral AJ Chegwidden, JAGC, USN JAG None 1 - 9 Retired
Needham, TraceyTracey Needham Lieutenant JG Meg Austin, JAGC, USN Judge Advocate None 1 Transferred
Parker, AndreaAndrea Parker Commander Caitlin Pike, JAGC, USN Judge Advocate Lieutenant JG & Lieutenant 1 & 6 Transferred
Goddard, TrevorTrevor Goddard Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby, RAN Judge Advocate None 4 - 6 Transferred
Chambers, NanciNanci Chambers Lieutenant Loren Singer, JAGC, USN Judge Advocate None 5 - 8 Deceased
Turner, KarriKarri Turner Lieutenant Harriett Sims, USN JAG Admin Assistant, OIG Ensign & Lieutenant JG 2 - 10 Resigned
Andrews, DavidDavid Andrews Major General Gordon Cresswell, USMC JAG None 10 Unknown
Dunn, KevinKevin Dunn Rear Admiral Al Brovo, JAGC, USN JAG None 1 Retired
W.K. Stratton Commander Theodore Lindsay, JAGC, USN JAG Chief of Staff None 1 - 8 Arrested
Thompson, AndreaAndrea Thompson Captain Alison Krennick, JAGC, USN JAG Chief of Staff Commander & Rear Admiral (Alternate Universe Episode) 1 & 9 Transferred
Beetem, ChrisChris Beetem Lieutenant Gregory Vukovic, JAGC, USN Judge Advocate None 10 Unknown
Tomita, TamlynTamlyn Tomita Lieutenant Commander Tracy Manetti, JAGC, USN Judge Advocate None 8 Transferred
Carrington, ChuckChuck Carrington Petty Officer First Class Jason Tiner, USN Yeoman to the JAG None 1 - 9 Transferred
Vasquez, RandyRandy Vasquez Gunnery Sergeant Victor Galindez, USMC JAG Admin Assistant None 5 - 9 Transferred
O'Quinn, TerryTerry O'Quinn Rear Admiral Thomas Boone, USN CAG None 1 - 8 Retired
Collins, PaulPaul Collins SECNAV Alexander Nelson Secretary of the Navy None 1 - 8 Fired
Culp, StevenSteven Culp Clayton Webb CIA Special Agent None 2 - 10 Unknown
Bellisario, MichaelMichael Bellisario Midshipman Third Class Mikey Roberts, USNA Midshipman None 3 - 10 Unknown
Johnson, Anne-MarieAnne-Marie Johnson Roberta Lathem Congresswoman None 3 - 7 Resigned
Jade Carter Sergeant Sergei Zhukov, Russian Army Sergeant None 6 - 10 Unknown
Stockwell, DeanDean Stockwell SECNAV Edward Sheffield Secretary of the Navy US Senator 8 - 10 Unknown
Hofmann, IsabellaIsabella Hofmann Meredith Cavanaugh Professor None 7 - 9 Unknown
Hirsh, HalleeHallee Hirsh Matilda Grace (Johnson) Unemployed None 9 - 10 Possibly Deceased
Yearwood, TrishaTrisha Yearwood Lieutenant Commander Teresa Coulter, MC, USNR M.D. (MC) None 3 - 7 Deceased


The final ensemble cast centers on Captain Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr., USN (David James Elliott), and Lieutenant Colonel Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, USMC (Catherine Bell). Bell had guest-starred on the final episode of season one, entitled "Skeleton Crew" as a Naval Officer that Rabb was supposed to have met for dinner; she was murdered and Rabb was arrested for her murder. This plotline was left open until a later season, when Bell was a regular character, and the loose ends of a doppelganger were revealed. Rabb was promoted to Captain in the second-to-last episode of the series. Harm and Mac's obvious love for each other, which must not be allowed to interfere with their professional relationship, is a long-running thematic element.

Elliott played Harmon Rabb from the start of the series in 1995. Rabb's original partner in the pilot was Navy Lieutenant Caitlin Pike, played by Andrea Parker. She in turn left the series to star in The Pretender (she later returned as a guest star in three episodes), and was replaced by Tracey Needham as Lieutenant JG Meg Austin. Needham left the series in 1996 and was replaced by Bell from season 2 on (old footage of her character was used in a season 3 episode).

Other members of the cast included Lieutenant Commander Bud Roberts (played by Patrick Labyorteaux), first a PAO on the aircraft carrier USS Seahawk (CVN-65), then later a junior Judge Advocate at JAG. While on an assignment to the Seahawk, he met his future wife, Lieutenant Harriet Simms, played by Karri Turner, who would eventually come to be the administrative aide (from the Inspector General's Office) who held the office together. Bud's clumsiness, both physical and verbal, and geeky interests (he's a Trekkie, fascinated by the paranormal, and a computer expert), together with his wife's maternal nature, were a frequent source of comic relief. His clumsiness was played down as the series went on. Bud lost the lower half of his right leg in Afghanistan in the last episode of season 7, while attempting the heroic rescue of an Afghan boy playing in a mine field. For his actions, he received the Purple Heart and later was able to return to partial active duty with a prosthetic leg.

Nanci Chambers, wife of David James Elliott, played Lieutenant Loren Singer. She portrayed this character as a loathsome villianess to great acclaim. Singer was consumed by her continual want to further her career at the expense of those around her. She often clashed with the other characters. Especially praised was an episode in which Singer hurt fan-loved Harriet by using the death of her baby Sarah to discredit her testimony in court. In a later episode, however, Harriet got a measure of revenge by punching out Singer.[1] Singer was murdered, with suspicion falling on Harm, who was eventually cleared (the two-part story detailing the investigation into Singer's murder was used as the pilot for the spin-off NCIS).

Trevor Goddard played Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby from 1998-2001, and was at one point engaged to Colonel MacKenzie. After his death in 2003, the series paid tribute to Goddard by reshowing a scene from a prior episode at the end of a regular episode that showed the cast and crew singing "Waltzing Matilda", an Australian folk song as his character Mic Brumby left a bar where a going away party was taking place prior to returning home to Australia.

Production

Ships

In February 2001 the real-life Judge Advocate General of the Navy Rear Admiral Donald J. Guter visited the set and made a cameo appearance in the sixth season episode "Liberty".

Almost all episodes of the series feature scenes filmed aboard real United States Navy ships. The ship most widely used was the USS Forrestal (CV-59), commissioned by the U.S. Navy as a training carrier at the time. Most of the Nimitz class carriers also appear in one or several episodes. The USS Saratoga (CV-60), USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) were also used in the series.

USS Enterprise was used as the fictional USS Seahawk in many episodes. USS Forrestal and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) were also used as the fictional Seahawk, both in Season Four and for one episode each. For scenes filmed aboard Enterprise, the whole crew wore caps reading USS Seahawk - CVN 65 so they matched the ship's real pennant number.

USS Forrestal was featured in many episodes, most prominently two in which she portrayed the fictional USS Reprisal. In these episodes, all crew members wore caps with the CV 35 pennant number. This number was totally out of sequence with the pennant numbers of active USN carriers at the time the series was filmed, but was intentional. In fact CV 35 would have been the real pennant number of an Essex class carrier actually called Reprisal, which was canceled during construction in 1945 when WW2 ended and broken up in 1949 after consideration had been given to completing her to a revised design roughly similar to that of USS Oriskany (CV-34).

Only six USN ships featured in the series were called by their real name: USS Hornet (CV-12), USS Coral Sea (CV-43), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), USS America (CV-66), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), and USS Belknap (CG-26).

The Kitty Hawk is mentioned in one of the Season Three episodes, but never seen on screen. The America is the murder scene in one of the Season Three episodes, but shots supposedly depicting her are in fact shots of the Forrestal (the ship most widely used in the series, as she was at the time used as the Navy's training carrier based in Pensacola, and therefore more easily available for filming). Real shots of the Roosevelt in harbor are used in one episode of Season One.

Season Three opener Ghost ship was filmed entirely aboard the Hornet while she was laid up at Alameda Naval Air Station before being preserved as a museum ship. Part of the storyline in Ghost Ship deals with the final fate of Hornet. It implies (though not explicitly stating it) that she was eventually scrapped due to severe fire damage sustained during the course of the episode, contrary to her real-life fate as a National Landmark. The sub-plot in Ghost Ship indicating that the ship's double hull had to be cut open from the inside to repair torpedo damage during WWII is apocryphal (though it does serve the main plot well).

Episode being filmed in 2003 with guest star Barry Zito.

Hornet never suffered any torpedo damage during her active service with the USN. The only US carriers that did were USS Lexington (CV-2), USS Yorktown (CV-5), USS Wasp (CV-7), USS Saratoga (CV-3), and USS Intrepid (CV-11). Lexington, Wasp and Yorktown were sunk by the torpedo hits (plus bomb hits in the two first cases). Saratoga survived torpedo hits, but her hull structure was totally different from the Essex class carriers, including bulges and not a double hull. Intrepid was holed by an air-dropped torpedo, but the damage was to her rudder and to the single-skinned portion of the hull near the stern. So the kind of procedure described in the episode never actually happened, though it would have been technically feasible on an Essex class carrier.

Coral Sea is also featured in one Season Three episode Vanished and Season Four episode Angels 30. But she had already been scrapped by the time the episodes supposedly taking place aboard her were filmed. So part of the Season Three episode uses archive footage of the Coral Sea dating back from the early 90's just before her decommissioning, and other parts use shots of the Forrestal. The majority of the exterior scenes from Angels 30 were filmed aboard Forrestal and a few aboard Enterprise.

Belknap is mentioned in Season Four episode Going after Francesca as the Sixth Fleet flagship, a role she actually fulfilled in real life from 1986 until her decommissioning in 1994. Actually Belknap had already been decommissioned and was laid up in the USA awaiting scrapping when the episode was filmed. But (unlike Coral Sea) all exterior shots are actual shots of Belknap before her decommissioning.

The series also includes appearances by Tarawa class amphibious assault ships,Ticonderoga class cruisers, Arleigh Burke class destroyers and Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates. In one of the episodes, the Spanish frigate SPS Santa María (F81) is used to depict a fictional USN Perry class ship (denoted by her NATO pennant number "F 81" painted under the bridge, instead of the US practice of having a "number only" ID painted on the bow).

Series end

Harm and Mac watch the flip of the challenge coin that will determine who will resign.

In 2005, David James Elliott announced he would leave the show to pursue other projects after not being offered a renewal from the producers. The show introduced new younger characters (including former As the World Turns star Chris Beetem). Producers also thought about relocating the setting of the show to Naval Base San Diego, and even set a season ten episode there. Nevertheless, CBS announced the cancellation of the show after ten seasons on April 4, 2005. The final episode, "Fair Winds and Following Seas", which aired April 29, 2005, saw Harm and Mac assigned different stations: Harm in London, Mac in San Diego. They finally confront their feelings and decide to get married. The episode ends with them tossing a JAG challenge coin to decide who will give up their career to be with the other. However, in keeping with JAG tradition, the outcome of the toss is never seen, as the screen fades to black.

Spin-off

NCIS

In 2003, the series spawned the spin-off NCIS in a two-part episode in which Rabb is accused of the murder of Lieutenant Singer. The two episodes, titled "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown," focused on the NCIS team, with the JAG regulars as supporting characters. Whereas the JAG episodes were primarily oriented on courtroom drama, NCIS is more focused on the field criminal investigations. NCIS also follows a different storytelling format than JAG, emphasizing character humor more than its parent program.

Four characters from JAG have appeared on NCIS: Patrick Labyorteaux reprised his role of Bud Roberts in the episode "Hung Out to Dry", while recurring guest star Alicia Coppola appeared in her JAG role of Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman in several episodes. Also, Sean Murray, Special Agent Timothy McGee in NCIS, played "Danny Walden" an Ensign on trial from Season 4 Episode "Innocence" and Michael Bellisario who Played Mikey Roberts on JAG appeared as Assistant Forensic Technician Charles "Chip" Sterling

The two-part JAG episode in which the NCIS cast were introduced was later rebroadcast as a regular episode of NCIS, although it was not included in the subsequent Season 1 DVD box set release.

An episode of the final season, "JAG: San Diego" had the cast going to the San Diego naval base and working with the JAG corps stationed there. Though it was reportedly considered as a back-door pilot to a possible spin-off, CBS ultimately decided not to pursue a new series.

American television ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of JAG.

Note: U.S. network television seasons generally start in late September and end in late May, which coincides with the completion of the May sweeps.
Season Season premiere Season final TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 September 23, 1995 May 22, 1996 1995–1996 #79 11.56
2 January 3, 1997 April 18, 1997 1997 #68 11.8
3 September 23, 1997 May 19, 1998 1997–1998 #39 13.24
4 September 22, 1998 May 25, 1999 1998–1999 #17 14.20[2]
5 September 21, 1999 May 23, 2000 1999–2000 #25 14.07[3]
6 October 3, 2000 May 22, 2001 2000–2001 #26 14.60[4]
7 September 25, 2001 May 21, 2002 2001–2002 #15 14.80[5]
8 September 24, 2002 May 20, 2003 2002–2003 #26 12.97[6]
9 September 26, 2003 May 21, 2004 2003–2004 #37 10.80[7]
10 September 24, 2004 April 29, 2005 2004–2005 #50 9.66[8]

Awards and nominations

Awards

ASCAP Award:

  • Top TV Series (x2) - 2004
  • Top TV Series - 2003
  • Top TV Series (x2) - 2000

Emmy:

  • Outstanding Costuming for a Series (episode "Gypsy Eyes") - 1999
  • Outstanding Costuming for a Series (episode "Cowboys & Cossacks") - 1997
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Single Camera Production (pilot episode) - 1996

Imagen Foundation Awards:

  • Primetime Television Series (episode "Retreat Hell") - 2001

TV Guide Awards:

Nominations

Emmy:

  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) - Steven Bramson (composer) (episode "Need To Know") - 2003
  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) - Steven Bramson (music by) (episode "Adrift", part 2) - 2002
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series - Hugo Cortina (director of photography) (episode "Adrift", part 1) - 2001
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series (episode "Boomerang", part 2) - 2000
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Series (episode "Gypsy Eyes") - 1999
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Series (episode "The Good Of The Service") - 1998
  • Outstanding Costuming for a Series - L. Paul Dafelmair (costume supervisor) (episode "Cowboys & Cossacks") - 1997
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costuming for a Series - L. Paul Dafelmair (costume supervisor) (episode "Smoked") - 1996
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music - 1996

American Cinema Editors, USA:

  • Best Edited Motion Picture for Commercial Television (the pilot movie) - 1996

American Cinema Foundation, USA:

  • Television Series - Drama - 2000

ACS Awards:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series' (Hugo Cortina) (episode "Gypsy Eyes") - 1999

Cinema Audio Society, USA

  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Series (episode "Gypsy Eyes") - 1999

Tim Philben (re-recording mixer)
Ross Davis (re-recording mixer)
Grover B. Helsley (re-recording mixer)
Sean Rush (production mixer)

Humanitas Prize:

  • 60 Minute Category (episode "Angels 30") - 1999

Motion Picture Sound Editors:

  • Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Sound Effects & Foley - 1999

TV Guide Awards:

Young Artist Awards:

  • Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress (Hallee Hirsh) - 2004
  • Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress (Aysia Polk) - 2000

Episodes

For a full list of JAG episodes, see list of JAG episodes.

DVD and VHS releases

On September 1, 1998, the pilot episode of JAG was released on VHS in the U.S. by Paramount Home Entertainment.[9]

CBS DVD (distributed by Paramount) has released Seasons 1–9 of JAG on DVD in Region 1. Season 5 marked the first time the DVDs had a 16:9 aspect ratio. The Tenth and final season will be released on February 9, 2010. [2]

Seasons 1-6 have been released in Region 2 & 4.

DVD Name Ep# Release Dates Extra features
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season 22 July 25, 2006 October 16, 2006 October 16, 2006 The region 1 release also includes an episode commentary by producer Donald Bellisario, behind-the-scenes footage, making-of features and the rarely-seen "Skeleton Crew" season finale. Region 2 and 4 releases do not contain special features.
The Complete Second Season 15 November 7, 2006 September 10, 2007 August 16, 2007 Episode commentaries by the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes footage and making-of features. Region 2 and 4 releases do not contain special features.
The Third Season 24 March 20, 2007 June 24, 2008 June 5, 2008
The Fourth Season 24 August 21, 2007 October 22, 2008 October 2, 2008 Gag reel, other special features. Region 2 Contains Gag Reel.
The Fifth Season 25 January 29, 2008 May 7, 2009 May 7, 2009 Gag reel
The Sixth Season 24 May 20, 2008 September 14, 2009[10] September 3, 2009 [11]
The Seventh Season 24 November 4, 2008 March 22, 2010 [12] March 4, 2010
The Eighth Season 24 March 17, 2009 Gag Reel
The Ninth Season 24 November 10, 2009
The Final Season 22 February 9, 2010 The Final Goodbye (Features The Season 10 Cast, John M. Jackson, Tracey Needham, Andrea Thompson, Andrea Parker and Nanci Chambers)

See also

Notes & references

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

JAG (1995-2005), is an American TV series about fictional events at the Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps. JAG is an elite legal wing of officers trained as lawyers who investigate, prosecute and defend those accused of crimes in the military, including murder, treason and terrorism. Most of the stories focus on the highs and lows of Captain Harmon Rabb, Jr., a hot-shot fighter pilot-turned lawyer who brings his fly-boy mentality to the courtroom, and Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie, a tough, by-the-book Marine who often clashes with him, in and out of the courtroom.

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JAG: A New Life: The 2hr Pilot

Cpt. Boone (CAG): Chief, if I bagged a Klingon I believe you would know what flag to paint on her.
CPO Ned Bannon: Klingons are easy, sir. Now a Romulan warship, that might be a problem. They're invisible.

Cpt. Ross: You have whoever sent that message to CNIC-Med on my quarterdeck by sunset, Mr. Rubin, or you'll spend the rest of your tour sending semaphore to Eskimos.

Lt. Kate Pike: I am 27 years old, a Harvard law school graduate, and a lieutenant in the same navy as you. Don't treat me as anything less!

Lt. Kate Pike: Those wings look good on you.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, you know what they about gold wings and dress whites. They'll get you in bed anywhere.
Lt. Kate Pike: Except here.

Cpt. Boone (CAG): You don't like female pilots, do you, son?
Lt. Jack 'Ripper' Carter: No sir, I do not.
Cpt. Boone (CAG): Neither do I. Don't believe they have the stomach for battle.
Lt. Jack 'Ripper' Carter: You got that right, CAG.
Cpt. Boone (CAG): But if one of my LSOs ever intentionally waved a pilot off because she was a female, I'd keelhaul him.

Cpt. Boone (CAG): We will be flying a Tomcat that has been modified for re-con and training missions. There's a complete set of controls in your cockpit. But if you touch anything other than your personal joystick, I will eject you over the Adriatic and forget where I did it.

Lt. Kate Pike: (about the CAG) What gives him the right to decide who belongs up there and who doesn't?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Twenty-five years and a thousand traps.

Lt. Kate Pike: You're FLYING?!?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You really know how to build a guy's confidence, Kate.

(After making a night trap in a damaged Tomcat with an injured pilot)
CPO Ned Bannon: He's breathing.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: That makes one of us.

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Before this gets embarrassing for both of us, you don't have to thank me.
Cpt. Boone (CAG): Thank you for what? You're a naval aviator, I damn well expected you to get us back.

Season 1

Shadow [1.03]

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Kate sends her regrets.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You know Kate?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Well enough for her to warn me, sir.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: About what?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: That's privileged information, Lieutenant.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I can decipher computer codes in as little as 30 seconds, sir.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: And as long as?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Three days, but that was in Chinese.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I thought nuclear subs were big.
Lt. Cmdr Scott: Those are the Boomers and missile boats. We're in a tag boat; small, compact.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: (bumps head) And deadly to anyone over 5'2"

Weapons Officer: What'd you fly, Lieutenant?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Tomcats
Weapons Officer: Tomcats to JAG?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I had a problem when they wouldn't give me another one.

Dirk Grover: We're not at the rendezvous?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: No, sir. You do not pass 'Go', you do not collect $40 million. You go straight to jail.

Desert Son [1.04]

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I have to plead Article 5 of the code of conduct.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Name, rank, serial number, and date of birth?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: It's the closest thing to an "I can't tell you how I'm how I'm gonna do it" article, sir.

Deja Vu [1.05]

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: We were just talking.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Harm, you and I are just talking. You and she were tangoing across the dance floor half-naked, one foot in the nearest bedroom.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: And you got all that from a "Pleasure to meet you, too, Lieutenant?" Amazing.

(Meg is getting dressed for the evening in a short red dress and heels.)
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I'm on my way to meet Detective Axelrood.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Using your human approach?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: That's right.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Meaning you're wearing a dress.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Don't think you know me that well, because you don't. I'll be so subtle by the time I work my way around to asking for the file he'll barely notice.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Is it a red dress?

Pilot Error [1.06]

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Sorry we're late, sir, we were misdirected.
James Reid: Is that a pilot's way of saying 'lost'?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Pilots don't get lost, Mr. Reid, just momentarily disoriented.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: You sound like my dad.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Uh-oh. I'm in trouble when you start comparing me to your father.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: My brother?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Even worse.

Lt. Tess McKee: Marines. You know, they're the only species on the planet that will develop a crush on you if you punch them out?

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Five traps?!?!
Lt. Moore: It's what Lieutenant Pendry did the morning of his flight.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: That's like preparing for a football game with five boxing matches.

(after a rough carrier landing)
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Sorry, I'm a little rusty.
Lt. Tess McKee: You're not rusty, Lieutenant, you're corroded.
(Four landings later…)
Lt. Tess McKee: Thank God that's over, you're making me wish I'd joined the Air Force!

War Cries [1.07]

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: If security gets any tighter, they'll be strip searching us.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I wouldn't get my hopes up, sir.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Would you be saying this if I were a man?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Yes. But if you were a man, you'd have some explaining to do about the way you fill out that uniform.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Looked more like intimidation.
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: Well, the enemy can be pretty damed intimidating.

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I'm a lawyer, Cortez. No one is ever glad to see me.

Ambassador Bartlett: Is this vest thick enough, Gunney?
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: Oh, it's top of the line, all-spectra Guardian vest, ma'am. It will stop a 9mm round at point-blank range.
Ambassador Bartlett: What if someone aims at my head?
Gunnery Sgt. Granger: Duck, ma'am.

Brig Break [1.08]

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Our first priority is the safety of the hostage.
Major Aspinal: My first priority is to bring escaped prisoners under control. For all I know, that hostage is dead!
Lt. Kate Pike: He's right, sir!
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb & Major Aspinal: Who's right?!?!

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You give me one good reason why two of us should be doing this?
Lt. Kate Pike: They might not shoot a woman as quickly as a man.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Ok, you negotiate. (Hands over the white flag, turns to leave.)
Lt. Kate Pike: (stops him) I'm not that big a feminist.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: You're bleeding to death! (Removes his belt to use as a tourniquet)
Petty Officer Peter Quinn: Lieutenant, we barely know each other.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: We're looking for a 5 digit code with a 7.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: How much time?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: 7 minutes. Funny, huh?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb & Lt. Kate Pike: No!

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Who was right?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I don't think the wrong one would want you to know that, sir.

Scimitar [1.09]

Lt. Dumai: Do you respect no man?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Respect, yes. Fear, no.

Colonel Ahmad Al-Barzan: How can work compare to the caresses of a man you love?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I wasn't comparing them, Colonel. You were.
Colonel Ahmad Al-Barzan: A woman like you needs a strong hand.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I already have a strong hand. My own.

Lt. Dumai: You think that you are superior to me because men treat you as an equal.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: No. And not all men treat me as an equal. I just don't accept the behavior of those who don't as correct.

Lt. Dumai: Have you ever heard of Babylon?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Of course. Everyone's heard of ancient Babylon. The Tower, and the Hanging Gardens….
Lt. Dumai: It is 3000 years old and we have other cities even older, and how old is America?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: A little over 200 years.
Lt. Dumai: Your country is like a child who has learned nothing yet thinks it knows everything. Let your civilization survive its first thousand years; then perhaps we'll begin to listen.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Even the young have something of value to offer.
Lt. Dumai: But is it not for the old to decide if they want accept it?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Yes.
Lt. Dumai: Then why do you try so hard to push your ways on me?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Because I can't stand to see anyone denied their human right.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Are you comparing me to a prostitute?
Corporal David Anderson: Uh, no ma'am, I didn't say that!
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I did! And I meant she was spunky.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: 'Spunky' doesn't cut it, sir.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: How about pretty?

Boot [1.10]

(Editor's note: 'Boot' was originally supposed to be aired after episode 1.13, 'Defensive Action'. At the beginning of that episode, Rabb is promoted to Lieutenant Commander. This is why he is a LCDR in this episode and a LT in the next)

Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: That's what I told them. That occasionally circumstances dictate that we have to act beyond the courtroom. Then State wanted to look at your cases for the past few months, and wanted to know if staging jailbreaks in Iraq, flying missions in F-14s, and recovering stolen nuclear weapons qualified as "occasionally."
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, they say the Navy is not just a job, it's an adventure.

Sergeant Carrington: You must satisfy me, or you will never leave this island. And don't get any bright ideas. Because we have a swamp so deep, it will take you down quicker than your boyfriend.
Private Johnson: My man's out there, ain't no swamp gonna stop me.

Private Johnson: Next time you screw up, you and I are gonna have a little night visit.
Private Whitley: Leave her alone.
Private Johnson: You want some of me? (Silence) That's what I thought. (to Meg) You straight?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Uh-huh. Are you?

Sergeant Carrington: A Marine should always be alert. I will demonstrate why. (Pushes Meg into a mud pit)

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Staff Sergeant Carrington, I'd like you to meet Lieutenant JG Austin,
Sergeant Carrington: (Surprised look) Ma'am.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I know it wasn't personal. You were just doing your job.
Sergeant Carrington: Yes ma'am, that's because I thought Private McEntire had a future in the military. I just didn't realize how right I was. Ma'am.

Sightings [1.11]

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: My four bits.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I never understood bits.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: It comes from the old Spanish dollar, pieces of eight. Two bits to a quarter, four bits, fifty cents, my fifty cents which is in your pocket.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I bet you go Dutch on dates.

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You expect the spaceships to be lined up along the tarmac?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Very funny.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Seriously. If there was a race advanced enough to travel millions of light-years to Earth, I truly doubt we could catch them, no matter how much we wanted to.

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I counted the beams. There are at least five of them out there.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Five what?
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Men. Those are targeting beams.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Targeting beams are red.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, maybe they don't like red
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Or can't see red.

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Cathy, did they come in a, uh…
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: You can't even say it. A spaceship.
Cathy Gold: If they did that, they wouldn't be ghosts, they'd be aliens!

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: How do I write this up, Meg?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: By the book.
Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You really want me to enter that you first thought we were dealing with a UFO full of little green men?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Shut up and drive. Sir.

The Brotherhood [1.12]

Lt. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: That's a little crazy even for a Marine.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Nothing's too crazy for Marines.

Captain Overton: That piece of crap will blow your hand off if you pop it, the barrel's full of dirt.
(Tyler goes to check it.)
Captain Overton: Oh, that's smart, look down the barrel of a loaded pistol.

Reaper: Top Gun and Snowflake have arrived.

Reaper: 'Be all that you can be.'
(Shoots Tyler's gun, it explodes in his hand.)
Captain Overton: That's the Army slogan, Lefty.

Tyler Hanson: Call me T.
Gunnery Sergeant Cane: I will call you a lot of names, boy, but it will not be 'T'.

Defensive Action [1.13]

CPO Ned Bannon: (of carrier aviation) You still miss it don't you, sir?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Only when I'm back onboard. Or see a jet. Shaving in the morning, in my dreams, eating a pizza, watching a movie…

Commander Alison Krennick: If I were you, talking hypothetically, of course, I'd be asking for a deal.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, I'm not, but since we're talking hypothetically, what would that deal be?
Commander Alison Krennick: CAG resigns, admits his responsibility, court-martial never happens.
Cpt. Boone (CAG): You can go to hell. Hypothetically.

Commander Alison Krennick: Does the Crusader's profile look anything like that of a MiG?
Cpt. Boone (CAG): No it does not.
Commander Alison Krennick: But that's what the pilot saw. He is enemy airspace, and having encountered MiGs earlier in the day, his brain turned your Crusader into a MiG.
Cpt. Boone (CAG): He was an Air Force pilot.

Cpt. Boone (CAG): Gentlemen, since I am not a lawyer, I'll be brief.
Commander Alison Krennick: Good God, we're dealing with Abe Lincoln.
Cpt. Boone (CAG): I am a naval aviator. With 11000 flying hours, 908 of which were in combat. I know gunfire when I see it; I did not imagine it. The Hind was firing at my men while they hung helpless in their chutes. What I did, I would do again without hesitation even if doing so meant ending my naval career. God knows it is not a career I wish to end, that will happen soon enough. But better that than to break the sacred trust between an officer and those he commands to do what ever is in his power to protect them, not only when such action is obvious or politically correct, but even when it is sure to be unpopular and questioned. The day that I can no longer live up to that trust you will not have to ask for my resignation, gentleman, it will be tendered without hesitation.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I'd love to see the faces of the three officers who voted guilty when they hear about this.
Commander Alison Krennick: No way of knowing who they are.
Cpt. Boone (CAG): Oh, I know who they are.
Commander Alison Krennick: You do?
Cpt. Boone (CAG): Hell yes, I do.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: How would he know?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: He's the CAG!

Smoked [1.14]

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: All they have to do is download five chips and they'll have what makes the Tomcat so lethal.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: The pilot?
Cmdr Alison Krennick: Your wings are glinting, Commander

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Sir, the Secretary wants to know why we're not turning back.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: He told me to land at the nearest field, it's in Cuba.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Harm, he'll have a heart attack!
Havana Approach: (over radio) 7-Zulu, I repeat, what is the nature of your emergency?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Havana, 7-Zulu. We have a medical emergency, a passenger is going into cardiac arrest!

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I wouldn't flash a yellow, I'd go straight to red around here.
Captain Carlos Fuente: I assume the commander was referring to a stoplight. And this stoplight has something to do with sexual advances?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Why would you think that?
Captain Carlos Fuente: A warning from a man to a woman left alone with another man usually does.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: It's part our Navy sexual sensitivity training. It's an inoffensive way to signal a male when his speech or behavior is inappropriate.
Captain Carlos Fuente: The most powerful Navy in the world actually teaches this kindergarten approach to sex?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: It works.
Captain Carlos Fuente: Lieutenant...
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Sometimes.
Captain Carlos Fuente: And are Navy women permitted to signal green lights?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: I suppose so.
Captain Carlos Fuente: And what would I have to do to get a green light, Lieutenant Austin?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Yellow light, Captain Fuente.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You said anything I asked!
Raoul: I've got a big mouth!

Assistant Secretary of State David Bair: How did you sabotage it?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: With a Navy-issue 34-inch brass-tipped cinch.
Assistant Secretary of State David Bair: What the hell is that?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: My belt.

Hemlock [1.15]

Hemlock: I'm afraid your Lieutenant Commander is in for some rough seas.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: He's a survivor, sir.
Hemlock: We'll see.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Sir?
(Hemlock shoots Meg in the head)

Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: Steal their thunder! S.O.B. comes in here and shoots one of my officers, I want him stuffed and put in my trophy room. And I want us to do it.

Cmdr. Alison Krennick: Something wrong?
Computer Hacker: (looking at Krennick's chest) Are those real or did you, uh, buy them?
Cmdr. Alison Krennick: Original equipment. Inherited from my grandmother.
Computer Hacker: My grandmother, uh, left me this place. But I like what yours, uh, left you, uh, better.
Cmdr. Alison Krennick: So do I.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Hey, Harm.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Hi, Meg.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: How was lunch?

High Ground [1.16]

Gunnery Sergeant Ray Crockett: See, I know things, sir. For instance, I know you are either a cross-dressing weirdo, or you work real close with a woman. (sniffs) Perfume. Nice one. French, I'd say. Chanel.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin:Imagine one person killing 163 men.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Yeah, well, it's real easy to imagine if you've ever fired a Tomahawk missile in combat.

Cmdr Alison Krennick: I've planned an officers' retreat at Admiral Chegwidden's beach house on Hilton Head. I expect you to attend.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I may have to send my regrets to the admiral.
Cmdr Alison Krennick: Actually, the admiral won't be there. Just you and me.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: For 27 years the Corps asked Crockett to put his soul in storage, and perform a duty which few men are capable of. I submit it is time to give Crockett the space his soul needs to find some peace. sir.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Still don't remember him, do you, Gunny?
Gunnery Sergeant Ray Crockett: Commander, a Gunnery Sergeant don't tell a two-star he don't remember him.

Black Ops [1.17]

Senator Grace Marion: My son was destined for more than a 6x3 plot at Arlington.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: They all were, ma'am.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I guess you really do have to be crazy to be a SEAL.
Lt. Alexander Kellogue: It's no crazier than ejecting from a cockpit with a rocket up your butt, sir.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Maybe not, but I only do that when I don't have a choice.

Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: My name is Admiral Chegwidden. I am the Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy. Before I leave this hanger, I will know the why and the how of Lieutenant Douglas Marion's death, or Commander Rabb, here, is gonna have your ass... and I'm gonna own your soul.

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: No death is useless, they all serve a purpose. Even if in our grief, it eludes us.

(just before a parachute jump into the ocean)
Lt. Alexander Kellogue: By the way, Commander Rabb, can you swim?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Now's a hell of a time to ask!

Survivors [1.18]

Joyce Anderson: Arresting Matt could ruin his career.
Divorce Lawyer: Mrs. Anderson, most ex-wives would pay me double for that.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: So far defending Striker's buddy has cost me $350 for a new suit, 12 days of leave time, and a bruised ego.

Recovery [1.19]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: The space program likes Navy pilots. We make their best astronauts.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Right, I think I read that somewhere in Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Hey, all I need to say is the first American in outer space was not an Air Force jock. They put up a man who knew how to make a trap.
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Then why was the first man in orbit a Marine?

Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: (re: Apollo 11) I bet there were a lot of future astronauts recruited that night.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Yeah, bet there were. What do you remember about it?
Lt. J.G. Meg Austin: Nothing. I was a baby.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Seems perverted to rig an aerodynamic bird like this to fly like an anvil.

Lt. Cmdr. Mark Lowrey: You know, on a scale of one to ten, I gave you a 3.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: That high?

Major Russell: You know the guy who is responsible your your STA problems?
Lt. Cmdr. Mark Lowrey: I hope not personally.
Major Russell: Lieutenant Commander Rabb thinks he may have done something to the capture arm.
Lt. Cmdr. Mark Lowrey: Terrific.

The Prisoner [1.20]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Harm. Harmon Rabb I'm a Lieutenant Commander in United States navy.
(laughter)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: What's so funny?
Voice: You tell Colonol Han, I've been here too long to play a game like this anymore.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Why are you saying that?
Voice: Because I'm Lieutenant Commander Harmon Rabb, US Navy.

Voice: Remember what I used to tell you when you were little?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Always address adults as 'sir' or 'ma'am' and never play with matches?
Voice: And that our instincts are always right, we just learn to ignore them.

Colonel Yung-Chi: I am not Han. My name is Colonel Yung-Chi. I replaced Colonel Han, 10 years ago.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Ten years ago?
Colonel Yung-Chi: Yes. Who told you about Colonel Han?
(Harm turns back towards the border)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: My father.

Ares [1.21]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Eager to get out, more like. I didn't feel safe from any last minute assignments until I was on the plane.
Lt. Kate Pike: A false sense of security.

Lt. Kate Pike: I have become an expert at turning temporary assignments into semi-permanent exile

Lieutenant Donovan: (re: Ares control system) It can practically run the whole ship.
Lt. Kate Pike: Why even keep the crew on board?
Lieutenant Donovan: We have a good union.

Lt. Cmdr Gino Campisano: I walk out of here, or he dies.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Try it. I don't like him, anyway. What's it gonna be?
(Rabb shoots Campisano)
Commander Dennis Brockman: You could have killed me!
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Would you rather he had killed you?

Flight Attendant: (over intercom) Paging passenger Rabb, Lieutenant Commander Rabb, please press your call button.
Lt. Kate Pike: I think I hear duty calling.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: No!
Flight Attendant: (over intercom) Lieutenant Commander Rabb, please press your call button so the flight attendant can locate you. You have an emergency message.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: No! (off Kate's look) (jabs call button)

Skeleton Crew [1.22]

Ensign Bud Roberts: We can get eggs and pancakes on the ship, I don't know why you want to pay for them at the diner.
CPO Ned Bannon: Mr. Roberts, if you have to ask that that after 6 months at sea I can't explain it to you.

Agent Brian Turque: You can't investigate the murder of your girlfriend.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: How about my sister?
Agent Brian Turque: She was your sister?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: No, but that's a better way to describe our relationship, and I'm not leaving her murder investigation to someone who jumps to conclusions as fast as you.

Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: Nobody pulls a JAG officer off an investigation except me or God, and He hasn't asked.

Cmdr. Alison Krennick: I've always maintained that there is no such thing as a platonic relationship between a healthy man and woman, unless one of them is gay and the other is neutered.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Diane and I never slept together.
Cmdr. Alison Krennick: What were you going to do all weekend, play gin?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Red light, Commander.
Cmdr. Alison Krennick: My God, I think you really mean it.

Season 2

We the People [2.1]

Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: Well done, Commander.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Thank you, sir.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Very well done, sir
Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: Don't over do it, Mr. Roberts, he's a naval aviator. With his wings comes an ego as big as an Admiral's.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: One or two stars, sir? (silence) I was joking,sir
Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: Lieutenant J.G.s don't joke with admirals, son, it could get him transferred to a supply ship in the Aleutians. Joking is strictly an admiral's privilege.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: We have 33 minutes, Commander.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: How do you do that?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: I've got great timing.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Hey, there's a bed back here.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: So?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, it fits our cover story.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I keep forgetting I don't know you.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Deja vu again?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Only whenever I see your face. Or hear you talk. I wouldn't know about your smile, I haven't seen one yet.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: There's not much to smile about.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I guess not.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Sounds like I have a twin out there.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Not anymore.

Colonel Matt O'Hara: Where did you find this sailor, Sarah?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: In a rose garden, Uncle Matt.

Secrets [2.2]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Leave it to the Marines.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Most people do.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You all right, Admiral?
Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: I'm fine, Commander, but this Private's got a problem.

Capt. Gayle Osbourne: Hello, Admiral. Nice to know you're alive.
Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: You don't expect me to return that compliment, do you?

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You have access to a lot of places for a Special Assistant to an Undersecretary of State.
Special Agent Clayton Webb: I am a Special Assistant to State. Sometimes.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: And other times?
Special Agent Clayton Webb: I do other things. Doesn't everybody in Washington?

Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: We're running out of time, here, son.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Three minutes if you're right about Osbourne only giving us a half hour, Admiral.
Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: How the hell do you do that, Major?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: I don't really know, sir, but I'm never off by more than 30 seconds.

Jinx [2.3]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: What is that?
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: It's a cell phone, sir!
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I know that! What's it doing up here?!

Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Does that mean you're not mad at me anymore, sir?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I was never mad at you, Bud! It's Mac that's always complaining about you!

Annie Pendry: Don't worry, I still have faith in you. You're basically good material.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Basically?
Annie Pendry: Well, I mean, if you were perfect, don't you think you would have fallen in love by now?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I'm working on it. (reaches out to stroke her hair)

Annie Pendry: Is that why you come here? Because you think we need you?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: At first, yeah. But, somewhere along the way I stopped coming just to check in on you.
Annie Pendry: Harm, I don't want to start something for the wrong reasons. You just do more damage than good when you leave.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Then maybe I shouldn't leave.
Annie Pendry: No, you have to.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Why?
Annie Pendry: Because I want you to stay!
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, now I know I'm confused.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Hell, Lieutenant, looks like your luck's changing.
Lt. Pete 'Pistol' Ayers: I thought you didn't believe in luck, sir.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Only the good kind. Well, Lieutenant, I'd fly with you anytime. You're untouchable.

Heroes [2.4]

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Objection. Your honor, the prosecution has just gone from speculation to fantasy.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: If you have some evidence I should know about...
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You'll eventually get it, and then you can plea bargain.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: In your dreams, Commander.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Oh, you don't want to be in my dreams, Major.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Red light, Commander.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Red light? There was nothing sexual in what I said, and if you think there was, then maybe, I should give you the red light.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Commander, you gave it your best and came up short. When you grasp for straws like that letter, maybe its time to punch out.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Punching out is the last thing a pilot ever wants to do. People think you get in trouble, pull the magic handle, and float safely to the ground? Every time you punch out you end up an inch shorter.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: No problem, Commander, you've got a few inches to spare.

Chief Herradin: Takes a big man to admit he's wrong, Commander.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, I don't know about being a big man. But I was wrong.
Chief Herradin: You're damn right you were wrong. My son died for his country. You tried to take that away from me.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: He didn't die for his country, Chief. He died for you.
Chief Herradin: (chuckles) What's that supposed to mean?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Your son was HIV positive.
Chief Herradin: What?
Harm: And he couldn't admit that to you. Or that he was a homosexual. So rather than face you, he stood up into Chief Connors' line of fire.
Chief Herradin: (disbelieving look)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Congratulations on your son's Navy cross, Chief.
(throws his entire glass of beer in Chief Herradin's face)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: (cont'd): You earned it.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Cute does not work on me, Harm.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I wasn't being cute. I was being funny.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Yeah, like the way you fired that H&K in court?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, I thought it was pretty funny when you ducked under the table.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: I'm a Marine, Harm. Marines don't duck.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: What do Marines do?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: They take cover, but they never duck.

Crossing the Line [2.5]

Lt. Elizabeth 'Skates' Hawkes: For a woman to be 'one of the guys', sometimes she has to be willing to give up somethings of herself. You know, be less of a woman. Sometimes it sucks.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: So the question is, why should she have to be 'one of the guys'?

Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: You look nice. Uh, I'm sorry, I did not mean that.
Ens. Harriet Sims: So you don't think I look nice?
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Well, I just don't know if it was appropriate to say. I outrank you, and I may have inadvertently uttered a yellow-light remark.
Ens. Harriet Sims: You have an ulterior motive, Lieutenant?
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: No! I don't think I do.
Ens. Harriet Sims: Then I'll choose to believe you were sincere.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You grounded Lieutenant Isaacs after a substandard landing. The LSO log indicates: OSCB, EGAR, DNKH.
Capt. Thomas Boone (CAG): That's correct.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Can you tell me what those initials stand for, sir?
Capt. Thomas Boone (CAG): OSCB, Over Shot Came Back. EGAR, Eased Gun At Ramp.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: What about, uh... DNKH?
Capt. Thomas Boone (CAG): Well, that's the technical one, Major. Damn Near Killed Herself.

Capt. Thomas Boone (CAG): (re: carrier aviation) You miss it?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Sometimes. Never at night.

Ens. Harriet Sims: I want you to kiss me.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Green light?
(they kiss)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: (watching from a distance) I just had a scary thought.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Their children?

Trinity [2.6]

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: I though you said this Barnes was a ghost.
Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: Well, Major, I guess that makes you two ghostbusters.

Barkeep: This clientele consists solely of self-declared degenerates.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Any IRA?
Barkeep: No. Just your regular thieving bastards. We're not political.

Lt. Linda Nivens: No, I'm coming with you.
Lorcan Barnes: I'm afraid I can't have that.
Lt. Linda Nivens: (re: Commander Rabb) You're taking him.
Lorcan Barnes: He's insurance. I don't look at you in the same way. No offense.
Lt. Linda Nivens: He's my son, too, Lorcan.
Lorcan Barnes: Aye, and he'll need a parent left to raise him. (kisses her) God be with ye, my love.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I'll get him back, Lieutenant.
Lt. Linda Nivens: Bring them both back, sir.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Is all of it? Necessary? The violence?
Lorcan Barnes: Only legitimate targets.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Still, there are always alternatives to killing.
Lorcan Barnes: Well, you can afford such civility, can't ye? You have your liberty. Spilt a fair share of British blood for it, too, if I recall.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: It was a different time, different place.
Lorcan Barnes: Different war. And what the hell do you think this is?

Ghosts [2.7]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: So you abducted him, coerced him into drinking alcohol, and then forced him into the trunk of a car.
Midshipman Danvers: Yes, sir.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: At any point did you try to revive him?
Midshipman Danvers: Yes ma'am, we tried to get him on his feet and walking, but he had stopped breathing. Malcolm - Midshipman Holmes - even tried mouth-to-mouth resecitatation.
(Bud and Mac laugh)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Can I see you outside a moment, Major? You too, Lieutenant.
(they leave the office)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You think this funny?
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: No, sir.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Come on, Harm, you've got to admit…
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Bill is dead, Mac! They killed him!
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Harm, he's a goat.

Laura Delaney: Is it unreasonable to think that love should rank above some stoic warrior ethic?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: He probably just wants to protect you, ma'am.
Laura Delaney: I don't want protection. I want to share things. He has no right to shut me out.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: It's not his fault, ma'am it's what he's been trained to do. But the Admiral is smart, and smart people can be retrained.
Laura Delaney: Even the old ones?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: (smiles) I have no opinion about that, ma'am.

P.O. Jason Tiner: (re: Osbourne) Sorry sir, he got passed me. Should I call security?
Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: No. I might order them to shoot him.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Yes, please.
FBI Analyst: Well, that's nice. No one around here says please or thank you.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Well, thank you's my favorite word.
FBI Analyst: Yes is mine.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: That depends on the question
FBI Analyst: Dinner. At Indigo's on Wisconsin Saturday night. Yes?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Yes.

Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: Try out my chair, commander, my guess is it's going to be yours in a couple years. (Harm hesitates) Go ahead, Rabb, it's not gonna turn you into a growling old salt, you'd have to grow a couple stars for that.

Full Engagement [2.8]

Marine: Tell the lieutenant.
Seaman Angel Munoz: What?
Marine: When were you born?
Seaman Angel Munoz: August 17.
Marine: 1980. What does that make him, sir?
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: A Leo.
Marine: Sixteen, sir.

Seaman Angel Munoz: He's not answering. He's either not at home, in the shower, having sex, or dead. Or a combination.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: I can't out run them, Harm. You go.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Like that's really gonna happen.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Come on, let's go.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: I can't. I'm sorry. I can't.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: What do you mean you can't? You're a Marine! Come on, Mac, what happened to that gung-ho, Semper Fi, kick-ass jarhead I used to know? Don't let me down now, Mac, we've made it this far. Damn it. This is precisely why we shouldn't allow women in combat. 'Cause when it come to the clinch you know they're gonna fall apart. If you were a real Marine-
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: All right, already, shut up! You've made your point. (gets to her feet, struggles up the hill)

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: What happened to Sarah?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Nothing. She lives in Bellville, Pennsylvania.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: You still love her?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I'm wild about her. She's my grandmother.

Washington Holiday [2.9]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Do I have a say in this, sir?
Admiral A.J. Chegwidden: Not if you're smart.

Princess Alexandra: Commander, you're a pleasant surprise.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: And how is that, your highness?
Princess Alexandra: Well, usually Minister Kepish arranges for someone much older and quite unattractive.

(after the Princess kisses Harm)
Minister Kepish: That really isn't a very good idea.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I thought it was a damn good idea. Too bad I didn't think of it.

Ens. Harriet Sims: You can't ask me out on purpose, but you can ask her out by accident?
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: You were mad at me and she laughed at one of my jokes. At least, I think it was a joke.
Ens. Harriet Sims: You know what worries me, Bud? (he shakes his head) I'm starting to understand what you're saying.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Oh, Harriet, I'm really, really glad you're here in Washington. When I saw you at JAG, it was like eating Mexican food. You know, how your heart gets all tingly and you can't catch your breath because your whole body feels like its on fire?
Ens. Harriet Sims: I've been waiting for you say that. Dance?
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: No. (she looks disappointed) But I'd sure like to try.

Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: And then we went to an all-night diner and ate cheeseburgers and onion rings.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: My kind of place. And then you took her home.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Yes ma'am.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: And?
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Red light, major!

The Game of Go [2.10]

Special Agent Clayton Webb: Admiral Chegwidden thinks I'm a pain-in-the-ass bureaucrat who should never have involved the Marines in the first place. And he was right.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Taking the blame, Webb? How unlike you.
Special Agent Clayton Webb: If I hadn't involved the Marines, my ass would not be hanging over a very deep chasm right now, no offense, Major.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: None taken. I hang asses frequently in my profession.

Ambassador Witherspoon: I flew with the CAG. I understand you earned that Distinguished Flying Cross saving his six.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I was saving my own six, sir, the CAG just happened to be in the same aircraft.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: What they say about dress whites and gold wings?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Yeah?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Very overrated.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: We'll see.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: A little late, aren't you?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: 30, 35 seconds. Sorry about that.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: He's only got 46 minutes.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: How do you do that?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: It's a Marine thing.

Force Recon [2.11]

Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Major, the file you're looking for is…
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: I know where it is, Bud.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Yes ma'am, but its already..
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: It's 0939 and the flight doesn't leave until 1100, we have plenty of time, so relax! You're so nervous.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Yes ma'am. I'm just trying to point out to you that file you're looking for is...
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: There it is! For heaven sakes' Bud, it was right in front of you.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Yes, ma'am. How about that.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: You'd follow Captain Koonan to hell.
Sergeant Tesla: And back, ma'am. He'd get us back.

(After a fight with a group of Army Rangers)
Sergeant Tesla: I got to admire your restraint, Gunny. You held off decking that jerk for a good two, maybe three seconds.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Man, I don't remember it hurting this much.
Sergeant Tesla: Don't tell me you're out of practice, Gunny?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You know, it's getting harder and harder to find a good bar fight.

Captain Koonan: There is only one thing I want to know.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Sir?
Captain Koonan: How did the men perform?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Outstanding, sir.
Captain Koonan: How can that be, Gunnery Sergent Post? My men ended up in the brig. Did you see any rangers in the brig, First Sergeant Creed?
First Sergeant Creed: Not one Ranger, sir.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Rangers are in sickbay, sir.
Captain Koonan: I see. How do you feel about that, First Sergeant?
First Sergeant Creed: I'm appalled by their conduct, sir.
Captain Koonan: The First Sergeant and I are appalled, Gunny.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Yes sir I thought you would be sir.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: It is the custom to salute an officer.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: (salutes) Yes ma'am. You are loving this new relationship.

The Guardian [2.12]

CPO Paul Bauwer: Sometimes it's better just to put an old guard dog down. He's more trouble than he's worth once he's outlived his usefulness.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: You can always find some way to be useful, Chief.
CPO Paul Bauwer: And what am I supposed to do, sir? If I don't want to be a mercenary, what am I supposed to do? I can kill a man 18 different ways with my bare hands. I can break down 43 different assault rifles. I can jump out of a chopper going 30 knots 30 feet into a freezing ocean and swim all night to a submarine. But what am I supposed to do now?

(on a note pinned to Chief Bauwer's uniform)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: "I hope I got the ribbons right."

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Bud, if you were a girl I'd kiss you.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: (laughs) Red light, Commander. Does this mean I get my Game Boy back?

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Nardoni argued his way to a weaker position. The jury knowing only helps us.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Funny how that happens.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Are you saying you planned it?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: What do you think? I think I like the big leagues.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: How do we as a society treat the warriors we create? By locking them for protecting their children the same way they protected us? The prosecution would say yes. I say Chief Bauwer is a hero, a guardian angel, whose love for his son kept him always there, in the shadows. He came through for his son, just like in ways we'll never know, he came through for all of us.

Code Blue [2.13]

Doctor Jenna: I'd like you to stay overnight for observation.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: In the hospital?
Doctor Jenna: Well, I think it's a little early in our relationship for you to stay at my place.

Temir: I fear no man.
CPO Walter Hume: Well, I guess that makes you stupid as well as annoying. I sure as Sam Hill wouldn't like a Navy SEAL hunting me down like a mad dog.
Temir: He's a Navy SEAL?
CPO Walter Hume: Yeah. A real killer. He'll sneak up on you and snap your skinny chicken neck like that! I know, I taught that boy everything.
Temir: And you are?
CPO Walter Hume: Admiral Walter Hume, United States Navy Covert Operations!

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: He want's to know how many centimeters you're dilated.
Pregnant Woman: It feels as big as the Grand Canyon! Oh come on, I've got nothing you haven't seen before!
(Harm examines her)
Pregnant Woman: Well?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Well, I can honestly say, I have never seen that before.

Zaki: We are not murderers! We are fighting for the freedom of our people.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: By killing old men and young women?
Zaki: Do you know how many old men and young women and even babies we have lost?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Too many. It doesn't justify killing more.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: What happened?
Doctor Jenna: A little language problem. How do you say 'stay where you are or I'll pistol whip you' in Farsi?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: (speaks Farsi)
Doctor Jenna: It sounded just like that.

Cowboys and Cossacks [2.14]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: The navy doesn't reprimand its skippers for asserting American naval superiority. It basically comes down to who has the biggest…
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Ship?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Something like that, yeah.

(after meeting Mac)
Lieutenant Matovic : She's a Marine?
Commander Zoltan Petavich: God bless America.

Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Can we be charged with mutiny on a foreign vessel, Commander?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: No. This would be considered an act of terrorism.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: How long have you been standing there?
Commander Zoltan Petavich: Long enough.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Long enough for what?
Commander Zoltan Petavich: Long enough for me to realize that you are unlike any woman I have ever met. Yet not quite long enough for me to fall in love with you.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Does that line work on Russian women?
Commander Zoltan Petavich: Not very often. But I have had limited success with it in the lower Balkans.

Captain Grinkov: Tell Captain McNamara that I will miss our games. We were never good friends, but we were the best of enemies.

Rendezvous [2.15]

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Oh, my goodness. The Admiral sent Sarah MacKenzie.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: You nervous already?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: And why would I be nervous?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Well, you know, I have beaten you before.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: That doesn't count. I dropped that case.
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Yeah, you keep dreaming, flyboy.

Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Payday was the worst. He'd go to the NCO Club with his buddies and most of the time they'd have to drive him because he was too drunk to drive himself.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Mac, you don't have to…
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Yes, I do. My mother would help him in, and he'd flop on the couch and yell for me to take off his shoes. He reeked of cigarette and stale beer, and sometimes something worse. Then the yelling would start. And then the slapping. And then the sobbing. His. I don't know which was worse, his hitting or his sobbing that he was sorry. She left him. And me with him.

Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Defending Western civilization makes people horny.

Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: She did good today.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Oh, Major MacKensize? Yes sir! She was great, sensational, terrific! She really did a a good job.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: I said good, Bud, not the Second Coming.
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Oh, yes sir.
(fax machine beeps)
Lt. J.G. Bud Roberts: Uh, I think that might be for me, sir! Yes! Lieutenant J.G. Roberts, that's my name!
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Yes, that's you, Bud. Are you OK, Bud?

Ens. Harriet Sims: Could I ask you a question, sir?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: Sure, fire away.
Ens. Harriet Sims: Lieutenant Roberts…Bud…um…(loudly) Why are men such jerks!?
(both look surprised)
Ens. Harriet Sims: I am so sorry sir! That just popped right out of my…I'm so! That is not like me, sir! That will not happen again, I'm so sorry! (she starts to leave)
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb: It's okay, Harriet! You want to talk about it?

Season 3

Ghost Ship [3.01]

Lt. Roberts: Yours is not to reason why, yours is but...to do research.

The Court-Martial Of Sandra Gilbert [3.02]

The Good of the Service [3.03]

Blind Side [3.04]

King of the Fleas [3.05]

Vanished [3.06]

Harm: (speaking to Bud while he is eating a doughnut) Doughnut
Bud: Power Nut
Harm: Excuse Me?
Bud: No, not you sir the doughnut

Against All Enemies [3.07]

Above and Beyond [3.08]

Impact [3.09]

People v. Rabb [3.10]

Defenseless [3.11]

Someone to Watch Over Annie [3.12]

With Intent to Die [3.13]

Father's Day [3.14]

Yesterday's Heroes [3.15]

Chains of Command [3.16]

The Stalker [3.17]

Tiger, Tiger [3.18]

Death Watch [3.19]

(NBC cancelled JAG before the first season episode "Skeleton Crew" Part 2 was written, and Part 1 was not broadcast until the first season went into syndication on the USA channel. The third season episode "Death Watch" used much of the footage from this episode but the story's plot was changed and told in flashbacks.)

The Imposter [3.20]

The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse [3.21]

Clipped Wings [3.22]

Wedding Bell Blues [3.23]

To Russia With Love, Part 1 of 2 [3.24]

Season 4

Yeah, Baby

Chloe Madison: Harm and Mac, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
Lt. Cmdr. Rabb: You ok?
Maj. Mackenzie: Every time I think I've put the pieces of my life together, someone comes along and jumbles them back up. Humph. Everyone who has ever meant anything to me is leaving my life.
Rabb: It will be OK, Mac. You'll get to see Chloe again. One day you'll have kids of your own.
Mac: Yeah, not at this rate. My biological clock is going off and I keep hitting the snooze button. Ha.
Rabb: Tell you what. Five years from this moment, if neither of us is in a relationship we'll have some kids.
Mac: You and me, have a baby together?
Rabb: Hmmmm, with your looks and my brains he'll be perfect.
Mac: And what if she has your looks and my brains?
Rabb: That could work, too. So, what do you say? Deal?
Mac: Don't make a promise you can't keep.
Rabb: I haven't yet.

Season 5

Boomerang Boomerang II

Season 6

Lifeline [6.22]

Harm: (talking about Mic) Do you love him?
Mac: Do you love Renee?
Harm: I'm not marrying Renee
Mac: We should, we should go back in.
Harm: Hey, do you love him?
Mac: That's not a question you get to ask.

Season 7

PO Coates: "My father was a minister...he kind of soured me on God/"
Lt. Simms: "Maybe you should give Him another chance."
PO Coates: "I'm not really interested in patching things up with my Dad."
Lt. Simms: "That's not the 'Him' I was talking about."

Season 9

Shifting Sands

Commander Sturgis Turner: I consider myself a forgiving Christian, but I'm having problems with this one. (talking about Bud)
Harm: If it's any consolation, I forgive you for having a job that I still want.
Commander Sturgis Turner: (Harms' phone rings) Job offer?
Harm: CIA. Deputy director wants to see me.
Commander Sturgis Turner: What did you do?

Season 10

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: Upon retiring, Admiral Chegwidden gave me his JAG coin. I thought it would be most appropriate for this decision. This side is heads. This tails. The bride will call the toss.
Lt. Col. Sarah Mackenzie: Tails.
Bud: I always wanted to do this at the Super Bowl. (Final line of the series)

Unidentified Episodes

Harm: When awkwardness goes to $40 a barrel, I want the drilling rights to Bud's head.
Mac: Aw, Harm, it just takes him a little while to get warmed up.
Harm: Warmed up? Love isn't baseball, Mac.
Mac: How would you know?

General Cresswell: Old habits die hard.

Cmdr. Turner: [speaking to LCMDR Roberts] Bud, for a mild-mannered you do seem to piss alot of people off.

Commander Rabb: "That's quite a catch that catch-22" (When Col. Mackenzie is trying to remove herself from a case)

Mac: Must be nice.
Sturgis: What's that?
Mac: To be above it all. 'I wouldn't do it but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be done.' Now that's cowardly.

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See also Jag, and jag

English

Acronym

JAG

  1. (law) (military) Judge Advocate General

Anagrams

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  • JGA

Simple English

JAG (the American military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is an American adventure, crime, and drama television show created by Donald P. Bellisario. It was on air between 1995 and 2005. The series is about the JAG officers Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott) and Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell). In 2003, the series spawned the spin-off NCIS.

Actors

  • David James Elliott as Capt. Harmon Harm Rabb Jr.
  • John M. Jackson as Rear Admiral (upper half) A. J. Chegwidden (1996–2004)
  • Tracey Needham as Lieutenant. j.G. (junior Grade) Meg Austin (1995–1996)
  • Catherine Bell as Lt. Colonel Sarah Mac MacKenzie (1997–2005)
  • Patrick Labyorteaux as Lt. Commander. Bud Roberts Jr. (1997–2005)
  • Karri Turner as Lieutenant Harriet Sims (1997–2005)
  • Steven Culp as Clayton Webb

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