JAG (1995–2005)

Surface Warfare 

During an exercise, friendly fire goes too close to a boat hauling 15 Marines, apparently due to a mistake by PO Mike Roberts, Bud's brother. One by one Bud, Mac, Harm, the admiral, the SecNav, and Webb all fly out. Harm solves the puzzle.


Jeannot Szwarc


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Ed Zuckerman




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
Steven Culp ... Special Agent Clayton Webb
Brent Huff ... Col. Howard Pergament
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Capt. Lyle
Michael Bellisario ... PO Mike 'Mikey' Roberts
Cynthia Sikes ... Dr. Sidney Walden
Chad Halyard Chad Halyard ... Seaman Schofield
Randy Vasquez ... Gunnery Sgt. Victor 'Gunny' Galindez
Maggie Baird ... Vera Duke
Cindy Ambuehl ... Rene Peterson
Terence Paul Winter Terence Paul Winter ... Tactical Action Officer (as Terence Winter)


During an exercise including an amphibious landing on a simulated enemy beach, friendly fire accidentally goes dangerously close to a boat hauling 15 Marines -- apparently due to a mistake by Petty Officer Mike Roberts, Bud's brother, a fire-control technician third-class. With the admiral's consent Bud flies to Mike's ship and starts an unofficial investigation; suddenly Bud shares a berthing facility with Mike. Next Mac flies to the ship, then Harm does likewise. Protestors in a rubber boat stage a collision with the ship; Harm chats with one of them, and he learns much. Later the admiral, the SecNav, and Webb fly out. Harm figures it out and describes it to all the brass. Soon the admiral receives an award at a surface-warfare officers' ball, and Mic unexpectedly shows up. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

23 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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