Caitlin Pike

Caitlin "Kate" Pike is a character in the American TV series JAG portrayed by Andrea Parker. She appears as the partner of Harmon "Harm" Rabb (David James Elliott) in the pilot episode. Pike then appears as a recurring character in the first season and makes a guest apperance in the sixth season.

Caitlin Pike
Pike Jag
Andrea Parker as Caitlin Pike
First appearanceA New Life (September 23, 1995)[1]
Last appearanceTouch and Go (January 9, 2001)[2]
Shifting Sands - archive footage (October 3, 2003)[3]
Portrayed byAndrea Parker
OccupationJudge Advocate, USN
Alma materUnited States Naval Academy
Harvard Law School


It is unclear where Caitlin Pike is from and there is no background information about her family. Although during the Pilot episode, it is revealed that Kate is 27 years old (in July 1995), so her birth year would have been 1967-68. Pike is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Harvard Law School. Caitlin "Kate" Pike, a Lieutenant JG and Harmon Rabb were paired together as Admiral Brovo (Kevin Dunn) wanted someone to be on the carrier as soon as possible and she and Harm were the two available. During the pilot episode, upon discovering the birth control in the missing RIO's lock box, Harm suggests that the RIO had a lover, for which he seems grateful and says Kate is against the idea of having a lover in the same forces.[1]

Pike received a promotion, from Lieutenant Junior Grade to Lieutenant somewhere between the pilot episodee and the eight episode of the first season. This was apparently the time period in which she and Harm spent a weekend together, since in "Brig Break" Harm tells her that he and Meg have a strictly professional relationship and Kate reminds him that she and he once did before they crossed that line with that weekend. Kate was good friends with Meg Austin (Tracey Needham), Harm's second Partner. It was assumed that Kate was then transferred shortly after "Brig Break" to the naval base in Okinawa.[4]

There she worked closely with another Navy lawyer, Dennis Brockman (John Dossett). It was revealed that the two worked so closely that they began a sexual relationship and kept it under wraps for almost six months until he actually asked her to marry him; Kate turned him down and broke off the relationship. During "Ares" the audience finds out, through Harm's persistent questioning of Kate about what happened and she reluctantly gave him the answers for which he was pushing her.[5] Shortly after, Caitlin decided to spend some time at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.[6]

Kate also appeared in the sixth season, at this time Pike (now a with the grade of Commander) was considering returning to her position at JAG HQ, however when an old sexual harassment incident arose, she decided to move on. It turned out that Lieutenant Loren Singer (Nanci Chambers) had been the leak on the case, giving the press the information about what happened between Commander Caitlin Pike and Rear Admiral Kurt Hollenback (Ray Baker), the Naval Inspector General-designate, the Commanding Officer years before with whom Kate had worked and who had assaulted her. There were two views shown on what happened, obviously from the opposing sides of the case; Hollenback and Kate's points of view and it turned out that Hollenback apologized and the two moved on, though he evidently won the case against her.[2]

Kate then felt bad that his career was ruined. She confronted Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell), thinking she had been the leak (going on information she had given her during a conversation over coffee when Kate had seen the article printed about her in the newspaper. Mac gave Kate some critical advice about being discreet. Kate then confronted Lt. Singer about leaking the information on the case, saying that Hollenback had her forgiveness, but Singer did not. During the last scene of "Touch and Go", Kate picks up on Harm and Sarah's affections for one another and tells him that she feels that way and doesn't want to complicate things further for him between him, Renee and Mac.[2]

Awards and decorations

The following are the medals and service awards fictionally worn by Commander Caitlin "Kate" Pike, JAGC, USN in the sixth season of JAG.[2]

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal ribbon
U.S. Navy Unit Commendation ribbon
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon National Defense Service Medal ribbon Navy and Marine Corps Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Navy Unit Commendation
Meritorious Unit Commendation National Defense Service Medal Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon


  1. ^ a b "A New Life". JAG. Season 1. Episode 1. September 23, 1995. NBC.
  2. ^ a b c d "Touch and Go". JAG. Season 6. Episode 10. January 9, 2001. CBS.
  3. ^ "Shifting Sands". JAG. Season 9. Episode 2. October 3, 2003. CBS.
  4. ^ "Brig Break". JAG. Season 1. Episode 8. December 2, 1995. NBC.
  5. ^ "Ares". JAG. Season 1. Episode 21. May 22, 1996. NBC.
  6. ^ However, she was never actually in any episodes of the show NCIS or mentioned by any of the characters.
Andrea Parker

Andrea N. Parker (born March 8, 1970) is an American film and television actress and former ballet dancer. She is known for her roles on ER, The Pretender, Less than Perfect, Desperate Housewives, and Pretty Little Liars.

Bud Roberts

Bud J. Roberts Jr. is a fictional character in the JAG TV series (played by Patrick Labyorteaux), created by Donald P. Bellisario as a work-for-hire for Paramount Television.

Bud Roberts made two apperances in the first season of JAG before becoming a regular part of the Ensemble cast for the next nine seasons of JAG. Bud Roberts has also appeared three times on NCIS, two of them after kong after JAG had ended.


Caitlin (pronounced [ˈkatʲlʲiːnʲ]) is a female given name of Irish origin. It is the Irish version of the Old French name Cateline [katlin], which comes from Catherine, which in turn comes from the Ancient Greek Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterine). Catherine is attributed to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Along with the many other variants of Catherine, it is generally believed to mean "pure" because of its long association with the Greek adjective καθαρός katharos (pure), though the name did not evolve from this word.Historically, the name was only anglicized as Cathleen or Kathleen. In the 1970s, however, non-Irish speakers began pronouncing the name as KAYT-lin, which led to many variations in spelling.

Harmon Rabb

Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr. is a fictional character and lead role in the American television series JAG. The character was created by Donald P. Bellisario, as a work for hire for Paramount Television, in the script for the JAG pilot episode, which was filmed and then aired by NBC on 23 September, 1995.

Harm is introduced as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy serving as a judge advocate, but it is revealed that he has a background as a naval aviator. The viewer follows his naval career and personal life from that point as the series progresses. With the longevity of JAG, plenty of information on his past life and previous military service is given at various points in the series. JAG ended its ten year run on April 29, 2005.

On March 29, 2019 it was announced that Captain Harmon Rabb would appear in two upcoming episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles in its tenth season as the executive officer of the aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid. Not only Harm, but also Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, both played by the original actors, will also make a guest appearance on NCIS: Los Angeles.

JAG (TV series)

JAG (U.S. military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television (now CBS Television Studios). This series was originally aired on NBC for one season from September 23, 1995 to May 22, 1996 and then on CBS for an additional nine seasons from January 3, 1997 to April 29, 2005. The first season was co-produced with NBC Productions (now Universal Television) and was originally perceived as a Top Gun meets A Few Good Men hybrid series.In the spring of 1996, NBC announced that the series had been canceled after finishing 79th in the ratings, leaving one episode unaired. In December 1996, the rival network CBS announced it had picked up the series for a mid-season replacement original 15 completed episodes from its second season. For several seasons, JAG climbed in the ratings and ultimately ran for nine additional seasons. JAG furthermore spawned the hit series NCIS, which in turn led to spin-offs NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.

In total, 227 episodes were produced over 10 seasons. At the time of the original airing of its fifth season in the United States, JAG was seen in over 90 countries worldwide. JAG entered syndication in early 1999.

JAG (season 1)

The first season of JAG premiered on NBC on September 23, 1995, and concluded on May 22, 1996. The season, initially starring David James Elliott and Andrea Parker, and later starring Tracey Needham, was produced by Belisarius Productions in association with NBC Productions.

JAG (season 6)

The sixth season of JAG premiered on CBS on October 3, 2000, and concluded on May 22, 2001. The season, starring David James Elliott and Catherine Bell, was produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Productions.

List of JAG characters

This is an overview of the regular and recurring characters of long-running series JAG.

Note: All ranks are those shown and/or stated by the end of the series.

Meg Austin

Lieutenant, Junior Grade Megan "Meg" Austin (USN), is a main character from the first season of the television series JAG portrayed by actress Tracey Needham.

Sarah MacKenzie

Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie is a fictional character and lead role in the American television series JAG, played by Catherine Bell. The character was created by Donald P. Bellisario, as a work for hire for Paramount Television, in the script for the first episode of the second season, which was filmed and then aired by CBS on January 3, 1997.

Mac is introduced as a Major in the United States Marine Corps designated as a judge advocate, assigned to the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy in Falls Church, Virginia, who has had to overcome many obstacles to get where she is career-wise. The viewer follows her professional career and personal life from that point as the series progresses. With the longevity of JAG, plenty of information on her past life and career is given at various points in the series. JAG ended its ten year run on April 29, 2005.

After a nine season long will-they-won't-they relationship, Mac and the other main characther, Harmon "Harm" Rabb (David James Elliott), become engaged during the show's final episode, flipping a coin to see who will resign their commission, but the outcome is not revealed. On April 2, 2019 it was reveald that both Harm and Mac, played by the original actors, will make a guest appearance on NCIS: Los Angeles in its tenth season.

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