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.

JAG (season 6)
StarringDavid James Elliott
Catherine Bell
Patrick Labyorteaux
John M. Jackson
Karri Turner
Trevor Goddard
Chuck Carrington
Randy Vasquez
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 3, 2000 –
May 22, 2001
Season chronology


Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) and Commander Harmon Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott) are lawyers assigned to the Navy's elite Judge Advocate General Corps, a department tasked with prosecuting and defending criminal cases at sea. Harm and Mac investigate numerous occurrences, including espionage ("Legacy"), stowaways ("Florida Straits"), aircraft malfunctions ("Flight Risk"), breaches of religious law ("The Princess and the Petty Officer"), historical war crimes ("A Separate Peace"), and NATO collisions ("Collision Course"). Also this season, Bud (Patrick Labyorteaux) blames a doctor for the death of his daughter ("Family Secrets"), Commander Caitlin Pike (Andrea Parker) returns to JAG HQ ("Touch and Go"), the Admiral (John M. Jackson) heads a promotion board ("Baby, It's Cold Outside"), and Mic (Trevor Goddard) and Mac become engaged ("Lifeline"). Also, Harm becomes lost at sea ("Adrift"), Harriet is promoted to Lieutenant ("Lifeline"), and Mac prepares to give a historical lecture at the Naval Academy ("Mutiny").


Navy Judge Advocate General Rear Admiral Donald J. Guter visited the set during the production of episode eighteen, titled "Liberty". Also this season, JAG filmed scenes at the Marine training facility Camp Pendleton, as "under an agreement with the Marine Corps, the show's producers get access to troops, combat equipment and military training in exchange for the service's approval of the scripts".[1] Donald P. Bellisario credits the military as being particularly supportive,[2] while series star Catherine Bell opined that JAG had become "the little show that could. It keeps going and growing".[3]

Cast and characters


Also starring


Guest appearances


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
US viewers
1111"Legacy, Part I"Terrence O'HaraEd Zuckerman & Paul LevineOctober 3, 200011113.50
Harm goes to Russia to assist in modernizing the Russian military justice system, while Mac and Bud prosecute a Navy Commander with selling secrets to the Russians before he is killed by a car bomb along with two Marine guards...
1122"Legacy, Part II"Terrence O'HaraEd Zuckerman & Paul LevineOctober 10, 200011214.10
Harm's half-brother Sergei is accused of a capital crime, while Mac rushes to the scene to prevent an assassination.
1133"Florida Straits"Alan J. LeviDana CoenOctober 17, 200011313.60
A Cuban girl is rescued off the Florida coast by a US Navy frigate, setting off a dispute between the Captain of the frigate (Nestor Serrano) and higher command authorities whether the child should be returned to Cuba or be treated as a refugee.
1144"Flight Risk"Bradford MayJonathan Robert KaplanOctober 24, 200011412.40
The crash of a newly modified F-14 Tomcat that kills two aviators leads Harm to investigate the civilian contractor in charge of the project.
1155"JAG TV"Scott BrazilPatrick LabyorteauxOctober 31, 200011513.80
Mac is thrown into a vexing situation when her prosecution of a Navy Ensign accused of murder is chosen to be the first televised court-martial, while Harm investigates a sailor on the USS Seahawk who apparently committed suicide by jumping in front of an F-14 during recovery operations.
1166"The Princess and the Petty Officer"Alan J. LeviMark SaraceniNovember 14, 200011813.00
Mac takes her expertise to a Sharia Tribunal, an Islamic court, to defend an Arab princess (Kamala Lopez) who eloped with a Navy Petty Officer (Bailey Chase) while Harm defends the princess' husband who smuggled her into the U.S. which throws up a host of problems both personal and political. Meanwhile; Bud and Harriet go in for an eight month ultrasound but there are unexpected complications when Harriet goes into labor.
1177"A Separate Peace, Part I"Jeannot SzwarcStephen ZitoNovember 21, 200011612.90
When Rear Admiral Thomas Boone (Terry O'Quinn) is about to be nominated as commander of the Sixth Fleet and promoted to vice admiral, a letter accusing him of war crimes committed during the Vietnam War might derail his promotion, if not worse. Harm and Mac have just four days to discover the truth.
1188"A Separate Peace, Part II"Terrence O'HaraStephen ZitoNovember 28, 200011713.50
Harm acts as defense counsel for Admiral Thomas Boone (Terry O'Quinn) at his court-martial. Mac acts as trial counsel.
1199"Family Secrets"Bradford MayPaul LevineDecember 12, 200011913.50
Bud's obsession with blaming the doctor for the death of his second child, Sarah, endangers his career and marriage. Harm decides to tell his mother (Christina Pickles) about his half-brother when he learns Sergei was shot down over Chechnya and taken as prisoner of war.
12010"Touch and Go"James Whitmore, Jr.Dana CoenJanuary 9, 200112015.30
Harm's former partner, Commander Caitlin "Kate" Pike (Andrea Parker), is offered a post at JAG HQ, but rumors in the media that she was sexually harassed by her former CO who is in line to become Naval Inspector General may keep her from taking the job. Bud helps a woman Marine corporal (Jolene Blalock) who wants to become a commissioned officer, but a tattoo gets in the way.
12111"Baby, It's Cold Outside"Hugo CortinaStephen ZitoJanuary 16, 200112115.20
Harm takes up the defense of a former Marine drill instructor who is facing a life sentence under a "three strikes" law, while the Admiral is asked to chair the Promotion Board for Captain and Mac is named Acting JAG.
12212"Collision Course"Greg BeemanJonathan Robert KaplanJanuary 30, 200112316.29
When US and Turkish vessels collide during a NATO exercise, Harm and Mac must defend the US commander while political pressure mounts to pin the accident on him. Mikey and Gunny's sister hit it off while she's visiting DC.
12313"Miracles"Mark HorowitzEd ZuckermanFebruary 6, 200112215.40
Harm must defend a Marine sergeant major accused of killing his wife. The sergeant major says he was led to her body by the ghost of his Vietnam War unit's chaplain, which draws attention from the Vatican because the chaplain is up for sainthood.
12414"Killer Instinct"Jerry LondonMark SaraceniFebruary 13, 200112415.20
An apparent suicide may be anything but as Harm and Bud look into the inept young sailor's life. Mac defends a Marine who is a bigamist.
12515"Iron Coffin"Scott BrazilPaul LevineFebruary 20, 200112515.60
Harm is asked to convince a Russian sub captain that a Russian submarine was not sunk by an American sub, but by a design flaw in their VA-111 Shkval torpedo. However, that specific piece of information cannot be relayed because it was collected through sensitive means. Mac is asked to observe a Congressional investigation into why women aren't allowed to serve on submarines.[4]
12616"Retreat, Hell"Jeannot SzwarcStephen ZitoFebruary 27, 200112615.90
Gunny's life is threatened when he is asked to transport an old hispanic Marine accused of desertion who served at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir back to Washington, D.C. for court-martial. The Admiral goes on vacation fishing with Gunny's sister as his guide, and Harm is named acting JAG. After falling off the Admiral's chair and hitting his head, Harm begins seeing romantic hallucinations of Mac. Meanwhile, Mic returns, but his plan to be the lawyer for people suing the Navy annoys Harm.
12717"Valor"Terrence O'HaraDouglas StarkMarch 13, 200112713.40
After an attempted terrorist attack against a Navy destroyer fails, following the USS Cole bombing, Harm and Mac must determine whether a female Marine found aboard the terrorist's boat assisted the terrorists or not.
12818"Liberty"Jeannot SzwarcLarry MoskowitzMarch 27, 200112814.10

Bud's brother Mikey is accused of killing a man in a barroom brawl while on liberty, and Bud must work with his father to clear his name. Mac has to deal with a Marine bulldog with a tendency to escape from his base and impregnate local female dogs.

This episode features a cameo appearance of the then real-life Judge Advocate General of the Navy, Rear Admiral Don Guter.
12919"Salvation"Bradford MayEd ZuckermanApril 10, 200112912.00
Sergeant Major Krohn ("Miracles") needs Harm's help again when a murder weapon, with his fingerprints on it, shows up at JAG HQ. But a plan by an old adversary of Harm's puts everyone in danger. Bud is assigned to carry the nuclear football for a short period of time.
13020"To Walk on Wings"Michael SchultzStory by : Paul Levine and Jonathan Robert Kaplan
Teleplay by : Paul Levine
April 24, 200113012.10
When a Marine Osprey with a Congressional delegation aboard nearly crashes, Harm and Mac must determine who or what is responsible. Harriet learns about a secret love affair between a Marine and his friend's wife.
13121"Past Tense"Bradford MayDana CoenMay 1, 200113211.30
LCdr. Jordan Parker is found dead in her apartment, and Harm is convinced that she was the victim of foul play. RAdm. Chegwidden arranges for his ex-girlfriend's son to enlist in the Navy instead of going to prison.
13222"Lifeline"David James ElliottLarry MoskowitzMay 8, 200113112.30
While the admiral throws an engagement party for Mac and Mic, Harm and Mac reflect on their up-and-down relationship as partners. Harriet is promoted to lieutenant.[5]
13323"Mutiny"Mark HorowitzEd Zuckerman & Nelson CostelloMay 15, 200113311.30
Mac deals with her feelings regarding Mic and Harm while preparing a lecture on the attempted mutiny aboard the USS Somers in the 19th Century.
13424"Adrift, Part I"Scott BrazilStephen Zito & Dana CoenMay 22, 200113415.10
Mac and Mic's wedding plans are disrupted when Harm's and Skates' F-14 Tomcat goes down during an intense storm and he is lost at sea.


  1. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2001/jul/26/cbs-hit-jag-films-real-training-at-camp-pendleton/
  2. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2001/jul/26/cbs-hit-jag-films-real-training-at-camp-pendleton/
  3. ^ http://www.ew.com/article/2001/12/04/jag-star-catherine-bell-talks-ewcom
  4. ^ The Ehime Maru and USS Greeneville collision that occurred 11 days earlier is mentioned in this episode
  5. ^ David James Elliott directed this episode of JAG; his first time behind the camera.
2008 in home video

The following events occurred in the year 2008 in home video.

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 long after JAG had ended.

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.

Harriet Sims

Lieutenant Harriet Beaumont Sims-Roberts, USN (played by Karri Turner) is a fictional character in the JAG TV series. She made her first appearance in Season 2.

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.

List of JAG episodes

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). The first season was co-produced with NBC Productions.

Originally perceived as a Top Gun meets A Few Good Men hybrid series, the pilot episode of JAG first aired on NBC on September 23, 1995, but the series was later canceled on May 22, 1996, after finishing 79th in the ratings, leaving one episode unaired. Rival network CBS picked up the series for a Mid-season replacement, beginning on January 3, 1997. For several seasons, JAG climbed in the ratings and was on the air for nine additional seasons. JAG furthermore spawned the hit series NCIS, which in turn spun off 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.

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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