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Whole New Ball Game 

A Marine colonel undergoes unusual scrutiny while under consideration as the next JAG of the Navy. Harm and Mac investigate a shooting during a dispute between a US fishing boat and a Canadian one. Mattie and Jennifer talk about fathers.


Terrence O'Hara


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Darcy Meyers


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
Scott Lawrence ... Sturgis Turner
Zoe McLellan ... Jennifer Coates
Dean Stockwell ... SecNav Edward Sheffield
Hallee Hirsh ... Mattie Grace Johnson
Andrew Robinson ... Admiral Thomas Kly (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Pamela Reed ... Major General Willsey
Ed Lauter ... General Hughes
Ray Baker ... Major General Finstra
Joyce Brothers ... Senator Deidre Kerner (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Beth Grant ... Senator Maria Tsangrides
Michael Beck ... Senator Carter Innes
Clyde Kusatsu ... Senator Theodore Fujiwara


A Marine helo crashes in Iraq due to enemy fire; a colonel pulls a general out of the bird. A frigate, USS Hennessey, has become involved in an altercation with a Canadian fishing vessel (while intervening in a dispute between that boat and a US fishing boat); an ensign shot and injured a fisherman, who is a member of the First Nation and the son of the captain. The PotUS wishes for a particular Marine to be considered to serve as the next JAG of the Navy; that candidate is the colonel who pulled the general out of the helo; he undergoes extensive scrutiny. Harm figures out the truth about the incident with the fishermen. Mattie and Jennifer talk about girl stuff and family stuff. Written by DocRushing

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The ensign, the shooter, in this episode, says that he has served two months aboard his ship, and that he is "fresh" from the US Naval Academy, yet he wears the surface-warfare insignia. Those "surface wings" are inconsistent with a new officer without the requisite training and experience. See more »


SecNav Edward Sheffield: I've heard that you're a man of few words. It's kind of unusual for a lawyer, isn't it?
Col. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: I try to choose those few words carefully, sir.
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References First Monday (2002) See more »

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i have a problem with casting
15 May 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Besides the fact they miss cast a psycho killer from dirty harry (Andrew Robinson) as a full navy admiral, they also miss cast (pamela reed) as a major general and they miss cast (david andrews) as the new judge advocate ... all i can say is they must have needed cannon fodder

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29 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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