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.
Did You Know?
[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.
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.
References First Monday