JAG Database
Season 5
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Country of origin: United States
No. of episodes: 25
Original network: CBS
Original release: September 21, 1999 – May 23, 2000
Home video release
DVD release date: January 29, 2008
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The fifth season of JAG premiered on CBS on September 21, 1999, and ended on May 23, 2000, after 25 episodes. It was produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Productions (CBS Television Distribution).


Lieutenant Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott), now back as an F-14 Tomcat pilot aboard the USS Patrick Henry, finds himself forced to defend a young lieutenant who has mistakenly fired upon Russian armored vehicles ("King of the Greenie Board"), while his former partner (and newly promoted) Lieutenant Colonel Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) continues to enforce, prosecute and defend the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) from within the Headquarters of the Judge Advocate General, a division of the Department of the Navy. This season, Mac is pitted against Mic Brumby (Trevor Goddard) in court ("Rules of Engagement"), Harm is forced to push a plane to safety using a tailhook ("True Calling") before returning to JAG ("The Return"), Mac investigate psy-ops ("Psychic Warrior"), Harm is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross ("Front and Center"), Bud (Patrick Labyorteaux) is kidnapped ("Rogue"), and, on the orders of Rear Admiral A.J. Chegwidden (John M. Jackson), the team travel to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia ("Boomerang"). Meanwhile, Gunnery Sergeant Victor "Gunny" Galindez (Randy Vasquez) is accused of gay-bashing ("People v. Gunny"), Harm investigates a decade-old murder ("Body Talk"), and Mic resigns his Australian commission ("Surface Warfare").


Prior to the start of JAG's fifth season, the series entered syndication. At the time, season five was first aired in the United States, JAGwas seen in over 90 countries worldwide.[1]

From 12 to 14 July 1999, the JAG production team including its three main actors were allowed by the US Navy to film scenes on location aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), while she sailed off the coast of California. It was the first time the JAG production team were onboard an active aircraft carrier at sea and while it was conducting flight operations. The footage obtained from this visit were used for the first three episodes of the season.[2]

The 100th and 101st episodes of JAG were partially shot with the main cast on several locations in and around Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Among the locations were Fleet Base East and Sydney Airport.[3] These were the only episodes of JAG filmed outside the United States.

Cast and Characters


  • David James Elliott as Harmon Rabb, Jr., Commander, Navy JAG Corps
  • Catherine Bell as Sarah MacKenzie, Lieutenant Colonel, Marine Corps Judge Advocate
  • Patrick Labyorteaux as Bud Roberts, Lieutenant, Navy JAG Corps
  • John M. Jackson as A. J. Chegwidden, Rear Admiral, Judge Advocate General of the Navy

Also starring

  • Karri Turner as Harriet Sims, Lieutenant J.G.
  • Steven Culp as Clayton Webb, CIA Officer


  • Terry O'Quinn as Thomas Boone, Rear Admiral, "CAG"
  • Paul Collins as Hon. Alexander Nelson, Secretary of the Navy, "SecNav"
  • Nanci Chambers as Loren Singer, Lieutenant, Navy JAG Corps
  • Sibel Galindez as Elizabeth Hawkes, "Skates", Lieutenant
  • Chuck Carrington as Jason Tiner, Petty Officer
  • Harrison Page as Stiles Morris, Rear Admiral, military judge
  • Claudette Nevins as Porter Webb, mother of Clayton Webb and retired NSA employee
  • Michael Bellisario as Michael Roberts
  • Anne-Marie Johnson as Hon. Roberta Latham, Congresswoman
  • Dana Sparks as Carolyn Imes, Commander, Navy JAG Corps
  • Mae Whitman as Chloe Maddison
  • Trevor Goddard as Mic Brumby, Lieutenant Commander, RAN
  • Randy Vasquez as Victor Galindez, Gunnery Sergeant, Marine Corps


JAG Season Five - Episode List
Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
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86 1 King of The Greebie Board 21 Sep 1999  
87 2 Rules of Engagement 28 Sep 1999  
88 3 True Callings 5 Oct 1999  
89 4 The Return 12 Oct 1999  
90 5 Front and Center 19 Oct 1999  
91 6 Psychic Warrior 2 Nov 1999  
92 7 Rogue 9 Nov 1999  
93 8 The Colonel's Wife 16 Nov 1999  
94 9 Contemptuous Words 23 Nov 1999  
95 10 Mishap 30 Nov 1999  
96 11 Ghosts of Christmas Past 14 Dec 1999  
97 12 Into The Breech 11 Jan 2000  
98 13 Life or Death 18 Jan 2000  
99 14 Cabin Pressure 1 Feb 2000  
100 15 Boomerrang 8 Feb 2000  
101 16 Boomerrang, Part II 15 Feb 2000  
102 17 People vs. Gunny 22 Feb 2000  
103 18 The Bridge at Kang So Ri 29 Feb 2000  
104 19 Promises 28 Mar 2000  
105 20 Drop Zone 4 Apr 2000  
106 21 The Witches of Gulfpost 25 Apr 2000  
107 22 Overdue and Presumed Lost 2 May 2000  
108 23 Real Deal SEAL 9 May 2000  
109 24 Body Talk 16 May 2000  
110 25 Surface Warfare 23 May 2000