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Season 9
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Country of origin: United States
No. of episodes: 23
Original network: CBS
Original release: September 26, 2003 – May 21, 2004
Home video release
DVD release date: November 10, 2009
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The ninth season of JAG premiered on CBS on September 26, 2003 and ended on May 21, 2004, after 25 episodes. It was produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Productions (CBS Television Distribution).

JAG season 9 aired alongside with NCIS.


Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott) and Lieutenant Colonel Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) are lawyers assigned to the Headquarters of the Judge Advocate General, the internal law firm of the Department of the Navy. Mac, a seasoned Marine and JAG's Chief of Staff, is a lawyer-by-trade, while Harm, a former Tomcat pilot, turned to law following a crash at sea. Together, they investigate numerous cases, including espionage ("A Tangled Webb"), a death in combat ("The One That Got Away"), an Islamic conversion at sea ("Touchdown"), the death of an Iraqi prisoner ("The Boast"), and a Quaker who feels the Navy contradicts his fundamental religious beliefs ("Posse Comitatus"). Also this season, Harm departs JAG ("Shifting Sands") and is recruited by the CIA ("Secret Agent Man"), Commander Carolyn Imes (Dana Sparks) reveals she has faked her legal credentials ("Back in the Saddle"), the Secretary of the Navy (Dean Stockwell) is held accountable for deaths of foreign soil ("People v. SecNav"), the team reflect on what could have been ("What If?"), Mac must track down seized heroin ("Trojan Horse"), and Harriet Sims (Karri Turner) is given a commendation. Also, Bud Roberts (Patrick Labyorteaux) is promoted to Lieutenant Commander, the Admiral Chegwidden (John M. Jackson) retires, and Harm and Mac consider their future ("Hail and Farewell").


During season nine, actor John M. Jackson "decided to 'retire' from his long-running role on the series".[1] The character of A.J. Chegwidden retired during the season finale,[2] and was replaced the next season by David Andrews as Colonel Gordon Cresswell.

Cast and Characters


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

Also starring

  • Karri Turner as Harriet Sims, Lieutenant
  • Randy Vasquez as Victor Galindez, Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corps.
  • Zoe McLellan as Jennifer Coates, Petty Officer
  • Scott Lawrence as Sturgis Turner, Commander


  • Andrea Thompson as Alison Krennick, Rear Admiral
  • Steven Culp as Clayton Webb, CIA Agent
  • Chuck Carrington as Jason Tiner, Petty Officer
  • Harrison Page as Stiles Morris, Rear Admiral
  • Claudette Nevins as Porter Webb, NSA Agent
  • Michael Bellisario as Midshipman Michael Roberts, Midshipman
  • Dana Sparks as Carolyn Imes, Commander
  • Dean Stockwell as Edward Sheffield, Secretary of the Navy
  • Jameson Parker as Harrison Kershaw, CIA Director
  • Laura Putney as Catherine Gale, CIA Attorney
  • Hallee Hirsh as Mattie Johnson


JAG Season Nine - Episode List
Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
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183 1 A Tangled Webb, Part II 26 Sep 2003  
184 2 Shifting Sands 3 Oct 2003  
185 3 Secret Agent Man 10 Oct 2003  
186 4 The One Who Got Away 17 Oct 2003  
187 5 Touchdown 24 Oct 2003  
188 6 Back In The Saddle 31 Oct 2003  
189 7 Close Quarters 7 Nov 2003  
190 8 Posse Comitatus 14 Nov 2003  
191 9 The Boast 21 Nov 2003  
192 10 Pulse Rate 2 Dec 2003  
193 11 A Merry Little Christmas 12 Dec 2003  
194 12 A Girl's Best Friend 9 Jan 2004  
195 13 Good Intentions 16 Jan 2004  
196 14 People vs. SecNav 6 Feb 2004  
197 15 Crash 13 Feb 2004  
198 16 Persian Gulf 20 Feb 2004  
199 17 Take It Like A Man 27 Feb 2004  
200 18 What If ... 12 Mar 2004  
201 19 Hard Time 2 Apr 2004  
202 20 Fighting Words 30 Apr 2004  
203 21 Coming Home 7 May 2004  
204 22 Trojan Horse 14 May 2004  
205 23 Hail and Farewell May 21, 2004