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Season 7
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Country of origin: United States
No. of episodes: 24
Broadcast
Original network: CBS
Original release: September 25, 2001 – May 21, 2002
Home video release
DVD release date: November 4, 2008
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The seventh season of JAG premiered on CBS on September 25, 2001, and ended on May 21, 2002, after 24 episodes. It was produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Productions (CBS Television Distribution).

Plot

Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott), a former Naval aviator turned lawyer, is assigned to the Headquarters of the Navy Judge Advocate General alongside fellow Marine Corps lawyer Lieutenant Colonel Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell), a squared away officer with a dysfunctional past. This season, Mac waits anxiously for news of Harm, who has been lost at sea ("Adrift"), before requesting an assignment away from JAG ("New Gun in Town"), while Commander Sturgis Turner (Scott Lawrence) joins the team. Also, Harm defends a Major accused of homicide ("Measure of Men") and a Marine is accused of rape ("Guilt"), Mac is awarded the Meritorious Service Medal ("Mixed Messages"), Harm faces disbarment ("Redemption"), and six Marines are killed in an ambush ("Ambush"). Later, the team run a marathon ("Jagathon"), The CAG (Terry O'Quinn) comes out of retirement ("Dog Robber"), and Jennifer Coates (Zoe McLellan) is assigned Harm as legal counsel ("Answered Prayers"), before Harm and Mac go up against Admiral Chegwidden (John M. Jackson) at a military tribunal when prosecuting a top Al-Qaeda terrorist, and Lieutenant Bud Roberts (Patrick Labyorteaux) is injured on a land mine in Afghanistan ("Enemy Below").

Production

During its seventh season, JAG began to show " a surprising resurgence", with the season premiere achieving "the second-highest ratings in [the series'] seven-year history". Series creator Donald P. Bellisario "credits the national wave of patriotism for part of the show’s new strength. ”People are tuning in to get some insight into what the military is all about," he says. "We show the positive and the negative, but we also give respect to those officers who lay it on the line." Lead actor David James Elliott, who portrays hunky lawyer Commander Harmon Rabb in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s office, agrees: "In the past, people thought the show was all about the military and just decided that they didn’t like it," says Elliott. "The fact that we’re feeling more favorably about our military can only help."

Cast and Characters

Main

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

Also starring

  • Karri Turner as Harriet Sims, Lieutenant, USN
  • Trevor Goddard as Mic Brumby, Lieutenant Commander, RAN (episode 1)
  • Randy Vasquez as Victor Galindez, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC
  • Chuck Carrington as Petty Officer Jason Tiner, USN
  • Scott Lawrence as Sturgis Turner, Commander, USN

Recurring

  • Terry O'Quinn as Thomas Boone, Rear Admiral, "CAG"
  • Paul Collins as Hon. Alexander Nelson, Secretary of the Navy
  • Nanci Chambers as Loren Singer, Lieutenant, USN
  • Zoe McLellan as Jennifer Coates, Petty Officer, USN
  • W.K. Stratton as Theodore Lindsey, Commander, USN
  • Sibel Galindez as Lieutenant Elizabeth "Skates" Hawkes, USN
  • Steven Culp as Agent Clayton Webb, CIA
  • Harrison Page as Rear Admiral Stiles Morris, USN
  • Michael Bellisario as Midshipman Michael Roberts, USN
  • Anne-Marie Johnson as Hon. Roberta Latham, Congresswoman
  • Dana Sparks as Carolyn Imes, Commander, USN
  • Mae Whitman as Chloe Maddison
  • Jennifer Savidge as Commander Amy Helfman, military judge
  • Corbin Bernsen as Captain Owen Sebring, military judge

Guest appearances

  • Lana Parrilla as Lieutenant Stephanie Donato
  • Michele Greene as Lieutenant Colonel Sara Coffey, USAF judge advocate
  • Dean Stockwell as Senator Edward Sheffield

Episodes

JAG Season Seven - Episode List
Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
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Episode
135 1 Adrift, Part II 25 Sep 2001  
136 2 New Gun In Town 2 Oct 2001  
137 3 The Measure of Men 9 Oct 2001  
138 4 Guilt 16 Oct 2001  
139 5 Mixed Messages 23 Oct 2001  
140 6 Redemption 30 Oct 2001  
141 7 Ambush 6 Nov 2001  
142 8 JAGATHON 13 Nov 2001  
143 9 Dog Robber 20 Nov 2001  
144 10 Dog Robber, Part II 27 Nov 2001  
145 11 Answered Prayers 11 Dec 2001  
146 12 Capital Crime 8 Jan 2002  
147 13 Code of Conduct 15 Jan 2002  
148 14 Odd Man Out 22 Jan 2002  
149 15 Head To Toe 5 Feb 2002  
150 16 The Mission 26 Feb 2002  
151 17 Exculpatory Evidence 5 Mar 2002  
152 18 Hero Worship 12 Mar 2002  
153 19 First Casualty 26 Mar 2002  
154 20 Port Chicago 9 Apr 2002  
155 21 Tribunal 30 Apr 2002  
156 22 Defending His Honor 7 May 2002  
157 23 In Country 14 May 2002  
158 24 Enemy Below 21 May 2002  
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