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Season 3
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Country of origin: United States
No. of episodes: 24
Original network: CBS
Original release: September 23, 1997 – May 19, 1998
Home video release
DVD release date: March 20, 2007
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The third season of JAG premiered on CBS on September 23, 1997 and ended on May 19, 1998, after 24 episodes. It was produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Productions (now CBS Television Studios).


Lieutenant Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott), a former aviator, and Marine Major Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie(Catherine Bell) work for the Headquarters of the Judge Advocate General, the internal law firm of the Department of the Navy. Mac, a beautiful, by-the-book Marine, is JAG's Chief of Staff and Harm's partner. She oversees a team including Lieutenant J.G. Bud Roberts (Patrick Labyorteaux), Ensign Harriet Sims (Karri Turner), and Commander Carolyn Imes (Dana Sparks), as they investigate cases including the discovery of a skeleton aboard a decommissioned ship ("Ghost Ship"), a fraternization charge ("The Court-Martial of Sandra Gilbert"), a training accident ("Blindside"), and a murder in Vietnam ("Vanished"). Meanwhile, Mac comes face-to-face with her past ("The Good of the Service"), and departs JAG for private-practice ("Impact"), Bud tries his hand at Karaoke ("Above and Beyond"), Harm is accused of murder ("People v. Rabb"), Harm and Mac travel to Russia ("To Russia With Love"), Rear Admiral A.J. Chegwidden (John M. Jackson) loses his mentor ("With Intent to Die"), and Mac learns of Lieutenant Diane Schonke ("Death Watch"), her doppelganger whose murder was investigated by Harm and Lieutenant Meg Austin (Tracey Needham) in 1996.


Despite an initial reluctance to co-operate from the United States Department of the Navy (due to sensitivity in light of all the accumulative negative publicity that had been generated from the Tailhook scandal and its aftermath), during season three, the naval services had begun to change their minds, and began to render support to the production team on a script-by-script basis. Commander Bob Anderson of the Navy's entertainment media liaison office in Los Angeles stated that "we're fine with that as long as the bad guys are caught and punished, and the institution of the Navy is not the bad guy".

Cast and Characters


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

Also Starring

  • Karri Turner as Harriet Sims, Ensign


  • Andrea Thompson as Alison Krennick, Commander
  • Terry O'Quinn as Thomas Boone, Captain, "CAG"
  • Paul Collins as Alexander Nelson, Secretary of the Navy
  • Steven Culp as Clayton Webb, CIA Officer
  • Chuck Carrington as Jason Tiner, Petty Officer
  • Harrison Page as Stiles Morris, Captain
  • Michael Bellisario as Michael Roberts
  • Anne-Marie Johnson as Roberta Latham, Congresswoman
  • Dana Sparks as Carolyn Imes, Commander
  • Rex Linn as Mark Falcon, KGB Agent

Guest Appearances

  • Tracey Needham as Lieutenant J. G. Meg Austin, Lieutenant J.G.


JAG Season Three - Episode List
Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
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38 1 Ghost Ship 23 Sep 1997  
39 2 The Court-Martisl of Sandra Gilbert 30 Sep 1997  
40 3 The Good of The Service 7 October 1997  
41 4 Blind Side 14 October 1997  
42 5 King of The Fleas 21 October 1997  
43 6 Vanished 28 October 1997  
44 7 Against All Enemies 4 November 1997  
45 8 Above and Boyond 11 November 1997  
46 9 Impact 18 November 1997  
47 10 People vs. Rabb 25 November 1997  
48 11 Defenseless 9 December 1997  
49 12 Someone To Watch Over Annie 8 January 1998  
50 13 With Intent To Die 13 January 1998  
51 14 Father's Day 3 February 1998  
52 15 Yesterday's Heroes 24 February 1998  
53 16 Chains of Command 3 March 1998  
54 17 The Stalker 17 March 1998  
55 18 Tiger, Tiger 24 March 1998  
56 19 Death Watch 31 March 1998  
57 21 Imposter 21 April 1998  
58 21 The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse 28 April 1998  
59 22 Clipped Wings 5 May 1998  
60 23 Wedding Bell Blues 12 May 1998  
61 24 To Russia With Love 19 May 1998