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 227 episodes, 10 seasons
United States (1995-2005)
Canceled/Ended in 2005

Episode 176 of "JAG"
s08e18 Fortunate Son

Title: Fortunate Son

Original Air Date: 03/18/2003 on CBS

Plot Outline:

A raid by agents of the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) on a boat carrying Vietnamese ladies being smuggled into the USA, also nets a distinguished Vietnam-native Marine Lieutenant, who is suspected to have a part in bringing the ladies in for profit. Harm & Sturgis are assigned to see if the Lieutenants claim that he broke into the warehouse containers to steal is true, or if he really is one of the lead smugglers. They learn that when the Lieutenant was four years old living in Saigon with his mother, he was loaded onto the last helicopter evacuating people from the US Embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, just before the city was invaded by North Vietnam. As there was only room for 1 person left on the helicopter, his mother placed him onboard & stayed behind. He was then brought to the US & later joined the Marines, rapidly advancing through the ranks, becoming a pilot & earned great distinction for himself. During the investigation, they learn that the Lieutenant & his Vietnamese wife were being blackmailed by the owner of a mail-order bride service, serving as a front for the ringleader of smuggling young girls into the USA from Vietnam to work in a sweatshop. The Lieutenant was trying to free his wife's sister from the ship when it was raided. With their cooperation, the INS is able to shut down & arrest the ringleader. In exchange, the INS agrees that the little sister can stay in the USA. The Lieutenant is given a non-judicial punishment for his part & is allowed to stay in the service. Back in JAG, the SecNav informs the Admiral that due to recent events, such as when the Admiral was accidently ejected from Harm's F-14, an audit of the JAG office, including its personnel & procedures will be conducted. However, the person assigned to conduct the audit is none other than Cmdr. Theodore Lindsey. Cmdr. Lindsey is still holding a grudge against the Admiral, for not recommending his promotion to Captain when AJ was in charge of the promotion board, as well as not allowing Cmdr. Lindsey to return to work in the JAG office. While interviewing the staff, Cmdr. Lindsey expresses disgust that Harriet's 'temporary' assignment to JAG from the Inspector General's Office has lasted several years, Lt. Singer being on maternity leave for several months when the Navy is short-handed, Harm for shooting a gun in the courtroom and his acts, along with many other issues. When Harm confronts Cmdr. Lindsey, he informs Harm that his recommendations will be to break up the JAG office & that the personnel all be re-assigned.


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