In a firefight Taliban insurgents kill a Marine private first-class who has spent the three previous days with a Navy psychiatrist; the company commander of the victim accuses the shrink of medical malpractice by sending the Marine back into battle too soon; Harm and Mac investigate; the matter goes to a court-martial; Mac prosecutes, and Harm defends; the trial raises questions about official procedures. Bud defends a commander who has refused to surrender his position as the commanding officer of a frigate after BuPers ordered his relief for cause due to a collision with a pier; this trial raises questions about official policies and the inflexibility of the application of them.
Did You Know?
In several places the dialogue refers to the disobedient commanding officer's reporting senior as a CO or commanding officer. The reporting senior of the CO of a ship is not a "commanding officer" but rather a division commander or a squadron commander, commonly called a commodore. See more