JAG (1995–2005)

Take It Like a Man 

A discharged Marine is recalled to active duty to stand trial for the unauthorized wearing of a Silver Star; Harm prosecutes, and Mac defends. The admiral sends Mac to see a shrink. Bud loses a snake. Harm and Mattie have ups and downs.


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Darcy Meyers


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden
Scott Lawrence ... Sturgis Turner
Zoe McLellan ... Jennifer Coates
Steven Culp ... Special Agent Clayton Webb
Michael Cudlitz ... Cpl. Hal Strange
Hallee Hirsh ... Mattie Grace Johnson
John Walcutt ... Tom Johnson
John DeMita ... Col. Clifford Blakely
Barbara Eve Harris ... Lt. Cmdr. Vera McCool
Ethan Phillips ... Mr. Whorley
Molly Hagan ... Navy Captain
Brent Sexton ... Lance Corporal Buddy Petrosian


A former corporal in the US Marine Corps, while speaking at a middle school, claims to have received a Silver Star for his actions in Panama in 1989; however, he then faces an accusation of both lying and the unauthorized wearing of an award. The SecNav recalls him to active duty and refers the matter to a court-martial; Harm prosecutes, and Mac defends. While Bud babysits in his office with a venomous Asian snake, it disappears; later Sturgis finds it. After Mac's recent experience with Sadik, she has difficulty in interacting with others; the admiral sends her to Bethesda to see a shrink. Mac makes a significant statement to Webb, but he misses the point. Harm and Mattie continue to have ups and downs. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mattie Grace Johnson: How'd you learn how to cook?
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Trial and error, mostly. Mostly error.
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