JAG (1995–2005)

The Princess and the Petty Officer 

A sailor on overseas duty in an Arabic nation falls in love with a local girl; he smuggles her into the USA and marries her. She turns out to be a princess; Mac represents her in an Islamic tribunal in Arlington. Harriet runs into trouble.


Alan J. Levi


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Mark Saraceni


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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
Karri Turner ... Lt. Harriet Sims
Trevor Goddard ... Lt. Cmdr. Mic Brumby
Randy Vasquez ... Gunnery Sgt. Victor 'Gunny' Galindez
Chuck Carrington ... Jason Tiner
Kamala Lopez ... Princess Fatima 'Fannie' al-Amatula (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
Bailey Chase ... PO James Elling
Stogie Kenyatta ... Lt. Bin Rasheed (as Stogie Amir Kenyatta)
Cynthia Sikes ... Dr. Sidney Walden
Sean Murray ... Danny Walden
Jennifer Savidge Jennifer Savidge ... Cmdr. Amy Helfman
Laurence Lau ... Dr. Lawrence Gettis


A petty officer in the US Navy (a machinist's mate third-class) serves on overseas duty in a fictitious Arabic nation with an Islamic society. He and a local girl fall in love with each other. The sailor smuggles the girl into the USA and then marries her. The girl turns out to be a princess in the ruling family in her country. The INS, at the behest of the royal family, captures the princess and places her in custody. Legal fireworks ensue about the status of the princess. In a court-martial Bud prosecutes the sailor, and Harm defends him; Mac represents the princess (even in an Islamic tribunal in Arlington). RAdm. Chegwidden continues to meet frustration over Dr. Walden, her son, and his impounded car. Harriet unexpectedly goes into labor, and Bud presents some tragic news to the admiral. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

14 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The reduction in rate of PO Eling to Seaman (SN) is incorrect. His rating was a Machinist's Mate. This is one of the engineering ratings. The correct reduction would be to Fireman (FN) which would be designated by three red stripes, not white. Also, he would probably have been allowed to be designated as a MM striker and he would have had the MM insignia, a ship's screw, above the three stripes of a FN. See more »


[Danny's actions have caused Chegwidden to lose his car and Dr. Walden]
Admiral Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: You screwed with me. I don't care about that so much, but you're preventing your mother from truly being happy and you ought to be *ashamed of yourself*!
Danny Walden: Hey! She IS happy. And I'M happy! It's not our job to make YOU happy!
Danny Walden: [as Chegwidden walks away] Enjoy the rental car.
Admiral Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden: [menacingly] I'll be sending you the bill... BOY!
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