JAG (1995–2005)

Coming Home 

A Marine dies in an ambush in Iraq; his sister is a classmate of Mattie; Harm and Mattie help the mother and the sister of the Marine. Bud investigates the failure of the body armor. Harm and Mattie continue to understand each other better.


Bradford May


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Stephen Zito




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
Susan Walters ... Rachel Smithfield
Hallee Hirsh ... Mattie Grace Johnson
J.C. MacKenzie ... Sean Parker
Robert Curtis Brown ... Field Commander
Scott Alan Smith ... Colonel Lawson
Sterling K. Brown ... Sgt. Harry Smith
Alessandra Torresani ... Susan Smithfield (as Alessandra Toreson)
Freda Foh Shen ... Captain Lynda Chang
Ted Sutton ... General Matthew Smithfield U.S.M.C. Ret.
Brixton Karnes ... Warrant Officer
Michael Tomlinson ... Wally Anderson


An enlisted Marine dies during an ambush in a village in Iraq; his sister is a schoolmate of Mattie; Harm and Mattie help the mother and the sister of the fallen Marine. The firefight took place due to bad intel from a local source, who disappeared; the same Marine outfit find him and get better intel; then the Marines finish their business in the village in question. The Marine Corps requests an investigation of the failure of the body armor in this case and in several other similar failures; Bud investigates; it appears that there is a problem with the quality of the armor. Harm meets a cynical, annoying TV news reporter, and he makes a deal with him. While Harm and Mattie talk about the fallen Marine, they continue to gain a better understanding of each other. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

7 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Brookline, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene of the Marines loading up into the helicopter to go on the raid showed green grassy strips surrounding the landing zone, despite supposedly being in (extremely dry and desert-like) Iraq. See more »

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