Saturday, January 13, 1996

Sightings - 9

Kathy Gold, living with her uncle JD, in lieu of an orphanage went missing after some flying lights with painful sound and electromagnetic interference blasted their trailer. A former SEAL who wanted to distance himself from anything government by living as a hermit next to an abandoned air base, called the news media. Senator Dixon saw the story and asked JAG to investigate after an ATARs scan revealed nothing. The Sheriff disbelieved everything except that the "government" was probably doing something secret on the base without telling anybody. JD told Harm and Meg that there were funny smells with the north wind, painful noise and blinding lights. Others had reported "little green men." H & Mg went back to the base without the sheriff and climbed over the non-electrified fence. There was no sand in front of a hanger and fresh oil. They found Cathy, who ran into a hanger and disappeared. Still looking around at evening they saw an unidentified aircraft with blinding bright lights and painful screeching sound enter the hanger and disappear. They tried to exit but the fence was now electrified and they were chased by men in black suits and luminescent green eyes using green laser targeting lights on their guns. They narrowly escaped by Cathy directing them into a large air duct. Cathy took them to a pipe she used to get in and out of the base but it was so small that only she could fit. They sent her to the car to dial 0 three times and tell the operator that "Lt Harmon Rabb needs level Red support." The men in suits and night vision goggles saw her go down the pipe.

Cathy met the sheriff who didn't believe her and wouldn't let her use the phone but took her on the base in his car. The "green men" killed him but she ran away. This time they saw her infrared heat markings as she climbed through the air duct and threw an M33 baseball grenade in after her. It came out the other side and H threw it back at them before it exploded. H, Mg & Cathy went to the control tower where they watched an R5-D without markings land and go into the hanger & Cathy found some night vision goggles. H used the goggles to go get the sheriffs car and crash out of the gate. He was to pick up Mg & Cathy by the chapel but they were captured first. H took the car and blinded the men with his headlights before he escaped into an adjacent building realizing that the men were drug runners who were using the abandoned underground hanger as a drug lab. JD has snuck onto the base looking for Cathy and surprised H. The drug runners used Mg and Cathy as bait to bring in H but JD took his place. They took them all down a shaft into the below ground hanger and H followed. He picked off several one at a time. They were going to take one as a hostage and JD told them to take Cathy which really upset her making her say "I hate you." A man put Cathy into the helicopter that they were using as the "UFO" and H "incapacitated" him telling Cathy to turn on the lights and sound when he gave her the signal. With the distraction H was able to bring down all the other men including the one who was using Mg as a shield, after she gut punched him. Mg told Cathy that JD had told them to take her because he know the other two left would be shot.

Saturday, January 6, 1996

Boot - 12

Private Shuler was found hanging dead from a rappelling tower by abusive drill instructors Sgt Gonzalez and Staff Sgt Carrington. Lindsey told Harm that the State Department wasn't happy with defense of the CAG and wanted to know how a JAG lawyer ended up parachuting into Bosnia. Meg said their defense occasionally went beyond the courtroom and Lindsey agreed. State, however, wondered if staging jailbreaks in Iraq, flying missions in F-14s and recovering stolen nuclear weapons fit the definition of "occasionally." H repeated the recruiting slogan that the Navy wasn't just a job, it's an adventure. Lindsey said he told them that he wouldn't tell them how to run state if they didn't tell him how to run JAG; but, wanted H to take a lower profile for awhile. He said that Shuler's parents had received an anonymous letter saying she had been murdered and one of the drill instructors had been missing that night. He assigned H the investigation of Shuler case and Mg to go under cover as recruit MacEntyre. Carrington was maliciously severe taking every opportunity to set others on Mg and to belittle and intimidate her. Mg, continually assigned to police the head, found a letter and newspaper clipping behind a loose tile. It was Shuler's. H sensed obstruction from both the drill sergeants and the CO. Obviously there was no way Shuler could have been strangled in her own rappelling rope which the CO didn't even mention. Gonzalez was a shoe in for enlisted commissioning program next month. H asked Cline to get the whole newspaper to go along with the clipping.

Pvt. Whitley was Shuler's friend and Johnson the company bully. Johnson tried several times to intimidate Meg and was increasingly upset when she couldn't. Carrington intimidated Mg into the Pugil ring and Johnson volunteered as opponent. Johnson got the drop on Mg and began beating her while Carrington stood by and didn't blow whistle even though Johnson wasn't going for the win, only to beat her up. Finally, Mg took Johnson down. H wanted to take Mg out but she wouldn't leave. In the gas chamber someone pulled Mg's mask off and choked her leaving bruises. Mg still refused to pull out because she had overhead the sergeants talking about "they got a letter, but JAG still wouldn't find out." Whitley came to get Mg from the infirmary and overheard H & Mg talking about finding the newspaper clipping. That night, H followed Gonzalez into Maj Clines office. They told him that they were married but the corps wouldn’t allow Enlisted and Officers to fraternize which is why they hadn't revealed it and Gonzalez was going to officers program. H found that the newspaper clipping had an article about Whitley being wanted by the police on the back. Mg noticed what she thought was Johnson going toward the swamp and followed only have to rescue Whitley from quicksand; but, not before getting a confession of murdering Shuler because she found out about her. When she was out, Whitley pushed Mg into the quicksand. H arrived with Cline to pull Mg out and introduced her to Carrington. Mg told Carrington she knew she was "just doing her job"(??!) and shook her hand squishing quicksand mud all over her. H let Gonzalez report herself if she didn't get into Officer program and the platoon all said goodbye to Mg. [ this must have been written/aired after defensive action listed below]