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  • "The One That Got Away". Harm and his Guy in Back, having just avoided being hit by a North Korean SA-2 during a Mach 6 overflight of the DPRK when their starboard engine failed, head back for another run. Having gained the intel they need, they speed away with missiles exploding behind him.
  • Harriet slugs Lt. Singer after one too many attempts by the latter to further her own career at the expense of Harm, Mac or Bud.
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  • In one episode, with no visible backup, Webb arrogantly strides into the office of a foreign intelligence chief to tell him that he knew things about him that his bosses would be unhappy about.
  • In one episode, Bud's brother Mikey beats up a bully in a bar for disrespecting a female visitor. The man was found dead, and Mikey ends up going to trial with Harm and Bud defending him. It turns out that it was a contrived incident, and the man was part of what amounts to an ambulance chasing racket, trying to provoke people so they could later sue them.
  • I forget the name of the episode but at one point Harm and another pilot are flying Tomcats. The other pilot doesn't have the fuel to get to "feet wet" (basically get over the water. So Harm has the guy drop his tailhook and Harm proceeds to PUSH a TOMCAT. Even better is that this episode was based on something that REALLY HAPPENED.
    • The episode was "True Callings", and at the end Harm's squadron tells him his handle isn't "Pappy" (Harm was the oldest pilot in the air wing) anymore. Instead, they give him his father's handle of "Hammer". Cue Manly Tears.
    • Here's the information the show gave the viewers Real Life incident: "On March 10th, 1967, U.S. Air Force Captain Robert Pardo used his F-4 Phantom to push a fellow American's badly damaged jet from North Vietnam into friendly territory."
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  • "Enemy Below" has the bad guys launch a radioactive "dirty missile" at the Seahawk carrier group. Harm and another pilot go up to try to shoot it down before it reaches the ship. When neither gets a clean shot, Harm puts his plane in front of the missile and lets it chase him until it runs out of fuel.
  • Harm and Bud are prosecuting a senior enlisted man for murdering a sailor under his command. They believe the NCO killed the sailor because he was incompetent. In order to prove it Bud pretends to be a bumbling lawyer to goad the man into a confession. When it works, Bud drops the act and gives him a "gotcha" smile.
    • And then Bud, just for shits and giggles, guilt-trips Harm into stepping over himself trying to explain to Bud that he doesn't really think Bud comes off as an idiot... only for Bud to give him the same "Gotcha" smile he gave the defendant.
  • To a certain extent, the moment when Bud stops his abusive father's fist and tells him that he never wants to see his father again. This was very followed immediately by a Moment of Heartwarming, as Bud told his brother that he'll always be welcome in Bud's life. Also, in the same episode, Bud winning his very first case without having Mac or Rabb present. This too, was followed by a moment of Heartwarming, when Bud managed to reduce the sentence for the accused down to discharge from the service with no further punishment.
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  • In his last case against Rabb, Bud was able to piece together the facts to prove Rabb's client was guilty of murder, destroying the arrogant Lt. Vukovic, the new comer at the end of the series, with a well documented point-by-point speech using evidence Rabb and Vukovic discovered against them.
  • Admiral Chegwidden has business in Sicily with Webb (long story), and goes to meet the don of the local Mafia family whose son he ended up having to kill the last time he was there. It is pointed out that family honor requires that they seek Vendetta against him, and in response he matter of factly states that many men have tried to kill him in his life, and that most of them are dead. Therefore, it stands to reason that anyone the family sends after him will similarly end up dead, and that it's simply not worth the trouble to press the issue. The Sicilian agrees with him, and in order to save face, gives him 24 hours to conduct his business and leave the country.
  • In the Pilot Movie, Captain Boone, flies a reconnaissance mission in an F-14 Tomcat twice on very low altitude over Bosnia. On the second run he’s hit by AA fire, but backseat rider Harm (who hasn’t flown himself for five years) manages to land it safe and sound on the carrier.
    • To make it better, Harm had never flown in combat before (as established earlier in dialog), and is clearly taken aback by the intensity of the experience. Also, they have no way of telling if Boone is dead or alive (Harm can't get to him from the back seat of the cockpit, and Boone's not moving at all), until Harm mentions that he can't activate the transmitter to broadcast the data they gathered on the recon run... and Boone comes to just long enough to activate the transmitter.
    • Meanwhile, Lieutenant Pike, back on the ship, gets the evidence she needs to identify and arrest the murderer.
    Jack "Ripper" Carter: Get this bitch off my platform before I throw her off!
    [Bud has the Master at Arms place Ripper in restraints]
    Caitlin Pike: And it's "Lieutenant Pike". Not "bitch". ASSHOLE!
  • Gunnery Sergeant Galindez using his brains and training to protect a Korean War vet he's assigned to escort back to D.C. for a court-martial from racist cops in "Retreat, Hell". After finding out that the vet had only deserted due to a language barrier, he then helps the old Marine (who fought at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir) clear his name and get the military honors he had earned.
  • In "Blind Side", Harm believes that his mentor's failing vision is responsible for a Tomcat crash that killed the flight crew and 2 civilians. Harm puts his mentor on the stand and mentions a couple techniques pilots can use to fool eye exams. Then Harm puts an eye chart on an easel and asks him to read the 20/20 line. The older pilot rattles off a series of letters. Harm then points out there is one more technique he forgot to mention: since most eye charts are the same, pilots simply memorize them. He then brings forward the chart, showing the 20/20 line on this one has been changed to read "IFLYNAVY".

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