Harm's former partner Commander Caitlin "Kate" Pike is offered a post at JAG HQ, but rumors in the media that she was sexually harassed by her former CO who is in line to become Naval Inspector General may keep her from taking the job.
Harm takes up the defense of a former Marine drill instructor who is facing a life sentence under a "three strikes" law, while the Admiral is asked to chair the Promotion Board for Captain and Mac is named Acting JAG.
When US and Turkish vessels collide during a NATO exercise, Harm and Mac must defend the US commander while political pressure mounts to pin the accident on him. Mikey and Gunny's sister hit it off while she's visiting DC.
After an attempted terrorist attack against a Navy destroyer fails, following the USS Cole bombing, Harm and Mac must determine whether a female Marine found aboard the terrorist's boat assisted the terrorists or not.