3x01 Ghost Ship
First Aired: Sep. 23, 1997 on CBS
Summary: When skeletal remains are found in a void space on a mothballed carrier, Rabb and Mac must investigate this mysterious occurrence. However, during their investigation, Rabb falls through an unmarked hole in a corridor floor, giving him a concussion. Rabb must find his way out to receive…
Main Characters in this Episode
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Well, I do have a tattoo, I'm a pretty good arm wrestler, and, although I don't like the term, I guess I am technically a jarhead.
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Whoa, whoa, whoa, back up. You have a tattoo? How come I've never seen it? [looks Mac up and down] And where would one find this tattoo?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: [has a look of 'oh crap' on her face] I'm afraid that's classified information, Commander. [laughs and backs away from Harm]
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Oh, yeah? You have tattoos?
Lt. Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: How do you *do* that?
Maj. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: My mother's Swiss.
- Goof (anachronisms): The dialogue consistently suggests that the Hornet was still in service in 1975 when Lt. Tate was entombed in the void. The Hornet was in fact decommissioned in 1970 and was in reserve in Washington five years later.
- Goof (continuity error): Harm says he was once before on the USS Hornet, but the following flashback clearly shows a banner reading "Welcome ... Family and Friends ... Ticonderoga", clearly indicating that the ship in question is the USS Ticonderoga, which was Harmon Rabb Sr.'s duty station during his second tour, not his first.
- The setting aboard the U.S.S. Hornet owes to the ship's reputation for being haunted.