10x18 Death at the Mosque
First Aired: Apr. 01, 2005 on CBS
Summary: A marine Private kills a seemingly unarmed civilian in a raid on a Mosque in Karbala, Iraq. Lt. Vukovic goes to Iraq in order to defend the marine -- a hard task as the whole incident was filmed by a ZNN reporter. Meanwhile, Cresswell asks Mac to talk his daughter out of her plans to…
Main Characters in this Episode
Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie: No, sir. I've tried to reach him several times, but I keep getting voice mail.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: I understand this young girl is like a daughter to him. Tell him to take all the time he needs.
Lt. Gregory Vukovic: Yeah. Don't get shot.
Marine Major Try Atkins: I thought maybe you'd like to see some combat up close.
Lt. Gregory Vukovic: As part of my continuing education?
Marine Major Try Atkins: One way of putting it.
Lt. Gregory Vukovic: I got your guy off the hook.
Marine Major Try Atkins: My guy? I was trying to put him in prison.
Lt. Gregory Vukovic: When you got shot up, sir, did they happen to hit you in the heart?
Marine Major Try Atkins: Never had one. Good luck, Vic.
- Talking to General and Mrs. Cresswell, Mac states that their daughter, if she stayed in the Academy and became a Naval officer, would never serve on a submarine. Just 5 years after this episode aired, the Navy announced that women would be allowed to serve on submarines. They would be assigned in groups of three to the eight teams assigned to four submarines. Two SSBNs and two SSGNs. The officers on these two types of submarines are berthed in 3-person compartments. This means there is no special retrofitting in order to accommodate the female officers.