I have a question and I was wondering if any of you could help refresh my memory.
My friend and I were recently discussing The Four Percent Solution, and I seem to recall someone talking about the script for it once. And in the script, I think that someone mentioned they had originally planned on the doctor saying something to Mac about her fertility issues.
My friend thinks I'm absolutely crazy! Does anyone know what I am talking about or did my little shipper brain just make this up?
picks for Week Seven are ready on the Sports Board. -- the rookie, 20:52:32 10/18/12 Thu
You haven't played yet? No need to feel Guilt, Redemption is yours. Just jump over to the Harmon Globetrotters site, all the Exculpatory Evidence is there. You are just a JAGathon away from true Hero Worship , all you have to do is pick the winners of this weeks 5 selected football games!
Video Clip -- Araninda, 10:17:44 10/10/12 Wed
Real life took over this week so I missed the "Smiles" post earlier this week. For shippers, the clip below definitely brings smiles no matter how many times we watch it. It's the porch kiss from Season 6's "Lifeline".
Throughout the series it was said that Harm tended to act on his emotions. So what was he feeling at this moment?
What should have happened at the end of this episode? Should Harm and Mac have gotten together? Was walking back inside and continuing on as if nothing happened between them the right thing for them to do?
Tuesday Smiles! -- ....., 11:02:40 10/02/12 Tue
Our Monday smiles is a bit late due to technical difficulties. Each week I do the video clip and Hope hosts it on her website. Our cloud storage site, however, did not send Harm to Hope (gasp)! Fortunately we think we have it resolved now.
Today's video clip is the famous "she's got me" basketball scene between Harm and Sturgis from Season 7's "New Gun in Town". Harm returns to JAG following Renee's father's funeral. To his surprise Mac is not there, having taken temporary duty aboard a carrier at sea to get away after her canceled wedding.
The video clip scene is interesting as Harm and Sturgis have fun and discuss romantic relationships. And there's a muscular, sweaty Harm to drool over! So take time to watch. And if you can't download the clip, it's at about the 33 minute mark on your DVD of this episode.
Though we’ve discussed this question several times on the board, I couldn’t let this episode go by without bringing it up again. Who was the "she" that Harm was talking about? Was it Renee? Or was it Mac? Was he saying that Renee had him but he didn't want to be in that relationship or was he saying that Mac had his heart but he wasn't yet in a relationship with her? Why do you think so? Everyone, I think, has an opinion about this scene, so please post yours.
Hey, this board is alive! -- JAGfan1, 02:36:00 09/17/12 Mon
I've basically been scouring the internet tonight for people who might've been over at Maeve's JAGnik Central around 2001-2003. He. If you were there, you'll probably remember me... I was the naive twelve year old who wanted to play with the big kids... funny to think that was so long ago. I'm 23 now and have a bachelor's degree. Now I can read all the dirty stuff. LMAO.
Anyways. If you were around Maeve's back then, could you please email me at email@example.com? I have a couple questions that I think only folks who were around back then will remember... and sometimes my brain just goes all 'Hey, remember the JAG board'? Totally doing that tonight. Pardon the OT post - here, I'll make it not OT... DJE is hot... and I saw him in a lifetime movie the other day... he was the husband of the lady everyone thought was crazy when she found out her neighbor was super creepy... still hot, by the way. Anyways. Email me if you can. Thanks. Miss you guys. Miss those days.
Monday Smiles! -- Araninda, 02:40:22 09/24/12 Mon
Every Monday we are going to try to post something positive from JAG - a video clip, a photo or a collage - to drool over or laugh about as we start our busy work week. Today's Monday Smiles is a video clip of two scenes from Season 3's "Blindside" - the convertible scene in which Mac drives up as Harm and Schiparelli are kissing and the next scene from the show in which a woozy Harm tells Bud that "he's losing brain cells by the minute." The clip is 2 1/2 minutes in length. If you cannot download the clip, it is about the midpoint in your DVD of this episode.
An early script draft of this show contains an interesting (and shippery) additional scene that never aired. This additional scene is what happens between Harm & Mac right after Schiparelli drives away and before Harm bumps into Bud. It may explain why Harm appears woozy when he meets Bud but not so much in the convertible scene. I'm posting the dialogue of this omitted scene inside below.
There's also another scene in that same early script draft that takes place after the pool game but before the convertible scene. This omitted scene explains why Schiparelli had a flower in her ear. I'll post that scene's dialogue as well.
Monday Smiles -- Araninda, 13:01:47 09/10/12 Mon
Every Monday we are going to try to post something positive from JAG - a video clip, a photo or a collage - to drool over or laugh about as we start our busy work week.
We start this week with the humorous scene from Season 3's "Father's Day" of Harm and Bud sharing a hotel bed. If you need a reason to laugh or smile today, take a couple of minutes and watch. And drool as well, because of course we would all like to share a bed with Harm! If you can't download the scene, it's about halfway through the episode on your DVD.
There's an ALL WEEK JAG marathon on the CLOO channel. They're calling it a "Farewell Marathon," not sure what they mean by that, except maybe the network isn't going to show JAG anymore. So for all you fans, here's a chance to watch JAG non stop for a week. The marathon extends all the way through next Sunday. Catch it while you can!!!!!!! -- doc, 11:18:25 09/04/12 Tue
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Araninda steps onstage to announce the final Harmy Award but no one is paying attention to her. They are staring in awe as the visual for this category pops up (ahem!) onscreen. Everyone is fanning themselves and Araninda herself thinks it’s getting very warm in here. She wipes her brow and begins. “The nominations are: Harm sitting in the brig in Season 5’s ‘Cabin Pressure.’, Harm walking across the tarmac in Season 4’s ‘Innocence’, the hotel curbside scene in Season 9’s ‘A Tangled Webb II’, Harm at the fruit stand in Season 10’s ’Automatic for the People’.” Araninda stops and giggles: “Is that a banana in your pocket, Harmy dear, or are you happy to see me?” No one in the audience groans at her tired, old joke. Everyone is too busy drooling and staring. Lee is focusing her binoculars for close quarters viewing. Chris K pulls measuring tape from her purse to get an accurate assessment of the “lay of the land”. Araninda frowns and continues reading. “The final nomination is Harm at Grace Aviation in Season 9’s ‘Back in the Saddle’. And the winner is . . . . .”
Suddenly she feels a hairy paw tap on her shoulder. “Are you still lurking about?” she cries, whirling to meet the gorilla face-to-face. The gorilla silently hands her a note. “Wow, I can’t believe this,” she exclaims. “The note says that all of you in the audience have been great supporters throughout the show and since we are in the last 7.5 minutes of the Award presentations, you can now have Harm.” She stops and stares at the gorilla. “Wait a minute! They get Harm! What about me?” The gorilla folds his arms and shakes his head. He stomps up and down which Araninda knows means “No jug, no Harm.” “Oh, please,” Araninda pleads. “Let me have an evening with Harm!” The gorilla shakes his head and stomps his foot in anger.
Araninda walks away and thinks for a moment. An evil grin appears on her face and she skips back to the gorilla. “Would you like to go back to West Virginia with me where you can have all the moonshine you want? And you can stay with two nice families in the southern mountains. They may even fight over you.” The gorilla nods in agreement and grunts. “Great!” Araninda cries. “You will have a bang-up good time. Oh, you want to know their names? Well, one family is named Hatfield and the other is named McCoy.” Before the gorilla can protest, Araninda turns to the audience. “The Best Appearance by CW is the hotel curbside scene in ‘A Tangled Webb 2’.”
POOF! Harm instantly appears, laden with luggage, and CW standing ready to flag down the taxi. The audience gasps at the sight and begin storming the stage. All the ladies are experiencing thrilling “Sightings” and are “Crossing the Line” seeking their own “Rendezvous” and “Full Engagement” with a “Defenseless” Harm. “Yeah, Baby” and “Front and Center” they shout. It’s a chaotic “Mutiny” scene as they try to “Ambush” Harm and check him out “Head to Toe”. Whether Harm is “Ready or Not”, the ladies are planning a “Hard Time” with a quickening “Pulse Rate” and a satisfying “Touchdown”. “Ladies, please!” Araninda shouts, trying to restore order. “Harm is always ‘Fit for Duty’ so there's no need to panic. All of you ladies will be part of his ‘Dream Team’ sailing off with “Fair Winds and Following Seas.” But pandemonium is still taking place in the hotel ballroom. “This will never work among us because everyone wants to be at the top,” Araninda frustratingly observes. “So how are we going to end this awards show?”
The words are barely out of her mouth when POOF the gorilla waves his arms and Mac appears in her sexy red dress. “I’m proposing and that’s not a Freudian slip,” she seductively coos. Harm melts into her arms and they instantly disappear to London . . .or San Diego, leaving a trail of blue boas in their wake.
Stay tuned. . . a postscript to our Harmy Awards is coming soon.
Harmy Awards Wrapup -- ..., 23:16:03 08/27/12 Mon
The Harmy Awards have ended and sadly it is time to leave the Manly Arms. The ladies gather around the lifesize anatomically-correct naked statue of Harm, fondling and drooling one final time. “Ladies, before we leave, I have a story to tell you,” Araninda calls out. “Is it a real story?” usmgrad asks. “Who knows what is real and what is imaginary,” Araninda exclaims. “The Moody Blues,” usmgrad promptly responds. Araninda ignores her, flips the pages of a huge binder containing ten years of scripts, and begins.
"Once upon a time in a fantasy television land, there lived a handsome prince named Harm. The 'power that be' over this television kingdom was an evil 500-pound gorilla king who did not want Prince Harm to find true happiness. Oh, the king made sure that the prince was a hero, sending him off into the skies, the seas and foreign lands on dramatic adventures. The prince accomplished feats that no one else in the land could. He outwitted evil terrorists, he rescued comrades and children, and he fought for truth and justice in the kingdom’s court. The prince soon won favor with the villagers of the land, particularly the maidens and matrons who adopted blue boas as the symbol of their love for the handsome royal even as they drooled over his body and analyzed his every word. Yes, Prince Harm was a success at everything he did, except that he could not find romance.
Whenever the prince came home to his loft tower, it was either empty or it was occupied by annoying female courtiers that the evil king had placed there to try to appease the villagers. The prince, being a vigorous man, did find these courtiers entertaining – the neurotic widow of a fellow baron, a lip-glossed blonde tart who liked to play barbarian and milkmaid games, and a mind doctor who became upset when the prince chose to follow his dream of flying adventures. Yet none of these female diversions lasted long. And many nights the prince sat alone in his tower, playing his guitar in sadness.
Many of the lady villagers thought that if they couldn’t have Prince Harm themselves, then they knew exactly who should love him. For there had appeared one day in a rose garden a beautiful brown-eyed maiden named Sarah. The prince was captivated at first sight for she looked like a princess that he had loved many years ago. But soon he discovered that the maiden was bewitching in her own right. Not only was she lovely, but she was intelligent and quick-witted, matching the prince’s banter with her own. The villagers watched in fascination as the prince and the maiden became close friends and even rescued each other in times of trouble. They cheered as the prince passionately kissed the maiden on the porch of the keeper of the castle. It wasn’t quite a declaration of love, but he did tell her that she would always have someone who loved her, so the villagers sighed in contentment. Surely, they believed, Prince Harm and Maiden Sarah would soon begin dating without calling it dating - particularly after a night of sharing body heat in the desert.
The evil king, despite inviting the maiden to live in the land, also saw the chemistry between the two young people. And he heard the maiden inadvertently confess to a black knight that she was in love with the prince. The king was not pleased and decreed that the prince should not return the maiden’s love. To ensure that they stayed apart, the king placed an invisible plexiglass barrier between the prince and the maiden whenever they gazed longingly at each other. The king even tried to besmirch the maiden’s character with the sudden appearance of a husband that she hadn’t gotten around to divorcing. The king also kept trying to send the maiden away. He made her resign the kingdom and leave for a corporate courtroom land. But upon hearing that Prince Harm was falsely accused of murder, she returned to successfully vanquish the charges.
Then the evil king sent Sarah to a land “down under” where a rough cavalier would place a ring on the maiden’s finger and beg to marry her. Later the king would send the maiden on a dangerous mission to a faraway jungle. Although the prince rescued her, the maiden was bewitched by the evil king into saying that she and the prince would never have a romantic relationship because they both wanted to be on top. It wasn’t until over a year later that the maiden, helped by a lady court doctor, realized the prince was really the man she wanted to be with.
Yes, incredibly, for nine frustrating years the evil king ruled the land, tormenting Prince Harm and Maiden Sarah. Finally the Prince had enough and he decided to leave the land to seek new adventures. The evil king retaliated by bringing forth an arrogant new prince-in-waiting. But the villagers were loyal to their hero Harm, and adamantly decided to walk away and leave the king with no subjects over whom to rule. The elders of the land then told the king that he could no longer continue and the kingdom must be obliterated. The villagers gathered for the kingdom’s ending hour, hoping that Prince Harm and Maiden Sarah would finally be together. At last, in the final 7.5 minutes, Prince Harm announced to the courtiers at the palace tavern that he and Sarah were getting married. They then left for lands unknown, with a flip of a coin deciding whether Harm would be a prince or a commoner from that day forward.
Today the prince and the maiden live happily ever after in whatever imaginary land that fate – and the villagers – have chosen for them. The evil king tried to set up a new empire, but the popular hero in that land threatened to leave if the king was not exiled. Today the evil king is wandering through a land called Hollywood, searching for new success without a prince and a maiden. Many of the villagers, still wearing their blue boas, have remained together seven years later in the cyberspace land of the Harmyboard. They continue to drool over Prince Harm and write tales about the prince and his maiden."
Araninda reads the last sentence and closes the binder quietly. All the ladies give a collective sigh, clasp hands, walk out of the Manly Arms, and climb into the big blue a$$ van, heading toward new fun on the Harmyboard. And on the back bumper, hanging on with one arm and clutching a jug in the other, is a big hairy ape-like creature shouting that his unspoken desire is the road not taken, so he’s now taking it.
Check out hot Harm on the Sports page - and while your there make your preseason Super Bowl pick. Don't need to know anything about football, just pick your favorite Harm pictures. -- the rookie, 07:30:58 08/27/12 Mon
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Harmy Awards Presentation - Best Episode of the Entire Series -- ....., 02:06:30 08/14/12 Tue
Araninda walks center stage and surveys the crowd. “Ladies, today’s Harmy Award is a biggie!” Everyone in the audience immediately screams “CW!” because of course biggie is synonymous in the HarmyBoard dictionary with CW. “No, ladies, not yet. That’s the next and final presentation. Today’s presentation is – Best Episode of the Entire Series”. Everyone reluctantly settles back in their seats as Araninda begins reading.
”Our first nomination is Season 6’s Lifeline. Some reasons why this episode is a favorite: the porch scenes, the flashbacks, the first real kiss between Harm and Mac, and the ending in which Harm and Mac’s hands touch." Araninda waves her arms to poof a flashback vignette. Everyone leans forward in their seat, eager to see Harm and Mac kissing on the Admiral’s front porch. But Mac is standing there alone. No Harm. She glares at Araninda who hurriedly waves her arms again and the scene disappears.
“Hmm, a poof malfunction,” Araninda muses. “Let’s move on. Our second nomination is Season 2’s Washington Holiday. Some reasons why this episode is a favorite: Harm gorgeous in civvies, dress whites and mess dress, Harm flirting with both the princess and Mac, Harm and Mac dancing at the ball, the comedy of Bud and Harriet’s first real date." Poof! In a flash, all the Harmy ladies are at the ball in their low cut finery, blue boas draped across their shoulders, waiting the chance to dance with Harm. But where is he?
Araninda sighs. This isn’t going well at all. The only thing that could make this worse is. . . . . yes, you got it . . . . The 500-pound gorilla staggers onto the stage and plops down beside her. He gestures wildly and begins making strange sounds. Fortunately Araninda speaks fluent gorilla (it’s the same dialect as West Virginia hillbilly), so she is able to translate ape grunts. “No, no,” she admonishes her unwanted Award crasher. “You cannot have another jug of moonshine. Drinking and drivel do not mix. You’re already slobbering all over the stage. And where is Harm? What have you done with him?”
The gorilla folds his arms and refuses to answer. The crowd starts to get restless so Araninda continues. “Our third nomination is Season 7’s In Country. Some reasons why this episode is a favorite: Mac saving Harm in the minefield with a trick she learned from a movie; the 'leg' scene with Harm and Mac cuddling in the desert; Webb’s code name 'Sexy Beast'; Harriet punching Singer." Araninda waves her arms and sure enough, Mac is in the desert ready to snuggle, but there’s no Harm with her. “What have you done with my man?” she shouts at Araninda. “You and your boa-clad friends have created chaos in my series life.” “Mac, honestly, we have been loyal to you and Harm for many years. We borrow him and play with him but we always send him back. It’s the 500-pound gorilla’s fault. He kept you apart for nearly nine years and he’s still at it.” “What gorilla? Where is he? I’ll pulverize him into a pigmy monkey!” Mac shouts back as she jumps up and assumes a Marine attack position. Araninda looks around, but no one else is onstage. “The gorilla was right here! Oh, dear. Sorry, Mac, we’ll get Harm back as soon as we can.” Araninda quickly waves her arms and poofs the scene away before Mac becomes even more angry.
“Our final nomination is Season 4’s The Black Jet. Some reasons why this episode is a favorite: Harm in adventure mode, Harm’s dark shirt flapping in the desert wind, Harm flying, Harm hugging Mac twice and showing his concern for her, the Bedouin chief, and of course, Keeter." Araninda finishes reading and looks up. “Maybe that’s where Harm is. He went flying in his black jet. But we’ll get him back!”
She strides purposely across the stage and SMACK, runs into something invisible and knocks herself out. Usmgrad and Lee rush onstage. “What happened to her?” Lee asks. Usmgrad puts out her hand and tentatively touches the unseen object. “Gracious, it’s the plexiglass shield that the gorilla used throughout the series to keep Harm and Mac apart. Whenever Harm and Mac looked longingly at each other, BOOM, this invisible shield would come down to keep them from touching.” “There’s a note under the shield,” Lee points out. Usmgrad quickly scoops it up. “It’s from the gorilla and it says that we haven’t yet reached the last 7.5 minutes of the Award show, so until then he's making sure that we can’t find Harm. It also says the Best Episode of the Entire Series is Lifeline. The person who nominated the winner is you, Lee. You get Harm for an evening if we can find him.” “I won?” Lee cries. “We have to find him. I demand the right to Harm now!” She pulls out a cell phone. “Who ya gonna call?” Usmgrad curiously asks. “Gorillabusters!” Lee firmly replies.
Stay tuned – our final Harmy Award plus an epilogue post is coming soon.
New Beginnings. . . . -- Araninda, 12:24:15 08/16/12 Thu
This week's video clip discussion takes us back 15 years to January, 1997 and a new beginning for JAG as the series moved from NBC to CBS, Harm meets his new partner in the White House Rose Garden, and Bud joins the show on a regular basis. The episode is of course from Season 2's "We The People". The clip begins just after Harm is decorated by the President and he, Bud and AJ walk to a waiting car where Harm meets Mac for the first time. If you haven't watched this scene in a long time or have never seen it, take a couple of minutes to view it. And if you can't play it, pop in your DVD of this episode. It's a cute scene.
1) Did Harm and Mac over the course of the series "get too familiar with each other" (as AJ warns) to successfully work together?
2) In Season 1, Harm's partner was subordinate to him. Now Harm gains a partner who is of equal rank (although they sparred sometimes over seniority). Would the show have been better or worse if Mac always had been of lower rank?
3) In this episode Bud's character is innocent, comic relief. That changed over the years. Did that help or hurt the series? And would the series have been better or worse if Harm's new aide had been a woman rather than Bud? How would Harm have dealt with having both a female partner and a female aide?
Measure of Men -- Araninda, 11:20:55 08/07/12 Tue
Real life threw me a curve last week, so I've been off the Board. But I'm back and the last two Harmy Award presentations, plus a wrapup, will be posted soon. So say tuned. And thanks for your patience.
In the meantime, I am posting a video clip from Season 7's "Measure of Men". This is one of the most confounding scenes, in my opinion, in the entire series. Mac is on temporary assignment at sea after the end of her engagement to Brumby and after standing in the rain seeing Harm and Rene embrace. Harm comes to the ship to defend a client but also to try to talk with Mac. But in this scene, they don't quite connect.
Take a few minutes to watch this clip and post your thoughts about this scene. Our interest in the Board, sadly, is dwindling so let's get some discussion going. If you can't download either format, it's the "Measure of Men" scene on your DVD where Harm comes to Mac's cabin to talk.
1) Who was right and who was wrong in this scene?
2) Did Mac have a need for someone to “give up” something for her? Harm asks in response if Mac is testing him. Was she? And why did Harm have to think about whether or not he would give up Renee?
3) Harm asks Mac "what if I did" (give up Rene). But Mac doesn't directly reply to that, saying that she was sick of this dance (many shippers were too at that point!). Was she as confused about her feelings as Harm?
4) What should have happened in this scene?
Notice in this scene Harm's deer in the headlights and his obvious discomfort about talking about their relationship. Also, look close, CW makes an appearance!
Colie's Birthday was August 6th. Sorry we missed your birthday. Colie has written some great Harm and Mac fanfics, so we are sending both of them your way for a great party and hopefully more fanfic inspiration.
Belated Birthdays -- Araninda, 01:20:40 08/13/12 Mon
We missed celebrating three early August birthdays. Cece posted a collage over the weekend for janlaw. I am adding two more collages below, one for Jagcharmed2 whose birthday was August 3rd and one for Colie whose birthday was August 6th.
So, please, scroll down and enjoy these collages and post your greetings for each of these ladies. Thank you.