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Meltdown (2)
Season 8, Episode 21
Airdate April 29, 2003
Production Number 821
Written by Donald P. Bellisario &
Don McGill
Directed by Scott Brazil
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Meltdown (2) is the twenty-first episode of the eighth season of JAG, and the one hundred seventy-ninth episode overall.

Starring: David James Elliott (Navy Commander Harmon Rabb, Jr.), Catherine Bell (Marine Col. Sarah MacKenzie), Patrick Labyorteaux (Navy Lt. Bud Roberts, Jr.), John M. Jackson (Navy Admiral Chegwidden)

Special Guest Star: Mark Harmon (Special Agent Leroy Gibbs)

Guest Starring: Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Tony Dinozzo), Robyn Lively (Special Agent Viv Blackadder), Pauley Perrette (Lilly Sciuto), Alan Dale (NCIS Director), Zoe McLellan (PO2 Jennifer Coates), W.K. Stratton (Cmdr. Ted Lindsey), Alicia Coppola (Lt. Cmdr. Faith Coleman), Michael Muhney (Major McBurney), Nanci Chambers (Lt. Loren Singer), Faran Tahir (Amad Bin Atwa), Paul Norwood (Judge), Joseph Hodge (Merchant Seaman), Vyto Ruginis (Agent Dawkins)

and David McCallum (Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard)

Co-Starring: Krystal A. Pertsch (Younger Petty Officer), Dave Haskins (Senior Officer)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • The two-part story consisting of Ice Queen(2) and this episode serves as the pilot for NCIS.
  • The character that would become Abby Sciuto on NCIS is named Libby in this episode.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments