In this final episode, the staff of the 4077th M*A*S*H unit find their lives no less hectic despite the fact that it appears that the war may soon be over. Until then, the staff must deal with events like Hawkeye has been temporarily institutionalized due to a nervous breakdown, Winchester has finally found people who share his taste in classical music and Father Mulcahy has been permanently deafened in a mortar attack. At last, the ceasefire is declared and the staff must come to grips with the fact that this time in their lives is over. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
This is a very difficult made-for-television film to comment on. It is quite easy to say that it is not on par with some of the TV series episodes, but then again, this has a style that is very different to the series. The screenplay is much more dramatic this time round, with some spine-tingling hard-hitting bits and a lot of emotion for the characters to endure. The performers all still deliver well, there are some great bits of dialogue and the film still says a few things about the Korean War. It does not do everything the series did, but the series had a lot to do, and much more time to do it in. This is a solid end to the television series either way.
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