After years of futile trench warfare, General Melchett gives the order for the "big push": a suicidal charge across the battlefield towards hundreds of German machine guns. Desperate to avoid participating, Captain Blackadder hatches a plan to convince his superiors that he has gone insane and therefore cannot go into combat. Written by
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There are no credits. It is left ambiguous as to whether the protagonists survive, although the part of the script describing how the characters rush over the edge of the trench also states that "They will not get far." See more
When Darling gives his "bugger" line toward the end, he's still wearing an overcoat. After a two-second cut to Blackadder's response, we see Darling again, now without the overcoat. See more
Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
This episode has no closing credits, save for the title "Blackadder" (not "Blackadder Goes Forth" and the copyright date, over a field of poppies. See more