Captain Blackadder, Lieutenant George, and Private Baldrick see joining the Air Corps as a great way of sitting in a classroom instead of fighting on the front lines. Unfortunately for them, the course is taught by Squadron Commander Flasheart, who lives for danger- much like his nemesis, the infamous Red Baron. Written by
19 October 1989 (UK)
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[explaining why they can't rescue Captain Blackadder
Now George, you remember when I came down to visit you when you were a nipper, for your sixth birthday? You used to have a lovely little rabbit, beautiful little thing, do you remember?
That's right, Flossie! Do you remember what happened to Flossie?
You shot him.
That's right! It was the kindest thing to do after he'd been run over by that car.
By *your* car, sir.
Yes, by my car. But that, too, was an act of mercy when you remember ...