M*A*S*H: Season 11, Episode 3

Foreign Affairs (8 Nov. 1982)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War
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Charles falls in love with a French Red Cross woman but realizes that their lifestyles are not compatible. Hawkeye and BJ are helping with an army PR stunt in their own way.


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Episode cast overview:
Melinda Mullins ...
Joon - Sung (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Byron Chung ...
Buddy Farmer ...
Pat Romano ...
French Soldier (as Patrick Romano)
Jo Ann Thompson ...
Nurse Jo Ann (as Joann Thompson)
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Charles falls in love with a French Red Cross woman but realizes that their lifestyles are not compatible. Hawkeye and BJ are helping with an army PR stunt in their own way.

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Potter says he met a woman Danielle in WW1 which was 20 and older than him, which would make him a teenager in WW1. But in ep."Pressure Points" he says he is 62. The year was 1952 so his birth year would be 1890, making him AT LEAST 27 in April 1917 when USA started fighting in World War 1. See more »


[Martine invites Charles to sit with her after rebuffing Hawkeye]
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce: What did he try that I didn't?
Captain B.J. Hunnicut: Maybe sincerity?
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce: Sincerity? I could fake that.
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Charles' Loss
3 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A pretty French Red Cross aid comes to the camp. She is refined and interesting and Charles is smitten. He is a Francofile and they stay up all night talking about museums and sights in Paris. He realizes he is in love and she feels the same way. There is no problem in his mind that he has found "the" person after a couple of days, but it is her past that proves to be a problem. He has to search his soul and must act in a way that has to do with his heritage, his family, and his upbringing. This proves to be one of the saddest of the episodes, but it allows us to see how our implicit being overrides our desires. At least they sometimes keep us from happiness.

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