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Good-Bye Radar: Part 2 

Although Radar is granted a hardship discharge, the camp's difficulties make him seriously consider staying. Klinger begins taking over the company clerk job.

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Radar is torn by both his personal news and the news he is going home. Everyone marvels over the Colonel's Wangensteen "gizmo." As Klinger struggles, Radar sees how much the 4077 needs him; he changes his mind about leaving. The sheer number of lives depending on him overwhelms him. Radar and Hawkeye snipe at each other and have a huge row. Colonel Potter knows Radar has done his part and he wants Radar to go home. Margaret's feelings about her "doll" surprise her. Chuckles calls him Walter as he says goodbye. BJ arranges for Peg and Erin to pick up Radar at the airport in San Francisco and says goodbye. There are echoes of Margaret's wedding when an OR session crashes a tearful, emotional going-away party... but for vastly different reasons. There are tears from his CO, who genuinely wishes him Godspeed. There are good wishes from Klinger, Margaret and Father Mulcahy, but the gang says a hurried farewell as they rush to OR. Radar and Hawkeye salute each other in lieu of dialogue. ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War

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15 October 1979 (USA)  »

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Gary Burghoff would play Radar again with a couple of guest appearances on the spin-off series "After M*A*S*H". See more »

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At one point Hawkeye does not have cast on his broken finger when he congratulating Radar as Radar is told he is going home. See more »

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Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce: There you are.
Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly: Oh, hi, Hawkeye.
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce: Don't "Hi, Hawkeye" me. Go home, you little airhead!
Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly: I'm sorry, I'm not gonna do that.
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce: You're Corporal Mahatma Gandhi? You're gonna out-endure us?
[starts throwing things into Radar's bag]
Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly: That's my unpacking you're packing!
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce: We all wait for that day. We dream about it. We pray for it. We'd sacrifice a virgin to it if we could find one. How dare you!
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The End of an Era
17 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is Gary Burghoff's last episode. After receiving news of his uncle's death, Radar must pass the torch to Klinger, who is amazingly incompetent. The key issue is getting a generator, the loss of which is having a profound effect on the camp. At one point, Radar tells everyone that the camp needs him and he has changed his mind about leaving. This forces Klinger to finally get off the mark and start to use his abilities. Klinger ends up at a supply unit and has to use elements of his past to pull off a switcheroo. This has an ending that will stay with you if you haven't seen it before. Like so many good series, this one managed to continue, despite the loss of significant characters.


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