"Klinger, you may be a boob, but you are no mongoose." Such is the gratitude Max can expect to receive for good deeds from the Stiff Upper Nose. Max scours, wheels, deals and commits minor felonies to find Napoleon brandy and he even delivers it to The Swamp. Scully appears in triage; Margaret and the Swamp Rats are happy to see him, but Margaret is the flustered kind of happy. South Korean Lt. Park and his frightening MPs bring a North Korean prisoner to 4077. Lt. Park claims she is a dangerous guerrilla; she becomes one of Hawkeye's patients. Chuckles keeps Park minimally occupied by offering chess; the inscrutable Lt. Park places Chuckles in check with the same merciless cunning The Swamp Rats worry he will use on the female prisoner. Hawkeye and BJ are outraged G-2 will not save this young woman... until they witness blind hatred that rocks them to their liberal cores. Written by
George Cheung and Marcus Mukai, who appear here as Korean soldiers, previously appeared together in 1977's "The Kentucky Fried Movie" playing two of Dr. Klahn's guards in the "Fistful of Yen" segment. See more »
Act One of "Guerilla My Dreams" started with the wounded soldiers being treated for surgery in this highly suggestive episode. Little did Captain Pierce and Captain Hunnicutt knew that a wounded person was a woman. The individual was an enemy guerrilla soldier from North Korea. Lieutenant Park and his officers were in a powerful hurry to question her as she was being prepared for surgery ... all the purpose of torturing her and even killing her. The 4077th -- through Sergeant Scully -- found out that killing an enemy guerrilla soldier was one thing in Lieutenant Park's mind. Major Winchester had other plans for Lieutenant Park; and a game of chess in the Officers' Club would keep Lieutenant Park occupied for a least a brief period. At the end of Act One, Colonel Potter had Corporal Klinger contact G-2 over the telephone about the evacuation procedures of non-indigenous personnel in a war zone.
Act Two of "Guerilla My Dreams" started in Colonel Potter's office. He contacted G-2 over the telephone -- with the help of Corporal Klinger -- about the procedure. The end result: G-2 had no way of helping this wounded person flee from Korea and Lieutenant Park. Any interference from any United States military branch -- during the Korean War -- was considered a breach of Army protocol in the transfer of non-indigenous personnel. Colonel Bart Wilson was from G-2 on the telephone. Their only recourse: they had to turn her over to Lieutenant Park after she recovered from surgery.
Corporal Klinger made a useful -- but a desperate -- attempt to keep Lieutenant Park's guards busy with the brandy outside the camp. They were placing the tin cups over the fire while enjoying the brandy ... all in an attempt to remove the wounded guerrilla soldier from post-operation surgery to an ambulance without being caught in the crossfire. The plan backfired horrendously; furthermore, Lieutenant Park and his guards stopped the ambulance from leaving the camp. They dragged her from the ambulance and directly into a jeep. In the end, Lieutenant Park would have his way of executing her as they left the 4077th. They drew their rifles at everyone outside camp after Captain Pierce said "you son of a bitch" directly at Lieutenant Park. The End Result: A Brilliant 10 From The 1979-1980 Television Season!!
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