After Hawkeye makes an insulting remark about Margaret, Frank snaps him with a towel and Hawkeye responds with a nicely placed right cross to Frank's eye. Hawkeye is then placed under house arrest and instead of being treated like a criminal, he is treated like a conquering hero for what he did even to the point of getting some very tasty water buffalo steak and having movies shown in the Swamp. In the meantime, Colonel Reese, the woman in charge of all the nurses in Korea, arrives to observe Margaret and her staff and, for some strange reason, becomes attracted to Frank and tries to seduce him. Also, Radar begins acting very strangely, even having the hem in his pants let out two inches. Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
4 February 1975 (USA)
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
This episode is cited as a main reason why other cast members were resentful towards Alan Alda
, since his Hawkeye character is clearly in the wrong, first for antagonizing Major Houlihan unfairly, then punching a superior officer, having Blake reluctant to file charges because he likes him, Trapper falsifying evidence and claiming Burns fell even though he witnessed the assault and treating Hawkeye to steak (something that no one else in camp gets to enjoy) and having the whole camp attend the evening's movie in the Swamp instead of in the Mess Hall so that Hawkeye can watch the film since he cannot leave his quarters.
Subsequently, when Burns is under house arrest at the end of the episode, he has to eat C-rations and gets no special privileges.
Soon after this episode was written, both McLean Stevenson
and Wayne Rogers
decided to leave the show, both actors citing their resentment toward the Hawkeye character. See more
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