When the Army increases the number of points needed for a discharge, Hawkeye gets angry and interrupts official peace talks. Meanwhile, Margaret decides to divorce Donald after he permanently transfers himself stateside.




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Episode cast overview:
Major Goss
General Tomlin (as Hugh Gillan)
Michael Payne ...
MP Guard
Michael LaGuardia ...
MP Guard
Don Cummins ...
MP Guard
Rollin Moriyama ...
Korean Delegate


Survivors of last night's 3-day party are barely able to fall in for roll call...most are falling over instead. The peace talks at Panmunjom are not going as well as expected. Only Margaret is happy: she and Donald finally have a date in Tokyo next weekend so they can hold their own marital peace talks. Radar is surprised his spleen is intact when he hands Margaret a telegram from Donald but his office door is a gone pecan. The camp mood is foul: Potter threatens the next person to snap at the Padre and is chagrined when he is that person. Everyone is exhausted. When Colonel Potter announces the Army increased the mandatory rotation points for discharge from 36 to 45, it hits long-time surgeon, Hawkeye, like a pile driver. Then, his pal Margaret announces her bad news; it all combines to send Hawkeye into a red rage. He pulls one of his zany stunts and ends up making the entire 4077 feel brighter. "Sub-moronic fruitcake" or not, the anti-green peace delegate gets a welcome home he ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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immaturity | alcoholism | See All (2) »


Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

25 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Hawkeye returns to the camp, he mistakes everyone's red attire (and hair) for a Red Skelton tribute. Skelton was a longtime popular comedian in radio, movies and television. See more »


At the Red party, when Charles stumbles over to Hawkeye, Hawkeye calls him "Colonel." See more »


Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce: [about to be dipped in red food color] We who are about to dye, salute you.
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Music by Will Grosz
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Matters In Captain Piercer's Hands!!
23 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The opening clip of "Peace On Us" had everyone quite restless about the ongoing war. Colonel Potter gave everyone the disappointing news about the war trudging on mercilessly -- all because of inaction at Panmunjomb. Nothing was going well for everyone at the 4077th. Major Houlihan -- for a while -- had some good news during this trying time; she would met Donald Penobscott in Tokyo on a weekend ... much to the disgust of Captains Pierce and Hunnicutt during breakfast.

Corporal O'Reilly sent the mail into Major Houlihan's tent. Without warning, incoming choppers arrived at the 4077th for another round of surgery. From there, Captain Pierce was angry about the endless war during surgery -- all while tending to the other patients. The three of them acted in disgust after ten hours of surgery. Naturally, Colonel Potter had each of them wearing a smile to improve morale.

Towards the end of Act One, Colonel Potter had told the three surgeons in "The Swamp" they needed forty-five points to earn an honorable discharge from the Army. By the same token, Major Houlihan and Captain Pierce were kicking every item in the camp. She cried in humiliation because her husband transferred himself to San Francisco; Captain Pierce would drive to Panmujomb to tell the delegates to stop the war. Little to everyone's surprise, Captain Pierce arrived at the peace talks to tell the delegates to end this war. And at the same time, one of the United Nations Delegate Members had trouble with his gastritis.

In Act Two, everyone in camp held a party on behalf of Captain Pierce for speaking to the peace delegates. Everyone dyed their clothes and their hair in a cheery red color -- not the typical red color symbolizing blood from surgery and soldiers in the battle. Major Goss chastised Captain Pierce for his stunt he pulled at the peace talks; however, he did not act too harshly at him for his determination in treating his patient. After all, everyone wanted to go home from this endless war in Korea. The end result: A 10.3!! "A++"

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