Private Rich is wounded and evacuated by chopper to the 4077 where Colonel Potter is in a terrible mood. The entire episode is shot entirely through the eyes of Pvt. Rich. From the 4077 chopper pad, to triage, the O.R. and finally into recovery, Rich gets to meet the M*A*S*H personnel at their very best...and worst. Radar, B.J. and Klinger carry his litter (Rich is a big fella) and he is brought in for surgery. Everyone, Charles included, bickers, banters and takes very good care of him. Klinger takes Rich for a wheelchair tour; Rich even has a sponge bath from Margaret: he gets the full 4077 treatment. Col. Potter, who received his medical training at Fort Sam Houston, recognizes Rich as a Texan: Potter says a Texan always offers to shake hands, no matter how many tubes are coming out of his arm. Although Rich has a throat injury and cannot speak, he still finds a way to impact the lives of his surgeon, Hawkeye, and Colonel Potter. When his litter is lifted into the bus that will ... Written by
Never did a program display more intuition and determination than the "Point of View" episode in the 1978-1979 Season. Mike Farrell, Gary Burghoff, Alan Alda, Harry Morgan, David Ogden Stiers, and Loretta Swit did a brilliant job in playing their roles as if it was in a real-time situation. The patient: an Army private had a severe wound to the throat in the beginning of the show. The first time that a tracheotomy was done in that show portrayed the horrific realities of how a soldier was severely wounded in Korea. Harry Morgan did the most brilliant job among the stars in that episode. He spoke to the patient about his life in San Antonio, Texas, his start in Fort Sam Houston, and his preoccupation with hatred of the Korean War -- all the while when he wanted to speak to Mrs. Potter at least twenty times over the telephone. Alan Alda; meanwhile, played a critical role of telling the patient that he was heading home after that surgery. Its a must see episode!!
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