M*A*S*H: Season 9, Episode 20

The Life You Save (4 May 1981)

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Winchester goes on a spiritual journey after a near-death experience. Hawkeye experiences the problems of being the officer in charge of food services when Potter rotates the duty roster.

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Winchester goes on a spiritual journey after a near-death experience. Hawkeye experiences the problems of being the officer in charge of food services when Potter rotates the duty roster.

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The original broadcast of Episode #9.20, "The Life You Save", was delayed by several weeks. It featured a subplot about Maj. Winchester becoming obsessed with death after almost being shot. It was scheduled to on the same day that U.S. President Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt. The network felt the audience was not in the mood to see the episode at that time. See more »

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As Charles realizes that a sniper's bullet narrowly missed hitting him in the head, he sits down in the scrub room and tilts his head back against the wall as he realizes how close he came to death. As Col. Potter enters in the next cut, Charles has his head leaning forward with his chin almost touching his chest. See more »

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Pvt. Markham: [A GI has just had a near-death experience. Charles is trying to find out what it was like] I really don't understand what you want.
Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III: When I was very young, my little brother died...I couldn't fully comprehend it at the time. But for months after the....accident, I was unable to pass his room without this...Nameless fear. I would get this, uh, tingling sensation in my chest and my arms. And then yesterday, when I found out that I indeed had come close...Very close to death myself, that sensation ...
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Referenced in Veronica Mars: Mars, Bars (2007) See more »

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Give Me the Simple Life
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