The title comes from the expression "where there's a will, there's a way." See more »
B.J. realizes Hawkeye is still alive when he comes across a patient with vertical mattress stitches using white cotton sutures. This is a little baffling as a positive id. Vertical mattress stitching is the most common type of all stitches and white cotton was generally used when nothing else was available: pretty likely at a shelled Battalion Aid station. See more »
While B.J. is off getting a haircut and manicure, Hawkeye is forced to go to Battallion Aid because they have lost their doctor. It is supposed to be B.J.'s turn to go to the front and he is riddled with guilt. Hawkeye meets a doctor who works under horrific conditions, getting patients stable enough to send them off to the MASH. As he works there is mortar fire. It seem that the man he is replacing was killed. Hawkeye begins to pen a will. He leaves most everything to his father and then begins to think of appropriate things to give to his friends. They are items generally of no value, but right for the recipient. Back at the MASH no one knows if he is alive. This episode delves into the humanity of these people. It's hard to fathom how awful it would be to face death at every turn.
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