Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Request Permission to Escape 

Carter receives a Dear John letter and wants to join the rest of the prisoners that escape and go home.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Col. Hogan
... Col. Klink
... Sgt. Schultz
... LeBeau
... Newkirk
... Kinchloe
... Carter
... Helga
... Gestapo Officer
... Mady (as Mary Mitchell)
... Captain - Officer #1
... German Private


Carter receives a Dear John letter and wants to join the rest of the prisoners that escape and go home.

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Comedy | War





Release Date:

29 April 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This was Cynthia Lynn's final appearance as Helga. However, she would make several appearances in the show's latter seasons in various roles. See more »

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Women are like war.....
22 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

In this final episode of season one, we get Carter getting a 'Dear John' letter from home when his sweet-heart Mary Jane is now seeing someone else in her hometown. Now Carter ask permission from Hogan to escape to go back to the States and be with Mary Jane.

At first Hogan resists Carters request and even goes as far to get others, including Schultz, to talk with Carter and try to get him to change his mind. It will not be until Hogan gets some micro-film with some false information contained about a bombing raid. What the Allies want is for the Germans to recover the film from one of the prisoners and think that this is true information. Now Hogan is asking for volunteers to escape and then be recaptured with the film on them.

Since no one wants to volunteer, Carter will do the duty. But on his escape trip he meet a young waitress that just may solve the problem that Hogan was unable to solve.

It was nice to see Larry Hovis getting the lead in this show that was well done by the entire cast. Nothing was really remarkable in this production but it still provided an enjoyable watching experience. As we end season one, expectations are high for the next season to beginning. And thanks to the magic of reruns, we only have tomorrow to wait.

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