Point of View

Season 7, Ep 10, Aired 11/20/78
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  • Episode Description
  • In this unique episode, the camera becomes the eyes of a young wounded soldier. It records his sensory responses to being wounded, flown by helicopter to the 4077th, examined, operated on, and treated in post-operation.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ken Levine

  • David Isaacs

  • Charles S. Dubin

  • Brad Gorman


  • Marc Baxley

    The Sergeant

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Nearly perfect, though not typical.

    By francklloyd, Jun 09, 2010

  • Could well be my favourite episode of the series.

    By ozziefan, Feb 16, 2006

  • One of the best episodes of the series

    By Ummagnumma, Feb 02, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • (Winchester comes in angrily as Hawkeye talks with Private Rich) Winchester: Alright, Pierce, admit it, you were in my diary. Hawkeye: Charles, I have no idea what you're talking about. I haven't been in your diary. Winchester: Then how do you explain all the pictures? Hawkeye: What? It was all dry reading, it needed illustrations. Winchester: All right, Pierce, it's 2X4's at dawn!

    • (A wounded soldier, one of Winchester's patients, is trying to play up his injury.) Wounded Soldier: Boy, am I glad you're here, Doc. This thing's killin' me. The pain's shootin' through my body! You think you could've missed something? Winchester: Private, I do not miss things. You have a superficial laceration of the trapezius. Or, put into words you can understand...you've got a boo-boo on your shoulder. You can put it back now. If there's any pain, it will subside. By the way...that was the worst performance I've ever seen in here! It lacked sincerity, depth! You're lucky I stayed through the whole show!

    • (Hawkeye and Winchester are in Post-Op discussing why Col. Potter is in a bad mood) Winchester: I know what the problem is. Hawkeye: Hmmm? Winchester: Senility. Hawkeye: Senility? Winchester: Well, look at the symptoms. Chronic irritability, difficulty relating to others, uh, self-absorption... Hawkeye: That's not Potter, that's you!

    • Hawkeye: No, the whole blood is over there. Bring a unit for me. Straight up, no ice.

    • Radar (to Private Rich): Okay, I know everybody's telling you you're gonna be okay, but you're really going to.

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    Notes (2)

    • Charles S. Dubin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series and Ken Levine and David Isaacs received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

    • Although this is his only appearance in a television series, Hank Ross contributed to television via his son Shavar Ross. Shavar played Dudley on the long running Diff'rent Strokes.

    Trivia (3)

    • In the closing credits of this episode, there are still shots of wounded Private Ferguson, Rich's fellow soldier (played by Hank Ross), and of Major Winchester that weren't in any scene of the episode. In fact, Major Winchester's looks like it was taken from Season 6's "The Winchester Tapes."

    • The writing on the notepaper Rich is using changes noticeably when he shows it to Hawkeye. The writing in the later shot is much more legible than in the previous shot.

    • Colonel Potter says he has been married for 35 years - but in "Dear Mildred" it is 27 years and in "Images" it is 38 years!

    Allusions (1)

    • Hawkeye tells Private Rich to stay off his throat and not sing Pagliacci. Pagliacci is a tragic opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

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