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A baby born to a Korean woman and an American GI is abandoned at the 4077th. Knowing that Amer-Asian children are often mistreated in Korean society, the troop sets about the frustrating task of finding a new home for the infant.
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(Col. Potter is furious at Hawkeye and BJ for threanening Major Spector)
Margaret: I don't blame them for getting angry. I wish I'd been there.
Potter: Well, I don't! They got into enough trouble on their own!
BJ: The guy had it coming with that "daddy" stuff. Besides, we didn't hit him or anything. All we did is intimidate him a little.
Potter: A little?! Threatening to file the AG's top aide under "D" for "Deceased" is not your every day howdy-do!!!
Ms. Harper: There is nothing the Red Cross can do. Our areas of responsibility... Hawkeye and BJ: Are very specific. BJ: We know that, Ms. Harper. You folks do a barrel of good for GIs, refugees... Hawkeye: God knows we appreciate all the blood you send us. Our patients can't get enough of it. But why stop there? Why don't you do something about the Amer-Asian babies? There are more of them every day. Ms. Harper: It's out of our hands. We have enough trouble dealing with what we're responsible for. And while I agree that this is serious... Hawkeye: Oh, teriffic. A kid's entire life is at stake, and you agree it's serious. Ms. Harper: Sarcasm isn't going to help, Captain. BJ: (bitterly) Then maybe we better leave, Hawk. All I got left is sarcasm.
(Hawkeye, BJ, Winchester and Father Mulcahy are leaving the baby at a catholic mission) Winchester: Goodbye, small one. (he kisses her forehead) BJ: So long, angel. Thanks for dropping by. Father Mulcahy: Go in peace, my child. (he blesses her) Hawkeye: You brought a little light to a dark and dismal place, and you'll never know what you meant to a bunch of people stuck in a very strange time. (he kisses her forehead) Be happy.
(Hawkeye and Charles are trying to get Prescott, a US Government offical, to send a baby Amer-Asian girl to the US)
Prescott: Well, the answer's no.
Hawkeye: NO?! Just like that, no?
Charles: Pierce, please. Uh, Mr. Prescott, surely you will agree that this is not a decision that is to be made in haste. There must be some discussion.
Prescott: (dismissively) Actually, none whatsoever. We cannot admit an unattended juvenile with no resident relatives to the States. And no application for such admission can be processed without authority from a blood relative in the child's country of origin.
Hawkeye: (angry) Look, Prescott, this unattended juvenile that you're so blithely dismissing could conceivably be murdered in the name of racial purity! You got space on you application for that?!
Charles: Pierce, I'm handling this, 'member?
Prescott: There is nothing to handle. The Immigration and Naturalization Service by statute has strict quota restrictions. My hands are tied.
Hawkeye: Now, there's an idea.
Charles: Uh, just a moment. Uh, Mr. Prescott, there are always alternatives.
Prescott: Not in this case, Major.
Charles: Mr. Prescott, I have friends of considerable influence. Congressmen...
Prescott: Gentlemen, you are wasting my time.
Prescott: Please believe me, this is departmental policy.
Charles: Cabinet members...
Prescott: There can be no immigration under the circumstances you have set forth.
Charles: Captains of industry...
Prescott: (dismissively) Good day.
Charles: (outraged) There is nothing good about it, Mr. Prescott! We are discussing a little girl, a human being who is facing a life of misery! An issue infinitely more important than you and your stupid seating arrangements!
Charles: Shut up, Pierce!
(Prescott's desk phone rings and Charles grabs it before Prescott can answer)
Charles: (into the phone) Mr. Prescott is in conference! Let them eat out! (he hangs up)
Prescott: (flabbergasted) How dare you!
Charles: You smarmy bureaucratic microbe. You're going to that dinner breathing through your fly!
(Charles lunges at a terrified Prescott, causing Hawkeye to restrain him)
Hawkeye: Run for your life, Prescott! Its a wild boar!
Potter: We're already at war with half of Korea! I don't wanna end up fighting the whole country!