M*A*S*H

Season 10 Episode 13

A Holy Mess

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Aired Unknown Feb 01, 1982 on CBS
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A Holy Mess
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An AWOL soldier, Nick Gillis, seeks sanctuary in the mess tent, after Father Mulcahy's service. At the same time, a special Sunday brunch is due to be served, following the donation of some eggs to the camp by a grateful farmer.

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  • This is a well written episode. I liked the lines from Father Mulcahy when Gillis pointed the rifle at him.

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    Breakfast at 4077 th, and this Sunday breakfast will feature fresh real eggs! Unfortunately Private Nick Gillis has found his way the 4077. BJ and Hawkeye talk with Nick for quite some time. Private Gillis admits to being AWOL from his unit. He explains to BJ and Hawkeye the reason he needs to get back home. After a night at the Swamp, BJ and Hawkeye goes with Gillis to mass at the mess tent. Lt Spears showed up at the mess tent in an attempt to take Gillis back to his unit.

    At that moment Gillis seeks sanctuary in the mess, and Father Mulcahy prevents Lt Spears and the MPs from taking Gillis. In the meantime the camp personnel are all looking forward to having real eggs for a change.

    This is a well written episode and its worth viewing twice….moreless
Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (Season 6-11)

Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan

Colonel Sherman T. Potter (Season 4-11)

Jamie Farr

Jamie Farr

Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Captain BJ Hunnicut (Season 4-11)

Cyril O'Reilly

Cyril O'Reilly

Pt. Nick Gillis

Guest Star

David Graf

David Graf

Lt. Spears

Guest Star

Ed Ramirez

Ed Ramirez

Wounded G.I.

Guest Star

Leland Sun

Leland Sun

G.I.

Recurring Role

Bill Snider

Bill Snider

G.I.

Recurring Role

Dennis Troy

Dennis Troy

G.I.

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • David Graf, whom plays Lt. Spears, is best known for playing Eugene Tackleberry, in the Police Academy movies alongside G.W. Bailey, who played the recurring character of Rizzo on M*A*S*H.

    • Sidney Freedman is mentioned in this episode although he does not appear.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Father Mulcahy finally gets to eat what he thinks are fresh eggs at the end.)
      Mulcahy: You know, this omelet is not bad. I mean, even with the cheese, the bologna and the onions, you can barely taste the eggs.
      Hawkeye: It's better that way, Father. They're powdered.

    • Gillis: My wife just gave birth.
      Hawkeye: Congratulations!
      BJ: That's great!
      Gillis: NO IT'S NOT!
      (Hawkeye and Bj look confused)
      Gillis: She's just gave birth! I haven't been home in over a year!
      Hawkeye and BJ: (suddenly understanding) Oh.

    • Colonel Potter: How am I gonna teach you two vigilantes to take those captain's bars seriously? If I busted you to privates, you'd think of it as a promotion.
      B.J.: I'm sorry and I'm sure future Private Pierce feels the same way.

    • Father Mulcahy: The missing middle reel of last week's Samson and Delilah has just arrived with the second and fourth reels of this week's movie, Mr. Belvedere Goes to College, starring that always fastidious and equally amusing Clifton Webb. These reels will be shown in as coherent an order as possible tomorrow at 2000 hours.
      B.J.: Thus creating the movie Samson and Mr. Belvedere Go to Delilah.

    • Sal: What stinks?
      Charles: A question you should never ask when within the vicinity of yourself.

    • Pvt. Nick Gillis: (To Hawkeye and B.J.): You guys married?
      Hawkeye: No, it's just we've been through so much together it looks that way.

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