M*A*S*H

Season 8 Episode 4

Good-Bye Radar (Part 1)

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Aired Unknown Oct 08, 1979 on CBS
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Good-Bye Radar (Part 1)
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On leave in Tokyo, Radar is desperately needed back at the crisis-stricken 4077th, but his return is delayed by outside events. While casualties continue to pour in from the front, the 4077th's generator conks out, and the backup has been stolen, depriving the medical unit of all electrical power. But Klinger, filling in for the vacationing Radar, lacks the expertise and experience to wheel and deal for a new machine.moreless

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  • While the 4077th collpses without power and a competent company clerk, Radar endures a series of unfortunate events.

    9.0
    I was little confused at this episode. Radar's character was markedly different to what we had seen over the past 7 series. However, the underlying motive sems to have been to show how many young men went to Korea as boys, and returned as men. When the generator breaks in the middle of surgery, Klinger and Zale are sent to fix it. When they can't, they discover the back-up generator has been stolen. Klinger tries to get a new one, but to no avail. All eagerly await Radar's return from R&R.



    Radar, meanwhile has been cut from the flight back to Korea so that a Generals' lifesize cardboard replica can fly. Sitting in the airport, he meets Patty, a young lady on her way home after serving as a nurse in Tokyo. The two live only 100 miles apart in the States, and instantly fall for each other. When a spot opens up for Radar on another flight, he must reluctantly leave, kissing Patty and promising to look for her after the war.



    Back in Korea, he endures a rough ride in a jeep, before being forced out by a group of soldiers, who break the perfume he had bought for the nurses. He catches a farmers ox-pulled cart home.



    On his arrival at the 4077th, (after being told what a sexy-smelling duffelbag he has), he is instantly coerced into trying to find a new generator - at which he too fails, (but Klinger feels better). Feeling down, he goes for a grape nehi - which is warm due to no electricity for the refrigerator. Just then, things get worse. His mother sends Potter a telegram, saying Radar's Uncle Ed has died. Potter decides that with Radars mother on her own, and in poor health, Radar must go home...(End of Part 1)moreless
Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (Season 6-11)

Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff

Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly (Season 1-8)

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

Marilyn Jones

Marilyn Jones

Patty

Guest Star

Michael O'Dwyer

Michael O'Dwyer

Olsen

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Tony Christino

Tony Christino

Sergeant LaGrow

Guest Star

Richard Lee Sung

Richard Lee Sung

Korean

Recurring Role

Johnny Haymer

Johnny Haymer

Zale

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