(Sidney finished talking to a war hero who tried to commit suicide after finding out he was being sent home)
Hawkeye: Sidney, why did you remove his restraints?
Sidney: I want to show him I trust him.
Hawkeye: But should we take the risk? He's being held together by three-o silk and wishful thinking. If he tries to kill himself again, he's half way there.
Sidney: He's out of danger.
Hawkeye: What are you talking about?! He's twitching like a nervous wreck!
Sidney: Come with me.
(Sidney leads Hawkeye out of Post Op)
Sidney: Its a case of severe guilt. In his ten years in the service, this is the first time he's fought an Asian enemy. He's been looking through a gun sight at people who could be members of his own family.
Hawkeye: No wonder he felt guilty. That would be like my declaring war on Crabapple Cove.
Sidney: Right, only in his case, its worse. He has to kill Chinese to be a good American, and than he has to kill himself to be a good Chinese.
Hawkeye: A man without two countries. Freud would have flipped over this one.
Sidney: All I did was give him a substitue symptom: I told him under hypnosis that when he feels the guilt, instead of punishing himself with suicide, he sould twitch his hand. He's not even aware he's doing it.
Hawkeye: (satisified) Better that than take a second try at killing yourself.
Sidney: Second try? Remember all those dangerous missions? He's been trying to kill himself since he got to Korea.