Nurse Carrie Donovan receives a "Dear Jane" letter from her husband, and practically falls apart. B.J. consoles her, and they spend the night together. Feelings of guilt come over B.J. until he discusses them with Donovan and the air is cleared.
Captain BJ Hunnicut
Colonel Sherman T. Potter
Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Major Franklin Delano Marion Burns
Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly
Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger
Klinger: Colonel, how'd you like a delicious cup of coffee?
Potter: I'd love it!
Klinger: Me too, this stuff stinks.
Hawkeye: You know, I'm gonna take a vow too.
BJ: Good for you.
Hawkeye: I, Hawkeye Pierce, vow...that someday I will take a vow just like his. Amen.
(BJ recieves three letters from his wife)
Hawkeye: You got three?!
BJ: Gotta write 'em to get 'em.
Hawkeye: Oh, I don't know. Melville wrote Moby Dick and never wrote back.
BJ: Probably ona cruise.
(Klinger walks into Colonel Potter's office wearing a yellow scarf.)
Klinger: Colonel Potter, sir!
Potter: What do you want, Klinger?
Klinger: Justice, sir.
Potter: Justice? In the army? You're crazy.
Klinger: You might say that, Colonel.
Potter: Uh-oh. I don't like those moist eyes.
Klinger: Sir, you ever heard of The Toledo Strangler?
(Klinger hands Potter a newspaper article.)
Klinger: He's struck eight times. The terror of Toledo. Kills only women motorcycle cops.
Klinger: (deep breath) The fiend stands before you.
Potter: YOU are The Toledo Strangler?
Klinger: I confess I am. Extradite me. Send me back to Toledo for a lengthy jury trial.
Potter: Why do you do this, Klinger?
Klinger: The sirens, sir. The sirens on the motorcycles drive me bananas!
Potter: Have you read this?
Klinger: What do you mean?
Potter: It says here that the last murder took place only two weeks ago.
Klinger: (scoffs) This man's an imposter---some nut trying to get in on my act.
Potter: Beat it, Klinger.
Klinger: But sir, what about the newspaper clipping?
Potter: What about it?
Klinger: It says the killer's from Toledo and always uses a yellow scarf. I rest my case.
Potter: Paste it in your scrapbook.
Klinger: I could strangle somebody for you. I don't mind auditioning. A person of your choice?
Potter: Some other time.
Klinger: Colonel, I don't expect you to buy everything I bring in here...but maybe just once, okay?
Potter: Out, Klinger, before I call a woman motorcycle cop!
(BJ told Hawkeye about what happened between him and Nurse Donovan)
Hawkeye: Simply take a vow. Raise your right hand. Come on, come on. (BJ raises his right hand) "I promise to be a good and faithful husband, to write nice cheerful letters home, to think of Peg often and to keep my fat hands off Nurse Donovan." Do you vow?
BJ: I vow.
Hawkeye: I feel better about you already.
BJ: Hawk, you're lookin' at a guy who fell off the fidelity wagon.
Hawkeye: I thought I heard a thump last night.
This episode marks the first time that B.J. contemplates having an affair with another woman. The second time would be in the episode "The War Co Respondent".
Mulcahy did not appear in this episode.
When Donovan turns down Hawkeye for a date, he tells her that she's turing down a date with the 'Porfiro Rubirosa of Ouijongbu.' Hawk is referring to the former Domincan diplomat and legendary playboy. Rubirosa was married five times and had affairs with many women, most of them famous.
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