During a long period of scorching heat, a bathtub, which Hawkeye and B.J. ordered from Abercrombie and Fitch, arrives. Charles sees the tub and blackmails the two in order to be able to use the tub. The two are reluctant to use the tub, but they decide they have to. While Hawkeye is taking a bath, B.J. guards the entrance to keep people from entering the room he's in. When Father Mulcahy arrives, B.J. reluctantly shows him the bathtub, and the two decide he is allowed to use the tub. Seconds later Margaret shows up, saying that Charles told her she could use it if she supplied the bubble bath. The four decide that they, including Charles, would keep the tub to themselves and tell no one else about it. Meanwhile, Radar is extremely hot and has a sore throat, and Hawkeye thinks his tonsils need to be removed. Hawkeye shows Radar the tub, and while Radar is taking a bath, nearly a dozen girls show up excited about hearing about the tub. Potter tells Hawkeye and B.J. that they are to share the tub with others, but if anything bad happens they must give it away. Sergeant Clifford Rhoden shows up at camp and offers Hawkeye and B.J. many decent items, but they refuse to sell the tub. Meanwhile, Klinger comes up with his craziest idea yet. Klinger is wearing layers upon layers of winter clothes, and Potter tells him that, if he wears his outfit for 24 more hours, he will give Klinger the Section 8 he has been wanting to get. When a fight breaks out in the bathtub line, Potter tells Hawkeye he has to get rid of the tub. Hawkeye tells Radar that it is time for him to have his tonsils removed, and afterwards Radar really wants some strawberry ice cream. When Rhoden shows up again, Hawkeye tells him he will give him the tub for ten gallons of strawberry ice cream and two crates of wine. With one hour left, Klinger freaks out, throws off his coat, and jumps into the bathtub with Margaret. Everyone finds out about Radar's ice cream, and Radar shares it with everyone. The episode ends with Klinger apologizing to Margaret with a bowl of ice cream. When he gives her the ice cream he asks her out on a date, and she yells at him to leave.