M*A*S*H

Season 10 Episode 16

Where There's a Will, There's a War

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Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1982 on CBS
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Where There's a Will, There's a War
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Hawkeye goes to help at an aid station, and under heavy shelling he draws up a will, leaving various items to his friends at the 4077th.

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  • Well, at least you don't have to come up with a plot.

    7.4
    At times MASH did episodes in which the characters wrote down their feelings. The letter episodes are the most famous ones and they kept propping up. In this instalment Hawkeye writes his will, leaving his belongings to the other characters, explaining why he does so. The problem is that it doesn't add anything to what was already said in "letter episodes" and it comes very close to schmaltz. There is very little to laugh about in this one. One of the best scenes is the one in which Hawkeye and Hotlips get the giggles, but that is such an easy way to cause laughter.moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes

    10
    This episode is one on the best. It shows Hawkeye's true feelings he has for everybody at the 4077th. Aside from all of his jokes and pranks, everybody at the 4077 has a special place in Hawkeye's heart. But will all know that Hawkeye has a big heart..even for Winchester. In this episode he wanted everybody to know that in case something happened to him at the front. I feel this episode was one of his best!!!!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)

Ned Bellamy

Ned Bellamy

Driver

Guest Star

Jim Borelli

Jim Borelli

G.I.

Guest Star

James Emery

James Emery

Corpsman

Guest Star

Jeff Maxwell

Jeff Maxwell

Igor

Recurring Role

Kellye Nakahara

Kellye Nakahara

Kellye

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Hawkeye leaves Major Winchester his bathrobe, saying "Purple is the color of royalty." However, the bathrobe Hawkeye usually wears is RED, not purple.

    • BJ realises Hawkeye is still alive when he comes across a patient with vertical mattress stitches using white cotton sutures. This is a little baffling as a positive id. Vertical mattress stitching is the most common type of all stitches and white cotton was generally used when nothing else was available: pretty likely at a shelled Battalion Aid station.

    • Hawkeye's trademark surgery is vertical mattress stitches with white cotton sutures

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Hawkeye and Winchester are playing chess. Hawkeye makes a move.)
      Winchester: Ah, the Yankakovich gambit!
      Hawkeye: Oh, yeah?
      Winchester: Yankakovich perfected the strategy of making the most moronic move possible in order to lull his opponent. Well, I'm not gonna fall for it. (makes a move)
      Hawkeye: (disappointed) Perhaps I should have tried the Jesse Owens gambit and run to Berlin.

    • Corpsman: Did you finish your will?
      Hawkeye: All except my best friend. How did you know it was my will?
      Corpsman: I've seen a lot of those written here.

    • Hawkeye: To Erin Hunnicutt, I leave a list of all the young men your daddy took care of while he was in Korea. Many of them have him to thank for being alive today. I want you to understand why he had to be away from you those first years of your life. I hope I have the chance to give you this list in person, but around here you never know.

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