Prišiel aj vám ten posledný diel taký kultovo srdcervúci? Keď aj najväčší vtipálek Pierce má vážne psychické problémy.. z tých krutostí, čo vojna produkuje.. Každý sa začne správať akosi ľudsky až keď to má už všetko skončiť. Nádej, zúfalstvo, viac zúfalstva, a menej nádeje.. Až napokon... A ten, kto chcel z toho pekla najviac odísť, zostáva..
Pripájam sumár filmu na občerstvenie pamäte.
251. Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (9-B04)
February 28, 1983
Written by Alan Alda, Burt Metcalfe, John Rappaport, Thad Mumford,
Dan Wilcox, David Pollock, Elias Davis, and Karen Hall
Directed by Alan Alda
Guest Stars: Allan Arbus, Rosalind Chao, G.W. Bailey, Shari Saba, Jeff
Maxwell, Gwen Farrell, Kellye Nakahara, Roy Goldman
Although reports that the war is almost over reach the camp with
increasing frequency, the 4077th is still full with refugees and pri-
soners of war. Fresh casualties pour in as both sides try to gain
ground before the armistice. A deeply troubled Hawkeye has been sent
away to the psychiatric hospital where Dr. Sidney Freedman tries to
help him find the cause of his breakdown, which is associated with a
tragic incident on a trip back from R&R at the beach.
Other members of the unit are coping with the final days of war,
and making plans to get out. Hot Lips' father is trying to find
her a glamorous Army post. B.J. is determined to make it back for
his daughter's birthday. Charles wants a plum appointment at a
Boston hospital. Klinger worries about Soon-Lee's attempts to
find her parents. The normal business of the camp is interrupted
by a runaway Army tank that crashes into the compound and destroys
the half-built latrine.
With two results. First, Charles wanders off to relieve himself
and stumbles on a group of Chinese musicians. They surrender and
come back with him to the camp. Second, the enemy spots the tank
and begins to shell the base. Father Mulcahy bravely ventures out
under fire to release the POWs, a shell explodes near him, and he
suffers a mild concussion. When B.J. examines him, he detects a
hearing loss that Father Mulcahy begs him to keep from the rest
of the company.
The barrage continues as the unit fails to move the tank out. Hawk-
eye returns to the 4077th and is called straight into the O.R. He
is urgently needed because B.J. has received orders permitting him
to go home.
Charles learns that he has been appointed to him Boston hospital
but quarrels violently with Hot Lips on discovering that she has
pulled strings for him. He consoles himself by teaching the Chi-
nese musicians a little touch of Mozart. Klinger, meanwhile, has
brought back a reluctant Soon-Lee to the safety of the camp, al-
though she is still determined to find her parents. He is obvi-
ously in love.
The pressure on the company is temporarily relieved when Hawkeye,
who has coped successfully with his return to surgery, drives the
tank into the 4077th's trash dump. But only temporarily. Fires
started by incendiary bombs in the surrounding woods are visible
from the camp and Colonel Potter orders evacuation proceedings.
The Colonel's desperate plea for a relief surgeon is answered un-
expectedly by the return of B.J., who was already one-third of the
way home when the Army recalled him to fulfill the Colonel's staff
request. He misses his daughter's birthday, but the company hosts
a birthday party for an orphan with B.J. as the guest of honor.
Klinger proposes marriage and is accepted by Soon-Lee. He is over-
joyed. Charles, however, is not so happy when he loses his "orches-
tra" to a relocation center.
The end of the war is only hours away, but the casualties keep coming
in -- among them Charles' flutist. Finally, the surgical teams learn
of the immediate ceasefire as they operate on a group of desperately
wounded soldiers and civilians. The war is over.
At the noisy, joyful camp party that night, members of the company talk
about their lives after the war. Colonel Potter looks forward to be-
coming a semi-retired country doctor. Hot Lips declares she has opted
for the States and a big city hospital. Klinger announces his engage-
ment and says that he is staying in Korea to help find Soon-Lee's par-
ents. Charles is still going to Boston, despite Hot Lips' "meddling."
B.J., of course, wants to go home, yet refuses to actually say "goodbye"
to the others. And Hawkeye? Perhaps, after all, he will not be going
to the big city surgical post that he always dreamed of ...
After Klinger and Soon-Lee marry and leave the camp in traditional
Korean style, the other members of the company depart one by one. By
now, the camp is a ghost town. Father Mulcahy leaves to start a new
life ministering to the deaf. Hot Lips is kissed and hugged. Even
her disagreement with Charles is reconciled. Charles himself exits
with Rizzo in a garbage truck. Colonel Potter takes Sophie for one
last ride before she is adopted by the orphanage. Finally, B.J. and
Hawkeye go together on B.J.'s motorbike to meet Hawkeye's chopper.
As Hawkeye looks down over the desolate camp, he sees a message B.J.
has left on the pad: a GOODBYE marked out in stone.
- The name of the piece Charles taught to the Chinese musicians is the "Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581" by Mozart. After this episode was telecast, it became the most requested musical piece on the radio!