Season 7 (1978-79)

Regular Cast: Alan Alda, Gary Burghoff, David Ogden Stiers, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Commander Pierce (T-404)
Episode 145 (07×01)
Aired September 18, 1978
Written by Ronny Graham
Directed by Burt Metcalfe
Guest Stars: James Lough, Andrew Massett, Jan Jorden

When Col. Potter goes away on R&R, the colonel put Hawkeye in charge because Charles is sick. Everyone comes to Hawkeye asking for favors. Hawkeye goes hard on Radar and gets angry at BJ when there is a new batch of wounded and he leaves. Hawkeye becomes a grouchy, regular Army leader.

Peace On Us (T-401)
Episode 146 (07×02)
Aired September 25, 1978
Written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs
Directed by George Tyne
Guest Stars: Kevin Hagen, Hugh Gillan

Hawkeye is upset to learn that Peace Talks are going nowhere, and he goes to the Peace talks to speak his mind. Hawkeye is tired of green, and Col. Potter informs Hawkeye the Army upped the number points needed to be discharged. Margaret is in a good mood because she is going to see her husband in Tokyo, but she learns that he requested a transfer to San Francisco. Margaret wants a divorce, BJ grows a moustache, and the camp has a party with a theme of “Red.”

Lil (T-406)
Episode 147 (07×03)
Aired October 2, 1978
Written by Sheldon Bull
Directed by Burt Metcalfe
Guest Stars: Carmen Matthews, W. Perren Page

A visiting female colonel gets friendly with Col. Potter which upsets Radar, who believes he is having an affair. Margaret works hard to impress the visiting colonel and realizes the Army is her life. Hawkeye spends the entire episode trying find out what BJ stands for.

Our Finest Hour (T-408-409)
1-Hour Episode, Split for Syndication
Episode 148 (07×04)
Aired October 9, 1978
Written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs, Larry Balmagia, and Ronny Graham
Directed by Burt Metcalfe
Guest Stars: Clete Roberts

This episode features scenes from previous episodes and a mixture of interviews with the camp personnel by Clete Roberts.

The Billfold Syndrome (T-405)
Episode 149 (07×05)
Aired October 16, 1978
Written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs
Directed by Alan Alda
Guest Stars: Kevin Geer, Allan Arbus

A corpsman that has been to the 4077th before returns, but he does not know who he is. Dr. Freedman is called in to help discover what has caused his temporary amnesia. Meanwhile, Charles declared he is not going to talk to anyone in the camp after he receives a telegram informing him, he is not available for a position.

None Like it Hot (T-410)
Episode 150 (07×06)
Aired October 23, 1978
Written by Ken Levine, David Isaacs, and Johnny Bonaduce
Directed by Tony Mordente
Guest Stars: Ted Gehring, Johnny Haymer, Jan Jorden

The extreme heat plagues the 4077th. Hawkeye and BJ receive a package in the mail that contains a bathtub. The bathtub causes many problems as everyone in the camp fights over a chance to get into it. Meanwhile, Radar needs his tonsils removed and Klinger tries to get out of the Army by overheating himself. Col. Potter orders that the bathtub disappear so Hawkeye and BJ trade it for some ice cream for Radar.

They Call the Wind Korea (T-407)
Episode 151 (07×07)
Aired October 30, 1978
Written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars: Tom Dever, Paul Cavonis, Randy Stumpf

A windstorm is on its way and the camp has to get ready. Charles needs to catch a plane before the storm, so Klinger drives him. They wind up getting stranded along with some wounded Greek soldiers just a few hundred yards from camp. When the water tower blows over, some nurses get wounded. Radar loses one of his guinea pigs.

Major Ego (T-412)
Episode 152 (07×08)
Aired November 6, 1978
Written by Larry Balmagia
Directed by Alan Alda
Guest Stars: Greg Mullavey, David Dean, Frank Pettinger, Phyllis Katz

When Charles saves a man’s life, he decides to contact the press to inform them of his heroics. A reporter arrives to write the story, but the soldier has difficulty in Post-Op and has to be operated on again. Meanwhile, Margaret is having trouble with her joint bank accounts with Donald. Klinger tries to get the reporters attention by dressing in various movie costumes.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside (T-403)
Episode 153 (07×09)
Aired November 13, 1978
Written by Gary David Goldberg
Directed by George Tyne
Guest Stars: Terry Wills, Teck Murdock, David Dramer, Jan Jorden

The cold is upon the 4077th and Charles receives a polar suit in the mail from his parents. Everyone is upset that Charles has the nerve to wear the suit in front of all the frostbite patients and the cold members of the camp. Charles offers his gloves to Margaret and asks for them back for the rest of the episode. Because of the cold all the stoves have to be moved from the tents to Post-Op. Klinger, out on patrol, has temporary ear damage when the mines begin to blow up in the cold. A patient’s temperature is very low and requires a dip in warm water.

Point of View (T-415)
Episode 154 (07×10)
Aired November 20, 1978
Written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars: Brad Gorman, Marc Baxley, Edward Gallardo, Jan Jorden, Hank Ross, David Stafford, Paul Tuerpe

The whole episode is from the point of view of a wounded soldier. From the battle ground to the OR, and finally Post-Op. The solider has a throat injury and must communicate using a clipboard and paper. The patient helps the doctors and nurses discover what is bothering Col. Potter.

Dear Comrade (T-413)
Episode 155 (07×11)
Aired November 27, 1978
Written by Tom Reeder
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars: Sab Shimono, Larry Block, Robert Clotworthy

The 4077th receives a batch of wounded with a mysterious rash. Meanwhile, Charles hires a Korean houseboy (while BJ and Hawkeye are on R&R) to work for him who is an enemy spy. The Korean has just the cure for the rash. Hawkeye wins a Jeep in a poker game but received a howitzer instead.

Out of Gas (T-411)
Episode 156 (07×12)
Aired December 4, 1978
Written by Tom Reeder
Directed by Mel Damski
Guest Stars: Justin Lord, Byron Chung, Johnny Haymer

When the 4077th runs out of Sodium Pentothal, Father Mulcahy has a way to get it back. He takes up a collection of items to trade on the black market. Charles believes he can get a better deal by going along, but he only proves to be trouble. Meanwhile, the camp is flooded with wave after wave of wounded.

An Eye for a Tooth (T-414)
Episode 157 (07×13)
Aired December 11, 1978
Written by Ronny Graham
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars: Peter Palmer

After a party in the Officer’s Club, many of the members of the 4077th have a severe hangover. Meanwhile, Margaret has a breakthrough in her divorce, and she feels a little playful. Hawkeye and BJ vs. Margaret with Charles playing both sides. Father Mulcahy is upset when he gets passed up for promotion and he rides in a helicopter.

Dear Sis (T-417)
Episode 158 (07×14)
Aired December 18, 1978
Written by Alan Alda
Directed by Alan Alda
Guest Stars: Lawrason Driscoll, Patrcik Driscoll, Jo Ann Thomson, W. Perren Page

Father Mulcahy writes home to his sister. It is around Christmas time, and he writes to his sister about: his not feeling useful, his helping Radar’s mother in the delivery of a calf, giving last rights, and punching a soldier. Everyone is depressed because they are not home for Christmas and Radar (after a suggestion by Father Mulcahy) gives Charles a gift.

B.J. Papa San (T-402)
Episode 159 (07×15)
Aired January 1, 1979
Written by Larry Balmagia
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest Stars: Dick O’Neill, Michael Aragon, Chao-Li Chi, Stephen Keep, Johnny Haymer, Richard Furukawa, Shizuko Hoshi

BJ becomes the stand-in father in a Korean family when the real father develops an illness. BJ spends a lot of time and effort helping this family and tries to find the families oldest son. Hawkeye is worried BJ could be in for a disappointment. A wounded general arrives at the 4077th with a wounded foot. The general insists he does not spend much time in the hospital, but every time he tries to leave, he suffers another injury.

Inga (T-420)
Episode 160 (07×16)
Aired January 8, 1979
Written by Alan Alda
Directed by Alan Alda
Guest Stars: Mariette Hartley, Phyllis Katz, Mark Favara

Hawkeye is excited about the arrival of a Swedish doctor named Inga. Inga agrees to come to the Swamp for a visit with Hawkeye, but he is surprised when she only wants to talk medicine. Inga is also a smart doctor. She takes over Hawkeye’s patient which upsets him. Margaret points out he is only upset because the doctor is a woman. Hawkeye realizes how childish he has been acting after Charles feels she upscaled him as well.

The Price (T-418)
Episode 161 (07×17)
Aired January 15, 1979
Written by Erik Tarloff
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars: Miko Mayama, Yuki Shimoda, Ken Mochizuki

When the colonel’s horse disappears. They discover the laundry washer’s father borrowed the horse. Colonel decided to give the horse to him, but the horse is brought back the next day after he dies. Klinger is trying to raise money to bribe Col. Potter for a discharge. Hawkeye and BJ hide a young Korean avoiding being drafted into the South Korean Army.

The Young and Restless (T-421)
Episode 162 (07×18)
Aired January 22, 1979
Written by Mitch Markowitz
Directed by William Jurgensen
Guest Stars: James Canning

When a young doctor comes to the 4077th to show the doctors new techniques, he has a negative effect on many of the members of the gang. Charles gets drunk, BJ reads and re-reads journals, and Col. Potter hibernates in his tent because he does not feel useful, and his leg is injured. Klinger tries to get a Section-8 by pretending he is in Toledo.

Hot Lips is Back in Town (T-419)
Episode 163 (07×19)
Aired January 29, 1979
Written by Larry Balmagia and Bernard Dilbert
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars: Peggy Lee Brennan, Walter Brooke, Jan Jorden

Margaret’s divorce is final, and she has an idea for a new nurse program. She has a general come to inspect the program who offers her a transfer and promotion. Radar falls in love with a new nurse and the nurses train to work with the wounded in triage.

C*A*V*E (T-423)
Episode 164 (07×20)
Aired February 5, 1979
Written by Larry Balmagia and Ronny Graham
Directed by William Jurgensen
Guest Stars: Basil Hoffman, Mark Taylor, Charles Jenkins

When the 4077th is being endlessly shelled the camp relocates to an area cave. Hawkeye, who is claustrophobic, does not approve of the idea. He sits at the entrance of the cave until him and Margaret must return to the 4077th to perform an emergency operation.

Rally Round the Flagg, Boys (T-425)
Episode 165 (07×21)
Aired February 14, 1979
Written by Mitch Markowitz
Directed by Harry Morgan
Guest Stars: Edward Winter, Neil Thompson, Bob Okazaki

Col. Flagg arrives at the camp and believes that Hawkeye is a communist. He enlists Charles to his dirty work who leads Col. Flagg to a dead end. A wounded man is upset when Hawkeye chooses a wounded enemy soldier before taking an American soldier. When the angry soldier tries to attack Hawkeye, BJ shows his anger toward the soldier.

Preventative Medicine (T-416)
Episode 166 (07×22)
Aired February 19, 1979
Written by Tom Reeder
Directed by Tony Mordente
Guest Stars: James Wainwright, Larry Jenkins

When a Colonel Lacy arrives to visit his wounded, Hawkeye and BJ discover he has a lousy war record. Colonel Potter requests HQ look over Lacey’s record. Hawkeye decides he will remove his appendix to keep him out of the war for a while, and BJ objects. Klinger tries voodoo to convince Col. Potter to give him a Section-8.

A Night at Rosie’s (T-426)
Episode 167 (07×23)
Aired February 26, 1979
Written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs
Directed by Burt Metcalfe
Guest Stars: Keye Luke, Joshua Bryant, Joseph Di Reda

Hawkeye decides to protest the war by establish Rosie’s Bar as a separate country. Eventually the whole camp winds up at Rosie’s and not on the job. Hawkeye makes a new friend (Scully), Klinger takes part in a fixed Craps game, and Charles becomes a prisoner. Col. Potter has to break up their little party.

Ain’t Love Grand (T-422)
Episode 168 (07×24)
Aired March 5, 1979
Written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs
Directed by Mike Farrell
Guest Stars: Kit McDonough, Sylvia Chang, Eileen Saki, Michael Williams, Judy Farrell

Klinger falls in love with a nurse from the 8063rd and Charles falls in love with a Korean business girl. Hawkeye and BJ have a fight that ends when BJ finds out the patient he has been worried about is okay. Hawkeye moves out of the Swamp and into Radar’s office while he is on R&R.

The Party (T-424)
Episode 169 (07×25)
Aired March 12, 1979
Written by Burt Metcalfe and Alan Alda
Directed by Burt Metcalfe
Guest Stars: None

BJ gets the idea to have a party for all the families of the 4077th’s family members. To their surprise, everyone’s parents are willing to come to the party and they finally decide on the date. Meanwhile, the camp must bug-out. They spend a few weeks at their new location and have to move back. BJ gets briefly discouraged when one of his patients develops complications.