The plot is set in military hospital during the Korean War - seems like not very good place for sitcom, but you would be surprised. Doctors are busy chasing nurses, nurses are busy avoiding doctors and the commander is trying to avoid being commander.
The 4077th bugs out in fear of a Chinese advance, but Hawkeye, Margaret and Radar stay behind with an unstable patient.
Margaret gets engaged in Tokyo while on temporary duty and the surgeons brace themselves for Frank’s reaction.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
An explosion causes Hawkeye to go blind. Tom Sullivan makes his television debut as a patient who lost his sight in combat. Able is played by Judy Farrell, Mike Farrell’s wife at the time this episode aired.
Lt. Radar O’Reilly
Hawkeye and B.J. arrange a promotion for Radar to lieutenant, but Radar realizes he feels better as a corporal. Alan Rafkin received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
A feud between Margaret and the nurses jeopardizes one nurse’s overdue honeymoon. Gregory Harrison who later played on Trapper John, M.D. guest star. Joan Darling received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan
Colonel Flagg shows up when it seems that Margaret’s been abducted while on a mission of mercy.
Feeling depressed, Sidney Freeman writes to Sigmund Freud about the craziness of the 4077th. Alan Alda won the Primetime Emmy and Directors Guild Awards for this episode. Alda also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing, while William Jurgensen was nominated for cinematography.
After failing to communicate with a patient who shot himself, Father Mulcahy decides to experience life on the frontlines.
The Korean Surgeon
Hawkeye feels a Korean POW is a fine addition to the 4077th’s surgical staff.
Hawkeye Get Your Gun
Hawkeye and Potter must assist a Korean hospital near the front. Jay Folb and Gene Reynolds received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
The Colonel’s Horse
While Potter’s in Tokyo, both his mare and Margaret get sick.
Potter orders the removal of a post that Koreans believe keeps away evil spirits - then strange things start happening all over the camp.
Sidney returns to the 4077th when Hawkeye start having nightmares.
The Most Unforgettable Characters
Radar takes a correspondence course in creative writing.
Hawkeye calls a Navy buddy for help in finishing a crossword puzzle.
Hawkeye and B.J. support a Korean ping-pong champion.
Radar tries to help a former college football star deal with the loss of his leg.
Margaret worries for her hospitalized fiancé, while B.J. gets close to a nurse who just received a "Dear Jane" letter.
The 4077th springs into action when Father Mulcahy has a case of hepatitis, while Hawkeye develops a backache after receiving news about a doctor from back home.
The General’s Practitioner
A general makes a reluctant Hawkeye his personal physician, while a GI asks Radar for a big favor.
Potter presents a Western film to boost morale at the 4077th, but the audience proves to be rowdier than the cowboys in the movie.
Hawkeye and B.J. conspire against a helicopter pilot who’s selling souvenirs at the expense of Korean children. Featuring Brian Dennehy as an M.P.
The post-op ward fills up with increasing casualties causing a shortage of blood.
Margaret feels eight months is long enough to be engaged, so she and Donald decide to get married right away.