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.
Fade Out, Fade In
The 4077th acquires Charles Emerson Winchester III as a replacement surgeon when Frank doesn’t return from R&R, while Margaret returns from her honeymoon in a bad mood. Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
Hawkeye blames himself for Radar getting wounded, then lashes out at him. Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode.
James Cromwell guest stars as an old friend of B.J.’s plays a practical joke on him.
War of Nerves
Sidney returns to the 4077th as a casualty, but stays a little longer when personal clashes jeopardize morale at the camp.
The Winchester Tapes
Charles records a message to his parents describing the antics of the 4077th.
The Light That Failed
The 4077th read "The Rooster Crowed at Midnight", a murder mystery by candlelight due to a shortage of lightbulbs - but a page is missing. Also Charles administers the wrong medicine to a patient in the poor lighting and Hawkeye and B.J. both give him a piece of their mind. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
In Love and War
Hawkeye falls for a Korean aristocrat who’s helping refugees, while Margaret suspects Donald of cheating on her. Kieu Chinh was a famous actress and talk-show host in South Vietnam before the country collapsed in 1975. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
Charles decides to partake in a scrip exchange for a profit, but it just gives Hawkeye a headache. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
Margaret tries to kick a soft-hearted nurse out of the Army, while Radar gets a tattoo.
The M*A*S*H Olympics
To get the 4077th fit, Potter organizes the M*A*S*H Olympics with Hawkeye and B.J. as captains of two teams. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
The Grim Reaper
Hawkeye is furious at a colonel, aptly named Bloodworth, who seems to enjoy predicting casualties. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
Comrades in Arms, part 1
The 4077th starts to worry when Hawkeye and Margaret get lost in enemy territory on the way to another M*A*S*H unit. Burt Metcalfe and Alan Alda were nominated for Primetime Emmy and Directors Guild Awards for this episode. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
Comrades in Arms, part 2
A harrowing night in enemy territory brings Hawkeye and Margaret into each other’s arms, but it doesn’t take long for them to drive each other crazy. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
The Merchant of Korea
When payday is delayed, B.J. and Hawkeye become indebted to Charles.
The Smell of Music
Hawkeye and B.J. go to extremes to get Charles off the French horn, particularly by not bathing. Meanwhile, Col. Potter keeps a suicide watch on a patient with a facial wound. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
Hawkeye turns to a local merchant (Keye Luke) for a special surgical clamp, while Margaret tries to find her wedding ring. Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
Tea and Empathy
Penicillin is stolen while wounded British soldiers are being treated in the OR and Hawkeye clashes with the regiment’s commander (Bernard Fox). Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
Your Hit Parade
A stack of records arrives in camp and Radar becomes a DJ by playing them over the P.A. system to calm everyone’s nerves during a long OR session. Ronny Graham, the writer of this episode, also appears as Gribble.
What’s Up, Doc?
Margaret confides to Hawkeye that she might be pregnant, while a patient is desperate to get out of the war.
Mail Call Three
A third batch of mail from home brings Hawkeye a letter meant for another Benjamin Pierce and unsettling news for others in the camp.
A boorish doctor (George Lindsey) and a fun-loving nurse (who is a longtime friend of Margaret’s) from the 8063rd are sent to the 4077th for temporary duty as part of an exchange program.
Potter considers retirement when someone within his camp files critical reports about his command.
Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde
Charles gets hooked on pep pills while Radar challenges some wounded Marines to a mouse race.
Klinger welcomes a new guy (Hamilton Camp) who’s crazier than he is, while Potter, Hawkeye, B.J. and Charles have to use sugar pills when there is no morphine.