M*A*S*H (1983): S11E16 – Goodbye, Farewell and Amen


Introduction

The eleventh and final season of M*A*S*H aired Mondays at 9:00-9:30 pm ET on CBS.

You read more about the M*A*S*H franchise here.

Outline

Hawkeye recovers from a nervous breakdown after he blames himself for a fatal incident aboard a military bus. As he returns to camp, the Korean War comes to an end as the staff of the 4077th tends to one final deluge of casualties, including Chinese musicians mentored by Winchester. B.J. gets orders to go home early but is forced back to the 4077th after he learns the orders were rescinded by the time he reaches Guam. The rest of the staff sorts out their personal problems before going their separate ways. Father Mulcahy tries to come to terms with the hearing trouble caused when a mortar shell exploded near him. Margaret awaits her stateside assignment and makes peace with Winchester, whose deep love of music has now been compromised forever. Potter leads an emotional farewell dinner where assorted staffers reveal their postwar plans, including Hawkeye, who looks forward to a simple country doctor’s life in his native Maine, and Klinger, who after years of trying to get out of the Army, is staying in Korea to help Soon-Lee find her missing family. Klinger and Soon-Lee’s wedding leads off the final scene where the staffers say their last emotional goodbyes to each other.

Note: Alan Alda is the only cast member to appear in every episode of the series.

M*A*S*H Series

You can find a full index of M*A*S*H Series 11 here.

You can find a full index and overview of the M*A*S*H TV Series here.

You can find a full index and overview of the M*A*S*H franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Alan Alda.
  • Writer(s): Alan Alda, Burt Metcalfe, John Rappaport, Dan Wilcox, Thad Mumford, Elias Davis, David Pollock, and Karen Hall.
  • Release Date: 28 February 1983.
  • Running time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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