History Tearjerker / MASH

22nd May '17 6:19:18 PM x_Dark_Magnus_x
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* The main plot of "Heal Thyself", in which a front-line doctor replacing the incapacitated Potter and Winchester breaks due to all the wounded. Just the helpless look he gives Dr. Pierce and that soft, unassuming voice: "[[OutDamnedSpot The blood won't come off]]..."

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* The main plot of "Heal Thyself", in which a front-line doctor replacing the incapacitated Potter and Winchester breaks down due to all the wounded. Just the helpless look he gives Dr. Pierce and that soft, unassuming voice: "[[OutDamnedSpot The blood won't come off]]..."
22nd May '17 6:18:37 PM x_Dark_Magnus_x
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* The main plot of "Heal Thyself", in which a front-line doctor replacing the incapacitated Potter and Winchester goes completely insane. Just the helpless look he gives Dr. Pierce and that soft, unassuming voice: "[[OutDamnedSpot The blood won't come off]]..."

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* The main plot of "Heal Thyself", in which a front-line doctor replacing the incapacitated Potter and Winchester goes completely insane.breaks due to all the wounded. Just the helpless look he gives Dr. Pierce and that soft, unassuming voice: "[[OutDamnedSpot The blood won't come off]]..."
19th May '17 6:44:36 PM Bergamot
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**** It's a comforting thought. But even in this day and age, the internet is full of websites of former soldiers trying to find out what became of their friends.
16th May '17 9:55:46 PM AnotherGuy
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* In "Period of Adjustment", watching BJ completely come apart knowing that the first man his little girl called "Daddy" wasn't him. His anguished growl about Radar hits hard: "'''I''' ''hate'' him!'''"

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* In "Period of Adjustment", watching BJ completely come apart knowing that the first man his little girl called "Daddy" wasn't him. His anguished growl about Radar hits hard: "'''I''' "'''I ''hate'' him!'''"
16th May '17 9:55:08 PM AnotherGuy
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* In "Period of Adjustment", watching BJ completely come apart knowing that the first man his little girl called "Daddy" wasn't him.

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* In "Period of Adjustment", watching BJ completely come apart knowing that the first man his little girl called "Daddy" wasn't him. His anguished growl about Radar hits hard: "'''I''' ''hate'' him!'''"
16th May '17 9:53:10 PM AnotherGuy
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* From episode 17 of season 8, "Bless You, Hawkeye", watching Hawkeye as [[TheShrink Sidney Freedman]] (who can somehow cause more {{Tear Jerker}}s than any other character) digs into his childhood and brings out the realization that Hawkeye's best friend pushed him off a boat when he was seven. Hawkeye falls apart fairly regularly, but seeing him wail and cry in the bed is heartrending.

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* From episode 17 of season 8, "Bless You, Hawkeye", watching Hawkeye as [[TheShrink Sidney Freedman]] (who can somehow cause more {{Tear Jerker}}s than any other character) digs into his childhood and brings out the realization that Hawkeye's best friend pushed him off a boat when he was seven. Hawkeye falls apart fairly regularly, but seeing him wail and cry in the bed is heartrending. Later, Hawkeye is amazed that in the middle of a war, it was something that happened when he was a very young boy that broke him.
-->'''Hawkeye:''' Here we are in the middle of all this shooting, and I get laid up because of something that happened to me when I was seven.\\
'''Sidney:''' Oh sure, it's the little battlefields, a pond, the bedrooms, the school yard, that leave the biggest scars.
21st Feb '17 9:00:26 PM eddievhfan1984
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** Let us not forget what helped drive him to that outburst, and the rest of Potter's OOC behavior that episode. He and Hawkeye each had a patient who were near-identical in wounds and surgical complexity, but Potter's patient had to be operated on again due to some shrapnel he missed. This creates incredible angst, as he fears he's losing his touch and won't be able to practice surgery ever again. The story he tells Sidney of how he was inspired to go into medicine is also quite moving, as well.
21st Dec '16 10:35:02 PM Lightning4119
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-->'''BJ''': I've been away for a lifetime, Hawkeye. ''Erin's'' lifetime! Even if I go home tomorrow, ''I'll never get that back''!
7th Oct '16 7:52:18 PM Lightning4119
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--->'''Sidney''': Finally some part of him said, "You're Christ! You're not a killer! The next bomb you drop, you drop on yourself!"

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--->'''Sidney''': Finally some part of him something inside this kid from Idaho said, "You're "Enough! You're Christ! You're not a killer! The next bomb you drop, you drop on yourself!"
8th Aug '16 1:14:46 PM mlsmithca
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*** Producer Larry Gelbart tells it slightly differently. When Stevenson wanted to leave, Gelbart said, "Fellow showrunner Gene (Reynolds) and I thought we should use the departure of the character in some meaningful fashion and that MASH was not about everybody having a good time. MASH was not about happy endings." [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Rh2EkQWhw Video here.]]

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*** ** Producer Larry Gelbart tells it slightly differently. When Stevenson wanted to leave, Gelbart said, "Fellow showrunner Gene (Reynolds) and I thought we should use the departure of the character in some meaningful fashion and that MASH was not about everybody having a good time. MASH was not about happy endings." [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Rh2EkQWhw Video here.]]



** His HeroicBSOD storyline in "The Life You Save", where he's desperate to know what it's like to die. All of it, damnit.
*** That episode was the biggest tearjerker in the entire series, as far as this troper is concerned. Watching the usually supremely aloof Winchester shed a single tear while clutching the hand of a dying soldier and begging him, like a small child, to describe what he's feeling, all because he never got over his brother's death when he was a child was absolutely heartbreaking. This also marks a Crowning Moment of Acting for David Ogden Stiers.

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** His HeroicBSOD storyline in "The Life You Save", where he's desperate to know what it's like to die. All of it, damnit.
*** That episode was the biggest tearjerker in the entire series, as far as this troper is concerned.
damnit. Watching the usually supremely aloof Winchester shed a single tear while clutching the hand of a dying soldier and begging him, like a small child, to describe what he's feeling, all because he never got over his brother's death when he was a child was absolutely heartbreaking. This also marks a Crowning Moment of Acting for David Ogden Stiers.
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