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* "Period of Adjustment" - After BJ rages at Hawkeye that he's jealous of Trapper because he built the still with him, the closing moment has them rebuilding the destroyed still together.


--->''[Margaret is rubbing ointment on her throat; there is a knock at her door]''\\

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* "Morale Victory" - Charles operates on a soldier who had been a pianist until he was wounded in the right hand. Charles, badly shaken by the soldier's despair at his aborted career, remembers that the composer Maurice Ravel created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTUUKAdZDU music which could be played with only one hand]], and urges the former pianist not to give up on music. The scene ends with the music being played, one handed.
-->'''Charles''': Don't you see? Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be.
-->'''David''': Gift? You keep talking about this damn gift. I ''had'' a gift, and I exchanged it for some mortar fragments, remember?
-->'''Charles''': Wrong. Because the gift does not lie in your hands. I have hands, David, hands that can make a scalpel sing. More than anything in my life, I wanted to play, but I do not have the gift. I can play the ''notes'', but I cannot make the ''music''. You've performed Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Chopin. Even if you never do so again, you've already known a joy that I will never know as long as I live. Because the true gift...is in your head...and in your heart and in your soul. Now, you can shut it off forever, or you can find new ways to share your gift with the world, through the baton, the classroom, the pen. As to these works...they're for you. Because you and the piano will always be as one.

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* "Morale Victory" - Victory":
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Charles operates on a soldier Private Sheridan, who had been a pianist until he was wounded in the right hand. hand, resulting a permanent loss of dexterity in several fingers. Charles, badly shaken by the soldier's despair at his aborted career, confides in Father Mulcahy in perhaps the characters' most sincere exchange in the series:
--->'''Mulcahy:''' You know, you're being much too harsh on yourself - you mustn't think that you have failed.\\
'''Charles:''' But I have... the boy's a graduate of Juilliard, he just embarked on a promising career. I reach out to him, but... ''[sighs]'' no matter what I do, I ''cannot'' get through.\\
'''Mulcahy:''' That's not your fault.\\
'''Charles:''' ''[scoffs]'' Oh, isn't it? We both know that there are other doctors here who are more able to... show compassion, provide... comfort... I... ''[stands up]'' have no... magic words. ''[sighs]'' I work my wonders on flesh and bone, I perform no... miracle surgery on the soul, that's, that's your department!\\
'''Mulcahy:''' Major... I know how difficult it was for you to come here. It's obvious... that you ''care'' a great deal.\\
'''Charles:''' Of course I care.\\
'''Mulcahy:''' Then you ''must'' not give up! There's no-one here with a greater love or, or knowledge of music! And that's the key! You must show him that his musical career is not over. You can't let him waste that precious talent that God has given him.\\
'''Charles:''' Thank you, Father.
** Charles
remembers that the composer Maurice Ravel Music/MauriceRavel created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTUUKAdZDU music which could be played with only one hand]], and urges the former pianist not to give up on music. The scene ends with the music being played, one handed.
-->'''Charles''': --->'''Charles''': Don't you see? Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be.
-->'''David''':
be.\\
'''David''':
Gift? You keep talking about this damn gift. I ''had'' a gift, and I exchanged it for some mortar fragments, remember?
-->'''Charles''':
remember?\\
'''Charles''':
Wrong. Because the gift does not lie in your hands. I have hands, David, hands that can make a scalpel sing. More than anything in my life, I wanted to play, but I do not have the gift. I can play the ''notes'', but I cannot make the ''music''. You've performed Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Chopin. Even if you never do so again, you've already known a joy that I will never know as long as I live. Because the true gift...is in your head...and in your heart and in your soul. Now, you can shut it off forever, or you can find new ways to share your gift with the world, through the baton, the classroom, the pen. As to these works...they're for you. Because you and the piano will always be as one.


** The other part of the plot is both Heartwarming and Tearjerker. Earlier in the day, a badly wounded soldier is brought in. Despite their best efforts, it soon becomes obvious that his wounds are too severe and there's nothing they can do to save him. Then they find a letter in the soldier's pocket from his children, and after a brief moment, BJ begins treating the soldier again. Hawkeye and Margaret tell him there's no point, but BJ counters that if they can keep him alive for just long enough, those kids won't have to remember Christmas as the day their daddy died. Hawkeye and Margaret share a look, then move to assist him. The three of them do everything they can, maintaining a vigil for hours on end without rest, but despite their best efforts, the soldier finally dies with less than an hour left to go. BJ slumps in defeat, then Hawkeye climbs up on a table and turns the hand of the clock on the wall ahead just past midnight.

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** The other part of the plot is both Heartwarming and Tearjerker. Earlier in the day, a badly wounded soldier is brought in. Despite their best efforts, it soon becomes obvious that his wounds are too severe and there's nothing they can do to save him. Then they find a letter in the soldier's pocket from his children, and after a brief moment, BJ B.J. begins treating the soldier again. Hawkeye and Margaret tell him there's no point, but BJ B.J. counters that if they can keep him alive for just long enough, those kids won't have to remember Christmas as the day their daddy died. Hawkeye and Margaret share a look, then move to assist him. The three of them do everything they can, maintaining a vigil for hours on end without rest, but despite their best efforts, the soldier finally dies with less than an hour left to go. BJ B.J. slumps in defeat, then Hawkeye climbs up on a table and turns the hand of the clock on the wall ahead just past midnight.


** The other part of the plot is both Heartwarming and Tearjerker. Earlier in the day, a badly wounded soldier is brought in. Despite their best efforts, it soon becomes obvious that his wounds are too severe and there's nothing they can do to save him. Then they find a letter in the soldier's pocket from his children, and after a brief moment, BJ begins treating the soldier again. Hawkeye and Margaret tell him there's no point, but BJ counters that if they can keep him alive for just long enough, those kids won't have to remember Christmas as the day their daddy died. Hawkeye and Margaret share a look, then move to assist him. The three of them do everything they can, maintaining a vigil for hours on end without rest, but despite their best efforts, the soldier finally dies with less than an hour left to go. BJ slumps in defeat, then Hawkeye climbs up on a table and turns the hand of the clock ahead just past midnight.

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** The other part of the plot is both Heartwarming and Tearjerker. Earlier in the day, a badly wounded soldier is brought in. Despite their best efforts, it soon becomes obvious that his wounds are too severe and there's nothing they can do to save him. Then they find a letter in the soldier's pocket from his children, and after a brief moment, BJ begins treating the soldier again. Hawkeye and Margaret tell him there's no point, but BJ counters that if they can keep him alive for just long enough, those kids won't have to remember Christmas as the day their daddy died. Hawkeye and Margaret share a look, then move to assist him. The three of them do everything they can, maintaining a vigil for hours on end without rest, but despite their best efforts, the soldier finally dies with less than an hour left to go. BJ slumps in defeat, then Hawkeye climbs up on a table and turns the hand of the clock on the wall ahead just past midnight.


** The other part of the plot is both Heartwarming and Tearjerker. Earlier in the day, a badly wounded soldier is brought in. Despite their best efforts, it soon becomes obvious that his wounds are too severe and there's nothing they can do to save him. Then they find a letter in the soldier's pocket from his children, and after a brief moment, BJ begins treating the soldier again. Hawkeye and Margaret tell him there's no point, but BJ counters that if they can keep him alive for just long enough, those kids won't have to remember Christmas as the day their daddy died. Hawkeye and Margaret share a look, then move to assist him. They do everything they can for hours on end without rest, but despite their best efforts, the soldier finally dies with less than an hour left to go. BJ slumps in defeat, then Hawkeye climbs up on a table and turns the hand of the clock ahead just past midnight.

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** The other part of the plot is both Heartwarming and Tearjerker. Earlier in the day, a badly wounded soldier is brought in. Despite their best efforts, it soon becomes obvious that his wounds are too severe and there's nothing they can do to save him. Then they find a letter in the soldier's pocket from his children, and after a brief moment, BJ begins treating the soldier again. Hawkeye and Margaret tell him there's no point, but BJ counters that if they can keep him alive for just long enough, those kids won't have to remember Christmas as the day their daddy died. Hawkeye and Margaret share a look, then move to assist him. They The three of them do everything they can can, maintaining a vigil for hours on end without rest, but despite their best efforts, the soldier finally dies with less than an hour left to go. BJ slumps in defeat, then Hawkeye climbs up on a table and turns the hand of the clock ahead just past midnight.


-->'''Mr. Choi:''' I have failed to carry out your family tradition. I am very sorry.
-->'''Charles:''' On the contrary; it is I who should be sorry. It is sadly inappropriate to give dessert to a child who has had no meal.

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-->'''Mr. Choi:''' I have failed to carry out your family tradition. I am very sorry. \n-->'''Charles:''' \\
'''Charles:'''
On the contrary; it is I who should be sorry. It is sadly inappropriate to give dessert to a child who has had no meal.meal.
** The other part of the plot is both Heartwarming and Tearjerker. Earlier in the day, a badly wounded soldier is brought in. Despite their best efforts, it soon becomes obvious that his wounds are too severe and there's nothing they can do to save him. Then they find a letter in the soldier's pocket from his children, and after a brief moment, BJ begins treating the soldier again. Hawkeye and Margaret tell him there's no point, but BJ counters that if they can keep him alive for just long enough, those kids won't have to remember Christmas as the day their daddy died. Hawkeye and Margaret share a look, then move to assist him. They do everything they can for hours on end without rest, but despite their best efforts, the soldier finally dies with less than an hour left to go. BJ slumps in defeat, then Hawkeye climbs up on a table and turns the hand of the clock ahead just past midnight.
--->'''Hawkeye:''' Look, he made it.

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** Even Frank, for all his griping beforehand, is quiet and respectful during the service.



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* In "Henry, Please Come Home," Blake finally gets transferred to Tokyo, leaving Burns permanently in charge of the 4077. Hawkeye and Trapper predictably conspire to get Blake to transfer back through various underhanded means, but Blake is perfectly happy and comfortable in his new position and has no desire to return, even when hearing morale is low and how much people miss him. The kicker? Telling him that Radar is deathly ill. Blake immediately drops everything to fly back to the swamp and inspect him himself. Things quickly [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]] when he is so concerned for Radar's health that he demands to do exploratory surgery, and when Burns tries to throw his weight around, Blake steamrolls him effortlessly. It's a great show that even as early in the show as this, Blake and Radar formed a loving friendship, and makes Blake's eventual fate all the sadder.

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** Especially considering that Henry was already dead by the time B.J. came to the 4077th, and yet he still takes the time to honor a man he never got to meet.


** The "goodbye" stones are a two-fold CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: not only from B.J. to Hawkeye (giving him the goodbye that he wanted from B.J. and - it's implied - from Trapper), but also from the show to us.

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** The "goodbye" stones are a two-fold CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}: not only from B.J. to Hawkeye (giving him the goodbye that he wanted from B.J. and - it's implied - from Trapper), but also from the show to us.

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**Later on, Margaret goes to Potter to talk, and he makes it clear he was already planning to talk to her, softening his tone despite how frustrated he was with the Hawkeye situation just seconds ago.
-->'''Potter:''' Major, I heard, and I want to have a long talk with you about your problem...


--->'''Charles''': Don't you see? Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be.\\
'''David''': Gift? You keep talking about this damn gift. I ''had'' a gift, and I exchanged it for some mortar fragments, remember?\\
'''Charles''': Wrong. Because the gift does not lie in your hands. I have hands, David, hands that can make a scalpel sing. More than anything in my life, I wanted to play, but I do not have the gift. I can play the ''notes'', but I cannot make the ''music''. You've performed Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Chopin. Even if you never do so again, you've already known a joy that I will never know as long as I live. Because the true gift...is in your head...and in your heart and in your soul. Now, you can shut it off forever, or you can find new ways to share your gift with the world, through the baton, the classroom, the pen. As to these works...they're for you. Because you and the piano will always be as one.

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--->'''Charles''': -->'''Charles''': Don't you see? Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be.\\
'''David''':
be.
-->'''David''':
Gift? You keep talking about this damn gift. I ''had'' a gift, and I exchanged it for some mortar fragments, remember?\\
'''Charles''':
remember?
-->'''Charles''':
Wrong. Because the gift does not lie in your hands. I have hands, David, hands that can make a scalpel sing. More than anything in my life, I wanted to play, but I do not have the gift. I can play the ''notes'', but I cannot make the ''music''. You've performed Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Chopin. Even if you never do so again, you've already known a joy that I will never know as long as I live. Because the true gift...is in your head...and in your heart and in your soul. Now, you can shut it off forever, or you can find new ways to share your gift with the world, through the baton, the classroom, the pen. As to these works...they're for you. Because you and the piano will always be as one.


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