|Colonel Victor Bloodworth|
Charles Aidman as Colonel Victor Bloodworth in Season 6 episode "The Grim Reaper".
|Rank||Colonel (O-6), U.S. Army|
|Job/Role in unit:||works for HQ in tallying casualties|
|Hair Color:||Sandy Brown, slightly greying|
|First appeared in:|| "The Grim Reaper" |
(M*A*S*H TV series, Season 6)
|Last appeared in:||None/ One time appearnace|
| Series/Film |
|Played by:||Charles Aidman|
Colonel Victor Bloodworth was a character who appeared in the Season 6 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, in the episode titled "The Grim Reaper". The part of Colonel Bloodworth was played by veteran character actor Charles Aidman.
About Colonel BloodworthEdit
In The Grim Reaper episode Potter, Hawkeye, and B.J. are all in Potter's office listening to a report by Bloodworth, who works for HQ in tallying casualties on both sides, and he is telling them of an impending assault on a hill, and exactly how many casualties it will result in.
Hawkeye and B.J. find it difficult not to interrupt and mock Bloodworth, because of his brazen casualness over how many young men will be killed, just to get a hill, "Because the other side has it." When Potter tells them to quiet down, Hawkeye, who just can't contain himself. continues to belittle Bloodworth, and the meeting ends abruptly when Bloodworth gets fed up with Hawkeye's barbs, and has had enough.
Later that day, the promised wounded arrive, but its 77 short of the total Bloodworth promised. Hawkeye heads off to the Officers Club to gloat, but it turns ugly when, after the P.A. announces more wounded are coming, Bloodworth smugly promises that's the remaining 77 soldiers. Hawkeye wonders if Bloodworth shot them himself, and gets so worked up he grabs the Colonel and throws him against a wall. Other members of the 4077 separate them, and Hawkeye walks out.
Bloodworth brings Hawkeye up on charges, which Potter, after reprimanding Hawkeye harshly, yelling at him "that you don't go pushing superior officers" around, says he'll try and head off.
Potter meets with Bloodworth, asking him to drop the charges. Bloodworth refuses, and throws in an insult to Potter for "coddling" his doctors in the process. He drives off, leaving Potter saying, "Pierce shouldn't have pushed you--he should have decked you!"
Later that night, more wounded arrive, one of whom is Bloodworth. In O.R., he lies on a table, watching Hawkeye operate on a patient. He sees Hawkeye stay calm and cool as blood shoots out of his patient's wound, hitting Hawkeye right in the face.
Near morning, Bloodworth asks to speak to Hawkeye. He tells Hawkeye that he watched him perform as a doctor, and was deeply impressed. He also realized how callous he was about the subject of casualties and death, and how scared he was when he thought he was the one who was about to die. Bloodworth informs Hawkeye that "a push in a bar" doesn't add up to all that, and the charges are dropped.