|Dr. Inga Halvorsen|
Mariette Hartley as Dr. Inga Halvorsen in "Inga" in Season 7 of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H.
|Rank:||O-4 (Major, Örlogs-
kapten) , Swedish Army Medical Corps
|Job/Role in Unit:||Visiting female surgeon who visits Hawkeye at the 4077th, and puts off Major Winchester when she demonstrates surgical skills which are equal, if not superior, to her male counterparts|
|First appeared in:||"Inga" in Season 7|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Mariette Hartley in Guest appearance|
When Dr. Inga Halovrsen, a visiting Swedish surgeon, arrives, Hawkeye is at his most flirty, escorting her to the V.I.P. Tent, carrying her suitcase. Winchester tries to horn in, but he goofs when he makes a crack about how "lumpy" older Swedish women can get. Realizing he's made a horrible faux pas, he excuses himself, leaving Hawkeye and Inga to laugh collectively.
When Inga, who, in OR, demonstrates egual, if not superior surgical skills than her male counterparts, it irks Major Winchester, and also rubs Hawkeye, who tried to make romantic advances on her, which seemingly had been working, the wrong way too, at least a bit; when she corrects Charles in another surgery operation, the embarrassed and even more irked Charles is forced to eat crow, sheepishly and somewhat sarcastially thanking her, then fuming about it to Hawkeye.
Hawkeye, at first put off by Inga's sexual agressiveness, in talking to the angry, complaining Charles, then realizes who much of "an ass he's been" in his own attitude towards her after he discovered in The Swamp, was just as romantically assertive as he can be with the opposite sex. In the end, Inga earns the respect of both Winchester and Hawkeye, whom with she also finally spends a romantic evening with, even sharing a tender kiss, before she leaves camp.