|“Guerrilla My Dreams”|
A Korean woman (Haunani Minn), who turns out to be a North Korean guerrilla saboteur, is taken into custody by South Korean Army intelligence officer Lt. Hung Lee Park (Mako).
| Season 8, Episode # 3 |
Number (#176) in series (256 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Mako |
Marcus K. Mukai
|Original airdate||October 1, 1979|
|IMDB||Guerrilla My Dreams|
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Guerrilla My Dreams is the third episode of the eighth season of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H; directed by Alan Alda, the episode was written by Bob Colleary. W.C. Heinz, Richard Hooker, Ring Lardner, Jr., who all were uncredited co-writers for the 1970 M*A*S*H* film, also contributed as writers on this episode, which originally aired on October 1, 1979.
Hawkeye (Alan Alda) saves the life of a Korean woman (Haunani Minn), who turns out to be a North Korean saboteur. The South Korean Army intelligence unit, led by officer Lt. Hung Lee Park (Mako), wants her turned over immediately for particularly brutal interrogation and possible execution, to Hawkeye’s great objection. This is one episode where Hawkeye doesn't win, and the woman is taken away by her South Korean captors.
Full episode summaryEdit
Wounded arrive, and one of them is a young North Korean woman (Haunani Minn), who is the prisoner of a South Korean official, Lt. Hung Lee Park (Mako). Hawkeye insists on treating her, despite Lt. Park wanting to take her away with him and his warning that she is an enemy guerrilla.
One of the other wounded is Margaret's old flame Scully, and while Hawkeye, B.J., and Margaret tend to him, they catch Lt. Park trying to cart the young woman off. Hawkeye and B.J. stop him, insisting she is their patient now. Park agrees, but he doesn't give the doctors much space--he parks himself right outside the O.R., looking in on the surgery.
In Post Op, Hawkeye watches over the young woman, and tries to give her some space as Park demands to be able to ask her some questions. Park's mere presence causes the young woman to thrash angrily, cursing at him in Korean.
Scully tells Hawkeye and B.J. that he's heard of Park, and that he has a reputation for getting information from his prisoners any way he can. That means torture, and, Scully adds, "To take your mind off the pain, he kills you."
Lt. Park goes through Col. Potter, who tries to buy them all some time by going through official channels and seeing if they can find a reason not to turn the prisoner over to Park. Later that night, in Post Op, Scully distracts Margaret for a few moments. The young woman sees this, and sneaks out of bed. She yanks an IV tube out of the arm of a nearby patient, but collapses onto the floor, shattering the glass IV bottle.
They discuss it in Potter's office, and Hawkeye and B.J. think she was out of bed trying to escape from Lt. Park. Potter informs them that the word from G2 is bad--she must be turned over to Lt. Park, no questions asked. In the Officers' Club, Winchester and Lt. Park play chess. While the game is taking place, Klinger distracts Lt. Park's sentries by giving them some booze (Winchester's high-priced cognac, of course), giving Hawkeye the chance to sneak the young woman into a nearby ambulance.
The guards notice as the ambulance drives off, and their yelling gets the attention of Lt. Park. Park storms out of the O Club (with B.J. "accidentally" getting in the way), stops the ambulance, and officially takes the young woman prisoner.
As Park grabs the young woman and drags her toward his jeep, Hawkeye tries to stop him, grabbing her by the arm. She angrily pulls away, and starts yelling at the doctors in Korean. With Park translating, she says that she would "gladly kill any of you" just like she tried to kill the young solider in Post Op.
Despite this, Hawkeye and B.J. still try and step in. This gets Park's armed guards to draw their weapons, and point them at the doctors. There's a few moments of tense silence, and then Park gets in the jeep, rifle in hand, and drives off. Hawkeye, B.J., Potter, and Klinger are left standing there. In desperate silence, they all walk off.
Later, Margaret see Scully off as he's on a bus for outgoing soldiers. Their touching farewell is interrupted by Hawkeye and B.J.'s, and they all wish Scully well as the bus pulls out.
Guest stars/Recurring castEdit
- Mako as Lieutenant Hung Lee Park
- Joshua Bryant as Jack Scully
- Haunani Minn as Guerrilla Woman
- George Cheung as 1st Korean Soldier
- Marcus K. Mukai as 2nd Korean Soldier
- Connie Izay as Nurse (see Lieutenant Connie)
- This episode marks one of the rare moments a major curse word is said in this show. When Park tells Hawkeye that his job is to capture and execute the prisoner after their failed attempt to get her away from him, Hawkeye threateningly approaches him and calls him a "son of a bitch."