Kyong Ja, a Korean local, warns Hawkeye about her father's stepping in front of the EVAC jeep that was carrying operated on soldiers, which crashed as a result, to ward of "evil spirits" in the Season 5 episode "Exorcism".
|Rank:||N/A, Korean civilian|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Korean local whose father is injured after stepping in front of the EVAC jeep outside of camp in an attempt to ward of "evil spirits"|
|Birthplace:||Wijambu, South Korea|
|Relatives/Children:||Father, played by Phillip Ahn|
Number appeared in:
|"Exorcism" in Season 7|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Virginia Ann Lee, in guest appearance|
Kyong Ja was a character who appeared in the Season 5 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "Exorcism". The part of Kyong Ja was played in the episode by actress Virginia Ann Lee, who also appeared as houseservant Young Hi in the Season 1 episode "The Moose", and as a Korean Daughter in "Welcome to Korea" in Season 4.
About Kyong Ja and the "Exorcism"Edit
Strange things begin to happen after Radar is ordered by Col. Potter to remove a Korean "spirit post" placed on camp by some of the locals, who believed that the camp was infected with "evil spirits"; an EVAC jeepcarrying operated on soldiers crashedjust minutes from camp, causing the soldiers, many of whom were seriously re-injured, to return to OR, the main lightbulb in OR goes out, and the gauge on the oxygen goes on the fritz in the middle of an operation! Even more, it turns out, that Kyong Ja's father (Phillip Ahn) purposely stepped in front of the jeep, in hopes that the driver would stop, as is the custom of those who do so who believe that in doing such, they can ward off the spirits.
Anyway, when Kyong Ja warns Hawkeye and Potter that they must honor her father's wish -- to have a local priestess perform an ancient exorcism ritual on camp before they operated on him, they balk at first, warning that he could die because of his injuries in the jeep crash. However, they grant the old man's wishes, and allow the priestess to perform the "exorcism"; the operation goes well, and everyone is happy, the man, his daughter Kyong Ja, as well as the camp, as all the bad luck stops!