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“Mr. and Mrs. Who?”
Charles Winchester and Donna Marie Parker
Donna Marie Parker (Claudette Nevins), a nurse with the Red Cross, whom Charles met on a drunken night in Tokyo, visits him in "Mr. and Mrs. Who?"
Season 8, Episode # 9
Number (#182) in series (256 episodes)
Guest star(s) Claudette Nevins
James Keane
Network: CBS-TV
Production code: S-606
Writer(s) Ronny Graham
Director Burt Metcalfe
Original airdate November 12, 1979
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Mr. and Mrs. Who? was the ninth episode of Season 8 of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, also the 182nd overall episode in the series. Written by Ronny Graham, and directed by Charles S. Dubin, it first aired on network TV on November 12, 1979.

SynopsisEdit

After a wild weekend in Tokyo, a severely hung over Major Winchester returns home to realize he has apparently gotten married while drunk, and doesn’t remember a thing when he is visited by his new "wife". Meanwhile, the camp is hit with an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever that they don't know how to deal with.

Full episode summaryEdit

Winchester returns from R&R in wretched shape: hung over, unshaven, totally disheveled. Hawkeye and B.J. pester him with questions about just what he did while he was in Tokyo when he was supposed to be at a medical conference.

The problem is, Winchester has absolutely no memory of his entire weekend, save getting caught up with the hospital's "rowdy" medical staff, which ended with the manager of a nearby hotel ordering Winchester to stay away from the establishment: "In perpetuity."

But there's no rest for the hung over: Hawkeye and B.J. drag Winchester to Post Op, where a few of their patients are suffering from Korean Hemmorrhagic Fever, a mysterious disease that attacks the kidneys.

While trying to deal with that, Klinger develops some rolls of film found in Winchester's bag, which Hawkeye and B.J. find hilarious--there's shots of Winchester walking around with a lampshade on his head, romantic dancing with a unknown woman, and more.

A few hours later, the 4077th gets a call from a woman who says she's on her way to visit. Her name? "Mrs. Chuck Winchester III"!

While Winchester is in a panic over this mystery woman's imminent arrival, Hawkeye and B.J. try and figure out a way to treat the young men sick with the fever. One of them takes a turn for the worse, and they realize that if they just stand around and do nothing--essentially the official directive from the Army--the young man will die.

Hawkeye and B.J., after extensive reading on the subject, come up with a possible solution, involving a low-saline IV solution. Its a risky move, since it sort of goes against the Army directive, but Potter decides it worth the risk, since they know the boy will die if they don't do something.

Meanwhile, "Mrs." Winchester arrives, a gregarious woman named Donna (Claudette Nevins), and it quickly dawns on her that her erstwhile husband doesn't remember any of the weekend, even the marriage ceremony!

But Winchester is relieved when she tells him that the ceremony wasn't an official one--it was performed by the hotel bartender--so they aren't really married. They both collapse into laughter--one out of disbelief, the other in relief. They spend the next few hours catching up on what happened, and Winchester admits that he likes this woman Donna quite a bit--even planting a gentle kiss on her.

The next morning, Hawkeye and B.J. see that their solution to the Fever seems to have worked--the young man is stable, and his kidney output seems to have normalized. They did it!

Later that day, the 4077 throws a party to celebrate the medical victory, and to officially dissolve the ersatz marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Winchester. Margaret is the flower girl, and B.J.--whom Hawkeye refers to as "The Rev. J.B. Honeydue"--performs the ceremony, reading from a comic book.

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