|“Our Finest Hour”|
Former Korean War correspondent Clete Roberts guest appears as himself when interviewing members of the 4077th command in the episode "Our Finest Hour".
| Season 7, Episode # 4/5 |
Number (#150/151) in series (256 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Clete Roberts|
|Production code:||T-408, T-409|
|Writer(s)||Ken Levine & David Isaacs, Larry Balmagia & Ronny Graham and David Lawrence|
|Original airdate||October 2, 1978|
|IMDB||Our Finest Hour|
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An hour-long series retrospective. A reporter, Clete Roberts, interviews the staff. Mixed in are scenes from past shows.
Reporter Clete Roberts returns to the 4077th, to check back in the medical unit with the best survival rate in all of Korea.
Amidst new interviews with the staff (including new arrival Major Winchester), we are treated to clips of previous episodes from the preceding six seasons, featuring departed characters Trapper John, Henry Blake, and Frank Burns.
Winchester offers that he tries to blot out the memory of what transpires at the 4077th as it happens, trying especially hard to forget some of the people he's met...knowing deep down that he never shall.
Father Mulcahy tries to say something nice about Winchester, since he was not at the 4077th when Clete Roberts came by the first time. The best, most polite answer he can muster is..."He's a very good doctor."
The final clip is from Season One's "Sometimes You Hear The Bullet", and Clete Roberts, talking directly to the camera, hopes that some day soon these people will be able to go home, and "No one will have to assemble for a duty like this ever again."
- Clete Roberts as Himself
- Larry Linville as Major Frank Burns (in archive footage)
- Wayne Rogers as Trapper John McIntyre (in archive footage)
- McLean Stevenson as Colonel Henry Blake (in archive footage)