Monster M*A*S*H
Monster M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H* Season 2
"M*A*S*H* - Season Two"
DVD cover for M*A*S*H Season 2.
Season: Season 2
Country/Language United States
Original Run:
First episode: September 15, 1973
Final episode: March 2, 1974
Number of episodes 24
Created by: Larry Gelbart
Executive producer(s): Larry Gelbart & Gene Reynolds
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The first episode of Season 2 of M*A*S*H, Divided We Stand aired on CBS-TV on September 15, 1973; the final episode, A Smattering of Intelligence aired on March 2, 1974. Col. Flagg and Major Sidney Freedman both appear twice.

Major events of Season 2[]

Col. Flagg appearances[]

  • Deal Me Out - A Captain Halloran comes to the camp after a C.I.D. officer Lieutenant Rogers is brought to the MASH wounded, summoned by Frank Burns because, as he says, a C.I.D. operative cannot be anesthetized without another C.I.D. man being present. Captain Halloran was probably Sam Flagg under an assumed name.
  • A Smattering of Intelligence - Flagg and a rival intelligence officer arrive at the 4077th; both appear to be trying to gain funding for their separate spy organizations.

Maj. Sidney Freedman appearances[]

  • Radar's Report - Sidney (as Milton) arrives to give Klinger a psych evaluation.
  • Deal Me Out - Sidney arrives to counsel a wounded soldier who wishes to kill Frank.

Season 2 (1973-1974): List of Episodes[]

  • This table lists the episodes in the order they were first broadcast. The broadcast order is also the order of episodes in the DVD set. The episodes were not all broadcast in the same order as they were produced. Syndicated reruns and paid streaming services such as Netflix sometimes follow the production order (e.g. K-401, K-402, K-403....)
  • In Season 2, there are only two small differences between broadcast and production sequence. K-403 was broadcast before K-402 and K-407 before K-406. There are no continuity issues watching the episodes in either sequence.
Season 2 episodes
Ep.# # in Series Date aired Episode title Directed by Written by Prod. Code
1 25 September 15, 1973 "Divided We Stand" Jackie Cooper Larry Gelbart K-401
A general arrives at camp, considering breaking up the 4077th. Fearful of having his unit split up, Col. Blake orders everyone to be on their best behavior. However, this soon falls through as their mischievous personalities shine through.
2 26 September 22, 1973 "5 O'Clock Charlie" Norman Tokar Story by: Keith Walker
Larry Gelbart, Laurence Marks & Keith Walker
Every day, a North Korean pilot tries (and fails) to bomb the 4077th ammo dump each day with a grenade. Frank Burns decides serious action must be taken, and orders an anti-aircraft gun and tries to shoot the plane out of the sky.
3 27 September 29, 1973 "Radar's Report" Jackie Cooper Sheldon Keller (story) & Laurence Marks (teleplay) K-402
Klinger's girlfriend back home wants to marry, Hawkeye flirts with a nurse (guest star Joan Van Ark), and all the goings on are reported to the Army in Radar's weekly report.
4 28 October 6, 1973 "For the Good of the Outfit" Jackie Cooper Jerry Mayer K-404
Trapper and Hawkeye discover that the US Army accidentally shelled the South Korean village of Tai Dong but are now trying to cover it up.
5 29 October 13, 1973 "Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde" Jackie Cooper Alan Alda & Robert Klane K-405
Three days without sleep means Hawkeye starts to act very erratically. After sending President Harry Truman a rude telegram, things come to a head when he attempts to drag the camp latrine to North Korea - with General Clayton (played by guest star Herb Voland) still inside.
6 30 October 20, 1973 "Kim" William Wiard Marc Mandel, Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks K-407
A Korean boy is found lost and wandering near the 4077th. Trapper wants to adopt him and take him home to the States. However, the boy - after wandering into a minefield - is reunited with his mother, much to Trapper's disappointment.
7 31 October 27, 1973 "L.I.P." William Wiard Story by : Carl Kleinschmitt
Written by : Carl Kleinschmitt, Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
An American soldier and a Korean lady wish to marry, which is usually highly impossible due to a bigoted bureaucrat who must approve their marriage. Trapper and Hawkeye help them out, while Hawkeye finds that the nurse he is dating is racist and opposes interracial marriage.
8 32 November 3, 1973 "The Trial of Henry Blake" Don Weis McLean Stevenson K-408
Col. Blake is court-martialed for allegedly sending medical supplies to North Koreans. Frank Burns (in temporary command) confines Hawkeye and Trapper to quarters, but both manage to escape and present evidence to exonerate Henry. They convince Frank to drop the charges using the only method they know how - blackmail.
9 33 November 10, 1973 "Dear Dad...Three" Don Weis Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks K-409
Hawkeye writes another letter telling his dad about life at the 4077th. Meanwhile, A bigoted sergeant seeking the right-"colored" blood learns a lesson in prejudice from the 4077th.
10 34 November 17, 1973 "The Sniper" Larry Gelbart Richard M. Powell K-410
A lone sniper, believing he's shooting at General MacArthur's headquarters, has the 4077th under fire. Eventually, a chopper wounds him, ending the siege.
11 35 November 24, 1973 "Carry On, Hawkeye" Jackie Cooper Story by: Bernard Dilbert
Teleplay by: Bernard Dilbert, Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
As a flu epidemic hits camp, Hawkeye finds himself unaffected and able to continue working.
12 36 December 1, 1973 "The Incubator" Jackie Cooper Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks K-412
Hawkeye and Trapper decide they need an incubator to aid their medical work, and fight the army red tape to get one.
13 37 December 8, 1973 "Deal Me Out" Gene Reynolds Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks K-413
An episode that revolves entirely around a poker game. Major Sidney Freedman (Allan Arbus) and Captain Sam Pak (Pat Morita) both arrive at the camp to relax. Sidney also treats a soldier (special guest star John Ritter) that tries to kill Frank. This episode can also be marked as the first appearance of Edward Winter, who plays Captain Halloran in this episode, but in later episodes plays Colonel Sam Flagg.
14 38 December 15, 1973 "Hot Lips and Empty Arms" Jackie Cooper Linda Bloodworth & Mary Kay Place K-414
Hot Lips Houlihan applies for a transfer. During her going-away party, she becomes very drunk and tells some of her comrades what she really thinks of them deep down.
15 39 December 22, 1973 "Officers Only" Jackie Cooper Ed Jurist K-415
After saving the life of a General's son, Hawkeye and the rest of the 4077th are rewarded with their own Officers' Club. This causes some discontent when enlisted men are refused entry.
16 40 January 5, 1974 "Henry in Love" Don Weis Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks K-416
Henry takes some leave in Tokyo and returns head over heels in love with a woman half his age.
17 41 January 12, 1974 "For Want of a Boot" Don Weis Sheldon Keller K-417
Unable to obtain a replacement boot by any other means, Hawkeye devises a complex plan to get a new one, by filling the requests of various people around camp. Eventually, the deal falls through, much to Hawkeye's chagrin.
18 42 January 19, 1974 "Operation Noselift" Hy Averback Teleplay by: Erik Tarloff
Story by: Paul Richards & Erik Tarloff
A soldier comes through the 4077th with a huge morale problem due to his very large nose and wants a nose job. Though it's in defiance of army regulations, one of Hawkeye's old mates, a plastic surgeon, comes in from Tokyo to perform the operation.
19 43 January 26, 1974 "The Chosen People" Jackie Cooper Story by : Gerry Renert & Jeff Wilhelm
Teleplay by : Laurence Marks & Sheldon Keller & Larry Gelbart
A Korean family sets up home in the compound, while a Korean woman shows up with a baby she insists is Radar's. This surprises everyone, not least the man himself.
20 44 February 2, 1974 "As You Were" Hy Averback Story by: Gene Reynolds
Teleplay by: Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
A lull in the action enables the 4077th to take some time off. Frank reluctantly asks Hawkeye and Trapper to fix his hernia.
21 45 February 9, 1974 "Crisis" Don Weis Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks K-421
Supply lines to the 4077th are cut. Consequently, the personnel must find ways to deal with the shortages.
22 46 February 16, 1974 "George" Gene Reynolds Reiger & Markowitz K-422
Frank Burns attempts to slap a dishonorable discharge on a homosexual soldier, while Hawkeye and Trapper try to stop him.
23 47 February 23, 1974 "Mail Call" Alan Alda Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks K-423
The arrival of a new batch of mail makes Trapper depressed and he wants to desert, despite Hawkeye's efforts otherwise. Meanwhile, Hawkeye learns he has successfully tricked Frank into buying stocks in the fictitious company, Pioneer Aviation
24 48 March 2, 1974 "A Smattering of Intelligence" Larry Gelbart Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks K-424
Col. Flagg and a rival intelligence agent both show up at the 4077th, each trying to raise funding for their respective spy organizations.