M*A*S*H/The Tooth Shall Set You Free

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The Tooth Shall Set You Free
Airdate February 8, 1982
Production Number 1G11
Written by Elias Davis
David Pollock
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
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M*A*S*HSeason Ten
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The Tooth Shall Set You Free is the fourteenth episode of the tenth season of M*A*S*H, and the two-hundred and twenty-eighth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Tom Atkins (Major Lawrence Weems), Jason Bernard (Major Rockingham), John Fujioka (Duc Phong Yong), Larry Fishburne (Corporal Dorsey), Bill Snider (Corpsman), Kellye Nakahara (Kellye)


Plot Overview

Hawkeye,and Company will be dealing with two types of pains.One is Charles who has a toothache,but refuses to have it taken care of.The other is a bigot Major who at first glance seems to care about his men,until on talking to his troops learn that he is deliberately sending his black soldiers out on dangerous missions,so that they could get injured to earn enough points to be sent Home.His white troops are the one receiving the more serious injuries,but he rather have them remain in his Outfit.Having learned this Hawkeye,and Colonel Potter come up with a plan to get Major Weems out of the Army.At the same time they will tqake care of Winchesters toothache.


Arc Advancement


Soldiers arriving at the 4077.The Doctors all gathering in the Mess Tent after a day of Operating.





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Charles having a bite of Potters Ice Cream.Weems expression of his racist views.The ending scene after Charles bites Rockinghams hand.



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