Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Favorite Episodes of Favorite TV Shows
“Abyssinia, Henry” (season three, episode 24):
I am sure there were moments over the years before this when I was stunned by an episode of TV,. However this is the first one I remember. In this third season finale, Henry Blake gets his discharge papers and is going home. The episode gives a lot of detail about leaving, ending in a drunken party with the gang. In the last scene, which was apparently a surprise to everyone, Radar comes in with the news that Henry's plane back to the US has been shot down. The looks on the actors' faces reflect their real surprise at hearing this news. Sadly I can't find their faces, only Radar telling the news.
Thanks to my brother, Jeff, for rounding up these stills.