(09x06) 204 - A War for all Seasons

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(09x06) 204 - A War for all Seasons

Post by RJ » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:24 pm

Use this thread to discuss 09x06: A War for all Seasons.

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Re: (09x06) 204 - A War for all Seasons

Post by Father Angus » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:05 am

This is hands down my best episode. However, I know there's a lot of continuity errors, and does anybody have a list of all (or nearly all) of the continuity errors from this episode? Thanks!

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Re: (09x06) 204 - A War for all Seasons

Post by Ferret Face » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:14 pm

While the show's continuity issues don't really bother me, I can easily see how this episode may put off anybody who is bothered by it, since it makes it that much more messy. But that aside, this was a truly ingenious episode IMO (and going back-to-back with "Death Takes a Holiday," it really helps to show how great the dramedy dichotomy could be).

I loved the way the episode showed the different plots throughout the season, as Mulcahy grew his corn, Hawkeye and BJ built a kidney machine, and the thing Margaret was knitting kept evolving. But the thing that stood out the most for me was Klinger and Charles betting against everyone during the baseball season. There were so many great moments in that story, as Charles went from disinterested to obsessed, and it was all helped by David Ogden Stiers' acting. Honestly, I'd say this was easily his greatest comedic acting of the series. Plus, I loved the book-end scenes of the New Years party, as Potter's speech became more wary after a whole year in the war had passed. It gives the episode a great sense of poignancy.

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