(09x12) 210 - Depressing News

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(09x12) 210 - Depressing News

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This was probably the second time I watched this episode, and it ended up being a lot more enjoyable than I remembered it being (not that I disliked it the first time, it just didn't stand out as much). I really liked the use of the tongue depressors: representing all the potential patients for however long the war could last, and the army's carelessness and (in Hawkeye's mind) their callousness, then have him turn around and do something constructive with them, only for the army to twist it in their own favor, forcing Hawkeye to pull the ultimate destructive prank. I know that some people had a problem with the character's growing "preachiness," (something that didn't bother me for the most part, though there were times it did get on my nerves) and I could see some people feeling that way here, I liked how it was handled in a light, humorous way, in a nice change from a lot of later-series episodes.

As for the Klinger story, there were moments where it might have gone a bit far, but I did enjoy it overall, and it helped solidify the fun factor of the episode.

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