(01x13) 013 - Edwina

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(01x13) 013 - Edwina

Post by RJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:39 am

Use this thread to discuss episode 01x13, Edwina.

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Re: (01x13) 013 - Edwina

Post by Ferret Face » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:58 am

When I rewatched the series a couple years ago (I've since rewatched the series again, and am starting another, slower rewach, lol), I've noticed something while going through this season. The season as a whole may have been a bit mixed, with some episodes I loved, and others I didn't really care for, but even my least favorite episodes had their own moments that help make it worth it IMO. Honestly, this episode was (and still is) the most trying for me from this season, but it still kind of holds true to that.

The thing about this episode is that Edwina (actually very well played by Arlene Golonka), as well as the reactions from people around her (especially Hawkeye), bring out a very cringey awkwardness that makes this hard to watch. However, there were some good moments sprinkled throughout. For example, Trapper's reaction after Nurse Cutler and the other nurses come into the swamp after they drew straws. The date at the end was a kind of weird mix of those cringey moments and some genuinely funny moments. I also liked Hawkeye's interpretation of why she was like that.

It's still probably my least favorite of the season though, despite those decent moments.

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Re: (01x13) 013 - Edwina

Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:36 pm

This is one of the few episodes of M*A*S*H that, to me, feels less like an episode of M*A*S*H, and more like an entry in an anthology series, with putting so much focus on the guest character, and as such, that makes it such a weak episode, IMO. It is amusing, however, seeing the infamous casanova of the 4077th basically forced into trying to charm such a socially awkward klutz, and the disasterous results that ensue with their date in the Swamp later that evening . . . the setup, of which, I really enjoy, what with the musical interlude making it seem like both Hawkeye and Edwina are being prepared for a big duel or something, lol.

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Re: (01x13) 013 - Edwina

Post by Mr Kwong » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:13 pm

After a couple of solid efforts in "I hate a mystery" and "Germ Warfare", "Edwina" is most definitely a step backward. The second act is downright cringeworthy at times with the silly bullfight music and the slapstick clumsiness.

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