M*A*S*H/Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead

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Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead
Season 10, Episode 10
Airdate January 4, 1982
Production Number 1G07
Writer(s) Alan Alda
Director(s) Alan Alda
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Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead is the tenth episode of the tenth season of M*A*S*H, and the two-hundred and twenty-fourth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Kario Salem (Pt. James Weston), Randall Patrick (Hicks), Jeff Tyler (Soldier), Perren Page (Driver)


Plot Overview

Klinger has a High Fever.The Doctors move desperately to find a cure for his Fever.Meanwhile,the 4077 has a barrage of wounded Soldiers brought into the Camp.One of the Soldiers,a Private James Weston is brought in with injuries so bad that he dies just as he nis placed on the stretcher.Though dead in body,he is alive in spirit when he arises from his Body.Only Klinger with his high Fever can see,and communicate with Westons spirit.Weston says that he does'nt feel dead,and does'nt know why.The purpose of Westons spiritual state will become clear to him,and he will soon make his departure to another World.The Doctor would find a cure to Klingers illness.He awakes healthy,and inquirers about Weston,to which the Doctors ask "Who"?


Arc Advancement



Hawkeye,B.J.,Colonel Potter,Margaret,Charles,Klinger,Father Mulcahy,Private Weston,and Hicks.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

By the end of his earthly presence,Weston is escorted by another deceased Soldier to another place,one that is unknown.

Memorable Moments

Klinger seeing the Spirit of Weston arise from his Stretcher.Hawkeye,B.J.,and Charles toasting to War.Weston trying to talk to the 4077th Personel.Weston walking away with another Spirit to a Place unknown.The look on Klingers face as he tries to find out about Weston.