1/27/2022 10:03:20 PM
So the premise was it was a clerical error and instead of putting the deceased soldier's name, they put the doctor's name (Pierce in this case). Digger was waiting around for any dead body. Wouldn't he have already had the body of the patient that died while under Hawk's care? That's why this episode made very little sense to me.
1/29/2022 4:05:16 AM
We never knew who the real dead man was, and Digger had only gone to the 4077th to retrieve the body of the deceased based on the name that he had, which was Hawkeye's who turned out to be alive, so we don't know if the real dead person was one of Hawkeye's patient or not - not to mention, he explained to Hawkeye he needed a body - any body - to take back to the morque, or he'd be busted to an even worse position.
2/3/2022 11:30:29 AM
The whole Digger story was pretty odd/strange/weak/lame. A clown was needed for the episode and they figured a way to get their clown. If memory serves, he was a lieutenant, right? Why would an officer be doing that sort of work? The actor did a fine job with the material he was given, but the material was not good. I don't remember his name, but he shows up frequently in 70s/80s shows. Wasn't he a love interest of Bonnie Franklin's in One Day at a Time? Been decades since I've seen that show.
I wonder if the format was that you ALWAYS had to have a secondary storyline that tied into the primary. Sorry, that's the best reasoning I can find.
9/18/2022 1:55:06 AM
Richard Masur would be the actor, and yes he was on "One Day at a Time" for the entire first season and a handful of season 2 episodes. He portrayed David Kane in that series, he was the attorney who handled Ann Romano's divorce and David fell for Ann. I think David was more a "friend with benefits" to Ann where as David was full blown gone on Ann, in spite of their age differences...he was 26 she was 34.