I think Alda is really great here. His face in the first cap is just so sad. And he just lets out all this anger and emotion that is born of Radar being hurt there and his own feelings of never being able to do enough, but goes deeper, I think. He handles a quite bad situation really badly.
I love how everyone just turns on him and yells at him after he upsets Radar. This is their main character, the guy who is the most popular with the audience and they weren’t afraid to write him yelling at his injured friend. Sure, Hawkeye isn’t a bad guy at the end of the episode, but they give you a different side to his personality that isn’t as dominant but is still there.
I love the calmness and non-judgemental quality to BJ as a character. He’s the only one who doesn’t tell Hawkeye what a terrible person he is because unlike the others who hear Radar and other accounts of what’s happened, he see’s Hawkeye’s account of it and see’s his remorse.
this was such a great episode. I’ve watched it twice in a row, srlsy.
Good old BJ. Traeger is one of the most obnoxious guys who ever visited the camp, and he and Hawkeye butted heads the whole time, but Hawkeye barely hesitates when he realises how badly BJ’s injury is and that he can’t help him as well as Traeger will be able too.
That, BJ threatens the man about to operate on him for implying his better than Hawkeye (even though Hawkeye has pretty much just admitted that himself) is one of the things that makes their friendship so special.