Well, the Iraqi elections went off without a hitch (well, relatively speaking…these days “a few dozen casualties” and a couple suicide car bombs is a pretty good day in Iraq, although I’m glad I didn’t have to withstand similar circumstances at my Nashville polling location on Nov. 2), and we are now entering a monumental era of history. Or maybe we were already in one. I'm not really sure.
This is exciting and all, but I have an issue of much more pressing concern. Last night, I watched the final episode of M*A*S*H
season three, in which Lt. Col. Henry Blake (played by McLean Stevenson) leaves the show. He is discharged from the army and sent home, but in a surprise ending, his plane is shot down over Japan and he never makes it back to his wife and kids. WHY?!? According to IMDB
, this “twist” was kept from the cast until it was time to film to scene. Radar runs into the operating room to tell everyone what happened and then bursts into tears. The cast’s wrap-up party was cancelled because everyone was too sad to celebrate. McLean Stevenson drove straight home immediately after filming the scene. WHY? Why did he die? He could have left the show and just gone back to America to live with his family! I feel like I did the day I found my goldfish, Giggles, floating upside down in her bowl and when I showed my mom, she flushed it down the toilet. Where did Giggles go? Why did Henry Blake die? Life is unfair!
Also, they left Frank Buns in charge of the 4077. Great, now I’m going to have to run out and buy Season Four to see when Col. Potter will arrive and make things okay again.