The final episode of MASH, titled “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen,” aired on February 28, 1983, and was watched by a record-breaking 105.9 million viewers. The episode marked the end of the beloved television series, which had run for 11 seasons and had become one of the most iconic shows in television history. What made the final episode of MASH so special was the way it brought closure to the many storylines and characters that had been developed over the show’s 11-year run. The episode takes place during the final days of the Korean War, as the doctors and nurses of the 4077th prepare to say goodbye to each other and return to their lives back home. The episode is notable for its emotional depth and complexity, as it deals with heavy themes like war, loss, and the struggle to find meaning and purpose in life. The characters are forced to confront their deepest fears and regrets, and many are left wondering what the future holds for them once they leave Korea. One of the most powerful moments in the episode comes when Hawkeye, the show’s protagonist, has a mental breakdown and is forced to confront the trauma he has experienced […] read more