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The 4077th "bugs out" (pack up and leave) after news that the Chinese are going to attack. However, Hawkeye, B.J., and Margaret can't leave since they're in the middle of an important surgery and decide to stay despite the potential attack.
This episode marks the promotion of the character of Father Mulcahy to series regular. William Christopher now appears in the opening credits of the show.
This episode was a special season premiere. It has a running time of 50 minutes, 5 seconds, to fit into a one hour time-slot.