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While Trapper and Gonzo work with a deranged Vietnam veteran, memories of the past flood back to both doctors. Meanwhile, Stanley tries to find ways to save on his taxes. After being attacked by a deranged Vietnam veteran in the hospital where he is a cardiac patient, an acid-tongued poet (portrayed by James Coco) is assisted by Dr. Gonzo Gates (Gregory Harrison), Dr. Riverside, Norse Rippies Brancus and Trapper (Pernell Roberts.) Trapper John and Gonzo try to keep a deranged Vietnam vet, who shot a poet, from being locked away until they can figure out why he did it.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: V-403
Airdate: Sunday September 30th, 1979

Director: Murray Golden
Writer: Don Brinkley

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Guest Stars
Byron MorrowByron Morrow
As Dr. Schoenberg
Cynthia WollCynthia Woll
As Poetess
David HuffmanDavid Huffman
As Maxwyn
Frank Coppola (1)Frank Coppola (1)
As Anesthesiologist
James CocoJames Coco
As Jennings
Richard BalinRichard Balin
As Collins
Main Cast
Pernell Roberts
As Dr. John Francis Xavier 'Trapper' McIntyre
Warning: Trapper John, M.D. season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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