Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In this opening episode of M*A*S*H's second season, Hawkeye (Alan Alda) is temporarily appointed the commanding officer of the 4077th. Now that he has to deal with the many burdens and responsibilities usually shouldered by Col. Potter (Harry Morgan), Hawk undergoes a profound metamorphosis from his self-described "cringing chicken" persona. Trivia buffs will note that this is the episode in which the formerly clean-shaven B.J. (Mike Farrell) finally sprouts his familiar facial hair.