Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Laid-back army psychiatrist Sidney Freedman (Allan Arbus) pays a return visit to the genial insanity of the 4077th. Joining the camp's never-ending poker game, Freedman never quite gets on a winning streak thanks to constant interruptions, not least of which is the ceaseless flow of incoming wounded. Elsewhere, Radar (Gary Burghoff) literally bumps into a Korean con artist (Jerry Fujikawa), who makes his living as an accident victim, Hawkeye (Alan Alda) and Trapper (Wayne Rogers) perform another of their unauthorized operations, and a distraught soldier (John Ritter) goes gunning for Frank (Larry Linville). Edward Winter, later seen as paranoid CIA officer Col. Flagg, is here cast as Captain Halloran. "Deal Me Out" first aired on December 8, 1973.