Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the conclusion of M*A*S*H's sixth-season opener, Margaret Houlihan (Loretta Swit) is already having problems with her marriage to Donald Penobscot, Major Frank Burns has gone AWOL, and Hawkeye (Alan Alda) and B.J. (Mike Farrell) have had a bellyful of Frank's brilliant but insufferably arrogant replacement, the aristocratic Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester II (David Ogden Stiers). Likewise discomfited is Winchester, especially when his temporary assignment to the 4077th threatens to become permanent. Originally telecast as a 60-minute "special", "Fade Out, Fade In has since been reedited as two half-hour episodes for syndication.