Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Robert Alda, father of series star Alan Alda, makes the first of two M*A*S*H guest appearances, here cast as the brilliant and famous Dr. Anthony Borelli. Arriving at the 4077th, Dr. Borelli is challenged to demonstrate his revolutionary arterial-transplant technique under wartime conditions. Unfortunately, three wars have taken an awful emotional toll on Borelli, and his heavy drinking gets the best of him before he is able to enter the O.R. "The Consultant" was first broadcast on January 21, 1975.