Is it just me or does Hawkeye inevitably get torn down in the episodes Alan Alda directs?
I’m watching Bottoms Up at the moment … you know, the one with Margaret’s alcoholic friend? And there’s that whole subplot with Hawkeye pulling that prank on Charles and the entire camp turns on him for…
(I just felt like reblogging this for other people to see instead of just replying.)
I haven’t got all the facts laid out in front of me, but I’m sure there is some episode where Hawkeye has a little “breakdown” that wasn’t written or directed by Alan Alda. But yes, Alan Alda did include a lot of emotion, feminism and character development into the episodes he wrote and/or directed.
The best thing is knowing that whenever something says “written by Alan Alda” or “directed by Alan Alda” you know shit’s about to go down and you know it’ll be great.