M*A*S*H 4X01 (Welcome to Korea) is prolly the best character relationship building episode.
We get to know BJ, we get to see Hawk missing Trap and hurting, we get to see (what I interpret as) the boys flirting with one another, we get to see BJ getting all of the experiences of Korea in mere hours, and we get to see Hawk comforting him, holding his head while he gets sick saying (I know, and I’m sorry. I know it’s not my fault but I’m sorry. Sorry that good people with families like you are here, sorry that you have to see this, sorry that all of this is happening) and we get to see a connection, a friendship between a man who’s scared and confused and in need of someone to hold his hand and a man who’s angry and lonely a hurt and in need of someone to fix that.
Frank never stood a chance with BJ. From the moment he and Hawk brought Radar into that officer’s club and bounced off of each other so beautifully BJ was hooked, you could see it. And from the moment Hawk took his hand and helped him through that field, BJ’s loyalty would only ever be to Hawkeye.
Chapters: 14/14 Fandom: MASH (TV) Rating: Explicit Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Father Francis Mulcahy/Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, “Trapper” John McIntyre/Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, Father Francis Mulcahy/Original Male Character Characters: Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, Father Francis Mulcahy, B. J. Hunnicutt, Sherman Potter, Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, Maxwell Klinger, Charles Emerson Winchester III, Trapper John McIntyre (mentioned), Original Male Character(s), Sidney Freedman, Daniel Pierce (MASH) Additional Tags: Manicures & Pedicures, Massage, Foot Massage, Korean War, Priests, Implied Relationships, Comfort, Fluff, Past Relationship(s), Developing Relationship, Secret Relationship, Mutual Masturbation, Wet Clothing, Rain, Blow Jobs, Backstory, First Kiss, First Love, Love Confessions, Confessions, Religious Guilt, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Fluff and Angst, defrocking, Kissing, Breaking Celibacy Vows, First Time, Nervousness, Hand Jobs, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Episode: s11e16 Goodbye Farewell and Amen, Break Up, Mental Breakdown, Closure, Double Entendre Summary:
Hawkeye and Father Mulcahy’s experiment leads to something more. Rating for later chapters.
Read this. It’s a wonderful fic right up there with crandall’s saga, “"wages and gin” (sorry if I got the name wrong.. Oops). I will add more recs to share today for all of the wonderful fics I have read from my favorite fandoms. I love you guys!