Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 6 Recap
YoYo was still bleeding from his crotch as he made it to the ground from a tree. An Italian family came upon him and took him in. Despite no one around him speaking English, the doctor was able to confirm for him that his testicles were all right. YoYo started flirting with one of the daughters of the man who was hosting him. Soon, the army came after him and brought him back to the base.
Doc Daneeka told him he was lucky. The bullet missed his testicles and only tore through the soft tissue between them. If he had lost a testicle, he would’ve been sent home. Though Milo was in Togo, he’d sent a gift for YoYo: a pair of flowy, shiny pants.
YoYo went to Cathcart, who now shared his office with Major Major, so that he could honor the deal. Since he was asking to be sent home for a medical issue, YoYo had to go back to Daneeka. He convinced the doctor to go to Scheisskopf and be creative with how he described YoYo’s situation. Scheisskopf called his bluff, and YoYo had to drop his pants for inspection. He had to continue flying missions. What’s more, Nurse Duckett had gone home.
The New Kid
Since YoYo was now a captain, the new radio-gunner, Snowden, reported to him before a mission. He was nervous, but YoYo said some reassuring words to him. Unfortunately, during the mission, Snowden was hit, and YoYo tried to save him. He died with YoYo covered in his blood.
YoYo took off all of his clothes and screamed on the airfield. He wandered the base naked with blood on him, and the Chaplain asked if he was okay. YoYo explained that the blood wasn’t his, but the new kid had died. The Chaplain held a service for Snowden while YoYo watched from a tree, naked. Milo came to see him and told him that Orr was alive in Sweden.
When another new kid arrived at his tent, he wordlessly hugged him close.
General Dreedle, the commanding officer for the entire European theater, was at Pianosa for a parade. He would be handing out Distinguished Flying medals. YoYo showed up with only his hat on. When Dreedle questioned why, he explained he simply didn’t want to wear clothes. While Scheisskopf promised to punish him, Dreedle pointed out that YoYo won a medal and didn’t care if he wanted to receive it naked. He pinned the medal to Yossarian’s hat.
At the end of the episode, we saw YoYo in his spot on the plane as usual. He was naked and still dropping bombs.
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