China Beach: Season 3


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 20

The Unquiet Earth

McMurphy and K.C. are kidnapped by the Viet Cong and taken underground into a warren of tunnels, where their captors expect McMurphy to operate on their wounded leader.

2 Sep 27

Skin Deep

McMurphy uses a little guilt and a little blackmail to get a reluctant K.C. to visit a wounded soldier whose face has been badly disfigured. Holly, the new doughnut dolly, chal…

3 Oct 04

Dear China Beach

Dodger is left with an Amerasian baby that is supposedly his son; McMurphy makes a poor patient when she comes down with dysentery; and Holly badgers everyone into answering th…

4 Oct 11

Who's Happy Now?

Dr. Richard worries over a craniotomy that has permanently altered a patient’s mental capacity; Lila faces an inspection that will determine if she gets a key promotion;…

5 Oct 25

Independence Day

China Beach celebrates a soggy Independence Day with Boonie and Holly trying to keep everyone’s spirits up, McMurphy dealing with a love struck private as she tries to so…

6 Nov 08


K.C. avoids dealing with unpleasant memories of her father stirred up by a trunk of his belongings; Dr. Richard faces his ex-wife’s remarriage with a ““black…

7 Nov 15

With a Little Help From My Friends

Holly is shaken when it appears that Hang is connected to the VC and has been using their friendship to gain information; Frankie is seriously injured by a booby trap; and McMu…

8 Nov 22

China Men

Dodger and Hyers square off after a battlefield incident; McMurphy spends an uncomfortable evening with Dr. Bernard’s sophisticated civilian friends; and Boonie gets a su…

9 Nov 29

How to Stay Alive in Vietnam (1)

Beckett and a civilian photographer temporarily join Dodger’s patrol; McMurphy gets to know a wounded POW.

10 Dec 06

How to Stay Alive in Vietnam (2)

The wounded Cambodian POW befriended by McMurphy is taken away by the South Vietnamese for interrogation as the photographer Cat pursues the story of…

11 Jan 03


McMurphy finds herself caught up in a triangle affair with Dr. Bernard and Vinnie; Holly tells Boonie how she feels about him; and Lila copes with the disappointment of losing…

12 Jan 10


K.C. feels responsible for the death of a Vietnamese prostitute she sent out and takes things into her own hands when Otis refuses to investigate the matter.

13 Jan 17


Dodger reaches the limit of his endurance and decides to leave Vietnam and faces a mountain of paperwork as he tries to get permission to take his Amerasian son home with him.<…

14 Jan 30

Holly's Choice

Holly has had an abortion and as her friends at China Beach try to deal with it, the circumstances that led up to it are gradually revealed.

15 Feb 07

The Rumor of Peace

China Beach reacts to the rumors of peace floated by Beckett and Frankie during their pirate radio broadcast.

16 Feb 14


McMurphy is in an emotional and ethical turmoil when she delivers Vinnie’s buddy from death but he falls into a terminal coma; and Frankie finds herself in charge of a sq…

17 Feb 28

The Thanks of a Grateful Nation

Dodger tries to reintegrate his life as a civilian but finds himself drifting as he tries to make sense of his experiences in Vietnam.

18 Mar 14


A pair of ballroom dancers bring a note of grace and harmony to the uneasy relationship between McMurphy and Dr. Richard while completing a mysterious mission of their own.

19 Mar 21


K.C. finds herself in the middle of a C.I.A. assassination plot, and dependent on McMurphy to vouch for her innocence.

20 Apr 16


In November 1966, fairly new guys Colleen McMurphy and Dr. Richard find themselves learning the ropes when they arrive at China Beach.

21 Apr 23

The Gift

McMurphy finds herself under suspicion when a wounded G.I. she doesn’t remember names her as his beneficiary. Lila has mixed feelings about an old friend who now outranks…

22 Apr 30

Strange Brew

With everyone else away for a distant USO show, K.C. and McMurphy indulge in an alcoholic binge that takes them to a dreamy landscape where a Native A…

About China Beach

‘China Beach’ was a popular show that aired from April 26, 1988 to July 22, 1991. The show was about a group of nurses just trying to do their jobs in Vietnam

TV series introduces the people of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam, 1967 who include cool but callous Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, singer Laurette Barber, and cynical civilian worker/prostitute K.C. Koloski trying to deal with the horrors of war which are never far away from the base and dealing with their own individual lives.