During season 3, the producers decided to kill off Sgt. Bernie Terwilliger, played by James Whitmore Jr.
When Fred Dryer
got wind of his fellow actor's demise, he objected. The script was quickly revised and Robert Firth
, who had played Riley Causland in the previous season, was brought in to take the fatal bullet. In an odd twist of fate, Whitmore ended up directing the sequences. See more
All these years, I wondered who you were, what you were like. I wondered if I was anything like you. I just wanted to know who my father was.
Well, now you know. You should also know that you've had a father for the past 17 years. A good man. A man that's loved you, raised you, given you a good home, worried about you. I think that's a pretty good definition of fatherhood.