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. As a consequence, the script was quickly revised and Robert Firth
- who had portrayed Riley Causland in the previous season - was brought in to take the fatal bullet. In an odd twist of fate, Dryer's friend 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.