|#3 (Prod #166143) "Blood Brother"
Teleplay By:: Herman Miller (also #1 & 2)
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also pilot & #1, 2, 4, 16, 18 & 40)
First Broadcast: ABC, January 18, 1973
Guest Star: Clu Gulager,
Special Guest Star: John Anderson (also #33)
Co-starring: Scott Hylands, Kathleen Gackle, Kermit Murdoch, Robert Urich, Benson Fong (also pilot, #19 & 44), Richard Loo (also pilot & #23, 35, 48 & 50-51), Frank Michael Liu, Kam Yuen (#45 & 46, also Kung Fu co-ordinator for this episode and later Kung Fu advisor)
Regular Cast: David Carradine, Philip Ahn, Keye Luke, Radames Pera
[Revised and Expanded - April 12, 2004]
"The man who wrote it is my brother." (-Caine asking for information on one of the letters his grandfather gave him from his brother: when the postman looks at him with disbelief, Caine adds) "My half-brother."
- "'Enough!' -Caine, interfering with the harassment of another man from China.
'Why, what did you say?' (One of the harassers can't believe anyone from China would stand up to the group.)
'He has had enough...'
'All right boys. Back up. Gently.' -a man from the town stopping the situation.
'Did you hear what he said?'
'Heard it, memorized it, and filed it away.'" -the man who broke up the situation
- "What I did was little enough. It is I who am grateful for your hospitality." -Caine, on helping someone
- "What is 'trespass?' ...I meant no offense.... I seek no trouble.... I hear what you say." -Caine, when accused of trespassing and then asked if he understands a demand that he leave town.
- "It is a Shaolin way that only one may step upward into the mysteries of the order at this time.... A contest has been arranged between you in which you are enjoined to strive your utmost.... Your friendship and your compassion, do you both honor, but the ancient ways carry purpose and may not be foreborne." -Master Kan
- "What has happened may happen again." -Caine
- "You are a man. You must be angry. To hide such a feeling is to increase its force a thousand times." -Caine
- "He is a priest of the Shaolin Temple. A Shaolin priest can walk through walls. It is said that listened for he cannot be heard; looked for he cannot be seen; felt he cannot be touched." -about Caine and others like him.
- "'You wish me to go?' -Caine
'I wish you never had come.' -someone frightened of the fact that Caine stands up for himself instead of just accepting what the bullies do.
'A man cannot live his whole life in fear.'
'What have you to fear. You're a Shaolin priest. If I had your strength---'
'You have. Only look for it.'" -Caine
- "You are both enjoined by your vows to do your utmost." -Master Kan to Caine and another disciple as they prepare to fight, knowing they are friends
Pilot & First Season
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- "'Have you learned nothing?' -Caine asks the head of a Chinese family living in a small town.
'You are new to this country. You must understand. No jury will indite a white man for what has been done to one of our people.'
'Yet you must appear.... If you stay away, it will be an acceptance of things as they are. If you appear at the inquest your very presence will be a demand for justice. The presence of your son, your wife, and your daughter, will be worth even more.'
'You ask me to subject my family to shame? To hurt? For what reason?'
'How can they find safety in a fortress whose walls will burn; whose windows cannot stop a bullet; whose doors will yield to anyone with the strength to force them? How can you hide, when the more you remain unseen, the more they will feel free to seek you out?'" -Caine
- "You tell a man he is something less than a man and say it often enough, and even he will believe it. The price he pays is easy to see. The price you pay is hidden, but it is just as deep." -Caine
- "Do not clutch at pain and pain will pass.... In my country we say there is a time for each to die. It is not the death that is so drear but the fear of death. Fear is the darkness.... At the end what remains is not riches, not structures of stone but remembrances of those few people we have joined spirits with." -a man who had studied at the Shaolin Temple
- "'The father learns from the son.'
'But the father learns. It is perhaps enough.'" -Caine