Otto Gerhardt - Father
March 24, 1979
Shot in the head by Lou Solverson
|Bear Gerhardt Gallery|
- "It doesn't matter what you mean. It's what you do."
- ―Bear Gerhardt
Bear Gerhardt is the third born son to Otto and Floyd Gerhardt - after eldest Elron (killed serving for America in Korea War), and Dodd Gerhardt.
Appearance - Bear is well, a Bear of a man both physically and in apearance. Even after taking a kill shot to the neck and a couple body shots in the penultimate episode (Ep 9 - The Castle) Bear keeps going for Lou Solverson. Early in the series , he is shown eating food from source in the kitchen with bare hands, and food in beard, like a barbarian/caveman. His dress style is that of a bludgeoning woodsmen who cares not for fancy jewellery and clothes.
Personality - Unlike elder brother and heir to the throne Dodd, Bear is happy for 'Mom' Floyd to take the reins after Otto's stroke, but ulterior motives could be due to a heated sibling rivalry with Dodd, who he comes behind in line for the throne. Bear doesn't want his 17-year-old kid Charlie to join the family business, instead wishes for him to have a full education in college. He shows a more tender side for his son when he learns Dodd sent Charlie out on a hit to kill the Butcher. He also appears highly articulate when he speaks - but the threat of violence always lurks within as seen when he executes Simone. He also appeared to struggle with Simone's execution, and after he pulled the trigger and returned to his pick-up truck, he smashed off his plaster cast on the bonnet - tears visible in his eyes as he drove home. Bear had the makings of a boss - he displayed knowledge, restraint and control. He was shown to be incredibly resistant, surviving four bullet shots, one of which clipped his ear off.
To be added.
- 201 - Waiting for Dutch
- 202 - Before the Law
- 203 - The Myth of Sisyphus
- 204 - Fear and Trembling
- 205 - The Gift of the Magi
- 206 - Rhinoceros
- 207 - Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
- 209 - The Castle
- 210 - Palindrome
- Mr. Washington - Shot to death. (Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
- Two Kansas City Mafia members - Shot to death. (Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
- Simone Gerhardt - Shot. (Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
- Darnell - Shot. (Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
- Jeb Cheney - Shot. (The Castle
To be added.
|Season 2 characters|
|Main||Ed Blumquist • Floyd Gerhardt • Hank Larsson • Lou Solverson • Peggy Blumquist|
|Recurring||Bear Gerhardt • Ben Schmidt • Betsy Solverson • Constance Heck • Dodd Gerhardt • Gibson • |
Hanzee Dent • Joe Bulo • Karl Weathers • Kellerman • Mike Milligan • Irma Mundt • Jeb Cheney •
Otto Gerhardt • Ricky G • Ronald Reagan • Rye Gerhardt • Simone Gerhardt • Skip Sprang