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 on 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 Bear is behind for the throne. Bear doesn't want his 17-year-old kid Charlie to join the family business, instead he tells him he will go to 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. He 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. It took 4 bullets and the sudden appearance of a UFO to kill him.
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