|#37 & 38 (Prod #166222-3) "The Cenotaph" Part 1 & 2
Teleplay By:: William Kelley (also #10, 18, 50 & part of 51)
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also # 5, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 42, 45-6))
First Broadcast: ABC, April 4, 1974 & April 11, 1974
Guest Stars: Stephen Gierasch, Michael Pataki, Robert Ridgley
Special Guest Star: Nancy Kwan
Regular Cast: David Carradine, Philip Ahn, Keye Luke, Radames Pera
- "Half of me." - Caine, when told he's Chinese
- "My masters are practical men. If a thing is not likely to improve one's priesthood, it is seldom discussed. And Shaolin priests have very little to do with being ravished, as a practical matter." - Caine
- "If you are Shaolin, you bear the marks of honor burned on your forearms." - said to Caine
- "A man does not die of caution." - Caine
- "I am in apprehension of what you will do next. It is seldom what you say you will do." - Caine
- "Compassion is the first rule of the Shaolin discipline." - Caine
- "I had never thought such feelings were even available to me." - Caine
- "I do not know." - Caine, when asked if he loves the lady
Pt. 2 -
- "What kind of a Christian are you, anyway?" - said to Caine
- "I strive for no thing. I strive to reach no place. Unless you could call the Tao a place." - Caine
- "My way is the Tao and I can find it again." - Caine
- "A Shaolin priest does not fight to the death unless there is no other way." - Caine
- ". . . your plan to work until dark has merit. But I believe by then we will be dead anyway." - Caine, somewhat frustrated
- "I am sorry." - Caine, when his opponent claims to be hurt
- "To die well, one must live well." - Caine
- "What a beautiful and gallant warrior. . . ." - about Caine
- "I could not bring myself to hurt him any more." - Caine, about opponent
- "You lied to me? Is that what I am to believe?" - Caine
- "'Something mysteriously formed,
(...)before heaven and earth.
(...)silence [and the void],
Standing alone, unchanging,
Ever present and in motion.
Perhaps it is the mother of ten thousand things.
I do not know its name.
I call it Tao.
For lack of a better word, I call it great.'
For lack of a better name, we call her Anna." - Caine, mostly quoting from TAO TE CHING Chapter 25 [F]
- "I cannot accept reward money. . . I had my reward, the burial of Anna White Eagle." - Caine
- The Emperor*1* (not yet crowned but perhaps already referred to as the Emperor) at the time of the flashback herein must have been in his early teens since it is years before the killing of the nephew and the Emperor*1* was dead by the time he was 19 in early 1875 (by which time Caine had been in America for some time).
- The concubine, who claims to be the favorite of the Emperor*1* speaks of a gift from the Dowager Empress and it was that Dowager Empress who was the real power in China for most of the last half of the 19th century.*1*
- The concubine also speaks of the Emperor*1* not minding if his concubines had other alliances. This is nonsense. The Emperor was not allowed to have concubines who were not Manchu and any child of a Manchu concubine could inherit the throne so such a person was guarded closely to make sure that any child she had was the child of the Emperor (for further information see the book Dragon Empress by Marina Warner 1972). The Dowager Empress herself had been a low ranking concubine, yet her son was to be Emperor.*1*