SEAQUEST DSV "Whale Song" (TV episode)
Bridger is ordered to seek and destroy a renegade sub that has been sinking illegal whaling ships.
Scully takes law into his own hands, orders a torpedo attack that result in the deaths of illegal whalers and innocent cruise-ship tourists. But he also defends whales against illegal destruction, upholds laws ignored by agencies that should enforce them.
Man of strong convictions. Motivated by despair that the system is not protecting the whales. Believes that he must do so, that there are only victims or soldiers and that everyone makes their own choice of where to take a stand. Has burn scars on left of face and left hand (gloved) from explosion of his ship, when he was thought to have died. (Dates in obituary notice make Scully same age as JB.) Has known Bridger a long time, and well enough to manipulate him to make his escape. Has old whaling painting, ship model, and brass in his cabin. Lights a candle and prays after loss of ship.
Same theme as Hardcastle & Mc Cormick "She Ain't Deep But She Sure Runs Fast" (9/1985), also written by Patrick Hasburgh.
The second photo shown with the obituary (with dates) is JB's circa 1987-1995 resume 8 x 10 photo, somewhat cropped.
David Burke (Wiseguy) was an executive producer on this series, and many familiar faces from Wiseguy show up. See WORKED WITH.
Good scenes for JB include the bar scene and Scullys very intense confrontation with Bridger.
Has burn scars on left of face and also left hand, which he covers with a black glove. Clothes are layered for warmth, with sweatshirts, sweaters, jacket, and watch cap.
The last two scenes have a costume continuity error, with a blue sweatshirt in the last scene that should still be the blue sweater of the scene before.
"I'm a hero, and let me tell you something I've learned about heroism. It's often done by men who are frightened or stupid. I don't like to think of myself as stupid, Nathan, but I am frightened. For you, for me, the world, my seas, the whales, everything. So I'm willing to make the final sacrifice -- eternal damnation, so be it. Because that is heroism, Nathan. Knowing there is no return. Doing what you think is right, regardless."
About 11 minutes in 11 scenes throughout episode, including photos with obituary.