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The White Shadow: Pregnant Pause

Reese's chance at college is up in the air after learning that his girlfriend is expecting his baby. The others learn about it when Thorpe tells everybody.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 8102
Airdate: Monday January 01st, 1979

Director: Jackie Cooper
Writer: Steven Bochco

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Guest Stars
Gail Cameron
As Ms. Tyler
Naomi Caryl
As Nurse Haskell
Renn Woods
As Darlene Robinson
Episode Notes
Bellflower is an actually high school located in Bellflower, California. In fact the school houses both middle and high school students.

In a scene when Thorpe is about to say a four letter word that starts with S. It is bleeped out by a car honk. Interesting enough the writer of this episode-Steven Bochco, who would create NYPD Blue, a series where that word would be heard.

Product placement-Cheer and Pampers. They appear under different names in this episode.

Jefferson High School is seen playing the Carver. However Bellflower High School was the mentioned opponent for the team.

Thomas Jefferson High School is a real school in South Central Los Angeles.

is 16 years old

Episode Goofs
Reese is a Senior and yet returns for the second season.

When Darlene is talking to Sybil, she mentions that her mother survived. However the close caption states that she said surviving.

When the guys are showering, you can see that they are either wearing shorts or pants.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Paltrow
Executive ProducerBruce Paltrow
Staff WriterSteven Bochco
MusicFrank Denson
Art DirectorWilliam McAllister
Executive Story EditorMark Rubin
Warning: The White Shadow season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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