Wednesday, March 16, 2011



It could be that Tom Willis, the father of George Jefferson's daughter-in-law, had a brother who was a captain in the 'N.Y.P.D.' tactical squad. But just because they looked alike doesn't mean they had to be identical twins. There could have been a few years between them.

As seen in the episode "Fast Gun"

The reason Tom never mentioned this brother to 'The Jeffersons', or why the brother never stopped by to visit, could be because the 'N.Y.P.D.' captain passed away a few years before we met Tom, perhaps even in the line of duty.

He shows up later in an episode entitled "The Patriots"
but now he was working a desk job and Lt. Mike Haines had to answer to him, so he was probably still a captain. If he did die in the line of duty, it may have been due to a coronary from all the agita brought on by the job.......

Franklin Cover played Tom Willis and the Captain......


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