We're more than happy for you to link to our site! It helps us out when more people visit If you'd like to link to a particular show just right-click on the actual show date to bookmark or copy a link to a segment on that particular show Copying the date-specific link location will help your visitors find the exact spot on our always changing LISTEN page Thanks for spreading the love! For additional information please refer to our Copyright Policy This site collects cookies only through the third-party advertising of Google Ads No other cookies are stored. The conflict between a desire for anonymity and a sense of social responsibility is conveyed through the frequent use of flashbacks In these flashbacks the adult Caine (Carradine) recalls a particular lesson during his training in the monastery taught to him by Master Po and Master Kan During the concluding four episodes of the third and final season Caine found not only his brother Daniel but his nephew Zeke. Caine is humble intelligent inquisitive and usually very soft-spoken His only known pastimes are the playing of a bamboo flute and meditation Caine is fluent in both Cantonese and English He is also skilled in herbalism and healing Love life As Caine explained to his brother in the last episode of the series "Full Circle" the Shaolin life "is not one of restriction" As a matter of fact Caine frequently had romantic relationships with women and even contemplated on at least two occasions. One of his first instructors was the blind master named Po (Keye Luke) Po considered Caine his favorite pupil and behaved more like an elderly grandfather Caine was given the nickname "Grasshopper" by Master Po; the reference was from an exchange where the still ignorant young Caine asked the old blind master how he could function without seeing Po asked Caine to close his eyes and describe what he could hear Caine explained that he could hear the water flowing in a nearby fountain and birds in a nearby cage Po then asked if Caine could hear his own heartbeat or the grasshopper at his feet (Caine hadn't noticed the insect until that moment) Incredulous Caine asked Po "Old man – how is it that you hear these things?" Po's reply was "Young man how is it that you do not?" From that point on Po affectionately called Caine "Grasshopper". The Zhangzhou accented pronunciation of the characters most closely match the English spelling of Caine's name However in the series Caine attended the Shaolin Temple in Henan province where the priests likely spoke Mandarin. Caine's training involved both armed and unarmed combat He was also tutored in eastern philosophy and herbal medicine Upon graduation he attained the rank of Shaolin Master Caine exited the school via a special corridor designed as a last test Barring the exit was a hot iron cauldron with the figures of a dragon on one side and a tiger on the other By lifting the cauldron with his forearms the graduate branded himself with the figures The newly initiated master thus bore an imprint on the inside of each of his forearms signifying his new status On several occasions these scars identified him as a Shaolin monk to those familiar with Chinese culture.
Synopsis[Edit] Orphaned after his maternal grandfather's death Caine eventually found himself outside the local Shaolin temple along with other hopeful candidates After waiting patiently for several days Caine and the few other remaining candidates were taken inside the temple where only Caine passed a subtle test in manners Although taking a student of mixed parentage into the order was unprecedented the head monk Master Kan (Philip Ahn) sagely noted "There is a first for everything," and welcomed Caine. Question: Even though Rev Hawkes was found innocent should this incident and the judges comments be enough for him to reconsider being in spiritual leadership? Should his church ask him to resign or at the very least put him on a leave of absence? Or was this “indiscretion” so long ago that the phrase “but by the grace of God go I” applies here? In the waning days of her relationship with David Carradine Barbara Hershey appeared in a season three two-part episode "Besieged" She played the role of Nan Chi a half-Chinese half-Caucasian woman who wanted to become a disciple of the Shaolin She and Kwai Chang clearly fall in love but the relationship is never consummated as Kwai Chang still a disciple in this flashback episode did not lose his virginity until after he had left the monastery as previously depicted in the second season Nan Chi is mortally wounded while saving Kwai Chang's life As she lies dying she asks Caine to pretend with her that they are married and have a child He says "Only live Nan Chi and it will. Following his induction into the order Caine then lived in the temple until adulthood mastering many of the fighting forms and lessons taught by the Shaolin monks (Crane Snake Praying Mantis Tiger and Dragon) At one point during his training he was shown the various forms and Master Kan explained that it may take half a lifetime to master one of the forms Later while in the US when asked by a student which forms he teaches Caine's response was "All of them" (a tribute to Master Kan who had answered young Caine similarly when asked the same question).
In the first episode "King of the Mountain" Lara Parker plays a widowed ranch owner with whom Caine finds employment She offers him money for his labors but he refuses saying that all he needs is food and place to sleep She presses him and insists there must be more he needs (i.e sex) It is subtly implied that she eventually supplies what he needs It is also implied that she is attracted by the "tattoos" on his forearms In the episode "The Tide" Caine falls in love with Su Yen played by Tina Chen the daughter of a philosopher and author with whom Caine is familiar It turns out that Su Yen however seeks to trade Caine to the Emperor in exchange for her father who is imprisoned. Caine takes employment from Ellie a widowed ranch owner who does not feel that food and a place to sleep is enough compensation for all that Caine has done for her Thus Caine has sexual relations with her In this third-season episode "A Small Beheading" Ellie is played by Rosemary Forsyth. In the fourth episode of season three ("A Small Beheading") Captain Brandywine Gage (played by William Shatner) presents Caine with a scroll written in Chinese As the camera pans down the scroll the Chinese characters for Caine's name appear for the first time in the series:
In the Shaolin arts monks live in temples and most stay their entire life Once they become masters and leave the temple they are referred to as Priests In real world Shaolin both monks and priests shave their heads and remain celibate Western audiences might have expected that such a character had taken a vow of chastity but that was apparently not true in Caine's case as he frequently had intimate relations with women throughout the series