Bernstein

Daniel Bernstein

Portrayed by David Packer

Appearances in:

TELEVISION:

  • V: The Original Miniseries
  • V: The Final Battle
  • NOVELS:

  • V: The Original Novelization
  • TIMELINE 1:

    Daniel is the son of Stanley and Lynn Bernstein and the grandson of Abraham Bernstein. When the Visitors invaded the first time, Daniel was a young screw up. He lost a lot of jobs, and was defiant towards any authority. Drifting and aimless, he had a major crush on neighbor Robin Maxwell. When the Visitors announced the Visitor Youth Program, Daniel was excited to join. He rose quickly through the ranks, and began to assert certain authorities at home, such as drinking in front of his parents, and polishing his laser pistol.

    Daniel became jealous though as he noticed that Robin had a crush on his superior officer, Brian. He let it slip quickly and not too subtly that he ‘hoped Robin was okay given that her father was a scientist.’

    Not too long afterwards, Daniel made the discovery that the Maxwells were hiding in his family’s pool house, when he found Robin in his house late one night. He came onto her again, but just as quickly stopped, realizing that her mind was on Brian.

    His arrogance grew when the next day he celebrated with his family and offered champagne for a special occasion. He announced his engagement to Robin Maxwell. His father asked what she had thought of it and Daniel admitted that Robin knew nothing about it yet, but that he wanted her, and that he got what he wanted, or else he’d turn their family in.

    Daniel tried to forcibly take Robin from the pool house despite her struggles and her father’s struggles. Stanley intervened and threw his son into the pool to cool him off. Daniel pulled his laser on his father, but then calmed down and stormed off.

    Daniel then informed his superiors about the Maxwell, after getting Brian to promise not to take his family in. But of course the Visitors lied. All of them were taken in for questioning.

    Daniel sat alone in his house, starting to realize what he had done when Brian came in to apologize. It was his superiors who made that decision, and that his parents would be coming home soon. His grandfather was not doing well though and no promises could be made. In addition, Brian offered Daniel a promotion to his second in command as well as a reward from Diana. Daniel quickly forgot his guilt and was excited about the future.

    He later learned from his parents that his grandfather never made it.

    Nine months later, Daniel is in charge of the Los Angeles Visitor Youth Program underneath Brian. Mostly though he tends to smoke pot and lead through intimidation. A bully through and through. When on duty, he met a young nurse named Maggie Blodgett who in reality, was a spy working with the resistance.

    During the L.A. Medical Center Announcement, Daniel was on guard and ended up firing the shot at an ambulance carrying Fred King and Julie Parrish. He was able to apprehend Julie for Diana.

    Not too long after, Daniel was working in the L.A. Visitor Headquarters, when Diana planned on bringing important prisoners to Earth. Maggie was able to pump Daniel for information on how it was going to happen and when.

    The night of the prisoner transfer, Daniel thought for certain that he recognized one of the cleaning ladies, but couldn’t quite place it. It was Ruby, the old friend of his grandfather.

    After the attack, when Ruby made her way upstairs, Daniel realized she had been part of the diversionary efforts by putting out the lights. Daniel took her prisoner, and tore her disguise of. He recognized Ruby at that point and Ruby dropped the act.

    Ruby appealed to the little boy in Daniel, the young boy who used to come around her house for baked goods. Daniel warned her not to go, but Ruby tried to walk away, not believing Daniel would shoot.

    He shot her in the back, killing her.

    After the discovery of the red dust, the resistance needed a Visitor guinea pig, so it was natural with Maggie still cavorting with Daniel, that they target Brian. Maggie sets it all up and the resistance came away with Brian. The resistance then called on Brian’s superior, Steven to claim that it had been Daniel who had set him up.

    Daniel was taken before Steven, who proceeded to sentence him to death. Daniel was last seen being taken away by Visitor food technicians.

    TIMELINE 2:

    There was no mention of what happened to Daniel after he joined the Friends of the Visitors which evolved into the Teammates.

    Abraham Bernstein

    Portrayed by: Leonardo Cimino

    Appearances in:

    TELEVISION:

  • V: The Original MIniseries
  • NOVELS:

  • V: The Original Novelization
  • TIMELINE 1:

    Father of Stanley Bernstein. Father-in-law of Lynn Bernstein. Grandfather of Daniel Bernstein. Abraham was an old Jewish survivor of Hitler’s concentration camps where he lost his wife. When the Visitors invaded the first time, he lived with his son’s family and was close friends with Ruby Engels (Brown).

    He was suspicious of the Visitors intentions from the get-go. Before anyone else, he saw the parallels between 1938 in Berlin, and this Visitor regime. As more and more pieces fell into place such as the scientist conspriacy, and the Friends of the Visitors popped up, the more he grew distasteful of the Visitors.

    When a neighbor’s family, the Maxwells, need a place to hide, Abraham offered up the Bernstein pool house. Stanley, his son first disagreed with him and wasn’t going to allow it until Abraham gave him a heartfelt speech informing his son for the first time that his mother didn’t have a heart attack in the box car like he had been told, but had made it to the camp and died in the showers. Abraham offered that if only someone had given then a place to hide. Stanley was convinced.

    Walking around town, he found some teens vandalizing a ‘Visitors are our Friends’ poster, when he intervened and taught them to spray a big red V over the poster, for victory, inspiring the symbol of the resistance everywhere.

    Soon after, Abraham was shocked and disgusted when his grandson threatened to turn the Maxwells in unless Robin agreed to marry him. Realizing that Daniel was going to turn them in, Abraham camped out in the pool house and accepted that the aliens were going to arrest him.

    Abraham never returned home and it is implied that he was killed on the mothership.

    Lynn Bernstein

    Portrayed by: Bonnie Bartlett, unknown

    Apperances in:

    TELEVISION:

  • V: The Original Miniseries
  • V: The Final Battle
  • NOVELS:

  • : The Original Novelization
  • TIMELINE 1:

    Lynn is the wife of Stanley, the daughter-in-law of Abraham, and mother of Daniel Bernstein. When the Visitors first invaded, she was very nervous about what they should do, even thinking they should leave the city. She was calmed by her husband and father-in-law, but never was truly calm.

    She watched as her son Daniel became closely affiliated with the Friends of the Visitors. As time went on she grew concerned that Daniel might be like some of the other Friends and inform on his parents for even acting negatively towards the Visitors.

    After her husband and father-in-law agreed to hide the Maxwell in the pool house, Lynn tried to hide the fact from her son, but ultimately he discovered the truth. When Daniel tried to forcibly take Robin from the pool house and Stanley shoved him in the pool to cool him off causing Daniel to pull his sidearm, Lynn shrieked, bringing Daniel out of his rage.

    Not too long afterwards, Lynn was arrested with Stanley and Abraham. It is unclear what happened to her on the mothership as they tortured Stanley. She revealed that they let her go in order to warn others what would happen if they harbored fugitives.

    After the resistance’s first battle, Robert Maxwell came back asking for help. He wanted the Bernstein house to be a “safe” house for the resistance when they needed it. Lynn blanched immediately and was unwilling to listen until Stanley handed her a letter written by Abraham before his arrest. The letter encouraged them to fight for good and to always do what was right. Stanley followed that up with words of wisdom, passed on from his father, and Lynn agreed.

    After the Final Battle, she was seen celebrating with Stanley.

    TIMELINE 2:

    Although not mentioned, it is assumed that the resistance continued to use her house as a safe house.

    Stanley Bernstein

    Portrayed by: George Morfogen

    Appearances in:

    TELEVISION:

  • V: The Original Miniseries
  • V: The Final Battle
  • NOVELS:

  • V: The Original Novelization
  • TIMELINE 1:

    Stanley is the husband of Stanley, the son of Abraham, and father of Daniel Bernstein. When the Visitors first invaded, he was just a blue collar man living in a blue collar house.

    He chided Daniel for quitting his jobs, to which Daniel snapped back at him.

    He watched as Daniel became closely affiliated with the Friends of the Visitors. As time went on he grew more and more negative towards the Visitors as prices went up, long distance phoning required a permit, and all the news was done by Kristine Walsh in a propagandist way. His wife tried to calm him down, warning him that Daniel was close to them, and that some members of the Friends of the Visitors had turned in their own family.

    When a neighbor’s family, the Maxwells, need a place to hide, Stanley’s father, Abraham offered up the Bernstein pool house. Stanley disagreed vehemently with him and wasn’t going to allow it until Abraham gave him a heartfelt speech informing him for the first time that his mother didn’t have a heart attack in the box car like he had been told, but had made it to the camp and died in the showers. Abraham offered that if only someone had given then a place to hide. Stanley was convinced and allowed them to stay.

    After Daniel discovered the Maxwells were in their pool house, he made a move to force Robin to marry him. When Daniel tried to forcibly take Robin from the pool house and Stanley shoved him in the pool to cool him off causing Daniel to pull his sidearm, Lynn shrieked, bringing Daniel out of his rage.

    Not too long afterwards, Stanley was arrested with Lynn and Abraham. On board the mothership, Stanley was tortured by Diana for very little reason.

    After the resistance’s first battle, Robert Maxwell came back asking for help. He wanted the Bernstein house to be a “safe” house for the resistance when they needed it. Lynn blanched immediately and was unwilling to listen until Stanley handed her a letter written by Abraham before his arrest. The letter encouraged them to fight for good and to always do what was right. Stanley followed that up with words of wisdom, passed on from his father, and Lynn agreed.

    After the Final Battle, Stanley celebrated with Lynn.

    TIMELINE 1A:

    During the events just preceding the Final Battle, Stanley Bernstein was more actively helping the resistance outside of fighting. For example, it was Stanley who drove Donovan back to the new headquarters after he and Martin parachuted from the mothership.

    TIMELINE 2:

    Although not mentioned, it is assumed that the resistance continued to use his house as a safe house.