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STU REDMAN

ABOUT

Name: Stuart Redman

Nicknames: Stu, East Texas

Age: 38(ish)

Parents: Deceased

Marital: Norma (Deceased)

Siblings: Dev (Brother - deceased), Bryce (Brother - Presumably deceased)

Home: Arnette, Texas

Post-Plague: Boulder, Colorado

Status: Immune

Relationships:

Glen Bateman (Friend)

Fran Goldsmith (Lover)

Nick Andros (Ad Hoc Committee)

Ralph Brentner (Ad Hoc Committee)

Susan Stern (Ad Hoc Committee)

Richard Ellis (Ad Hoc Committee)

PORTRAYED BY

James Marsden (2020 CBS All Access Miniseries)

Gary Sinise (1994 ABC Miniseries)

Chapter Appearances:

1, 7, 13, 21, 29, 37, 42, 46, 47, 50, 51

Random Facts:

Suffers from mild hypertension

Played football in high school

HISTORY

 

Captain Trips

Born and raised in Arnette, Texas, Stu is hanging out at Hapscomb's Texaco when Charles Campion crashes his car into the gas pumps which Stu has swiftly turned off. Soon after the incident, doctors from the Center for Disease Control arrive in Arnette and take Stu, and the other men who witnessed Campion's accident to Atlanta, Georgia, along with their families and those who might have come into contact with them since the accident occurred. Stu is placed in a room designed to look like a hospital room, and he is given both routine and invasive tests. Stu becomes increasingly frustrated and wants to talk to people who will give him answers, but it's a struggle when everyone is supposedly oblivious to the truth themselves.

 

Eventually, Stu is moved to Stovington, Vermont when the Atlanta CDC becomes compromised, and all of his friends and acquaintances have died.  He begins to realize they cannot explain why he hasn't gotten sick yet, and as things have spiraled out of control, he has then become expendable. Stu wonders if he can escape from the CDC, but instead, he finds himself in a confrontation with a man named Elder, whose final orders are to kill Stu. Stu manages to gain the upper hand, and he flees, finally making his way out into the night. 

QUOTES

"He's a fairly bright man once you get past the Gary Cooper exterior, and one independent son of a bitch. If it suits him, he'll find all sorts of novel monkey-wrenches to throw into the gears." (Chapter 14)

"Redman appears to have a great many moles on his body. He has a slight hypertensive condition, too slight to medicate right now. He develops a mild tic under his left eye when he's under stress. And Denninger says he dreams a great deal more than average - almost all night, every night." (Chapter 14)

If they were going through the motions now, then he had become expendable. Being under detention was bad. Being under detention and being expendable... that was very bad. (Chapter 21)

Stu was sure that a hero in a television program or a novel could have thought of a way to escape, hell, even some people in real life, but he wasn't one of them. In the end he had decided with a certain panicky resignation that the only thing to do would be to wait for Elder and just try to be ready. (Chapter 21)

"I'm alive," Stu Redman said to the night. He began to cry. "I'm alive, thank God I'm alive, thank You, God, thank You, God, thank You-" (Chapter 21)