Back in the mid-80s as a teenager I was glued to the screen in the afternoons watching the developing romance between Quint and Nola (Lisa Brown) and was hooked on the genre of romance forever more. Quint looking dashing in his trademark ascot and sending smoldering looks at Nola. Nola the quirky Irish daughter with her fascination for the mysterious, debounaire boss.
When I read early editions of Harlequin romance where the wealthy boss was the quinessential hero, Quint was always the image in my head. An archealogist, he was Indiana Jones before Harrison Ford made the character his own. It's funny, we could always tell when you were seeing the real man Quint whenever his ascot was off. Hubba-hubba! Remember those heartwrenching moments when Nola was in a coma and Quint admitted he loved her while as her bedside. I was never more pleased than when Quint and Nola got married on June 24, 1983.
What a day! And the adventures continued until they left the show in 1985. Their characters made a reappearance in 1996 but it just wasn't the same.
For a walk down memory lane, check out this site: http://www.quintnola.com. I found this site and was catapulted into the past.
My prayers go out to the Tylo family.