Sheriff Harry S. Truman introduced Reilly to FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who was with Major Briggs at the time of his disappearance. He asked about wildlife in the area, specifically owls, which Cooper confirmed to have heard. Cooper confirmed to Reilly that he knew about messages found in deep space containing his name and wished to be filled in on the details. The colonel said the messages may have been sent from the woods near Cachuma Lake, but when Cooper asked if this may be related to a White Lodge, Reilly stated that this information was classified. However, he did say that the disappearance of Briggs went beyond national security.
Behind the Scenes
Episode 19's script states that the colonel is aged 60.
Although they don't correspond to an USAF officer, Reilly has the following ribbons on his rack:
|Silver Star Ribbon||
Bronze Star Ribbon
with V device
|Joint Service Commendation Ribbon|
Navy Marine Corps Commendation Ribbon
Navy Marine Corps Achievement Ribbon
|Purple Heart Ribbon|
with 1 Bronze Oak
|Selected Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon||Navy Expeditionary Ribbon||National Defense Service Medal Ribbon|
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Ribbon
Defense Distinguished Service Ribbon
|Army Occupation Ribbon|