Jack initially hated Bernard, but liked him when, after Jack lost his job as a television set salesman, he offered him a mining job on a colony world that paid better. Andy's wife, Susie, and his son, Andy, left with Jack for this planet.
The colonists collected the rain, a lifeform resembling water, and drank it, not knowing it was alive. Bernard was one of the people sliced to death by the rain in revenge for the humans killing its kind. (PROSE: Pitter-Patter)