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Age: Exact age unknown. Early thirties?
(although he "looks" much younger.) Born and
raised in Belfast, Ireland.
Mother, father and family live in Ireland still. His
brother Michael was killed by an IRA bomb (see
- Parish Priest
- Linguist - good at
translating old languages
A former flame, Ellen,
killed herself after his rejection and return to the
Substitute," he returns to his parish and doesn't
turn up in another episode til "The Reckoning"
(in Showtime's order of episodes) when he comes back to
the SF Legacy House, only to give Derek a seamless metal
box with a note attached from his father, Winston Rayne.
Having a crisis of faith
since his brother Michael was killed in IRA bomb blast
- Sins of the Father
- The Twelfth Cave
- The Substitute
- The Reckoning
- A Traitor Among Us
- Repentance (Season
To Derek: "The
Legacy has fought evil for nearly 3,000 years without my
help. I don't see why they need it now." (see
Derek, speaking to
Phillip: "My friend. You would forgive the devil
if he came to you for absolution, but you won't forgive
yourself." - (see
battles evil in every form it takes. We know its
out there. Its a part of the mortal world. And if
Ive learned anything, it is that the last
battleground must be here," (pointing at his
chest), Phillip talking to Derek in "The
to be a priest?" said sarcastically by Nick to
Phillip in "The Pilot."
worry, Im a saint. Not a martyr." spoken
by Phillip in "The Pilot."
"Unless you wanna
fight me for it." Phillips answer to
Dereks question whether he wants to translate the
scroll brought by Randolph Hitchcock in "The Twelfth
"I think that if
strapping on holy water is your idea of preparing for
this guy, yeah, you need some help."
Nicks reply to Phillips question as to
whether he thinks he needs help (see "The
"Maybe you should
put your collar on." Nick tells Phillip.
"What for?" Phillip asks. "So we
can ask the questions instead of answer them."
Nick says, before they go to visit the crime scene (see
"I knew that
collar was good for something. Youll have to let me
borrow it sometime." Nick tells Phillip.
Phillips answer "What, so you can dodge
past police lines and have women throw themselves
uncontrollably at your feet?" "Thats
Icy," replies Nick. See "The
Nick to Phillip:
"And return to hell without thy hand?"
Phillip's reply: "I made that bit up, but I
believed it." (see "The Substitute")
"Keep the holy
water handy," Nicks goodbye comment to
Phillip in "The Substitute."
coolest priest weve ever met." Joe
Dawkins comment to Phillip in "The
ever, despite the promises. Its really upsetting
when they use the love of God to generate so much
hate." Phillips answer to Dereks
query "Hows Ireland?" in
"I was the
sinner." Phillips description of himself,
in comparison to his late brother, Michael in "The
"What sort of God
allows this to happen?
How do I fight for a God
who would let this be? I mean, if this is a sample of his
justice and mercy, then Im afraid I have to
pass." Phillip describing his crisis of faith
caused by the death of his brother, to Alex in "The
"I think Derek
would say that we should be for the truth, even if
its not what we want it to be." Phillip
discussing Dereks "trial" with Nick in
"A Traitor Among Us."
wondering how any of us got here. How we were called to
this work to the Legacy. How, no matter how hard I
try to get away from it, it always seems to find me
again." Phillip telling Derek about his
frustrations in "Repentance." Dereks
answer is "Something larger at work. Destiny, I
"That night was
one of the most difficult of my life and one of the most
difficult for my friends at the Legacy. I thank the Lord
it ended as it did and no more innocent people died. This
guilt I feel at hurting others is overwhelming." Phillips
Legacy Journal entry in "Repentance."
Sloan, giving Nick is
opinion why Phillip left the Legacy, "Couldnt
stand the pressures of the job. Odd, how a man of so much
faith, could have so much fear." See
Nicks reply to
Sloan, "Im sure that Phillip has his
reasons for quitting. But cowardice
wasnt one of them." See
Mega-thanks to Emmalee for giving me her massive list
of data that was the beginnings of the character and
archive pages and for the Season Two quotes.
Content Last Updated: Dec 1998