|“||I tried to stop her...but I lost control. She got the launch codes. It was her. She did it...but it was my fault.||”|
|— Chris, recording the message about A.L.I.E. [src]|
Not much is known about Chris' early life but at some point, he began working with Becca Franco on the A.I. known as A.L.I.E.
Throughout the Series
In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2), Thelonious Jaha and John Murphy arrive at an island across the sea. Murphy stays behind at a lighthouse while Jaha chases after another drone and arrives at a mansion. At the lighthouse, Murphy finds a bunker and enters it.In the bunker, Murphy finds a TV and pushes play. A home movie shot on May 10, 2052 in the same bunker appears onscreen. Murphy watches as the man explains how he lost control and how "she" got the launch codes. He apologizes before shooting himself dead.
In Wanheda (Part 1), Murphy is in the lighthouse and witnesses the man (Chris) commit suicide on video 97 years earlier in 2052. He looks behind him at the blood spot on the couch just as the door closes and he is locked inside the lighthouse. The video continues playing as two men enter, looking for Chris and find him dead on the couch. They say the news was wrong and it wasn't China; Chris let A.L.I.E. out. They move Chris's body out of the bunker so they are not trapped inside with his corpse when the radiation comes but they apparently never make it back in since Murphy finds the gun still sitting next to the couch.
Over the next three months, Murphy tries to break out of the lighthouse and grows increasingly desperate as he watches the videos left behind over and over again. The videos show Chris introducing Becca to the personification of A.L.I.E., who has taken on Becca's (her creator's) image as her avatar because Becca was the one who told A.L.I.E. she needed an avatar.
Murphy's mental state continues to deteriorate in the bunker and he is reciting lines from the videos he has seen over and over again while trapped. In one of the videos, A.L.I.E. relates her core command is to "make life better" by "fixing the root problem," which is "too many people."In 'Thirteen', in a flashback he contacts Becca and Peri on Polaris and tells them he let A.L.I.E out. Becca tells him to send her poison pill and he says he did ten minutes ago and that A.L.I.E. locked him out of everything. She tells him to go to the lighthouse bunker.
|Many Happy Returns||Absent|
|Fog of War||Absent|
|Long Into an Abyss||Absent|
|Survival of the Fittest||Absent|
|Coup de Grâce||Absent|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Absent|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Absent|
|Watch the Thrones||Absent|
|Terms and Conditions||Absent|
|Join or Die||Absent|
|Red Sky at Morning||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Absent|
- Most of the human population (indirectly)
Notes and Trivia
- The video Murphy watches in Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2) was filmed on May 10, 2052, the day of the Nuclear Apocalypse.
- This means there is a 97 years, 5 months, 3 weeks and 3 days gap between the video being recorded and watched by Murphy.
- The gun that Chris killed himself with is still at the lighthouse as of Wanheda (Part 1).
- Chris did not go with Becca into Polaris.
- From Script to Screen: Episode 307, “Thirteen”, the100writers.tumblr