I don’t know about anyone else, but I thought that Philip ‘Filthy Phil’ Russell (Christopher Reed) did not fit the bill to be in the SAMCRO club. He was too nice and sometimes seems as though he was scared of his own shadow. How could a guy like this want to be part of a club that had nothing but bad things happen? I wondered that because I saw Filthy Phil as nothing but a teddy bear.
Phil is “patched in” in Season 5 and seen driving the cargo truck for SAMCRO until they are ambushed by One-Niners and the truck is burned. He is then saved by Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and would go on to take on another SAMCRO task.
After Jax decided to break the partnership with the Real IRA, Galen O’Shay (Timothy V. Murphy) immediately enacted vengeance for Jax abandoning the cause. When Phil was at SAMCRO’s arms warehouse with V-Lin (Walter Wong), the Irish pulled in with a truck and Galen shot both Phil and V-Lin, killing them both. He then asked his men for a saw and the Irish mutilated and cut their bodies up, leaving them in the warehouse for SAMCRO to find before taking the majority of the Sons’ arsenal.
I was sad to see Filthy Phil go, as I felt he was great addition to the SAMCRO family. Below you will find a tribute video for Filthy Phil. Let us know in the comments below what you thought of Phil.