- “He always looked out for me... stood up for me... he's all alone... everybody loved him and now he's all alone...”
- ―Chris Epps[src]
With the aid of his lab partner Eric Gittleson, Chris resurrected his brother as a Frankenstein-like creature after his death in an accident, despite Daryl’s initial objections. Taking advantage of a car accident, Chris was able to acquire the bodies of three dead teenage girls to create the main body. However, the rapid decay rate of brain tissue meant that Chris would need to actually kill someone in order to obtain a viable brain. When Chris left because of a crisis of conscience, Eric helped Daryl abduct Cordelia Chase to use her head. Buffy Summers and Xander Harris managed to find them in time with Chris’s help, and Xander took Cordelia out of the lab, while Buffy fought Daryl. After his brother died again in the resulting fire, refusing to leave his ‘mate’, Chris was left to mourn his brother again. This time, he acknowledged that his brother had been right, and that he should have allowed him to stay dead.
Behind the Scenes
- He was portrayed by Angelo Spizzirri.
- It's never stated exactly when Chris resurrected his brother. However, given how rapidly the three dead cheerleaders' brains decayed, it must've occurred a few days after his death. Quite impressive, given that it was unlikely he had been working on the subject beforehand and may have needed time to recover from the shock of Daryl's death.