January 18, 2006
Froze to death
A Muddy Road (flashback)
|Phil McCormick Gallery|
Phil McCormick, according to his coworkers, possibly had a gambling problem. He is also rumored to have some involvement with drugs and pedophilia. (A Muddy Road)
Phil is seen in the trapped in the trunk of a car being driven by Lorne Malvo. The car hits a deer and crashes, giving an opportunity for him to escape. However, due to not having any clothes on to keep him warm, he freezes to death overnight hiding behind a tree. His body is later found by Vern Thurman and Molly Solverson.
Phil is seen in a flashback working in his office cubicle in Saint Paul, Minnesota filing papers. He hears footsteps, and checks outside his cubicle to see Lorne standing at the end of the corridor, and he panicks. As Lorne approaches him, he begs for his life, telling him he will pay off a debt that he owes. Before he can finish, he is grabbed by the necktie and dragged out of the office and into the parking lot. He is stripped down to his underwear and put in the trunk of a car and driven away until the car crashes. He manages to get out of the trunk and flee into the woods, where he freezes to death overnight.
- Chronologically, Phil is the first character to die, albeit offscreen.
- Phil is not named until A Muddy Road.