Full detailed profile on Patrick Murphy Played by Michael Fairman on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Michael Fairman (CBS)
Birthday: February 25 1934
At Chancellor Park, Murphy remarks that it's going to be a hell of a day. Jill wants to know about Murphy's instructions from the Great Beyond. His lips are sealed. Nina appears and asks Paul about getting shot. Nina tells Jill and Esther that Chance couldn't make it. Devon arrives with Hilary and Neil. Jill remarks on their quickie wedding. Neil tells Jill that's the pot calling the kettle black. She suggests he remove his sunglasses and look her in the eye. Neil announces that he can't see and gets irritable when everyone pities him. Jill asks Murphy to start. Victor says Nikki's not there. She appears. "Oh yes she is!" Murphy reads a letter from Katherine which asks them all to carry out a ritual inspired by a ceremony she undertook while doing her bucket list with Murphy. Murphy gets choked up. Michael continues reading. Katherine wants them all to write letters to her and then burn them. Paul writes about his marriage to Chris and thanks her for the journey that brought his son to him. Nikki confides in Katherine about her drinking and wishes she was there. Lauren talks about her affair and the new troubles with Michael. Colin knows Katherine's snarling at him for what he's done, but says he's doing it to protect his family - he loves them that much. Esther says things aren't the same without her. Murphy assures her he's living his life to the fullest as she asked and one day they'll dance together again. Nina tells Katherine she's over Paul and her writer's block is gone. Lily wants help for Neil. Cane talks about Devon, and Devon writes about Hilary. Neil writes that he's got his own angel on earth and has Hilary read it out. Devon hears and crumples his up. Kevin writes to Katherine about his imagination taking him to some scary places. Jack trusts Katherine and John are having a grand old time and saying goodbye to Phyllis. Victor knows Katherine wouldn't approve of his latest project but misses her and thinks of her every day. Everyone places their letters in the urn. Murphy notices Jill's is blank. She muses that Katherine had nothing had to say to her about the music box. Neil knocks the urn over. Jack steals Victor's letter but then feels bad and puts it in the urn. Murphy asks Nikki to do the honors. She manages to light a match and the letters burn. Murphy says Katherine thanks them for trusting her. Victor steps away to take a call from the doctor who is ready to start Phyllis' treatment - they'll know quickly if it works. Paul steadies Nikki. Murphy says Katherine wanted a party. He spins tunes and invites Esther to dance. Neil hollers at Devon to dance with Hilary. Victor returns to the party and Paul says Nikki seems shaky. She gets belligerent about them hovering over her and runs into the bushes where Stitch finds her and notes she seems off. Victor appears. Stitch suggests he take Nikki home. She snarks at him. Victor and Nikki leave. Nina reminds Paul that he ended it with her to be with Cricket, so they'd better work out. Kevin tells Lauren and Michael that Katherine would want him to strike out and fulfill his destiny. Cane challenges Colin about the sketchy guy. Jill saves Colin. She crabs about this ridiculous exercise today and her heart breaking. Colin reassures her and Jill finally realizes what the music box means. Neil asks Jack to describe Hilary dancing - she's gazing into Devon's eyes. Jack says she's radiant out there. Everyone is invited to the Chancellor Estate. Jill stays alone to tell Katherine she understands the hunt was the treasure - she and Colin found each other again and she's never been so happy in her life. She leaves the music box playing in the park. Someone takes it.
At the Chancellor Estate, Jill gets teary reading Katherine's letter. Colin comforts her. Jill is glad she now knows the truth that Katherine did leave her what was most valuable to her. Murphy arrives. Jill hugs him and he thanks her and Esther for putting everything together. He congratulates Jill and Colin on their marriage and is happy to hear they're expecting a good crowd today. Esther suggests they head to the park. Murphy tells Jill there's something he needs to do at the party - he got instructions as well.
At Chancellor Park, Lauren and Michael admire Katherine's portrait. Kevin greets Murphy, who talks about hanging out with his buddies at the Lodge. He misses Katherine, but feels gratitude for the time he had with her. Michael and Kevin step aside and bicker briefly about what Kevin will do next. Kevin says it's Katherine's day. Jill and Lauren check in with each other. Lauren confides in her sister about Michael's issue in the romance department. Jill advises her that Katherine would have told her not to make something out of nothing - the magic is still there. Colin joins them and tells Lauren he looks forward to working together. Lauren isn't up for talking business there. Kevin and Esther remember last year. Esther thinks she and Delia are together. Kevin acts bitter about losing Katherine, Delia, and Chloe. Michael looks on, concerned. Jill wonders what Murphy will be doing. He says once everyone arrives, he'll let Katherine tell them herself.
TWO HOURS EARLIER...
Jill, Cane, Chloe, Esther, and Murphy chat with Mitchell Sherman's son in the mansion living room. Murphy says Katherine made changes to her will the day she came back from the hospital. Murphy says Katherine gave everyone what they deserved. Jill re-reads her letter. Murphy assures her she had a very special place in Katherine's heart. Jill imagines sipping a martini wearing Kay's diamonds and furs. Lily, Kevin, and Devon arrive. Jill tells Esther she hopes she's not expecting a windfall. Esther imagines Jill is the maid getting her another martini. Devon imagines getting Katherine's record collection. Kevin imagines inheriting everything and Chloe begging him to take her back.
Victor arrives at the Chancellor mansion and tells Jill this was too painful for Nikki. Sherman begins the will reading. Murphy inherits her classic car collection, a quarter of the estate, her country house, and the fishing pole she couldn't figure out. Esther receives a monthly stipend of $20,000 as long as she stays on at the mansion. Cane is to continue as sole CEO of Chancellor Industries. Jill is put out. Cane reassures her. Jill imagines Cane calling her an old dinosaur. She asks Sherman who owns the company. Sherman says Katherine wishes the fate of her company to remain private for now. Victor gets her collection of first edition books, and must read them. Tucker is given the record collection. Brock, Mac, Phillip III, Phillip IV, and Nina share one quarter of the estate equally, and Nikki inherits her writings. Chloe receives her couture gowns, and Delia is provided with an education fund of $500,000. Katherine leaves Kevin a wooden box containing a skeleton key so no door can hold him in again and so he can unlock the secret to his happiness. The remainder of Katherine's fortune, $2,475,000,000, is bequeathed to Devon. Jill is left Katherine's half of the house, but she can never sell it. She also leaves Jill her most prized and valuable possession. Sherman hands Jill a music box. After everyone's gone, Jill asks Esther to leave her alone. She sighs, "How could you?" Esther stops her from throwing the music box at Katherine's picture. She assures her Katherine loved her. She encourages Jill to figure out the message in the music box. Once alone, Jill sees the date of Katherine's 12th birthday is on the bottom, and the music box is in the drawing. "What does this all mean?"
At Katherine's memorial service in the park, Jill composes herself after breaking down and tells those in attendance the story of how she and Katherine met and became friends. She explains about the history between her, Katherine, and Phillip. She thought that was the end of her relationship with Katherine...but it was just the beginning. Jill says she never imagined the impact Katherine would have on her life. She marvels that they made their peace with each other...but it didn't happen overnight. Jill then reflects on how the six years they believed they were mother and daughter beautifully redefined their relationship. Others think back on Katherine and Jill's love/hate relationship. Jill says they were destined to have their lives entwined - she doesn't know what kind of universal joke that was... She recalls the last night she saw her going up the stairs. Jill says Katherine will always be with her. "None of our lives will ever be the same without you." Murphy takes the podium with an urn. He says Katherine wants everyone to participate in remembering her. Paul fondles a letter from Katherine. Christine asks if he'll open it. Father Todd reads a poem and then places the urn on a table. Each person lays a rose beside the urn and says their last words to Katherine. Chloe then reads a poem that Delia wrote for Katherine about being free. Murphy tells them there is one more surprise - today is the dedication of Chancellor Park, Katherine's place for now and for always.
As the reception begins, Paul steps away and reads his letter from Katherine. He looks up and smiles. Jack and Victor have a civil, but brief, exchange. Devon tells Neil and Lily that today has hit him harder than he expected. Nick suggests to Avery that the park would be the perfect spot for them to get married. She agrees and they kiss. Billy and Victoria appear. Avery tells Vikki they've found the location for the wedding. Paul gets two glasses of champagne and joins Christine. He says he just read Katherine's letter. Father Todd joins them. Paul asks Todd to read the letter to Christine. In it, Katherine urges Paul to marry Christine now. Paul gets down on one knee and proposes. She accepts. Everyone applauds. Danny wishes them all the happiness in the world. Jill congratulates them. "We should turn this memorial into a wedding!" Father Todd agrees with her. Everyone claps again - even Nina. Preparations begin. Christine borrows Gina's bracelet. Lily gives Chris a new pen with blue ink. Victoria supplies an antique handkerchief for the 'something old'. Michael arranges to get a marriage certificate and Paul asks him to be his best man. They embrace. Nina approaches Chris and with a nod lets her know she'll stand up for her. Everyone takes their places and the ceremony gets underway. Paul and Chris exchange personal vows in which they agree they are soul mates. Todd pronounces them husband and wife. They kiss.
Later, Paul and Christine receive congratulations and Todd tells Paul he has to get back to Michigan. He says Katherine would have loved all of this. They embrace. Todd leaves Paul with his bible. Everyone gradually makes their way out. Jill tells Lauren she doesn't want to leave the park. Lauren goes. Jill joins Nikki, who is sitting alone on a bench. They talk about how it was exquisite. They talk about what's next. Jill says Katherine left her an epic quest - she doesn't know what she's supposed to find. Nikki says she also left her a quest; she knows exactly what she's supposed to find, but isn't sure she's ready.
At the Chancellor house, Delia is excited to see Kevin arrive with Chloe. They hug. In the living room, Cane asks Murphy how he's doing. He says he was touched by all the love shown today. Devon asks if there is anything else Katherine had planned. Murphy says the reading of the will.
At the Chancellor estate, Jill tells a photo of Katherine, "I hope today makes you happy." Vikki and Billy arrive. Jill explains that Mackenzie isn't coming - she said she had personal issues going on. Chloe and Delia come down the stairs. Victoria compliments Delia on her invitations. Murphy is there. Billy asks why the memorial is at a park. Murphy says they'll find out later. Jill muses that she wanted a party. "Let's give the old girl what she asked for."
At the Chancellor estate, the gathered group continues to try to understand what's going on with the postcards. Victor muses that it seems like a dream vacation, which gives Jill an idea. Kevin joins them. Jill doesn't want to share her theory, she says Katherine will shed light on all of this. The lights suddenly come on. Jill says the places on the postcards are places Katherine wanted to visit before she died. Upset, Jill says Katherine's been closing out her bucket list. They debate if this means something ominous is happening. Murphy arrives. He asks where Neil is, and Lily says he's in London. Victor asks where Katherine is. Murphy says his wife won't be joining them. He talks about the trip being exhilarating and everything Katherine had hoped it would be. Jill asks where is she now? Murphy says he's getting to that. He describes all of the things Katherine did and how they spent time with Tucker in Hong Kong. Murphy then tells them that when the journey was over, Katherine died in her sleep in their hotel room that last night. Crying ensues. Murphy says she died with a smile on her face, adding that he's reached out to the family members who aren't in town and let them know what happened. Murphy explains that she knew she didn't have much time and decided to make the most of it. Jill hollers that she was selfish to the end. "How could you do this to us! To me..." They realize Katherine didn't want them all fretting over her, but Jill is still angry. She rails that Katherine robbed them of the chance to say goodbye. Murphy says that's not true - he'll let Katherine tell them herself. He produces a letter that Nikki is meant to read out. It says they should stop shedding tears, and that they will have a doozy of a party in her honor. Murphy says they must now take Katherine on her final journey. Murphy tells them to think about love when they think about Katherine; to think about life, not death. Champagne is passed around. They each flash to a memory of Katherine. Jill downs her entire glass and cries. They toast. "To Katherine."
At the Chancellor Mansion, Jill reflects on Katherine finally coming home. Thunder rumbles. Later, Jill welcomes Cane and Lily, who said they received an invitation. They chat about not hearing from Murphy and Katherine until now. Jill says it's unlike her to have avoided her messages. Esther appears. She has a postcard too. Jill wonders what is going on. Jill leaves a message on Katherine's phone. Chloe joins them. All of their postcards are from different global locations. Victor and Nikki arrive, along with Devon. They all speculate. Jill gets a call from Katherine's cellphone, but can't hear anything. Jill gets a chill, but no one else feels it. The power goes out. Jill gets another call - it's Murphy, who asks them to wait until he arrives. Victor asks, "What about Katherine?" They are puzzled. Jill asks to see the postcards. Victor says it seems like a dream trip. Jill gasps, "That's it! That's what this is about..."