- "Where's the fun if I tell you everything?"
- ―Jackie Philips
Jackie was a British journalist who was investigating a new Russian crime family operating in London. She had collected valuable evidence about the gangs' illegal activity which she was going to publish in a book and release to the media.
Character Description Edit
Who's Who Edit
Beautiful and quick-witted crime journalist Jackie Philips has been investigating the rise of European organised crime in London for several years. Gathering information for a book, in which she will expose the identities of an elusive Eastern bloc mafia based in London, Jackie has put her life in danger for the cause of journalism. Her courage is about to be severely tested.
Early Life Edit
Jackie was born in the early 1970's and grew up in London. From a young age she got into journalism and was particularly interested in organised crime. Her ambition for crime would ultimately lead to some serious consequences.
In 2003, Jackie was now a well respected journalist. She became interested in a criminal case surrounding firearms officer Ben Mitchell, after it was discovered that he shot a teenager in the back. She attended his hearing at court where he was eventually cleared.
Because of her bravery and determination to uncover the truth about a new Eastern European gang, she got too close and was kidnapped. She was taken to a construction site which was an interior owned by the gang. At the construction site she was tortured for information by a high ranking member of the gang called Nadya Prushnatova. Newspapers reported that she had mysteriously disappeared without trace. Munroe, who led the investigation into her kidnapping, questioned a suspect he believed was affiliated with the gang called Levi Stratov. Levi refused to talk and was later released from custody. Munroe had Ben Mitchell and Jack Harvey follow him. Levi unintentionally led them to the construction site where the two officers met with Finch, who had been watching the place. They had been hearing suspicious activity coming from within the building. Mitch led the assault on the construction site with backup SO19 officers. They shot their way through and arrived on the top floor where they found and rescued Jackie. Jackie was then escorted out of the building while being shot at by gangsters. She was then safely returned to the police station. Munroe however decided it would be best to put her in witness protection for her own safety. Jackie was escorted by Mitch and a police escort to a safe house. However, the escort was attacked by the Russian gang and they kidnapped Jackie once again. Mitch managed to survive the ambush and catch up with the kidnappers who had put her into the back of a black van. Mitch rescued Jackie once again and drove her to the safe house. Once inside, she told the police her story and what she knew about the gang. She reported that an exchange was going down in public between the gang and another unknown gang, which would later be revealed as the Yardies. Later on, Jackie's snitch came through and revealed to her that the head of the gang was Viktor Skobel. She was going to report it the police when suddenly she heard noises coming from outside the apartment. Munroe and Mitch headed over to the safe house in order to rescue her, but they were too late as Jackie had already been kidnapped once again. Munroe was killed in the assault and Jackie had disappeared without trace.
Viktor Skobel had Jackie brought to the factory in Borough during his arms deal with Jamahl, the leader of the Yardies. However, things went wrong for Viktor and his arms deal when Eddie O'Connor showed up in order to kill Viktor, who had murdered his best friend Danny West earlier on. Eddie put a gun to Viktor's head but it was shot out of his hands by Nadya. Jackie witnessed this and watched Eddie as Viktor had him searched. Viktor told Jackie who Eddie was and how he was going to return him his icon that had been stolen from his bank earlier on. Viktor was about to have Eddie killed when suddenly Mitch and his team arrived at the factory to break up the arms deal. In the carnage, Jackie was pushed over the edge of a ledge but managed to hold onto the edge of it as she toppled over the side. Eddie has the choice to save Jackie by helping her up, or by leaving her to fall to her death. Mitch can be seen shooting at the Yardies, below Eddie and Jackie, when this choice is presented.
If Eddie chooses to save Jackie, he runs over to her and pulls her up onto the walkway. Jackie will thank Eddie and then retreat into the corner of the room and take cover from the gun battle. Eddie tells her to not worry about it and then carries on with his hunt for Viktor. Because of this, Jackie survives the finale and Mitch witnesses Eddie rescuing her making him realise that Eddie is not a bad guy. He will then help Eddie kill Viktor in the finale of the game due to the fact that he saved Jackie's life earlier on. He then lets Eddie go at the end.
If Eddie chooses to leave Jackie, he won't go over to help her and will instead run down the stairs. Jackie will fall to her death below and this will be witnessed by Mitch. Because of this, Mitch will attempt to kill Eddie in the finale of the game because he believes he murdered her by not helping her up. Eddie will then kill Mitch in order to get to Viktor because Mitch is in his way. Both Mitch and Jackie will therefore die if this choice is picked.
Relationship with Ben MitchellEdit
It is clear from the dialogue and interaction that Mitch has feelings towards Jackie and Jackie has feelings towards Mitch. After he saves her from being held hostage, Jackie is very thankful that he saved her. When the two of them enter Mitch's police car, Jackie asks if she can call him Ben, to which he replies just Sergeant Mitchell. Jackie comments he is quiet and a moody action man. Mitch ignores her flirting remarks and drives her to the safe house for safety. Once there, Jackie learns it was Mitch who shot the kid in the back in 2003 and reveals she was at his hearing. It's clear Mitch is still haunted by the event. After Jackie calls Munroe and tells him she is in danger, Mitch doesn't hesitate in going over to rescue her, as he fears for her safety. Finally, after they arrive at the scene of the arms deal, he is desperate to save her. Jackie also cries out his name when she spots him. His feelings towards her ultimately effect the outcome of the game. If Eddie saves her, Mitch is very grateful and agrees to help him and even let him go after the death of Viktor. If Eddie leaves her however, he is heart broken by her death and vows to kill Eddie for not helping her.
If the two characters survive the outcome of the game, it is possible they started a romantic relationship with one another as it's clear they both had feelings towards one another.
- Finding Miss Philips
- Hot Property
- Under Ground Activity
- Desperate Measures
- Your Man with the Tattoo (killed if Eddie lets her fall)
- It is not possible to save Jackie until you have defeated Yuri in the fist fight. Running down the stairs past her at any time will result in her falling and dying immediately.
- Jackie will fall after 45 seconds have passed, meaning if you take too long to make a decision or to defeat Yuri, she will die.
- During the 45 seconds you have to save Jackie, Mitch and two other SO19 officers can be seen below having a shootout with the Yardies. During this shootout, no one will ever be killed and nothing ever happens. Only once Eddie has saved Jackie or let her die will anything happen. Once Eddie has made his decision, Mitch will completely disappear.
- It is possible for you to kill Jackie yourself and have Mitch assist you in the game finale. If Eddie saves Jackie initially by helping her off the ledge, she will retreat to the corner of the room. Later on in the mission, you can return to where Jackie is standing, free aim a gun at her and shoot at her until she dies. Jackie will fall back and die after several shots from a gun. Because Mitch disappears after Eddie has chosen whether to save Jackie or let her fall to her death, Mitch will not witness Eddie murder Jackie. Because of this, Mitch will assist you in the finale of the game because you originally saved Jackie, despite having later killer her yourself.