The Priest is a main character in Season 2 of Fleabag. He is portrayed by Andrew Scott.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Priest is a very good looking man, in his late thirties or early forties. He is short with dark brown hair and great features.
Personality[edit | edit source]
He is a very charismatic man with a blunt personality. He often says what's on his mind, swears, and jokes - which is the opposite of the "typical priest".
Plot[edit | edit source]
The Priest is introduced in the series because he is the one who will wed Dad and Godmother at their wedding. They invited him to dinner with the family to get to know everyone. He surprises everyone with his swearing, drinking, and bluntness. Many are amused by him, particularly Fleabag.
He gives Fleabag his number if she ever wants someone to talk to. He also tells her to swing by anytime. She takes him up on the offer and they have gin and tonics and start to build a flirty friendship. There is a lot of sexual tension between The Priest and Fleabag. However, he is a Catholic priest and he is not allowed to have sex or relationships. He tells her up front that "they will never have sex", and that he has had many similar flirty relationships that have never gone anywhere.
He asks her a lot about her "sins" and her past. Fleabag opens up to him and tells him a bit about her life. He doesn't judge- he just supports her. They kiss in the confession booth at church. A picture frame abruptly falls off the wall and he takes it as a sign from God and runs away.
Later on, he shows up at Fleabag's house. They end up having sex. Later on they see each other at the wedding of Dad and Godmother. At the end of the wedding, Fleabag tells him that she loves him and he tells her he loves her back- but his big love in life is God and they can't be together.