Eric was an inmate of Irish descent at the Fiorina "Fury" 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit, one of several who stayed behind after the facility was officially closed down by Weyland-Yutani. He was involved in battling a lone Xenomorph that was born in the prison in 2179.
Eric worked in the prison's kitchens. He was one of the surviving inmates who ultimately elected to act as live bait in a desperate plan to lure the Runner into the mold at the prison's lead works facility, where it could then be drowned in molten lead; bearing a meat cleaver as a weapon, Eric was given the task of activating the piston to drive the Runner into the mold.
However, Eric started the piston prematurely out of fear, allowing the Runner to escape back into the corridors of the lead works and forcing the few remaining prisoners to desperately attempt to lure it back into the mold before the piston sealed the access. During this second round of chasing, Eric was killed, leaving just Ripley, Dillon and Morse to deal with the Runner.
In the film's Assembly Cut, it was Eric who discovered Golic in the prison's mess hall after he had escaped from the Runner in the tunnels following the deaths of Boggs and Rains. Upon discovering Golic, covered in blood and calmly eating cereal, Eric dropped his dishes in shock. The others were informed, and Clemens, Dillon, Andrews and Aaron returned to the mess hall and subdued and restrained Golic.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Unlike many of his fellow inmates, Eric was a quiet and reserved man.