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Luke McCawley was the oldest son of Rafe McCawley. He is the namesake of Chistie's son despite Luke despising his nephew's father.



He appeared very protective of his younger sister Christie Tarr when she began dancing with Alak Tarr. He started a fight with the young Castithan before being called off by his younger brother. He leaves to meet with Ben in the woods but is betrayed and killed. It seems that he was involved with Mayor Nicky's search for the Kaziri.

"Brothers in Arms"[]

Luke appeared in Quentin McCawley's mind, telling him what he wanted to hear.

"If I Ever Leave This World Alive"[]

Luke is said by Nikki to have hated his father for what he did to his mother.

Season 1
Episodes "Pilot" • "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go" • "The Devil in the Dark" • "A Well Respected Man" • "The Serpent's Egg" • "Brothers in Arms" • "Goodbye Blue Sky" • "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" • "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" • "The Bride Wore Black" • "Past Is Prologue" • "Everything Is Broken"
Stars Grant Bowler as Joshua NolanJulie Benz as Amanda RosewaterStephanie Leonidas as IrisaTony Curran as Datak TarrJaime Murray as Stahma TarrGraham Greene as Rafe McCawleyMia Kirshner as Kenya Rosewater
Guests Fionnula Flanagan as Nicolette RiordonTrenna Keating as Doc YewllNicole Muñoz as Christie McCawleyJustin Rain as Quentin McCawleyJesse Rath as Alak TarrDewshane Williams as Tommy Lasalle
Recurring Rob Archer as UlyssesCarl Bauer as RupertNoah Danby as SukarWesley French as Luke McCawleyTiio Horn as RynnDouglas Nyback as BenSteven McCarthy as Mr. BirchJessica Nichols as Bertie/JaredKevin Shand as Dog Walker/Nak/Raiga