Briggs – Kevin Sean Ryan – Burly bartender and biker who happens to be a Buddhist.  He’s about fifty but still tough enough to subdue unruly drunks.  By nature, he’s quiet and laconic, gentle and good-hearted.  He takes care of Sister—a young paranoid schizophrenic.  Briggs and Darcy understand one another.  Prone to visions and nightmares, he regularly sees her for medicinal tinctures.  Sometimes he blinks his eyes as a sign of his psychic discomfort.  When he rides his motorcycle, the wind parts his long beard down the middle.