Father Brian Finn: You must think I'm such an idiot!
Anna Riley: No, Brian!
Father Brian Finn: No, no no, I think I'm an idiot!

I've seen the way women look at you, even though they know you're a priest - especially when they know actually.

Rachel Rose: [to Brian and Anna] So how long have you two been together?
Father Brian Finn: Oh, right!
Anna Riley: Oh, we go way back.
Father Brian Finn: Yeah, we've known each other since we were kids 'cause we grew up together and we connected again a couple months back this was and we just clicked, really unexpectedly.

Anna Riley: What's happening with Ruth and Ethan?
Father Brian Finn: Oh. Ethan married a Catholic girl and that did not go over well.
Anna Riley: That's why they're fighting?
Father Brian Finn: They're not fighting, they're not talking. Two years now no communicado.
Anna Riley: Are you serious?
Father Brian Finn: Yeah.
Anna Riley: What? Weren't they really close though?
Father Brian Finn: As close as Ruth and Jake.
Anna Riley: That explains a lot.
Father Brian Finn: You see why tonight was not just a date.

Anna Riley: I read your sarin gas report. It was very powerful.
Rachel Rose: Thanks, I really earned my stripes with that piece.
Rabbi Jake Schram: I earned my stripes by getting through a bris without fainting.

People should have to qualify to go out with you. You're too precious to be on the open market.

Anna Riley: Don't you have work?
Rabbi Jake Schram: We're doing a hostile takeover of Congregation Bertov Sholem.

I work harder than God. If He had hired me, He would have made the world by Thursday.

So this is a rectory. That sounds like a dirty word. Rectory!

You don't understand. I have a relationship with my phone, we have a chemistry together, I can't explain it.

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Anna Riley

Rabbi Jake and Anna

Anna Riley is the childhood friend of Jake and Brian.  She comes back into their lives when she's a successful business woman and they've grown up to be a Rabbi and Priest respectively.  However, she comes back to find both are in love with her and she has reciprocated feelings for Jake.

Played By
Jenna Elfman
Full Name
Anna Riley