Alison Hawthorne-Price, American Gothic
Alison Hawthorne-Price (Juliet Rylance)
On the first season of American Gothic, Alison Hawthorne-Price, the eldest daughter of a distinguished Boston family, was running for Mayor. She was married to Tom, and they had 2 children, but she was also involved in an affair with her female campaign manager, Naomi Flynn.
While Alison and Tom had an “arrangement” that allowed for them to sleep with other people, Alison developed romantic feelings for Naomi and considered leaving her husband to be with her. After Tom intercepted an “I love you” text message from Naomi to Alison, Tom confronted Naomi and let her know that Alison shares everything about their affair with him, in order to alienate Naomi. However, Tom and Alison later argued about the depth of Alison’s feelings for Naomi and Tom threatened to leave their marriage. Alison then “picked” Tom and intended to end her affair with Naomi, though she initially did not. After a blackmail attempt from a campaign intern and an ultimatum from Naomi, Alison fired her from the campaign and Naomi left. Alison was shown as being regretful about the end of their affair.
Naomi came back in the last two episodes of the season and she helped Alison win the election for mayor, which allowed them to reconcile their relationship after Alison told Naomi that things didn’t workout with Tom. In the epilogue at the end of the season finale, set a year later, Alison and Naomi are together, taking care of Alison’s daughters and running the mayor’s office.
The series was cancelled after one season, but the showrunner had stated that even in case of a renewal, each season would feature a different family and a different setting, meaning that Naomi’s and Alison’s story arc was concluded in either case.
- 13 episodes. Main cast: 1x01 - 1x13
Female love interests:
- Naomi Flynn (Maureen Sebastian, recurring, 9 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Tom Price (Dylan Bruce, recurring 7 episodes, husband and father of their two children)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.