Bridey Cruz, The Family
Bridey Cruz (Floriana Lima)
The Family was centered around the Warren family as the youngest son Adam returned after having disappeared and was presumed dead ten years earlier. Bridey Cruz was introduced as the local newspaper’s “lesbian lifestyle blogger” who wanted to get the scoop on Adam’s return, she also suspected Adam wasn’t really Adam. She was shown to be lying, manipulative, and willing to go to any lengths to get her story, even calling herself “a horrible human being and a slut” at one point.
In order to get the inside scoop, she sought out Danny, the oldest Warren sibling, whom she used to know in high school. The two then started a sexual relationship, with Bridey using Danny to get information. When Danny realized this the two broke up. Bridey then went after Danny’s younger sister Willa, and after some mistrust on Willa’s part they met up at a bar in 1×05 and Bridey ended up kissing a surprised Willa, who promptly left after the kiss. In the next episode Willa told Bridey “I’m not interested in your ladyparts”, but later she showed up drunk at Bridey’s apartment and the two had sex. They started somewhat of a relationship, though they were lying to and manipulating each other to reach their separate goals.
Bridey slept with Danny again in 1×09, while she was still seeing Willa, after she got upset when she realized that Willa had lied to her, calling her a “pathological manipulative lying liar who lies”. Bridey figured out that Adam was really a boy named Ben and that Willa had something to do with his return. In the series finale she told Willa that she would publish the story, but Willa convinced Bridey not to run the story by offering her full access to the mayor. At the end of the episode Bridey was lying dead in the snow and it was implied that Willa killed her. The series was cancelled after the first 12 episodes, leaving everyone’s storylines unfinished.
Before the series start actress Florina Lima talked about Brideys sexuality in an interview with AfterEllen.com
“Well, OK, so when I first got this, Jenna Bans, the creator of the show, was like, “Your character’s omnisexual.” Omni means she’s cool; she doesn’t discriminate or whatever. I personally think she leans towards women, and you’re gonna see throughout the season that — yeah, I can’t really tell you much.”
- 12 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Willa Warren (Alison Pill, lesbian, main cast, 12 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Danny Warren (Zach Gilford, main cast, 12 episodes)
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.