Charlie Bradbury, Supernatural
Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day)
Charlie Bradbury was introduced, as a guest character, in season 7, episode 20, when she was enlisted to helped lead characters Sam and Dean defeat the latest supernatural threat, due to her hacking-skills and computer knowledge. It was revealed that she was a lesbian when she needed to get past a security guard and Dean suggested she flirt with him. Charlie replied with “He’s not my type. As in he’s not a girl”. Charlie then returned for a couple of episodes each season until her death in season 10.
In season 8 episode 11, Charlie had a very brief fling with Gilda, the fairy, and the two made out before being interrupted by Sam and Dean. By the end of the episode Gilda returned back to her own world. Charlie was trying to flirt with Dorothy in the season 9 episode “Slumber Party”, but nothing more happened on-screen. In the same episode Charlie was killed by the Wicked Witch but was later resurrected Dean’s help.
When Charlie returned in season 10, she had been spilt into two personalities, and her dark side had separated from herself. Dark Charlie was vicious and showed no remorse or hesitation in torture and killing. Without this dark side Charlie was pure good, unwilling to hack, drink or even flirt with people. Earlier in the series Charlie had been openly flirtatious with women implying that flirting, and her lesbianism, were linked to her dark side and falling into the evil lesbian trope. Charlie’s two sides were eventually united, and Charlie said she was neither good nor bad but “balanced”.
For most of her time on the show Charlie’s story centered around Dean and Sam, so it came as no surprise when her murder, and death, in the season 10 episode “Dark Dynasty” was a way to further the men’s plot and emotional arc. When a fan called out Charlies death (and the shows tendency to kill off its female characters) at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con, executive producer Jeremy Carvers’ defense was “When we are in the writer’s room we have to go where the story takes us”, and “on our show everyone dies”.
- 7 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Gilda (Tiffany Dupont, guest, 1 episode)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
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.