Elodie Lancefield, Manhattan
Elodie Lancefield (Carole Weyers)
Elodie Lancefield was a French phone switch operator at a secret military base, where scientists from the USA and other allied countries worked on developing an atomic bomb. Elodie was married to one of the scientists, Tom Lancefield, and it was implied the marriage wasn’t on the best of terms. Elodie mentioned that the two of them were still intimate in bed, but that she never felt anything when they were and she always had to finish on her own. Elodie was potrayed as a free-spirited woman who seemed to have a strong preference for women when it came to sex.
Elodie and Abby were drawn to each other from the start of the series, and they became fast friends after Abby started working with Elodie. In season 1 episode 7, Elodie took Abby out dancing, and when they returned, Abby, a little drunk, asked Elodie to dance with her and Elodie leaned over and kissed her. She quickly regained her composure and got up to leave, but Abby grabbed her and pulled her into another kiss, pulling Elodie on top of her. The next episode Abby asked Elodie if what happened between them was “normal”, and Elodie sighed and said she was not into labels, she desired who she desired.
Elodie and Abby continued a secret affair over the next few episodes, planning to leave their husbands and build a life together. However, at the end of the first season, Abby betrayed Elodie in order to protect her husband, by hiding top secret documents in her and Tom’s house. The military police came and took Elodie and her husband away, and she was last seen being led out of her house while Abby sadly looked on.
Read more: Interview with actress Carole Weyers.
- 8 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Abby Isaacs (Rachel Brosnahan, bisexual, regular, 23 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Tom Lancefield (Josh Cooke, recurring 5 episodes, husband)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
 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.