Helen Basch, Episodes
Helen Basch (Andrea Savage)
Helen Basch was introduced season 4 when she landed the position as head of the TV Network before main character Carol Rance, who was also vying for the job. The situation between Helen and Carol was awkward at first with Carol thinking she would get fired when she revealed that she had once slept with Helen’s ex-husband. Helen responded that she didn’t care about the affair. The two started to see they had much in common and became friends. At the end of a rare good day, Helen and Carol unwound by sparking up a joint in Helen’s office and got to know each other a little better.
Carol asked Helen if she was seeing anyone and Helen casually revealed that she had just broken up with a female news anchor. She told Carol her type was “beautiful, smart, slightly damaged. Know anyone like that?”. The two started dating, but as their relationship progressed, Helen became increasingly jealous, forcing Carol to hide her close friendship with the female writer Beverly. It all came to a boil at the end of the season when Helen’s absurd certainty that Carol was sleeping with someone else (Beverly) caused a disastrous breakup.
- 8 episodes. Recurring in S4
Female love interests:
- Carol Rance (Kathleen Rose Perkins, bisexual, regular)
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.