Kelly Epson, Hawthorne
Kelly Epson (Vanessa Lengies) plays a nurse on the medical drama, and came out as a lesbian in Episode 7, Season 2 to a patient who was struggling with her sexuality.
The patient’s parents then filed a complaint against Kelly for “validating Cassie’s feelings.” When her friend and co-worker questions why she hadn’t told her earlier, she stated, “I didn’t think I had to. We don’t all wear birkenstocks.”. After that episode Kelly’s sexuality didn’t come up again.
- 29 episodes.
No female love interests
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.