Kenya Rosewater, Defiance
Kenya Rosewater (Mia Kirshner): On futuristic sci-fi drama Defiance, Kenya Rosewater was the human proprietor of a brothel in a town where aliens shared the Earth with humans. Raised by her more responsible sibling, Kenya rebelled by making trouble and embracing her sexuality. When Kenya arrived in the town, she took up residence at the brothel NeedWant, and married the owner, Hunter Bell, even though he was abusive to her. After he was murdered, she took over the business, running it successfully.
Kenya eventually got involved with Stahma Tarr, a married female alien from a very patriarchal society. Stahma came to see Kenya and asked her to teach her son in the bedroom arts, but when Kenya was surprised and amused at her request, Stahma felt ashamed. Kenya tried to make it up to her and asked her to join her for a drink, and Stahma shared things from her past. Eventually the conversation became a physical event and the two started a sexual relationship. Later, Kenya refused to be with Stahma’s husband Datak Tarr; when Stahma spoke with Kenya and asked her why, Kenya replied that she would not take part in something that obviously hurt Stahma.
Stahma told Kenya that she was going to leave Datak and wanted Kenya to come with her, however, she instead poisoned Kenya and buried her alive. An alien impostor in the form of Kenya reappeared on Defiance a few months later, implanted with her sister’s recollections about her.
- 13 episodes. Regular S1, Guest S2
Female love interests:
- Stahma Tarr (Jaime Murray, main cast, 38 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Joshua Nola (Grant Bowler, main cast, 38 episodes)
- Hunter Bell (off-screen, husband)
- Boyd Bowen (Glen Cross, guest 1 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.