Kris Yates, Bad Girls
Kris Yates (Jennifer Ness). Introduced in Season 5, Kris Yates was a prisoner at Larkhall sentenced to life for murdering her father, though Kris had confessed to the crime to protect the real killer, her younger sister, Milly. The second youngest of four daughters, Kris was a daddy’s girl and always took his side over her mother’s. Because of this, Kris and her mother had a strained relationship, and her mother couldn’t forgive Kris for the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband. However, Kris soon turned against him when he started abusing her younger sister the same way as her mother.
Kris was portrayed as street-smart and charismatic, confident and out-and-proud about her sexuality. Arriving in Larkhall determined to earn herself a reputation as someone not to be messed with, she immediately impressed the other inmates. Working-class and independent, her upbringing helped to make her incredibly sharp and observant, as well as an excellent judge of character.
Kris was in a long-term relationship with a woman named Selena Geeson, and was shocked when Selena turned up in Larkhall as an officer. When Selena discovered the truth about her prison sentence, she was determined to get Kris free, however, her efforts tragically lead to Milly’s suicide and her relationship with Selena crumbled soon after. They reconciled again when Kris escaped from a prison van and started publicly protesting her innocence, and Selena joined her. It was never revealed what happened to Kris and Selena after their protest, despite both being major characters.
- 16 episodes. Regular character in Seasons 5 and 6
Female love interests:
- Selena Geeson (Charlotte Lucas, lesbian, main cast, 14 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
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.