Monica Talbot, House of Lies
Monica Talbot (Dawn Olivieri)
Monica Talbot was lead character Marty’s ex-wife and constant professional nemesis, a hotshot consultant with rival firm Kinsley-Johnson.
Monica and Marty had a son together, Roscoe, who moved in with his father full time, allowing Monica to focus on her career. Marty often referred to her as a sociopath and they taunted and abused each other when they met, and often engaged in angry sex.
In season 2, Monica had short relationship with Tessa, when she tried to get Roscoe back, but when Roscoe decided to live with his father. Monica ended her relationship with Tessa, because she decided she would rather be single.
- 41 episodes. Regular S1-3, Recurring S4-5
Female love interests:
- Tessa (Ronete Levenson, lesbian, recurring, 5 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle, regular, lead, ex-husband)
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.