Olivia Lord, Nip/Tuck
Olivia Lord (Portia de Rossi)
On medical drama Nip/Tuck, Olivia was a specialist in Eastern medicine and alternative therapy. She had an 18-year old daughter, after a one night stand in college, and divided her time between Los Angeles and New York. She was introduced in season 5 as main characters Julia’s new girlfriend.
She also shared an attraction with Liz Cruz and the two ended up kissing, which caused some tension in her relationship with Julia. After the two of them were carjacked and forced to strip at gunpoint Julia started an affair with Christian Troy and Olivia returned to New York. Olivia didn’t seem to care about Julia’s affair even going as far as encouraging her to sleep with Christian at one point, “to get him out of her system”. After failing to disclose that she was on antidepressants before a cosmetic surgery, Oliva ended up dying during the operation.
- 10 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Julia McNamara (Joely Richardson, bisexual, regular, 100 episodes)
- Liz Cruz (Roma Maffia, lesbian, regular)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Questionable
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? Yes
 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.