Original Cindy, Dark Angel
Cynthia McEachin, aka Original Cindy (Valarie Rae Miller)
Original Cindy was an out lesbian and rebel veteran, and the best friend of series protagonist Max Guevara. Cindy’s ex-girlfriend appeared in a single episode, which featured the couple in bed together before she was abruptly killed off. She was the only person shown on-screen that indicated that Cindy had any romantic connections with people.
Actress Valarie Rae Miller commented that before creator James Cameron and his production team met her, they had offered the role to two other actresses. The first passed, out of deference to her Southern Baptist family. The second backed out at the last minute because she didn’t want to do girl-on-girl love scenes. “Then they brought me in, and they said, ‘Are you going to have problems kissing a chick?’ I said, ‘Is she going to be hot?’ They said, ‘Well, we hope so.’ I said, ‘Then what’s the problem?’ […] The censors watch me more than anything. At first, they didn’t want my character to be lesbian; then they thought she was too mean and didn’t like the way she dressed.” — Valarie Rae Miller.
- 42 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Diamond Latrell 💀 (Tangelia Rouse, guest, 1 episode)
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.