Patty O’Farrell, La Reina del Sur
Patty O’Farrell (Cristina Urgel)
In Spanish-language telenovela La Reina del Sur, produced by the American television network Telemundo, Patricia (Patty) O’Farrell was introduced to the series when lead character Teresa went to prison where she met Patty, the wild child in a wealthy Irish-Spanish family whose exasperated father had abandoned her after having to bail her out of trouble too many times. The two became fast friends, although the openly bisexual Patricia clearly wanted more. Upon release, Patty revealed to Teresa that she knows where a half ton of cocaine was hidden by her late boyfriend, and her plans to sell it back to the Russian mob. During the negotiation, it became clear to the Russian mob boss, Oleg Yasilkov, that Teresa’s business smarts would be a valuable asset to him. Teresa negotiated the retrieval of the cocaine from its hiding place from under the nose of the confounded Spanish police, and it was the first of many successes in her new career as a rising drug lord.
DEA agent Willy Rangel traveled to Spain, where he began working to build a case against Teresa, who was rapidly becoming the most powerful drug trafficker in southern Spain. Backed by Yasilkov, and with the assistance of Teo Aljarafe, a lawyer and occasional lover of Patty, she opened Transer Naga, a shell company set up to disguise her true business. Shortly afterward, three assassins arrived from Mexico, bent on seeking revenge against Teresa. With Oleg’s help, one of them was executed, one escaped, and one, “El Pote” eventually became her personal bodyguard. Teresa and Teo grew closer, despite her reservations about it, and eventually embarked on a relationship.
In the meantime, Willy had brought his assistant, Veronica, to Spain to pose as a love interest for Patty in order to gain access to Transer Naga. Willy also pressured Teo into turning informant, threatening to reveal to Teresa that Teo has been skimming from the company. As months passed, Teresa and Teo attracted media attention, and Patty, dumped by Veronica and jealous of Teresa replacing her as media darling, began a downward spiral of drugs and alcohol. Stalking Veronica in an attempt to get her back, Patty learned the truth about her ex-girlfriend: that she worked for the police and had been using Patty to take down Teresa. Distraught, Patty drove the car off of a cliff, killing Veronica. On awakening in the hospital, she told Teresa everything she knows, then committed suicide.
- 43 episodes. 1x03 - 1x59
Female love interests:
- Verónica Cortés 💀 (Sara Maldonado, recurring, 25 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Teo Aljarafe 💀 (Miguel de Miguel, main cast 31 episodes)
- Ex-boyfriend 💀 (off-screen)
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.