Rose Dryden, Crossbones
Rose Dryden (Natalie Blair). On historical drama Crossbones, a show centered around the fictionalized life of pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, Rose was a brothel madam on the pirate island that was ruled by Blackbeard. She didn’t have any explicit romantic interests on the show, but her interest in women was implied and used as a plot device.
When Nenna, a pirate in Blackbeard’s crew, stole a jewel from her, Rose confronted her. Nenna explained she did it for love, but then clarified it wasn’t for love of a man. Rose seemed to interpret this to mean that Nenna was in love with woman and after, Rose demanded all of Nenna’s treasures in exchange for not revealing to other pirates that Nenna was stealing from them.
During their interactions, Rose was openly flirtatious towards Nenna in way that implied she was sexually interested in her, though when Rose offered to have sex with her, Nenna refused. In the end, Nenna murdered Rose by slitting her throat and hiding her body, before pinning her murder on another man in order to escape.
The show was cancelled after one season.
- 6 episodes. (credited for 7)
Female love interests:
- Nenna Ajanlekoko (Tracy Ifeachor, main cast, 9 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? Yes, all episodes with Nenna happened during July sweeps season
 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.