Tara Milly Izikoff, Rosewood
Tara Milly Izikoff (Anna Konkle)
At the start of police procedural series Rosewood, Tara Milly Izikoff (aka TMI) was engaged to main cast female character Pippy Rosewood and the two were planning their upcoming wedding. The pair work together at a pathology lab where the mission is to find out how victims died. During the course of the season, Tara struggled to accept that she no longer had a relationship with her parents as they cut her off once she came out to them. She was finally able to come to terms with this and asked Pippy to move the wedding date up, declaring that she loves her and no longer cares about what her parents think.
Leading up to the season finale, male character Mitchie, who is also an employee at the lab, tried to kiss Tara but she rejected him. In the next episode as he tried to apologize, they ended up kissing anyway and Pippy witnessed it all.
In the Season 1 finale, three weeks had passed and everything seemed to be back to normal between Tara and Pippy, however, Tara tells Pippy that she can no longer get married. Tara explained that she felt like she lost everything after she came out, and when she met Pippy, she clung to her instead. Tara declared that she doesn’t know who she is without Pippy, and she now feels like she needs to find that out. The season ended with them broken up.
In the Season 2 premiere, with the wedding called off and Pippy having quit her job at Magic City Lab to become a recording artist, TMI had no idea how Pippy was doing. In 2×02 TMI called Pippy to ask for help on a case, they worked together again (2×03) and Pippy returned to work at the lab (2×04) to fund her music career. In 2×06, Pippy had an off-screen date with another woman who turned out also dated TMI (off-screen).
In 2×07, Pippy and TMI show up very briefly to work on the case of the week, for a girl’s night out and to give dating advice to other (straight) characters. In 2×09 TMI was excited because she had invited her college roommate to hang out during an autopsy. When the roommate showed up she was excited to meet Pippy because “who wouldn’t fall in love with her”. Pippy quickly corrected her that she and TMI were broken up.
In 2×10, at the end of the episode, there was a very brief scene of Pippy and TMI kissing in an elevator, after a hostage situation they weren’t a part of. The following episode, Pippy admitted to Rosie (her brother) she and TMI had a post-break-up slip up that she didn’t feel like dissecting. It was unclear how Rosie knew about it in the first place, as there was no other relationship development on screen.
In 2×15, Rosie showed up at Pippy’s apartment looking for TMI, and it was implied Pippy and TMI were having off-screen sex on a regular basis.
In 2×20, TMI’s first boyfriend was the case of the week and she and Pippy joined leads Rosie and Villa when they went to investigate his murder. Pippy and TMI shared a few moments during the episode and at the end, TMI told Pippy she wanted to be honest about them, but their conversation was not shown on screen. The following episode, they appeared in the background doing some lab work.
In the finale, they seemed to be back together again – they were cuddling in the lab in the beginning of the episode, and in another short scene with the rest of the cast, they revealed they had gotten married, and didn’t know how to tell everyone.
The show was cancelled after season 2.
Screen-time and relationship
Pippy and TMI’s screen time was very limited to exposition during autopsies or background appearances. They did not have any storylines of their own and rarely had any scenes outside cases. The show featured 3 couples between regular characters in Season 2, Pippy and TMI got noticeably less screen time than the other two, both heterosexual. Out of the 3, Pippy and TMI are the only ones with no storylines of their own.
All the relationship developments between them (reconciliation, getting back together, and finale marriage) happened off-screen, and Pippy and TMI had next to no scenes together alone.
- 22 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Pippy Rosewood (Gabrielle Dennis, main cast, wife)
- Sadie (Sandra Hinojosa, guest, 1 episode, off-screen date)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Mitchie Mendelson (Sam Huntington, main cast)
- Orson Delmar 💀 (Everette Wallin, guest, 1 episode, ex-boyfriend, off-screen)
Relationship story arc with a man: 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.