Van, Dante’s Cove
Van (Nadine Heimann)
On Dante’s Cove, an LGBT-focused supernatural soap opera, Van was a novice witch who could command magical powers. In Season 1, she was focused on learning about magic, while her gay friends seemed to have all the fun.
In Season 2, the show introduced Van’s girlfriend, Michelle, who disapproved of magic use and gave Van an ultimatum to leave Dante’s Cove with her. When Van cast a spell to make her forget the magic, the spell backfired, wiping out Michelle’s memory of Van completely. An amnesiac Michelle was tormented by memory flashes of their time together and eventually confronted Van with a photograph of the two of them. Van denied knowing her, and Michelle ended up drowning herself in the ocean.
Meanwhile, Van moved on and continued to learn about her magical powers with the help of the witch Diana and Diana’s sister Grace. After Michelle committed suicide, Van sought Diana’s guidance to bring Michelle back, and Diana gave Van the ability to travel back in time and save Michelle. Van was killed off between Seasons 2 and 3 by the resurrected Michelle who had been possessed by a mysterious shadow force.
- 9 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Michelle 💀 (Erin Cummings S2, Jill Bennett S3, lesbian, main cast, 10 episodes)
- Diana Childs 💀 (Thea Gill, lesbian, main cast, 10 episodes)
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.