Violet Cross, Harlots
Violet Cross (Rosalind Eleazar)
Harlots is a British period drama available on Hulu, set in a brothel in 18th century England. Violet appeared in the background in the first 2 episodes, first giving a man oral in a side street, and blowing a kiss to Amelia as Amelia’s mother was preaching about the sins of harlots.
In episode 4 Amelia saw Violet, one of the prostitutes, pick-pocketing a stranger but did not report her. Violet came to ask her why, they agreed to share a drink and a meal together, and suggested Amelia might be the one that needed saving. Violet invited her to a masquerade party in the brothel where she worked. Amelia seemed interested and accepted the invitation, and at the party they drank and talked and Violet kissed her. Amelia seemed surprised and ran away.
In episode 5, Amelia was seen tending to her mother who had fallen ill. Violet came to ask her why she had left the party, and Amelia assumed Violet needed money and gave her a purse of coins to get rid of her. Violet accepted it at first but later showed up at her door and kissed her before admitting she didn’t want her money. Instead, she wanted Amelia.
Violet appeared again in episode 7, when Amelia told her they couldn’t see each other anymore, because she didn’t want to break her mother’s heart. Violet replied it was her own heart she was trying to spare.
In the season finale, Violet only appeared in the epilogue, when Amelia saw her on the street, rushed to her and kissed her.
The show has yet to be renewed for a season 2.
- 6 episodes. Missing from 1x03 and 1x06
Female love interests:
- Amelia Scanwell (Jordon Stevens, lesbian, recurring)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Client (uncredited)
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.