Willa, The Family
Willa (Alison Pill)
The Family was centered around the Warren family as the youngest son Adam returned after having disappeared and was presumed dead ten years earlier. Willa was the middle child of the family and the press coordinator for her mother, who was the mayor and running for governor. She was very religious and a closeted lesbian. Willa was manipulative, ruthless, cunning, and shown to do anything to protect her family and get her mother elected. She had been covering up her father’s infidelity for years, and also orchestrated Adam’s return knowing that it wasn’t really her brother.
Willa met Bridey, a journalist, when Bridey was investigating Adam’s return in hopes of getting a good story. Willa didn’t trust her at first, but the two met up at a bar in 1×05 and Bridey ended up kissing a surprised Willa, who promptly left after the kiss. In the next episode Willa told Bridey “I’m not interested in your ladyparts”, but later she showed up drunk at Bridey’s apartment and the two had sex. They started somewhat of a relationship, though they were lying to and manipulating each other to reach their separate goals.
In episode 11 Willa came out as gay to her older brother Danny after the two bonded and he told a surprised Willa that Bridey wasn’t worth it. In the last episode of the series, Willa found out that Bridey knew about “Adam” being someone else and she convinced Bridey not to run the story by offering her full access to the mayor. At the end of the episode Bridey was lying dead in the snow and it was implied that Willa killed her. The series was cancelled after the first 12 episodes, leaving everyone’s storylines unfinished.
- 12 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Bridey Cruz 💀 (Floriana Lima, lesbian, main cast, 12 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
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.