Dorothy "Dottie" Turner is a delusional young mother who is married to Sean Turner. After an unspeakable tragedy due to her carelessness, Dorothy hires a young nanny to help care for their "first newborn child". She is portrayed by Lauren Ambrose.
Dorothy Turner is a television reporter, working for 8 News in Philadelphia. She lives in an expansive brownstone with her husband, Sean. Sean is an experimental chef, famous for creating recipes and consulting with top restaurants. The couple have a son, Jericho.
Several months after the birth of Jericho, Dorothy decides it is time to return to work. Unwilling to leave Jericho, Dorothy hires a live-in nanny, Leanne Grayson. Leanne's duties revolve around caring for Jericho while Dorothy works. Although agreeing to the situation, Sean is not pleased to have Leanne living in their home.
Returning to work, Dorothy begins to rely on Leanne, which concerns Sean. She begins to take Leanne under her wing, ignoring Sean's efforts to remind her that she is just staff.
When Dorothy returns home in a cab, she appears catatonic only for passing headlights to awaken her. When she enters the house, she finds Sean staring at the cot with a baby in it he can't believe to be Jericho.
Over dinner, Sean asks Dorothy where she found Leanne to which Dorothy responds this was as a result of a Twitter shout out. She didn't care where Leanne came from, claiming they got lucky either way. Sean would later confront Dorothy later about Jericho and Leanne but finds Dorothy again catatonic in front of the fridge light. She awakens after a short while and makes her way upstairs to see her son.
Getting to know each other
After Leanne fainted after seeing Sean and Tobe preparing live eels for a meal, Dorothy wanted to make sure Leanne was okay. She gave Leanne a cup of tea and together they decided to go on a shopping trip to get to know each other.
After returning, Dorothy convinced a reluctant Leanne to let her borrow her shoes. With this, Leanne borrowed Dorothy's lipstick and one of her rings.
Dorothy had planned to take Jericho with her to work and wanted Leanne to accompany her. This was to show off her son, but Sean was able to convince her not to do this as Dorothy didn't like her colleagues showing off their newborn babies either. With that, Dorothy went to work alone.
After seeing Sean out the house to take his flight, she returns to find a letter to Leanne and meets George, Leanne's uncle. When George tries to get Leanne to leave the house, Dorothy does her best to convince Leanne to stay which Leanne does, much to the dismay of George.
Dorothy has been receiving help from a kinesiologist, Natalie, for her movement. Dorothy makes a decision she would like to let go of Natalie, who is also a family friend, in favor of biofeedback therapy. Dorothy invited Natalie to dinner to inform her of this decision.
Julian tells Leanne everything about Jericho and Dorothy's past after a long night baby-sitting.
This trauma involved Dorothy leaving Jericho in a hot car all day and forgetting he was there into the night. A car alarm woke her from her sleep which irritated her. She went outside to find Jericho is still in the car and she brought him inside to put him in his crib. She thought she heard him weeping from the baby monitor, but upon inspecting his crib she found that Jericho was not moving and was indeed dead.
It was Natalie who suggested the idea of using a Reborn Doll to help Dorothy get over the loss of Jericho.
During Jericho's baptism, Leanne's "aunt and uncle" enter and Dorothy recognizes the "aunt". She discovers through looking through past recordings of her news reports that she recognizes Aunt May from a siege she reported on involving The Church of the Lesser Saints. Dorothy notices Leanne is gone as well her baby, replaced with a Reborn Doll.
Dorothy frantically searches for Jericho in all rooms of the house, and asks Sean if he knows where Jericho or Leanne are. She phones the police, asking that they can arrive immediately as a matter of life and death.
The police arrive but don't believe Dorothy when she shows them a video of May Markham, telling them that she attended Jericho's baptism, despite being believed to be dead. She asks Sean to back her up to no avail. The officers later leave, thanks to the efforts of Sean, Julian, and Natalie.
She searches Leanne's room for any signs of clues, and finds a hidden camera in the wall. She believes this to be planted by those who follow The Church of the Lesser Saints, which Sean knows not to be true but follows through with the story. She continues her efforts to find clues as to Jericho's whereabouts, including creating flyers to be sent out to the community. However, both sets of these are put in the trash by Julian and Sean.
Later, Dorothy argues with Sean, saying that she thought he would be a better father and that she would go to the ends of the earth to save Jericho. After this, a letter arrives in the post which Dorothy opens - it includes a baby shoe and a note saying "Tell no one, baby lives" much to Dorothy's relief. She sees this as confirmation her son is alive.
A plea for help
Dorothy is asleep on the couch while videos play of her and Leanne cuddling Jericho. When Julian enters and Dorothy wakes up, she comments that Leanne does not love Jericho. With this, Dorothy is concerned about her stomach tightening which she thinks happens when Jericho is crying. While discussing this with Julian, the doorbell rings and Dorothy finds a package which she thinks has come from those who took Jericho. The package contains a baby spacesuit which is in fact something Julian ordered before the baptism.
Later, Dorothy is on the bed shocked, watching a video of the cult group kneeling around a person who is naked and whipping himself with May Markham watching on. Her phone rings, and she is called into work to be on the newsdesk as Melanie is off sick. She uses this opportunity to make a plea to public to find Leanne who has been missing for 5 days, and a plea to Leanne herself to come home.
Julian arrives home, thinking she likely will not be asked back to the newsdesk but notes that her stomach is no longer tight, thinking that Jericho is sleeping. While in the shower, the water turns off. She shouts to Sean for help, not knowing he is talking to Leanne.
Keen to investigate sightings of Leanne, Dorothy has a list she follows and she sends Sean and Julian out to investigate leads. She becomes curious by a lead Julian is following at a very large house that is heavily secured, but also receives takeaway and grocery deliveries, indicating there are a lot of mouths to feed.
She later discusses best plans to approach this with Sean, and eventually agrees that they cannot just go into the property and confront any residents while shouting. Having already seen that the house orders takeaways she, along with Sean and Julian, decide to start up a takeaway business in the hope the house will order from them thus giving them access. Dorothy is initially frustrated as they receive an order from a different address to the one they want, but then Dorothy herself answers the call she has been waiting for - an order that will give them access to the house.
While Tobe delivers the order, he has a secret camera that the Turners can use to see what he is seeing. She watches closely and is shocked to see Leanne standing right in front of Tobe and when Leanne walks away, she shouts at the screen for Tobe to follow. Growing frustrated, she runs outside in the hope to go to the house herself to confront Leanne, but Sean is able to convince her otherwise, stating a plan is needed such as them needing Leanne to bring the baby to then. Reluctantly agreeing with Sean, she goes back into the house.
After hearing the house has placed another order, showing Leanne is interested in seeing Tobe again, Dorothy volunteers to prepare the order. Once done, she watches the screen again as Tobe returns to the house and meets Leanne. Dorothy is distraught to hear Leanne call her mean, selfish, and cruel and cites jealousy as the reason for this. When Leanne finds out the Turners already know where she is, she collapses to the floor. Dorothy phones Tobe and reveals to the group that she drugged Leanne via the pizza and intends to phone the police on Tobe unless he brings her back to the Turner house. Dorothy has handled it.
Before the birth
While pregnant, Dorothy has a condition involving her placenta that causes her a lot of pain. The doctor confirms that she must stay off her feet otherwise she will go to hospital. Dorothy complies with this and lays in bed, until the smoke alarm goes off and she cannot reach Sean on the phone, and the fire brigade will not come. She decides she must stand up and walk down the stairs to put the fire out, but slips down the stairs and hurts herself. With this, she puts the fire out just as Sean walks in, and she confirms she has handled it.
With Leanne home, Dorothy takes food up to her and asks Leanne who has just regains consciousness where Jericho is. With Leanne not knowing, Dorothy reveals that Leanne will be staying until she remembers. While Sean disputes this method of gaining answers, Dorothy insists this is the right move due to her experiences being a journalist. She tells Sean never to go upstairs to Leanne due to him being easily manipulated. She goes to work to report on indoor skydiving for 8 News.
When she returns, she takes more food up to Leanne and tributes comments by Leanne claiming that the other family needed her, citing that Leanne had signed a contract for the Turners and has also made a commitment there. After finding no answers about Jericho, Dorothy leaves the room and again tells Sean that she is handling the situation with Leanne correctly at dinner that evening.
At 2AM, Dorothy awakens suddenly and goes to Leanne’s room, clutching her hand much to the horror of Leanne. Dorothy bends it and leaves Leanne in the room in pain. Breakfast is served to Leanne the next morning by Dorothy, and Leanne comments that she wants to talk to Sean. With this, Dorothy leaves the room noting that Leanne will never come between her and her husband. She leaves for work, reporting at Lincoln Fried Chicken where brawls are taking place due to the restaurant only allowing two chicken burgers to be solved per customer.
The next morning at 2AM, Dorothy drags Leanne of her bed by her hair, strangling her asking her where Jericho is. Leanne is left on the floor breathless as Dorothy leaves. Later that morning, Dorothy comments to Sean about feeling anxious at 2AM, and believes it is because of Jericho. Leanne notes to Dorothy that she used to pray for her but not anymore, for which Dorothy notes that Leanne can stop this situation whenever she wants to. Over dinner, Dorothy mulls over her thoughts about the situation to Julian and Sean, and later at 2am, assaults Leanne again.
Later the next day after arriving home from work and doing her exercises, Dorothy attempts to assault Leanne again at 2AM. This time, she finds Angela, the mannequin, in Leanne’s bed. Leanne hits Dorothy and runs away and Dorothy finds her by the front door. When Leanne reveals that they are keeping Jericho safe from Dorothy, Dorothy hits her and buries Leanne in the debris in the basement.
Dorothy goes back to bed at 2:15 that night, where 15 minutes prior at 2AM on the hot night Sean was out of town, she discovered Jericho dead in his cot.
A new approach
Dorothy is in the kitchen preparing food, and notices Leanne walk in after hearing the loud music. Dorothy wanted to give Leanne a change of scenery and allow her downstairs for breakfast, with extra locks added to the doors. She struggles to prepare part of the meal, and calls out for Sean to help. With Leanne seated, Tobe arrives as a surprise guest for breakfast to both Sean and Leanne. When Sean enters the kitchen, he beckons Dorothy out to discuss what Dorothy is doing, and she explains he should be praising her for trying a different approach.
Over breakfast, Dorothy deflects conversations that lead to suggestions that Leanne is being held captive. When Tobe asks where Jericho is, Dorothy notes that he is with grandpa. She leads Leanne up to her room, noting that she is abiding by the wishes she thinks Leanne left in the note - “Tell no one, baby lives”. Leanne refuses Dorothy when she offers treatment for her scratches on her arm.
Later, Dorothy receives a package with a small baby in it which puzzles her. Also in the package is a ransom demand asking the Turners to meet someone at the Franklinville Mall food court at 8pm the next day, bringing $200,000. With it decided that they will pay the ransom, Dorothy looks through her jewellery to find something valuable to sell. She’s very surprised to see Julian walking with a stash of money he had being keeping, and thanks him for this. She continues looking for ways to make money, and asks Sean to sell his coffee machine, much to his dismay. She packs some supplies for Jericho ready for the pickup that evening.
At the mall, Dorothy waits with Sean for whoever is coming with Jericho. They use a video call with Julian to keep him updated, and why are concerned that the person they are waiting for is late. At the advice of Julian, Dorothy stays with Sean at the mall until closing time. While being ushered out by staff at closing time, Dorothy is updating Julian on her plan to wait in the car park, but while this happens, George takes the camera off her, calling Julian’s name.
Dorothy and Sean make it home, accompanied by George.
One step closer
After walking in from the mall with George, Sean sits down with George while Dorothy goes up to speak to Leanne, to let her know that her uncle is downstairs. In response to Leanne not believing Dorothy, Dorothy says that she cannot be baited by Leanne and that as soon as Jericho is home Leanne can go back to her family. George searches the house for Leanne and Dorothy tells Sean to stop him, and in the end Dorothy lets Sean speak to George to get to the bottom of this. When Sean comes back out, he talks about issues surrounding divine punishment, which Dorothy flagrantly disagrees with and does not like to see Sean saying.
Later in the basement, Dorothy takes the $200,000 ransom money downstairs to George and offers him to give it to any disadvantaged people he wants. She cannot believe it when George tips it down the hole Leanne was buried in, and was shocked when George discovered a lock of Leanne’s hair. He begins to pray and Dorothy shouts him, refusing to pray for Leanne. With Julian joining them, George discovers what Dorothy had done to Leanne in the hole and she shouts at him again for quoting religious scripture. She says that nothing matters if she does have her son so does not care of the consequences George cites if Leanne does not leave the house.
When cockroaches emanate from the hole where the money was thrown, Dorothy runs out with Julian and enters the hallway leading to the front door, and watches the living room TV reporting a shooting at Mrs Moreno’s house.
Calling their bluff
With them all watching the news report on the shooting, George shuts down in the living room and Leanne leaves. Dorothy asks Sean to go and talk to Leanne while she works with George. Together with Julian, they tried to make George open up to no success as he is in a trance. She believes the cult are behind the attack and she believes George is faking this trance state. They have the upper hand and will use George and Leanne to get Jericho back.
Leaving Julian with George, she begins looking through her evidence surrounding the cult to see if they have done something like this before. She goes further as to phone 8 News to find out more where she discovers that it is a triple homicide at the Marino house.
Later, she reassures Julian that they have the upper hand but after this, a police car pulls up outside. Julian and Sean take George into the kitchen while Dorothy answers the door and it is Officer Reyes visiting. Dorothy asks if there is any news about Jericho and there is none - Dorothy allows her into the house. With this, Dorothy refuses to allow Reyes and Sean to talk alone, and insists that she can be involved too. Reyes talks about the situation with Leanne and the Marinos and insists the cult is not involved. It is there Reyes reveals she knows about the Cheesus Crust business the Turners set out to infiltrate the Marino house. Dorothy says this was necessary to gather evidence and the police had treated her like a mental patient beforehand - she is taking matters into her own hands.
Sean makes Reyes a drink at her request and she goes to follow, but Dorothy fakes a headache in order to delay her. She stays back long enough until Dorothy enters the bathroom. While in there, she sees Sean and Reyes go upstairs. Later, she sees Reyes out and hears the officer offer the chance for her to be an honest friend.
Dorothy sees George in the bathroom and attempts to make a deal to get Jericho back, slapping him in the process. They are interrupted by a package at the door. George comes into the room and takes it upstairs while Dorothy tells Sean and Julian to let him go. She holds a note, and says the Turners called their bluff.
Trying to move forward
Dorothy takes breakfast upstairs to George along with the note reading “Reunite them Christmas Eve”. Before this, she tries to call Julian with no response, and she assumes he struck out earlier that morning. She hands the tray to George along with the note, and also reveals she has ordered the Betamax player and is waiting for it to arrive. She takes George to the outside grill for a reason she does not know that wants to accommodate him, saying she has it under control.
Afterwards, there is a knock at the front door and Dorothy opens it to reveal Roscoe. They go to the outside sitting area, despite it being a snowy day, and Dorothy wants to know more about his relationship with Sean. Dorothy is appalled to learn that Roscoe is in fact a private investigator Sean and Julian hired to look into Leanne’s past. She asks for more information and is disappointed by the lack of information Roscoe is able to provide, beyond having been to Leanne’s house in Wisconsin. Dorothy comes over well and Roscoe goes to collect her some water. While he does this, Dorothy emphasises her disappointment to Sean that she was not told any of this.
As it is getting cold out, Dorothy wants to go inside the house but Roscoe prevents her from doing so, claiming he was told to do so by George. Dorothy pushes past him and meets George on the stairs and says the pair had a deal. She does however except Georges responds that preparation must be done alone and they will be reunited soon.
How far will she go?
Dorothy vacuuming Jericho’s room, and after this takes some of his clothes, and knocks on George’s door. There is no answer and when she goes inside, there is nobody there. Afterwards, she goes to Leanne’s room to ask where George is, and she confirms that he left that night. Dorothy is hopeful that he will be back in time for lunch.
In the living room, while decorating the Christmas tree, she confirms to Sean that her father, Frank, is bringing a guest in the form of Kourtney to dinner. When Frank and his new partner enter the house, Dorothy notes how sweet she is. They begin to eat dinner, and Dorothy says to Sean that the prayer he said was good. Later, Julian’s phone rings repeatedly and Dorothy thinks she hears someone at the front door. She goes outside but there is nobody there, so she sits on the front steps. Sean comes outside to sit with her, and Dorothy wonders if she will get reunited with Jericho today. Sean says it is important not to think like that, and instead it is good to imagine what it will be like with Jericho in her arms. She says she can still smell Jericho’s head and she wants to sing to him.
They enter the house again, interrupting a game of charades between Frank, Kourtney, and Julian. Despite Julian needing a lot of guesses, Dorothy is able to guess the charade very quickly. Later, Dorothy enters the hallway after screams to find Julian on the floor unconscious, and not breathing. Dorothy is shocked to see Julian in this state. Later, in Jericho’s room, Leanne comes in to see Dorothy and asks her about the noose in the basement. Dorothy says it is for her, in the event Jericho is not returned.
Dorothy rushes downstairs to meet Aunt Josephine who Sean lets into the house. Dorothy reluctantly agrees to sit with Josephine on the couch and is confused when Josephine hugs her, and when Josephine confirms everything that Dorothy is going through. When Josephine asked to speak with Leanne, Dorothy says no and that she wants Jericho in her arms first. After Josephine explains that this is the order it must be done in, Dorothy reluctantly agrees to give Josephine 15 minutes with Leanne, under the condition that it is Jericho in exchange for Leanne after that.
With this, as Josephine sees Leanne, Dorothy is in Jericho’s room staring at the reborn doll in Jericho’s crib. She is later interrupted by Josephine who gives her baby clothes, saying they tell the truth. Dorothy begins to examine the baby clothes, despite cries from Sean who is banging on the door to be let in. Later, with Sean locked in another room continuing to call Dorothy’s name, she begins to get the reborn doll dressed in the new baby clothes. After a period on the floor staring at the baby clothes and the crib, she gets up and examines the clothes again. After this, Dorothy falls to the floor in distress having smelt the clothes.
Later, Dorothy is sitting in front of Jericho’s crib tying a noose. Sean is eventually able to leave his room and bangs on Dorothy’s door, telling her not to end her life. She tells Sean she thinks Jericho is gone. Dorothy strongly believes that she needs to be with her son and that Sean doesn’t understand. She tells him that she hopes he can forgive him, and after he responds no - the door begins to open.
As Leanne is being stabbed by Josephine, Dorothy hits Josephine over the head with a shovel and knocks her out. Dorothy helps Leanne and tries to remedy her wounds and goes to get Sean. Before she does so, Leanne. Dorothy, telling her that Josephine wanted Dorothy to believe Jericho was gone when in fact Leanne can bring him back to her. She thanks Leanne and goes to get Sean. She gets him from the backyard, and they go down into the basement to find no sign of Leanne. Dorothy deduces that Leanne has gone to get Jericho. Back in the bedroom, Dorothy is getting the baby monitor ready and does not want to listen to Sean talk about last August. She then interrupts Sean when the baby monitor goes off, with someone singing a nursery rhyme to a baby. They go into Jericho’s room to find Leanne singing the nursery rhyme with a real baby in her arms. Dorothy cradles the baby, and later in her bedroom, she and Sean comfort it.
Going to the shore
Dorothy is feeding Jericho alongside Sean and Julian, discussing a trip to the shore. She is excited to see Jericho eating food for the first time and photographs this. Dorothy reassures Leanne that no one is coming as Leanne expresses worry at the cult returning to the Turner house. She wants to Leanne to be happy and relaxed and feel safe with the family. She also wants Leanne to get out the house more, and wants Sean to make sure Leanne makes it to the park on their walk. Furthermore, she also gives Leanne a gift which is a two-piece bathing suit which she thinks suits Leanne. She encourages Leanne to fill out a journal to get her feelings off her chest as well.
Despite her disappointment at Leanne not wanting to go on the trip to the shore, Dorothy still went and enjoyed showing Jericho off to passers by. She admits how cold it is however and thinks Leanne made the right choice to stay at home. Later, Dorothy and the rest of the Turners are forced to return home after Leanne reports an intruder. Dorothy is worried about Leanne and asks the police for more information. She later comforts Leanne on her bed, saying she wants security cameras everywhere in the house and that she is there for Leanne.
Dorothy is keen to introduce Jericho to some new friends and joins a group of other parents in discussions online about their experiences. Having waited on a waiting list for so long, the group she meets online agrees to join her at her house. She rushes the security agents along who are fitting the cameras so they can be gone before the guests arrive. As Dorothy comes back into the house, she meets Leanne who wasn’t expecting guests over and Dorothy thinks Sean had already told Leanne. Dorothy has a discussion with Leanne and Sean in the kitchen, and convinces a reluctant Leanne to allow the guests to come over. Dorothy has also contacted Julian and Vera to come over to man the surveillance systems.
Later, Dorothy greets Riley Gallagher at the door who is known as “Mr Smiley” to the kids. She is surprised Leanne does not come close to them when Dorothy is introducing her and brings Riley into the living room to get set up. After this, with Leanne in the kitchen with Sean, she opens the door to the other parents and children and brings them into the living room. Dorothy does a variety of exercises with Jericho designed to be stimulating for him. As Leanne brings food in to the living room, Dorothy beckons Leanne over to have a chat with the group and to introduce herself. After Leanne does this, Dorothy is confused to see group members bring up Julian’s drug addiction and rehab and also events of one summer which Dorothy cannot quite remember.
After doing some more exercises throughout the session, the group go outside to an ice cream truck. Coming back into the house, Dorothy is mortified to see Leanne pointing a pair of kitchen shears and Riley. She tells Leanne to put those away and takes Leanne upstairs to tell her that she cannot do any more for her and the Turners in general are doing all they can to keep themselves and Leanne safe. Back downstairs, Dorothy toasts with the other parents to parenthood and as this happens, wasps come flying out the chimney and swarm the parents and children who subsequently flee out of the front door. Dorothy and Sean quickly try to establish what happened, and Dorothy is shocked and devastated that her day has been taken away from her. She states this to Leanne who is brushing Dorothy’s hair, along with saying that things are slipping away in her life.
Dorothy has to go and report on a Marilyn Munro lookalike contest, dressing for the role with a change in hair and clothing. She is initially unhappy doing this, stating that she was given the task of reporting on it as she was “curvier”. She comes back and is upset that her rival, Isabelle, is reporting on a murder trial which Dorothy would find more interesting. She takes Jericho up to bed.
Later, she is talking with Leanne and Sean in the kitchen and goes to grab something from upstairs. As she comes back down, she sees someone she doesn’t know walking out the bathroom and is scared. She finds out from Sean that that is a homeless person and Dorothy feels they could be scouting out the place and the Turners could be the victim of another robbery. After being reassured this will not happen from Sean, Dorothy has an idea to cover the homelessness issue in the area instead of another story. She calls a news crew over to her house and they go to the park to interview the homeless people there.
While in the park, Dorothy has no luck with the interviews with the homeless people not wanting to talk to her and in the one case she can interview one of them, the camera breaks up and he walks away. Just when she is about to give up, Sean arrives and gives sandwiches out to those same homeless people. One of the crew members recommends interviewing Sean and Dorothy agrees and does so. Later in the living room, they watch the report back and Dorothy says to Sean that she is proud of him. Not long afterwards, Dorothy sits down with Julian who tells her about his investigations into whether Dorothy is Jericho’s mother and he informs her that she is not. Dorothy believes Julian is using drugs again and offers to help him. As they are talking, a mother comes to the door to collect her diaper bag. Dorothy let’s heroin and grabs it for her, and the mother also notes her hairbrush is there. After she leaves, Dorothy deduces he tested the wrong hair sample and tells Julian to not do anything like this again.
Her against the universe
Dorothy is teaching Leanne how to dance in order to relax and unwind. She also tells Leanne wearing casual clothing is what normal people do. During the lesson, Dorothy is called away due to the Safety guy arriving to assess the Turner house for issues that might put Jericho in danger. Dorothy is concerned for Jericho’s safety and wants to listen to what the safety guy has to say. She wants Leanne to keep Jericho occupied while she and Sean sort this out. While she and Sean are in the kitchen with the safety guy, Leanne interrupts them and Dorothy stops both Leanne and Sean being negative about the situation. Upstairs while Dorothy feeds Jericho, Dorothy tells Leanne to stop worrying and after putting on the TV, is furious at Isabel covering Spring at the Mansion she had been doing for years. Furthermore, she notes that she might have to put Jericho back on a solution for his feeding but is told by Leanne that her milk is best and that Dorothy is not drinking enough and is not keeping to the routine. Dorothy refuses a drink from Leanne angrily. Later, on the porch, Dorothy wants to make sure she is still friends with Leanne before departing for the station in order to pursue a story. After Dorothy gets in from work, she gets off the phone with the station and is delighted to have received a story working on town murals and would be out the house for a week from the next day. She tells Sean the good news, and is shocked to hear from Sean that he was hoping Dorothy would look after Jericho while Leanne helped him in the kitchen. Dorothy is appalled that Sean thinks she can just find someone this quickly to care for their son, and says she will tell the end the next day of the change in arrangements. She duly does so, and seeing Leanne is unhappy, assures her that she could not be doing her job without Leanne and is conscious that if something were to happen to Sean, she would be able to support the family with her job. She also reassures Leanne that the Turners can help Leanne with her future, such as arranging a high school degree she can do from home. She hears Leanne say in return that all she cares about is this family. Later that day, Dorothy chats with Leanne, making sure they are still friends.
At the location of the mural, Dorothy interviews the artist, Diego Williams, to discuss the art pieces. As she does so, Dorothy zones out and begins to lactate, running away from the camera soon after. Entering the Turner house, Dorothy is hugged by Leanne and takes Jericho upstairs to his room. While in there, she talks with Sean and she feels the universe is trying to hurt her.
Running the party
Dorothy is organizing a block party for their block, including activities like face painting, dancing, a bouncy castle, and more. The morning of the party, Dorothy is delighted to see Leanne is coming to the event and says the Turners will be there to support her. As Julian walks in, Dorothy says Julian is there for the funnel cakes - possibly too much. Dorothy is asked by Julian how she is doing, and she responds saying she just wants everything to go smoothly. Outside, Dorothy gives Leanne and Julian a tour of the event and where certain booths are. While doing this, Dorothy sees Isabelle getting ready to cover the party for 8 News. Taking Jericho off Leanne, Dorothy moves towards Isabelle and says to her colleague that she thinks Isabelle would want a statement from her as she is running the event. Taking the microphone off Isabelle, she directs the cameramen as to the best places to shoot from. After doing the report, Dorothy is part of fun events with children such as dancing. While doing this, she is approached by Nancy, Sean’s minister from Liberty Unitarian who Dorothy is surprised to see.
Later, Dorothy sees Sean and discusses him seeing a minister. Dorothy says to shown that transparency is very important in their relationship and thinks she should have been told Sean was taking Jericho to church, even if she does think it is stupid. She thinks Sean made a good start in telling her and in response to Sean saying to her that she should give Nancy a chance, Dorothy responds that she has already invited Nancy for dinner. Later, Dorothy finds Leanne inside the Turner house and is concerned about where Leanne had been. Dorothy decides she wants to put Jericho to bed later and allows Leanne to go to bed herself. Checking the backdoor, she notices blood on the handle.
Going into Leanne’s bedroom, Dorothy wakes Leanne after she had slept in until noon. Dorothy is worried about her, and says Leanne does not look well and tells Leanne not to worry about being up late. She next walks into Jericho’s room to find Sean on the phone while Jericho is crying and she quickly goes to Jericho’s aid. She questions Sean as to who he was on the phone to, and she sees on his phone that he was talking to someone called Taylor, a producer. Upon hearing Sean’s explanation for this, Dorothy thinks going on Gourmet Gauntlet would be very beneficial for Sean and she encourages him to do this. Later, Dorothy is outside planting plants and calls Leanne down to help. As they are planting plants, Dorothy discusses with Leanne Gourmet Gauntlet and Sean’s appearance there, as well as Sean seeing Nancy, a minister, and her dinner with the Turners. In the bedroom, Dorothy and Sean again discuss the opportunity for that TV appearance, and Dorothy is shocked when Sean asks her to be nice to Nancy.
Dorothy is keen to celebrate spring so wants to take Leanne out to the park, who she reluctantly convinces to go with her. After this trip to the park, Dorothy goes out to do gardening and is met by a a homeless person who she had interviewed previously. When he asks where Leanne is and whether Dorothy can check for her, Dorothy says she cannot and that this is private property at the Turner house. Later, Dorothy finds Leanne’s bloody clothes in the laundry and goes to the security station to check footage from the night of the block party. In this footage, Dorothy finds Leanne being chased by two assailants through the Turner house and then - fast forwarding the footage - Dorothy finds Leanne walking calmly back into the house. Going downstairs, she finds Leanne and beckons Leanne upstairs to speak with her. During this conversation, Dorothy explains that she knows what happened and is very worried about Leanne. While they are talking about it, they are interrupted by Julian who wants Dorothy downstairs to keep him company with Nancy.
At the dinner table with Nancy, the Turners discuss topics around religion, Nancy’s background, and Sean’s opportunity on Gourmet Gauntlet. Upon the latter being brought up, Dorothy reaffirms that it would be a great idea for Sean to appear on the show. She is, however, confused when Nancy tells a story of someone she knows being a fan of Sean’s appearance on the last season of the show which Dorothy cannot remember as it was when Jericho had died due to overheat. After Nancy has to leave due to an uncomfortable encounter with Leanne, Dorothy finds Leanne outside with Julian, and calls her in after Leanne’s encounter with the same homeless person again. Dorothy sits in Jericho’s room, watching Sean’s appearance on the last season of Gourmet Gauntlet, quickly putting the device down.
A rift with Leanne
After watching an introduction to Gourmet Gauntlet Philadelphia, Dorothy is really happy for Sean. Dorothy is surprised when Leanne asks her if that really is the case, and takes Jericho elsewhere. Out in the backyard, Dorothy reveals to Julian that she is aware he has been sleeping with Leanne and she tells him to stop. She further says to him that she wants him to stay away from Leanne as well, telling him that she had been attacked. She then says to Julian that she cannot remember Sean’s appearance on Gourmet Gauntlet last year and, as does Julian, puts this down to her memory being fuzzy due to stress. In the house, Dorothy tells Leanne that she is worried about her and, in particular, her decision-making and has contacted someone to see Leanne about that. Furthermore, she reveals to Leanne that she knows Leanne has been sleeping with her brother. In response to Leanne asking Dorothy if she has been through Leanne’s personal possessions, Dorothy assures Leanne this has not happened. Dorothy further asks Leanne not to go to the park, but Leanne tells Dorothy that she should not worry about it.
Inside Leanne’s room, Dorothy is rifling through Leanne’s personal possessions and discovers the journal Leanne has been keeping. Inside this, Dorothy finds drawings of events that have transpired in the past for the Turners, such as Julian’s attack by seagulls, the wasps, and Dorothy lactating on camera. She is shocked by this and later tells Sean as such, but here’s from her husband that she should not be worried and that it is normal for household members to make fun of other household members. Furthermore, she hears Sean tell her not to worry about the homeless people in the park which shocks Dorothy as she wants to keep her family safe. Later, Dorothy sees Leanne in the park with Jericho, showing him to the homeless people in the encampment and letting them hold her son. Dorothy is appalled, and runs outside into the park and grabs her son, taking him home with Leanne following. Dorothy confronts Leanne about this and forbids Leanne to go to the park again, and hears Leanne say to her in response that she is behaving like Aunt May. Later, Dorothy speaks with Sean again about this situation and hears Sean repeat that he thinks they are in a really good place and he does not want to lose that. Dorothy is called in for dinner by Sean, but she goes upstairs.
The next day, Dorothy greets Vera at the front door and invites Leanne into the living room to join them. There, Dorothy and Vera propose to Leanne doing dance semiotics classes in New Jersey for two months, with Dorothy citing the recent tensions between her and Leanne is a result of Leanne trapped in the house with the Turners. Before Leanne can decide, Dorothy pre-emptively books Leanne a train ticket. During this conversation, Sean enters the room, and Dorothy tells him to leave or be quiet. Later, Dorothy wants to give Leanne one of her dresses as a parting gift, but Leanne declines. Getting ready for bed, Dorothy, in response to Sean saying he is unhappy with not being consulted about the decision to send Leanne away, says she is unhappy with being gaslighted into thinking everything is fine in their family when it is not. The next day, Dorothy is forced to confront her brother, Julian, who arrives before Leanne is due to leave to tell Dorothy what a bad idea this is. Vera is with him, and while Dorothy argues with Julian about this, Vera takes Jericho into the kitchen. Dorothy is hugged by Leanne and Dorothy tells Leanne she will love it. As Leanne leaves the house, Dorothy goes into the kitchen and screams, finding a reborn doll in Jericho’s chair. The Turners hear a baby crying in various different rooms, and Dorothy leads the search for her son.
In the hallway, Dorothy sees Leanne come in and Dorothy demands her son back, citing to Leanne that she knows what Dorothy is capable of. Hearing Leanne say Jericho is in the nursery and has been all along alarms Dorothy, and she runs into the nursery, finding and embracing her son, alongside Sean. Dorothy disputes Sean’s claim that Leanne should stay and protests downstairs when Sean makes an apology on Dorothy’s behalf to Leanne.
Not going to work
Dorothy is tending to Jericho and Leanne makes Dorothy a drink which Dorothy promptly tips away. She is then offered by Sean the chance to go onto the Gourmet Gauntlet set with him but she declines, saying it would be too hectic for Jericho. As Dorothy moves out of the kitchen, she bumps into Leanne who is doing Dorothy’s laundry which Dorothy has told her specifically not to do. As she is saying this to Leanne, she gets a phone call from the station offering her a story to cover. She says she will not cover it, saying there is no child care for Jericho at the moment. In response to Leanne telling Dorothy that she can take care of Jericho, Dorothy says that Leanne will never touch Jericho again. Later, Dorothy walks into the kitchen to see milk on the floor and Leanne and Julian standing over it. With that, she walks back out of the kitchen. Upstairs, Sean shows Dorothy a picture he hung up that he knows Dorothy likes as well as all the other things he has fixed in the house. When discussing the situation with Leanne, Dorothy is still upset with Sean for allowing Leanne to stay and Dorothy still wants Sean sleeping on the couch.
Later, Dorothy refuses another job offer from the station, saying Jeremy should take that story on. When she finds out Sean is planning a special meal, she decides to invite Frank and Kourtney along. One evening, Dorothy is watching a recording of Gourmet Gauntlet and checks the calendar for last summer and notices some empty slots. Leanne walks in behind her and Dorothy wonders why she is so late. The next day, Dorothy answers the door and it is Isabelle who is threatening to end Dorothy’s career. While Dorothy is talking to her, she hears breaking glass in the background and goes to check, leaving Isabelle at the door. Coming back in after dealing with that, she sees Leanne walking in from the front door and questions Leanne as to whether she was talking to Isabelle. After Leanne confirms she was talking to Isabelle, Dorothy wonders if this is revenge from Leanne but is reassured by Leanne that Dorothy did the right thing. That evening, Dorothy opens the door to her father and - sending Kourtney into the kitchen - discusses with him the situation with Leanne. She further goes on to ask him for his help in institutionalizing Leanne for her own good. When Leanne interrupts them, Dorothy goes upstairs to change.
In the living room, Dorothy is watching with the Turners Sean’s episode of Gourmet Gauntlet and receives a message on her phone. She turns over to the news channel, which has Isabelle reporting at an active shooting incident, the story that should have been Jeremy’s. Dorothy notes that the shooting starting is basically giving Isabelle her job, but this is cut short when Isabelle is shot in the head, much to the horror of Dorothy.
Talking a Stand
Dorothy wakes up in bed and then moves into Jericho’s room. From there she takes a shower and makes her way downstairs. In the kitchen she finds Leanne, Julian, and Sean having breakfast and they all come to her side quickly to give her what she wants. They assure her that Frank will not be welcome in the house so long as Dorothy does not want him there. Furthermore, Dorothy apologizes to Leanne for how she has treated her, saying she went too far. After breakfast, Dorothy plays with Jericho - alongside Leanne. Later, the pair do a dance session but Dorothy trips while doing this and she agrees alongside Leanne that she should stop. When asked by Leanne if she wanted her to take care of Jericho, Dorothy consents to this. With Leanne out with Jericho, Dorothy sees Sean walking to the dance room and the pair discuss any plans Dorothy has, with Sean suspicious of her behavior. Dorothy says she cannot possibly do anything, but does say she will never forget the look on Sean’s face when Dale McKenzie said Dorothy was a danger to Jericho. She thinks Sean agreed with him. Dorothy later takes a shower and then looks at her calendar, which contains empty dates which she cannot remember.
One morning, Leanne wakes Dorothy up and the pair go for a walk in the park to the homeless encampment. There, Leanne wants to reassure Dorothy that her friends are safe and can help Dorothy, and Dorothy is presented with a job advert for a news anchor at 11 News. Dorothy says they would never accept her. That night, Dorothy and Jericho are in the bath and Dorothy notices Jericho looking out of the door despite her efforts to get his attention. Later, Dorothy prepares a meal for the family which is a dish prepared by Sean for the family when they first moved into the house. Furthermore, Dorothy decides she wants to open a bottle of wine owned by her and Julian’s long dead mother. After her persuasion is successful, they open the wine, and the Turner’s mull over what they can taste and begin laughing about this. Dorothy chats with Sean who was on the sofa bed about the relationship and about how Sean turned to faith and Dorothy turned to anger. Dorothy says she could never have Sean’s faith and will always disagree with him regarding Leanne and she apologizes then kissed him.
While Sean is asleep, Dorothy gets off the sofa bed and gathers Jericho along with a packed bag. Jericho begins crying and Dorothy tries her best to calm him down. As she tries to make it downstairs, Leanne greets her, asking what is going on. After Dorothy refuses Leanne’s ask for her to come with her, Dorothy has Leanne approach her and scream while holding on to Dorothy’s legs which alerts Sean and Julian. Dorothy explains how Leanne has managed to convince Sean and Julian to be on Leanne’s side, and Dorothy continues her pursuit to leave. Leaning against the banister, Dorothy sees Leanne apologize to her before the banister gives way, Leanne takes Jericho, and Dorothy falls to the ground floor. In her stupor, she looks up to see Leanne staring at her while holding Baby Jericho.
- Her strong delusion of believing that her young son still lived is exactly like Rachel Doyle in The Twin.
- Dorothy records all of her television broadcasts and keeps them for posterity; Jericho.
- After the birth of Jericho, Dorothy suffers from mastitis, causing her a lot of physical pain in addition to her already fragile mental state
- What Sean thought was Dorothy's favorite meal is seared scallop, sweet potato, pesto, and Parmesan crisp.