Sean Turner is Dorothy's husband and father to their newborn child. He is a famous experimental chef, who consults and advises some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. He creates new culinary dishes, and has an extraordinary palette. Articles are written about Sean and his work. His wife, Dorothy, is proud of his standing and achievement, but Sean is more self deprecating, describing his work as feeding "butter and cream to fat people." He is portrayed by Toby Kebbell in the Apple TV+ series Servant.
After the birth of their child, Jericho, Sean is concerned that Dorothy is rushing to return to work as a reporter at 8 News. Sean and his brother-in-law Julian are on good terms with each other, both enjoying fine wines. As Sean works from his home, he sometimes employs Tobe as his commis chef. He pays cash for the day's work.
While he agreed to hire a live-in nanny, Leanne, he is not enthusiastic about the prospect of having her in their home. He is further horrified to see that the Reborn Doll that Dorothy was caring for had now become a real baby after Leanne had been at the house.
Sean becomes very suspicious about this, including where the baby came from and what it has to do with Leanne. He enlists Julian to help him solve this.
Sean grows more suspicious of Leanne as time goes on, and his work with Julian continues. Julian hires a private detective called Roscoe to investigate Leanne and her past. When Sean was looking for Leanne's application she provided when she applied for the job. Later when he could not find them. Instead, he stuck into Leanne's room and took a photo of her while she was sleeping and gave the photo to Roscoe and Julian to help with their investigations.
His suspicions of Leanne gain traction when Julian and Roscoe discover that Leanne's house burned down and they discover her gravestone. This leads them to believe she was living under a false identity.
When Sean and Dorothy leave the house one evening, he pays Tobe to stay and watch the house as he did not trust Leanne. On other occasions, Julian would also enter the house when Leanne was left there alone in order to keep a watchful eye. Sean does not know what Leanne is up to.
When Dorothy wants to take Jericho to work with her, Sean convinces her this is not the right thing to do as she doesn't like her colleagues showing off their newborn babies. He therefore tells Leanne the plan is off and she will not be attending work with Dorothy and Jericho. Despite him telling her this, when watching Dorothy's news report, he sees Leanne in the background and wonders why this is. He tells Dorothy of this when she returns, and Leanne explains that she took Jericho out for a walk but did not want to tell Dorothy where she was so not to disturb her. Sean is dubious of this reasoning.
Protecting his family
While out of town cooking for the Florida Eagles, Sean learns from Dorothy via video call that Leanne's uncle George has visited and is an uncomfortable presence. Sean urges her to escort George out of the building, but she does not. To be safe, Sean contacts Julian and asked him to join Dorothy, George, and Leanne for dinner to keep them safe.
Sean also wants to protect Dorothy from the truth about Jericho after liking seeing her so happy. When Natalie finds out about the 'real' baby Jericho, she wants to tell Dorothy the truth which Sean urges her not to do. With the help of Julian, at dinner with Natalie, Dorothy, and Leanne, they sield off questions from Natalie about Jericho.
After Leanne found out about the truth behind what happened to Jericho and Dorothy, Shaun tries to convince her that it was an accident and it happens to a lot of people. He reiterates this point when asked by Leanne why he stayed with Dorothy despite what she did.
At Jericho's baptism after event, Sean is confronted by George in the basement. George explains to Sean how the fire was a setup so Leanne could start a new life, allowing others to assume she was dead. George says Sean should pray to God and ask for what he needs, and Sean prays for his son to come back.
A lack of feeling
Not long after Leanne starts working for the Turners, Sean complains about a lack of taste and a lack of feeling.
This starts when Sean confronts Leanne about where the real baby came from when the new baby appears. Sean also destroys the woven cross above Jericho's bed. Later that evening, Sean and Dorothy inspect his buttock to find two splinters in there. Over dinner that evening, Sean also complains of the food being tasteless and begins coughing, and in the kitchen he finds there is a splinter in his throat.
This lack of taste continues on the summertime, with Sean having to use Tobe and Leanne to taste his food for him. A lack of feeling also develops at Jericho's baptism where he squeezed a champagne cork with glass still attached and noticed his hand was bleeding, yet he could not feel this. He tests this out again by placing his hand over a burning gas hob and the lack of feeling continued.
Finding his son
After Sean finishes testing his feeling, Dorothy enters and asks him if he knows where Jericho or Leanne are as they have vanished. After finding out Dorothy has phoned the police, Sean quickly removes all evidence of the baptism such as balloons and gifts in order to stop growing suspicion for them when the police arrived.
Sean is in Jericho's room and a police officer enters who Sean recognizes from the day Jericho is discovered dead. He tells her the baby in the crib is not real and is Dorothy's. Later, when Julian and Natalie arrive, Sean discusses with Julian the plan and is shocked to see that Julian wants to not search for the baby and indeed wants to brush the police off. After the police leave, Sean watches footage which confirms May Markham attended the baptism and he wants to understand why and where they are. Julian aand Natalie say this is a bad idea but Sean wants to pursue this.
However, while he wants to pursue this, he doesn't want the rest of the community to know. So when Dorothy tasks him with delivering flyers searching for May Markham, Sean instead throws these in the trash. Upon returning, he and Dorothy watch a news report showing a The Church of the Lesser Saints follower claiming someone from the group revived someone. Dorothy does not believe this, but Sean begins to.
He enters Leanne's room later to see if he can find any clues and/or indications as to where she and Jericho might be. He finds a Bible and is shocked to see that his name is written on one of the pages, titled "The Test of Leprosy". He later questions Julian on The Church of the Lesser Saints and reveals he is keen to find out about them and find Jericho, before Dorothy let's the community know what has happened.
Sean later has an argument with Dorothy about his ability to be a father, and an embrace with Dorothy is interrupted by a letter containing a baby shoe and note saying "Tell no one, baby lives." Time passes and Sean takes the trash out. He notices the Reborn Doll in the trash and is later seen bathing the doll in the bath, as if the baby was real.
In the kitchen, Sean cooks breakfast for Dorothy and discusses with Julian about Jericho. He dismisses Julian's notion about setting up a ransom to keep Dorothy occupied, and he says Julian should spend this time finding the baby.
While cooking another meal later, Roscoe knocks at the door asking to his car keys. Sean is perplexed as to where Roscoe has been having not been able to find him since the baptism. With this, Roscoe says he had been waiting in the car for just one night, after the baptism. Sean is confused by this. With Roscoe in the basement, Sean is happy to allow Dorothy to leave for work, much to the dismay of Julian, in order to show his brother-in-law what has happened to Roscoe.
Sean sees that Julian is confused and holds him back when he gets frustrated with Roscoe. He decides to call Natalie, which Julian disagrees with. Natalie arrives to hypnotize Roscoe and while she does this, Sean gets very agitated, asking for information very quickly. He ignores Natalie's calls for him to slow down and carries on. He is shocked to see that Roscoe indicates that the cult followers harm baby Jericho. Sean and Julian argue over this as Julian does not believe that claim, but he and Natalie do.
Having seen how much Roscoe went through, Sean sees him to the door, thanking him very much for doing what he did. After doing so, he walks into the living room to see Dorothy on television at the newsdesk making a plea for help in finding Leanne and reaching out for Leanne herself. Sean smiles at this and after helping Dorothy clean the dishes when she got back, he cooks while she showers. While cooking, Sean hears his iPad ringing and its Leanne asking why Dorothy is looking for her and why he has not told her what she did to Jericho. Sean walks into the kitchen doorway, looking forwards.
Having a plan
After helping Dorothy track down the various sightings of Leanne in their area, a house Julian is at sparks interest in Sean and Dorothy. A big house that is heavily secured and has deliveries of takeaway foods and groceries makes Sean and Dorothy very curious. Dorothy wants to go over to the house immediately, but Sean is able to convince her that the plan is needed first.
In order to get into the house, Sean works with Dorothy and Julian to devise a takeaway brand they can set up so the house places an order for them to give them access inside. After deciding on Julian's name of "Cheesus Crust", Sean and Tobe prepare the pizzas for when Tobe delivers them. Sean watches with Dorothy and Julian on the television as Tobe makes the delivery. After Tobe discovers Leanne there, Dorothy again wants to rush over there but Sean is able to convince her that the plan is needed - Leanne needs to bring the baby to them.
After finding out a new order has been placed, indicating Leanne wants to see Tobe again, Sean allows Dorothy to prepare the pizza as he knows she wants to get involved. As he watches the delivery of it on the TV, he wants to turn off the TV to cut-off Leanne, stopping Dorothy hearing the insults. After helping Dorothy prepare a pizza, they both re-enter the living room with the Leanne still talking to Tobe. Sean is mortified to see Leanne fall to the floor, having been drugged by Dorothy using the pizza.
Making it stop
Sean isn’t happy with how Dorothy is treating Leanne who is being held in an upstairs attic room. He repeatedly questions Dorothy about whether they are crossing any lines, and Dorothy responds that he should let her handle it. She also forbids Sean from going up to see Leanne as she claims he can be easily manipulated.
Disagreeing with this, Sean hunts for the keys around the house until he eventually finds them. On his first visit to Leanne, he speaks notes that she has dressed up Angela, a mannequin from from the Turners’ old apartment. He explains to Leanne that he did not know Dorothy was going to treat her as she is for which Leanne asks Sean why he hasn’t told Dorothy what she did to Jericho. He argues that Leanne does not know what Dorothy would do to herself if she was told. On another visit to Leanne’s room, Leanne reveals to Sean that Jericho is dead.
Later over dinner with Dorothy and Julian, Sean finds out that he can taste again much to his delight. The next morning he takes food up to Leanne and he asks for Leanne to bring Jericho home, he does not need to know where he is. The conversation is interrupted by Dorothy returning home, forcing him to leave Leanne’s room.
Early next morning, Sean is awoken by severe pain in his injured hand and he goes to the bathroom to check on it and to redress it. He hunts the house for Dorothy and Leanne, eventually finding Dorothy in the doorway to the yard, covered in mud and blood. He deduces she has done something to Leanne and finds her buried in the rubble in the basement. Leanne has a shower and he escorts her to her room, trying to reassure her that Dorothy is a good person. Once Leanne confirms to Sean that she knows he can feel again, he exits the room.
Sean is in the basement, staring at the place Leanne was buried. Dorothy calls his name and he eventually makes his way into the kitchen. He sees Tobe in the kitchen and is surprised to see him there - he beckons Dorothy out into the hallway to discuss this. He believes he has been scammed in terms of how Dorothy is treating Leanne, but Dorothy replies to him that he should be pleased with her in terms of trying a new approach. With this, he goes into the kitchen to clean up after breakfast. While doing so, he listens in to conversations between Dorothy, Tobe, and Leanne about how Leanne is being treated and also about Jericho.
Later, Dorothy shows Sean a package she received with a small plastic baby and a ransom demand for $200,000 to be paid to the recipient at the Franklinville Mall at 8pm. When Julian arrives, Sean greets him and wishes Julian would have explained the plan to him beforehand. Sean is surprised to hear that Julian did not send the ransom note and Sean does not know where it came from. The family decide to pay the ransom, with Sean making $600 for a case of Rovella - much less than what it is worth according to him - and also reluctantly having to consider selling his coffee machine at request of Dorothy.
At 10:45am, Sean goes up to Leanne’s room and she notes that she was supposed to be able to go downstairs in between 9 and 10am. She pushes past him to go and collect her ingredients for her cake. In the kitchen, Sean is presented with a list of ingredients from Leanne that she needs to finish off her cake. Sean knows that he is pressed for time at the moment, for which Leanne suggests Sean asks Tobe.
Before leaving for the mall to pay the ransom demand, Sean gets things ready and Julian advises him to not leave anything to chance. Sean and Dorothy arrive at the mall, and sit down to wait. In a video call with Julian, they are concerned the person they are supposed to be meeting his late, but Julian advises them to wait until closing time if need be which the pair duly do. Later, Sean speaks to Julian alone by the video call and they discuss how the small plastic baby was ordered from Sean’s account. It is here that Julian accesses Sean’s computer and finds the baby in his history.
On their way out of the mall, Sean is with Dorothy as she says to the camera that they will wait for the person they are meeting in the car park. As she says this, the camera is taken off her, to reveal George repeating Julian’s name. Sean walks in the door at the Turner house with Dorothy, also accompanied by George.
Once George enters the house, he shouts Leanne’s name and wonders where she is. Sean is able to convince George to sit down with him to discuss the situation with Leanne, and that George made a deal with Sean that Jericho could stay with them. George says this deal was not with him. When George notes some festering and rotten in the house, Sean notes the pipes are being done. Following George down to the basement, Sean reiterates that it is the plumbing being done that caused the land subsidence and Sean it’s raised but Leanne was there for a week much to the dismay of George.
George checks every room in the house and prays, and Sean is able to convince Dorothy to allow him in to speak with George. While doing so, Sean asks for an explanation about the group Leanne and George are a part of and what they can do to help. After George explains about Leanne’s rebellious streak and how the group help others, he explains to Sean that a way to fix this is to return Leanne back to Mrs Moreno’s house and to pray for forgiveness. If he makes this right, George will undo what Leanne did. He tells this to Dorothy while George goes downstairs to the basement to prepare saf and receives a disgusted reaction to this, not believing what he is saying. After Dorothy leaves, he goes to speak with Leanne to say that they can fix this by taking Leanne back to the other house, though Leanne reiterates that she does not think Jericho can come home.
He develops a plan with Julian to get Leanne out of the house, where Julian distracts his sister. Sean gets ready to leave with Leanne but she makes him promise first to take her far away from her family, not back to the other house which Sean eventually agrees to. Before they can leave, they see a news report of a shooting at Mrs Moreno’s house.
With them all watching the news report about the Marino shooting, Sean is told by Dorothy to go and find Leanne after she walks out. He stands outside her door that she has locked and ask her to explain what has happened. She explains to him they are a family just like the Turners and she disobeyed orders to come to the Turners. When Sean asks what happens when she breaks the rules, Leanne does not respond.
When Officer Reyes comes to the Turner house, Sean and Julian carry a catatonic George into the kitchen while Dorothy speaks to her. A few moments later, Sean enters the room and sits down with Reyes and Dorothy to discuss the incident with the Marinos and the whereabouts of Leanne. He prepares some water for Reyes who enters the kitchen not long afterwards with George hidden around the corner. She asks to have a look round the house off the record and Sean follows. They make their way upstairs, and Reyes notes to Sean the research Dorothy has taken into The Church of the Lesser Saints and Leanne. Sean explains the situation with that, highlighting Dorothy’s journalistic instincts. Reyes spots a door leading up to the attic and goes in there, with Sean reluctantly following.
In the attic, Reyes is shocked to see all the crosses hanging up and on the floor and she believes Dorothy has made these. Sean goes along with this, citing that Dorothy goes up there from time to time. After a conversation about mental health and a link between Dorothy and Mr Marino, Reyes feels dizzy and Sean follows her downstairs. He visits Julian in the bathroom where they are keeping George and the pair walk out, leaving George in there. They go back to the bathroom with Dorothy to confront George again. Are interrupted by a package at the front door which is a box containing a Betamix tape which Sean is perplexed by.
George exits the bathroom and asks the Turners where their Betamax player is, which Sean responds to, saying they do not have one. George goes upstairs and Sean is told by Dorothy to let him go. She raises a note, saying the Turners called their bluff. Later, down in the basement, Sean is applying the substance George made to his injured hand.
Sean prepares breakfast for George which Dorothy takes up to him. Later in the bathroom, he is surprised to see Dorothy leading George out to his grill and he goes out to Dorothy to ask what is happening. After this, there is a knock at the front door and it turns out to be Roscoe. Sitting in the backyard, Dorothy asks about the relationship between Sean and Roscoe and Sean is forced to explain that Roscoe is a private investigator he had hired along with Julian to investigate Leanne’s past. Sean has to explain to Dorothy multiple times why this was necessary to keep this from her.
Later, Sean and Dorothy attempt to go into the house but are blocked by Roscoe who says he was told to keep them away from the house until sunset. Dorothy pushes past to speak with George and Sean escorts Roscoe to the door. He cannot believe it when Roscoe is telling him that the people like George are good people and that he felt compelled to help George when asked. When Sean goes upstairs he looks at his hand and is shocked to see the wound as it is.
Guests are expected for Christmas Eve dinner, and Sean is outside plucking a goose. After this, he goes into the living room to see Dorothy decorating the tree. He says to her they do not have to do this but Dorothy believes they do. He asks who is attending the dinner and upon finding out that Frank and Kourtney are attending as well as Julian and Leanne, he says he needs to pluck another goose which he duly does.
Later, in the kitchen, Sean is cooking dinner and Leanne enters. Sean likes being the cook as he is able to hide away in the kitchen while Dorothy greets guests. When Leanne says to Sean that Dorothy is expecting Jericho to return today, Sean says to her that he believes there is evidence this may be the case. Leanne asks Sean what Dorothy will do if Jericho is not returned today, and he later reveals to Julian that she would follow Jericho wherever he goes.
At the table, the family joins hands while Sean says a prayer, thanking God for everything they have, but that something is missing. This perplexes Julian who confronts Sean. During the meal, Dorothy thinks she hears something at the front door so she goes outside but there is nobody there. Shortly afterwards, Sean follows her and sits outside with her, comforting her. He gives her the advice to not think about not being united with Jericho today, and to think about what she will do when she is reunited with him. He says, for example, that he will tell Jericho how much he loves him.
They both enter the house and as time passes, Sean plays games with Frank and Kourtney. While in the living room, Sean hears a scream which is coming from Kourtney who is standing over Julian who is on the floor not breathing. Sean performs CPR to no effect, but is thankful the emergency services are on their way.
Later, after Julian is taken away in an ambulance while Frank and Kourney follow, Sean locks up and he hears a knock at the front door. He answers it to see a person asking about Jericho.
- Sean receives regular food deliveries from PA Provisions.
- Sean maintains a well-stocked wine cellar.
- Sean's kitchen includes a vintage 1950s Gaggia coffee machine. The machine is temperamental and only Sean can work it. Leanne is forbidden from touching it.