Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. “The Mother Court”), this Shondaland series show follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country. These young lawyers are put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America’s most prestigious trial court.
Best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown) serve as public defenders alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss, Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). They face off against prosecutors Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and their supervisor, chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman).
Queer Plotline Timeline
In Season 1 Episode 4 Leonard asks Kate “Are you not into guys?” and she replies, “It has nothing to do with gender.” In Season 1 Episode 6 Kate meets Anya while working together and they start dating for the rest of season one.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 1 Episode 6 “Everybody’s a Superhero” – Kate meets and works with on a case with ATF agent Anya Ooms. Anya is flirty with her the entire episode and Kate ignores it until the very end when they go to a gun range together.