WARNING: Scenes of explicit violence, drug use, suicide, sex, and/or abuse occur regularly. Not intended for children or sensitive viewers.
Mindhunter is a crime procedural drama that follows two FBI agents and Dr. Wendy Carr, a psychologist and behavioral scientist as they work to unlock the minds of serial killers.
Queer Plotline Timeline
In Season 1, Episode 6 we learn that Dr. Wendy Carr is a lesbian. The show which takes place in 1977 adds a historic perspective of being in the closet.
In Season 2, Wendy has a new love interest in Quantico, so her personal life gets more attention than it did in Season 1. The new love interest appears in every episode of the season except one, and even in that one she is referenced.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 1, Episode 6 “Episode 6” – Wendy heads home to Boston and her girlfriend Annaliese, played by the superb Lena Olin.
- Season 2, Episode 1 “Episode 1” — Holden takes Wendy for a drink at a rough dive bar so he can confess where he disappeared to (without fear of being overheard by any Bureau colleagues). Wendy is worried about Holden’s emotional state, but mostly she’s distracted by the foxy brunette tending bar.
- Season 2, Episode 4 “Episode 4” — Wendy and Kay (the bartender) go on a first date.
- Season 2, Episode 8 “Episode 8” — Wendy finally admits to Kay that she wants to be with her in a full-time relationship, but when Kay’s son unexpectedly shows up, Wendy realizes that there may be no place for her in Kay’s life after all.