"I'm a widow with two children to take care of."
It wasn't so very long ago that Mindy O'Dell had it all. In addition to being the wife of a loving husband and prominent Hearst College executive, she was also a mother, a step-mother, and a damn fine cook. Oh, and a bit of a philanderer. One might argue that Mrs. O'Dell was merely helping to foster administration/faculty relations by awarding a certain Criminology professor tenure between her legs.
But now the jig is up. Exposed as an adulteress, Mindy has been left widowed and penniless (her cuckolded husband's death ruled a suicide). She's turned to the best private dick in town in hopes of uncovering some foul play in her husband's death. Yet she failed to mention that she (and her Volvo) may have been on the scene that fateful night. Keith has now discovered said car left the Neptune Grand for about an hour in the middle of the night, right around the time of Cy's fateful date with a bullet.
She's raising two boys on her own, struggling with the bills, and dealing with an angry, possibly drug-addled ex-husband who is demanding a payday. Her story is riddled with holes, and Keith has stopped believing her foggy details. And things never seem to end well for the trophy brides of Neptune, do they?
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Jaime Ray Newman plays Mindy O'Dell.