Laura, who has been cheating on her husband, Shadow, with his best friend, dies in a car accident shortly before his release from prison. Which on this show doesn’t necessarily mean she won’t be back.
Bryan Fuller: “Both Michael and I simultaneously fell in love with Emily sitting across from her at a meeting. She was so clear in wanting to portray Laura as authentically as possible and not fall into any ‘heart of the show’ tropes that usually the wife character would fall into. It was inspiring to hear from her, her interpretation of Laura as a role model to young women to not give a f**k what other people think of them.”