Portrait of a Character – Lily Sloane Cochrane
As in canon, Lily is played by Alfre Woodard.
This smart and interesting actress always seems to be working on fascinating projects.
Wise and feisty, Lily has lived through the worst of the Third World War and come out of it alive. She remains optimistic enough to feel that the Earth has a future, but realistic enough to know that building a Warp One rocket is the best way to fully realize that future.
Semi-canon, semi-non, Lily and Zef marry. It’s later in life for them.
They don’t (I think) have children. Theirs is an affection born of a mature understanding.
In A Single Step, it’s the end of Lily’s life, and Zef is there, calling her Princess and begging her not to die. But lung cancer is going to get her, and there is nothing he can do to stop it. On her deathbed, she tells him to see the stars, and she’ll be hiding out in some nebula.
There’s no reason why Lily can’t exist in the mirror.
She’s smart, and might be able to get through life without using her body to snag a man and, presumably, some protection. Maybe she’d live a quiet life, away from the action.
“Listen, Old Man, neither of us can move that fast anymore. So don’t give me anything about how you’re gonna be my white knight or anything.”
I like this character although I’m unsure as to where she’ll show up next. I had thought we would get to her in Multiverse II, but we never made it that far.