Shawna

Season: 2, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A

Overview

Shawna and Travis (her apparent boyfriend) were the subject of a “domestic disturbance call at 2210 South Veteran” to which Ana Lucia and Big Mike responded.

Death

2×08 – Collision

   

Travis was trying to take a television that Shawna claimed was hers. Seeing Shawna’s infant being swept up in the altercation contributed to Ana Lucia relating it to her own recent trauma of a lost pregnancy, causing her to over-react and draw her firearm upon Travis. Her partner Big Mike then ordered her to stand down repeatedly, finally saying, “Holster your weapon.” (“Collision”)

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Decoded Family Members

Travis (Boyfriend)

Decoded Season 2 Characters

Ana Lucia Cortez

Mike Walton

Jason McCormack

Assistant D.A.

Ana Lucia's Unborn Child

Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

2x08 "Collision"










Wiki Info

In Greek mythology, Electra was an Argive princess and daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. She and her brother Orestes plotted revenge against their mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for the murder of their father Agamemnon. Electra is the main character in the Greek tragedies Electra by Sophocles and Electra by Euripides and has inspired various other works. The psychological concept of the Electra complex is also named after her.

Family

Electra’s parents were King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. Her sisters were Iphigeneia and Chrysothemis, and her brother Orestes. In the Iliad, Homer is understood to be referring to Electra in mentioning “Laodice” as a daughter of Agamemnon.

The daughter of Agamemnon should not be confused with her namesake the sea-nymph Electra, the mother of the lesser goddess Iris by the Sea-Titan Thaumas.

The Murder of Agamemnon

Electra was absent from Mycenae when her father, King Agamemnon, returned from the Trojan War to be murdered by Aegisthus, Clytemnestra’s lover, and/or by Clytemnestra herself. Clytemnestra had held a grudge against her husband Agamemnon for murdering their eldest daughter Iphigenia as sacrifice to Artemis or Athena (disputed). Aegisthus and Clytemnestra also killed Cassandra, Agamemnon’s war prize, a prophet priestess of Troy. Eight years later Electra was brought from Athens with her brother, Orestes. (Odyssey, iii. 306; X. 542).

According to Pindar (Pythia, xi. 25), Orestes was saved by his old nurse or by Electra, and was taken to Phanote on Mount Parnassus, where King Strophius took charge of him. In his twentieth year, Orestes was ordered by the Delphic oracle to return home and avenge his father’s death.

The Murder of Clytemnestra

According to Aeschylus, Orestes saw Electra’s face before the tomb of Agamemnon, where both had gone to perform rites to the dead; a recognition took place, and they arranged how Orestes should accomplish his revenge. Pylades and Orestes killed Clytemnestra and Aegisthus (in some accounts with Electra helping).

Before her death, Clytemnestra curses Orestes and the Furies come to torment him. The furies tell him to end his life. He was pursued by the Erinyes, or Furies, whose duty it is to punish any violation of the ties of family piety. Electra, however, was not hounded by the Erinyes. Orestes took refuge in the temple at Delphi. When he went to the temple it is said a priestess found him first, covered in blood and with the furies flying all around him (Orestes). Afterward, they washed him with pig blood to purify him. Once purified he traveled to Athens to seek Athena.

At last Athena (also known as Areia) received him on the Acropolis of Athens and arranged a formal trial of the case before twelve Attic judges. The Erinyes demanded their victim; he pleaded the orders of Apollo; the votes of the judges were equally divided, and Athena gave her casting vote for acquittal.

In Iphigeneia in Tauris, Euripides tells the tale somewhat differently. He claims that Orestes was led by the Furies to Tauris on the Black Sea, where his sister Iphigeneia was being held. The two met when Orestes and Pylades were brought to Iphigeneia to be prepared for sacrifice to Artemis. Iphigeneia, Orestes, and Pylades escaped from Tauris. The Furies, appeased by the reunion of the family, abated their persecution.

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Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities

AGAMEMNON (Father)

CLYTEMNESTRA (Mother)

ORESTES (Brother)

IPHIGENIA (Sister)

AEGISTHUS (Step-Father)

IRIS

THAUMAS

ARTEMIS

ATHENA

APOLLO

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