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Profession:  unknown Portrayed by:
Ari Graynor
Also Known As:  Rach (by Peter and Bolivia Dunham), nee Dunham, likely Rachel Blake,
alias Kelsey (in stoned Walter's fable to Ella)
Family:  Olivia - sister,
Ella - daughter,
Marilyn Dunham - mom,
Greg Blake - husband (unseen)
Eddie - son (adjusted Season 4 timeline)
Connections:  Peter - Confidante
Seen In:  10 of 100 episodes
Status:  Here, she moved to Chicago to live near her lying bastard of an ex-husband - for Ella's sake
In the Parallel Universe - Is married and lives with husband and two kids in Chicago

Rachel is Olivia's sister and the mother of Ella


  • As Olivia escaped captivity by Mitchell Loeb in Bound, Rachel arrived with her daughter to 'spend some time' with Olivia at her apartment. She seems to be having extreme marital relationship troubles to the point that she left her home and spouse to crash with her sister.
  • In The No-Brainer, Rachel meets Peter as he rushes to Olivia's apartment to prevent the computer program from affecting Ella. Flirty glances between Rachel and Peter as he plays with Ella, and later when he visits Olivia after hours, seems to indicate that have a slightly romantic eye for one another.
  • In The Transformation, she and Olivia discuss relationship woes after she notices the wedding ring that John Scott had intended to give to Olivia, before he died.
  • In Inner Child, she announces to Olivia that she has begun to search for an apartment nearby.
  • In Unleashed, Rachel receives a casual, friendly phone call from Peter Bishop, making Olivia wary of the budding friendship between the two.
  • In Bad Dreams, she meets Olivia in the kitchen the morning after her sister's vision of the train station murder by Nick Lane. Olivia expresses a subtle disapproval about Rachel's indifference about being involved with two men at one time.
  • In Midnight, she has a friendly couple over to Olivia's apartment for a meal and a chat. During the get-together, she answers the door and is served with divorce papers. Her husband claims she is an unfit parent and is seeking custody of Ella.
  • In A New Day In The Old Town, she returned to her dying sisters bedside to enforce her living will, and request to be removed from life support. It was hinted in What Lies Below by Olivia that this experience made it hard for Rachel to cope.
  • In Brown Betty, in Walter's wild fable she is romantically linked to Peter, but dies after she solicits Private Investigator Dunham to find him. In reality she has dumped Ella with the science team in order to run-off to Chicago to handle some personal affairs.
  • In Over There, Part 1, Rachel briefly talks with Olivia, and the two end up sharing a hug. After Olivia leaves, Rachel's daughter, Ella, runs in and tells her mother about a necklace Olivia had just given to her. Probably knowing what that necklace meant to Olivia, Rachel has a strange look on her face - as if she's worrying whether or not her sister will be okay on the "case she's working".
  • In Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?, Bolivia Dunham claims to be getting a call from Rachel and excuses herself from a conversation with Peter, only to talk with fellow clandestine operative Thomas Newton.
  • In Amber 31422, Peter shares that Rachel isn't dead, but lives in Chicago at 1934 Sherman Way with her husband Greg, after he found a new job there. Olivia is convinced that Peter is certainly lying - Rachel hates Chicago.


  • Grumpy if awakened early in the morning (Inner Child).
  • Had a sleepover with Olivia at Aunt Missy's, with Lola the hamster and Roxy the dog. (The Transformation)
  • Alternate: Parallel Rachel and her baby didn't make it through labor. Both their hearts gave out. (Bloodline)

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"She is a sweetheart. She's a lying little sweetheart. Sure reminds me of you?" - (to Olivia, about her complex and precocious daughter, Ella. (Bound) )

"Do you do birthday parties too? ... Yeah, well, the way you are with Ella, it seems like you'd be really good... at a party." - (to Peter, coyly managing her verbal message that he seems like he might be really good... at a party, of course! not in any sort of relationship rebound way. (The No-Brainer) )

"I am your sister, and I have told you every excruciating detail of my failed marriage. There's nothing that you can... " - (to Olivia about the engagement ring she has - then gets the 4-1-1 info on the traitorous John Scott who exploited their love. (The Transformation) )

"Greg wants full custody of Ella... ...another Process Server just came by. Greg is claiming that I am an unfit parent. That the minor's mental and physical well-being would be best served under the sole custody of the petitioner... ...I won't let that happen, Liv. I will run if I have to. I will take her and I will disappear, I swear to God. " - (to Olivia, panicky and disheveled at the thought of losing her daughter to the lying bastard of a soon to be ex-husband. (Midnight) )

"Ella's at a friend's house. I didn't want her to remember her aunt like this. She had a living will. No 'life support'. They're gonna do this in... in the morning, so I've just been sitting with her, and... do you wanna...?" - (to Peter, quietly as he joins her bedside in the hospital as the decision to remove Olivia from life support has apparently already been made. (A New Day In The Old Town) )

"We met only a few weeks ago, but... it was love at first sight. You probably don't believe something like that exists. But I assure you - it does." - (in Walter's fable to Ella, a declaration by the fictional Rachel as she hires P.I. Dunham to find the missing fictional Peter. Walter's gaúche narrative for the real romantic chemistry he sensed two years earlier. (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) )

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  • Olivia seems concerned that something beyond marital problems is troubling her sister. What is it?
  • Was Rachel also treated with Cortexiphan?
    • If so, why was she not paired with Olivia?
    • If not, where was she while Olivia was at the Jacksonville daycare?


Central Characters: Olivia DunhamPeter BishopWalter BishopPhillip BroylesAstrid FarnsworthNina Sharp
Central Characters (alt): Bolivia DunhamSecretary BishopColonel BroylesLincoln LeeAgent FrancisAgent FarnsworthBrandon Fayette
Recurring Characters: The ObserverAgent LeeHenrietta BishopEllaBellCaptain WindmarkRachelBrandonSam WeissDavid Jones(alt) Nina SharpCharlieNick LaneHenry HigginsThomas NewtonSanford HarrisMitchell LoebJohn Scott
Additional Characters: Episodic CharactersMinor Characters