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D'Arcy Bloom is a character in the science fiction comedy television series Resident Alien. She is portrayed by Alice Wetterlund.

Character overview[]

She is into "bad boys" and feels an immediate attraction towards Harry Vanderspeigle. She is the chief bartender in the tavern of the village of Patience, Colorado, The 59. She also searches as a member of the villager's avalanche control team. She left town for a time and chased her dream as an Olympic skiier, but her dream ended when she took a terrible fall and shattered her leg. She is friends with both Asta Twelvetrees and Judy, though she often trades barbs with the latter regarding slutty behavior. She has a reputation as the town drunk, but longs for something deeper, feeling that she has lost her chance for happiness in life and struggling to find a meaningful connection with someone.

Appearance[]

D'Arcy Bloom is about average height, white female, with hair that varies color, but almost always has colorful highlights. She appears to be in her early or mid thirties.

Plot summary[]

Dancing and bowling[]

D'Arcy Bloom was working the bar when Asta Twelvetrees arrived with Harry Vanderspeigle, an alien who had stolen the identity of a human doctor. She served him the local whiskey which, unknown to her, was actually Vanderspeigle's first time trying alcohol. He called it "awful," but nevertheless admitted to wanting more of it, asking her why this was so. She replied that this was because he was a "bad boy," which was good, because she likes bad boys. He asked if there was more whiskey, and she served it to him, also revealing some of the town history, including the slogan "59 died to save one," the origin of the bars name, The 59. The two then danced together, to the tune of Nicki Minaj's "Starships."

Vanderspeigle visited the bar again not long after in the afternoon, experiencing a feeling he believed to be hunger. He recognized Bloom as the girl he had danced with and she introduced herself with her name. She asked if he wanted her to get him anything and he told her that he had been feeling hungry, but for some reason was no longer feeling that way now that he was there. She suggested that it could be stress, admitting to being a "big stress eater." She suggested that he might want some more of the whiskey, but he refused, saying that the last time he drank it, he tried to kill someone. She took this as a joke, not realizing that he was being perfectly serious and had, in fact, tried to kill Max Hawthorne, a boy able to see through to his true alien form. She told him that if he was going to go around killing people, he should at least make it look like an accident because otherwise he couldn't go bowling with her the next night. Again, while she meant it as a joke, he took the words to heart and began scheming ways to kill Hawthorne with it looking like an accident. He also agreed to her invitation and she quipped that she had never gone bowling with a murderer before, but it was a goal of hers. He left, wondering just what bowling was.

The next evening, the two went bowling as planned, and she introduced him to her friend, Judy, though he had already met her, having given her a pelvic exam. The group was surprised by the sudden arrival of the town's sheriff, Mike Thompson. When Bloom quipped that he should be out solving crime, he told them that he was going to murder them with his superior bowling skills. He and Bloom both bowled strikes, but when it was Vanderspeigle's turn, he amused both Bloom and Judy by failing spectacularly, sending the ball flying backwards and into Thompson's crotch. He and Bloom than sat and talked for a while. He asked her when the snow on the nearby mountain would melt and she told him that it really depended on when they got a good rain, and could be in as little as a week. The conversation then turned to skiing and she spoke of once wanting to be in the Olympics, but her dreams ending when she broke several bones. The comment gave Vanderspeigle a new idea on how he might kill Hawthorne while making it look like an accident and he left her suddenly, leaving her to comment that this was usually where things ended. Judy then teased her for being stood up and the two then teased each other for past slutty behavior, before bowling together.

The sorry party[]

Bloom cornered Asta Twelvetrees at the town clinic, describing her as having been mopey. Twelvetrees replied that her friend Sam had died and Bloom said that she needed to get her mind off it. The two of them visited the town lake, where the sheriff and others were trawling for the body which belonged to a foot which had been discovered by a fisherman. Bemused, Twelvetrees commented that she was expecting dinner or a movie, but Bloom said that they had their own show, with the finale, fingers crossed, being a dead corpse. She admitted also that she had been dating a guy who ghosted her and she was hoping it might be his corpse. She suggested that afterwards they might attend a party being held by old friend named JT.

The two watched for a while, but eventually getting bored, they made their way to the cabin of Harry Vanderspeigle. They walked in just as he was hiding the body of the human Harry Vanderspeigle that he had discovered on shore, but he managed to cover it in time. He claimed to be just standing there doing nothing and asked what they were doing there. They admitted to watching the lake being dragged, saying that it was their town's version of a drive-in. They then asked to use his bathroom and while in there, discovered bottles of vitamins stored in alphabetical order. Bloom commented that the was a maniac and she was turned on. The two then left, telling Vanderspeigle that they were going to a party, but that he couldn't come because it was a girls' night out. They then made their way to JT's party, only to discover that it was a high school party and that the "JT" in question was actually the son of the JT they had once known. Embarrassed at being called "cougars" and "MILFs," they made to leave, only for Twelvetrees to discover pills being passed out that had been prescribed using one of Sam Hodges's prescription pads. The two also discovered the girl Jay, the intern from the clinic, passed out, and took her home, telling her that she was too young to understand just how sorry the party really was.

Dinner at the Hawthornes[]

After being invited to the Hawthorne family household for dinner, Harry Vanderspeigle asked Asta Twelvetrees to come with him. She refused, but suggested that Bloom might like to go instead. She quipped that she was not free except "from 5 to midnight" and since the dinner was at 6, it turned out that she was, indeed, free. She therefore accepted the invitation and the two of them headed out to dinner. During the dinner, Bloom told the boy Max Hawthorne that she had known his father since they were both younger than him, that the two of them sat next to each other in Ms. Philworth's class. Kate Hawthorne commented that she had no idea that the two of them had been so close and Bloom revealed that Ben had, in fact, been her first kiss. Kate pointed out that Ben had never mentioned and Bloom continued that it was towards the end of fifth grade, very romantic, and that the two of them had, in fact, never officially broken up.

They all giggled at the idea that Ben had been cheating on Bloom with Kate, though things became uncomfortable as the dinner went on, with Bloom claiming that she had taught Ben everything he knew. She and Vanderspeigle were then held up by Max's attempts to extend this evening in order to run interference for his friend Sahar, who had stolen the keys to Vanderspeigle's cabin and was getting copies made. After they finally left, Vanderspiegle took Bloom home and she asked if he was going to kiss her. Recalling having seen kissing on television, he made the attempt, but ended up mostly just licking her face. She described it as not having been the worst kiss she ever had.

The new woman[]

The next day, Bloom met up with Vanderspeigle early in the morning at the Patience Health Clinic. There, she told him that she didn't want to date him anymore, that he simply wasn't her "type." He asked her if her type wasn't the "smartest and best in the world," causing her to rage over his incredible ego. He then suggested she wasn't very smart, before an awkward attempt at an apology, thinking that if he didn't apologize, she would realize he was an alien. However, his lame attempt led her to leave in a huff, shouting that he was an asshole.

Later, Bloom was again working at The 59 and greeted a new visitor to the pub, a woman named Isabelle. The two commiserated over their shared troubles with men, unaware that they were talking about the same person, Harry Vanderspeigle. Isabelle was actually Harry Vanderspeigle's wife, though she was unaware that her husband's identity had been taken over by an alien. Later, Bloom returned to Vanderspeigle's cabin, hoping to try to rekindle their relationship, only to be disappointed when she looked through the window and saw him dancing with Isabelle.

The new doctor and the old[]

A new doctor, Dr. Ethan Stone, arrived to replace Harry Vanderspeigle, who was only filling in until a more permanent replacement could be found. Upon Stone's first visit to The 59, Bloom almost immediately hooked up with him, brought him back to her home and slept with him. The next morning, he told her that she was awesome. He had made breakfast for her, but she made it very clear that it was just a one-night-stand and left. Later, she was out patrolling the mountainside by helicopter when she spotted Harry Vanderspeigle out searching for his spaceship. Unaware of what he was really after, she asked him what he was doing and why he had ignored all the warning signs about not being up there, before escorting him away from the mountain. She later returned to The 59, where she joined an impromptu celebration with Liv Baker, Asta Twelvetrees and Judy, as Baker was commemorating having finally earned some praise from Sheriff Mike Thompson for one of her theories. Bloom also participated in some shared abuse of Twelvetree's estranged husband, Jimmy, who had arrived in the bar with a new flame named Becky that they suspected might be a Russian mail-order bride.

At some point following this incident, Bloom was playing pool with Twelvetrees and discussing Twelvetrees's daughter, Jay, whom Sheriff Thompson and Deputy Baker were investigating for possibly having been the person who stole the prescription pad. Bloom encouraged Twelvetrees to reveal her belief that it was actually Jimmy who had taken the pad. She then received a call from Judy (caller ID "Skank") who told her that Harry Vanderspeigle was at the bowling alley and wouldn't leave, having applied for a job but been told that he was overqualified. Bloom and Twelvetrees traveled to the bowling alley, where they discovered a very depressed Vanderspeigle playing an old-fashioned space shoot-'em-up arcade game. They asked him what he was doing and he explained that he was depressed because he had lost his job and Isabelle had left him. They asked him if they could do anything, but he replied that he had already tried booze and pills, but it didn't make him feel any better. Bloom chastised him, telling him that as a doctor he should know that he couldn't use booze and pills to feel better, then shouted at Judy to "get the pot." She, Vanderspeigle and Twelvetrees proceeded to get totally wasted on the pot, then ate noodles at a Chinese restaurant. While there, Vanderspeigle wandered off and had a conversation with an octopus in the restaurant's fishtank. Not understanding, Bloom and Twelvetrees could only watch, speculating that he had never been high before. They then amused themselves by walking over and pretending to talk to the eel in the tank next to the octopus.

Mountain rescue[]

Later, Bloom and Twelvetrees were outside talking and Bloom praised Twelvetrees for revealing her suspicions about Jimmy to the police, though Twelvetrees told her that something about it just didn't feel right. Their conversation was interrupted when they noticed Max Hawthorne running after Harry Vanderspeigle, pleading with him not to do something. They raced after him, asking him what was going on and where Vanderspeigle was going. Although the boy refused to explain just what Vanderspeigle was up to, he shocked the two by telling him that Vanderspeigle was heading to the glacier. They took off on snowmobiles in immediate pursuit and caught up to Vanderspeigle just as he had discovered his device, which would kill all human life on the planet Earth. Bloom told him not to move, warning that he could be on a snow bridge, but it was too late. The ice caved in beneath them and they all took a massive fall into a crevasse below.

As the group came to, Bloom chastised Vanderspeigle, whose leg was trapped under a block of ice, asking just what he was doing. He replied that it was her fault, that the ice caved in because she was too heavy, and she quipped that they should just leave him. Nevertheless, she did some thinking and realized that they were about 30 feet down, but she could make it to her snowmobile. However, upon reaching her snowmobile, the ice cracked again, causing Twelvetrees, Vanderspeigle and the snowmobile to fall into an even deeper crevasse and Bloom to be left hanging unconscious in mid-air.

Bloom eventually came to again. Despairing, she made a video in which she said goodbyes to the people she knew in town, apologizing for various things she had done, though telling Liv Baker that she rocked. She suggested that the new town slogan should be "One died to not save three" and before falling unconscious again, admitted that she was sorry that she hadn't saved Twelvetrees, and that she hadn't really wanted to live without her anyway. She then had a flashback in which she remembered the time when she was in the hospital after her skiing accident. She was visited by Twelvetrees, who told her that she was going to have to get up sometime and that she hadn't driven ten hours to watch her quit. She told her forcefully that she was not quitting and back in the present, Bloom came to, repeating that she was not quitting. She rallied and began the slow, arduous process of climbing out of the crevasse, finally reaching the other snowmobile. She then rescued both Vanderspeigle and Twelvetrees and the group drove back to the Patience Health Clinic. There, Twelvetrees told her that Vanderspeigle was in bad shape and to go get help. However, in the short time that Bloom was in the clinic, Twelvetrees drove away, taking Vanderspeigle instead to her adoptive father Dan, in order not to reveal Vanderspeigle's secret of being alien, which she had discovered. When Bloom exited the clinic with the nurse Ellen, she was shocked to find Twelvetrees gone and could only shout "What the hell?! Asta!"

The basement discovery[]

Bloom confronts Twelvetrees the next day, asking why she's avoiding her calls. Twelvetrees claims to have been busy and lies that she remembered that they didn't have an MRI machine at the clinic, so she took Vanderspeigle to the hospital in Braddock instead. Just then, Ellen shows up, saying that she called Braddock to follow up on the MRI, only for them to say that there was no record of it. Bloom calls Twelvetrees out for lying and warns her that she has her eye on her.

Later, she is back at the bar when Jay comes in, asking to interview her about the mountain rescue. Bloom tries to play it off as not having been a big hero, saying that everyone is idolizing her, but Jay replies that she's only doing for it for the school newspaper for extra credit. At this, Bloom relents, but then becomes annoyed again when Jay brings up her past as an Olympic skier, only to end up having her dreams crushed. She moves the interview forward to the part of the actual rescue, but Jay is shocked when she learned that they all could have died, realizing just how close her own mother was to death.

Before Jay can pursue the matter any further, the conversation is interrupted by the arrival of Judy, who hugs Bloom, saying that she almost lost her. The two begin a game of pool together and Bloom comments to Judy that everyone is treating her like a big hero except for the two people whose lives she actually saved, who are ignoring her. She says that she should be hanging out with her friend and Judy replies that she's her friend, that the two of them are closer than her and Twelvetrees. Bloom brushes this off, saying that it bothers her that she can't get in touch with Bloom and that it's freaking her out. Judy agrees that Twelvetrees could be dead and Bloom asks her how this is helping.

Deciding to take matters into her own hands, Bloom visits Vanderspeigle's cabin in the dark of night. She pounds on the door, asking Bloom or Vanderspeigle to let her in, but gets no response. She then goes around to the back and breaks into the basement. There, she discovers the lock on the freezer. She grabs a nearby ax sitting on the shelf and busts it, then opens the freezer. Finding only a bunch of packaged meat products inside, she closes it back up, turns away and starts to climb the stairs. Something, however, stops her. She heads back, opens the freezer back up and moves some of the meat packages aside, revealing the face of the human Harry Vanderspeigle. She screams in horror.

New connections[]

Bloom returns to the cabin with Sheriff Mike Thompson and Deputy Liv Baker. By this time, however, the Vanderspeigle alien has returned to the cabin and moved the body. Bloom insists that she's being gaslit, and takes Baker down to the freezer, only to find no body. They accuse her of having had too much to drink. Convinced that she's being set off, she flies into a rage and insists that she won't leave, causing her to get arrested. She puts up a fight, but is eventually dragged into the sheriff car by Thompson.

She is bailed out of jail by Asta Twelvetrees. Afterwards, she tells Twelvetrees that she knows she and Vanderspeigle murdered someone and she has a plan to spirit them away. Twelvetrees, however, tells her that she didn't kill anyone, that she would know if she did that. Bloom accepts this, saying that she must really have been seeing things and says that it's a new low for her. Nevertheless, she accuses Twelvetrees of keeping a big secret from her. When Twelvetrees denies it, she points out that she has a tell, saying that she gets all touchy and huggy when she's lying. When she continues to deny it, she thanks her for bailing her out and walks away. She is later sitting on a bench in the evening when she is approached by Mayor Hawthorne. He asks what she's doing there and the two talk about past events, her saying that she's not happy. When he expresses surprise at this, she asks if he's happy and he admits that he isn't, but he never was. She tells him that she once had a chance at being happy, but it all went south when she hurt her leg. He tells her that she can be happy, that she's amazing. When she tries to play this off, he replies that she's fearless and that he wishes he could be like her, that he's scared of everything. He tells her that he looks at her and feels less scared. Stunned, she kisses him, but he breaks it off, reminding her that he's married. He gets up and leaves and she curses at herself for blowing the moment, then takes a drink from a flask.

Bloom encounters Jay at Joe's Diner, her having gotten a new part-time job there as a waitress. She asks her how her article is coming along and Jay blurts out that Asta Twelvetrees is her mother. Thinking that Jay is joking, Bloom quips that Sheriff Thompson is her father then, stunned, realizes that Jay is serious. Jay comments that she's not surprised that Twelvetrees didn't tell her, that she's been trying to keep it quiet. She continues that she doesn't know what to do, that she feels like she can't talk about it with anyone, not with her adoptive parents and certainly not with her father, Jimmy. Bloom tells her that she can talk to her, but she replies that she can't live there like this. Bloom tells her that she's not running away, nor is she alone. She asks if she can get free onion rings, saying that it's part of the plan. The two then head outside, where Jay confronts Jimmy, telling him that she knows he's her father and that she'll kill him if he ever touches her mother again. This also serves as a distraction for Twelvetrees to send Jimmy's vehicle rolling down the hill. She asks Jay if she feels better and Jay admits that she does as the two of them watch Jimmy run helplessly after his vehicle and then it crashes. They then both agree that they should get out of there.

Quotes:[]

"Oh my God, he has his vitamins in alphabetical order. He's a psycho. I'm so turned on."
- D'Arcy Bloom to Asta Twelvetrees, regarding Harry Vanderspeigle, "Secrets"

"I think that was his first boner."
- D'Arcy Bloom to Asta Twelvetrees, "Secrets"

"What were you doing up here? I told you not to go up on the glacier."
"It is your fault. The ice caved in because you are too heavy."
"Okay, we're leaving him."
- D'Arcy Bloom and Harry Vanderspeigle, "End of the World As We Know It"

Trivia[]

  • Her character was initially announced as "D'Arcy Morin," the name used for the character in the Resident Alien comics, before being finalized as D'Arcy Bloom.
  • According to the Syfy website, in addition to being a bartender, she is also part of Patience's avalanche control team.[1] This is later seen when she first warns Harry Vanderspeigle away from Patience's glacier and later rescues both him and Asta Twelvetrees.
  • A promotional photo released for her character depicts her with blond hair. However, to date, the character has never appeared on the series as a blond.

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