This town looks like a slice of Americana, but trust me, it has an underbelly.Asta Twelvetrees to Harry Vanderspeigle, "Pilot"
Patience is a small town in Colorado in the television series Resident Alien. It is the main location of the series and where most of the characters live.
The town has only one doctor. The nearest hospital is three hours away. It is described as seemingly being a simple, small town on the outside, but having an underbelly. It is still very cold there even in early spring and often heavily covered in snow, the roads impassable. In the summer, however, the town is full of scenic sights, including plenty of open water for boating and fishing. Parking is a nightmare. It had no pizza place until recently, when a Mama Sap's Pizza restaurant opened up.
Showrunner Chris Sheridan describes it as a small town, off the beaten path, and kind of the perfect place for alien to hide out.
The town is replete with a strong history as a mining town. To this day, the residents still recall the date of January 17, 1884, in which the town's mine suffered a catastrophic collapse. 59 of the miners escaped, only to realize that one of them still remained inside the collapsed mine. They returned to rescue him, but died in the process, memorialized with a plaque which reads "59 died to save one."
The town is on the edge of a large mountain or mountain range, which is replete with secrets, including the crashed remains of Harry Vanderspeigle's spaceship. The town's local newspaper is The Patience Post.
Normally a popular tourist destination in the summer, the town has recently suffered a blow to its image due to two recent murders. It also has a rivalry with the town of Jessup, a nearby similar town whose mayor, Mayor Mitch Green, promotes it as a safe haven in comparison with Patience.
- Harry Vanderspeigle, former town doctor
- Harry Vanderspeigle (human), regular visitor †
- Dr. Ethan Stone, former town doctor
- Dr. Sam Hodges, former town doctor †
- Abigail Hodges
- Dr. Smallwood, former town doctor
- Asta Twelvetrees, nurse
- Ellen Cho, nurse
- Dan Twelvetrees
- Mike Thompson, town Sheriff
- D'Arcy Bloom
- Ben Hawthorne, town Mayor
- Kate Hawthorne
- Max Hawthorne
- Liv Baker, deputy Sheriff
- John Baker
- Judy Cooper
- Initial descriptions of the television series placed the town of Patience in Washington rather than Colorado.