Ava and her mom were kidnapped by Ruskov to force her dad Quincy to work for him in helping to acquire the primordial strain of the Red Flu and Dr. Rachel Scott, his partner. During her time in captivity Ruskov has her held in the brig while her mom stayed in Ruskov's XO, Asmik's quarters.
Events of The Last ShipEdit
Kelly is next seen having dinner with her daughter and Ruskov as he awaits word from his men searching for the Nathan James. Kelly encourages Ava to eat her food when Ruskov subtly threatens to send her back to the brig. When Ruskov demands gratitude for everything he has done for them, Kelly counters by saying she has taken care of "his needs" for what he has done. Ruskov admits this is true while stroking her shoulder in a creepy manner, but adds she doesn't do it out of gratitude. After Ruskov's XO informs him that Chandler is trapped out at sea, Ruskov cuts the dinner short to oversee an operation to find him. (“SOS”)
When Tom is captured, Ruskov has him brought to his quarters where he, Kelly and Ava are having breakfast. Ruskov tells Ava to leave them but as she stands up she asks Tom if her father is on the ship too and she smiles when Tom tells Ava that he isn't and is still on board the Nathan James. Kelly tells Ava to hurry back and Ava goes back to their room. After the Nathan James sends a team that rescues Tom and Tex, Tom finds Kelly and Ava in their room and rescues them. Tom sends Kelly and Ava to the extraction point where the zodiac is waiting with Cossetti and Cruz guarding them. After they successfully reach the zodiac, Kelly sends Ava down first with her following close behind. After everyone gets onboard they escape but later witness Cossetti die of a gunshot he sustained in the firefight. After they board the Nathan James, Kelly and Ava and cry tears of happiness as they hug Quincy at being reunited with him. (“Two Sailors Walk into a Bar”)
Ava joins her mother and the crew in seeing the shore of the US for the first time. Ava waits outside while her parents argue when Dr. Scott sits by her side to talk to her. Ava tells her that they are arguing again and she doesn't think things will be the same as before. Her mom then comes out of the room to take Ava back to their room. When Amy Granderson's state troopers start taking over the ship, Kelly and Ava follow the rest of the crew in meeting on the flight deck. (“No Place Like Home”)
While the state troopers start imprisoning everyone on the ship in the hanger, Ava overhears Lt Comm. Andrea Garnett telling Kelly that she and Ava can't be related to Dr. Quincy Tophet and giving them the cover story. She sits down with the crew her mom holding her the entire time scared of the state troopers and later moves with them to the mess after the crew intentionally sabotage the engines to make it happen to get an advantage. When Granderson's state troopers find a photo of the Tophets, they realize who Kelly and Ava are and attempt to take them. Bacon and Garnett attempt to prevent this but Kelly volunteers to go with them to prevent further bloodshed and if they leave Ava alone. (“Unreal City”)
Kelly is taken back to the mess hall where she tells Ava that her father killed himself to protect the cure and both grieve silently for him. After crew take the ship back, Kelly and Ava continue grieving, but this time they cry uncontrollably letting out their anguish. (“Fight the Ship”)
Ava learns how to fish from Ashley and Sam Chandler while their grandfather Jed supervises them, letting Ava bond with Ashley and Sam. Ava gets into a little argument with Ashley over wanting a turn before Jed breaks it up. Ava later calls her mom over to show her something she learned. After Tom decides to continue his mission, Kelly and Ava move into the house next to Tom's. (“It's Not a Rumor”)