Constable Leah Kerns, SRU: Team One
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While not much is known about Leah's early life, it is revealed that she once served as a firefighter. In her line of work, Leah faced death and danger on a regular basis and often would do "crazy things to save other people's children."
However, one failed mission stays with her--both mentally and physically. Leah once tried to carry a young boy out of a burning building, but the building collapsed on her and the child. The boy did not survive, and Leah suffered major burns that left her permanently scarred. Afterward, Leah got drunk and got into a motorcycle accident that worsened her burns. From that time on, she vowed to no longer engage in reckless behaviors and to do more than her best when other people's lives are at stake.
When Leah joins Team One, she is first met with cold shoulders. She understands that she is replacing a valued and loved member of the team, but she ultimately earns Team One's trust by performing well on her first hot call and by giving the team armbands with Lou's name and badge number engraved on them. With the armbands, they can always carry their friends with them.
In Unconditional Love, the season three premiere, Leah leaves the team to deal with a family emergency. She returns in season five, in the episode Run To Me, after Raf leaves the team. It is then revealed that she left to assist her parents after the Haiti earthquake.
Team Relationships Edit
When Leah first joined the team due to Lou's death, she was ignored, but eventually earned the team's trust.
The first one to really talk to Leah is Sam. He gets that being a rookie is hard and offers her advice on what to do and what not to do.
Leah and Jules started talking in the episode custody, and seem to get along quite well.
- Leah is not a hockey fan.
- The first member of Team One to warm up to Leah is Sam. He understands what it's like to be a rookie in a close-knit team and is the first to reach out to her.
- After Leah joins Team One, the sign on the women's locker room is changed from saying "Jules" to "Women". Interestingly enough, the sign was not changed when Donna Sabine replaced Jules after Jules was shot.
- SRU units have seven members: one sergeant, six constables. After Leah leaves Team One in season three, Team One acknowledges that they are a man down. However, they never recruit anyone to take up the sixth position in their unit. In fact, Team One continues being a man down for the rest of the series but never acknowledges it again, not even when replacing Wordy or Raf.