- "New people... I like new people."
- —Althea to Morgan and John[src]
She is described as "someone who is uniquely qualified to survive — to thrive, even — in this world because of who she was before the apocalypse. When we meet her, we'll find she has, in many ways, picked up right where she left off before the world collapsed. She has a number of impressive weapons in her arsenal, including a curiosity and understanding of people that often gives her a tactical advantage. It's never something for nothing with Althea. She has a greater purpose that she is constantly working toward; one which Strand takes a particular interest in."
Nothing is known about Althea's life prior to or as the outbreak began aside from the fact that she was a journalist.
Althea first appears when she drives up in a SWAT vehicle and offers Leland a case of ramen in exchange for the prisoners; John Dorie and Morgan Jones. When Leland refuses, she pulls a lever to reveal the vehicle is rigged with machine guns.
Althea drives with Morgan and John in the back of the vehicle. She tells them that they owe her for saving their lives. Then, Althea parks and gets out a video camera. She reveals that she's a journalist and wants to get their stories on record.
The next day, Althea interviews John on camera and learns about his mission to find his girlfriend, Laura, who he met after the fall. She turns the camera on Morgan. He brushes her off and leaves them.
Suddenly, Leland's crew surrounds Althea, John and Morgan. Leland demands the keys to Althea's truck. While Morgan and John fight off their captors, Althea kicks Leland and runs to the truck. Leland pulls her out.
John opens the door to an abandoned trailer. A herd of Infected streams out.
Leland looks for the keys to the truck. Althea dangles keys in front of Leland and tosses them into some bushes. Leland runs after the keys, allowing Althea to escape.
Althea sprints to the truck. Leland slams the door in her face and tells her the keys didn't work. She reveals that they were the wrong keys. John shoots Leland. Althea escapes as Leland gets devoured by Infected, then guns down the Infected with the SWAT machine gun.
Althea, John and Morgan get back on the road. Althea informs them that white numbered flags have been appearing in the area over the past few weeks. Althea points out that Morgan still owes her an interview.
Althea interviews Morgan on the side of the road. Morgan reveals that he came from Atlanta and used to belong to several settlements. He explains that his people battled a large group and won. When Althea asks why he left his group, Morgan gets up to go. Althea demands an answer. "I lose people and then I lose myself," he says, then walks off, but later returns to the truck. Morgan insists that he is only traveling with John and Althea until his leg heals. John explains that they are setting out to find Laura. In exchange for the help, he'll tell Althea more of his story.
Althea sees a woman crawling on the road. She pulls over and walks up to help the woman: It's Alicia, alive and well, and clearly hardened by survival. Suddenly, Alicia points a sharp weapon at Althea's neck. Nick, Strand and Luciana emerge from the bushes and hold Morgan, John and Althea at gunpoint. As she is held hostage, Althea nervously asks Alicia: "So what the hell's your story?",
Althea will appear in this episode.
This list shows the victims Althea has killed: