Jean Loring is an attorney and a longtime friend of the late Moira Queen.
After Moira Queen admitted involvement in The Undertaking, she was put in prison until her trial in which Jean Loring, a close friend, would represent her. In Moira’s pre-trial hearing, Jean inquired the judge about bail, which was denied. Jean and prosecutor Adam Donner then got into an argument about his pursuit of the death penalty for Moira. Afterwards, she and Moira discussed her case with Moira confiding that she wasn’t afraid of death and that she only wished to maintain the good relationship she then had with her children. Moira also implied to Jean that there was more damning information out there that must never be discovered.
Adam Donner offered Moira a plea bargain which Jean advised against. Jean assured Moira that she could successfully plead her case of acting under duress, but Moira wanted to take the deal. However, Oliver and Thea convinced Moira that whatever information was out there would not compromise their relationship so Moira instructed Jean to reject the plea deal.
After Roy Harper was arrested and later released by SCPD, Jean goes to Verdant to talk Thea into breaking up with Roy, believing Thea’s relationship to Roy to be a liability to Moira’s case, though Moira later encouraged Thea to stay with Roy after talking to Jean.
During the trial, Jean conducted her defense of Moira, arguing that Moira acted only because her family was in danger from Malcolm Merlyn. After Adam Donner grilled Thea on the witness stand, Jean told Moira that due to the setback Moira now had to testify, even though Moira was against it due to the harm it would do to her family. Jean was present when Moira told Oliver and Thea of her affair with Malcolm. While waiting outside the courtroom, Jean signaled that the jury might have a verdict and due to the quick nature of the verdict, that Oliver and Thea should prepare for the worst. However, the jury found Moira not guilty on all charges stunning everyone in the courtroom.
- Jean is a possible relative of Anna Loring, as the two share the same last name.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Jean Loring is the girlfriend and later wife of Ray Palmer, aka the Atom. However, in the series she has no connection with Ray and Anna Loring instead is Ray's fiancée. During the events of Identity Crisis, she went insane and killed Sue Dibny, wife of Elongated Man. She eventually became the new host for Eclipso, and later a Black Lantern.