Finding and raising Samantha
The day that Samantha crashed onto Earth in her pod, Patricia discovered it. When she opened the pod and discovered a baby was placed inside it, she could see how helpless and scared the baby was. She then took care of the child as if she were her own, and named her Samantha. As Samantha grew up, Patricia took her swimming on Mondays and Wednesdays.
However, when Samantha became pregnant as a teenager, Patricia forced her daughter to choose between the baby and her life at home. Samantha chose to have the baby, and Patricia kicked her out of the house for choosing this option. The two hadn't spoken since, and Patricia never knew the name of her adoptive granddaughter.
Reconnecting with Sam
After not speaking for ten years, Sam arrived at Patricia's house looking for answers. She invited her inside, and brought the pair some tea. Things were tense between the two, and Patricia asked why she didn't bring Ruby. However, she couldn't remember Ruby's name, and floundered for a moment. Sam, who was aggravated by this, said that her daughter's name was Ruby. Knowing that her lack of knowledge upset Sam, she attempted to apologize by stating that Sam couldn't expect her to remember the name of a girl she had never met. Sam quickly responded by saying that she had assumed she wouldn't want to meet Ruby, seeing as Patricia kicked her out for giving birth to her. Her only response was that Sam made her choice and knew that there would be consequences. Upset, Sam reasoned that she was only a kid, but Patricia believed the moment she became pregnant she was no longer a kid. Sam pressed on this and emphasized that she still needed a support system, which sparked a heated argument. After the argument passed, Patricia asked why Sam came, and the latter asked if anything out of the ordinary had happened to her as a child. Patricia quickly responded with a no, but after Sam asked about her birth mother, and also revealed how she'd become bulletproof, Patricia insisted she follow her.
Patricia led her outside to a barn, where a large object was covered with a tarp. When pulled it back to reveal a pod, Patricia explained that she'd lied about adopting her. She found her in the pod when she was still a baby, and Sam was confused. Patricia said that she was as well, because she didn't know where she was from or who left her in the pod or why. She knew the child was helpless and needed a family, so she took her in and promised to tell Sam when she turned eighteen. However, she was long gone by then. Sam examined the pod and caused it to turn on, much to both of their surprise. To further the surprise, a beacon emerged from the pod which Sam took.
Patricia was stabbed by Reign after confronting her as she tried to reach out to Sam. She was then taken to D.E.O. headquarters where she asked Kara to tell Ruby that she loved her which she promised to do before she died of her injuries.
Patricia is shown to be highly loving mother and very protective. She only wants the best for her daughter, and was disappointed when her daughter became a teen mother. She was a strict disciplinarian to Samantha and they never got along, punishing her a lot. Their relationship got worse when she was pregnant with Ruby and stopped speaking after that.