Jeannie Mercer lives in Boxford, Massachusetts, with her husband Ben, where they raised their son Ed, the future captain of the USS Orville.
The pair are friends with another family, the Petersons.
Jeannie is an outgoing, personable woman, who wears her emotions on her sleeve. It's a poorly kept secret that she resents Kelly Grayson since her affair and divorce from her son. According to Ed, she once called Kelly a bitch "46 times in one sitting" at a restaurant, provoking the people at the adjoining table to complain. Her conversations with Kelly are stilted and tense.
- Episode 1x02: Command Performance (hologram)
- ↑ Episode 1x02: Command Performance