Born in the Victorian era and transported through time, Emily is strong, resourceful and brave. Conditioned by her experiences with the anomalies to be suspicious of human contact, she can appear standoffish, even fierce at times.
Only with Matt does she find a more tender side of her character; these two have a fiery relationship, tempered on both sides by their secrets. Emily is patient, kind, generous and compassionate, determined and strong-willed. Though she belongs to our era far more than her own, her strong moral conscience dictates she be loyal to her own time.