Army Wives Blog

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Denise

By kim_messina Sun., Mar. 10, 2013 ,10:00 am EDT

Denise Sherwood (Catherine Bell) has devoted her life to the care of others. A registered nurse, Denise put her career on hold when she married Frank more than 20 years ago so she could raise their family, including their son Jeremy and daughter Molly. In the first season, Jeremy was physically abusing his own mother and joined the Army out of guilt.

In Season 2, Denise started working as an RN at the post hospital, causing tension between her and Frank. Denise had an affair with a patient, Mac, and grew close to Dr. Chris Ferlinghetti (Getti) while Frank was in Iraq. Frank eventually found out about the affair and the pair filed for divorce. They later abandoned their divorce and are still married.

Many of Denise's trying times had to do with being a mother. In Season 4, right after Roxy's miscarriage, Denise found out she was pregnant. She gave birth to Molly in the season finale. In Season 5, Jeremy was killed in combat. Devastated, Denise wasn't sure how to move on, but she found a letter that Jeremy wrote her and Frank that kept her going.

Most recently in Season 6, Denise donated one of her kidneys to Claudia Joy. While the two were recovering on the beach, a crazy man held them hostage. Denise ended up shooting him to death to save them.

View Denise's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 21: Handicap
-Season 6, Episode 15: Tough Love
-Season 6, Episode 14: Fatal Reaction
-Season 6, Episode 7: System Failure
-Season 6 First Look
-Season 5, Episode 4: On Behalf of a Grateful Nation
-Season 5, Episode 1: Line of Departure
-Catherine Bell Through the Years

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