Elisabeth Shannon
Actor Shelley Conn
First Seen "Genesis"
Last Seen "Occupation-Resistance"
Name Elisabeth Shannon
Status Living
Family Jim Shannon, husband
Josh Shannon, son
Maddy Shannon, daughter
Zoe Shannon, daughter
Job Terra Nova Science Team Surgeon
...first in your class at Northwestern Med, doctor of science in immunology, bacteriology and, couple other "ologies" I can't even pronounce. Two years pro-bono trauma work at "I-help-the-poor-people-general".

Nathaniel Taylor

Dr. Elisabeth Shannon is the wife of Jim Shannon and the mother of Josh Shannon, Maddy Shannon and Zoe Shannon. She is a trauma surgeon on the Terra Nova medical team, and arrived on the Tenth Pilgrimage.

Appearance Edit


Before Terra NovaEdit

Elisabeth was an acclaimed trauma surgeon in Chicago and graduated at the top of her class from Northwestern University. Before her husband was taken away to prison after attacking officers, she and her family had been hiding and taking care of her third child. She smuggled a laser knife inside a Rebreather7000 for Jim, so he could break out of Golad Prison and escape to the Portal. It is known that she has a sister that she left back in 2149.

At Terra NovaEdit

Elisabeth arrived on the Tenth Pilgrimage and is working as a doctor in Terra Nova, while still taking care of her family. She was surprised to see that her old classmate/boyfriend from medical school, Malcolm Wallace, was also working at Terra Nova, and later found out that he played a large role in her recruitment.



Elisabeth is a caring wife and mother, and will do anything to protect her family, even if it means putting her life or career in danger. She played a large role in helping Jim escape from prison so he could join the family in Terra Nova. Elisabeth is hardworking and dedicated, much like her husband.


Elisabeth had been in a relationship with Malcolm Wallace in medical school, but it ended because he did not want children. When Jim found out about the old relationship, Elisabeth told him they only dated for "half a minute."

Trivia Edit

  • Elisabeth attended medical school at Northwestern University.
  • She was a lead surgeon in a state hospital in 2149.
  • Judging by her accent, it can be determinated that Elisabeth is English.




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Series Characters
Jim Shannon Elisabeth Shannon Mira Skye Tate Josh Shannon Maddy Shannon Malcolm Wallace Guzman Zoe Shannon Nathaniel Taylor

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