Wendy is a member of the Crowe family based in Florida, and is the only female member. She is depicted as being the smartest member of the family, having went to law school and becoming a paralegal. Although implied heavily, it is not known whether or not Wendy became a paralegal for the sole purpose of bailing her brothers out of legal trouble. She met Jack Anderson when she was 22, but he ditched her out of fear of becoming a father once she was pregnant with Kendal. For years, she had Kendal believe Jack was his uncle and she was his sister, although Kendal had become aware of the truth for quite some time before Wendy acknowledged herself as his mother for the first time in "Whistle Past the Graveyard".
In "A Murder of Crowes", she meets with US Marshals Greg Sutter and Raylan Givens, posing as a lawyer (when in actuality, she is a paralegal) and represents her brother Daryl Crowe Jr. in the Machado case. Daryl will hand over Machado to the Marshals and in return, his parole will be gone. Wendy is kidnapped by Machado, but purposely causes a car accident to escape him and calls Daryl, who tells Raylan where he can find Machado.
In "Shot All to Hell", Wendy arrives at Child Protection Services to pick up Kendal Crowe. Raylan arrives to oversee the tranfer and threatens to reinstate Daryl's parole in order to force Daryl and his associates out of Kentucky. Wendy brushes off the threat, believing Raylan is messing with Kendal's head and that she will file enough injuctions so that Daryl can go wherever he wants. Wendy returns Kendal back into Daryl's custody, and Daryl tells them that the family needs Wendy to keep them together, as she is the smart one, but she doesn't want to stay around. Wendy insists they’ll need a residence to house Kendal, proposing they do “the old thing.”
In "Kill the Messenger", Wendy, Kendal, Danny and Daryl are seen residing at a new residence when Alison Brander visits in order to check on her and Kendal. At the cabin, Wendy, Daryl and Dewey notice Raylan and Rachel Brooks pulling up but Wendy informs the men that they won't find Carl as they cannot search without a reason.
In "Raw Deal", Alison runs into Wendy on her way into Child Protection Services. Wendy asks her of things that Raylan likes, implying that she is planning to seduce Raylan, which Alison takes offense to. She has Alison suspended for work for two weeks on misconduct in her cases, and manages to have Raylan's request to re-instate Daryl's parole rejected. At a bar, she begins her flirtation with Raylan, who wants Wendy to help him catch Daryl, also informing her of Daryl having Dilly killed, which surprises her.
In "Whistle Past the Graveyard", Jack picks up Kendal and Wendy, taking them out for breakfast where he proposes to Kendal going on a trip to Ohio to ride some rollercoasters, but Jack and Kendal leave while Wendy is in the bathroom. Wendy finds them missing and heads into Audrey's, where a man named Michael waits and asks her about Jack, but she denies knowing who he is. She takes a pump shotgun from behind the bar and shoots up MIchael's car before fleeing, calling and requesting Raylan help her find Kendal (who she reveals to Raylan to actually be her son and not her brother, and that Jack is his father) and in exchange for Raylan's help, she will have Alison's suspension lifted and tell him everything about her brothers involvement in Florida. Jack calls Wendy after fleeing from Michael, telling her he screwed up and left Kendal alone when he fleed after seeing Michael approaching. After Michael and Jack are arrested, Wendy talks to Kendal, acknowledging herself as his mother for the first time and apologizes for being a bad one and keeping the truth from him for all those years. Wendy thanks Raylan for helping her find Kendal before he departs, also revealing that she knew nothing more about Mexico and only lied to keep Raylan helping her.
- Kendal Crowe - Son
- Daryl Crowe Jr. - Brother
- Dewey Crowe - Cousin
- Danny Crowe - Brother
- Dilly Crowe - Brother, deceased
- Elvis Machado - Kidnapper
|Season five appearances|
|A Murder of Crowes||The Kids Aren't All Right||Good Intentions||Over the Mountain||Shot All to Hell|
|Kill the Messenger||Raw Deal||Whistle Past the Graveyard||Wrong Roads||Weight|