|Portrayed by||Carri Wagner|
|First appearance||The Recruit, Part 5|
|Known ability||Life force transferal|
|Home||Newport, RI; |
|Occupations||Member of LAWR, |
Leader of "Ellen",
Circus performer (cover)
|Significant other||Unnamed man (deceased)|
Leona Mills is the leader of "Ellen", the code name for an organization working with LAWR to protect and hide evolved humans being prosecuted by the Department of Homeland Security. She is the mother of Rachel Mills. She is an evolved human with the ability to transfer life-force.
Angela asks Rachel if she was close with her mother, to which Rachel replies that her mother committed suicide. Angela says that she knew Leona, and that she was there the day Leona discovered her ability. However, Angela continues that Leona was afraid of her ability and didn't want to accept it, so she killed herself.
Anna Korolenko sees a shape that looks to her like a rotting body, with eyes and mouth all caved-in, rising out of a coffin in the back tent of a circus. A short while later, the body has disappeared back into the coffin and Anna tells everyone in the tent that they need to flee before the government captures them. However, a raspy voice from the coffin says they can't. The voice is coming from the "thing" Anna screamed at earlier, which sits up again now. Its hollow eyes glance at Anna, then it reaches out a hand and grabs a chair. The ringmaster calls the thing in the coffin Linda, and tells her not to use his chair. However, Linda appears to ignore him and the chair begins to age, turning black and finally collapsing into dust. As this occurs, Linda becomes a young woman and she tells Anna that they can't leave until the twin is safe, or else Ellen and everything else they have worked for will be lost. She and everyone else freeze as they hear lots of people moving around outside.
The previous night, Linda, Anna, and the other circus staff hide in a cellar underneath the circus while agents search above them. Linda sits closest to Anna, and starts a conversation explaining that she is part of LAWR and that "Ellen" is the underground railroad Rebel started with her help. Linda explains that "Ellen" started as just her, LN, because she used to run a shipping company. She continues that Rebel contacted her, and had knowledge about her past. Rebel asked Linda to hide fugitives in warehouses and trucks across the country. Linda adds that Rebel contacted Anna to be the "delivery girl"--a cute blonde that every frightened fugitive would trust.
- NBC.com's character reference for Rachel Mills notes that Rachel was born in Newport, Rhode Island, but grew up in Calabasas, California. She was raised solely by Leona, until Rachel was twelve and Leona committed suicide.
- NBC.com's character reference for Rachel Mills also notes Leona's last name was Mills at the time she had supposedly committed suicide. The introduction for chapter 10 of The Agent also refers to Rachel's mother as "Leona Mills". However, it is unknown as to whether that is still her last name.
- In an interview, writers Jim Martin and Timm Keppler confirmed that Rachel's power is natural and that it was inherited from Leona.