Dester was a wealthy lady who was in attendance at the grand ball on Persephone on the occasion when Malcolm Reynolds first met Sir Warwick Harrow. She was with her well-dressed clique of friends: Cabott, Zoe, and Banning Miller. When the four were approached by the newcomer Kaywinnit Lee Frye, they found her frankness and social unfamiliarity off-putting. Banning at first introduced Kaylee to the three other women. Then Cabott made a thinly-veiled snide remark to insult Kaylee, and Banning came next with some offensive words about Kaylee's dress. As Kaylee choked up with humiliation, the gentleman Murphy arrived to assist her. Murphy insulted the group leader, Banning, about her promiscuity, and she stormed off, followed closely by her sycophants.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Dester appeared in "Shindig" and was portrayed by an uncredited extra.