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Janis Hawk
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Actor Christine Woods
First Seen "No More Good Days"
Last Seen "Future Shock"
Name Janis Hawk
Status Alive
Job FBI Agent
Saw in Flash Pregnant and having an ultrasound

Janis Hawk is one of the rising stars at the FBI. After the events of the GBO, it was Janis’ idea to launch the Mosaic website as a means to piece together what happened, while also uniting people based on what they saw and why.

In Janis' flash forward, she saw herself pregnant. Now she is preparing herself to embrace a very different future than she had planned, while still keeping pace with her team’s goals at the FBI.

Prior to the GBO, Janis was approached by the GBO conspirators, and asked to serve as a mole within the FBI. She accepted, after first having been approached by Marshall Vogel about the possibility, and agreeing to serve as a double-agent.

Character Biography[]


Janis was a lawyer. She attended the FBI Academy with Demetri Noh and felt for the first time that her life had a point.  After graduating the academy she was recruited as a spy by both a terrorist group and the CIA. She worked alongside Mark Benford and Demetri Noh to apprehend a terrorist cell. On the day of the blackout, she was helping them as they chased suspected terrorists.

Flash Forward[]

Janis in her flashforward.

Janis was getting an obstetrical ultrasound because she had suffered a partial abruption; however the bleeding had stopped. The fetus was seventeen weeks along, and was a girl. During the procedure, Janis was seen to be crying, though the nature of the emotions is unknown. The father of the unborn baby is Demetri, this has been confirmed as of 'The Negotiation'. ("No More Good Days") ("Gimme Some Truth") ("The Garden of Forking Paths") ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road")


After waking up, Janis remained at FBI headquarters, and helped with the investigation. She shared her vision with her co-workers, expressing her confusion over its contents. Alongside Mark and Demetri, she was assigned to represent the FBI in the Mosaic Investigation. Later that night, she began looking through security footage of the blackout, and stumbled upon a recording of someone in Detroit who did not fall unconscious when the rest of the people did. She shared her discovery with Demetri, wondering aloud who the person could be. ("No More Good Days")

While in Munich, Germany she investigated Rudolf Geyer with Mark. During the investigation, Geyer asked Janis about a ring she wears on her left thumb. He explains that in many eastern European countries, that is a sign of homosexuality. When confronted, she ignored the question.

Janis initially seems confused and shocked about her flashfoward, but as time passes, she becomes more uncertain of her future, saying, "all I saw was a baby I don't even know that I want." ("137 Sekunden")

She entered a brief intimate relationship with Maya, and broke it off after Maya made references to Janis' pregnancy, which she discovered by searching for Janis on the Mosaic website. That night, after she brought a few groceries, Janis was attacked by two unidentified hostiles. The first she killed by hand, before she shot the second. However, she was shot in the abdomen in the process. ("Gimme Some Truth")

She narrowly survives the incident; she is saved when Olivia and a team of surgeons remove the bullet. This surgery, however, leaves heavy scar tissue, and she is told she has very little chance of ever being able to become pregnant. ("Scary Monsters and Super Creeps") While recuperating in the hospital, Janis receives flowers from Maya.

Janis returned to work in the "Playing Cards with Coyote" and was welcomed back by the team. She attempted to leave the FBI, citing her confusion about her future, but Stan Wedeck refused to accept her resignation, telling her that she should not let a bullet make her decisions for her. Later she was seen researching sperm donation on her computer through a Wikipedia-like website.

In "A561984", Janis was tasked by Stanford Wedeck to find Lloyd Simcoe after his group held the news conference announcing their experiment. While she was waiting for Simcoe at Angeles Hospital, Bryce Varley became nervous, thinking that she was surveilling him. When Lloyd came into the hospital, he refused to talk with her, explaining that he had to find a safe place for his son, Dylan. He did not accept her offer of protection for both him and Dylan. When she returned later, Bryce thought she was back for the same purpose. She explained her quest for a sperm donation and he provided her with the name of the Cubit Fertility Clinic and that of a doctor on the staff, Jane Parker.

Later, she joined Simon Campos to try and get information from Lloyd Simcoe's computer at his home. While she was there, she was knocked out by men wearing the masks, and was woken up by FBI agents who found Simon kidnapped. ("Revelation Zero, Part 1").

After Simon was rescued by Benford, she had him under surveillance at a hospital. Simon faked an allergic reaction to penicillin and escaped, flying to Toronto. Janis was already there to escort him back to LA. Simon refused, wanting to stay in Toronto for 24 hours. Janis called Wedeck who agreed to let Simon stay in Toronto. While in Toronto, she accompanied Simon to his mother's house and met his family, including Uncle Teddy. ("Revelation Zero, Part 2")

While on a mission in Somalia, Janis laments that the window of opportunity is closing in time for her to get pregnant so that the vision of her future could come true. Demetri suggests that he could get her pregnant. Once she is convinced the offer is serious, she seems to warm to the idea. ("Better Angels")

Janis has done some background checks on her own and discovered that Marcie Turoff has a half-brother who is in a condition that requires expensive care. She told Marshall Vogel and Mark Benford about her findings during the internal investigation. When more evidence pointing at Marcie turned up, Marcie attempted to flee with the help of an unknown motorcyclist, but both were apprehended by Janis. Later Janis told Simon in private that she knows he killed Uncle Teddy and covered it up as CPR. She continued that he was sending a message and that the message had been received, implying that she is a second mole. ("Queen Sacrifice")

On March 12, 2010, Janis told Demetri Noh that she was pregnant. It was unclear whether Demetri is the baby's father. ("Let No Man Put Asunder")

On March 15, 2010, Janis was instrumental in locating the building in which Demetri was being held captive in front of a killing machine on a timer. ("The Garden of Forking Paths")


  • Janis has appeared in 18 of 22 aired episodes.
  • In a deleted scene from "No More Good Days" Janis coins the term "flashforward" during an FBI board meeting following the blackout.
  • Revealed in the episode "Gimme Some Truth", Janis is homosexual and was dating Maya.
  • Janus is a Roman god with two heads, foreshadowing and referring to Janis's status as a double-agent.

Unanswered Questions[]

Unanswered questions
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  • Since Janis is in the pay of the Hellinger's cabal, are the Asians that shot her part of yet another group? Or was it a cover up by the Hellinger Cabal?
  • What was Janis's "unconventional upbringing?"
  • How does Janis manage to 'coincidentally' come across the Suspect Zero video? She claims to have watched 100s of security cams, but still it seems a bit too much coincidence. Does she perhaps already know who Suspect Zero is?
  • Does Janis know Gabriel McDow? If so, what is the nature of their relationship?

Main Characters of FlashForward
Mark BenfordDemetri NohLloyd SimcoeBryce VarleyNicole KirbySimon CamposAaron StarkStanford WedeckOlivia BenfordJanis Hawk