Deborah Goren (portrayed by Lucy Cohu) is a Jewish woman who runs an orphanage in Whitechapel. She is first seen harboring a murderer, Thomas Gower and both aids and hinders Reid's investigation. She is seen throughout season one helping Reid with another investigation alongside Issac Bloom. At the end of the season she has an affair with Reid and takes in a little girl Reid brings to her. She is not seen again until the beginning of season four when she pleads with Reid to return to London to help prove Bloom's innocence. Reid returns by her request and she continues to help Reid with the Whitechapel Golem case until the end of the season.