- "I may be retired, but I still have contacts. And my agency hasn't fallen apart."
- ―Lian May to Melinda May
Lian May is a retired member of an intelligence agency and the mother of Melinda May.
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- "You can call anybody you like. Why me?"
"I needed someone I can trust."
- ―Lian May and Melinda May
Lian May picked up her daughter after her daughter called asking for help. She used her contacts from her former work to find some information about Maria Hill for her daughter. She inquired whether or not Melinda was planning to take her out, and was glad to find out that Melinda only wanted to talk, saying that she always liked Maria.
Dinner with a Friend
In chronological order:
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- She most likely resides Pennsylvania since her car is a Ford with the Pennsylvania license plate "NCQ-21218". She also mentions that she drove 500 miles to pick May up somewhere in Canada's Ontario province; this is indeed roughly the distance from Pennsylvania's major residential areas to Ontario.