On Series Since: 2002 - 2012, 2015 - Present
Full Name: Meggan Richardson
Profession: Former Police Office, Twin Peaks Police Department
Martial Status: Married, Jeff Claus
Previous Relationships: Illegally Married, Vinny Victors; Sex, Brett Victors
Family Ties: Father, Dr. Frederick Richardson; Brother, Lukas Richardson
Meggan was having trust issues with husband Vinny, mostly regarding his shady mobster connections. She found his gun, unaware that he shot Victoria. He finally threatened for divorce. She was crushed. Meggan was arrested after Vinny was stabbed and she was linked to his 'death'. She was cleared when Victoria was arrested.
Vinny turned up alive, thrilling Meggan. They started to rebuild their marriage, but his close connection to Patricia lead Meggan to drinking.
She was driving home, drunk, and hit Noah with her car that resulted in his death. Meggan had no memory of the accident.
Vinny realized what happened and covered it up. Finally, Meggan remembered the truth and was horrified that she took Noah's life. She disappeared. Turns out she checked herself into AA. Leah planned her homecoming party. At the party, Meggan admitted to ‘Vinny’ (really Brett posing as Vinny) that she killed Noah; Leah overhead. Horrified, Leah attacked her and had her arrested. In jail, Meggan grew deeper into a depression. Preston was hired to represent Meggan.
At the trial, Meggan was found guilty and sentenced to twenty years; she was crushed. Soon, however, she was informed that she could donate her kidney as she was on the National Donor List. She was floored to learn that the woman she was saving was Leah! She had surgery, and Leah was saved. Just as she was about to go back to jail, Leah and Jeff agreed to drop the charges against her. She was released! She went home and made love to Brett (thinking he was Vinny). She thought something odd was going on. She met with Victoria, and they agreed to discuss their beliefs at the fundraiser. At the fundraiser, Meggan saw Dave and Brett together; she disappeared. She awoke in a cell and was reunited with the real Vinny Victors! Vinny explained that he had been locked up for years because of Dave and Brett. Together they came up with an escape plan, but it failed. Dave shackled Vinny to the wall and he left Meggan with a bottle of vodka. Meggan fell off the wagon and drank. They were saved by Robbie and Victoria. Dave was shot and killed.
After Vinny was released from the hospital, Meggan found it hard to stay sober. She eventually fell off the wagon completely after learning that her marriage to Vinny wasn't legal. Vinny refused to allow her to drink in his home so he asked her to move out while he was growing closer to Victoria. While moving out, Meggan accidently hit Victoria with her car. She tried to cover it up, but Victoria realized the truth. The story was leaked the day of the election and Vinny lost as a result. He confronted Meggan.
Meggan was once again arrested for drinking and driving. She pleaded with Vinny to help her, but he refused to get involved. Victoria, meanwhile, learned that Meggan's future rested in her hands. Victoria struggled with her decision and went to see Meggan. She Meggan an offer: stay in jail, or leave town and go to a rehab center. Meggan choose to leave town and go to Switzerland to a rehab. She was released from jail and said goodbye to Vinny before she left.
When news of Daisy and Vinny's engagement broke, a hand was seen crumpling the newspaper announcement. At the engagement party, Meggan returned to toast the happy couple. She admitted that she had gone to rehab and she was sober now. She also revealed that her father, Frederick was in town as he has a patient there. Vinny believed his ex and invited her and her family to stay with him and Daisy until they got their own place. Daisy was less than thrilled and ended up butting heads with Meggan, as Daisy believed that Meggan was trying to get Vinny back. After a few misunderstandings, Daisy and Vinny agreed not to let their ex's come between them. Meggan, meanwhile, took over MW Investigations when Meggan left town. Her and her family then bought the Wilkins estate and moved in there. Meggan tried to get Lukas to come out to their father to no avail. Meanwhile, after Leah died and Robbie was awarded her house, she offered Jeff a place to live, which upset Paige. Jeff and Meggan, however, grew closer and made love on New Year's Eve.
After sleeping with Jeff on NYE, Meggan was taken a back when Jeff told her it was a mistake. She didn't realize that Robbie and Paige were upset with Jeff for moving on from Leah so quickly. The two found their way back to each other, however, and they made love again. Meggan grew frustrated when Jeff pulled back around the anniversary of Noah's death but they made their way back to each other. Victoria, soon, convinced Jeff to sue Robbie for his share in Leah's estate. Meggan warned him against it, but she was happy when Jeff was awarded half of Leah's estate. Meggan, meanwhile, supported her brother as Lukas strugged to come out to Frederick. She told him that Frederick would accept it but Lukas continued to keep mum. Meggan was then surprised when Jeff started to shut her out; she realized it was because it was the anniversary of Leah's death. She told Jeff that she would be there when he was ready. He apologized and they continued to make love. Meggan then overheard Frederick's past connection with Jemma, but kept mum. Meggan was then surprised when Jeff proposed to her; she accepted but they agreed not to tell Paige as she wasn't ready to deal with Jeff moving on.
At the start of the year, Meggan was dealing with the negative comments about her engagement to Jeff from Robbie and Paige. Meggan continued to tell Jeff that Paige will come around; she encouraged him to end his feud with Robbie and to put Paige first. Meggan then supported Jeff after Paige and Shane's sex scandal was revealed. Meggan and Victoria hoped that the drama with Paige would end the feud between the two men, which it did as they worked together to protect Paige. Meggan, meanwhile, continued to be Lukas' sounding board as her brother struggled with who he should be with: Craig or Donovan. Trenyce & Chris also hired Meggan to investigate where their biological child went after the baby switch. Meggan agreed to take the case and started looking. She got one false lead and then another lead; Trenyce and Chris were hopeful, but Meggan warned them that the search might take some time and might never show up with anything. Frederick, who was still upset with Chris and Trenyce for their treatment of Savannah, asked Meggan to send them on a wild goose chase with the search for their child. Meggan was shocked that her father would suggest such a thing and said no. Meanwhile, after Paige revealed she didn't sleep with Shane, Meggan supported Jeff. She was frustrated when he pushed her away during the anniversaries of Noah and Leah's death again and suggested that they call it off but Jeff told her that he wanted to make it work and they started planning their wedding. Frederick continued to pressure Meggan into sending Chris and Trenyce on a wild goose chase while searching for their biological child. After Frederick offered her the use the her childhood home, an winery estate in Santa Barbara, for her wedding to Jeff, Meggan agreed. Shortly after, Meggan sent Chris and Trenyce to Houston on a false lead. Meggan and Jeff, meanwhile, went to Santa Barbara for their wedding. Meggan was thrilled when Lukas was at the winery. A mysterious figure watched Meggan and Jeff's every move, however. The following day, a huge rain storm hit the winery, but Meggan & Jeff and Vinny & Daisy were married in a double wedding ceremony. After the wedding, Jeff went to surprise Meggan as she saw the figure rush out into the storm. Meggan followed the figure and was shocked to see an alive Leah! Meggan couldn't believe that Leah was alive; Jeff soon discovered his wife was alive as well. In the morning, Leah was revealed to the rest of the family. Frederick revealed that he had been keeping Leah at the estate since she "died" because she was suffering from amnesia; her last memory being marrying Robbie. Back in Twin Peaks, Shane confirmed Leah's identity. Meggan asked Jeff where they stood, and he admitted he was torn. Meggan, meanwhile, supported Lukas when he returned to Twin Peaks and agreed to tell Frederick that he is gay. Frederick lost it on Lukas and threatened to disinherit him. Meggan supported her brother and lashed out at Frederick. To make matters worse, Meggan then revealed to Chris & Trenyce that she was sending them on wild goose chases to find their child. Meggan confronted Frederick about all of his lies about Leah, Chris, Trenyce and for his treatment of Lukas on the night he was shot. Meggan was later questioned by the police. Meggan also learned that she and Lukas had a half-sister in Daisy. By the end of the year, Meggan learned that her marriage to Jeff was invalid because of Leah being alive and well.