Sylvia Kent is Jim Kent's cancer-stricken wife. Jim accepted bribes from the Stoneheart Group to use his employment at the CDC to their benefit on several occasions in exchange for approval for Sylvia to receive an experimental cancer treatment as well as money to pay her medical bills. Upon Jim's admission of this fact to Sylvia, she leaves the city without him (they originally were going to leave together) and says she doesn't know if she can believe him anymore.