Em Gale is the wife of Henry Gale and the adoptive mother of Dorothy Gale.


After Karen Chapman left her daughter Dorothy with Em and Henry, the two raised Dorothy as their own daughter.[1]

Twenty years later, the three Gales celebrated Dorothy's birthday. While washing up, Em suggested Dorothy contact her birth mother, who had been reaching out. She also scolded Dorothy for stealing painkillers for her, despite her need for them after ruining her back working on a farm for years.[1]

Behind the Scenes

  • In L. Frank Baum's Oz books, Em is the aunt of Dorothy Gale. Later in the series, when Princess Ozma became Dorothy's best friend and crowned her as an official princess of Oz, Em and Henry eventually abandoned their farm forever and moved to the magical Land of Oz.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Friedman, Josh, Arnold, Matthew, Doble, Justin, Schulner, David (writers) and Singh, Tarsem (director) (January 6, 2017). "The Beast Forever"/"Prison of the Abject". Emerald City. Season 1. Episodes 1 and 2. NBC.