Appearing in the second episode of the first series, Ruth (Amy Beth Hayes and Clare Welch) appears to be a volunteer at the community centre. Nathan begins a brief relationship with her only to discover that, while mounting him, she spontaneously reverts to her true age of 82. She was returned to youth by the storm, but is nonetheless rejected by Nathan. Sadly, her condition seems to be waning. Although he later attempts to apologise at her home, he finds that she has died in her sleep, in her 82-year-old state; reading through assorted photo albums. It is possible, though not implied, that the effect the storm had on Ruth, while rejuvenating her physically, did not have any impact on her lifespan, and that the reason why she reverted to her true age is that it was time for her to die.
Ruth is played by two actors. Amy Beth Hayes plays her as a young woman, and Clare Welch as an old woman.