There's a personal reason why Poppy Montgomery wears that pendant on Unforgettable

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: February 7, 2022, 3:55PM    Tags: featured

On Unforgettable, Poppy Montgomery plays Carrie Wells, the detective whose uncanny memory comes in awfully handy when solving cases.

Despite her superhuman memory, there's not a whole lot the show reveals about Carrie's past. We learn Carrie had a troubled upbringing, never knowing her dad and dealing with the brutal murder of her sister. But from the pieces they give us, we do know that when Carrie grew up, she immediately joined the Syracuse police department to solve her sister's murder, so we can likely assume that Carrie grew up in the United States, likely in the state of New York, if not spending her entire childhood in Syracuse .

All this is relevant for one hard to ignore reason: The pendant that Carrie Wells wears around her neck nearly every episode appears to be a very personal item for the character, since she wears it so often. But if you've ever squinted at the screen wondering, what is that around Carrie's neck? You are not alone. Fans on the internet have even posted theories identifying it as a horse's head, but that theory is easily busted by looking instead to the background of the actress who plays Carrie.

Poppy Montgomery is an Australian actor, born in Sydney, and she only moved to Los Angeles when she was ready to kickstart her acting career. So, no, the pendant is not a horse or randomly cut stone: It's the continent of Australia, which Poppy still clearly holds close to her heart.

So there you have it, mystery solved! The pendant Carrie always wears simply represents Poppy's childhood in the Land Down Under. 

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Cheryl 17 days ago
It's painfully obvious that the theme of all shows on Start.com are female led; whether the show is entertaining, or not. Suggestions for additions: Gilmore Girls, Bones, Charmed (the real, origIinal one), Castle (Beckett was co-star), the Waltons, Alias, and more. That would keep your 2 hrs in a row problem down a bit. Also, feel free to run The Closer, The Good Wife, Elizabeth Stanton, & In Plain Sight on VERY late night (or not at all). Totally unentertaining.
Maryhagan7 1 month ago
Bump that extra hour of crossing Jordan and csi cyber and I would love to see Hardcastle and McCormick back to back..Flashpoint would be awesome to bring into the lineup versus 2 hours of the same shows. Some of the old 80s early 90s series like Dynasty, Matt Houston and Knots Landing, shows like these. I’m not a fan of Medium and exhausted with Ghost Whisperer. Let’s see some good old series that every episode was talked about to this day like: Dynasty—Alexis and Krystal fight in the pool
Deb585 2 months ago
Love Start TV. My personal opinion ur doing everything just right, keep it up!! I love Unforgettable. It would be great to be like Carrie Wells, never forget anything. I am very appreciative to have CSI Cyber on at 8:00. Thank u Start TV for ur great lineup of shows!!
Pat 3 months ago
CSI: Cyber is on to late! would enjoy seeing it if it were earlier please.
Steve 4 months ago
I never noticed the pendant until it was mentioned; I knew why she wears it immediately because I read her biography and also knew that was born on the land down under. But, I still didn't get an answer to my previous question: Is she a natural carrot top aka red head?
David 4 months ago
Poppy Montgomery/Carrie Wells ROCK. She is definitely in my top three actors on TV.
Dionnasmom 4 months ago
Please don't play Medium & Crossing Jordan for 2 straight hours EACH 😫
4 hours of (honestly) horrible acting. Both characters are so darn irritating.
THEN... you add the Cyber show with Arquette (no wonder it didn't last) Please bring Nashville back, or add another hour of In Plain Sight or Rizzoli and Isles.
dajer6491rejad 14 months ago
During season 4 it looks like a Phoenix.
Joanfmiller 21 months ago
So disappointed in your scheduling of shows, too many mediums scheduled back too back and Unforgettable scheduled at a time no one can watch., why not pu it in one of the Mediums spots say 10am, medium is too violent and not a very good program yet it is scheduled all morning long, not a watcher any longer
Pizza 21 months ago
If Carries pendent is seriously meant to be a map of Australia its a lousy one. When the camera is in close up the head part of a horse is raised from the neck and you can clearly see an eye! Maybe she asked them to make the horse look similar to the map. Anyway I'm convinced thanks to HDTV it clearly looks like it's a horse!
Paulette 21 months ago
Love, love , LOVE UNFORGETTABLE!!! So sad when it was cancelled but so HAPPY to be able to watch it again on StartTV!!!Wished it was on at a better time, like switching times with Cagney and Lacey! I realize C and L was a ground breaking show, but it seems so outdated and unrealistic now, with all other female cop shows showing more realistic female cops! So C and L seems really fake compared to other shows, thus, if it came on in the time slot of UNFORGETTABLE and UNFORGETTABLE came on at 4PM I would be VERY happy!!! Then I could watch it more often!!!
Dionnasmom Paulette 4 months ago
Unfortunately, when Cagney & Lacey show was on air it definitely depicts the role of a female LEO (law enforcement officer)
I love Unforgettable as well.
NicholasPassoni 22 months ago
Yes! I would have to agree that the red hair is her best look!!
Daniel 26 months ago
She is SO hot. Did a spread in Maxim once, the mag almost burst into flames! Even hotter as a redhead. A true stunner.
BrightFeather2 38 months ago
Her character has to be the toughest gal on TV. Love her.
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