Vivian was initially married to Sam Keating and the two had a son, Gabriel Maddox who was born after the two separated. Vivian developed mental issues due to drug problems. As a result, Vivian was put on various pills which were prescribed by her doctor. He was, however, prescribing her too much. Gabriel took actions into his own hands and beat up the doctor and was arrested subsequently for assault. Years later, Sam was murdered and Vivian's mother, Gwen passed away and while Gabriel was cleaning her apartment, he found his birth certificate and moved to Middleton University in Philadelphia in between his first and second years at law school from the University of Virginia in order to get answers for his father's death. To Vivian's knowledge, he still attends UVA. She works part-time at a rehab center. ("It's Her Kid", "He Betrayed Us Both", "Be the Martyr", "Make Me the Enemy")
After arriving into Philadelphia, Vivian calls her son, Gabriel Maddox while outside his apartment. He answered and carried on the facade that he was still at the University of Virginia. After, she goes back to her hotel room were she begins to unpack her suitcase. She removes a box titled "Dr Sam Keating" and places it on the shelf in the closet. She the receives a text from a withheld number informing her that Annalise Keating was back in town. ("Say Goodbye")
- On August 29, 2019, it was announced that Marsha Stephanie Blake was cast in an unknown recurring role in the show's sixth and final season.
- She's a fan of The Real Housewives. ("Say Goodbye")
|"Say Goodbye"||"Vivian's Here"||"Do You Think I'm a Bad Man?"||"I Hate the World"||"We're All Gonna Die"|
|"Family Sucks"||"I'm the Murderer"||"I Want to Be Free"||"Are You the Mole?"||"We're Not Getting Away With It"|
|"The Reckoning"||"Let's Hurt Him"||"What If Sam Wasn't the Bad Guy This Whole Time?"||"Annalise Keatings Is Dead"||"Stay"|