Mary Stein was an overweight Human living on Zafran VIII. She had lived on Zafran VIII for 19 years. She had been married three times, with the first two husbands having been criminals, both being unfaithful to her and stealing her money.
Distraught, she asked Galen and Isabelle if they were fortune tellers. Isabelle's soft touch was countered by Galen's lack of showmanship and understanding human nature. She became angry when Galen's "reading" became cold and distant after his repeated attempts at keeping her from making the same mistakes she had previously made with the men in her lives.