Judith Hastings is Captain Hastings daughter. Judith works with Dr. Franklin as his assistant. She is assisting him in experimenting on a potential new drug from an African plant. Judith is very hard-edged and unemotional. She is very loyal to Dr. Franklin and a hard worker. It turns out that Judith and Dr. Franklin are in love. When Mrs. Franklin dies, Dr. Franklin accepts a research position in Africa and Judith plans to join him as his wife.