Tasmanian Parliament has welcomed its first independent member since 1996.
Madeleine Ogilvie took up her seat in the lower house on Thursday after being greeted warmly by all three party leaders.
But is it the calm before the storm?
Ms Ogilvie's independent stature in parliament is not a reflection of the public's interest. They voted for Ms Ogilvie as a Labor member.
However, since being unsuccessful in the 2018 state election, Ms Ogilvie has severed ties with the party.
This isn't a new concept in politics. Pauline Hanson was first elected to parliament in 1996.
Her campaign started as a candidate of the Liberal Party, but she was disendorsed during the election due to her comments about Indigenous Australians. She occupied her seat as an independent before creating One Nation a year later.
If Jessica Whelan was elected in May, she too would have made the switch after being disendorsed by the Liberals.
In Ms Ogilvie's case, the switch didn't happen until after the recount.
This will now present a new situation for a parliament that has faced blow after blow since the Tasmanian Liberals announced they were a "stable majority government".
Tasmanians have watched as a minister was stripped of duties due to a personal relationship, a minister quitting after caught lying, another minister relegated to the backbench after opposition parties staged a Speaker coup, and two ministers retiring for personal reasons.
Time will tell just how the inclusion of Ms Ogilvie to parliament will present itself.
She has been very clear to say she will be analytical and approach each piece of legislation with care, but what will she stand for.
For Sue Hickey housing, mental health and the birth certificates have caused her to defect.
What can the Libs offer to entice Ms Ogilvie to vote with them and attempt to prove their claims of being a majority and stable?