Wednesday, 19 April 2017

P is for Wesley Wyndum-Price

This month I'm participating in A to Z Challenge, where 100's of bloggers around the world challenge themselves to write every day for the month of April, working their way through the alphabet.  I'm stitching the Buffy The Vampire Slayer alphabet cross stitch pattern (available from my Etsy store).  Each day I will share that letter's stitching, as well as a bit about the relevant character.

P is for Wesley Wyndum-Price

Wesley Wyndum-Price was sent to Sunnydale to take over as Watcher to Buffy and Faith after Giles was sacked by the Watcher's Council.  He was pompous, pedantic, and controlling, and both Buffy and Faith rebelled - Buffy quit the Council, and Faith joined the Mayor (the Big Bad of season 3).  After this stellar performance, Wesley was unsurprisingly dismissed from the Council.

Wesley moved to Los Angeles and wound up joining Angel Investigations.  Wesley came into his own on Angel, becoming capable and confident and a kick-ass demon fighter.  Or at least a kick-ass demon fighter's side-kick.

Wesley started off as an irritating, extreme version of Giles - Giles with a stick up his butt.  He was unbending, law-abiding to the point of putting everyone in danger.  He was annoying and we gave a cheer when he left the show.  Then he re-appeared on Angel, and I thought "oh no, here we go again."  But Wesley had mellowed significantly.  Being fired turned him in to a much more pleasant human being.  Like many of the other characters, Wesley was allowed to develop and grow and change and mature.  He grew up, much for the better.

Wesley is portrayed by Alexis Denisof who, in real life, is married to Alyson Hannigan (Willow).  Their scenes together in later seasons of Angel are beautiful to watch..

Happy Stitching

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen a character with such a dramatic arc as Wesley - from cringeworthy, laughable ineptitude to grimly confident kickass power. Even Willow's growth from shy computer geek to queen of dark powers was more gradual than this! This willingness to let characters grow and change was one of the most amazing things about the Buffyverse.