AJ: Omg it’s Wes! Holy. Shit.
AC: Oh my god.
AJ: Holy. Shit.
AC: I DON’T HAVE THE WORDS. This was so preplanned. IT WAS. Oh god, Wes.
AJ: I am so oddly stricken by this news. How tragic!
AC: So am I. I think I was so quick to be critical of his character when he wasn’t at the forefront. I never doubted for a moment that we’d lose him, because how could we? I’m sad to see him go. And I adore Alfred Enoch!
AJ: I just am thinking of how tough of a life that he had. What!?
AC: Nate did this.
AJ: Or Frank?!?!
AC: WHAT IS HAPPENING?
AJ: What the hell?! How can we wait until it is back? January 19 is too far away. I guess we are at final thoughts. Mainly because I am at such a loss for words despite the fact that Wes was my pick…
AC: I am a lot sadder than I thought I would be. I’m shocked and confused, and part of me finds it unfair that Wes has been taken from us. I loved him in season 1 and slowly lost interest, but despite that, I had a lot of hope for him moving forward. It feels super shunted. The show achieved what it has always set out to do: surprise us. I had grown so attached to Connor that I’d forgotten about the other members, practically wiped them from my memory, and didn’t see the ending coming. Props to them, sads for us.
AJ: So I guess, ultimately, I’m pretty saddened by this. He was one of the core characters and his character arc from day was always slightly tragic, despite some HUGE inconsistencies due to love interests but Alfred Enoch always did a remarkable job with the character. And exactly, because I was so worried about my favorite character I forgot about the rest but the grief felt genuine at the end-especially the image of Laurel and Maggie-which made it feel more tangible and kind of oddly heartbreaking for such a soapy show. So, will you be tuning back in with us come January 19? I personally can’t wait!
AC: Absolutely. We’ll go halfsies on the wine and promise to spread our love for the Keating Five equally.
AJ: I think those sound like reasonable goals… even good New Year’s resolutions. Until then, time to speculate on Twitter about what is going to happen next! Thank you AJ for once again joining! This has been fun and I can’t wait to read about all of the post mortem interviews. I hope Enoch has a steady career.
AC: Always fun to join you! Even if it spurs a mini heart attack. With the reception he’s gotten from the show this far and the outraged reaction I’m sure his screen death will incite, there’s no doubt he’ll shine.