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December 09 2003

Will Angel Unite This Duo? Can Fred and Wes ever get together? Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker tell all.

Am I the only person on earth who does not think Fred loves Wes "that way", nor should they be together? His shooting of his father said a whole lot more about his unstable mental condtion than his great love for Fred.
ME needs to drop this tired storyline once and for all and let the characers move on.
wissxwe - you and 80% of the rest of us feel the same way. Not a lot of love for the Wes/Fred ship going around. I think the only way their story can be salvaged is to tip Wesley over into full-on psycho obsession, but that's probably hoping for too much.
Wes has more chemistry with EVERY character on the show except Fred IMHO. The whole situation is so forced, and I think having Fred go for Knox (although I miss her and Gunn together :() is a good step.

Now if they can just bring Lilah back...
I actually like Wes and Fred together...I think.

Maybe I don't.

I don't know.
I don't like Fred much, so I can't see Wes's attraction, but the whole unrequited thing always works well as an undercurrent. It's instant, easily established tension. I don't mind it.
It's also utterly plausible.

I thought the "Under one condition...dinner" moment in HellBound where he stealthily recovers was just heartbreaking.
I really wanted Fred and Wesley together before she hooked up with Gunn because I thought they were more compatible. But I don't think I do anymore because of her ongoing rejection of him. To me it makes no sense because he is so much hotter now then he was back then and she'd prefer Knox over Wesley baffles my mind. Let's just get Willow to come on to Angel, admit that she is bisexual and not gay and give Wesley a whirl!!
The whole Knox thing is just as forced as Wes and Fred, but to be completely honest, the first episode of this season showed why Wes and Fred will never get together, despite what either of them may feel: "That's so sweet,..and condesending."
Let's just get Willow to come on to Angel

Ok, you meant Angel: the Series, not Angel: the vampire. Cause for a minute there, I was like, 'Whoa.' Even if she's bisexual, I don't think Willow boinks the undead...
The whole Knox thing is just as forced as Wes and Fred, but to be completely honest, the first episode of this season showed why Wes and Fred will never get together, despite what either of them may feel: "That's so sweet,..and condesending."

Yeah -- but I can think of a handful of really good romance novels and movies that have that sort of line (and relationship) going on between two (likable) characters.

And, come to think of it, a warehouse full of really bad books & movies, too.

For me, Wes is about the most likable person on the show; and a emotionally tortured Wes makes for a good show. (Wow, that sounds so evil.) I like Wes & Fred -- but then, I kinda liked Wes & Gunn. I'd say I have no taste, except I never liked Angel & Cordy or Connor & Cordy, so I guess there are some limits to my banality. (Not many, though.)
So Willow would draw the line at vampires, but not at werewolves? :)
I think it would feel much less forced if they would actually showed you the characters interacting, but that is unlikely to happen, because the so-called Wes-Fred-Knox triangle isn't about how Wesley loves - it's about how Wesley *suffers*.
What Wesley needs is a good psychotherapist, not a girlfriend who considers his suicidal tendencies as a sign of his "Hotness".
Yet another reason to bring Lilah back... for our Wes! Nobody else that's been introduced is right for him. Lilah isn't exactly perfect, but at least there are some deep seated feelings there.

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