Old Friends return to Angel (Major Spoilers!)
Sci Fi Wire reports:
Joss Whedon, co-creator of The WB's vampire series Angel, told SCI FI Wire to expect familiar faces as the current fifth season winds up, including Andrew (Tom Lenk from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) and the possible return of Connor (Vincent Kartheiser). Kartheiser's character—the son of Angel (David Boreanaz) and Darla (Julie Benz)—left the series at the end of last season after Angel made a deal with the nefarious law firm of Wolfram & Hart.
Whether Kartheiser returns depends on scheduling and other issues, Whedon said in an interview at the television critics' winter press tour in Hollywood. "We do have every intention of seeing him again and seeing the Connor who did grow up happy, who had everything that he never had and what that person would be like and what it would be like for Angel to deal with him knowing what Connor can never know," Whedon told reporters.
Lenk, whose nerdy character survived the apocalyptic finale of Buffy last spring, will definitely show up in a Slayer-themed episode due in February, Whedon said.
And, as previously reported, Carpenter's Cordelia will return to wrap up her character's storyline in the series' 100th episode, "You're Welcome!" which is schedule for Feb. 4. "That's very much kind of an opportunity to sum up and sort of go, 'Good lord, we've been doing this for a while,'" Whedon said. "And without being sly and postmodern about it and winking at the audience, really using it as a milestone and having her—because she was there at the beginning—come and say, 'Well, where are you now? Where were you when we started, and where are you now and how do you feel about that?'"
One face that definitely won't appear on Angel this season: Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy, Whedon said. "Sarah last year said that she would be interested in coming on the show," he said. "And then this year, she ... said that it felt too soon. And that's something that I actually understand. It's very difficult when you throw something off that's sort of taken over your life and your public persona for years and years and years, ... it's very difficult to just sort of say, 'OK, I'm going to throw that back on on somebody else's show and dive in again.' And I think that's probably what happened."
Whedon added, "I don't know that it's a never. ... It was more just like, 'Now's not the time.' And as writers, we have to go to our own characters and care more about that. And so it isn't ... bad, I don't think. ... I would love to see her on the show, and she's welcome anytime she decides she is ready. But I don't know if that will happen, and with a cast like that, it's not my first priority."
It looks like it'll be quite a few interesting guest appearances. I'm looking foward in seeing Cordy again. As much as they screwed up the character I still like her and I do think she deserves a proper exit. I'm not too fond about Connor's possible return. Wasn't S4's season finale a closure episode for him? I'm still confused on the whole Andrew thing. I was never a big fan of Andrew. The character did have his moments but he never grew on me. I'm actually a little bit surpised by Joss' reply about SMG. When Joss first made the announcement that she turned him down he was awfully bitter and kind of basing SMG. The shocker was when David Boreanaz added fuel to the fire and started his bash party on her. It was kind of weird because David is always calm and civil-like and never acts "hollywood". Anyway this time it seems like Joss gave the matter some thought before answering. Season five actually seems like it's going to be a nice ride. Can't wait to see Cordy, Andrew, and more Lindsey!!!!!
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Joss and David bashed SMG? Wow.
Actually I'm interested to see Connor's return. I guess maybe because I was one of the few who did like his character arc. But I'm interested to see why they'd bring him back, I can't imagine they'd bring him back just for the sake of it. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if he came back in sort of a memory/backstory type of episode.