Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SUNNYDALE GIVETH, TAKETH AWAY



The Buffyverse is swirling with bittersweet emotion over the past 24 hours, and attention must be paid.

Yesterday the story broke that Andy Hallett (aka 'The Host' aka 'Lorne' aka 'Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan') of Angel had passed away after a five year battle with cancer. He was only 33 years old. The character of Lorne was always the endearing comic relief...when "bitchy, tactless comment from Cordelia" just wouldn't cut it. Sexually ambiguous but a flashy dresser, the character evolved greatly over the course of 4 seasons. To be completely honest, I don't really know very much about the man behind the green makeup, save for the fact that he hailed from Cape Cod, MA - where I used to spend a couple weeks out of my Summer growing up. I hope he's in a better place now...and I hope it looks like Caritas and serves bottomless Sea Breezes. He will be greatly missed in the Buffy/Angel community.



Thankfully, we didn't have much time to be exclusively depressed, as good news came down the pike this morning. It's almost like Joss Whedon demanded something wonderful to happen, to cheer us all up. Willow & Wesley had their baby! By that I of course mean Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof, who met on the set of Buffy all those years ago. And because Joss willed it so, the happy news gets even happier with the announcement that the couple's baby girl (named Satyana) was born on March 24th...Alyson's birthday!

As I just learned while watching Season 3 of Lost, the universe has a way of 'course-correcting'. While no one will ever be able to replace Mr. Hallett - I'm glad that the world has now been made a more adorable place, thanks to the offspring of the cutest borne-from-TV couple ever. I shall have a drink for both Andy and baby Satyana tonight. RIP/Congrats!

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