With the launch of Wednesday on Netflix, we meet some new characters when Wednesday Addams enrolls in the Nevermore Academy boarding school that seems to teach only supernatural misfits. We also get to see brand new characters from the iconic Addams Family Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley and Fester, plus a brand new version of Wednesday, played by Jenna Ortega.
However, when it comes to a breakout character in the series’ first season, co-hosts Al Gough and Miles Millar have a surprising choice. However, if you’ve watched the new episodes, it’s easy to see why this particular character has become their favorite.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Netflix Wednesdays. The entire first season is streaming.
When asked which character surprised them, GameSpot didn’t expect their personal choice. “I think the character that we took a big risk and I think has completely paid off is Thing,” said Millar, referring to the severed hand that has become a mainstay of his lore. Addams family for decades. “I think Thing is like the secret weapon in the movie. We had the idea that Thing would be Wednesday’s confidant, where you can sense that it’s only with Thing that she confides in her feelings. true or true thoughts.”
Or of course, not only is Thing the only person Wednesday trusted, but this monstrous hand is the only way to truly show that she’s an emotional being and not just a dead machine. shit.
“I think one of the most emotional moments on the show was when she discovered Thing was impaled on a pole in her room,” Gough continued. This moment appears in Episode 7, “If You Don’t Woe Me By Now”, when Wednesday returns to his room to find Thing stabbed through his palm. Wednesday was heartbreaking to see his friend in such a state and it only got worse when he almost died.
“The point is it has to be emotionally devastating for the audience, just like it was for Wednesday,” Gough said. “It’s the only real moment on the show where you see her upset, you see her cry and she’s shaken. She’s the one who isn’t moved by anything. The moment you find him. him – the idea that she might lose him – was devastating.”
In a TV season where Ortega mostly scowls through her shots, embracing the dark side of Wednesday, it’s these moments that reveal the range of emotions the actress can channel into her character. his object. At the beginning of the season, Wednesday tells Thing that he is more or less under her control by the threat of death, a real threat to her friend that is too much to handle.
That’s a lot of emotion to attribute to a hand that is virtually seen running around the scene on its finger, helping Wednesday in any way possible. But, in the end, it works. The attack on the Thing was one of the most harrowing moments of Season 1. Thankfully, we know that the hand survived the attack and helped save the day. season 1 final episode. Here’s hoping we get more Wednesday and Thursday action in Season 2.
The products discussed here are independently selected by our editors. GameSpot may receive a share of the revenue if you purchase anything featured on our site.