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A Closer Look Charles Pratt on Jessie & Angie

Weekly: Jesse’s been acting really off lately- What is going on?

Pratt: We have been gingerly explore both Jesse’s reluctance to talk about (his past), and Angie’s curiosity about those missing 20 years. They have chosen to gloss over it, romanticize those years and push them aside. But then Jesse started to get phone calls. We build it up to a point where there was someone obviously in Jesse’s life, and they seem to have come back into it. Jesse will never lie to Angie but he protects her by telling her so much truth. It is tearing him apart inside.

Weekly: This week a mystery woman shows up at Jesse’s door. What will viewers think?

Pratt: The audience will be pretty convinced that there is a young, beautiful woman in his past that he has had a recent affair.

Weekly: Does Angie find out about it?

Pratt: Angie actually meets her; she thinks she is a woman from down the hall. She doesn’t know or suspect anything, other than she is a nice young woman from down the hall. Frankie meets her as well. They don’t know who she really is and she is not telling them, because that is really up to Jesse.-and how and when they tell.

Weekly: So who is the woman?

Pratt: We revel to the audience, untimely that the woman he has been meeting secretly with is his daughter. We play the reality of a man who has two families. He kept the knowledge of his family from Angie because he didn’t want to hurt her. The daughter obviously comes with a mother who is still with us.

Weekly: How will Angie react when she discovers the truth?

Pratt: Why Jesse has not brought this is obviously the biggest question, but circumstances will intervene so that Angie will only as Angie can, hold a lot of her emotions inside as she reacts to Jesse’s secret with great understanding. Probably understanding beyond what she feels- until ultimately it all builds up inside of her and she has to let it out.

Weekly: How will Frankie feel?

Pratt: Frankie suddenly has this half sister he didn’t know he had and there is this crushing knowledge and reality that when Jesse was away from Frankie in his formative years, Jesse was raising someone else with apparently equal love.

Weekly: Jesse’s daughter Natalia, ends up asking Jesse to meet with her Mother.

Pratt: Jesse with be forced to meet with Natalia’s mother as will Angie and everyone else. Surprise, surprise she is actually a wonderful person it is a story of conflict as well as acceptance.

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Sorry. No. Lame.

When Jesse was brought back I predicted this exact storyline: "Jesse's secret family." Sure, it's a time honored soap concept with back from the dead people but it's so old now. And especially after they went to SUCH LENGTHS to claim that Jesse had been living this monastic life and had never thought of anyone else but Angie and Frankie. DW sold that material he was given about that stuff. Now it's all, "oh, not really, I was completely lying!"

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I don't think the show ever wrote Jesse to have this "monastic" life. He claimed that he never stopped thinking about and loving Angie and Frankie, which is totally true. But you can't expect that within a 20 year period, Jesse never had any sort of relationship, be it platonic or not.

I would rather have this be their story rather than have these characters wasted and not written for.

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