One of the writers of Roswell talking about Tess in early season 2.
@guerins do you know where is this from? Is there more? I stumbled upon it on youtube by chance. *.*
OMG, I really love it.
“…Well, look, she’s got her own problems, you know… And she is vulnerable and she knows that she is disliked, and yet, what else is she gonna do?… And this man, who guided her her entire life is suddenly dead… and she is cast aside, no one cares about her…”
I think my new favorite scene from any show ever is from that episode of Roswell where everyone goes to Vegas, and Sheriff Valenti shows up all angry at the end and yells at Kyle to go get in the car and they leave, and then Tess is all oh glad I don’t have parents, and then Valenti yells at her to get in the car too and ahhh Valenti-Harding family unit feels
Tess was cool. To have a lady around the house was great. I’m going to miss Emilie. [Her departure] came as a shock to me. It was kept secret for a long time. I didn’t know until about a week before we started shooting the episode. She came out of Jason’s [Katims] office crying one day and that’s when I heard. That’s when I heard, you know? And we’d just killed Alex two or three weeks before. I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m next. Godammit!’ No, but I liked Emilie very much.
–William Sadler (Sheriff Valenti) in Xpose in October 2001.