ed driscoll

30 days of syfy's haven
      day 02 - your least favorite character: reverend ed driscoll

…and judging from the fact that there’s only like one episode still of the rev, i’m going to guess that i’m not the only one who feels that way.

see, i’m generally the type to appreciate evil characters for their inherent evilness. if anything, the rev is the kind of villain i love– one that has a reason for being the way he is, maybe an understandable reason, but a reason that does not seem apologetic. we got to see a lot of the rev’s backstory to understand why he was the way he was, but the show never presented him as a poor, misguided soul who could’ve turned out good if only his life had been different. no, it was always clear that the rev was a bigoted, hateful old man who wanted to get rid of all troubled people just because he was evil. and i love that. as a character, i love the rev because he’s the kind of villain i love to see in a show.

so why is he my least favorite character? well. let’s just say he has one of those faces. like, did you know that anthony hopkins freaks me out even if he’s playing the most saintly good guy ever? it’s just something about his face that gives me the shivers. maybe it always makes me flashback to the silence of the lambs, but in general i think it’s just him. well, i get that same feeling with stephen mchattie. the guy was born to play psycho characters, i tell you. and because of that unsettling feeling, what i feel for the character is irrelevant– the guy could just stand on-screen without saying anything and i’d be creeped out of my mind. i respect the actor enormously, that’s for sure, but it’s just an immediate effect on me. so, that’s why.

Ed Sheeran plays personal gig for ill superfan

Ed Sheeran made a seriously ill 10-year-old’s dreams come true by performing privately for her at London’s O2 Arena.

Ed met Melody Driscoll, who has a number of medical problems including the life-limiting brain condition Rett syndrome in hospital last year (16).

He invited her to his sold-out London gig on Tuesday (2May17) but she could not attend with regular fans due to the risk of her picking up an infection.

In order to ensure she did not miss out the Thinking Out Loud singer, 26, invited her to his soundcheck. and played her four favourite songs from his repertoire, Tenerife Sea, Dive, One and How Would You Feel.

The British musician also took time out of his preparations for the concert to spend time with Melody, sitting with her and signing her plaster cast.

Melody’s mother Katrina Driscoll documented her daughter’s encounter with Ed on social media, posting videos and photographs on Twitter.

“I think a little lady is very happy indeed,” she wrote above a video showing the singer chatting to her daughter, who calls Ed her “Prince”.

Ed had previously treated Melody to a performance of his hits Thinking Out Loud and Photograph when he visited her at Epsom Hospital in England last year (16).

During a hospital stay of more than a year Melody’s mother played her Ed’s tracks to help her through painful medical episodes.

After his hospital visit Katrina told the Associated Press, “I literally owe him my life. He doesn’t realise how much he’s done for her. There’s been several times she has stopped fighting when she has been very sick and we thought we were going to lose her.

"We put Ed Sheeran on and she starts fighting back. It just goes to show that dreams can come true and miracles can happen. You just have to keep fighting for them and she does.”

At his gig in Manchester, England last month (Apr17) Ed met six-year-old Ollie Carroll, another youngster suffering from a life-limiting neurodegenerative condition.

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30 days of SyFy's Haven

Day 02 - Your least favorite character

Ok, this is no easy task but… I have to say there’s one character that I loved to hate and that character is of course

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Nasty old Ed Driscoll, but not because he was a bad developed character, I hate him because I have to hate him like who doesn’t?

He was a meanie, a very bad guy, troublephobic, kind of a jerk, despotic and just nasty in general. Besides, he hated Nathan so…

Fuck you, Reverend.