After watching Lineage, I realize why I love Wesley so much. I really feel like I get where he comes from, his philosophy of doing the right thing, even if no one else supports you, simply because it has to be done. Angel puts it perfectly when talking to Wes:
“You do what you have to do to protect the people around you. You do what you know is right, regardless of the cost… You’re the guy that makes all the hard decisions, even if you have to make them alone.”
Yes, Smile Time is just one of the best episodes of any piece of television, for so many reasons. But I think the main reason I love that episode is that Fred and Wesley finally get together, and that just makes me so happy to see.