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Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill / Laurel Gates, the botany teacher at Nevermore Academy and dorm mother of Wednesday and Enid.
With Wednesday herself, it is invoked and deconstructed. First by being named that way after a song, "Wednesday's child is full of woe" as discussed by her mother. And while she doesn't shapeshift, she remains resolute and true to herself and pursues the investigation of the mysteries at the Nevermore with intensity. She is quite apart from the rest of the school staff and students. Her aversion to friendships, authority and even color gets her into a lot of trouble. Lamadrid, Amanda (December 1, 2022). " Wednesday 's Thing Unleashed On NYC Streets In Hilarious Video". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on December 7, 2022 . Retrieved December 8, 2022.Liebman, Lisa (December 5, 2022). " Wednesday on Netflix: Inside the Castle Used for Nevermore Academy". Architectural Digest. Archived from the original on December 9, 2022 . Retrieved December 11, 2022. Only Sane Man: Sheriff Galpin is the only person who just wants to catch a murderer and has no wider agenda.
The Unmasqued World: While the series doesn't bring much attention to it, it shows very clearly that "normies" such as the ones living in Jericho are very much aware that the outcasts are not regular humans. Most saliently, Principal Weems is more concerned about negative publicity for the outcast community than she is about their discovery. When Mayor Walker and Marilyn Thornhill first talk, he states that she looks familiar but can't quite place where he's seen her before. While this appears to be a reference to Christina Ricci's Remake Cameo role, Marilyn is actually the presumed dead Laurel Gates, whom Walker knew when she was a child. Death by Adaptation: Grandmama is mentioned to be deceased in this continuity of the franchise and only appears briefly in a photograph of the Addamses, having been alive while Wednesday was younger, as in other continuities.Bell, BreAnna (November 29, 2022). "Netflix Top 10: ' Wednesday ' Snaps ' Stranger Things 4 ' Record for Most Hours Viewed in a Week With 341 Million". Variety. Archived from the original on December 2, 2022 . Retrieved November 30, 2022. Dailey, Hannah (December 2, 2022). "Lady Gaga Reacts to ' Wednesday ' 'Bloody Mary' TikTok Dance Trend". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 3, 2022 . Retrieved December 2, 2022. Curto, Justin (October 9, 2022). "Fred Armisen Of Course Stars as Uncle Fester in New Wednesday Trailer". Vulture. Archived from the original on November 28, 2022 . Retrieved November 27, 2022.