The very first time I put Vincent on the page, he wasn’t much of anything. He just kind of jumped on there as a no-nonsense guy, whom everybody wanted to please, and who got shit done efficiently. That first time, when I wrote him, I thought maybe we’d see him again in the book, coming in to direct another episode. And then the book turned into a series, and when he showed up again, I knew we’d been seeing a lot more of him. I knew, one day, Vincent would have his own story. I never thought he’d fall in love with Dan.
Here’s the thing, and I know I’ve at least mentioned it before, Vincent looks like someone in my life. And once I put that face on the character, I couldn’t shake it. Which is not a bad thing. Trust me, Vincent is hot. But I had plans for him that didn’t include Dan. He had a different love. Until that dream, where Vincent was with Dan, and a discussion with the Admiral made it all crystal clear.
And then I had to convey Vincent solely through Dan’s perception. We only see Vincent how Dan does (which is pretty much how I see him, I’ll admit) and I had to attempt to show all the sides of him. I tapped into a few of his real life counterparts personality traits as well, but made them solely Vincent’s so he is a wholly a construct of my mind. And with the dash of reality mixed in, I think I have a pretty great character. I hope I did him justice on the page. I want you all to love him as much as I do. As much as Dan does.
And you can watch Dan fall in love with Vincent on December 13th!