Walter Ashdale
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Walter Ashdale
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Walter Ashdale is one of the recurring characters of Desperate Schoolboys. Ben's father, Walter isn't wound as tight as his wife Lydia, nor is he as judgmental and demanding of his son. Walter is thrilled to learn that he and his wife will soon be welcoming a new child into their home.


Season 1Edit

That's all I ask. For you to try your best
Walter to Ben

The Ashdales have an uncomofrtable dinner where Lydia asks Ben about his introverted manner and lack of interest in girls. She is told to stop by her husband, Walter. ("Pilot")

The Ashdales attens Leonardo's funeral, where Ben fails to say some words due to his anxiety. Walter tells him this is understandable, however Lydia is must unhappy, afraid that people will him as strange. Ben then overhears his mother expressing how dissapointed she is in him. ("Conscious Decisions")

On his father's birthday, Ben was told by Walter that all he wanted was for Ben to be the best he could be. Ben told his parents that he had failed a test, much to the dislike of Lydia, who refused to hear Ben's side. ("Papa Said")

Ben returns home to find Lydia is pregnant. She tells him that she hopes this child will turn out better than Ben did. ("The Truth Comes Out, Part 2")

Season 2Edit

The Ashdales temporairly took in Josh Miller, when his father threw him out for being gay. He eventually moved out. ("Forever Reforming")