Wolf: Just standing in that room, just decimating everyone in his family… Look, I had plenty of dysfunction in my house growing up, but I never had the need to stand in front of the people that I love most and do an inventory of what was wrong with them and make them feel worthless. I couldn't… I needed to understand how that's possible. And so I would have these conversations with my mom, and I'd go to Al-Anon meetings, just to try to have in my mind an understanding of all of it. Understanding how a good person who genuinely loved everyone he was talking to could say the most hurtful things he could think of.
Lippman: When we ticked off one character after another and what their response would be, we were very careful in laying out who's the most hurt, who's the most angry, how are they responding in ways that's really specific to who they are and what they needed from him. It was a little like playing chess.
Keyser: It's not implausible, but it would never have worked in Season 1. It works in Season 3 because you've spent so much time with them. "Yeah, I was there. I saw that."
Campbell: That moment was tough for Julia, for sure. Not tough for me. It's a weird relationship you have, when you empathize with a character, you know what I mean? I felt sorry for Julia. I felt sad for what she was going through.
Keyser: It's a great moment when Claudia goes, "What?!" Daring him to attack her, too.
Robman: You might not be able to salvage Bailey, you might not be able to feel any sympathy for his problem, or empathize with what he's going through, if he attacked his little baby sister the way he attacked all the others.
Wolf: No one in the room shied away from any of it. I think everybody just committed to showing all of it, not trying to clean it up. If I was in there trying to kind of do this in a Bailey, nice-ish kind of way, it would have undermined the story, and in a way, it would have been less sympathetic. The thing that was sympathetic was seeing someone who was lost. Someone who has lost control of their life, and their ability to choose, and their ability to really be who they would want to be, if they weren't addicted. And so in the throes of his addiction, he lost the ability to be himself.