Read on for their thoughts about navigating that sticky wicket and how the May 18 series? When the show started, for me there was not a thought of that at all. But one of the things about TV over the years is the characters develop their own dynamic and direction as truth is revealed, and it seemed to us — and [the actors] can contradict me if they like — that love blossoms.
There is a genuine feeling there between the two characters that had to be honored, one that was just natural and organic. It goes on, and sometimes on and on, and do you give the audience what they want, or do you keep the flirtation and tease going? Is that really what they want, is that what they like — to want something?
It was about laying the foundation for the rest of the season, in the sense of it was an episode about longing and missing each other, missing that relationship as it stood. So how do you create stakes? Should I do this? Is he perhaps not confident in his ability to make her happy, or…? HELLER Simon can probably answer that better than me, but for me, if you spent so much of your life self-protectively concealing your feelings, for very good reasons, and feel that it was your love that essentially killed other people in your life, that connection to you has been a bad thing, there are all kinds of fears deep down that would stop you from speaking honestly.
Men in general have difficulty declaring their emotions, and in this case [Jane and Lisbon] had a long and close, brother-sister relationship, so to suddenly declare a different kind of love is extremely difficult. You could interpret it a lot of different ways, but I knew what I was playing. And then throughout the years… [Simon and I] could have grown angry at each other or hated each other, but I grew so fond of him as a human being that the idea of where that was going was so easy to play, because I really enjoyed going to work with him.
Pike is not the bad guy. I think we hit the mark well enough. Can we readdress those references? But one of the reasons the show has gone as long as it has is precisely because these two, especially Simon, are never satisfied. I think the best result could be to divide the audience Click here to subscribe.