I like how hard Carol goes here; the basics of her dialogue were Phil, but I shuffled and altered it a bit for an emotional crescendo.

I do some of my best work with characters who openly doubt an idea driving the story or series, because there’s a little part of me that thinks all my ideas are stupid, and giving that self-doubt a soapbox allows me to turn my internal conflict into courtroom drama.

We had to lay things out here that were complex enough to give you all an understanding of what we were doing with the story, yet they had to be simple enough to be comprehensible. That was a tough one, but if you got lost here, at least HR and Carol’s faces as they looked at each other made you feel you weren’t alone in that.