While this episode is notable on-screen because of the crisis that Jimmy and Kasie are going through, it’s also notable off-screen due to the direction of one Rocky Carroll. He’s helmed a number of episodes over the years, but this is a gig that always feels special. He also, in a new interview with TV Insider, credits Mark Harmon for being his “biggest supporter” when it comes to taking on directing work. The two have been longtime friends, and that support is there onscreen and off.
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As for the episode itself, Carroll notes to the aforementioned website that he is excited for Kasie and Jimmy to buck expectations:
“In a show that’s been on the air so long, people make assumptions about character limitations … but Jimmy and Kasie’s intellect and instincts are tested. They negotiate for their lives.”
We would also imagine that Kasie and Jimmy are having to negotiate for the lives of those around them, as well. They are facing off in a near-impossible situation, and it’s one that could allow them to better understand themselves when it’s all over. Remember, just because you’re great at your job doesn’t mean that you have nothing else to learn. This could be, performance-wise, one of the best for Brian Dietzen and Diona Reasonover that we’ve seen.
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