If you’ve never rage-quit a game, then you don’t know what it means to be alive.
From the Writers’ Room is a regular feature where we invite the writer behind the most recent serial episode to give us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at just what went into this week’s installment.
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Writing this episode there were three moments where I suddenly connected to a character in my gut when I didn't necessarily expect to. Those are the moments I live for as a writer.
I’m a romance writer first and foremost. I live for situations like this—meeting someone who just might change your life.
I love the title for episode two because there’s more than one invisible woman.
Now, the moment of truth. We launch… and hope that this fun, crazy, important, sexy, silly, representative thing that we’ve spent over a year getting to the page is received the way we dreamed it would be, by people who get it, and get us.
We survived! ....Well...some of us did at least...
Three swords of Damocles have finally, finally dropped, and oh, the carnage is going to be glorious.
I loved writing Frank's sections of this episode. He has such a different voice from the younger characters: richer with history, bare of self-doubt. He might have been out of the field for a long time, but he remembers the swing of it: the prickling of danger, the thrill of the hunt. (His canine costar doesn't hurt, either!)
Last season I wrote the penultimate episode, and it was fun this time around to kick off the final third of the book, rather than laying out the pieces for the big finale. Never before had I felt so George R. R. Martin-y!
Okay, so I bent the rules a little bit. A ~teensy~ bit.
Spy novels are tricky, twisty things as it is, but add in two more overlapping factions so that the Cold War essentially becomes three dimensional and you’re in for a challenge.
What one can find when lost in Prague...