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I remember that, too, because I started recapping just before that started happening, and I went in thinking how much the show was going to suck, and then...it didn't. So I was right there with you. On the other hand, were there any episodes or storylines you were disappointed in? Oh my God, there was that one. We tried to do that mystery episode? It's sort of a joke now, and there was a moment in the first viewing of that where we knew we had missed every boat. But if you remember, "The Unveiling" came the episode before it, and that's probably the episode I'm the most proud of. Actually, I would say the episode I'm the most proud of was the finale of the first year, because we were trying to do so much with it -- we knew it would be Colin's last episode, and what we were setting up for the following year... But there were always episodes that didn't work, and particularly in the first two years we'd modify stuff if things weren't working out. Beginnings of seasons were always tough for some reason. But I definitely differ with some of the people on the boards in that I thought Madison was a critical character for Ephram. Well, I can see where she was necessary, but that doesn't mean I had to like her. Exactly. I was surprised, though, that people didn't like her right from the start. And I don't know if it had to do with the actor or the way she was written or whatever, because I think people disagree on that, too. Yeah. There was sort of a lull, I would say, in the latter half of the first two seasons -- I can speak more toward them than to the second two seasons, which Rina was more responsible for -- where we were like, "Ah, we're missing it, we're missing the basket," because we were maybe so focused on the season finales, and it would start during the winter... You all had Seasonal Affective Disorder, obviously. Exactly. But I think overall we had a pretty high batting average, so we're so proud of that stuff. Well, you did pretty well, if you consider that there were entire seasons of other shows that people hated -- Season 6 of Buffy, for example. And for example, I didn't think people would hate the Anne Heche character as much as they did. That's probably the best example, that they would hate Andy as much as they did -- and not just the fans on the boards, we got a lot of letters about it, Treat was asked about it in interviews... So that was a moment that was off for us, and also, I wanted the Tommy character to be more, like, I wanted him into crystal meth and stuff. And that was never gonna happen. So there were things that I didn't get to execute in quite the way I wanted to.