"He Wants To Be A Guy, But Also Wants To Be A Man"
CB: Yeah, they seem to be non-rivals.
RS: Yeah, exactly. And Pete almost leaves him hanging, but he does finally come to his rescue, and…I think everything went okay. There was some allusion in an earlier script that got written out that Ken and Harry get to be better friends, and I hope that develops. Because poor Ken doesn't seem to have anybody. Everybody always wants to beat him up. It would be nice if Harry and Ken could have a friendship.
CB: So even though Harry is a good guy, at least seen through the prism of this office, he commits an indiscretion.
CB: But unlike many of the other male characters who seem to think that's their right and maybe even their duty, he is remorseful and confesses -- although we don't see it, I think we're meant to know that he confessed what happened to his wife.
RS: Yeah, I do too.
CB: And it seems like, based on the limited evidence we saw, he views what he did as one hundred percent wrong. Do you think that makes him weaker or stronger than the unrepentant characters? Or is the situation more grey than that?
RS: I think it's definitely…for me, Rich Sommer, I see it as making him stronger. But in the context of the story, I'm positive that someone like Pete or Roger or Don, who are routinely cheating on their wives, would see that as stupid, and think that it makes him a weaker guy. But I think that…I personally think that the point is, at least part of the point is that we as the audience don't see Harry like that. And I've read some people on your website or elsewhere saying, "Oh Harry, what are you doing telling your wife," and I think it's because those people have been romanticized into believing that, for this show at least, you don't tell your wife. And I think -- I guess -- the characters would probably all agree with that. But the point is that we see Harry juxtaposed against Don and Pete and Roger, and see him do what I think is the right thing.