"Everybody knows about Television Without Pity."
Did you say you had a title for the show you're working on now?
I'm thinking about calling it Mamas. Either Mamas or Mommies. I'm not sure yet.
So that would be after the book tour, I take it?
[At this point, Jill is nice enough to ask me a bunch of questions about me and my life and how I got hired at TWoP and so on, but that's not what you're here to read about, is it?]
So, I'm not spoiled for the last couple of episodes, by the way.
Yeah, I don't want to
You don't want to ruin them?
Can you give me a hint? I heard that it goes far into the future until everyone dies.
Where'd you hear that?
Uh, the boards?
Where do they hear that stuff?
I don't know.
How are they finding out?
So that's not that far off?
Would it ruin it for you if I told you? Do you want to know or do you want to be surprised?
Well, you know, to be honest, I want to be surprised. Because I wasn't at all spoiled for the season finale of 24 and yet I wasn't surprised by that ending.
Yeah, it's better to be surprised.
So I was like, if I had been spoiled, I would have wondered if it didn't surprise me because I was spoiled, or because it just wasn't surprising.
I think it's better. I think people ask me all the time but they actually really want to be surprised.
I think I'll enjoy it more if I don't know.
Yeah, I won't tell you. [laughs]
That's probably for the best. Not that I don't want to know, and I'm looking forward to the ending.
Yeah, I can't wait to watch it. I actually didn't. I mean, I knew what was in the script, obviously, and I went to the table read, but I didn't watch any cuts. I didn't go into the editing to see any of it.
Is that how you usually do it?
A lot if times I will watch -- you know, the writers can watch tapes and we can give notes if we notice anything. Little teeny input things. So that we can, you know, see them first. I would say up to my episode I had seen them all. So when I watch them on TV, I like to watch them at nine o'clock on Sunday night. Like, for example, when Nate died? I was on vacation in a place that didn't have HBO. So I asked for a copy of the tape and popped it in on Sunday night. I just, like, really wanted to be there at the moment it happened for everybody. I wanted to experience it at the same time all my friends were experiencing it. Everybody I know is really, really, really into it right now. I'm the same way.