A: It was never in the script. It’s so brutal, the reveal of it, that I don’t think I could have stood watching that. I think the writers are really good at finding the fine line. For myself, if a TV show or a movie feels like it’s being gratuitous in the sense of playing on these emotional investments you’ve made in the characters in a cruel way just to make you cringe, it feels unfair. This is a pretty cruel episode, but I don’t think it ever brings you to the point of “they’re just messing with me.” Seeing Jesse tortured, I probably would have stood up and walked away.