Dan T. Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org> asks:
> Now that I know how you held out, let me also praise the
> inclusion of the non-sequiter Apocalypse Box - why should every
> "emotion revealed" by the forgiveness being "only" emphasize and
> reflect on plot points we are aware of?
Re: the Matheson scene...that one was cut back by about 40%
because the episode ran long. (That sometimes happens on dialogue-
intensive episodes.) The original version had it go over a longer
period of time, and showed him coming over gradually. It is a bit
abrupt as it is now, though I still think it plays.