We got the news right as I was getting ready to go into a second edit session on what was supposed to be our season finale, and I had to switch gears and make all the calls, so we stopped.
That’s a really good question.
There’s a moment in the finale when Mac is coding on the table and we go into his subconscious mind state, and that was where I was like, ‘We need to give something to the fans,’ because now this is a series finale, and we shot a season finale.
So, we decided to do flashes of the team and the people that were closest to Mac. And there’s a very clear nod to the fans with the Riley flashes — if you count the number of flashes and how that sequence starts and ends, Mac knows, in his heart, who he’s supposed to be with ultimately. And that’s Riley.