"If you can finish every day with maybe three victories for a character, when you’re doing episodic, if you can hit at least three victories, that’s really nice."
4x23 Always [completed scene]
“I canna wear this. I’m not a MacKenzie. Do ye know my motto, lass? My clan’s, I mean.”
“No. I don’t even know what clan you’re from.”
“Je suis prest.”
Je suis prest. I am ready. But ready for what?
"As the confines of the castle walls faded behind me like a bad dream, I took my first full breath in weeks. I had no idea where this journey would lead me; what opportunity might present itself. I could only hope it would bring me closer to the standing stones of Craigh nd Dun. If so, I was determined to reach them, knowing this time, I must not fail.”
Actresses Lauren Bacall and Gillian Anderson at the screening of “If These Walls Could Talk” on August 30, 1996 in New York City.
❝We used to do that a long time ago, pretend that we were skating.❞
You need not be scared of me, nor anyone else here, as long as I’m with you.
When you’re not with me?
Audrey, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Lido nightclub,1956
"But what’s interesting about ‘Asterion’ is that by cutting to the quick, it highlights just how dark and painful much of this relationship is. In one scene, Bill is telling Virginia that he broke off their coupling because he didn’t want to be just another one in a parade of men in her children’s lives. In another, he’s breaking off a relationship between her and her newest paramour by telling the new guy she’s a participant in the study. And then in another, Virginia asks him to resume their coupling, so long as she can have someone to hold onto at night, like he has Libby. (Though, of course, Bill and Libby sleep in separate beds and increasingly lead separate lives.)
'Asterion,' more than any other episode, captures the desperate co-dependence at the center of this relationship. The ways that Bill and Virginia each fill in gaps in the other when together can very easily turn into the former bitterly resenting the latter when not together. Bill expects everybody to live in his orbit, and he can't handle when anyone doesn't deign to do so. But he's better when Virginia's with him, not because she somehow cures him or anything like that. No, she's better able to hook in to whatever part of him is human, to the tiny boy behind all of the layers of self defense.”
- Todd VanDerWerff’s review on Vox