I want to ask you about a couple of things we’ve been obsessed with over here at Vulture. One is the character of Harrow, the faceless man (played by Jack Huston). Where did he come from?
Howard Korder, on almost one of our first days ever in the writer’s room, came in with an article he’d read in Smithsonian magazine, about a woman sculptress somewhere in the Northeast who used to make these tin half-masks for soldiers who were disfigured in the war. By WWI, medicine has evolved to the point by the beginning of the last century where people were surviving battlefield injuries that normally would have killed them. So you have a lot of guys coming home from the war disfigured, who in the Civil War would have died of infections. There were also a tremendous amount of facial injuries in WWI because of trench warfare: Guys would stick their heads up from the trenches and get blown to bits by grenades or shrapnel or bullets. So this woman filled a real need. Plastic surgery being what it was in its infancy, a lot of these guys — the best they could do is patch you up, but you remained horribly disfigured. So she made these tin half-masks. And we thought, oh, what a great character that would be. We figured we would introduce him in a military hospital at some point, and of course that opportunity presented itself in Episode 7.