Terriers Blog 12: Quid Pro Quo

Below is part 12 of a series of blog posts that were written by Kelly Wheeler (writer and production assistant on ‘Terriers’) for the show. These were posted back in 2010 on the now defunct ‘Terriers’ site on FX.



Episode #111 – Quid Pro Quo
Directed by Adam Arkin
Written by Leslye Headland & Angela Kang

He’s baaaaaack! We wrangled Adam Arkin for another one! Also back at bat are Angela & Leslye. With the crunch of the season upon us, these writers split the script and got it done! Due to her wildly successful play in NY, Leslye and Angela also split their time on set. The folks in SD were not complaining, as the First AD put it, “…got two for the price of one.” Yeah, we do what we can.

Oh, and the Squatters are with us again! Hank finds that they come in handy when he suspects that the house-he-purchased-from-his-ex-wife-while-she-was-engaged-to-another-man might be bugged. (Side note: got a chance to sit down with the Squatters, hilarious interview is attached below).

In this episode, we get to see more of Laura Ross (Alison Elliot returns), and how her burgeoning relationship with Hank affects the Britt/Hank dynamic. Don’t want to spoil anything here, but let’s just say that Britt is not a fan. As a result, he peels off from Hank & Laura to work out some frustration with a potential deep throat (yeah, that sounded waaay dirtier than I thought) named Ashley (played by the stellar Elizabeth Chomko). As a fan of the mega-couple that was Britt/Katie, I was not thrilled with the idea of Britt with anyone else, but Ashley kinda wins you over. They have a really nice chemistry that feels very different from the Britt/Katie relationship (btw: should there be a super couple name for them? Bratie? Katt? Season Two, we’ll figure that out) — so maybe there is life for Britt after her.

Or maybe they should just get back together because I like seeing Britt smooch Katie. What? It’s not all about me? We have a story to tell? Hmpf.

So with a few relationships blooming, we get the unexpected end to another. This is an important character moment, and I think our actors do a great job reacting honestly to the situation.

Now, without ruining too much, I will say it was a pleasure working with this fine actor, and I don’t care what Tim Minear says, he does not lie when he cries.

Wishing I was the 4th Squatter,

— wheeler

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