Was it fun to work with her?
Yes -- you have no idea. It was a little nerve-wracking at first because it was all resting with me -- if she sucked it'd be my fault [laughs]! But she didn't. She was unbelievable. She had scenes without me before we were on together and I sat there watching her and she was awesome. I swear it was the closest I've ever felt to feeling like a proud parent. Thinking about her watching me in rehearsals for stuff growing up, it was like the opposite ... and it was really nice. It was a really nice feeling.
In terms of the kiss ... it's been getting a lot of buzz. How was that to tape? Is it weird to tape things that are kind of intimate ... but with a bunch of people standing around watching you?
I think ... when it comes down to it, there's always nerves, and you get nervous doing that stuff with people watching. You want it to look good. I don't know ... it comes down to, once you're there ... it HAS to be right. It's an important story to me and to a lot of people. So the nerves kind of go away and you focus on telling the story of these two characters. Whether they kiss or talk -- it has to be done the right way.
We know that Kyle and Fish have a history from college -- but from the audience's standpoint, we've seen Kyle as bit of a bad ass: he's blackmailed people, stolen bone marrow. What's the draw to Kyle for Fish?
I think there's two reasons. First reason -- opposites attract. Oliver's this good and nerdy police officer and Kyle's this bad boy [now at least]. The other reason is back when they had something happen in college, Fish was going through such a hard time. It [their relationship] was a feeling of comfort and of love, back then. You never forget those feelings and no matter how much you try to deny it, it's still there.