For me, the sharing the words was less about the actual language and more about Adam as a character having to make a decision that “Okay, I’m gonna choose to give something to Jamie.” It’s not something that’s been taken from him. It’s him saying, “Okay, I’m alright with this. I’m gonna give you this.” There’s an incredihle emotional intimacy to those moments, I hope. There’s a physical intimacy to the giving of the words. For me, the giving of the words was always sort of symbolized what their relationship was made up of — what bonded them, and what made Jamie stick around. He realized for the first time that there was someone who was willing to help him, to give him something, to be kind to him, to show him love and affection, which is an incredibly powerful thing for someone who hasn’t ever had that before.
Carter Smith, (x)