What I liked about it was that the trajectory felt real. The end was a real source of debate. But what felt real was this exile that Alicia imposed on herself. Nothing really happened with Grace (Makenzie Vega) in that episode. Grace was fine, but Alicia was imposing so many worries and so much guilt on herself, she created the end of that relationship, and she created that concern for her kids. You hold yourself to a higher standard when you’re around these kids. What I liked about it was that it was not imposed by events outside; if it hadn’t been that day, it would have been another day. It was something Alicia applied to herself.