Q: Root clearly has Shaw on her mind in the first few episodes. How would you define the attraction between them?
A: What did Robert Smith once say? They move like Cajun tigers, those love cats. Always trying to suss out who’s predator and who’s prey. It fuels the tension between them, though Root is a bit more rambunctious in her play.
She enjoys getting Shaw all revved up. I think Root is attracted to Shaw on a physical level but it goes much deeper than that. Root had a pretty dim view of humanity before she met Shaw, she thought we were all just bad code. Her first true love was The Machine. But now I think Root sees her as another strong, solitary figure in search of human connection, even if Shaw is loathe to admit it.
A: Robert Smith說過什麼？她們的行為像印地安虎，那些可愛的貓科動物，永遠都在分辨誰是獵食者、誰是獵物，這升高她們之間的緊張關係，儘管現在的Root更粗暴了點。
Shaw is still grappling with the very idea of feeling anything towards another human being — up to now she’s only enjoyed the company of dogs like Bear. But it was pretty clear when Shaw was confronted with the possible loss of Root in the episode “If-Then-Else” that it hit Shaw like a ton of bricks.
I think Shaw almost feels blindsided by her strong feelings for Root, as if she wasn’t aware how powerful they had become. Root kinda snuck up on her.
Q: When you started creating an emotional connection for Root and Shaw prior to this season, how did you think audiences would respond.
A: We honestly didn’t really think about it all that much. Their first scene together was just a revelation of physical chemistry, more so than any other relationship on the show. So we just went with it. The personality of their characters couldn’t be more different, which proved irresistible.
Root just drove Shaw crazy, and that just fueled the sexual tension between them.
Q: Sarah told me at NYCC last fall that Shaw’s reappearance is a big one (and it is!) but will audiences see a different Shaw after what she’s gone through?
A: You really want me to give that away? Let’s just say Shaw’s been put through the ringer by Samaritan. How could she possibly be the same? I think what’s really endearing is that Root has never lost faith in Shaw’s return, or that they’ll be together again. We’ll see.
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*7：through the ringer=through the wringer，Wringer是過去一種將衣物脫水的器具，有興趣的可以查一下圖片，把人放到裡頭"脫水"毫無疑問會是非常慘烈的 冏。