Sarah Wayne Callies graciously and enthusiastically responded to inquiries on a press call this week arranged by NBC Universal.
I was particularly interested in her response to an excellent question posed by Jackie Bojarski with Talk Nerdy With Us regarding the development of Katie and Broussard’s partnership in the Resistance. Read on to learn more about this powerful pair!
Jackie Bojarski: Broussard and Katie have kind of become confidants over the course of the show so far. But the history between them is still a mystery. Can you shed any light as to how they became friends and how they kind of grew to trust each other over everyone else?
Sarah Wayne Callies: You know, I think part of that has to do with the history of a bartender and a patron, you know. Broussard and Katie got to know each other before it all happened. And I always imagine that, you know, he’d come into the bar between deployments and she recognized in him a man like her husband — someone who’s, you know, a military man and somebody who’s been through some stuff and someone who needs maybe a little bit of space to deal with what he’s been through and what he’s seen, a space not to be judged and a space maybe not for anyone to say I know how you’re feeling, because in my experience, a lot of vets feel things that no one can understand.
COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)
And so, I think they developed a respect and a friendship before it all happened, before it all went down. I don’t know if they will go this route or not, but something Tory and I talked about is a possibility that when the arrival happened, he was in the bar and he was one of the people who helped Katie get out. Tory and I talked about it. We shared it with Ryan and Carlton. I don’t know if they’ll build that into our backstory, but.
So I think part of it has to do with that kind of history. And I think another part of it (unintelligible) I think (we all) have a gut feeling about the people in our lives that we can really trust. And it doesn’t – sometimes it happens right away. Sometimes it evolves over time. But there are people in your life that you just go ok, I’m all in. I trust you. And I think Katie brings that trust out in Broussard and it’s a trust he doesn’t have for many people.
And I think she just absolutely trusts him, which is why, you know, Quale’s orders to have her killed I think really shake Katie to her foundation, because she sees that Broussard is contemplating it. It’s his nature as a man who follows the chain of command is contending his (unintelligible). Yes.
So when he emerges up the other side of that as a human being, I think then he becomes somebody that like – I think that does bring them ironically closer together. Does that make sense?
Thank you, Jackie, for that excellent question. I loved getting Sarah’s perspective on the relationship. And thank you, Sarah Wayne Callies, for bringing such a rich character to our screens!
The COLONY season 1 finale ‘Gateway’ airs tonight 3/17 on USA network.