“I hope that it’s because it’s honest and working towards a place of what we all sort of want and where we can see ourselves bettering ourselves,” Rickards told TV Guide. “I don’t know what the magic equation is to writing something that hits somebody at a certain time. We’re so grateful. I mean, I really like them as a couple, I’m pro-them as a couple. I think the way that they communicate and talk to each other is about them growing. That’s not always interesting to watch on TV… it’s not always great to watch happy things on TV all the time, even comedy has very dark themes, but there is such a purpose towards them working as a couple and working through it. I hope that’s what grounds people to their relationship.”
Showrunner Beth Schwartz says their marriage will definitely be tested in upcoming episodes. “For their arc [this season], what I like about it the most is we’re really going for the real struggles in marriage, so that’s kind of where we’re approaching their relationship. It’s going to feel really authentic,” Schwartz told TV Guide.