For me, Christopher was perfect — handsome face, in great shape and had acting chops on top of that; exactly what we needed and, after all, we’re supposed to be in a place called Eden, so what else would you expect other than someone perfect? Having just lost Axel from the cast, it was nice to have someone whom the audience could identify with and want to see in a possible relationship with Vanessa.
Susan is a really fun character — I’ve loved watching her grow along the way. Hilary Jardine did a killer job with this role and she just got better and better with every episode. She and Vanessa turn out to be very close in the next few episodes (even physically) and Hilary and Kelly [Overton] played all of this very gently and realistically. There are a few genuine twists and turns ahead for Susan (and all of the survivors) and I think the audience is going to enjoy the ride, even when it gets dark or unexpected.