But there wasn’t a strong direction I had for her; I just knew she’d probably end up at some point in her twenties in Greenwich Village as a performance artist, and after that she’d probably become a lawyer—a human-rights lawyer.Sam Weir (John Francis Daley)Sam’s future was going to be drama club.I’d get called away from class under the guise of an emergency, and it would be her on the phone saying, “You’ve got to come pick me up.I left my car at the bar last night.” So I was really excited to get that going, this weird kind of taking-care-of-an-adult relationship, while he’s still learning amazing stuff from her, this tortured drama-teacher soul.’Cause that was a real option for so many people in my school—but he would be desperately trying to avoid it.But I was never quite clear exactly what direction we were going to go with Nick.
 We were kind of, you know, taking him in this different direction. But it’s hard to say with him; I think he had too many things pulling him in different directions.
We figured it could be his outlet while his parents are going through a really horrible divorce.
Since Judd had gone through that in his real life, that was kind of going to be his domain—telling all his tales from adolescence through that.
So maybe it was a chance for Daniel to become a young teen father—see what could have happened if we had a second season?
And Kim and Lindsay—that would become a true friendship.