Desperate to keep the pregnancy a secret from John as a youngster, Jamie convinced Beth to go ahead with the procedure, well aware of the risks of infertility which could – and did – arise.
And while Rogers fabulously kept true to the character of Beth during her performances, Reilly was keen for her not to use her own portrayal as a direct influence.
Speaking on Paramount’s Behind the Story featurette for the episode Touching Your Enemy, Reilly and Hauser discussed seeing younger versions of their characters begin their romance on-screen.
“Somehow on a soul level, they connect,” Reilly began. “And it’s an odd meeting of souls but it works.”