Inside the Episode: The Aftermath of Zora's Escape
Season 3 Episode 308
Greenleaf show creator Craig Wright and executive producer Kriss Turner Towner discuss Episode 308, "Dea Abscondita." In this clip, Craig kicks off the conversation by providing insight into the episode's unique title. Craig explains that the title derives from a theological term meaning "the god who left." In the case of Greenleaf, Craig says, where "it's about the women," it's the goddess who left.
Naturally, the conversation turns to Zora's dramatic departure from the Greenleaf mansion and, specifically, how Kerissa attempted to handle the situation as a mother. "Kerissa turns on Lady Mae and says, 'I'm not going to let my daughter die the way you let your daughter die,'" Craig says.
"That was another instance of a woman taking charge," Kriss adds. "I mean, we've just done that a lot this season, and I like it. Because Kerissa let Jacob and Lady Mae craft this thing that they were going to supposedly save Zora, and then she has to step in and say, 'No, I'm getting in here. I'm doing my thing. I'm going to save my daughter. She's not going to be Faith.'"
Plus, Craig and Kriss talk about the ongoing strife between the bishop and Lady Mae and discuss how Keith David and Lynn Whitfield, the actors behind the prominent couple, aren't afraid to share their thoughts on their characters' storylines.
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