"They’re two completely different people. Shane was loyal, but he wasn’t smart. He was the last guy in the room. Boyd is a leader, not a follower, and he is the smartest guy in the room. He’s the first person in the room. So while Shane would show up late to get all the information, Boyd has already set up all of the decorations in the room before everybody gets there. I think they’re both heroes in different ways. I think they’re affected, morally speaking, but I think that it has taken Boyd a lot less time to be honest with himself about who he is than Shane. Shane—it took seven seasons, and only with five episodes to go, when he looked at his family and said, “This is who I am, and this is what I’ve done, and with the time that I have left, I’m going to love as much as I possibly can.” Boyd only took a season and a half to do that."