Paul Mescal's character's Hotmail email address appears on the Hulu series. So viewer Travis Smith decided to email the account and give Connell advice. "It was 8 p.m. on a Friday night after I've been self-isolating for seven weeks, and I was bored and genuinely wanted to see what would happen," he said. "We're all trying to find new ways to connect with people during COVID-19, right? Even fictional characters?" So he encouraged Connell in his email to "forthrightly communicate" his feelings to Marianne. "Can't keep all that bottled up inside, bro. Find a way to love her as fully as possible, be authentic and don't let your head get messed up by what other people might think," he wrote. Smith got a response back from Connell, reading: "Thanks for your email mate. You're right, I've been a right idiot with Marianne. I feel like I keep making the same mistake over and over, but I don't trust myself to not hurt her again and I don't feel in control of my feelings." It's not yet clear who runs the account.