"The show has a responsibility," Murphy says of the events of Tuesday's episode, adding: "I think the show, at its best, is a living record of that time and those women and those men, who for the most part suffered in silence and were unrecognized. If you see them on television and you love a character, that character becomes your friend, and that character becomes your gateway toward empathy. And I think for many in our audience, maybe they don’t know a trans person. But after this episode they will, and think how many minds and hearts will be opened from that." Murphy sat in conversation with the New York Times with Janet Mock and Angelica Ross. "It’s also full circle for our series too: We’re introduced to this world and the pilot through a black gay boy who’s kicked out of his home for standing in his truth," says Mock. "And that’s almost every single character’s story. So it’s a great healing for all of us and also for the series too, to have these two parents show up." Ross says of filming her emotional scene: "I was riding this wave of shared experience. I could feel it in the room. There were so many times where I had to excuse myself because I was trying to keep myself in ready mode."