I actually did a lot of personality development for Lai, Shadine, and Shinade that didn’t end up in the story.  Before I’d written the script out I’d been thinking they would play a much larger part, but they ended up being fairly minor characters.  A little disappointing, but there it is.

This one in particular was a conversation between Lai/Shinade that ended up being moved back about… thirty, forty sixty years? before the current storyline.  Shinade’s existential crisis just wouldn’t be allowed to sit for sixty years, not when part of Lai’s job is maintaining the mental health of all the acolytes, as well as the physical health.