Maliya Pel is one stone-cold woman. She has not yet bothered to wipe the blood from her cheek and indeed, suddenly has great poise despite it. Either she has incredible focus, or she’s simply used to the feeling of blood on her face. Either way, this is another quality that I didn’t put into the script, and I’m not sure that it’s a level of characterization that Will was intentionally reaching for. I think that sometimes, creators have good instincts, and that’s what happened here. At least, I THINK they were good instincts; it’s really not for me to say.