Johnny Galecki enjoyed working with Christine Baranski, who played his on-screen mother, Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, on The Big Bang Theory. The two had great comedic chemistry and worked well together. Galecki shared a teaser for the episode that saw Leonard and his mother resolve their relationship and appeared to be proud of it. Jim Parsons also praised Baranski as one of his favorite "supporting players" on the show. Showrunners Steve Holland and Chuck Lorre both discussed the importance of resolving Leonard's relationship with his mother, with Lorre emphasizing the power of forgiveness in their final scene together.