Question: Why didn't Wes fire Maria's ass? — Holly

Ausiello: Here's what he said about Madame Blinky, Holly: "Where I'm from you can't really slap girls around. I'm a pretty nice, polite guy, and I took the high road. I think it was the only way to go. My mother would be proud... It's not like I put my tail between my legs and ran, but at the same time, I could have had a firmer hand in the matter. At the end of the day, I weighed my options: Keeping Maria productive or not, and in my mind as the Project Manager, I really needed her expertise. I needed her there."