On Logan's "redeeming" qualities:
"For all of his douchebaggery in the first season, I wanted to make sure he was always truthful and never lying," he continues. "It was his one redeeming quality. You see that highlighted and really brought to the fore in this episode. He's someone with a mind on the future, and is quite open about things. He's also the first to be burned by it; he's the one who is sentient enough and awake enough to realize that this is it for everyone. He just doesn't have the core character to be a person who would stand up and do something about it, because he was broken by William and by himself. You'll find out later on that there are other things in his family that have broken him as well."
On what happened to Logan at the end of Season 1:
"It's not a 10-minute horse ride," Barnes says about what happened after Logan's final moments in season one, stopping short of confirming whether we'll see that aftermath in season two. "He's tied to a horse and he's slapped off into the desert, and he can't get off. He can't get out of the sun. He can't eat. He can't drink. He's been beaten. William held a mirror up to him and said, 'By the way? You're not this powerful thing you think you are. You're not untouchable. You're vulnerable and you're pathetic.' He knows that about himself deep down, I think, and for someone to say it back to him? It's not something he's capable of dealing with. Add to that what happens to him after he rides off into the desert — whatever that might be."
On playing an increasingly different character in season 2 compared to season 1:
"I felt honored that the people who make this show trusted me so much to deliver something entirely different from what was asked of me initially," he says. "They cast me to play this naughty and mischievous punk, to add a bit of fun and flavor to the proceedings while everyone's struggling with the nature of their consciousness. And then they turned around and said, 'Hey, we want to see a completely vulnerable and broken and slightly crazy version of that man. We want to scoop out the center of this person.' It was really fun to do."
I really love the first two eps of this season so far and all of Ben's scenes in the last ep were so good.