During an interview with CBR.com, Josh Hamilton reflected on the episode’s revelation that Lance had always loved Pamela from afar since they were kids. Per “What’s Been Lost,” Lance reveals to Carol that Pamela never thought of him as a romantic possibility due to class differences – she was a wealthy daughter of a US President and he was the chauffeur’s son. When the stray crisis hit, Lance rose to become Pamela’s second-in-command, but his loyalty didn’t earn him her love. And Lance subsequently loses himself trying to impress her.
“He just wants her approval more than anything in the world. When she turns him on and makes him cut up his boyfriend and feed him to Sebastian, I think it shakes him to the core. It was such a traumatic experience that he really threw himself out in the last episode, and [he’s] He really doesn’t think as clearly as he did on his best days,” Hamilton said. As such, he makes a poor attempt to flatter himself with both Carol and Daryl, which isn’t enough to make them forget what he did to their friends.
In fact, Hamilton admitted that Lance’s chameleon-like ability to get along with others was part of what kept him on his toes. “I especially feel like Lance is someone who thinks he’s good at speaking to different people in different ways and saying what he thinks they want to hear,” he noted.