In the final episode of last season, after Poussey had been killed, flashbacks reveal that she was incarcerated as a non-violent offender, after she was arrested for trespassing and minor drug possession. Wiley said she's happy that she got to say goodbye to her character with a more positive scene.
"The final [episode] was really uplifting, actually, to be able to leave on that note rather than have to leave on the 'she's dead' note," Wiley said, adding that the episode was "a real memorial to her life."
What made the season finale even more special for Wiley was that Morelli was the one to write it, and they had "a great time working together."
"It was such a difficult episode and we were so glad to be doing it together," Morelli shared. "i think it would have been really hard for me -- because I ended up writing it, I got to be on set. It would have been really hard to feel like I just had to sit at home while this was happening."
"We work really well together, so to be able to have Poussey's demise, at least happen in hands that we knew we trusted and cared about, was really a honor," she added.