Gotham s2e17: Oswald Cobblepot mourns the loss of his father.
Robin Lord Taylor’s father died, in real life, during the filming of the episode prior to this one.
“"So that scene where Paul died, my actual dad died and we kept shooting
that day anyways,“ he explained. "So I was acting my actual reality. So
production asked what I wanted to do and it was Paul’s last day. My mom
was with my sister and I couldn’t make it to Iowa, and it was a strange
confluence of events where your reality is what your character is going
through. There were some scenes that were actually happening in my real
life. It was my favorite and will always be my favorite episode.
Although I will never watch it.” -Robin Lord Taylor