Abe revealed that the scene shot at Chigasaki featured him and Koizumi Kotaro who played Shiina Naoyuki. That scene spanned 25 pages in the script thus there were so many lines that the two of them had to say. In addition, the director wanted to take shots from different angles thus the same scene was repeated as many as more than 10 times.
Looking back at the 3-month filming period, Abe commented that he had never got angry, cried, lamented and pleaded so much in such a short time. As for the final episode, he said that the central theme of good prevailing over evil will be wrapped up in such a way that the tension built up so far can be released in a satisfactory manner. He also expressed his happiness at getting this role even as he has hit 50 and thinks that this drama has re-ignited the passion within him so he sees this production as something very special to him.