Steven Gidwaney commented on this when he appeared on Watch Ross. He normally gets cast as lowlifes and scumbags, and plays Ryan's well-meaning (if a little crazy) best friend.
Tricia Sammy Rose is normally much wackier than the serious character she plays in Episode 3.
Reality Subtext: Andrew Connor claims that the plot is essentially a more comedic version of something he went through.
Those Two Actors: Tricia Sammy Rose stars in Episode 3 and has worked with Steven Gidwaney numerous times.
Troubled Production: The first episode had to be postponed because the blizzard in March 2018 happened when they were planning to film. Episode 3 likewise ran into sound problems and had to be delayed.