A constant visitor to the set of The Beast, Lisa also directed Patrick in the April 9, 2009 episode of the A&E show. "He was fantastic. He had challenges because he was still doing chemo and it wasn't always easy, but he'd suit up and show up. He was always there," she told PEOPLE that month. "He treated me like he was honored to show up on my set." And it wasn't the first time she'd directed him: She helmed the 1995 drama One Last Dance, in which they costarred.