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Abby Meta - part 4. Episode 1.4
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telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: April 22nd, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that if Abby thought for a moment that Connor meant it as a genuine threat, then she would have threatened him back with plenty of equally damning things, and slammed the door in his face.

Absolutely agree with this! I have to admit, I've never quite understood other people's dislike of Connor due to this scene. Okay, he doesn't behave in the most admirable way, but I think we know enough about Connor by this point to know that he's most likely joking with that threat (albeit, it's a joke in fairly poor taste). And besides, he must know if he went through with it, Abby would never speak to him again, which would completely end any hope of a romantic relationship with her.

Abby is quick to set Stephen right on the situation when Connor tries to imply that there is, in fact, something going on.

I think there's a certain amount of almost instinct in Abby response to Stephen here, and later when she assures him again there's nothing going on between her and Connor. They might have both decided not to pursue any kind of romance between them, but from Abby's POV this is someone she has fancied (and probably still does a bit, despite everything) and someone she wants to think well of her, and subconsciously she probably doesn't want to give a previous prospective romantic interest the idea that she's interested in someone else, or that she could move on to someone else so quickly...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I'm certain Connor was joking, and also that the 'threat' was actually in order to get her to kiss him rather than to make her agree to let him stay. And I don't think for an instant that he would actually tell anyone, because he has learnt his lesson about opening his mouth about anomaly related secrets in ep 1.2. As it turns out in series 2 and 3, in fact, Connor is actually far better at keeping Abby's secrets than she is at keeping his!

Good points about Abby and Stephen, and you're probably right. Although I'm pretty certain a good part of it is that (at this stage) she doesn't have any real romantic interest in Connor, and doesn't want people to think that she would fancy someone so geeky and immature.
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