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Abby Meta - part 10. Episode 2.4 - athene — LiveJournal
Abby Meta - part 10. Episode 2.4
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telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: April 29th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like that you're defending Abby against the whole damsel in distress accusations in this. While weak women characters who always have to be rescused by men are annoying, I do tend to get equally annoyed about the fact that apparently being a 'strong woman' means you never have to get rescued (by anyone!) - how is that any more realistic? Abby does her fair share of the rescuing - it stands to reason that occasionally she's going to need to be rescued in turn, especially given what they all deal with every day.

When she resurfaces, along with a mer creature, Abby gets to her feet and launches an impressive flying kick at it, knocking it back into the water.

And thereby proves that her way of kicking is just as good as Caroline's, which I've always loved as a nice little reference :)

(Also, I have to say that I've always thought it was a mer king rather than queen, but that's just me...)

Edited at 2012-04-29 04:46 pm (UTC)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 29th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, thanks. I know, I'm always irritated by the 'damsel in distres' thing when it comes to this episode. Especially considering that in the previous episode, Abby had single-handedly saved Cutter's life (possibly twice).

I remember back when Cordy posted her Stephen meta on this episode there was a long and protracted debate about it there. I ended up making a list of all the times that each character had to be rescued, and who did the rescuing, and it turned out to be a surprisingly even spread of rescued/rescuing for all of the core team.

I've gone with 'mer queen' because that's what it says on the primeval soundtrack!
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