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Abby Meta - Part 17. Episode 3.4
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nietie From: nietie Date: June 3rd, 2012 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I think Jack was only introduced to heighten the possible Abby/Connor storyline.
Abby acted as it the flat was still hers, although Connor lives there for a while now.
And why couldn't Jack sleep on the sofa? And like you said, why didn't Abby ever mention him?
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 3rd, 2012 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jack was definitely introduced as an artificial plot device to keep Connor and Abby apart (and a particularly clumsy one at that!). The way she fails to tell Connor right up until the 'reveal' at the end is just the scriptwriters trying to draw out the tension within the episode of who the mysterious 'Jack' is.

But my in-character rationalisation for it is that Abby simply doesn't want Connor, or anyone, to know anything about her past. So when Jack arrives, he brings back memories that she doesn't want, and he also presents a danger because he might tell Connor things that Abby has always kept hidden. That's why she had to get Connor out of the house, rather than just letting Jack or Connor have the sofa for a few days.
nietie From: nietie Date: June 3rd, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your in-character rationalisation is very plausible *nods* It's in line with her committment issues and that something must have happened to her in the past.
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