Time to give Abby a break!

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I've been reading lots of other threads,and we all seem to have a really downer for Abby at the moment. So, i decided to go back and review her form since "G E". She was really great in that epi, more in control i thought than Coburn. I think the BIG mistake TPTB made was to make her into a med student just as Lucy was about to die (JMHO). She seems to have lost all her confidence in this new role. I did think the way she dealt with the patient with PID in "SSS" was great though, OK, i know she screwed up but her manner was right and she really was in control. I know i've gone on a bit, but i do kinda like Abby, and i think she has a future. Does anyone else out there support the give Abby a break commitee?!!!

-- Helen (helenmayne@compuserve.com), June 04, 2000


No! She nearly killed somone a few weeks ago! So why should we. She is acting like Lucy which isn't any better! So why should we give her a break?

-- Cammie (rmaelhorn@home.com), June 04, 2000.

I am kind of between you two. (strange but I find myself in this position a lot). I think it was a mistake to make Abby a med student, but I think she is a great character, and I admire her straight-forwardness and everything. I don't think we should completely "give her a break" but I agree everybody has been a bit hard on this character. Oh well, she's just that: a character!!

-- Kim (ILuvSnowB@aol.com), June 04, 2000.

I agree with Helen. Give her a break. I like the *character* of Abby, I just don't like what they've done with her. Her mistakes are ridiculous. If they fix her storylines, I will be happy to see her stay.

-- Elaine (mrsclooney78@hotmail.com), June 05, 2000.

I second Helen & Elaine. She was a good character in "Abby Road" and "Be Still My Heart", but the writers have made her to big for her britches the last 1/2 of the season. Yes, Abby was great and confident while still a nurse, but this was a job she was comfortable with. Her new job, she's not. I don't know of many people who can jump right into a new, more authoritative position and be comfortable immediately.

Hopefully they'll get Abby back on track in the new season.

-- AmyE (roamyn@aol.com), June 05, 2000.

NO NO NO A thousand times NO NO NO. She is not my kind of person. I think her irresponsible ways give ideas to some of the lamebrains of the world. I wish they would Doyle her so we would not even have to hear about where she went. Anywhere but in our ER!!!!!!!!

-- joan (joanofarc24@hotmail.com), June 05, 2000.

Sure, we can give Abby a nice looooooong break by taking her off the show forevermore! And for her last episode, maybe she could wash her hair.

-- Annie (GoldenLaur@aol.com), June 06, 2000.

Agghh Abby is so obviously going to be Carols Replacement if people didn't hate her enough this will be the nail in the coffin. Shame really she's a great actress (see Primary Colors). Oh well 4 more years of ER and then it will be over trsut me because thatds 10 Years in total and not many US shows survive that long.


-- Mike G (michaelgrant@lineone.net), June 06, 2000.

I dont think it's fair to hate Abby for nearly killing someone, half of the medical storylines in er are about Drs or nurses nearly killing/injuring people, the rest are about saving people but only by breaking the rules and endangering lives (careers). Perhaps Abby is suffering from the apparently lacking med student/resident programe in County General, the Carter-Lucy and Dr Dave-Abby examples show the programe to be a danger to Drs and patients alike. No one has been trained the way Carter was. Maybe Benton should teach all med students.

P.S. Any British fans reading this will be able to see the 'Friends' episode w/Drs Ross and Carter guest appearences on C4, Thursday 6pm.

-- mags (hotboxgirl@mailcity.com), June 06, 2000.

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