- 11 May 2012, 08:04AM -05:00
- by Steve Heisler
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Up until last night, I wasn’t able to see past the elephant in the study room: At no point had anyone in the group acknowledged that Abed might need professional help. In fact, they’d spent a lot of time enabling him and his delusions. In the Claymation Christmas episode, they went along with him hoping he’d come out the other side unscathed. The My Dinner With Andre
episode was about how Abed needed to create an elaborate scenario in order to have a genuine conversation with another human — something he can’t do under normal circumstances and likely beats himself up about — and it was certainly sweet. But then we saw something similar in “Virtual Systems Analysis,” an episode that bothered me the more I thought about it because it trod the same Abed’s-problem-can-be-exploited-to-hilarious-effect ground. Abed had always taken comfort in routine, and disruption of any
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