ITA, that Abbie was made subservient and secondary in her own damn story as a witness.
It means, please watch the show. We are willing to bait you. Please watch the show. We may show occasional pictures or flashbacks of Abbie. Please watch the show. If we are lucky, NB will come do a scene. Please. Watch. The. Show!
I'm adding CC and his crew to Goffman and other writers/producers that I will never watch a show they are involved in, in any fucking way ever again.