What did Abby do in 'Ginny & Georgia' to cause tension? Let's recap

What did Abby do in Ginny & Georgia? MANG is seemingly shattered, but what caused the breakdown?

Katie Douglas as Abby in Ginny & Georgia, to illustrate the question, what did Abby do in Ginny & Georgia?
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What did Abby do in Ginny & Georgia to cause tension within the MANG (Max, Abby, Nora and Ginny) friendship group?

*WARNING: Ginny & Georgia season 1 and 2 spoilers ahead!*

The long-awaited Ginny & Georgia season 2 hit Netflix on January 5, and it picked up right where we left off in season 1, with the once super-close group of friends still very much in shambles. Though we certainly have bigger fish to fry—"Who did Georgia kill in Ginny & Georgia" and "Does Georgia go to jail" are the questions at the forefront of our mind—the dramedy is also rife with teenage growing pains. 

"You can see that there was a lot of damage happening at the end of season one, so there's a lot of rebuilding that has to take place," actor Damian Romeo, who plays Matt Price in the series, previously told My Imperfect Life

Will all be resolved? And for those who haven't yet caught up with all the episodes in seasons 1 and 2, what did Abby do in Ginny & Georgia?

MANG from Ginny & Georgia: Max, Abby, Nora and Ginny in a photo booth photo

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What did Abby do in 'Ginny & Georgia'?

So what did Abby do in Ginny & Georgia to cause MANG to break down?

Back in season 1, Abby in Ginny and Georgia (played by Katie Douglas) knew that Ginny (played by Antonia Gentry) had been unfaithful to her boyfriend Hunter and kissed Marcus Baker (Felix Mallard), a.k.a. Max's twin brother. Although there was already some tension brewing between the two, this only made matters more uncomfortable—especially when Max, Queen Bee of the group, finds out. (Do Marcus and Ginny get back together in season 2? You'll have to catch up to see how it all unfolds.) 

Ultimately, this is the reason for the friendship breakup. However, matters are made *much* worse when Abby, angry at Ginny for the issues in her friendship with Max, tells Hunter about Ginny and Marcus' moment. If you ask us, the infidelity should have been the most troubling part of all this, not whether or not people know of said infidelity; but we digress! S

So do the friends make up in season 2? At the beginning of the second instalment, we see members of MANG attempt to rekindle their bond in, but Max initially remains largely uninterested in any type of reconciliation. However, things change when her remaining friend Norah abandons her, because of how harsh she is being to Abby and Ginny. And, at Max's 16th birthday party, the gang are finally able to bury the hatchet—with Ginny explaining her side of the story to Max, in regards to her cheating with Marcus. Phew!

Abby, Nora and Ginny taking a selfie in 'Ginny & Georgia'

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But when it comes to Abby, a larger problem at hand continues to be her struggle with body dysmorphia, something that truly causes a disturbance in her life. In season 1, we find out that in attempts to make herself appear thinner (and to fit into a certain pair of jeans) she begins tapping her legs, something which causes her great distress and even more insecurity than before (particularly during a game of truth or dare). 

In season 2, Abby comes across an unlikely kindred spirit in Samantha (Romi Shraiter), who she hears throwing up in the school toilets—before revealing that she too struggles in a similar way. 

Though there are undoubtedly ups and downs within the cast of Ginny & Georgia season 2, Romeo particularly notes how his bond with Katie Douglas, who plays Ginny and Georgia's Abby, is one of the highlights of season 2 for him. 

"My development with Abby's character...showcased a different side of them. And if there's one scene in particular, it's during the school play where Matt Press [finds out] that Abby has been taping her legs, and it shocks him because it's the first time in the show that he realizes that his words have a serious effect on others," he previously told us. 

We still have plenty of unanswered questions, but here's hoping that Abby, Max, Ginny and Norah get past their troubles in Ginny & Georgia season 3—where hopefully (eventually) MANG will be in tact once more!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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