So Abby decides to stop the ceremony. “It’s kind of an awkward moment,” remembers Miller. “Abby says, ‘Can I have moment alone with my husband?
Everyone leaves, and it’s just Chad and Abby alone together. Billy and I have a series of really lovely heartbreaking scenes. I think they’re my favorite scenes that we’ve done since I’ve been on the show.
“Abby eventually says, ‘I can’t do this anymore. I’m not doing this for you. I’m doing it for me,’” continues Miller. “It’s really all about Abby’s self empowerment and what she deserves. It’s, ‘I deserve better than this.’ Then, she leaves.”
Chad is understandably shocked and heartbroken. “He never wanted to hurt Abby,” notes Miller. “He wants to be in love with her and go back to the way things were between them, but his heart and his brain aren’t letting him do that.
The beautiful, unfortunate thing is that Chad is a good man. He has been open and honest with Abby, and because of that she knows that he has these deep feelings for another woman.”
What’s next for Chad and Abby? Miller notes that Abby’s plan is “a separation;” albeit, “there’s no long-term decision made” regarding the couple’s marriage.
“This needs to happen,” emphasizes Miller. “The whole thing needs to be broken. It’s just been run over so many times. They need to break it all the way, so they can rebuild it.”
Not only is it a major turning point for Chad and Abby, but also Miller’s portrayal of Abby. “I think so,” she says. “Abby goes out and gets a job. She gets her own place. She takes some real initiative for herself.”
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