Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:56 AM
It's not that she left, Christopher, it's that she chose to leave without informing Coulson (her estranged friend, and first line supervisor) that she was doing so. That isn't doing him any favors. That is solely for her benefit, because she is not comfortable with emotional confrontations. As I said earlier, had she told him she was leaving -- for whatever reason -- then I wouldn't have a problem with it, but she didn't.
Yes, sometimes friends need to give each other space, but sometimes friends also need to give each other time and understanding. She certainly expects everyone to give it to her, but she doesn't extend the same courtesy to them.
As you have pointed out yourself, she didn't give Coulson the time he needed to work through his issues, nor did she try to understand why he had issues concerning her revelation. At a time when their world was turned upside down, she essentially gave him one to two days, and she was out of there because he didn't instantly understand and forgive her at the moment of her confession. And that's precisely how the actress played it.
Besides, this isn't a new development for her character. We've seen evidence of this behavior in past episodes: her impatience with Skye's deliberations (lack of understanding), her uneasiness simply chatting with Coulson when she and Ward were having an affair behind his back (need for instant forgiveness and understanding).
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