I just wanna say how much I loved this scene. Abusive relationships are a thing and it’s so subtle. It’s common not only with couples but with friends too, it’s so easy to get carried away by emotions, sometimes you end up hurting the ones you cared most about. And it’s hard for both sides to even realize this is happening, and then here we have Conner getting possessive and overprotective over M’gann, who feels uncomfortable and shuts it down immediately, then we see Conner confused because he is just trying to help, he doesn’t realize he’s smothering her. Then I love even more what happens next, Artemis intervened, she stands up with M’gann in a way that empowers both of them instead of just making her feel even more helpless, pointing out how Conner’s behaviour is unhealthy. It’s important to have friends to rely on.
By the end of the episode Conner apologizes to M’gann, expressing his concerns, she sees where he’s coming from, and helps him understand he can’t always protect her and that she is capable of taking care of herself. They work it out through communication.
I’m really happy they’re giving us a third season.