Haven't been watching this, but why is Abi crying? Where is she from since they keep saying "it's cultural"?

Why are the jury folks just laughing, is Abi playing everyone?

Why did I watch this show when I know I haven't watched it since the first two episodes? LOL

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

4a, mbl, low porosity, normal thickness, fine hair.