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Becca Abrams 1997
Becca in 1997
Becca Abrams 2007
Becca in 2007
Becca Abrams
Portrayed by AnnaLyne McCord (1997)
Lauren Woodland (2007)
Episode Stand Up and Holler
Status Arrested

Becca Abrams was a senior at Birmingham High School in 1997. She was captain of the cheerleading squad, pretty, and popular, but had a cruel and manipulative streak. The cheerleading squad was described as a "shark tank" and Becca was the "Great White". When one of the junior cheerleaders, Rainey Karlsen, finally stood up to her, Becca retaliated violently and was partially responsible for Rainey's death.

History[]

On September 1, 1997, Becca made the final selections for which juniors would join the varsity cheerleading squad. Noticing that Rainey's tryout drew the attention of her football player boyfriend Casey Evans, Becca quickly gave the open spots to Rainey and her best friend Celeste Church.

Despite Casey's obvious interest, Becca would later say she wasn't threatened by Rainey because the latter was "clueless when it came to guys". In fact, she quickly welcomed Rainey into her clique at first and invited her to parties. Celeste would later suggest Becca wanted to control Rainey. Becca was much less friendly to Celeste, often ignoring her or making cruel remarks about her weight.

Becca also discouraged Rainey from speaking up in Coach Pruit's physics class. When Joe Vives-Alvarez, another student in the class, called Rainey "pathetic" for conforming to what Becca said, Becca simply called him a "freak" and ignored him.

After their first game, Becca and the other cheerleaders took Rainey and Celeste to the locker room. As part of a hazing ritual, she told them to kiss each other, not telling them that Casey and the other football players were watching. Rainey refused, but Celeste, eager for Becca's approval, kissed Rainey before she could say anything. When the football players began chanting and taunting the two, Rainey, disturbed to see Coach Pruit among them, stormed off. Becca then had Celeste continue by "kissing" the football team.

Later during physics class, students were expected to give an oral presentation on an aspect of physics. Becca gave a brief, sensual, but utterly uninformative presentation and sat back down. Rainey spoke up, demanding to know why Becca could get away with that. Coach Pruit tried to dismiss her (and Joe, when he supported Rainey), but Rainey simply stormed out of the class. Becca attempted to joke about Rainey's words, prompting Joe to leave as well.

That evening following the after-school pep rally, which Rainey missed, Becca, Celeste, and the other cheerleaders were drinking beers on the football field, where Becca passed around a small bottle of Liquid X. Rainey showed up to tell Becca she was quitting the squad, not wanting to become someone as mean, manipulative, and vapid as her. When Rainey then tried to leave, a furious Becca had two girls hold her down, then took Celeste's beer and forced it down Rainey's throat. Becca was disturbed when Rainey suddenly started choking and gagging from the drink; she didn't realize Celeste had poured the whole bottle of X in her beer, after Becca had made yet another cruel joke at her expense. Becca and the other girls ran off, leaving Celeste alone on the field with Rainey, who died soon after. The authorities assumed her death was an accidental drug overdose.

Becca's life of popularity at Birmingham continued on, but the years following high school weren't as kind to her--she had trouble holding down jobs, and by the age of 28, she'd already had two failed marriages and a third on the verge of collapsing as well.

In 2007, Becca got to relive some of her glory days when she organized her high school's ten-year reunion. It was around this time that detectives took a second look at Rainey's death, believing someone may have killed her. Detectives Lilly Rush and Will Jeffries questioned Becca at the school. Becca scoffed at the suggestion that she saw Rainey as a rival and instead told them of Rainey and Joe's initial tension in class to deflect away from herself. Lilly, who took an instant dislike to Becca, was skeptical until Becca told her of a rumor that Joe was expelled a few months after Rainey's death for making Liquid X in the school chem lab.

After questioning Joe, Casey, Coach Pruit, and Joe again, the detectives were led back to Becca, and confronted her at the reunion. She tried to avoid them, but was cornered in the locker room by Lilly. After an unfriendly reminder of what her life had been like since high school, Lilly goaded Becca into revealing what she'd done to put Rainey in her place. Lilly then arrested her on the spot for her indirect role in Rainey's death, and "Great White" Becca had to endure the humiliation of being escorted out in handcuffs in front of her former classmates.

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