In S01E07 of Manhattan, Helen and Charlie travel to a nuclear reactor. There they meet Theodore Sinclair. With him they solve some crisis at the reactor. Shortly after, Theodore gives Helen a letter for Frank, which she throws away in a trashcan when arrived back in Manhattan.

Why does Helen throw away Theodore's letter for Frank?

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I think she sees him as competition. As she says to Charlie at the bar, she and Sinclair would both be minorities on The Hill and she must think he poses a threat to her.

  • I thought about that, but I can remember she says: as a women I'm glad I'm here (manhattan) so that I can do this work. She didn't had that opportunity else where. I got the idea she was perfectly happy with her current position and she didn't had any ambition (any more than that). So competition feels strange to me.
    – Tim
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 13:56

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