Reasons THE scene was about Annie and not the whole group
- "a blast of human emotion could shock the main frame into a cold start". A blast. Not several seconds of looking at different people, but a blast. It would have to have happened the instant he looked at everyone to be a blast that meant the whole group.
- if they wanted us to think it was about the group as a whole, they would have put Abed at the end because he has the funny Community-esque meta joke. It would have been the perfect way to say yes, this is Jeff’s love for the group saving Greendale. But they didn’t put Abed at the end, they put Annie.
- the thoughts that Jeff associated with everyone else were all stand-alone ideas, but with Annie, he reached out to her first.
- the thoughts that Jeff associated with everyone symbolized the way he thinks about them. He knows the Dean sees Jeff as a hero, in that moment all Jeff and Britta wanted from each other was an escape, and Abed is the weird meta one. But with Annie is was actually about them. Not just in the moment, not in an unhealthy way, but just about them being with each other. This is what he thinks of when he looks at Annie. He thinks about them being together, he thinks about communication, and he cares deeply.