My main reason for why I love this scene is that it grants Troy a happy ending – a choice that ultimately gives him all three of his loves and a chance to break free from expectations and to follow his own instincts, not his father’s or Chad’s; it grants him an opportunity to do something bigger than the miserable life he was predestined to lead in Albuquerque. But, even more than that, I love his way with words when it comes to Gabriella. He never says he loves her – although he quite obviously does, probably even more than she loves him – but he says something much more powerful. She inspires his heart. She inspires him. She encourages him to be the best he can be and with her to guide him along the way, he can do anything. With her, there’s truly not a star in heaven that he can’t reach.