I JUST NEED TO SAY THAT I LOVE ALL OF YOU GUYS SO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING AND DON’T LOSE HOPE,THE ONLY THING THAT YOU CAN’T LOSE IS HOPE I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND PLEASE DON’T FIGHT BECAUSE OF SHIPPERS EVEN IF IS RUCAS OR JOSHAYA PLEASE,EVEN UF DON’T LIKE OF THE END OF GM SKI LODGE PART 2 DON’T LOSE HOPE AND I LOVE YOU ALL
As someone who was rooting for Lucas and Maya I get what the writers were trying to convey w. GMSL and I’m okay with it. *SPOILER WARNINGS*
Okay So I have Disney’s WATCH App and was able to watch Part 2 tonight after Part 1 aired. I feel the need to speak up because I see the writers getting so much hate on their twitters. I have to say that as much as I love Lucas and Maya together I totally 110% get where the writers are coming from and I don’t think a lot of you get it so I’m going to explain this to you and whether you want to agree or not is totally up to you. All I am going to say is the writers have had this in mind since the pilot and it was clear of that in these two Ski Lodge episodes. Also I want to put this first the dream sequences in Ski Lodge Part 1 was NOT the girls perception of love. It was describing each girl: Riley the romantic and Maya the adventurous. Now onto what this is all about…
First off all ever since the pilot episode aired we have always known that Maya was the rebellious one, in fact this character has been compared to that of the Shawn character on Boy Meets World. There is no doubt she’s the Shawn of the show. Maya even the pilot she started the homework rebellion where she didn’t wan to do her homework and she got Riley to even join in on it. So Maya since we were introduced to her has always been the one to break rules.
Lets talk about Lucas for a minute. When we were introduced to Lucas we knew he was sensitive and a nice guy and it wasn’t until we met Zay that we learned Lucas was actually trying to change himself for the better. We learned in Secret of Life that Lucas was actually a lot like Maya at one time. He was getting in trouble back in Texas and that’s why he was now in NYC. We learned in that episode that “People Change People” which is the biggest lesson of this show so far. Zay even points this out in Ski Lodge Part 2 when Maya says something to Lucas asking him why he doesn’t want to break the rules. Zay tells Maya that Lucas use to be like that once and that he wanted to change which is why he came to NYC.
Now onto Riley in the pilot we have always known that she was a nice girl and always saw the good in people no matter what. She would lend a helping hand to her friends if they needed help or just help a random person on the street if they needed it
Last but not least lets talk about Josh shall we? This is something that really did not dawn on me until part two about this character. If you think back (or better yet go back and watch if you forget it) to Girl Meets Home for the Holidays and Girl Meets Game night you will see that Maya and Josh are somewhat very similar. You can kind tell that Josh might have this spontaneous and rebellious side to him just like Maya does. You really get to see a glimpse of that in Girl Meets First Date and AGAIN in Girl Meets The Tell Tale Tot.
As much as I hate to admit it when you get right down to it Riley and Lucas are more alike in a lot of ways. Lucas and Maya aren’t but Maya and Josh are. Maya and Josh have a bit of the rebellion to them. In Girl Meets First date we see Josh flirting with College Tour guide, and in Tell Tale Tot we see Josh in the dorm room with like three girls. Riley would never do any of that. Riley is to sweet and innocent and neither would Lucas because like Riley he’s caring, he’s to nice to people, and he doesn’t’ at all come off that way. Lucas is more of a gentleman. However don’t you think Maya would? In fact she’s already flirted with Josh who is older than him, and she wanted to be involved in the college parties that were going on that night. It was Maya’s idea to sneak out that night to follow Josh to you guessed it a PARTY. Josh and Maya are so similar and I can’t believe I didn’t realize this until now.
Maya and Lucas are polar opposites. In fact he doesn’t like the rebellious side of her and we saw that in Ski Lodge part one and somewhat of part two. In Part one he got very annoyed with Maya for breaking the rules and he got annoyed with her again in Ski Lodge part two when she mentioned being adventurous and breaking the rules. Lucas doesn’t like that, he likes to go against the rules now because he’s trying change.
This is explains why Lucas was always so concerned for Maya and why he’d try to get her to better herself. He wanted to see her change and believe in her but has come to realize now that Maya is not going to change. He thought maybe he could like her once she started acting more like Riley because that is the type of girl that Lucas is looking ot be in a relationship with. This is why Lucas almost kissed Maya in Texas Part 2, it was because he got conflicted with his feelings and started thinking he might like Maya. Once she started changing and being more like Riley he saw her differently and more like his type- the type of girl who doesn’t break rules. However once Lucas found out Maya reverted back to her old self (the rebellious girl who was breaking the rules) that is when it really sunk in for him the breaking rules, adventurous, rebellious type is not the kind of girl he wants to be with because again Lucas is trying to change. He realized the type of girl he is looking for is like Riley and that’s when he realized he actually didn’t have feelings for Maya.
Also it was shown to us back in Texas Part 3 that Lucas and Maya just weren’t going to work but no one ever caught onto it. But if you go back and re-watch it is obvious. It is explained right to us in Ski Lodge 2 that Maya and Lucas went on the date and couldn’t talk. Maya admits that he was just too nice and all she wanted to do was dump a smoothie on his head and she wanted to do the same when they were having their heart to heart there. But with Riley - as Lucas said when they talked in the library in the second episodes of the first season they connected. This didn’t happen with him and Maya because there was no connection there but it did with Josh because they are so much a like and Josh realized this two after talking more with Maya that he liked her.
In my opinion it is made abundantly clear in Ski Lodge Part 1 and Ski Lodge Part 2 that Lucas and Maya each have a “type” and their type is not each other. Maya is looking for someone who is more like Josh that is adventurous and willing to break the rules (re: Girl Meets Tell Tale Tot when Josh goes the college party and when Maya sneaks out to follow him) and that’s what she wants in a guy. Sadly Lucas is not that type of guy because he doesn’t want to break rules or rebellious. Lucas is looking more for the romantic type - one that will go to movies with him, go on dates, and do more romantic thing - like Riley. We all know Riley is a hopeless romantic.
All in all I think what the writers were trying to convey here is that Lucas and Maya are polar opposites and because they are looking for a certain type of person to be in a relationship and have come to realize they are looking for two completely different types that they would never work out.
OF COURSE THAT I SHIP LUCAYA BUT I WANT THEY HAPPINESS EVEN IF IS NOT TOGETHET IF RILEY IS LUCAS HAPPINESS AND JOSH IS MAYA HAPPINESS OKAY, I WILL NOT SAY THAT I’M NOT SAD BUT IS LIFE SOMETIMES YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT AND SOMETIMES DON’T