- Me, making wild hand gestures and speaking faster and louder with every sentence: In 96,000 (In The Heights- 2008), Sonny de la Vega is one of the only characters who doesn't want to spend the lottery money for self-serving purposes. He's outspoken in the fact that he wants better education and living conditions in the barrio, and find a way to prevent gentrification. In "Blackout", he puts himself in the way of potentially armed criminals in order to protect the bodega, not for himself, but because he knows it's all Usnavi has left. Then, in "Carnaval Del Barrio" he is, once again, one of the only people to question the development in the neighborhood, and what it means for all of them. In between songs, we see him going out of his way to help his friends: trying to comfort Nina, offering advice to Benny, asking Vanessa out for Usnavi, giving free drinks to Pete. And, almost every time, he's written off as a joke by the people he wants to listen the most. He's always the first person forgotten, and the last person remembered. And then there's the fact of him being left alone; as far as we know, Usnavi is the teenage Sonny's only family. The dialogue in the show gives no reason to doubt that. Usnavi basically says outright in at least three songs that he plans to keep Sonny running the bodega after he leaves. Hell, even Abuela doesn't say shit about him. So what is Sonny supposed to do when his only family leaves? Nobody brings it up but Sonny himself. He literally calls his cousin out for leaving him with nothing but a "separation fee", and Usnavi STILL DOESN'T TAKE HIM SERIOUSLY. Nobody talks about taking him in, so we're left to assume that he'll either end up in foster care, maybe crash with Pete, or, worst case scenario, end up on the streets. He only has one friend who's willing to stick with him, but everyone sees Pete as a vandal and a hoodlum, so nobody takes them seriously. Sonny de la Vega was a well-rounded, emotionally realistic teenage character and he deserved so much better.
- Walmart employee: M'am,
Hc that when Yuuri first moves to Russia, Victor refuses to speak Russian when he's around Yuuri, so that he doesn't feel left out. What he doesn't know is that Yuuri has been learning Russian with the rest of the skating team, who only speak Russian when Victor isn't around. One day, Yuuri and Victor are out ordering food and Yuuri insists on ordering. When he asks in broken Russian for two rooster sandwiches, Victor falls in love all over again. He doesn't correct him.