At first, Barry the Bear Bear is definitely Farkle.
Riley: “A teddy bear(Barry) is a source of comfort, security, and love.”
Who’s the boy who made Riley feel better in Girl Meets Permanent Record? Who’s the boy who she has said she loved, and he said i back?
“Barry was my childhood. Every I went through, he went through. I lost my childhood.”
Farkle has been with Riley since first grade, that’s a good majority of her child. And that last sentence will be relevant later. As will Maya saying, “That bear has been hanging by a thread for years.”
But Lucas is the bear temporarily, in the first flashback where we see how Barry lost his face.
Riley is Riley and Maya is Maya(duh), and their playing with Barry, passing him back in first(this represents the triangle). Then Auggie, who is wearing a shirt the same color as Farkle’s favorite turtle, walks in and screams, “PAY ATTENTION TO ME!”, because Farkle has a crush on both girls. But Maya replies, “Why should we pay attention to you when we can pay attention to him?” And then Auggie screams and rips off his face. It’s almost like this is a scene in Farkle’s head, what he would do to Lucas so that Riley and Maya would notice him again: Take away his face, because as Farkle has said, “He’s just a face!”
But after that, as Zay points out, Lucas and Farkle switch characters, and Farkle is back to being Barry the Bear.
So who’s Lucas? He’s the tacos. Everytime we see the tacos on Maya’s phone, they’re wearing big blue hats. Who do we see in a big blue hat in the GM GLONY promo? There will be more evidence for Lucas being tacos later.
In the next flashback, Cory and Topanga give Riley Barry. Topanga tells Riley, “But when you look at this bear, it’s like we’re looking right back at you”. If you ask me, this is a nod to the fact that Farkle is the most like Topanga. At first, Riley won’t accept Barry(the fact that her and Farkle are the most like Corpanga). She puts him far from her and stares at him. Then she puts him closer to her and stares at him. Then she hugs him. Pretty similar to what’s happened with Riarkle through the years.
The Farkle and Topanga conversation makes it pretty clear they’re similar. It also shows that Farkle is kinda confused about who he is. You could even say he was lost…
But then Lucas tells Riley about the bubblegum he thinks is gold! (http://smugie.tumblr.com/post/149564326316/the-gold-meta) And because Riley also thinks the candy is gold, she decides to let go of her bear and go get some tacos instead. (Remember who tacos represent?)
So in conclusion, Barry(Farkle) is still lost, and Rilucas still think they’re a sack of gold. This show better get season 4.
One final thing: When Riley and Maya sit on the couch and she GIVES her the TACO bobblehead, Maya says, “I will hold you tight and never let you go.” And Riley says, “Yes you will, and I will be okay.” Little nod to when Maya ends up with Lucas, Riley will be completely, 100% okay with it.
7.02 Hello, Cruel World | Supernatural I am your flesh-and-blood brother, okay? I’m the only one who can legitimately kick your ass in real time. You got away. We got you out, Sammy. Believe in that. Believe me, okay? You gotta believe me. You’ve gotta make it stone number one and build on it.