When you have to explain to your ten year old niece, that it’s impossible to absorb someone else’s feelings.
Me: Maya never became Riley, she grew up. The whole point is “People Change People” Maya was changed from her group of friends in a positive way.
Niece: Noooo Josh said that Maya was trying to protect Riley, because she loves her, and doesn’t want her to get hurt.
Me: I can count on one hand, how many times Josh has been on the show..
Niece: He’s older, so he’s wiser.
Me: He’s a Freshmen in college, trust me from experience that does not make you wise. You are clueless about everything and your diet consists of ramen and Redbull.
Niece: Maya was having trouble finding herself again, Maya was becoming a good person thats not who she is she gets detention and fails all her tests. She realized she never liked Lucas like that. Lucas was always supposed to end up with Riley, she fell on his lap in the subway.
Me: Maya pushed her and Riley is going to end up with Farkle!
Niece: No Farkle and Smackle are going to college together..gosh didn’t you watch the show..
For the love of God, can we save this show so my adorable niece doesn’t grow up believing that people can’t change? People can’t just turn into other people. We need reality not the pretty package.
for those that still insist that maya had an identity crisis that she needed to be cured from, let’s put it this way: when lucas moved from texas to start over, he changed from ‘texas lucas’, which was someone who had anger issues and got into a lot of fights (it seems), to a caring kid who learned when and how to fight the right way.
but notice, zay nor anyone else, called this an identity crisis.
lucas changed for the better. maya was doing the same but let riley’s perception of her hold her back. riley didn’t say lucas went through a crisis bc she likes him the way he is now, whereas, apparently, she needs maya to be “bad” in order to feel right about things.
people change people. riley and lucas didn’t break maya. they changed her and helped her grow.
and i need a season 4 so this shit can be addressed.
Future AU: The reunion over, Lucas and Lily return to Texas
and Riley returns to her job overseas. Will the difficulties of distance
and their own lives cause problems for their reemerging relationship