Do you think Riley is her own person yet? I mostly feel like she's defined by her relationships (Corpanga, Maya, Lucas) but idk...
What actually bums me out A LOT is how in GM Triangle when she accuses Maya of being a copycat, Riley essentially defines “being Riley” as wearing nice clothes, having straight hair, getting good grades, not getting detention, NOT sticking up for what she believes in (which is so the opposite of the truth), and liking Lucas.
Like oh my gosh honey, you’re so much MORE THAN THAT. There is WAY more to “being Riley” than all that stuff, nearly all of which is super generic. We got to see glimpses of it in S2 (STEM, C&T, Rileytown etc), but Riley hasn’t fully blossomed into what we know she’s capable of being yet—and it’ll be a DAMN shame if we don’t get a season four so we can see that happen.
Also, Riley’s always been the one who sticks up for what she believes in*…but apparently she doesn’t see that in herself (at least not when she’s freaking out in GM Triangle) and it’s kiiiinda heartbreaking. Her insecurity kills me. 😔