Okay no offense but your spoilers seem to indicate that rucas is heavy. So how is lucaya alive and well? Kinda feels like you meta too much in your answers and it ends up being less than it actually is. Meaning you pick up things that writers didn't intend.
If y'all don’t understand that more than one thing can be happening at once by now, and that’s okay…idk what to tell you anymore.
Riley and Lucas care about each other, they’re good friends, and on top of it they have feelings for each other that they’ve never properly explored or really talked about successfully. They’re gonna have important moments too. Although they don’t really have moments TOGETHER—their “moments” in this episode mostly occur separate from each other. You’ll see what I mean.
Like, just because Riley and Lucas probably aren’t going to be the big strong endgame romance doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a solid story that gets handled thoroughly and with care. I used to want them rushed along to the finish line too, but the more things unfold (and after a full BMW rewatch), the more I appreciate how intricately the writers are spooling this thing out. It’s NOT a triangle.
And I promise you, there is INTENT when it comes to things like blocking and word choice. Whether I’m correct in my interpretation of that intent remains to be seen, but there’s *absolutely* purpose and intention to that kind of thing.