Lets commend the boys for how genuinely kind and understanding they are of Webby in the Daytrip of Doom!
Webby believes she isn’t invited on the daytrip.
Dewey immediately invites her. He understands she’s lived a sheltered life in the mansion for years, and yeah, there’s going to be a clash of mansion life and outside life.
Webby is embarrassing. It is embarrassing, but when they’re waiting for the bus, none of them say anything to Webby at this point. Louie covers his face for his hoodie, but he doesn’t say anything directly to Webby.
Huey takes Webby to the side and goes protective big brother with the rules. Don’t talk to strangers, don’t lick anything, don’t go near the emergency break.
Webby breaks every single rule and gets them kicked off the bus, but the boys are still patient with her despite getting annoyed.
Louie tries to teach her the rules of flattery. It goes about as well as you expect, and yes, he does give her that annoyed line, Thanks Webby. But I think it’s understandable.
Dewey’s game is erased. He doesn’t say anything to Webby about this, at least not directly. He’s simply lamenting the loss of his high scores — not talking about Webby.
My only criticism is the lack of Huey in this equation where he is directly interacting with Webby at Funso’s. We do see his reaction to their permanent ban. I would’ve preferred to see how Webby ruined his game time, and what kind of games he likes to play.
Yes, Louie does run out of patience with Webby, and does blame Dewey. But other than that, the boys remain genuinely kind to Webby.
At the end, they encourage her they don’t need normal. They need and want Webby normal. Letting her pick the next game highlights this; of course, they all want to be on Webby’s team, so I’m curious how that game plays out.
The boys aren’t perfect. They’re far from it, but they’re definitely good kids. They’re going to make mistakes. This is the same for Webby. But I love the sibling relationship their building, how she’s getting included in their lives just as they’re now included in hers.