ricky next episode: man, i can't believe we finally found a way to do the beast transformation... only for me to get injured... its like its.. one step forward and three steps back (glances at the camera like he's on the office)
spiritual successor to that time i helped calculate ricky’s run speed and time from clinton hill to grammercy in tuc2, tonight i attempted to figure out what whack ass bullshit he was pulling to make it across the hudson from manhattan to staten island in 2.5 minutes back in season 1
Okay ya'll if one thing's right, is that Ricky isn't emotionally fit to be in ANY relationship atm. Forget about team rini or rina for a second— that boy SERIOUSLY needs to work on his issues and stop being such a jerk to everyone who gives a damn about him.
The girls are better off without him for now, trust me.
ricky 1) changing careers again to 2) be a stay at home dad and 3) run an afterschool athletics program 4) called “you don’t have to be good” is simply sooo much and i’m not over it like
- ricky’s always been most at home not with a weapon in his hands but a tool (a fireman’s axe; a baseball bat). he’s so at home putting even his arcane silver bat down and trading it for a plastic wiffle ball bat for a day at the park. so much of ricky’s tuc2 arc for better or for worse is very attached to the material objects of heroism (questing blades that talk and peasants’ swords that choose humble wielders and axes that ricky pulls from cases and bats that slam out of attic storage coursing with light) and it’s hard work and it’s emotional and angsty journeys. and instead, ricky gets to just be! he can be a stay at home dad but still run a program that helps kids, he can use his talents the way he wants to when he wants to. it’s chill and wholesome in the way that ricky was absolutely put on this earth to be!
- kugrash spent a lot of his life doing his best to atone for the person he used to be. and ricky spent three years at helping hands doing his best to atone for the friend he let die, following in kug’s exact footsteps as best he could. but in the end ricky isn’t a firefighter and isn’t kug’s replacement. it’s never out of a distate for helping hands—he keeps helping! he keeps being a hero of new york!—but ricky gets to be his own person, too. he doesn’t have to sacrifice himself; he doesn’t even have to drop below, like, 70 hit points in that final battle. it makes so much sense that ricky gets to use the experience he got at helping hands to start a program of his own that fits his own talents and interests too. there’s more than one way to serve.
- and i can’t help but think that ricky just getting to run a program literally called “you don’t have to be good” is just such a slap in the fact to so many stereotypes of asian american achievement (you don’t have to be the best to be here! you don’t even have to be good!). there’s something about the ease with which ricky walks through life, the hottest and luckiest man in new york, that he gets to share with other folks too. al matsui-sinclair is so smart and so happy and so rooted in new york both magical and ordinary and it all comes easy to her! there’s something so refreshing about ricky and his family just getting to live and for that ordinariness to matter; there’s something refreshing about it not being a story of great sacrifice or hard work but just. they’re good at what they do and they get to do it and it gets to mean something profound and beautiful through it all.
yeah sure i’m freaking out about portwell and i loved seblos and the song and i’m glad natalie is back and all that but honestly i can’t focus on anything other than ricky calling ej pretty boy. will forever be sad we didn’t get to see ej’s face when he heard that but hey at least ricky said it
the very talented @rosanishelios drew this little scene from my caswen smau, loverboy, where ricky and ej are making bracelets, and i am SOOO obsessed with it !!!!! i just wanted to share the cuteness :-DDD