Unfortunately, 12-year-old me would be sorely disappointed in the years to come.
They showed me what it's like to go through life with a true partner: defying the odds, sharing passions, and with an absolutely unrelenting support for each other.
The East High Wildcats win.)By the end of the trilogy, Troy and Gabriella make their relationship work by attending two schools that are roughly 30 miles from each other: University of California, Berkeley (was Troy smart? While the logistics of their long-distance relationship were gleefully glossed over back then, I didn't question how they would make their relationship work.
If their love got them through balancing musicals, basketball, school, and unsupportive friends, I'm sure Troy and Gabriella could make it through anything.
Way to set the bar high, Troy and Gabriella."My prom is wherever you are," Troy says to Gabriella.
I haven't stopped screaming since I saw this scene 10 years ago.
Even idealized DCOM relationships have bumps in the road.