Could This Fan-Favorite Couple Break Up on ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’?

by Jeremy Spirogis
The cast of the Disney+ series

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series was a giant hit with followers of the unique franchise, but additionally new ones. Young and outdated(er) people fell in love with the outdated songs and the brand new ones, to not point out there have been new {couples} to root for too. One of the will-they-won’t-they {couples} this primary season was Nini (Olivia Rodrigo) and Ricky (Joshua Bassett). Even although there was a contented ending this time round, will they break up once more in Season 2? Spoilers for Season 1 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series forward.

The cast of the Disney+ series 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' at Good Morning America before the show's premiere.
The solid of the Disney+ sequence ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ at Good Morning America earlier than the present’s premiere | Jeff Neira/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

Season 1 of the sequence ended with two new {couples} (possibly three)

The complete season revolved across the fall musical, which was, in fact, was High School Musical. It was tremendous meta as a result of they go to the college the originals have been shot at, and the sequence proved to be distinctive sufficient to achieve plenty of followers. By the top of the season, prep for the musical was finished and it was time to placed on the present, which skilled a number of bumps however was a hit. 

The {couples} that got here out of the musical have been additionally a part of the success. Even although Miss Jenn isn’t positive the place she stands at romantically, there’s little doubt that she’s curious about somebody. Plus, Ashlyn and Big Red shared a candy kiss after the present. Probably the most important couple reconciliation was between Nini and Ricky, who had damaged up within the first episode. The complete cause Ricky even auditioned for the musical was to spend time (and probably get again) with Nini. But because it’s a tv present, there’s at all times a brand new impediment forward. 

Nini obtained invited to attend the performing arts highschool

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Right after Nini and Ricky have an emotional scene the place he lastly proclaims his love for her, Nini is pulled apart by a lead administrator for a performing arts highschool in Denver. After her electrifying efficiency as Gabriella, Nini is obtainable a spot on the college. She utilized and is thrilled, however she additionally simply obtained again along with the boy that she loves. 

Showrunner Tim Federle informed Entertainment Tonight about what she’s pondering after she receives that admittance after which appears over at Ricky. “I think what’s going through her mind is… the phrase, ‘When it rains, it pours,’” he stated. “At the very moment she has forgiven Ricky for falling apart on her all those months ago and accepted him back in her life and he’s finally able to say the word ‘love,’ she’s also… given this extraordinary opportunity.”

What made Ricky inform Nini his true emotions?

Ricky’s declaration of affection didn’t appear to be one thing Nini was anticipating. So why did he lastly come clear after all of the ups and downs they’d? Not to say, with all that was occurring in his private life, his mind has been fairly scattered too. Federle stated that the dialog he had along with his mom set off the necessity to inform Nini he cherished her.  

“I think relationships are tough. And I think that Ricky and Nini are on the beginning of a lifelong journey of whether they stay together or eventually part together, learning what it means to go through the valleys and hills of a relationship,” the showrunner informed Entertainment Tonight. “I think it was hearing his mom say a version of, ‘I wasn’t happy with your dad, but I’m happy now’ that actually made Ricky realize like, ‘What am I doing? I actually am happy with her and I’ve been trying to prove it all this time.’”

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And for Nini, it was the truth that Ricky was so positive in his speech, mixed together with her personal emotions, that prompted her to just accept him again. “Though actions do speak louder than words — maybe I take this more seriously as a writer — but sometimes words actually do mean a lot,” Federle continued. “And these words are incredibly meaningful to Nini. She put herself out there for someone she had known since kindergarten and he messed up. I think in that moment, it’s the moment of healing for both of them, and Ricky was able to be just as vulnerable as she was. And she accepted him in that moment.”

Could these two make a long-distance relationship work?

So, the place does this go away these two love birds if Nini takes the spot on the college in Denver? It’s robust to say. Obviously, Nini’s summer time away at camp was a serious hardship for them. That kind of prompted their breakup, though Ricky additionally felt overwhelmed with Nini’s tune about love. Even although long-distance wasn’t nice for them earlier than, they is likely to be stable sufficient to outlive it this time. 

They clearly care deeply for each other and have identified one another since they have been in kindergarten. But, it is a present in spite of everything, and what’s a highschool present with out drama? With Gina in all probability shifting into Ashlyn’s home, may she spell bother for Ricky and Nini? Even if one particular person doesn’t get in between them, possibly the miles will.

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