Agreed. Woody learning to let go of Andy so his friends could be with Bonnie instead of sitting in storage, mirrored his friends letting Woody go and be happy instead of asking him to sit in a closet collecting dust.>>108377899
Woody got over his jealousy issues in TS1. Jealousy would have clashed with him obsessively protecting Forky, and soured the last goodbye with his friends.>>108389480
Turning into a nihilistic Lotso is stupid. All of Andy's toys know their time with their kid and each other is limited, which is why Bo was at peace with being sold years ago. Moving on to other kids or retiring to help other toys is the best they can hope for.>>108397869
Death is nothing new in kids movies. What's rare is telling kids that they can lose friends even in completely happy circumstances. Learning to let go and move on without the excuse of death. You'd think people would grasp that concept from TS3. Unless everyone didnt get the message and thought Andy was just loaning Bonnie his toys, and he'd come back for them eventually.>>108430705
He said goodbye to Bo and was marching back to the van until Buzz gave him his blessing to leave.>"Besides when it all ends, I'll have old buzz lightyear to keep me company, for infinity and beyond"
He said that naively thinking his life would remain virtually the same when Andy grew up. He didnt expect to lose most of his friends, Bo, and Andy when it was all over. Major life events happen and wrenches get thrown into plans all the time.>>108415346
My only disappointment was the lack of romance in a slower, sunset wrap up to Woody's arc. Even Buzz and Jessie had no moments together. But 9 years being separated from your ex, you probably wouldnt be snogging out of the gate. A mini adventure with Bo and Woody would be cute, but I dont want them to turn into Barbie and Ken. Being able to see their friends again would also cheapen their last goodbye.