>>97052934>confess your love>guy basically pretends it never happened
They never made reference to the 2002 movie, which I think we really dumb considering all the callbacks to episodes during the "Helga taped everything" montage. Also, Arnold DID know after the confession in the first movie. He gave Helga a way out at the end, because...they needed time to work it out. I didn't notice that when I was younger (I was ticked too, wtf is that shit Arnold?), but I see it now with older eyes.
And don't forget April Fools Day...that's post first movie. Arnold knew about her feelings, and that's why there is tension in that episode between them. Arnold pushes her buttons. The tango scene was one of the best written scenes with them together. I would have loved an entire season with antics like in that episode, with that animation.
It also stands to reason that if TJM had been made closer to the ending of the original series, which finished in mid 2001, we would have more than likely had a different Arnold/Helga dynamic. I think it would have been a little more like AFD, and we would have still had Alex Linz voicing Arnold who I thought did a very good job, and really brought the character back to life after years of season four and five Arnold sound boring, nasally and unexpressive.>>97052989>When Arnold wasn't even thinking about it when she confronted him, she lost it. She traveled all the way to South America for him and he still didn't reciprocate.
Then the boat scene could have been written a bit differently, to include *a little* reference to what happened in the first movie, with them on top of the FTI building. No way Arnold would have forgotten that kiss, but you need to portray to the viewers that he didn't forget, and isn't just being dense, which is a trait he unfortunately garnered late in the show's run.
I did like the scream at the end of it all, Franny still got it.>>97053057
Is he a cuck?