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Here's One Major Plot Hole From "High School Musical" You May Have Missed

"T as in Troy?"

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Hi fam. So if you're like me, you grew up watching Disney Channel Original Movies — including the crown jewel of the DCOM empire: High School Musical.

WILDCATS!!!!!
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WILDCATS!!!!!

Now, Troy and Gabriella have been known as the OG Disney OTP. From that fateful New Year's Eve at the ski lodge...

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To *that* audition...

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TO HSM3 WHERE TROY CHOOSES TO GO TO COLLEGE AT UC BERKELEY SO HE CAN BE NEAR GABRIELLA.

Troy: "Most of all I choose the person that inspires my heart, which is why I picked a school that's exactly 32.7 miles from you — Miss Gabriella Montez, Stanford University."
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Troy: "Most of all I choose the person that inspires my heart, which is why I picked a school that's exactly 32.7 miles from you — Miss Gabriella Montez, Stanford University."

So basically, I've always thought they were #goals. And then I realized one very important detail: TROY NEVER MADE IT OFFICIAL WITH GABRIELLA.

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Now you might be thinking, There's NO way that's true!!! They went through so much, and they wouldn't head off to college together if they were just "talking"!!!

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Well, my dears, allow me to show you the receipts.

At the end of the High School Musical, everyone rushes the gym floor for "We're All in This Together." THEN Troy and Gabriella disappear into the crowd, arm in arm.

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And that's it. No epilogue. No defining scene where Troy says "Aye, Gabriella, I actually really do like you, so will you be my girlfriend?" JUST A DISAPPEARANCE INTO THE CROWD OF EXCITED WILDCATS.

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ENTER HSM2. Both Troy and Gabriella are singing about spending time together in the opening bop "What Time Is It?"

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Then he walks up to her locker, and what do we see??? A PROFESSIONALLY TAKEN PICTURE OF THEM.

And TBH it looks like they went to the Sears Portrait Studio, so you know things are serious.
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And TBH it looks like they went to the Sears Portrait Studio, so you know things are serious.

BUT STILL NO REFERENCE TO THEM BEING BOYFRIEND AND GIRLFRIEND.

No, "T" as in "This isn't an official relationship."
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No, "T" as in "This isn't an official relationship."

And even though Troy and Gabriella dealt with typical relationship drama — for example, the breakup...

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...and the makeup...

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THEY 👏 NEVER 👏 MADE 👏 IT 👏 OFFICIAL. 👏👏👏

But I'm not the only one who is high-key confused...

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  1. What do you think? Were Troy and Gabriella in an actual relationship?

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    Yes! He gave her a necklace, and chose where to go to college so he could be closer to her!
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    Yes! He gave her a necklace, and chose where to go to college so he could be closer to her!
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    No, it was just a very long and drawn-out situationship.
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    No, it was just a very long and drawn-out situationship.
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    Yes! He never technically made it official but they obviously were committed.
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    Yes! He never technically made it official but they obviously were committed.
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    Let's be real, Troy should have ended up with Sharpay.
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    Let's be real, Troy should have ended up with Sharpay.
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    When is <i>HSM4</i> coming out?!?!
    When is HSM4 coming out?!?!
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What do you think? Were Troy and Gabriella in an actual relationship?
  1. Yes! He gave her a necklace, and chose where to go to college so he could be closer to her!
     
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    Yes! He gave her a necklace, and chose where to go to college so he could be closer to her!
  2. No, it was just a very long and drawn-out situationship.
     
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    No, it was just a very long and drawn-out situationship.
  3. Yes! He never technically made it official but they obviously were committed.
     
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    Yes! He never technically made it official but they obviously were committed.
  4. Let's be real, Troy should have ended up with Sharpay.
     
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    Let's be real, Troy should have ended up with Sharpay.
  5. When is <i>HSM4</i> coming out?!?!
     
    vote votes
    When is HSM4 coming out?!?!
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