My favorite scene ended up being the one with Gen at the treehouse. There absolutely are those people that we will always feel some kind of connection to, and even affection for, long after the relationship has turned sour. Lara Jean and Gen hate each other now but they were best friends once and both ladies did a great job quietly showing that complication.
Lara Jean was baking! Her incessant baking is the one thing I'd have added to the first movie so I'm delighted to see it here. Snicker-doodles, turnovers, and cupcakes! That's the LJ I adore.
I loved the Fakesgiving scene and how we knew Trinia was a good fit for the Covey family because she not only was comfortable hearing the story about Mom but actively engaged and was thankful to hear a cherished memory. There wasn't any doubt, and not just because I've read the books, as this isn't the type of story to do a surprise Wicked Stepmother but it was a great way to show her compatibility with them. And her and Peter happily eating the canned green beans was adorable.
John Ambrose was great here and I wouldn't object to a spinoff sequel where he finds his own love.
I'm still a Peter K lady all the way. Noah imbues him with so much charm and attitude that I can't help it. Sofia Alvarez and J. Mills Goodloe are credited with the screenplay so I have to commend them as well for giving Noah good material.
Looking forward to the third, which I believe Lana said has already wrapped.