Natural City Page 2: More Screencaps (Spoiler at bottom)
Ria’s Motivations: Also, there is a discussion of Ria’s motivations at the bottom of this page. This is essentially a spoiler, so only read at your peril.
Discussion of Ria’s motivations: This whole movie takes on more meaning when you really begin to understand R’s solution to ensure they stay together. In order for R and Ria to be together, R tries to save up enough money to get passage on Muyoga, the flying VR hotel. In reality what this means is R wants to become captured in his own dream world with Ria - which if he gets there on time, presumably her "essence" can be entered into the VR program. Ria knows that whatever happens, she will be dead in a few days - her life will cease to exist. While Ria will still be dead, she will at least die knowing that her essence lives on in R for the rest of his days as he sits in a vegetative state, similar to those in Avalon. This is a very different approach to meeting her end than Roy Batty does in Blade Runner. Roy Batty fights for his essence to continue, fearing that nobody will remember him, whereas Ria, who knows her essence will be lost, at least takes solice in the idea that R will remember her. Unfortunately for them, Korean melodramas never end so happily - Ria dies knowing her existence is lost forever. Worse than this, Cyon, who was rescued by R, would have traded places with Ria, as Cyon has NEVER had anyone care enough to remember her.