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September 23, 1993 -- Episode #1: "Pilot (Boy Meets World)"
Cory feels betrayed when his older brother takes a girl to a ballgame instead of him.
October 1, 1993 -- Episode #2: "On the Fence"
In order to participate in an escalating class water gun war, Cory decides to earn the money for an expensive gun by painting Mr. Feeny's fence - a la Tom Sawyer.
October 8, 1993 -- Episode #3: "Father Knows Less"
Alan's attempt at bonding with Cory causes unexpected trouble. After they sit up together watching a late-night baseball game, Cory falls asleep in Mr. Feeny's class and strikes out on a test.
October 15, 1993 -- Episode #4: "Cory's Alternative Friends"
Cory winds up with a new group of friends when he changes his haircut. This is the first appearance of Topanga.
October 22, 1993 -- Episode #5: "Killer Bee"
Feeny helps Cory prepare for a geography bee - first prize is bat boy at the World Series.
October 29, 1993 -- Episode #6: "Boys II Mensa"
Cory has to think fast after he cheats on an IQ test, giving Mr. Feeny the bright idea of sending him to a special school for geniuses. Meanwhile, Amy unwisely entrusts Eric with helping Morgan choose her Halloween costume.
November 12, 1993 -- Episode #7: "Grandma Was a Rolling Stone"
Alan's freewheeling mother visits the Matthews' and makes some promises she can't keep, including one to Cory - a trip to Baltimore to get the rare baseball card she brought him signed in person. Meanwhile, Eric is smitten with Feeny's visiting niece, and Cory gets upset when Alan takes Shawn with him on a fishing trip.
November 19, 1993 -- Episode #8: "Teacher's Bet"
When Cory insists that teaching is easy in comparison to learning, Mr. Feeny agrees to temporarily switch roles on a bet, allowing Cory to handle social studies for one week.
November 26, 1993 -- Episode #9: "Class Pre-Union"
Feeny assigns his class to envision its 25th reunion; and, after Feeny crushes Cory's big-league baseball dream, Cory's dad calls on pitcher Jim Abbott (appearing as himself) to throw some advice the boy's way.
December 10, 1993 -- Episode #10: "Santa's Little Helper"
A friend misinterprets Cory's act of Christmas kindness as charity.
December 17, 1993 -- Episode #11: "The Father/Son Game"
Alan is hurt when Cory and Eric try to get out of a father-son softball game he'd been looking forward to, and they quickly regret their relief when he tells them that the game has been cancelled "due to lack of interest" - but Topanga tells them it went ahead without them. Meanwhile, Cory is pitted in a social studies debate against Topanga on whether she should be forced to recite the pledge of allegiance against her will.
January 4, 1993 -- Episode #12: "Once In Love With Amy"
Cory and Eric find provocative clothing in their mom's bowling bag and are convinced she is having a clandestine affair. In fact, she and Alan are sneaking out together to go dancing.
January 14, 1994 -- Episode #13: "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not"
Cory's classmate Topanga develops a crush on Eric when he visits Mr. Feeny's class as a guest speaker.
January 28, 1994 -- Episode #14: "The B-Team of Life"
Cory is dismayed when he and Minkus are put on the basketball B-team (which means they never get to play), and outraged when he can't get anyone at home to pay attention long enough to listen to his problem: "I'm on the B-team in my own family!"
February 4, 1994-- Episode #15: "Model Family"
Eric's pride takes a fall after an attractive woman flatters him into thinking he can quit his job to become a male model.
February 11, 1994 -- Episode #16: "Risky Business"
Cory and Shawn learn the risks of investment when they bet on racehorses for a school
February 25, 1994 -- Episode #17: "The Fugitive"
Fearing his parents' wrath, Shawn hides out in Cory's bedroom after a cherry-bomb prank goes awry and he blows up the mailbox outside Alan's market. Relishing his role as "Accomplice Boy," Cory must learn a lesson in true friendship by helping Shawn face up to responsibility for his actions.
March 11, 1994 -- Episode #18: "It's A Wonderful Night"
Cory and Shawn find their plans for the night thwarted when Mr. Feeny substitutes for their babysitter, Eric fails his driving test but takes the family car out anyway.
March 25, 1994 -- Episode #19: "Kid Gloves"
Cory gets a necklace with silver gloves on them and he later learns the meaning of them when he loses them in the pool.
April 29, 1994 -- Episode #20: "The Play's the Thing"
In a decisive move, Cory quits the title role in a school presentation of Hamlet because he doesn't like his costume, so Minkus steps in.
May 6, 1994 -- Episode #21: "Boy Meets Girl"
A film on puberty leads to Shawn's first date and Cory's jealousy.
May 13, 1994 -- Episode #22: "I Dream of Feeny"
Feeny falls ill on exam day, making Cory guilty that his wish came true when his teacher winds up in the hospital.
September 23, 1994 -- Episode #23: "Back 2 School"
Feeny, the school bully and unorthodox new teacher Mr. Turner ruin Cory's first day of high school.
September 30, 1994 -- Episode #24: "Pairing Off"
A frustrated Cory consults Eric in his quest to find a date.
October 7, 1994 -- Episode #25: "Notorious"
Cory and Shawn find Eric schmoozing with his new girlfriend Molly, editor of the school paper, while she finalizes the cover story, "New Principal is Feeny, and Shawn can't resist the temptation to change the headline to "Weeny." He basks in the uproar created, then realizes he can never tell anyone he was responsible especially when school thug Harley announces his willingness to replace one of his henchmen with the unknown prankster. Feeny's wrath leaves Cory in a dilemma: rat on Shawn, or face suspension. Meanwhile, after he is dumped by Molly, it's love at first sight for Eric when a new Southern senior student casts a spell on him, to the disgust of his friend Jason.
October 14, 1994 -- Episode #26: "Me and Mr. Joad"
When Mr. Turner reneges on a promise not to test on The Grapes of Wrath, Cory and Shawn lead the class in a strike.
October 21, 1994 -- Episode #27: "The Uninvited"
Cory thinks he's cool when he's invited to his first high-school party by the exclusive-minded Melissa; but surprisingly his popular friend Shawn isn't on the guest list.
October 28, 1994 -- Episode #28: "Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf?"
Cory experiences puberty, but a mysterious fortuneteller convinces him that he's really turning into a werewolf and therefore fated to kill the one person who truly loves him: Topanga.
November 4, 1994 -- Episode #29: "Wake Up, Little Cory"
Rumors fly when Cory and Topanga team to make a video about sex for a school project - and spend the night editing it together.
November 11, 1994 -- Episode #30: "Band on the Run"
Cory and Shawn impress some girls by forming a bogus rock band, but they're quickly tuned out when Mr. Feeny books them to play the school dance.
November 18, 1994 -- Episode #31: "Fear Strikes Out"
When Cory can't muster the nerve to kiss Topanga at a party, he takes a lot of heat at school and vows never to date again.
November 25, 1994 -- Episode #32: "Sister Theresa"
Cory wins a girl's heart with a little politeness - and he better stay respectful because she's Harley's kid sister, who never takes no for an answer.
December 9, 1994 -- Episode #33: "The Beard"
When Shawn can't decide between two girls, he asks Cory to date one of them while he gets to know the other.
December 16, 1994 -- Episode #34: "Turnaround"
A "turnaround" dance gives girls a chance to ask guys out, but that doesn't take any pressure off Cory, who now worries about who'll ask him - if anyone.
January 6, 1995 -- Episode #35: "Cyrano"
Cory and Shawn help Frankie express his feelings to a schoolmate - who turns out to be Harley's girlfriend.
January 13, 1995 -- Episode #36: "I Am Not a Crook"
Shawn nominates Cory for class president and manages the campaign - until Cory bows to political pressure and fires him.
January 27, 1995 -- Episode #37: "Breaking Up is Really, Really Hard to Do"
Cory's new girlfriend is planning their future somewhat relentlessly; Jason introduces Eric to an erotic hairstylist.
February 3, 1995 -- Episode #38: "Danger Boy"
When his girlfriend's younger cousin comes to town, Eric asks Shawn - instead of Cory - out on a double date; Cory and Feeny ride on a wild new roller coaster.
February 10, 1995 -- Episode #39: "On the Air"
Mr. Feeny pulls the plug on Cory and Shawn's high-school radio show after the boys switch to a less than scholarly format.
February 17, 1995 -- Episode #40: "By Hook or By Crook"
An attractive history tutor helps Eric prepare for a test that might raise his grade average enough to allow him to go on a school trip to Europe, then offers to help him cheat because she finds him attractive; Cory tells Topanga he contracted mono by kissing someone.
February 24, 1995 -- Episode #41: "Wrong Side of the Tracks"
A demoralized Shawn hangs out with the wrong crowd; Eric gets a dream skating lesson from Nancy Kerrigan.
March 10, 1995 -- Episode #42: "Pop Quiz"
Shawn and Cory accidentally discover the answers to a forthcoming test.
May 5, 1995 -- Episode #43: "The Thrilla' in Phila"
Cory may finally have an extracurricular activity to list in the yearbook after he's bullied into joining the high school's wrestling team.
May 12, 1995 -- Episode #44: "Career Day"
Shawn is left feeling like a fifth wheel in Cory's house when his mother drives off with the family's mobile home and his father leaves to track her down.
May 19, 1995 -- Episode #45: "Home Sweet Home"
Homeless Shawn moves in temporarily with the Matthews.
September 22, 1995 -- Episode #46: "My Best Friend's Girl"
It's a new year at John Adams High, and Cory has misgivings about asking Topanga to the dance, since she is so much more beautiful now, after the summer. Shawn urges him to ask her out, yet he chickens out all the time. He tells him if he doesn't, some other guy will. Eventually Cory asks her and she says she has a date -- it's with Shawn.
September 29, 1995 -- Episode #47: "The Double Lie"
Shawn has a date with a popular girl, when Jonathon tells him that he has to go out of town for a wedding. This means Shawn has to stay with Cory's family, who have a curfew of 10 P.M. He begs Jonathon to stay, but he says he can't. Shawn breaks out of the Matthew's house late at night and takes his date to Jonathon's supposedly empty house: to find him there with a date of his own.
October 13, 1995 -- Episode #48: "What I Meant to Say"
While playing darts, pool, etc. at Chubbies, Cory feels that feeling, and tells Topanga he loves her. She gives him the cold shoulder for awhile after, and he doesn't know why. Cory comes over late one night to get his jean jacket. It finally comes out that she is afraid of that word, since they are so young and she doesn't know if she knows what love is yet. Cory explains his feelings of what love is, and she agrees that she loves him too. As he leaves, he tosses her his jean jacket.
October 20, 1995 -- Episode #49: "He Said, She Said"
Shawn takes a new guidance counselor's advice literally and decides to run away to Paris; one-time school bully Harley Kiner returns from reform school to face off with the new head bully.
October 27, 1995 -- Episode #50: "Hometown Hero"
The dynamic duo don't have their papers done! They know that F's are bad for them, so they sneak in late that night to turn in their papers. While lighting a match to read something, Cory gets burned and throws it in the garbage. That goes up in flames, and they run out, pulling the fire alarm. Cory later gets praise from Janitor Bud for saving his life by pulling the alarm. The whole town thinks of him as a hero. Except Mr. Feeny. He seems to know the truth, and through sly tactics and pains to Cory's conscience, eventually gets Cory to reveal the truth, right as he is about to do an interview on the news.
November 3, 1995 -- Episode #51: "This Little Piggy"
Shawn adopts a baby pig, which he calls Little Cory; and feuds with Topanga when she insists an apartment is not a proper porker environment.
November 10, 1995 -- Episode #52: "Truth and Consequences"
Cory and Shawn do a mediocre news report on the cafeteria, so their teacher forces them to do another. So they find their pitch, and tape Janitor Bud clocking out late while leaving early, with the help of a thug. This forces Feeny to have to fire the janitor. After much protest, Feeny secretly hires Bud back as his secretary.
November 17, 1995 -- Episode #53: "Rave On"
Eric plans a rave to go out with a bang at John Adams High, and be remembered. Cory promises to keep quiet if he can help and attend. Accidentally, Amy finds out about it by overhearing a conversation, and thinks it's an anniversary party for them. The boys find out that she thinks that, and have to change it into an anniversary party. After inviting both sets of guests, things go awry.
December 1, 1995 -- Episode #54: "The Last Temptation of Cory"
Topanga is sick, and Cory is at her beckoned call. A couple girls ask Cory and Shawn to a party, and they agree to go. Eric buys an expensive autographed picture of a baseball player who is three beanballs away from the world record. They watch a game on TV, and after two beanballs, he makes a retirement announcement, to the disappointment of Eric. When the two boys get to the "party," the four of them are the only ones there. One girl had taken a liking to Cory, and after he realizes this, he tries to escape. While calling up Topanga, she kisses him. Topanga eventually finds out, and makes him pay by getting on his conscience. In the end, she makes him realize that she is the only one for him (the monster kiss doesn't hurt either).
December 15, 1995 -- Episode #55: "Train of Fools"
Due to circumstances they would prefer to forget, Eric, Cory, Shawn and Topanga celebrate the New Year in a stranded subway car.
January 5, 1996 -- Episode #56: "City Slackers"
Cory and Shawn sneak off to Mr. Feeny's mountain cabin for a weekend of fun; Eric and Frankie engage in a marathon billiards match.
January 12, 1996 -- Episode #57: "The Grass is Always Greener"
Feeling uncomfortably domesticated, Cory forsakes a date with Topanga for a boys' night out at another school's party, and is mistaken for Shawn - an error he fails to correct when he sees how popular it makes him. Then he discovers that the "French girl" everyone is interested in is a disguised Topanga.
January 19, 1996 -- Episode #58: "New Friends and Old"
Mr. Feeny asks Cory and Shawn to take school tough guy Frankie under their wing, and they discover his reputation makes the younger students their willing slaves; Jonathan's rich former girlfriend wants to see him again.
January 26, 1996 -- Episode #59: "A Kiss is More Than a Kiss"
At Shawn's urging, Cory reenters the dating world, but he can't bring himself to kiss his date Melissa because he's still pining for Topanga - who's busy locking lips with another guy.
February 2, 1996 -- Episode #60: "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"
After Shawn's bad-boy image costs him a second date with a "nice girl" - who then sets her sights on Cory - he tries to impress her, but is informed that he's not "boyfriend material."
February 9, 1996 -- Episode #61: "Stormy Weather"
Eric's devotion to the TV station could mean a demotion at school when his internship affects his grades and jeopardizes his chance of graduating; things start to heat up between John and Dana's mom Susan.
February 16, 1996 -- Episode #62: "The Pink Flamingo Kid"
While filming a video for Shawn, Cory catches some criminals red-handed and wants to enter a TV-news contest, but Shawn objects and destroys the tape because the miscreants are his relatives; a money-hungry Eric searches for valuables amongst his old junk.
February 23, 1996 -- Episode #63: "Life Lessons"
When Mr. Feeny posts a particularly demanding final exam schedule, a group of delinquents vow to get "the old dinosaur," while Cory and Shawn determine to study intensively over the next two weeks -- but watch television instead. Mr. Taylor persuades Feeny to allow Cory's argument on behalf of the class for a revised schedule, but when the teacher refuses, the malcontents retaliate by vandalizing his home -- and a wounded Feeny announces his decision to retire. It takes a standoff between Cory, Shawn and Topanga versus the gang bent on vandalizing the school to restore Feeny's faith in his work. Meanwhile, Eric dates an older woman whom his mother was hoping to fix up with Mr. Taylor.
April 26, 1996 -- Episode #64: "I Was a Teenage Spy"
Cory gets a shock when a microwave mishap transports him back to the 1950s, where his uncanny knowledge of Russian space experiments gets him mistaken for a spy.
May 3, 1996 -- Episode #65: "I Never Sang For My Legal Guardian"
Jonathan decides he's finally ready to assume responsibility as Shawn's legal guardian, but Shawn longs only to be with his father Chet. Meanwhile, Mr. Feeny strong-arms Eric into tutoring class athlete Jeff.
May 10, 1996 -- Episode #66: "The Happiest Show on Earth"
Cory finds himself in a predicament when he follows Topanga to Walt Disney World hoping to woo her, and she thinks his affections are directed toward another girl (Tuck). Meanwhile, Eric covers for his lovelorn brother while he's away. An unabashed plug for the corporation that bought the ABC network.
May 17, 1996 -- Episode #67: "Brother-Brother"
Cory dreads his upcoming summer vacation when he realizes that Topanga's going to camp, Shawn's travelling with his father, and Eric's leaving for college - and not coming home again.
September 20, 1996 -- Episode #68: "You Can Go Home Again"
Cory agrees to a final pit stop on the way home from a summer road trip - without realizing that Eric intends to make the stop a permanent one because he's "not ready for the summer to end." Meanwhile, Alan reconsiders his career choice after he gets a company award.
September 27, 1996 -- Episode #69: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
As Cory's insecurity about his curly hair grows, Topanga tries to show how meaningless appearance is by cutting her own tresses, a deed she instantly regrets. Cory feels insecure about his looks, so Topanga hacks off six inches of her hair in an attempt to prove to him that inner beauty is more important than physical appearance. Her plan backfires when she gets a glimpse of her new 'do' and heads straight to the hair salon to rectify the situation. When Topanga emerges with her new look, she gets caught up in the attention she receives, and she quickly loses sight of the point she was trying to make with Cory. Will her friends be able to bring her back down to Earth?
October 4, 1996 -- Episode #70: "I Ain't Gonna Spray Lettuce No More"
Alan decides to demand a raise - then stuns the family by announcing that he has quit his job as supermarket manager. Sparks fly when Amy becomes furious that Alan has made a decision that affects their lives without consulting her. Eric now feels responsible for supporting the family, even though he doesn't have a job yet! A panicky Cory enlists Shawn's help in learning to cope with poverty while Alan takes Eric camping to clear his head; but Mr. Feeny saves the day by sending the family to a camping goods store he happens to know is for sale. Amy decides to buy it without telling Alan - so Alan will realize his dream of owning his own business and also learn what it's like to be on the receiving end of a unilateral decision. Just as Mr. Feeny thinks he is finally rid of Eric, the repentant young man approaches his former principal for tutoring to help his dad run the family business.
October 11, 1996 -- Episode #71: "Fishing For Virna"
Cory's newfound appreciation for the meaning of family prompts him to help reunite a hopeful Shawn with his mother, Virna, who has come back to town after searching for a better life. Cory also explores ways to honor the memory of Brenda, the beloved and devoted cafeteria lady.
October 18, 1996 -- Episode #72: "Shallow Boy"
When Eric offends Corinna, a perky but weird girl who writes strange lyrics, she composes a nasty song about him, and he becomes famous as the motivation behind her hit record. Meanwhile, a bickering Cory and Topanga fear their differing viewpoints on child rearing could affect their long-term future.
October 25, 1996 -- Episode #73: "Janitor Dad"
When Virna gives Chet an ultimatum about find work, he lands a job as the school janitor, to Shaun's humiliation. Meanwhile, Alan and Eric look for experienced help at the store, and a bizarre mountain man answers their ad.
November 1, 1996 -- Episode #74: "Singled Out"
Eric lies to get on a MTV dating game; Shawn scares Cory about getting his tonsils removed.
November 8, 1996 -- Episode #75: "Dangerous Secret"
When Cory discovers that attractive Claire has been sleeping over at Shawn's place, he jumps to the obvious conclusion, especially when Shawn swears him to secrecy. But the two teens aren't sleeping together: she's terrified to go home because her father physically abuses her. When Cory learns the truth, he lets Claire sleep in the living room for a couple of nights - and then his parents discover her.
November 15, 1996 -- Episode #76: "Sixteen Candles and Four-Hundred-Pound Men"
Cory faces a time-space dilemma: how to be simultaneously present at Frankie's father's big wrestling match and Topanga's sweet sixteen party without letting anyone down.
November 22, 1996 -- Episode #77: "Turkey Day"
Cory and Shawn hope the Thanksgiving spirit will encourage their families to be better friends, but having the holiday feast at the Hunters' trailer park home is not what the reluctant Matthews family had in mind.
November 29, 1996 -- Episode #78: "An Affair to Forget"
Shawn is in a state of shock when his very beautiful, very haughty girlfriend, Jennifer, dumps him. She agrees to get back together on one condition: that Shawn has nothing to do with Cory ever again. This doesn't set well with either of them and the two friends begin seeing each other covertly to avoid Jennifer's wrath. Only the levelheaded Topanga has the insight to solve Cory and Shawn's dilemma. Meanwhile, Eric thinks he's onto a get-rich-quick scheme when he rents a theater for a one-man show he's written called Look at Me, Look at Me, and charges $30 a ticket.
December 13, 1996 -- Episode #79: "Easy Street"
Comedy veterans Buddy Hackett and Soupy Sales play two businessmen of a shady sort who hire Cory and, subsequently, Shawn to run "errands" for them. Since it is just before Christmas, Cory decides he can use the money for his holiday shopping. However, Cory quits once he figures out that the two gents are not on the up-and-up. Shawn takes over, but Cory soon persuades his pal to quit as well, before he gets in over his head - or hit over the head.
January 10, 1997 -- Episode #80: "B & B's B 'n B"
Shawn, bent on proving to Feeny that he can make it in the business world, convinces Cory to turn Feeny's quaint home into a Bed & Breakfast Inn economics-class project while their unsuspecting teacher is out of town. Meanwhile, Eric and Feeny surprise each other when they end up better friends while on vacation at the same hotel - especially when Eric passes up a date with a female bartender to console Feeny over the failure of his long-term long distance romance.
January 17, 1997 -- Episode #81: "Wheels"
Alan finds himself at a crossroads when Cory, armed with a new driver's license on his 16th birthday, would rather celebrate with Shawn and Topanga than with him.
January 31, 1997 -- Episode #82: "Chick Like Me"
The war between the sexes starts heating up at John Adams High when the boys realize that girls expect different things when out on a date. When it is suggested to Cory that his school newspaper column is a tad boring, Shawn gives him a story idea on dating and sexual harassment based on the book they're reading in Mr. Feeny's class: Black Like Me. After Cory emerges from the bathroom in full regalia, it is decided that Shawn would make a better girl: he's studied them much more carefully. Making his debut at school, Shawn, now Veronica Wasboyski, immediately gets asked out by Gary, one of the school's more well-known Lotharios. Shawn soon finds out what it's like to push off a teen boy's advances. Meanwhile, Eric tries to teach mountain-reared Lonnie how to get along with city men.
February 7, 1997 -- Episode #83: "A Long Walk To Pittsburgh (part 1)"
When Cory discovers the reason why his girlfriend, Topanga, and Shawn are acting like more than just friends - in fact, kissing - he must come to grips with an important change in his life. What's worse than the peck is the reason behind it: Topanga's moving away to Pittsburgh.
February 14, 1997 -- Episode #84: "A Long Walk To Pittsburgh (part 2)"
A couple of surprise visitors may hold the cure for a lovesick Cory, who is trying to put his life back together now that his sweetheart, Topanga, has moved away. When she runs away to see him again, Cory must persuade his parents - and Topanga's prudish Aunt Prudence - that theirs is a true love. (Note: Guest Hussey is best known for her role as Juliet in Franco Zefferelli's famous 'teenage' Romeo & Juliet.)
February 28, 1997 -- Episode #85: "Uncle Daddy"
When Eric learns his new girlfriend Kelly has a son, he's confident he's mature enough to handle the responsibility - but too scared to tell his parents about it. Meanwhile, Cory and his friends prepare for the dreaded.
March 21, 1997 -- Episode #86: "Quiz Show"
The producers of a dull but prestigious academic bowl sense a hit after Cory, Shawn and Topanga become star contestants by enlivening the show with their humor and pop culture knowledge. But the price of success is changing the questions from brainy to brainless to allow Cory and Shawn to win.
April 4, 1997 -- Episode #87: "Security Guy"
Eric blames Amy rather than Alan after he's fired from the store; and when they pressure him to go to college, he gets a job as a security guard and moves out of the house. Meanwhile, Cory, Shawn and Topanga prepare to write their SATs, and Mr. Feeny tries to persuade Eric he should try again as well.
April 25, 1997 -- Episode #88: "Cult Fiction"
When a lonely Shawn starts hanging around with a new group of people he describes as "not a cult," Jonathan tries to stop him before it's too late.
May 2, 1997 -- Episode #89: "Learning to Fly"
Cory's in a jam when coed Mary Beth makes a pass at him while he's visiting a college with Shawn and Eric. Meanwhile, Eric considers attending an easy school.
October 3, 1997 -- Episode #90: "Brothers"
Cory is so upset when Eric moves back home that he vows to find him a place to stay. But the perfect roommate he picks out is Shawn's long-lost half-brother, and there's no love lost as far as Shawn is concerned.
October 10, 1997 -- Episode #91: "Boy Meets Real World"
New roommates Eric, Shawn and Jack are the focus of Cory's student film, and it isn't long before the trio's plot thickens: Shawn and Jack can't get along as brothers. Meanwhile, Topanga thinks Cory should prove himself more of a friend than a filmmaker.
October 17, 1997 -- Episode #92: "It's Not You...It's Me"
After Shawn and Cory agree to attend the same college, Shawn learns Cory's made interview plans on his own - and the two decide it's time to go their separate ways. Meanwhile, Eric thinks befriending the dean will ease his and Jack's college experience.
October 24, 1997 -- Episode #93: "Fraternity Row"
After attending a college class and engaging in a winning debate with a professor, an empowered Shawn neglects high-school tasks in favor of collegiate ones - and gets suspended. Meanwhile, Eric forms his own fraternity (Magnum PI), and aroses the Dean's suspicions.
October 31, 1997 -- Episode #94: "The Witches of Pennbrook"
Witches seem to be invading Pennbrook College when Jack's new spooky girlfriend Millie causes a serious rift between the roommates after Eric tells Jack that he caught her practicing witchcraft; and an unsuspecting Eric goes on a date with a teenaged witch named Sabrina. Guest Hart crosses over in her role from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Meanwhile, Cory takes Topanga on her first airplane ride, flown by a not-so-bright pilot.
November 7, 1997 -- Episode #95: "No Guts, No Cory"
The time ball swallowed by Salem the Cat from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch takes everyone back to the 1940s: Cory becomes a soldier fighting on the dangerous front lines in Europe, who wants his best buddy Shawn to marry his girl Topanga if he doesn't return.
November 14, 1997 -- Episode #96: "I Love You, Donna Karan (part 1)"
Shawn's steadfast rule of dating girls only for a fixed two-week period leads him to break up with Angela; then he finds himself falling in love with the owner of a purse he finds, since the contents indicate that she is the girl of his dreams. Meanwhile, Eric studies for a test with the help of an invisible Mr. Feeny, while Jack wonders about Eric's sanity.
November 21, 1997 -- Episode #97: "Chasing Angela (part 2)"
An eager Cory encourages Shawn to consider the same type of long-term relationship he has with Topanga - except that the two of them start not to get along so well. Meanwhile, Jack and Eric are nervous about hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the Matthews family at their new apartment.
November 28, 1997 -- Episode #98: "How To Succeed in Business"
Confident Cory is amazed when Shawn is more successful at their work-study jobs: Shawn proves to be a whiz at public relations, while Cory gets stuck in the mail room. Meanwhile, Amy goes back to college, but her participation in Eric's creative writing class embarrasses him with her extremely frank self-revelations.
December 7, 1997 -- Episode #99: "Last Tango in Philly"
Cory and Shawn are loco with jealousy when the girls get jobs at a Mexican restaurant and start dancing the night away with two handsome, suave co-workers.
December 19, 1997 -- Episode #100: "A Very Topanga Christmas"
Cory wonders if he's being henpecked when Topanga spends the holidays with the Matthews family and takes charge of the festivities. Cory (Ben Savage) plans to surprise Topanga (Danielle Fishel), who's spending Christmas at his house, with a promise ring that means they'll be together forever. But he's unnerved by moments of doubt after learning that he and Topanga - who have so much in common---have very different holiday traditions: she drinks cider rather than eggnog; she prefers a fresh-cut tree to an aluminum one; and she opens gifts on Christmas Eve, not in the morning. When it seems Topanga's unwilling to compromise, Cory has serious misgivings about the ring - and their future.
January 9, 1998 -- Episode #101: "Raging Cory"
Cory gets so upset that Alan engages only in conversation with him, but plays sports with Eric, that he knocks Alan down. So Alan and Eric kidnap Cory and take him sky diving. Afterward, Cory feels better, but now Eric's miffed that he and his dad rarely have meaningful chats.
January 16, 1998 -- Episode #102: "The Eskimo"
Upset that the seniors are slacking off, Mr. Feeny threatens to issue F's and assigns personal goals to Shawn, Topanga and Cory: Shawn is to find two tickets to the Superbowl, Cory is to help him, and Topanga is to refrain from interfering. Meanwhile, Eric and Jack search for soul mates.
February 6, 1998 -- Episode #103: "Heartbreak Cory"
When Cory sprains his ankle during the Senior Class ski trip, he can't let on to Topanga that he feels attracted to the young lady who's been assigned to take care of him (The "Lauren Episode")
February 13, 1999 -- Episode #104: "The First Girlfriends Club"
It's Valentine's Day, and Shawn's jilted exes are so sure he'll ruin his date with Angela that they kidnap him to keep him from hurting her. Meanwhile, Cory's in trouble after Topanga reads a letter to him from another girl.
February 27, 1998 -- Episode #105: "Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool)"
Cory is torn between making up with Topanga, or allowing himself to see how it would be to go out with the girl he met during the Senior Class ski trip. Meanwhile, Feeny entrusts Eric to be a substitute teacher for Feeny's Citizenship class.
February 27, 1998 -- Episode #106: "And Then There Was Shawn"
A fun and frenzied spoof of the movie Scream finds a shrouded killer terrorizing the teens. The mystery begins when the gang is locked inside the school during detention. Before too long they receive an ominous message written in blood and a classmate is fatally punctured with a pencil. Panic sets in for all but Shawn, a horror-film buff whose predictions of how events will unfold are dead on until his No. 1 suspect - Mr. Feeny -is killed. Suspicions first turn to a creepy janitor, and then to mysterious new student Jennifer. But the newcomer claims she was locked in a classroom while the carnage was taking place.
March 6, 1998 -- Episode #107: "If You Can't Be With the One You Love..."
Cory tries to get over his estrangement from Topanga by drinking alcohol at a party, but there's more trouble in store after Shawn joins in his friend's indulgence.
March 20, 1998 -- Episode #108: "Eric Hollywood"
After a surprisingly superb Shakespearean acting debut, Eric is invited to study at two prestigious theatrical institutions - but instead he opts to join the hit TV sitcom Kid Gets Acquainted with the Universe. Accompanied by Mr. Feeny, he heads for the studio, where he is appalled to discover that the shallow, egotistical and neurotic actors are not at all like their roles, and quickly gets fired for standing up for himself. Meanwhile, Topanga tries to salvage her relationship with Shawn, who's not sure he can remain friends with both her and Cory in the wake of their breakup.
April 3, 1998 -- Episode #109: "Starry Night"
A once in a lifetime Van Gogh retrospective makes Cory blue: he stood in line all night to get tickets for himself and Topanga, but she has gone with Angela instead - and met a terrific, intelligent and sensitive guy, Ricky, who claims she has already changed his life once (by beaning him in softball and convincing him to give up sports for art), spends all day with her looking at Van Gogh's "Starry Night," and demands a dinner date with her. Cory remains adamant that he will love Topanga forever and that kissing Lauren meant nothing to him. Topanga can't bring herself to believe him until Ricky kisses her - and she rushes to tell Cory that it meant nothing to her and that she still loves him.
April 24, 1998 -- Episode #110: "Honesty Night"
A reconciled Cory and Topanga pretend to be estranged so Shawn can be the one to "reunite" them, despite Mr. Feeny's warning that they are "boarding the train of terrible mistakes". Shawn's mediation tactics lead to more turmoil for the duo: when he encourages them to be open about their hurt feelings, they insult each other and break up again. It's finally up to Shawn (with an assist from Cory's parents) to set things straight once and for all.
May 1, 1998 -- Episode #111: "Prom-ises, Prom-ises"
Mature issues are raised as prom night sets the stage for a possible consummation of Cory and Topanga's relationship. It's a big night for the high schoolers, and Shawn and Cory plan to "leave as boys and come back men." Angela quickly decides she and Shawn aren't ready for sex, but Topanga feels that she and Cory are ready, as long as the night goes "exactly, perfectly right." Despite a lecture on responsibility from his dad, Cory rents a hotel room; then things get complicated when Cory's parents arrive at the same hotel. Seems they have their own event to celebrate: Amy is expecting.
May 8, 1998 -- Episode #112: "Things Change"
The anxiously awaited college acceptance letters have finally arrived. But Cory, who expects his longtime friends will want to continue as classmates, finds that everything can't always go according to his plan. Cory's upset when Shawn is put on a waiting list for college. And he's downright distraught when Shawn gets accepted but plans to work as a photographer's assistant instead.
May 15, 1998 -- Episode #113: "Graduation"
Cory tries to hide his lying eyes and convince Topanga that he wants her to go away to Yale; and Shawn surprises everyone with his indifference toward graduation. Meanwhile, Eric tries to keep Mr. Feeny from retiring; and Topanga slyly secures the valedictorian position.
September 25, 1998 -- Episode #114: "His Answer (part 1)"
Stunned by Topanga's surprise proposal, Cory ponders what his answer should be, with Shaun encouraging him to say yes, while Angela tries to convince Topanga they are too young to consider marriage yet. Eventually the discussion involves Cory's parents, who themselves eloped when forbidden to marry and while everyone continues to argue, Cory and Topanga quietly slip away to a justice of the peace. But when Cory says "I do. I always have and I always will," Topanga is suddenly frozen with indecision. Meanwhile, since Shaun has announced his intention to room at college with Cory, Eric and Jack enthusiastically take in a new roomie: a gorgeous girl who has just broken up with her boyfriend.
October 2, 1998 -- Episode #115: "Her Answer (part 2)"
If he was stunned when Topanga proposed, Cory is speechless when Topanga finds she can't say "I do"; but on the long drive home he admits she was right, they are not ready to be married, and they want their families to be there when they are ready. They return home to find everyone assembled for a newlywed's party and, before they can announce the truth, an angry diatribe from Amy. Meanwhile, both Eric and Jack start vying for the attention of grateful new roommate Rachel; and the newlywed party gets turned into a retirement party for Mr. Feeny interrupted by an angry diatribe from Eric.
October 9, 1998 -- Episode #116: "Ain't College Great?"
On the first day of college, an ambitious Cory fills his schedule with tough courses but quickly cracks under the pressure and flees to Mr. Feeny's side in Wyoming. Meanwhile, Eric tries to be more sensitive so Rachel will be attracted to him.
October 16, 1998 -- Episode #117: "Friendly Persuasion"
After she and Shawn call it quits because he wants to meet new people, Angela shuns Cory's offer of support, claiming they were never really friends; but after Cory pursues her into the coed bathroom (which he has been too terrified to enter), Angela confesses that she still has feelings for Shawn, pledging him to keep her secret "between friends." Meanwhile, Eric encounters Mr. Feeny in class as a student; but the presentation Feeny and Rachel make on free will versus environment only convinces the Dean that Feeny can only function in his present environment as a teacher.
October 23, 1998 -- Episode #118: "Better than Average Cory"
After Cory is introduced to art prodigy Alexandra Nechita, he develops an inferiority complex and blames his lack of skills on his "average" father. Meanwhile, Alexandra, lonely touring without anyone her own age, befriends Morgan.
October 30, 1998 -- Episode #119: "Hogs and Kisses"
After a director has Shawn and Topanga kiss while making a film, Cory certain the duo are harboring romantic feelings for one another directs them to go on a date and explore their emotions. Meanwhile, Eric and Jack pretend to be mannerly in front of Rachel.
November 6, 1998 -- Episode #120: "Everybody Loves Stuart"
Brother meets brother as Fred Savage guest stars in a sometimes-intense episode directed by series regular William Russ. Savage is cast as Stuart, a hip college teacher who's a favorite with students because he treats them as equals. But in a surprising departure from his squeaky clean Wonder Years and Working personas, Savage plays a Jekyll-and-Hyde character whose true colors are revealed when he hits on Topanga in her dorm room. When Cory later strikes back literally on behalf of his fiancl Stuart tries to have him thrown out of school.
November 13, 1998 -- Episode #121: "You're Married You're Dead"
To prove he's still "one of the guys" despite being engaged, Cory goes to a bikini club with scantily clad waitresses, where he loses his engagement ring and desperately tries to keep Topanga from finding out. She of course does and reminds Cory that wearing the ring was his idea, and that he remains free to do what he wants within reason. Meanwhile, Rachel, at work on a term paper dealing with how women influence male bonding, observes Eric's and Jack's off-the-wall behavior with cool amusement.
November 20, 1998 -- Episode #122: "Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield"
After deriding a student poem read by Mr. Feeny, Cory is brought up short to learn that it was written by Shawn. Their conflict deepens when the gang attends a coffee house open poetry night: a reluctant Shawn is pressured to read his work but can't go through with it, so Cory reads the poem instead, then is confronted by a furious Shawn who reveals that the poem is about his unresolved feelings for Angela. Meanwhile, Eric comes up with an unusual way to deal with his fellow students' exam stress.
December 4, 1998 -- Episode #123: "And in Case I Don't See Ya"
In an effort to become more popular, Eric creates a TV show similar to "The Truman Show" featuring his roommates, but it's Rachel who becomes the campus darling. Meanwhile, Cory and Shawn expect special treatment from Mr. Feeny.
December 11, 1998 -- Episode #124: "Santa's Little Helpers"
Now that Cory and Topanga both know that Shawn and Angela still love each other, they have conflicting views on what to do about it -- especially when, unbeknownst to each other, Cory invites Shawn to join their family Christmas while Topanga invites Angela. Topanga wants to let well enough alone, but Cory misses no opportunity to throw his friends together, but the consequences are not exactly what he wants: after they finally kiss, Angela expresses her love for Shawn, but he protests that he is "not ready" to make the same commitment and she storms off for good. Meanwhile, Eric takes his store Santa job a little too seriously when he convinces Rachel and Jack to help him steal his family's gifts in order to make underprivileged children happy.
January 8, 1999 -- Episode #125: "Cutting the Cord"
Shawn and Angela draw up a restraining order forbidding Cory and Topanga from any further interference in their romantic lives, but Shawn still has a difficult time seeing Angela date someone else -- especially when they all wind up in the same restaurant together. Meanwhile, Alan tries to overcome his feeling too old for another baby by shopping for a motorcycle, and Eric becomes an over-enthusiastic birthing coach.
January 22, 1999 -- Episode #126: "We'll Have A Good Time Then"
Shawn and Jack's never-do-well father Chet reappears on campus suddenly and, confronted by an angry Shawn, promises that he has come to stay and make amends to his sons for never being there for them. But after treating them to a steak dinner and consuming a piece of Rachel's "killer" chocolate cake, Chet suffers a heart attack. Shawn reveals that his anger at his father is partly fear that his own apparent inability to connect emotionally is inherited, and it appears a reconciliation might taken place -- then Chet has a second attack and dies. This is a powerful and quite touching episode, with a particularly affecting performance from Rider Strong, marred only by the obligatory presence of the entire cast in the emergency ward.
January 29, 1999 -- Episode #127: "Getting Hitched"
Cory and Topanga play "The Fianc`Game" to prove how compatible they are, and are crushed when Eric and Rachel prove to know far more about each other than they do. Topanga suggests a quick solution: they should live together on campus and really get to know each other. (Cory mistakenly thinks this means sex and buys satin pyjamas and sheets.) Living together shows them sides of each other they're not too crazy about: for example, his big toe clipping flies across the room and lodges in her already-applied facial cream. Meanwhile, Shawn has ignored Jack's repeated call about clearing out Chet's trailer, and, once persuaded, is freshly outraged to discover evidence that Chet went to Jack's stepfather for help in financing Shawn's college education. He decides to take the trailer out on the highway and convinces Cory to accompany him "for the weekend," but oddly insists on saying goodbye to Topanga. Then Jack, who has been struggling to contain his own grief in deference to Shawn's feelings, falls apart and cries helplessly in Rachel's arms; and Eric walks in to find them kissing passionately.
February 5, 1999 -- Episode #128: "Road Trip"
To take his mind off his dad's death, Shawn takes Cory along on a soul-searchingroad trip, where they end up at a truck stop where the young waitresses (portrayed by the band, Nobody's Angel) are searching for something more, just like Shawn -- and Cory discovers that Shawn has no intention of returning home. Meanwhile, Eric tries to understand the kiss he witnessed between Jack and Rachel--as do they; and Shawn discovers that his father, a truck stop regular, was secretly very proud of him. In a surprise code, Chet's ghost appears to Shawn as father and son finally reconcile their differences and Shawn drives off into his uncertain future.
February 12, 1999 -- Episode #129: "My Baby Valentine"
Cory becomes upset when Topanga seems less interested in spending Valentine's Day with him than with consoling Amy about the last stages of her pregnancy, so when Topanga decides to cheer Amy up with a baby shower, Cory takes charge. Unfortunately his concept of a baby shower turns out to be a female version of a bachelor party, complete with a pizza-guy stripper, but the disgusted guests are distracted when Amy's waters break and she is rushed to hospital for a premature delivery -- one which the new Matthews baby may not survive. Meanwhile, Shawn is still on the road to nowhere; Morgan is less than happy about the arrival of a new sibling; and Jack and Rachel worry about the effect of revealing their new relationship to Eric -- who announces he already knows, and is moving out.
February 19, 1999 -- Episode #130: "Resurrection"
While everyone anxiously awaits news about newly born Joshua Matthews, Cory's continued self-absorption alienates Topanga, who now considers herself a member of the Matthews family. Even Eric's little friend Tommy views Joshua as his new "brother." It's only when Shawn returns and is accepted by the elder Matthews as "family" does Cory realize where his true values lie.
March 12, 1999 -- Episode #131: "Can I Help To Cheer You?"
Topanga is in wedding plan mode, and persuades Cory into accompanying her, Shawn and Angela to a posh ceremony in the hall of her dreams -- where an unhappy father of the bride offers Cory a million dollars to marry his daughter. Meanwhile, Tommy pleads with a heartbroken Eric to adopt him so he won't have to move to California, and Eric pretends to no longer want Tommy so he can be happy with his new family.
April 9, 1999 -- Episode #132: "Bee True"
The series returns to form as Cory and Shawn unite for the last time as a "bad boy" team to help Mr. Feeny, whose hesitation in declaring his feelings for Dean Bolander looks like a fatal mistake when her ex-husband Curits returns from an expedition bent on winning her back. Shawn and Cory trash the interloper's lab and blame in on a jealous rage by Feeny -- who then saves Dean Bolander's life for real by swatting the rare bee brought back by Curits just before it stings his highly allergic love. She explains that she was not taken in for a moment by the boys' ruse -- just impressed that Feeny's students care about him so much. Meanwhile, Rachel challenges Jack to take her out on a real date.
April 30, 1999 -- Episode #133: "The Truth About Honesty"
When Cory and Topanga make an agreement to tell the truth about everything and everyone, their totally honest pact creates tension at Rachel and Jack's first dinner party. When the party guests play a game that forces them to also tell the truth, personal feelings are revealed that they would rather keep to themselves.
May 7, 1999 -- Episode #134: "The Psychotic Episode"
When Cory has nightmares where the recurring theme finds him trying to kill Shawn in imaginative ways, he goes to Feeny for an interpretation. Meanwhile, Eric finds a new, but odd, roommate -- one who seems to have seen Hitchcock's "Psycho" once too often.
May 14, 1999 -- Episode #135: "State of the Unions"
While Cory deals with his anxieties about his impending marriage, Topanga's parents (real-life couple Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean) come for a visit and reveal some unexpected news: they are on the brink of separating. Meanwhile, Feeny pops the question to Dean Bolander (real-life husband and wife William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett), and they agree to get married in the Matthews living-room; and a self-pitying Eric asks Shawn for advice on how to cope with losing Rachel to Jack.
September 29th, 1999 -- Episode #136: "Show Me The Love"
Continues where last season's finale left off. Topanga finds out her parents are getting a divorce. She decides that she doesn't want that to happen to her and Cory, so she calls the wedding off, and their relationship too. Eric cut his hair, VERY short!! Angela and Shawn aren't on the best of terms. Cory convinces Shawn to go to Pittsburgh with him to get Topanga's parents back together. They find out that her father left her mother for another woman. They come back to Topanga with the news that her parents aren't getting back together, and that Cory failed. She sticks by her decision to terminate the engagement.
October 1st, 1999 -- Episode #137: "For Love and Apartments"
The girls decide that since Angela and Shawn aren't together, and neither are Cory and Topanga (and Rachel and Jack aren't certain what's up with their own relationship), that they should all move into an apartment together. This apartment they decide on happens to be Eric and Jack's. The girls challenge the two to a wrestling match for the apartment. "Mankind" shows up and helps the girls out. Topanga beats Eric up. The girls, of course, win. Topanga is still cold to Cory's pleas of love.
October 8th, 1999 -- Episode #138: "Angela's Men"
Angela's father arrives to visit. Her father meets Shawn, and they get off to a rocky start. Later, Shawn thinks that he should join the army, because he doesn't have Angela and that would be the best thing for him. Shawn has a heart to heart with Angela's dad (while doing push-ups) and her father sympathizes with him. Angela's dad talks with Angela, and he helps her realize that she doesn't have to be like her mother, who left her father. She can love Shawn. Eric uses camouflage to stalk Topanga, who beat him up in the previous episode. Shawn and Angela get back together. Rachel suggests to Topanga that since love is in the air, Cory and her may get back together.
October 15th, 1999 -- Episode #139: "No Such Thing as a Sure Thing"
Angela and Shawn make out constantly, I guess professing their love for each other. Eric and Jack bet against Pennbrook because the star football player can't play -- he has to pass Feeny's test first. Topanga finds out about her dad leaving her mom for another woman. Her mother makes her understand that it has nothing to do with Cory and Topanga, and that she should enjoy and cherish what they have, while they have it. Topanga realizes she wants to marry Cory. She hugs a penguin. :)Topanga and Cory get back together (she falls on top of him and kisses him, after she practically spells out her love for him -- he, of course, is oblivious). Jack and Eric lose the bet -- for $5000 each -- because Feeny helps the player pass. Topanga and Cory, Angela and Shawn, are all left making out in the commons in the show's final scene.
October 22nd, 1999 -- Episode #140: "You Light Up My Union"
After a recommendation by Mr. Feeny, Jack gets hired as manager of the student union, and Eric gets hired as assistant manager. Rachel doesn't like it that Topanga gave the boys the key to the girls' apartment because they drop in unannounced. She eventually dresses provocatively and the guys' mouths drop. Topanga and Angela don't like that, so Topanga takes their key. Eric gives the store's money away to a stranger in need, and Jack gets mad. He tells Eric to grow up, so Eric gets very serious and cold. Later, when Jack also helps a person in need of money, he sees that kindness is better than being uptight.
October 29th, 1999 -- Episode #141: "They're Killing Us"
Topanga and Cory look back as they talk to someone offscreen about planning their wedding. The girls hate the bridesmaids dresses and tell Topanga so, but she insists on a "southern belle" wedding. Cory pretty much goes along with everything. He does, however, choose a best man. At first, he picks Shawn because Eric is, well, Eric. Later he talks with his family, and they convince him to choose Eric. Then Eric sets fire to the house. Alan yells that Shawn is the best man. Feeny is hired as the music for the wedding. The hall is way too small for the amount of people they invited. At the end of the show, they reveal that they decided that instead of planning a wedding for eight months, they want a small intimite ceremony with close relatives and friends, planned in just a week. Cory and Topanga talk to us at the end and invite us to their wedding -- humorously, Cory says "Next week at 8 o'clock (7 Central)."
November 5, 1999 -- Episode #142: "It's About Time"
Finally, the day arrived! The wedding we all had been waiting for happened. Shawn was mad that Cory wasn't realizing they would not be best friends anymore (Topanga would be Coryís new best friend), so he screwed up as best man. Eric energetically takes over, and moves the wedding from their house to a fancy hotel ballroom. No one knows how he did it, but they donít care. The wedding starts, and Shawn arrives with the rings. He and Cory get into a fight (over Cory not facing that they wouldnít be best friends anymore). Topanga is frustrated with Shawn. EVENTUALLY, they get married. Very sweet wedding. Shawn and Cory talk and Shawn toasts the two, and itís all better. Eric gives Cory a key to a hotel room, and before he can finish his sentence, Cory drags Topanga with him. Everyone finds out that Eric is using someone elseís name to get the ballroom, and that they have to get out fast. Very good episode.
November 12, 1999 -- Episode #143: "The Honeymooners"
Cory and Topanga have a lot of fun together on their honeymoon, including consumating their marriage -- a LOT. Eric tags along, unnoticed by anyone. He follows them around, and documents what the couple does. The two meet an old couple who live on the island, and they decide that they want to stay and live there. Eventually, the old couple returns to their old home in the states, to be closer to their family. Later on, Cory and Topanga realize that they miss home. Paradise is a nice place to visit, but they don't want to live there. So, they go home. Morgan persistantly asks what they brought her.
November 19, 1999 -- Episode #144: "The Honeymoon is Over"
So they are finally back home from their wonderful paradise. Home life isn't the fantasy they envisioned. Shawn moves in with the girls and Jack and Eric take Cory's dorm room because they need a room and married couples can't live in those dorms. Cory asks his dad for help and he gives none -- his mom is the same way. The two end up finding a married couples' dorm -- which is falling apart and bug-infested. Real life isn't a dream, they found out. The two realize that their love will pull them through this rough time, but they must really use initiative. In the end the couple sits at their one small table and splits a tuna sandwich that Topanga made. Cory tells Topanga he loves her.....she assures him that she knows.
November 21, 1999 -- Episode #145: "Picket Fences"
Cory and Topanga don't want to live in their "new" apartment. So they look for a house. They find a nice little $80,000 house, and want Cory's parents to cosign for the loan. When they decline, the two are mad at them. Shawn tells them to fix up their apartment that they are stuck with. They decide to try to fix the apartment because it's their only option. Eric and Jack get a new boss. She's a controlling daddy's girl. Eric is ga-ga over her, and Jack knows that she is trying to get her way. Jack gets fired, but at least he stood up for himself. Shawn and Angela decide that it is better for them not to live together, since they aren't married. So, the guys move in together in the big apartment, and Angela moves in with Rachel, who had moved out already. Cory fixes a faucet all by himself. The couple go back to the Matthews' and tell them about their accomplishment. Only then do they realize what Cory's parents were doing for them -- making them grow by learning to take care of themselves and deal with their life.
December 3, 1999 -- Episode #146: "What A Drag!"
Eric and Jack catch the perpetraders of an illegal "floating" rave, but since they called the police on them before they had done anything wrong, the bad guys are released. The criminals vow revenge on the two imbicils, so Jack and Eric go into hiding -- as women. Cory tries to fix up the apartment to please Topanga. Little does he know that he actually making it grotesque, with yellow walls. He shops around for all sorts of "bargains," as he calls them. Topanga keeps telling herself that he is trying to help. Eric is convinced that he is ugly as a woman. Jack and Eric accidentally are seen by the bad guys, and the leader is attracted to Jack. Eventually the two get a picture of Jack with the leader, to use as blackmail. So, they are safe. Topanga checks out the overhaul Cory has done on the apartment and loves it. It is very nice -- completely different from how Cory started. It's an apartment they can live in now.
December 17, 1999 -- Episode #147: "Family Trees"
Shawn gets a letter in the mail from his mother Virna. Cory tells him to rip it up -- that everything is going good for him and the letter can only bring trouble. Shawn opens it anyway. He finds out that Virna is not his real mother. Shawn then goes on a search for his real mom, online. Meanwhile, the Matthews' clan are planning a birthday party for Alan. He tries to figure out what they are doing. Eric makes up an idiodic surprise party plan, to poison Morgan as part of it. Shawn can't find any info on his real mother. He says he'll be OK though. He eventually comes to Alan's party, drunk. He gets in an argument with Alan, who tells him he needs to talk to him, and then Shawn says that he is not his father. Alan and Amy offer to adopt him, since he is already a part of their family, and he leaves. Cory follows him. Shawn wants to go to the graveyard to see his family. Cory doesn't want to go. Shawn goes, and he "speaks" to his father, Chet. He tells Shawn about his mom, and how she was a stripper. She just wasn't cut out to be a mom. He tells Shawn that he loves him, and Shawn tells him that he is proud of him, for trying to rebuild the family. Chet then leaves, and Cory shows up and takes him to the Matthews' house. Shawn apologizes to Alan, and Alan tells him that the offer is always open. Shawn wants him to yell at him, like he is his son. He does, and he is good at it. He tells him to not do things like that (getting drunk) anymore, because it scares the people that love him. It seemed pretty effective. Shawn seems to have found his family.
January 7, 2000 -- Episode #148: "The Provider"
Cory finally gets a job. Just not before Topanga does. Topanga gets a job as a fashion consultant, which is much better than Cory's job of tele-salesman (he sells magazines). He is not happy. Eric finds a penny in the commons, and it brings him luck. He gets a football player to come out of the "closet." Cory can't sell one magazine, and Topanga comes home after a great day at work, and sells 8 magazines for him. This sets him off. There is a huge fight in the student union, and Topanga leaves crying. Shawn tries to help, but says that he can't do anything for him -- Cory has to fix it himself. Eric gives Cory his lucky penny, to help him out. He then gets struck by lighting (we are led to believe that it's because he gave away the penny). Cory goes back to the apartment to talk to Topanga. They have a huge talk, and Cory says how he feels like Topanga is out-doing him in every aspect of life. She feels bad, and tells him that she isn't trying to do that. They talk more, and realize that they need to talk everything out, all the time. They should never keep things bottled up. It's a good lesson they learned. Marriage is about communication. In the end, Eric takes the penny back. Hope it helped.
January 28, 2000 -- Episode #149: "I'm Gonna Be Like You, Dad"
Topanga has the gang take a "quiz" in one of those girly magazines. It says that she, Shawn, and Angela will live for a long time. But it says that Cory should have already been dead. So he goes to the doctor to see about his sickness. Alan hires Eric at the store, because he doesn't think Eric will make it in the real world. Eric surprises him by doing great at the store. Amy isn't happy with Alan, because she thinks he has no faith in his son. Cory is diagnosed with hypochodria (a person who thinks they are sick when they really aren't). He goes home and tells the gang. They humor him. Later, Cory's uncle, who is from a mental institution and thinks he is Sammy Sosa, stops by. The nurses take him away, and take Cory with them. A weird, funny ending to a pretty good episode.
February 11, 2000 -- Episodes #150 & #151: "The War/Seven the Hard Way"
This was a one-hour episode, and it was awesome! The gang gets into a fight. Shawn parked in Rachel's parking spot, so she kicks him out of their room, since he is there after hours. Cory goes with him, and they vow revenge. Topanga sides with the guys, because she has seen them get revenge before, and thinks that they'll win. Angela goes with Rachel, because they are roommates. Jack decides to go with Rachel after she pretty much seduces him. No one wants Eric on their side, so he says he is a "spy" for both sides. Eric, however, knows nothing good can come of this, and tries to get them to stop. He is finally starting to use his head. The first thing Cory and Shawn do is take apart Rachel's car and put it in her room, setting the alarm off to wake her up. Then, Rachel, Jack, and Angela superglue the other trio to their seats in Feeny's classroom, pour honey on them, and let loose a bear. After this happens, Shawn and Cory blow up a provacative picture of Rachel that she gave Jack when they were going out, and place it in the student union. This does not go over well. They have gone too far. The group disbands, everyone getting angry at everyone else. Eric gets them all into Feeny's classroom to talk, but they won't. Rachel says that she just doesn't belong in the group, because she has no ties to anyone. She gets up and leaves, and they don't stop her. They all say it is stupid to try to talk, and then leave themselves, saying that it's just a little argument, and they won't remember it in a week. Fade to black. Cory and Topanga enter the student union, for Feeny's retirement party, the year 2006. Words are exchanged by all of the group, but they are not friends anymore. Long story short, they realize that their lives lost some meaning by losing their friends. Fade back. Enters where they left off in Feeny's classroom. Eric stops Rachel from leaving, and gets the group to talk. There is a huge group hug, and they all hug Feeny in the end. Their lives would not have been complete without each other...
March 3, 2000 -- Episode #152: "She's Having My Baby Back Ribs"
Topanga and Eric decide that they are too fat. But they need each others' support to diet. They promise not to tell anyone about the diet. Shawn gets the idea that Topanga is pregnant, because she thinks she is looking fat, and tells Cory so. Cory then decides to plan a baby shower for Topanga, and invites everyone. She is completely surprised by it. She is bombarded with presents, and almost tries to keep them. She then explains to everyone that she isn't pregnant, and gives the presents back, sadly. Eric says that he doesn't think she's fat, that he thinks she's hot, and that he only agreed to go on the diet so she would give him her food!
March 18, 2000 -- Episode #153: "How Cory and Topanga Got Their Groove Back"
Cory and Topanga are informed about a party by Shawn and the gang, but then they are told that they wouldn't like it, because it's not their "scene." They take offense to that, and plan a party of their own. Their party is pretty lame, however, with quiche, streamers, and bad music. No one comes.... they are sad. Eric discovers that he can predict the near future when he sneezes. Jack doesn't believe it, until he finally proves it by predicting something that is said on TV. Then, he sees three numbers, and Jack thinks that they are lottery numbers and wants him to give him the other three. He keeps making Eric sneeze, but Eric has a vision of someone in trouble, and doesn't think that the numbers are important. He just wants to help that person. Shawn, Angela, and Rachel all go to Cory and Topanga's party, just for a bit, to be nice. But when they get there, the two are sitting on the floor, alone. They leave. Later, they come back, with some more people, whom Shawn will pay to be there. But they open the door and Cory and Topanga are making out on the floor. Guess it was a good party for them, after all. :) Eric eventually gives the last three numbers, but Jack watches the wrong lottery first, and the numbers aren't right, of course. He shoves the ticket in Eric's mouth and tells him to eat it. He does. Then the right lottery comes on. Poor Jack.
March 31, 2000 -- Episode #154: "Brotherly Shove"
Cory asks Topanga and Shawn to come over and help clean out the garage. Eric comes out and sees them cleaning. Apparently Alan said that they should do it together, and Eric gets upset that Cory didn't ask him to help. Shawn and Jack try to do "brotherly" things together, and they totally bore each other to death. They have nothing in common. At all. Eric ends up pulling almost everything out of the garage and having a garage sale. He obviously was upset, and he puts outrageously low prices on things that had sentimental value. Cory was upset that he was selling things for so little, and he was arguing with him. A lady came up and pestered him about a price on something. She kept at it, and Cory finally yelled at her. Her husband got mad and yelled at him. Cory then said that she was annoying. The guy punched him. Eric then punched the man for hitting his little bro. There was a gigantic brawl, and the two brothers ended up at the hospital -- Cory had a hurt arm. The two eventually patched things up, and hopefully they are stronger now because of it. The girls had no big roles in this episode. Nice little family values show.
April 7, 2000 -- Episode #155: "As Time Goes By"
Topanga and Cory get into an argument about taking initiative in life. Topanga goes back into their closet to clean it, and gets sucked into a vortex type thing. She is transported to the past, and has a neat adventure. All of the cast is represented by some form of their character. Eric is a detective who is trying to solve a murder case. Very funny stuff! Not much I can describe about this one, you have to have seen it for yourself. In the end, their argument gets snuffed out, and Topanga chills. They watch TV.
April 28, 2000 -- Episode #156: "Angela's Ashes"
Eric, Rachel, and Jack get their graduation gowns. Eric shows everyone his underwear, asking if he is supposed to wear pants underneath it. Angela's father visits her and tells her that he is being relocated to Europe. She is upset, because he said the next relocation was going to be a place closer to her. He then invites her along with him: for a year. She doesn't know what to do. She tells Shawn, and he knows that she needs to go be with her father. But Cory talks to him and makes him realize that he wants to fight for her. While all this is going on, Topanga is going through a series of interviews for a internship to be a lawyer in New York. Cory is oblivious to it. Jack wants to start his own internet business, called - ImJack.com. He calls his stepfather and his stepfather tells him it's a stupid idea, and that if he wants to go with it, he is cutting him off. He did. So, now Jack is poor. Shawn has a discussion with Angela's dad, and tells him that he wants her to stay. He even suggests that he would ask her to marry him if that would make her stay. Her father says that if Shawn did that, he would step aside. Angela comes in and thanks Shawn for letting her have this chance to be with her dad. He realizes he can't ask her to stay. In the end, she leaves with her dad. Topanga got the internship, and they have to move to New York. Cory goes crazy, because he had no idea about anything!
May 5, 2000 -- Episodes #157 & #158: "A Brave, New World"
In an old clip-filled finale, Cory and Topanga prepare for a new life in New York. It turns out that Eric and Shawn are going with them, and Rachel and Jack are joining the peace corp, to see the world. An excellent episode to end this great series. Boy Meets World will be missed, and I hope that everyone enjoyed the show in the seven year run.