July 23rd, 2010 by thetvchick
E here again! Sorry for my disappearance the last couple of weeks. I was on vacation with no access to ABC Family, which is practically a necessity in my life. In fact, my DVR was not able to handle all of the magic it recorded while I was away and filled itself up between all of the old shows I don’t erase, Boy Meets World, and the magnitude of ABC summer programming. Guys, Payson (on Make It or Break It) is now going to be an artistic gymnast rather than a power gymnast. Important Stuff.
Anyway, back to the matter at hand, Boy Meets World. This is the last week of the final season. Today officially reverted back to the first season. I feel bummed that I didn’t get to recap the wedding episode or when Cory and Topanga move into that crappy married people housing. But, hey, there’s always next time.
The first episode we’ll talk about is “How Cory and Topanga Got Their Groove Back.” I love this episode because it highlights Cory’s square-ness. The story basically is that everyone thinks Cory and Topanga are sort of lame married people, and Topanga wants to break out of this by shaking things up. Cory tells her that they will throw a party, and it will basically be epic. He hands out these magnificent flyers, and Shawn gets sort of mean. And is all like, well, the party of the year is the same night, but I’m sure your party will be over early. Yeah, it probably will, but you don’t have to be a jerk about it Shawn. Cory then points out to Shawn on the flyer that the party goes from 8pm until ?. I love this with all my heart. Anyway, let’s jump to the party. Topagna makes quiche; Cory pulls out the game of Clue and is wearing a cardigan. And nobody comes of course. Shawn, Angela, and Rachel peek in and see the how pathetic they look, so they go round up some other people to come to the party. When they get back, Cory and Topanga are on the floor after having some sort of a make-up make-out session after having a food fight/actual fight about who made the party suck more. For the record, I blame Cory. There is also a really awful side story going on with Jack and Eric, and Eric being able to see the future, lotto tickets, lotto tickets getting destroyed, etc. I’m not going to dignify it more than that because I hate that type of B-plot.
So, yes, we’re going to focus on the series finale, but before I move onto that, let me just say, one of least favorite episodes was also on this week, “As Time Goes By.” This is the episode where Topagna randomly goes back in time to the 1940s where we have ourselves some weird Noir thing going on, and she doesn’t remember anything. This episode is what I call a “Swim Team” Episode. I’m going to now explain my lingo, so that you can use it in the future. This refers back to a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode (which is my favorite show of all time and forever will be). However, there was an episode entitled “Go Fish” towards the end of season 2. OK, so there is a lot going on in the Buffy-verse at this moment, but we leave all of that behind to concentrate on this lame storyline about the swim team members turning into gill monsters. It always makes me angry. So, whenever you see an episode that concentrates on lame stuff that has nothing to do with anything when it instead should be being awesome, it is a “Swim Team” Episode. Copyright E, 1998.
Anyway, the finale is going to be easy to recap because they do the worst thing a TV show could possibly do, especially for a series finale. They make a clip show. It’s called “Brave New World,” but it should really be called “Crap You’ve Already Seen.” Here’s what happens.
- Topanga tells Cory she doesn’t want to go to NY for an internship at a law firm because their lives are in PA. Cory is happy, but knows they should go.
- Cut to clips with Cory and Shawn freaking out.
- Cory goes to Feeny for advice who tells him about his plant that was doing well in the house, but had to be transferred to the outdoor garden to thrive. You see where he is going with this, right?
- Cut to clips with Feeny giving advice.
- Cut to a million more other random clips.
- Amy is mean because she is all sad about Cory leaving, but then is all smiles when she finds out Eric is going as well.
- Shawn and Cory have an emo breakdown about being separated.
- Cut to clips of Cory and Shawn being BFFs.
- Topanga apparently has packed Shawn’s one bag, and says he is coming as well.
- Also, Jack is giving up his money and is going to join the Peace Corps with Rachel. The ghost of Chet appears in this convo and is mad about him giving up his money, but then happy about his sons. Weird.
- Cut to some Jack and Eric clips, including one from like two episodes before. Lame.
- Cory then is outside with his little brother, who they have aged about 3 years in 15 episodes. And he tells him stuff about life including how Mr.Feeny will probably teach you every grade your in, heh. The kid is sort of a bad actor, which I realize is mean, because he is really little. But the Olsen twins at that age would have knocked that scene out of the park. And I actually mean that sort of seriously.
- Cut to some more clips, blah blah blah. There’s also a really long Cory and Topanga montage at some point.
- The last scene of the series takes place back in the high school with Cory, Shawn, Topanga, and Eric going and sitting in their old seats with Eric hanging in back. Feeny is there and gives them some more life advice including “Believe in Yourselves, “Dream,” “Try,” and “Do Good.”
- More clips.
- Everyone tells Feeny that they won’t forget him, which I think is a weird thing to say. Because why would they forget him? He was a major part of their lives for like the past 10 years or so. They also want Feeny to tell them that he loves them and that they’re his faves. He won’t.
- Everyone leaves the room except for Cory and Feeny. Feeny calls Cory Mr. Matthews, and Cory says that they’ve know each other long enough for him to call him Cory. Mr. Feeny says that they’ve known each other long enough to call Cory Cornelius, heh. Some emotional talk ensues. Cory leaves.
- We end with Mr. Feeny saying, “I love you all, class dismissed.” I then cried because I have issues.
Overall, lame finale, because clip shows make the Hulk angry. But it still made me cry my own tears. Comment back with your favorite series finale!Tweet