T.V. Series Review: Boy Meets World Season 5

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Boy Meets World Season 5 Summary

Season 5, Episode 1: 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, Jack, and there’s no love lost as far as Shawn is concerned.

Season 5, Episode 2: Boy Meets Real World

In the vein of MTV’s The Real World, Cory films a documentary about Jack, Shawn, and Eric adjusting to their new lives. However, when friction develops between Jack and Shawn, Cory must decide whether or not to continue filming his movie or help two friends in trouble. Topanga thinks Cory should prove himself more of a friend than a filmmaker.

Season 5, Episode 3: t’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.

Season 5, Episode 4: 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 arouses the Dean’s suspicions.

Season 5, Episode 5: 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. Meanwhile, Cory takes Topanga on her first airplane ride, flown by a not-so-bright pilot.

Season 5, Episode 6: 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 does not return.

Season 5, Episode 7: I Love You, Donna Karen

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 lost 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. To be continued…

Season 5, Episode 8: Chasing Angela

An eager Cory encourages Shawn to consider the same type of long-term relationship he has with Topanga with Angela – 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.

Season 5, Episode 9: 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.

Season 5, Episode 10: 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. Soon, they (along with Alan, Eric, Jack, and Mr. Feeny) try to figure out the hidden meaning behind women’s words.

Season 5, Episode 11: 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 plans to surprise Topanga, 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.

Season 5, Episode 12: 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 conversations.

Season 5, Episode 13: 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 Super Bowl, Topanga is to refrain from interfering, and Cory is to help them. Cory will fail if either Shawn or Topanga fails. Meanwhile, Eric and Jack search for soul mates.

Season 5, Episode 14: Heartbreak Cory

When Cory sprains his ankle falling off the bus during the Senior Class ski trip to the Mount Sun Lodge, he doesn’t tell Topanga when he spends the night (talking) with the young lady, Lauren, who’s volunteered to take care of him.

Season 5, Episode 15: 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 lands in trouble with Topanga after she reads a letter to him from Lauren (the “cute mountain girl” assigned to take care of him in the previous episode).

Season 5, Episode 16: 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 Lauren. After he goes on a date with Lauren, he decides that he can’t live without Topanga – but she decides she can’t see him anymore. Meanwhile, Mr. Feeny entrusts Eric to be a substitute teacher for his citizenship class.

Season 5, Episode 17: And Then There Was Shaun

Feeling that Cory and Topanga’s break-up is having severe ramifications on his life, Shawn instigates a class-wide argument, prompting Mr. Feeny to send them all into detention. However, in a parody of ScreamI Know What You Did Last SummerSouth ParkScooby-Doo and And Then There Were None it soon develops into a detention like none of them have ever experienced.

Season 5, Episode 18: If You Can’t Be With the One You Love…

Depressed by his break-up with Topanga, Cory gets a reputation of being a “downer,” which he tries to shake off by drinking and partying. When Shawn catches Cory in the act, he convinces Shawn to try it as well—with disastrous results. In addition, Shawn discovers why Jack’s mother left their father.

Season 5, Episode 19: Eric Hollywood

When Eric’s shoddy set design injures the star of the college play, Eric assumes his role. After a surprisingly superb Shakespearean acting debut, Eric is invited to join the cast of the hit ABC sitcom Kid Gets Acquainted with Universe. But when he arrives at the studio, he discovers that the shallow, egotistical, and neurotic actors (played by the cast of Boy Meets World) are not at all like their roles. 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, after he and Jack come down with chicken pox.

Season 5, Episode 20: 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 Ferris, 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 The Starry Night and asks for a dinner date with her. Cory remains adamant that he will love Topanga forever and that kissing Lauren meant nothing to him. Topanga cannot 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.

Season 5, Episode 21: 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 “the stupid idea train [is] coming ’round the bend”. 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.

Season 5, Episode 22: Prom-ises, Prom-ises

t’s a big night: Senior Prom, and Shawn and Cory plan to “leave as boys and come back men.” Angela quickly decides she and Shawn are not ready for sex, but Topanga feels that she and Cory may be ready, as long as the night goes “exactly, perfectly right.” Meanwhile, Amy is upset because of how Alan reacts to her recent good news: she’s pregnant. To make up for it, he decides to check them into a hotel: the same one where the prom is being held. Eventually, Cory and Topanga decide they aren’t ready for the potential consequences, and decide to wait.

Season 5, Episode 23: Things Change

Cory is distressed when he realizes that his entire world is changing around him: Shawn considers not going to college, Topanga considers going to Yale, Chubbie’s is reformed as “Peg-Leg Pete’s”, and Mr. Feeny intends to retire and move to Wyoming. 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 cannot always go according to his plan.

Season 5, Episode 24: Graduation

It’s the end of an era as Cory, Shawn, Topanga, Angela, and the rest of their class prepare to graduate. In the final week, Mr. Feeny assigns the class to write about “what is in their hearts.” While Shawn ignores the assignment at first, seeing as high school is now over, he comes to realize that his school days meant more to him than he realizes. Meanwhile, Topanga wrestles with going to Yale or staying with Cory. 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. Cory, Shawn, and Topanga reunite with their old classmate, Stuart Minkus, who reveals he has been on the other side of the school the entire time, along with Mr. Turner (unseen). Meanwhile, Eric tries to keep Mr. Feeny from retiring, and Topanga slyly steals the valedictorian position from Minkus and shocks Cory by proposing to him.

Boy Meets World Season 5 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A great show for going over parenting and middle school and high school issues.

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