T.V. Series Review: Boy Meets World Season 6

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Boy Meets World Season 6 Summary

Season 6, Episode 1: His Answer (Part 1)

Cory deals with the shock of Topanga’s proposal. He accepts, they then sneak off to elope, while Eric and Jack get a new roommate named Rachel, who they immediately start competing for. To be continued…

Season 6, Episode 2: Her Answer (Part 2)

If he was stunned when Topanga proposed, then Cory is completely speechless when Topanga comes to realize that she cannot say “I do”. During the drive home, he admits that she was right; they are not ready to be married, and they want their families to be there when they are ready. When they arrive home, they find that everyone has thrown the “newlyweds” a celebration. But before they can announce the truth, Amy confronts Topanga. Meanwhile, both Eric and Jack compete for Rachel’s attention. The newlywed party is later turned into a retirement party for Mr. Feeny, which is then interrupted by an angry (and comedic) diatribe from Eric.

Season 6, Episode 3: 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 for help. Meanwhile, Eric tries to be more sensitive so that Rachel will be attracted to him.

Season 6, Episode 4: 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 in the first place”. But after Cory pursues her into the co-ed bathroom (which he had previously been too terrified to enter), Angela confesses that she still has feelings for Shawn, pledging Cory to keep her secret between friends. Meanwhile, Eric encounters Mr. Feeny in his class – as a student. But the presentation that Feeny and Rachel make on “free will versus environment” convinces the Dean that Feeny can only function in his present environment as a professor.

Season 6, Episode 5: 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, Eric and Jack compete for Rachel’s attention.

Season 6, Episode 6: Hogs and Kisses

After a director has Shawn and Topanga kiss while making a film, Cory, certain the duo has been secretly harboring romantic feelings for one another, directs them to go on a date, and explore their true emotions. Meanwhile, Eric and Jack pretend to be mannerly in front of Rachel.

Season 6,, Episode 7: Everybody Loves Stuart

A popular new college professor named Stuart (played by Ben Savage’s real life brother Fred Savage), who is a favorite with his students because he “treats them as equals”. But his true colors are revealed when he hits on Topanga in her dorm room. When Cory later strikes back – literally – on behalf of Topanga, Stuart tries to have him expelled from school, but is ultimately unsuccessful: Dean Bolander (who trusts Feeny’s judgments over his students) had Cory under a probationary period for starting a physical violence on campus and Stuart would be facing an investigation for his misconduct, endangering his teaching career.

Season 6, Episode 8: 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 in the first place was his idea, and that he remains free to do what he wants, but within reason. Meanwhile, Rachel, currently working on a term paper dealing with how women influence male bonding, observes Eric and Jack’s off-the-wall behavior, with cool amusement.

Season 6, Episode 9: Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield

Cory reads Shawn’s poems at the local coffee-house without realizing the truth behind what he is reading. Meanwhile, Eric, Jack, and Rachel try to cope with the stress of studying for exams.

Season 6, Episode 10: 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 their “friend”, Mr. Feeny.

Season 6, Episode 11: 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 bring 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 Claus job a little too seriously when he convinces Rachel and Jack to help him “steal” his family’s gifts, in order to make under-privileged children happy.

Season 6, Episode 12: Cutting the Cord

Shawn and Angela draw up a restraining order that forbids 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 at the same restaurant together. While there, the couples enter a karaoke contest. Meanwhile, Alan has a midlife crisis, and tries to solve his problem by shopping for a motorcycle

Season 6, Episode 13: We’ll Have a Good Time Then…

Shawn and Jack’s ne’er-do-well father, Chet, re-appears on campus suddenly and, confronted by an angry Shawn, promises that he has come to stay and make amends with 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 and Chet realize just how much they need each other, but by then it is too late. 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 take place – then Chet has a second heart attack, and dies.

Season 6, Episode 14: Getting Hitched

Cory and Topanga play “The Fiancée Game” to prove how compatible they are, and are appalled 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 silk pajamas and sheets.) Living together shows them sides of each other that 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 calls 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 open road”, 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.

Season 6, Episode 15: Road Trip

To take his mind off his dad’s death, Shawn takes Cory along on a “soul-searching road trip” in Chet’s trailer, where they end up at a truck stop, where the young waitresses (portrayed by band Nobody’s Angel) are searching for something more, just like Shawn, and Cory discovers that Shawn has no intention of returning home. Shawn must persuade Cory to “let him go”, just as the girls’ father/boss must let them find their own way. Meanwhile, Eric tries to understand the kiss he witnessed between Jack and Rachel – as do they. Shawn discovers that his father, a truck-stop regular, was secretly very proud of him. In a surprise coda, Chet’s ghost appears to Shawn, as father and son finally reconcile their differences, and Shawn drives off into his uncertain future.

Season 6, Episode 16: 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 water breaks, and she is rushed to hospital for a premature delivery – one which the new 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 effects of revealing their new relationship to Eric – who announces that he already knows, and is moving out.

Season 6, Episode 17: Ressuretcion

While everyone anxiously awaits news about newly-born Joshua Gabriel, Cory’s continued self-absorption alienates Topanga, who now considers herself to be a full-fledged member of the Matthews family. Cory tries to reconnect with the old “Weird” Topanga. This comes to life with the lip stick scene from season 1 episode 4 “Cory’s Alternative Friends”. 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.

Season 6, Episode 18: Can I Help To Cheer You?

Topanga is in “wedding-plan mode”, and persuades (strong-arms) 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 $1 million to marry his daughter. Cory refuses at first, but then he sees the beautiful bride. His attraction to her, and daydream about her feeding him grapes on a deserted island wearing a sexy bikini, makes him question his love for Topanga. Meanwhile, Tommy pleads with a heartbroken Eric to adopt him, so that he would not have to move to California. This causes Eric to pretend that he no longer wants Tommy, so that Tommy can be happy with his new family.

Season 6, Episode 19: 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, Curtis Kinkade, returns from an expedition bent on winning her back. Shawn and Cory trash the interloper’s lab, and blame it on a jealous rage by Feeny – who then saves Dean Bolander’s life for real (and wins her heart) by swatting the rare bee brought back by Curtis, just before it stings her. 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”. The only problem is that Jack is embarrassed that Rachel is taller than he is.

Season 6, Episode 20: The Truth About Honesty

When Cory and Topanga make an agreement to tell the truth about everything and everyone, their “total-honesty” 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. As the episode comes to a close, Eric is telling his date a fake story of him taking a bullet for the President. He ends the story with the addition “I’m Batman.” This statement is ironically true as Will Friedle was the voice of Terry McGinnis, the Batman in Batman Beyond.

Season 6, Episode 21: The Psychotic Episode

When Cory has nightmares, in which 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 Psycho once too often.

Season 6, Episode 22: 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 in the process of separating, which devastates Topanga. Meanwhile, Feeny and Dean Bolander (real-life husband and wife William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett) announce their engagement, and they agree to get married in the Matthews’ living room. Meanwhile, a self-pitying Eric asks Shawn for advice on how to cope with losing Rachel to Jack

Boy Meets World Season 6 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A fun show following the Matthew’s family as they tackle high school and college issues.

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