Girl Meets World Recap

Girl Meets World Season Premiere, Pt. 2: The Kids Are Alright (For Now)

“The most important thing friends can be is there for each other.”

More than merely an inadvertent rephrasing of the Friends theme song, Cory’s words of wisdom on Sunday’s Girl Meets World also summed up the onslaught of mini lessons gleaned by Riley and the gang as they continued their first step into the danger zone known as “high school.”

Following Friday’s friend-pocalypse, the conclusion of Girl Meets World‘s third season premiere found the group breaking off into twos; Riley and Maya stayed in the hole, Lucas and Zay attempted to join the football team (with Mike & Molly’s Billy Gardell as their would-be coach), and Farkle and Smackle learned they’re not the only geniuses at Abigail Adams High.

All three of the above scenarios ended in disaster, until that trio of guardian-angel seniors from last week — should I even bother wondering how they got Riley’s home address? — explained the truth about the hole: For starters, it’s not the safe space Riley and Maya thought it was. They were merely trying to prevent Riley’s group from falling apart like their did when they were freshmen. (“Your safe space is with each other.”)

It should also be noted that the senior versions of Riley, Maya and Lucas admitted to being in their own love triangle, one they have yet to figure out despite spending all four years of high school together. I’d take this as a bad sign, if the GMW writers hadn’t already insisted that we’ll get a resolution to the “not triangle” in the coming weeks.

After reconvening at Topanga’s, Riley’s friends — whose struggle to navigate high school is now being compared to the battle of the Alamo — successfully reaffirmed their connection, love triangle and all.

Your take on Part 2 of Girl Meets World‘s season premiere? Hopes for the coming weeks? Grade the episode below, then drop your thoughts in a comment.

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15 Comments
  1. No such word as ‘alright.’

  2. How could you forgot the “Dream. Try. Go Good” stuff? It was Mr. Feeny’s final lesson to his kids!

  3. nathybozo says:

    I honestly don’t think this love triangle can have a satisfying resolution? Like, if Lucas stays with Maya, Riley will be upset, if he stays with Riley, Maya will be upset, if he chooses neither and go for someone else, both of them will be upset… also to me is not believable if Maya or Riley suddenly give up because of another person… I don’t see how this could get solved without hurting their friendship. I hope I’m wrong. And well, my only solution is that maybe Maya and Riley should date each other? I doubt this will ever happen tho. And I do hope they’re not messing around with these tweets… They already did that many times.

    • Cya says:

      Unless Lucas turns out to be gay, thus Riley and Maya can continue loving him equally and their triangle/friendship isn’t endangered but instead has a foundation to grow along with them…

    • kayla says:

      nathy the idea (not tryna be rude ) is kinda dumb. not tryna be rude but the writers wouldnt be that dumb. maya when rucas happens will be joshaya. then when lucaya happens it might be riakle. so riley and maya will never date eachother. THERE NOT LESBIANS. sorry if i offened u i was a little upset

    • flutiefan says:

      i’ve never for once bought the idea of Maya and Lucas, so him choosing Riley would make the most sense to me.

  4. Traci says:

    I wish GMW was more like MMW. I don’t watch the channel, but do see glimpses of the shows before and after. Those shows are cheesy.

  5. Z says:

    The high school they go to is John Adams, not Abigail Adams.