Boy Meets World

Season 7 Episode 23

Brave New World (2)

6
Aired Friday 8:30 PM May 05, 2000 on ABC
9.6
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In the clip-filled finale, Cory wrestles with his fear of moving to New York for Topanga's internship, triggering—in flashbacks—a host of memories. When he finally opts to take Manhattan, it turns out that Shawn, Jack and Eric have all made big moving plans of their own. But before anyone leaves town, the crew makes one last stop: Mr. Feeny's classroom. There, they bid an emotional farewell to their mentor, who offers them one last bit of advice before they go out and meet the world. They tell Mr. Feeny they love him and they will miss him dearly. Mr. Feeny replies an "I love you" but they have already gone.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of the great final episodes in TV history

    10
    Just watched this final episode a couple of times today, and it didn't lose its' effectiveness either time. Alone with the first part, Brave New World (1), it was an expanded episode that effectively used scenes from throughout the show's seven years, that display just how far we've come. It shows how much each character has grown, in both age and maturity, from when we first met them all. Finally reaching the last moments, where the four characters we've shared the journey with from the start (or close enough with Topanga) are on their way to New York, but make one last stop in the classroom where they all met. It is in this scene that the lines between acting and reality truly blur, and emotions run high. We are prone to join them in this tearful goodbye, not only because of the goodbyes that they are saying, but because these goodbyes are real. And we cry with them, because of how great the journey was. Before the goodbyes, though, we are treated to one last lesson from Mr. Feeny. -- Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do Good. -- After a tearful goodbye to each of them, individually, Mr. Feeny is left with an empty classroom, where he says, finally -- I love you all. Class dismissed. -- A perfect ending for what has become one of the classic shows in American TV history.moreless
  • Worst ending ever.

    1.0
    Even a child could have made this episode by copy pasting old scenes.
  • With a vital character missing and hardly acknowledged, in addition to confusing ending leaves what could be an exceptional finale to a lost one.

    7.0
    I did not like at all that Angela was never even given the least bit of dignity to be mentioned in this episode, nor was she in any other flashback clips either (she is in one, 'The War', but the scene wasn't particularly about her). Angela played a very key part not only in the show in general, but for Shawn's character. Shawn and Angela enjoyed a thorough relationship since the 5th season. Flashback montages from the time Shawn finds her purse up until the present would of brought back refreshing memories like all the other ones we see throughout this episode. The material they have for Angela has such opportunity to be more extensive than that of Jack's (even though they both came into the 5th season at the same time) and to even give the worthless and forgettable character Rachel a flashback montage (which consisted of about 2 or 3 clips) was upsetting.



    The gaping hole missing in this episode is all I could think about. After all the story arcs, episode names sand focus they put for the Angela Moore character, moreso than any additional character besides the main four (Cory, Shawn, Topanga and Eric) she disappears in the finale without so much as a peep. I understand in the precedent episode she leaves to go to Europe, which I didn't like either. Its an out of the blue plot that wasn't fair for the characters and the viewers like myself. Lastly, because Topanga gets an internship in New York, she brings Cory and Shawn along with her. But Cory and Shawn still have two more years left of school -- Eric is the only one that has actually graduated. Though New York isn't that far away from Philadelphia, what sense did it make for them to go back and forth between New York and Pennbrook college? Where would they stay? What money do they have? How could they have afforded this trip? Why was all of Shawn's "stuff" only in a very small bag? How did Topanga manage to go their rooms without them seeing her to begin with?



    I don't expect a lot of logic when it comes to Boy Meets World, but even this one was out there.moreless
  • Series Finale, part two.

    10
    Well here we are, the series finale of Boy Meet World. Things come in full circle which was probably one of the best things about the episode. In the first episode, Cory says he doesn't understand the world, and when he was giving the lecture to Josh, wow, great scene, now he gets it. The last scenes was just amazing. Feeny has been Eric, Topanga, Shawn & Cory's teacher for years, but he's been more than a teacher. A neighbor, a friend, family and it shows how important he was the show and the group, when Topanga broke down crying, I would be surprised if you didn't break down crying too. It was the perfect goodbye, and everyone got to say goodbye the right way.



    No disappointments in this finale, which is usually different for other shows. This finale left me satisfied, and glad that it ended so perfectly. I will miss this group of friends for years to come, now in 2010, why not have a reunion? 10 years, come on guys!moreless
  • Tearjerker

    10
    The finale of Boy Meets World was a great one that wrapped up the series in a very nice fulfilling way. The finale was a clip show about a lot of past events in the show. Cory, Topanga, Eric, and Shawn all move to New York City. But before they can go they must say goodbye to the one, the only, Mr. Feeny. So, in the emotional last minutes of the show, they each tell him goodbye, and he tells him that they will all do their best in the real world.



    This was a powerfully moving finale. It had some great humor and the emotion in the final scene was really well-done. One of my favorite finales.moreless
Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

Jack Hunter (Seasons 5+)

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Eric Randall Matthews

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

Topanga Lawrence-Matthews (Seasons 2+)

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

Cornelius A. 'Cory' Matthews

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Shawn Patrick Hunter

Trina McGee-Davis

Trina McGee-Davis

Angela Shinaynay Moore (Seasons 6+)

Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs

Joshua 'Josh' Matthews

Guest Star

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Johnathan Turner

Guest Star

Blake Clark

Blake Clark

Chet Hunter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In an interview with the main cast of 'Boy Meets World'. after the finale aired, Danielle Fishel revealed that in her last scene, she was originally not meant to cry. Knowing that it was her last scene ever, she broke down while saying her lines. The scene was kept as is, due to the realness of her emotion.

    • In the first episode, Cory says he doesn't understand anything about the world around him. In the last episode, he gives a speech to Josh, about the world around him and how he understands it. Thus the show comes full circle. "Boy Meets World, now I get it!"

    • In this episode, Mr. Feeny reveals that Cory's real name is Cornelius and also that Topanga knows nothing about it. But, Topanga would have found out when she signed the marriage license, because you have to use your real name. You cannot use a nickname unless you legally change your name at the Philadelphia courthouse.

    • Feeny tells the gang that it would be wrong for him to say "I Love You" to them. Yet he says it to Eric at his wedding.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Cory: Well I wanna go to New York.
      Topanga: No you don't.
      Cory: I do! I need room to grow Topanga, and I don't think it's fair that you're keeping me from growing.
      Topanga: You would do this for me?
      Cory: Topanga, I'd do anything for you.

    • Shawn: (to Mr. Feeny) You uh . . . you never gave up on me. Never once. I'm not gonna forget you. You're the best person I know. (hugs Mr. Feeny)

    • Cory (to Joshua): When you're not a little boy anymore, when the world has taught you how to be this man...you know, you're still gonna make mistakes; but your family and your friends that you've made along the way are gonna help you, OK? Even though it'll seem like the world is going out of its way to teach you these hard lessons, you're gonna realize, that it's the same world that's given you your family and your friends. And you're gonna come to believe that the world's gonna protect you too..."Boy Meets World." Now I get it!

    • Jack: Money doesn't make you rich, life makes you rich. Our father taught us that.
      Chet: I did not, that's stupid! Money makes you rich! You ask anybody "What makes you rich? Money!" I got two stupid boys. Y'all are embarrassing me in front of my dead friends.

    • Topanga (crying; to Mr. Feeny): I will never...forget you. You we're more of a father to me than my own dad.

    • Amy (to Cory): And don't you dare get Topanga pregnant until you're absolutely ready.
      Eric: I won't.

    • Amy: Cory and Topanga are going to the city! I'm inconsolable!
      Alan: Eric has decided to go with them.
      Amy: Oh. So, what's for lunch?

    • Feeny: Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.
      Topanga: Don't you mean, "do well"?
      Feeny: No, I mean, do good.

    • Eric (walks up to Mr. Feeny): I don't know what will happen to me, but I know that I will be a good person that cares about people, (pauses) and I blame you for that.

    • Mr. Feeny: So, Mr. Matthews...
      Cory: I think you've known me long enough to call me Cory.
      Mr. Feeny: I think I've known you long enough to call you Cornelius.
      Cory: Shh! Mr. Feeny! Come...not even Topanga knows that!

    • Shawn (to Mr. Feeny): Oh, you know we're your favorites!
      Cory: Come on, Feeny. You haven't even talked to another student for seven years.

    • (after Cory, Topanga, and the gang leave the classroom, Mr. Feeny is left alone)
      Mr. Feeny: I love you all. Class dismissed.

  • NOTES (5)

    • This is the first time since Cory and Topanga's wedding that the entire cast appears together in the same episode. Trina McGee-Davis appears in a flashback but it still counts for her to appearing in this episode.

    • This episode aired on Danielle Fishel's 19th birthday.

    • A spin-off was considered, but Micheal Jacobs decided it was right to end the show here. However years later he would create a spin-off series called Girl Meets World which would not debut until June 27, 2014 on the Disney Channel.

    • Ben Savage (Cory) and Rider Strong (Shawn) were the only cast members to appear in every episode.

    • The series finale delivered 10 million viewers and best demo score in the hour with comedies (3.9/15) since Feb. 15, 1999.

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