Boy Meets World

Season 5 Episode 14

Heartbreak Cory

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 06, 1998 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Cory's exciting senior ski-trip hits a snag when he sprains his ankle getting off the bus. He's left in the care of Lauren, a cute lodge employee; and the two stay up all night talking.

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  • perfect

    cory hurts his ankle on the senior's ski trip, and as such, obviously can't ski. he becomes infatuated with a girl who works there, lauren, and they begin liking each other. lauren and cory even go as far as to kiss! What will happen when, or if, topanga finds out?

    good episode and one of the best arcs in the series. i loved it, from the humor it had, to the 'cliffhanger' finale (if it is considered a cliffhanger). Overall a good episode that sets the course for what, the next like 6-7 episodes? Definitely gets an A+ in my bookmoreless
  • We meet Lauren.

    Cory, Shawn, Topanga and Angela go on a class trip to a ski lodge. Cory sprains his ankle and must stay in the lodge. He meets Lauren, a girl who works there. She takes care of him and they stay up all night talking. She kisses him. Cory kind of likes Lauren back. Cory is afraid to tell Topanga, but he tells her everything except for the kissing part. Lauren writes him a letter and Topanga finds it.

    This was a great episode! To be honest, I actually like Lauren. I wouldn't mind if Cory ended up with Lauren. This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Lauren pisses me off!

    So I would have to say I hated this episode because I hated that itch Lauren for making a move on Corey even though it was clear that he was with Topanga and Corey pissed me off because clearly he let Lauren lure her in her §lutty ways. This is why I don't respect some guys and why I hate cheaters. I felt so bad for Topanga and clearly she didn't deserve none of this crap because I thought Lauren was an ugly piece of crap compared to Topanga. OK OK maybe she isn't ugly but I still hated this storyline!moreless
  • You either simply adore this episode, or loathe it completely...not much of an in-between

    Ah, the infamous Lauren plotline, beginning with "Heartbreak Cory" and sort-of-but-not-quite culminating in "Torn Between Two Lovers(And Feelin' Like a Fool)" two episodes later (really I believe that the Lauren 'issue' as some people saw it, was finally resolved in "The Psychotic Episode" nearly one season later). These three episodes featured a younger, pre-Freaks and Geeks and ER fame, and brunette Linda Cardellini as the down-to-earth girl working at a ski chalet, who befriended Cory after he injured his ankle, and who dared come between the destined Cory and Topanga.

    Now, many people despise Lauren, understandably so, seeing as we've been rooting for Cory and Topanga since the show's pilot...but really, I found Lauren to be a very well-written character, and in all honesty, though I love Topanga, I wouldn't have minded seeing a longer relationship forming between Cory and Lauren. It's a shame that she only appeared in three episodes (and in one she was only a figment of Cory's imagination...)

    This episode marked an important point in the lives of all of the main characters of the show, and from this episode on, Cory in particular, showed a lot of character development in terms of discovering who he truly is, and whom he truly loves.

    Definitely one of my top five episodes.moreless
  • Cory spends an entire day with Lauren and begins to develop feelings for her.

    This was a great episode!

    What really hit home was how the episode showed that through a spark of fate, you can meet the one you were meant to be with at the most unexpected time and place. Honestly, I would have picked Lauren if I was Cory.

    It is such a rare event for two people to connect on the level that they did; spending all night just talking and truly understanding each other - it is a special and very rare occurrence. While Topanga is a good girl, I never got the feeling that they shared the same connection that Cory and Lauren did on that night.

    If you find someone that connects to you in the way these two did that night, you don't walk away, you don't pass it by, and you don't let her go.moreless
Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

Topanga Lawrence-Matthews (Seasons 2+)

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

Cornelius A. 'Cory' Matthews

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Shawn Patrick Hunter

William Daniels

William Daniels

George Hamilton Feeny

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Cory: I don't want to have feelings for another girl.
      Lauren: Neither do I.

    • Cory: So the next thing I know I'm jumping out of a plane. My dad and brother are scared to death.
      Lauren: Wait you can jump off a plane, but you can't get off a bus.
      Cory: Well I'm an ironic kind of guy.

    • Cory: If you could change your mate into one animal, what pet would it be and why? Please nothing fuzzy wuzzy.
      Topanga: A falcon.
      Cory: Yes, a falcon. The hunter of all that is fuzzy wuzzy.
      Topanga: No, a falcon because I want you to be free to soar majestically, as long as I know that you'll always come back to me.
      Angela: If I ever get like that, kill me.
      Shawn: I would have to.

    • Cory (to two guys look at him holding his foot): Ski injury. I hit a little ice patch on Devil's Run.
      Lauren: Devil's Run is closed this weekend.
      Cory: Then what I did was insane.

    • Lauren: Those slopes are treacherous.
      Mr. Feeny: He fell getting off the bus.
      Lauren: Those buses are treacherous.

    • Mr. Feeny: All right everyone, the bus will be here in a few minutes. Now remember, even though this ski trip is about having fun, we live in a land of laws which must be obeyed if this society is to survive. In other words, I'll be watching you two.
      (Feeny points at Shawn and Cory)
      Shawn: All I heard was "fun".

    • Shawn (to Cory after he lied to Topanga): Everything's fine. You don't have a problem at all. READ THE BIBLE!

    • Shawn: At precisely 2AM, you will sneak from our room to Feeny's door to check for snoring.
      Cory: Rhythmic or intermittent?
      Shawn: Rhythmic! I told you rhythmic! Am I alone in this?

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