Boy Meets World

Season 1 Episode 17

The Fugitive

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 25, 1994 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Shawn crosses the line when he blows up a mailbox with a cherry bomb. He hides in Cory's room; but how long can Cory keep the secret?

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  • Great episode!

    Shawn lights a cherry bomb and blows up a mailbox. He is scared to go home, so he hides out at Cory’s house. It is extremely hard for Cory to keep this a secret. Mr. Feeny sees Shawn sneak into Cory’s house so he tells Alan and Amy. They tell Shawn’s parents, but they let Cory and Shawn think that they don’t know. Shawn learns that he can always go home even if he does something extremely bad.

    I liked this episode mostly because it taught that you should always tell your parents if you do something wrong. You don’t have to be afraid. I do think that Cory was a great friend to Shawn and I really enjoyed this episode. 10 out of 10!moreless
  • shawn blows off a cherry bomb in the mailbox near alans grocery store and comes to cory for coverage

    when shawn sets off a cherry bomb and it blows up in the mailbox by alans grocery store, he comes running to the matthews house, telling cory to hide him because he cant go home since his parents would get really mad at him. cory tries to hide shawn, but amy and alan find him eventually and he must keep trying to escape. he eventually ends up back home
  • Cory must choose between his loyalty to his friend and his desire to do the right thing when Shawn asks him to stow him away secretly after Shawn blows up the mailbox outside Alan's story with a cherry bomb.moreless

    This episode is the first real introduction to "Shawn as the bad boy" theme of the show. Shawn is presented as a character who could "go either way" as it were--he has the chance of falling into dangerous behavior and essentially becoming a criminal, or he can make the right choices, listen to the positive influences of Cory, the Matthews, and Mr. Feeny and rise above his broken home and questionable upbringing to be a good man.

    In this episode, we see Cory as torn between whether or not to help Shawn escape or to "turn him in" to his parents and get him rehabilitated. In short, this episode is the beginning of a long series that could have been titled "Cory Helps Shawn Not Screw Up His Life."moreless
  • Shawn blows up a mailbox with a cherry bomb and refuses to go home so he takes refuge in Cory's house.

    I say, Shawn is quite agile when it comes to climbing out windows and being out on the roof.

    I got a question though, when everything went black at the end, why did the phone lose its connection? The phone and electricty are two totally different things. Of course, if he put 26 bills in the box when it was blown up I guess my question seems kind of pointless.

    I have to give Cory credit for standing up to Shawn at the end too. He gives up at least 4 inches to him doesn't he?

    And when Shawn got up and left after the lights went out that had to be the funniest part of the episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Cory and Shawn act as if they haven't seen each other for the entire month that Shawn was grounded...but they would have seen each other at least 5 days out of every week, in school!

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Corey: Oh it's not Monday?
      Mr. Feeny: All week long you two ache to leave this classroom and here you both are in the middle of the night, sneaking into it.

    • (Shawn is hiding under the desk)
      Mr. Feeny: Well, I guess the room is empty. What a perfect time to set fire to my desk.

    • Amy: Cory, Shawn has always reminded your dad of someone he knew when he was a kid.
      Cory (to Alan): You had a best friend like Shawn?
      Alan: No; I was like Shawn. I had a best friend like you.
      Cory: You did?
      Alan: Mm hmm; And when I was about 12 years old I got into trouble once and I considered my options. I could hop a train to California. I could start my life at 13, get a job at 14, be married at 15, have kids at 16. I thought it was a great idea.
      Cory: Sounds like a dumb idea to me.
      Alan: Oh you think so, huh?
      Cory: Yeah. Just because you make one little mistake you don't want to throw your whole life away.
      Alan: You see, guys like you and my best friend Richy, that's the way you think. Guys like me and Shawn, we don't think like that.
      Cory: Did you ever go to California?
      Alan: No.
      Cory: Well, what happened?
      Alan: I dunno; somehow I ended up here, in a room, with you.

    • Shawn: I was standing outside the Market Giant.
      Cory: You blew up the Market Giant?! That's my dad's store, I have mixed feelings.

    • Mr. Feeny : Mr. Matthews, unhand that Minkus!

    • Cory: I'm Accomplice-Boy!

    • Shawn: The cops are after me, maybe even the FBI. You're not involved...unless you want to be.
      Cory: I'm in!

    • Eric: I know what you're hiding
      Cory: You do?
      Eric: Yup, I tried the same thing when I was your age. The noises, the food sneaking, the look on your face at dinner...YOU'RE HIDING A PUPPY!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Title: The Fugitive

      The episode's title is taken from the name of the popular 1963 television series, which was turned into a popular movie in 1993, and an unpopular television series in 2000.