Boy Meets World

Season 6 Episode 13

We'll Have A Good Time Then

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 22, 1999 on ABC
9.6
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When Chet unexpectedly shows up at Pennbrook, he promises to stay. Shawn doesn't believe him, however, and during an ensuing argument, Chet has a heart attack and ends up in the hospital.

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  • 10
    Wow...that's one word to describe this episode. After the first time I saw this, "Wow" is exactly what I felt. This episode was written beautifully by the writers and the acting was just amazing!



    Shawn was already in a depressing state because off all of the complications with Angela, but when his dad pops up for an unexpected visit, I think that's when Shawn starts to snap.



    Matt Lawrence gave one of his best performances in this episode, and he proved to be a stronger actor than what I thought. His role of being the boy who didn't and barely knows his father was great!



    This episode was one of Rider Strong's best performances too, and Rider's given some memorable performances in Boy Meets World's seven years. I could completely feel his emotion when he gave his speech to Jack about how lucky he is to not feel his pain. Rider's acting is just superb in this episode! I have no idea how he isn't a more recognized actor!



    I also loved Alan and Chet's talk in the hospital. I still can't believe that if Chet would have survived, he would have taken off again! How could he do that to his sons? When Chet and Shawn have their final talk, I was almost in tears. It makes me wonder if Chet really would have stayed around for Jack and Shawn after this talk with a very despondent Shawn. To me, this was Blake Clark's best scene in the show as a minor character. This scene was also another one of Rider Strong's more powerful scenes. Both actors put a ton of emotion in this scene, and some people say that it was over-done, but I say it was just right.



    All in all, one of the best Boy Meets World episodes and definitely on my top ten episode list!moreless
  • if the end doesn't make you sad you have no soul

    10
    I love this episode. Easily one of the saddest episodes of this show, if not the saddest. It is so emotional when at the end the doctor reveals Chet did die. The episode as a whole had little laughs from what I remember, but that is OK when the episode itself is this good. I liked Chet and I wish he could have stayed, but apparently the writers had a much different plan. Easily one of the most emotional episodes of a show, especially a sitcom like this. My overall grade for this episode is a very easy A+. Perfectmoreless
  • Blue

    10
    This is no doubt one of the best but saddest episodes ever in the show. What I loved about this episode is everyone was at their emotional best from the supporting cast to Ryder Strong himself.



    We see how interally conficted Shawn is about his father. From the depth he reveals about his father indeed Chet really wasn't that good of a father due to the fact that he has distanced himself from both Shawn as well as Jack which has failed to produce deep connection, but strangely he still loves him as well as Chet loves him back. It's just as heartbreaking for Jack as we see in one arguement scene, Shawn says he had it made but as we see despite the nice life and family Jack had it wasn't all roses and cream; Jack had it just as hard knowing he was adopted and has never known his real father at all, it was just sad hearing the fact Jack never got one birthday gift or much of a card from him. There are even a lot of other things that happen during the ordeal that have caused significant character developments like Cory who for a while was scared of the fact of the connection between both him and Topanga would be perminant but of course finally able to write down his wedding vow knowing he's even more afraid not to be connected at all. And of course the love triangle between Jack, Rachel, and Eric is resolved it may have been a little sad on one count for Eric but it felt right for Jack, it was obvious that Rachel was a lot more closer to Jack and likewise for him.



    It was really heartfelt when Chet does the right thing in the end which is to not leave both his son's ever again. But of course the ending was downright heartbreaking when we see that Chet had another stroke and passed away, I remember I couldn't help but cry at that point. Connection and Love are sometimes all we need in life even in the end of all things.moreless
  • one of the saddest episodes on boy meets world

    9.3
    Shawn and jacks father returns and promises to stay in their lives and hang around, but when he gets offered a job in Vegas, Shawn gets angry at him knowing that he will leave them again. When he gets a heart attack and put in the hospital, everyone is upset and Shawn tells jack a little something about what his childhood with his father was actually like. Chet dies but not before Shawn tells him that he needed him and still does. This was a really sad episode. Shawn's speech, especially the bit about him sitting by the TV waiting for his father to say something to him was so sad. The picture as the present was nice. I think if he hadn't of died, he would've stayed around because he was needed there.moreless
  • Sad episode.

    10
    Chet, Shawn and Jack’s father, comes in to visit. He has a heart attack and is put in the hospital. Shawn is really angry with him because of what he did during Shawn’s childhood. Chet was never around for him, and when he was, he was either drunk or not paying attention to him at all. Cory and Topanga write their wedding vows. Chet dies.



    This was an extremely sad, yet awesome episode! I really felt for Shawn and it’s hard for him because he never really knew his father, even though he’s been with him. Jack is also unlucky because he never knew his father at all. This was so sad and emotional. I give it a 10!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

Maitland Ward

Maitland Ward

Rachel Kimberly McGuire (Seasons 6+)

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