A wolf has escaped from the zoo and may be lurking the the Matthews' neighborhood. Cory investigates some movement in the bushes and believes he has been bitten by the wolf. Eric has Cory convinced that he's becoming a werewolf, when in fact he's beginning to go through puberty. This episode is important because it shows Cory growing up. He's not only beginning to show physical signs of puberty, but he's becoming more interested in girls (one in particular). He goes to see a fortune teller (Phylis Diller in a great role for her), who tells him he will become a werewolf when the moon is full, and that he will kill a girl who cares about him. Cory does everything he can to protect Topanga--since she is the only girl who cares about him. In the end he turns out to be a different kind of wolf, when he kisses Topanga. We find out in this episode that Cory and Topanga really have feelings for each other. It will be a while before they begin dating, but they are only in 7th grade.