7-10 Pickett Fences
Summary by: Laura
Orginal Air Date: 1999-11-21
Writer: Erica Montofolo
Director: Jerry Levine
Extendo Summary: The show opens with Cory and Topanga living temporarily in the nice apartment with Shawn, Angela and Rachel. Shawn and Angela have been keeping house right nicely, acting as the mature adults while Cory and Topanga gravitate towards the role of their children. Rachel tells the group she's going to move out and take a resident advisor position, thereby leaving Shawn and Angela alone to live in sin in the nice apartment.
The couple then tells Topanga and Cory they need to get out and live on their own, so they start looking around at places to live. They find a house with a nook that they both love, but Cory's parents refuse to sign the loan application they need to make a down payment, saying that they want Cory and Topanga to work for their own home and life.
Back at their crappy married dorm, Shawn tells them it's not so bad, if they fix it up a little. Cory and Topanga realize they're going to have to live there, since there's no way they can pay for the house on their own. Cory is proud of himself when he manages to fix the pipes so the brown water runs clear, and Topanga babysits a neighbor's child, eliciting the neighbor's praise, "I'm glad you're here."
Back at the apartment, Shawn tells Angela he can't really be happy with all they have because they came by it too easy. People are helping them pay their rent (who?), and nothing they have really belongs to them. He says he envies Cory and Topanga's position and Angela asks if he wants to get married (because as soon as you get married, you become poor?), but the two decide they are not ready for that.
Rating: 2. This is an all right episode, and perhaps I've seen it too much to really enjoy it anymore, but there's nothing really to love. Cory and Topanga are brats, but they learn an important lesson about how starting out poor can be fun and bring you together as a couple, they have good chemistry together trying to make it on their own. Shawn and Angela are sort of insufferable, but no more than usual. The real downer is Eric's lack of a major role. Back | Back to Season 7 Episode Guide | Next