|Season 5, Episode 8|
November 14, 1997
As Cory and Topanga watch Angela and Shawn on their simultaneous, but separate dates at Chubbie's, they can see how unhappy their friends are. Cory tries to convince Shawn to date Angela by revealing that the purse's contents were hers, but Shawn remains skeptical, believing that he'd know if she were perfect after their two weeks together. Nevertheless, Shawn looks into Angela's eyes (as Cory instructs) and realizes he's deeply in love. Of course, this has an adverse affect. Shawn suddenly becomes nervous and speechless around Angela, but Angela manages to corner him and ask him on a date to Chubbie's anyway.
Before going to Chubbie's, Shawn admits to Cory that he is concerned about giving up his player's lifestyle. Cory reaffirms him, and Shawn meets Angela at their date. When things seem to be going well, Angela asks Shawn to go see a movie, and Shawn suggests Friday. Angela reveals that she already has a date with Ted. Immediately, Shawn begins to ask if they can be like Cory and Topanga. Angela says she doesn't consider her and Shawn a couple, and makes a quick exit as Shawn falls apart. Shawn seeks Cory for advice, and Cory tells him he believes that Angela really wants a relationship, despite how she's acting.
Shawn decides to try again, but at a less opportune time. He barges in on Angela's date with Ted, scaring Ted away. Angela says that neither of them have had a serious relationship and wouldn't know what to do. After some cajoling, though, Angela agrees to a date.
Cory makes plans for Shawn and Angela at Barelli's, a very fancy restaurant that he and Topanga frequent. The two show up, with Cory and Topanga there at another table, but both are out of their element. They feel very uncomfortable in the fancy setting. Shawn admits that the whole thing was Cory's idea, and the two loosen up (with Shawn removing his tie) and order a burger and some fries, much to the dismay of the Maitre d'.
Meanwhile, Cory and Topanga face their own relationship problems. While trying to aid his buddy, Cory becomes so sentimental about everything that it drives Topanga crazy. He's upset that she doesn't seem to care about a very special anniversary, but Topanga doesn't know what for. At Barelli's, Cory finally tells her that it is their anniversary of going to Barelli's for the first time. Topanga yells that she's fed up with acting like a boring elderly couple. Cory learns his lesson, and makes out with Topanga on the table, much to the dismay of the Maitre d'.
Also, because Jack's mom is going on a cruise, Jack and Eric decide to host Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the two are totally inept and have no idea what they're doing. Eric even tries to make ice sculptures, but that helps nothing. Just as the Matthews are about to show up, all seems lost. Luckily, everyone comes with their own food, and Thanksgiving is saved.
- Ben Savage as Cory Matthews
- Rider Strong as Shawn Hunter
- Will Friedle as Eric Matthews
- Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence
- William Daniels as George Feeny (minor role)
- Matthew Lawrence as Jack Hunter
- Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews (minor role)
- Betsy Randle as Amy Matthews (minor role)
- William Russ as Alan Matthews
- This is part 2 of the Shawn and Angela purse story
- George Feeny Amy Matthews and Morgan Matthews all have minor roles and appear only appear in the last scene and have only one line each
- Eric mentions the last thanksgiving claiming that Feeny had been over, however the previous season's thanksgiving was spent at the Hunter home. (Turkey Day)