|Original Airdate||October 8, 1999|
|Written by||Jeff Menell|
|Directed by||Jeff McCracken|
|Guest starring||Julius Carry as Sgt. Alvin Moore|
While Shawn begs to be taken back by Angela from across the apartment door, Angela's Father enters and asks some questions. Shawn is left outside (with Cory), but Sgt. Moore notices that he doesn't seem to understand that the relationship is over. Angela says it's not her problem, and then asks why he's there. Sgt. Moore says he come to talk about the school's ROTC program, but he's much more interested in spending time with his daughter.
At Sgt. Moore's meeting the following day, Cory points out that no one wants to join the army. As soon as Sgt. Moore asks who's unhappy, everyone's hands shoot up. Later on, as Sgt. Moore leads a training session, only Shawn is trying. He keeps the pace with Sgt. Moore while everyone else stops and gets burgers. When they're doing push ups, everyone gives up, except Shawn, who keeps going. As Sgt. Moore talks to Shawn, Shawn reveals that his father died and his mother ran off. Twice. Angela enters, asking why her father is late to her dinner plans. He says he didn't expect anybody to last this long and Angela, seeing that it is Shawn, poignantly tells him that he can't get to her through him.
In the student union, Sgt. Moore asks for some information about Shawn from Mr. Feeny. Feeny says that Shawn is a great kid who's overcome many obstacles and he truly loves Angela. He always assumed Angela felt the same way about Shawn. Cory is there too, and he says it's all Topanga's fault, and that she's "poison," but he loves her anyway.
A bit later, Sgt. Moore finds Angela at her apartment. He brings Shawn, and tells her that it is time to talk about her mother. She says she doesn't want to, but it doesn't matter, because he told Shawn anyway. Angela gets upset, but Shawn asks why she didn't tell him, because it probably would have brought them closer. Tearfully, Angela admits that she's afraid she'd leave him. Her father movingly reminds her that she isn't her mother, and the difference is that her mother wasn't in love, but she is. Finally, Shawn and Angela reunite.
Meanwhile, Eric swears revenge on Topanga for beating him up. He dons many disguises, including a lady in a huge hat, hiding behind a glass counter, an enormous tree, Farmer John in a painting, and finally a couch cushion at the apartment. He tries to sneak attack her, but fails because he told her exactly when he planned to do it. The tag involved this plot, but was cut because the actors couldn't do their lines. In the scene, Eric was supposed to pop up from the couch, disguised as a big red cushion. Instead, the show's producers kept the outtakes in as the tag.
The final scene of this episode was never finished due to the actors cracking up on every take. Therefore, instead of airing the final scene as it was originally written, the tag for the episode contains several takes of the actors attempting to complete the scene.
This scene can be viewed as evidence for why Rider Strong & Will Friedle are rarely on screen together - Strong stated after Boy Meets World finished that the writers tried to avoid their characters interacting, as the two could rarely film a scene together without laughing.