|It's About Time|
|Original Airdate||November 5, 1999|
|Written by||Patti Carr and Lara Runnels|
|Directed by||Jerry Levine|
|Guest starring||John Balma as Hotel Man, Marcia Cross as Rhiannon Lawrence, Gene Dynarski as E.J. Peterman, Willie Garson as Minister, Mark Harelik as Jedediah Lawrence|
As Rhiannon, Angela, and Rachel pretty Topanga up for her wedding, Shawn enters in a huff. He's upset because Cory is bossing him around and because Cory doesn't understand how hard it is for him. Topanga doesn't take to Shawn's outburst very well, beginning to choke him until everyone else in the room stops her. Back at his house, Cory is having troubles of his own feeling that Shawn is incompetent in his role in the wedding. Shawn, furious at Cory, refuses to attend the wedding and storms out.
With Eric as the new best man, Alan, Cory, Mr. Feeny and Jack are stranded at the house in their underwear. Eric shows and says the tuxedos are in the limo to the wedding, which was supposed to be at the house. Cory is impressed, which makes him only more bitter towards Shawn. They all show up at the Philadelphia Victorian Hotel, and everyone is suspicious about how Eric managed to get the wedding moved to such a fancy place. They're suspicions are only confirmed when a hotel man calls Eric "Mr. Peterman." Topanga prepares with Angela and Rachel in the back room, and all three of them are very excited.
As the wedding begins, things seem to go smoothly, except that the priest keeps calling Cory and Topanga Howard and Myra Peterman. Also, Eric forgot the rings but Shawn shows up just in the nick of time with the rings in hand. Cory apologizes, and Shawn says he should have, but this only angers Cory. They fight, and Shawn is very upset that he feels like he's losing his best friend, who doesn't even want to talk about it. Shawn calms down and tells Cory to marry Topanga, and the wedding proceeds.
Cory and Topanga movingly exchange their vows (Topanga pretty much delivers hers to both Cory and Shawn), and Cory and Topanga are officially married. At the reception, everyone is dancing. Also, Alan and Amy are suspicious of Eric's arrangement. Shawn delivers his speech, which is about Topanga being Cory's new best friend. Also, Eric gives his present: a key to the honeymoon suite. Before he's done talking, Cory's taken Topanga and the key and has rushed up to the room.
Finally, everyone questions exactly how Eric pulled it off. He says that, as he picked up the tuxedos, he overheard people discussing the Peterman wedding. He merely called the hotel, and had the wedding pushed up. Nobody thinks a hotel manager would be that stupid, but when Eric points out the man, they understand how it happened. When the real Mr. Peterman shows up, Eric acknowledges that it has hit the fan and tells everyone to "run like hell!"
"I wasn’t sure this day would ever come. But you were. I wasn’t sure that love could survive everything we put it through. But you were. You were always strong and always sure. And now I know that I want you to stand beside me for the rest of my life. That’s what I’m sure of."
"Ever since I was young, I never really understood anything about the world and I never understood anything that happened in my life. The only thing that ever made sense to me was you ... and how I felt about you. That’s all I’ve ever known., and that’s enough. That’s enough for me for the rest of my life, Topanga."
Shawn's best man speechEdit
"Cory and I have been best friends all our lives. And, um, this wedding’s been kinda hard for me because I know - no matter how much we may avoid talking about it - Cory and I aren’t gonna be best friends forever. Things are changing between us. Things have always been changing. We’ve had to deal with life ... and death ... and Feeny. But no matter what we faced, we always faced it together. So, then how can we possibly be upset with each other on his wedding day? Well, it’s because deep down I think Cory and I both know that we’re not gonna be best friends anymore. And that’s the way it should be. So, this is to Topanga: Cory’s wife … and new best friend."
Shawn:(Topanga is choking him and he calls out to his dead father) Dad! I'm coming, Dad.