|My Best Friend's Girl|
|Original Airdate||September 22, 1995|
|Written by||Jeffrey C. Sherman|
|Directed by||John Tracy|
|Guest starring||Brittany Murphy as Trini|
Cory meets Shawn at Mr. Turner's apartment, where Shawn has been staying all summer. Shawn is very convinced he can slum his way through school, now that he's in with a teacher. But Turner won't hear of it, and assures Shawn that he has to do his work and be on time. Once they arrive at school, Cory immediately pines for Topanga, who has grown much more attractive over the summer. Shawn urges him to ask her out, but Cory can't muster the nerve. Even in class, Cory thanks her for handing him a sheet of paper instead of asking her out, then salutes.
Topanga asks him what's going on during lunch, confused because they've always been able to talk. Cory finally tells her he was going to ask her out, but she says she already has plans. Cory feels rejected, then becomes angry when she tells him her plans are with Shawn. Cory confronts Shawn at Turner's apartment, and Mr. Turners unemployed friend, Eli Williams, confirms that Shawn broke the Gentlemen's Code of Dating. Nevertheless, Shawn remains apathetic to Cory, and goes off to firm up his plans.
Now desperately lonely, Cory seeks advice from Eric. Eric squeezes out just enough sincerity to suggest that Cory talk to Topanga's best friend to get the answers. Unfortunately, Topanga's best friend is Trini, who is extremely annoying, and Cory asks her out when they meet, in an attempt to make Topanga jealous. They all go the movie night at the school, Shawn with Topanga, and Cory with Trini. Topanga and Shawn seem to be hitting it off (as Shawn downs mints in preparation for making out), but Cory isn't getting along with Trini as he'd like to make Topanga jealous. When the evening ends, Topanga frustratedly demands that Cory tells her what's going on. Cory tells her, and asks her to be his girlfriend. She agrees, and they kiss. Just then, Shawn and Trini come back, revealing the whole thing had been a setup to get Cory and Topanga together. Cory thanks Shawn profusely.
Meanwhile, Eric becomes president of the film club so he has some extracirriculars for his college applications. Unfortunately, Mr. Feeny is forcing him to show "Paint Your Wagon", a musical featuring Clint Eastwood. Eric would rather show something gory and fun, but Feeny won't allow it. When Joey and Frankie offer their services, Eric accepts. They strongarm most of the student body into coming, but only because they said they were showing a gory, horror film. Eric obliges, trying to pull one being Feeny's back. Of course, Feeny sees it coming, and ruins the whole night, making the entire crowd scatter.