03x06 - Girl Meets Upstate

Are we running away? Is that what we're doing?

I don't wanna run away.

Maya would.

This should be your idea, not mine.

Why we do we have all of my clothes?

Get on the subway.

Wouldja just tell me where we're going?

To find you.

All my life, I always wanted to be you, Maya.

Remember how we stood here, and I put lip gloss on for the first time, because I wanted to be bad, like my best friend?

Riley, how do you see lip gloss as a bad thing?

Lip gloss? Kissing?

And that's all you taught me.

Okay. We need to find me as soon as we can.

Remember this is how we met Lucas?

Yeah. What were the odds you could just turn around and there would be a guy like...

(Both giggling)

You gonna tell us what you decided or what?

Is no one concerned about Riley and Maya?

The girls are fine.

What'dja decide?

Okay, Mr. Matthews, don't you think everyone needs to get their priorities straight?

Hey, you home?

Yeah, they're comin' to see ya.

The girls are fine.

See? Our priorities are straight.

So now we can talk about something really important, what did you decide?

(Sighs)

Hi!

Shawn.

Hey guys. Come on in.

(Theme music playing)

♪ I've been waiting ♪
♪ For a day like this to come ♪
♪ Struck like lightning ♪
♪ My heart's beating like a drum ♪
♪ On the edge ♪
♪ Of something wonderful ♪
♪ Face to face with changes ♪
♪ What's it all about? ♪
♪ Life is crazy ♪
♪ But I know ♪
♪ I can work it out ♪
♪ 'Cause I got you ♪
♪ To live it with me ♪
♪ I feel all right, I'm gonna take on the world, ♪
♪ Light up the stars, I've got some pages to turn ♪
♪ I'm singing "go-o-o" ♪
♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh ♪
♪ Take on the world, take on the world ♪
♪ Take on the world ♪
♪ Take on the world, take on the world ♪
♪ Take on the world ♪

Nice move, Maya.

Runnin' away, comin' here.

Somethin' I would do.

It wasn't my idea.

What, you did this?

Yeah, how 'bout that?

Tell him why we're here.

I don't wanna tell him.

You came all this way.

Tell me.

You made us tea?

Oh! Yeah! And I got these Swedish butter cookies.

What's become of you?

I'm evolving. It's, uh... it's actually been quite a journey.

I like who I am.

Look! Mountains!

And trees!

So many trees!

Oh, and there's that squirrel that I talk to!

Uncle Shawn, my best friend is broken, and you did it.

Me?

I need it to be you, because if it isn't you, then it's me, and I don't want it to be me, so it needs to be you!

Why are you broken?

Remember how I was tough and edgy?

Yeah.

Remember how I was just like you?

Yeah! I was tough and edgy!

Why do you have tea and Swedish butter cookies?

I don't know what you people like!

How are you my fault?

There can't be two Rileys, just like there can't be two Mayas.

For the world to work, there needs to be one Riley and one Maya.

I know that language.

That's Topanganese.

She's right.

Is she?

What happens when you meet a good influence and they start to change you for the better?

That's when your art teacher says you're incomplete.

Yeah. Tell me about it.

I know, because I had a good influence.

You're incomplete?

Look, you know, when your dad and I first met, all he wanted was to be like me?

You don't think I'm a geek?

Of course not.

You think I'm cool?

Of course not.

Then what am I?

You're Cory. I'm Shawn.

Just like it's always been.

What else do you need to know?

It was ridiculous that he wanted to be like me.

I mean, the guy had a great family.

Yeah.

He had parents who were there.

Yeah.

And then, Cory met Topanga.

Do you know what it's like to go to high school with Romeo and Juliet?

Awhh... and so, I loved Angela, because... I thought I was supposed to.

Because Cory had Topanga, and they'd influenced me.

And it didn't work.

I mean, how could it not work?

They worked. Then they had you, and I couldn't catch up.

So I don't have any of that.

I've got trees.

And that squirrel I talk to.

Hi, Stevie.

Cory Matthews messed up my life.

Yuh-oh.

And I'm not gonna let that happen to you because of some second-generation Cory Matthews.

Oh!

You're gonna protect me from her?

Didn't I say I'd always be there for you?

Like Pluto.

Be quiet, Baby Cory!

I didn't meet you 'til I was 32, but... you're the reason, Maya, that I believe I could be a father someday.

And that's not because of Cory Matthews, that's my own... what would you call that?

Voice! Ya maroons.

That's your own unique voice saying you care about me.

You should listen to it more often.

Agree with that.

Maybe I should.

So you came to see me because you've disappeared a little?

Then you came to the right place!

Let's get you back!

First! We will pinpoint the exact moment you stopped being Maya.

And then we'll see, it had nothin' to do with me.

Oh, yeah!

All those clothes I bought you.

(Chuckles) Look at that.

If y'all will excuse me, I'm gonna go to the bay window.

The girls aren't even here.

I'm meeting someone else.

This is our house!

I care about your daughter very much.

My daughter now!

I care about your daughter very much, too.

You know, Maya loves to make fun of me.

But then in Texas, she doesn't want to see me get hurt.

She gets those feelings from someone, Miss Hart.

And from what I've heard, it isn't her father.

You are a wonderful mother.

What about me, Chuckie?

I've had it.

We are wonderful mothers.

Sure y'are. Where are your daughters?

We don't know.

They're with Shawn.

They ran away to Shawn's?

I don't think they ran away from anything.

I think they went to find something.

That's a cool picture.

One of my favorites.

What were you wishin' for?

Uh, I don't remember.

Okay.

Uncle Shawn... your photos are very beautiful.

Thank you. All the ones on this wall are extra special to me.

Yeah?

What about that one?

Lost your voice?

I don't think he's lost his voice, Maya.

I think he's screaming.

That was our first date.

I know what you were wishing for, Maya.

I've wished for the same thing my entire life.

I care about your mother.

I hope that's okay.

It's okay.

Keep going!

I like you, too!

Keep going!

I'm... I'm very... extremely fond of you.

Say it!

I don't know what comes after that! I'm damaged!

I'm very extremely fond of you, too.

Say it!

You know.

Uncle Shawn... do you know of any good vintage stores around here?

No, but, all our stores have had the same stuff on the shelves for 50 years.

That'll work.

All right, let's hear it.

I'd like to sell all of my clothes, please!

That oughta do it!

This makes me feel worse.

Why?

Because I do remember her.

But just because I'm dressing like her, doesn't mean I am her or would even remember how to be her anymore.

Maya, that's nuts. You are her.

No, Riley. I get it.

Sometimes I look in that mirror and I don't even know what's lookin' back at me anymore.

Well... then we need to figure out the exact moment when you stopped being you.


(Knocking on door)

The moment has arrived.

Why do I have to be here?

Do you what kind of a shlep this is?

Is this even a place?

My GPS said "end of the world" 40 miles ago!

Why y'here, Pops?

Shawn called me. I come.

That's right. It's like ring power times a billion.

Amateurs.

What do we got here, Shawnie?

You wanna know what we got?

Well, I came all this way.

And thank you for that.

And now there's this.

(Screams)

Shawn! For... (Screams)

Yes?

You... destroyed me!

How so?

You turned me into you!

That's crazy!

No... no, no, that's not crazy.

This... is crazy!

(Cory screams)

Oh, butter cookies!

I'm wearing a cable knit sweater!

I'm... I'm wearing slacks!

You turned me into you!

Ya ain't me!

I would never wear that.

I'm Feeny!

I'm Feeny!

You're Feeny's father!

Captain Feeny!

You... destroyed me! (Cory yells)

Maya, I never meant to destroy you, I always just wanted to be your best friend.

You are, you always will be, even when we grow up and do that.

I guess I just loved you and your family so much, that every day I became a little bit more like you.

I wanted everything you had.

Is that why you liked Lucas?

Because I like him?

I don't know. I guess we'll figure that out when I'm me again.

I spent most of my life chasing what Cory and Topanga had.

Ha, ha, never caught us.

You know, knowing you, Cor, it... it changed me for the better.

But then... I don't know, maybe I just let myself change too much.

How do you change back?

By knowing that I don't want what Cory and Topanga have anymore.

I want what I'm supposed to have.

How ya gonna get it?

I'd like to sell all my clothes, please!

You seem calm.

Why wouldn't I be calm?

Oh, I don't know, because your daughter got on a train and went upstate to see Shawn?

So did yours.

Yeah, but somehow I think the story has to do with you.

Why?

Because you seem calm.

I trust that Shawn will say the right thing to her.

You know, it's something I never thought I'd see.

What?

The way his eyes light up.

I've known Shawn almost his entire life, and I have never seen his eyes light up like that.

He's really fond of Maya.

I'm not talking about Maya.

Then what are you talking about?

You know what I'm talking about.

Your eyes light up, too.

They're lighting up right now.

Katy, you are a very good actress, but you can't hide this anymore.

I love somebody?

Do you?

And somebody loves me.

Well, we look like us again.

Yeah. But you're right, Maya.

These are just clothes.

Cor?

Yeah, bud?

What made me, me?

You know what the best thing is about best friends?

You can always depend on them to know who you are.

Reckless spontaneity.

What?

You always lived in the moment, Shawn.

You never cared about what happened or what people thought.

I mean, you blew up a mailbox.

You turned Feeny's house into a bed and breakfast, and you ran away to find yourself like 76 times!

This ain't new. You wanna find yourself?

Remember your reckless spontaneity.

That's the best part of you.

And the greatest thing that ever happened to me.

Besides Mom.

I know my own life.

Thank you.

You've always been there for me.

I always will be.

Once for the girls?

Give the people what they want.

Both: Hah! Do, do, do, do, do! Do, do, do, do, do!

Do, do, do, do, do!

Yeah! All right! I remember Shawn Hunter.

Well, does that change the way you feel about me?

Yeah.

It does, Maya.

Why don't you find yourself so we can talk about it?

Riley, can we please find myself, 'cause I'd really like to hear what he has to say.

Keys to the school, please.

You can't have the keys to the school.

Hey, buddy.

Hey, buddy.

Hey!

Start finding yourself, Maya.

It'll come right back to ya.

Where we going?

Thunder.

Lightning.

I know how to get Maya back.

You gonna give us a ride or not?

We're gonna find me in here?

Yes!

This is where you are, Maya.

A blank canvas.

Fill it. Paint.

Paint what?

Whatever you feel.

Right now, I'm feelin' a little angry.

Good! Who are you angry at?

You.

Okay. Well, Shawn did have to fight with my father before he could figure out who he was.

But, I'm sure we'll be more mature than that, right?

I was a little girl, and I climbed through an open window because I heard singing.

I was attracted to what I saw inside.

It was someone safe.

Hello.

This little ray of sunshine who didn't have a care in the world.

You had everything. Family meals around a table.

I wanted that.

"How was your day, Maya?" "It was great, Dad." You had that.

You went to bed with a smile on your face every night, while I went to bed wondering if my father was going to be at the breakfast table in the morning. I wanted that!

I wanted what you had.

Every day was a new adventure... homework rebellion, sneaking out to a college party.

You were the greatest thing that ever happened to me.

I did... my job!

There you are!

Where's the purple?

Not the purple!

I did my job, too!

No! You let me become too much like you!

(Riley screams)

Why? Because I always want us to be together?

Why? Because I wanted you to be my sister, not for you to be me!

I get to be me all the time, Maya. I need you!

Come back, are you back?

Oh!

Sometimes I like to paint when it's quiet.

You know the quietest place there is? My classroom in the middle of the night.

How could I be so wrong?

Real inspiration has no hours.

A true artist knows that.

I tried to stop her.

I'm a good girl. She's a bad, bad influence.

What've we got here?

Hey, now. Look at this, is this you?

That your work?

Yeah, that's who I am.

Well, I see rage, darkness, betrayal. A distinct voice.

Just might be a pleasure working with you, Miss Hart.

So I'm complete now?

Well, you're gettin' there. Y'know why?

I'm listenin'.

Because of... this. See this? In all the chaos, you protected that one little area.

What do you see there?

I see hope.

I see a unique voice who's learned to appreciate the influence of hope.

Try not to lose that.

I won't.

And um... and who painted this?

Sorry.

Don't be. It's the greatest purple cat I've ever seen.

You'll never beat it.

Can you please paint something else now?

Oh, you.

Well... I'm expecting big things from you, Miss Hart.

Thanks, Mr. Jackson.

So am I.

Where the girls?

They're not here.

And you're sittin' in here by yourself?

Yeah. I've been here for like five hours.

Okay, this is a new level of creepy.

I'm Farkle!

I wanted to talk to you.

Riley and Maya... you love them, right?

Of course I do. How did you know?

Oh, him.

Well, so, I've said too much.

Since the first grade. Both equally.

Nothing could ever change that.

Why?

That way, you get to keep them both.

Not choosing was the best choice I ever made.

I had to choose.

Yeah, well, I'm a genius, you're an idiot with a face.

So, I made a choice.

You did?

Wow. Well, you couldn't go wrong, Lucas.

Yeah. They're both lovely, wonderful girls.

Who turn into this at night.

What happened to you two?

Road trip.

Went looking for Maya.

Oh. Did you find her?

You make a decision about us, Ranger Rick?

I did.

Yeah?

Well, it doesn't matter.

Yeah, it does!

Yeah, we've been waitin' for like, two years.

No. It doesn't matter because... you picked Riley.

What? How do you know?

Yay! Oh, I'm so sorry, Maya. Yay!

Because no matter who you picked, you picked Riley.

You pick her, you got Riley, you pick me, you got Riley.

'Cause that's who I've been lately.

What do you wanna do?

I need to decide whatever way I like you, and not whatever way the little Mary Sunshine part of me skippin' around in there likes you.

Okay, I don't skip.

You skip.

It's the safest way to travel.

Y'know what else I do?

This.

Maya, I want you to know that you've been a big influence on me, too.

Thanks.

And when you find yourself? Please don't lose me completely.

We'll see how it goes.

Do you think I'm a geek?

Of course not.

Do you think I'm cool?

Of course not.

Then what am I?

You're Riley. And I'm Maya, just like it's always been.

Riley?

Yeah, it's me.

Maya?

Almost.

Lucas?

Not yet.

We've decided we're gonna take a breath first and find out who we all are.

Isn't that how adults would do it?

I have been reminded... that you can't help but be influenced by the people or the events of your life.

Where were you guys?

We had to pick somethin' up.

And these can cause you to... lose a part of yourself sometimes, or... forget who you are for a while... or what you need... to be what you've always wanted to be.

I've been unfair to you.

You don't know me.

Y-You don't even know that I'm a creature of...

What was it?

Reckless spontaneity.

Shawn, what are you saying?

I love your daughter... and I'm in love with you.

I want us to take care of each other forever.

Do you wanna get married?

Yes.