It’s a little unfortunate that it was such public knowledge that Shawn Hunter was getting engaged on “Girl Meets World” Friday night, given that in so many ways, it could have been one of the bigger surprises of the entire series’ run … let alone what was on “Boy Meets World.” It felt for some time that it was meant to be for him and Angela, but it wasn’t. Instead, he found himself swimming around and wondering just who he really was and what he could be.
There were parallels throughout the hour between Shawn and Maya, given that the two of them each suffer from identity problems at the hands of being next to a member of the Matthews family. Not only that, but they both in some ways came to a solution. Maya let loose a little bit throwing paint all over the place; by the end of it with the purple hair, she almost looked more like a character from “The Descendants” than one from this show. Also, she determined that she was going to need time to figure out who she is again … delaying Lucas and his “choice” yet again.
This is the interesting part of the Lucas story right now: He’s made a choice, but for some reason, the show keeps pushing away the reveal. For Maya, she didn’t understand the point of him revealing it now given that he would be choosing Riley in the event he was choosing anyone, mostly because she in so many ways had become Riley over the years. Riley doesn’t necessary feel the same (she thinks that Maya still at least has a part of her still in there), but it doesn’t really matter how much we talk about this given that the fact that the choice is not being made.
The Shawn Hunter – Katy proposal tonight was touching, and by far the best part of this episode. We’re a little more down on the whole Lucas mystery. We understand the point that there are more important things in the world than ‘shipping, but what the writers seem to be ignoring here is that the longer they prolong this, the more the ‘shipper community will demand an answer. It’s going to be hard to convince them otherwise, so we feel like it’s better just have a name out there so we can move forward. Overall, still a very good half-hour for the show. Grade: B+.
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