If you haven’t seen Girl Meets World 3×02 on the Watch Disney App/website yet, do not continue reading.
The second part does a lot better job of allowing us to see what the gang will be like in high school, as well as answering questions left open from Part 1.
We finally got to find out why the Seniors were doing what they were doing: They once were a group of 6 that got split up because one half wanted to jump right in and the other wanted to take their time. The 3 that wanted to jump right in realized that they had made a mistake and never apologized to their other friends. They wanted to make sure that those that came after them learned from their mistakes and history wouldn’t repeat itself.
Personally, I thought that their reasoning behind it all was a good one, especially the bit about how the gang’s safe place was each other and that they would only survive high school if they stuck together. I did not like the furthering of the love triangle. Not only do we have the Lucas/Maya/Riley triangle, we now have the triangle between the Seniors. If the fact that the Seniors triangle has not been figured out in 4 years is a clue to when the original triangle is going to be resolved, I will scream. Then again, the writers on twitter have said that the triangle gets resolved this season, so hopefully they are not trolling us.
My favorite part of the episode is when Lucas owned up to his actions and realized that he had abandoned his friends. Not only did Lucas own up to it, but so did Farkle. It’s always nice to see the characters learn the lesson on their own without Corey’s or Riley’s influence. This moment was great character development for both Lucas and Farkle, and I hope we see more of it throughout the season.
We also got to see the dark side of Riley: She hopes that Lucas has a really bad day. While most would think that that wish is not really dark, for Riley it is and it shows how she has grown as well. In Season 1 she never would have said something like that, but I think Girl Meets Rileytown allowed her to realize that she can show when she is hurt or upset and that she doesn’t always have to be happy.
Next up is Girl Meets Jexica: Riley makes a pretend profile online in order to become more popular. Part of me thinks this will be a continuation of Girl Meets Rileytown, and I am so ready for it. This show seems to be at its best when it tackles hot topics, and I expect Jexica will be one of the highlights of Season 3.