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Girl Meets Gravity Girl Meets World - Season 2, Episode 1
Aired May 11, 2015

Girl Meets Gravity

Riley and Maya are initially excited about starting a new grade without Cory as their teacher, but their excitement is short-lived when their new teachers do not run their classroom like Cory does. Meanwhile, after Mrs. Svorski asks Topanga to take on a greater role at the bakery, they all learn a lesson about appreciating the people around you while you can.

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Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Mrs. Svorski, William Daniels as Mr. Feeny, Cheryl Texiera as Katy Hart, Delon De Metz as Mr. Martinez, Senta Moses as Alterna-Cory, Lauren Reel as Alterna-Riley, Quinn Hunchar as Alterna-Maya, Devan Key as Alterna-Lucas, Harrison Schick as Alterna-Farkle

Written by: Randi Barnes

Directed by: Rider Strong

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Notes

  • The title refers to the speech Riley gave at Mrs. Svorski's memorial service. Riley said "the truth is we need to circle the ones we love for as long as they're here. We need to hold them close because no matter how far we travel, they are the ones who hold us in place. It's gravity, and without it we'd all just float away from each other."
  • Cory's lesson talks about "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, which he says is his favorite play.

Quotes (27)

Farkle: Farkle time, sir?
Teacher: Go ahead, kid. You gotta farkle, you gotta farkle.

Teacher: Okay, let's get started. Belgium, 1831.
Farkle: Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

Maya: So that's nice, that's nice. Your dad's at school. Your mom's at our hang-out. That's nice. That's nice.
Riley: You're laughing at me?
Maya: Inside I'm crying so hard.

Farkle: Hey, look at your feet. They're naked!
Maya: Eyes up here, buddy.

Recap

Riley delivers a speech in front of a cosmic background, explaining how she and her friends are "the center of the universe - at least that's what I thought".

Topanga goes to Riley's bedroom to find her still in bed. RIley worries that Cory is going to be her teacher again, but Topanga says they won't be doing that. After Cory joins them, he explains how he and Topanga went through the same thing with their "sixth-grade to college" teacher, Mr. Feeny. After Maya climbs through the window, she joins Riley in bed, until she's also convinced Cory won't be their teacher again this year. Believing they're the kings of middle school and are finally free of Cory's control, Riley and Maya leave through the window, forgetting to take their shoes with them.

At school, and still without footwear, Farkle meets Maya and Riley in the hallway and wonders who their teacher will be this year. As they walk to class, they run into Lucas, prompting an awkward exchange between him and Riley, who haven't properly spoken about their kiss. When the bell rings, Riley and Maya cautiously enter the classroom, dreading that they will see Cory once again behind the desk. After they uncover their eyes, they're pleased to see a young new teacher instead. Their excitement wanes when the new teacher doesn't run his classroom the same way Cory did. Mr. Martinez wants them to sit at their desk, be quiet and raise their hand to speak, and he thinks Farkle time is a euphemism. When Riley gets up and touches his face, Mr. Martinez quits. Their replacement teacher is none other than Cory.

Riley is unhappy that Cory is yet again their teacher. Farkle and Lucas enjoy Cory's teaching style, but Riley and Maya decide they want to be transferred to another class. Unexpectedly for them, Cory lets them transfer without any hassle. When Topanga and Auggie visit Mrs. Svorski's bakery, she asks Topanga to spend more time there. Mrs. Svorski recognizes the bakery needs a new lease of life as it's tired and knows its time is up. After Auggie no longer finds Mrs. Svorski's joke funny, Mrs. Svorski asks him to tell his mommy that the world is changing and the bakery needs changing too. Mrs. Svorski says the bakery should soon be Topanga's as the world keeps turning, and life goes to the next people.

When Riley and Maya arrive at their new classroom, the teacher tells them they're late, they don't get to talk, and they have to sit separately from each other at the back of the class. Riley and Maya are uncomfortable being away from each other and not being the center of attention. Maya grows even more uncomfortable when she realizes the classroom is packed with weird clones of themselves. The teacher grows tired of their attention seeking and throws them out. Back in Cory's classroom, he begins to teach the class about  "Our Town", his favorite play. When Riley and Maya join the class, he explains that they haven't missed anything and the real lesson begins now.

Riley and Maya are at Mrs. Svorski's bakery, talking about how impossible it is to escape Cory. They're puzzled to find Topanga in their hang out and, after Cory arrives, Riley feels like her parents are always circling them - like planets. Mrs. Svorski gives Auggie a gift, an old-fashioned flour shaker from Ukraine, and says there's something important inside. Topanga tells Mrs. Svorski she's found somebody to look after the bakery when she can't be there, Katy Hart, Maya's mother. Katy arrives and puts on a Ukrainian accent for Mrs. Svorski. Mrs. Svorski is pleased to meet the new waitress, though Maya's less than happy her mother will be there all the time.

Riley and Maya explain to their parents that they need space and can't have their parents circling around them. Cory and Topanga sarcastically wonder if they're done with the parenting thing, telling Riley they're fine with this as she's a grown-up and she knows everything she needs to know. Cory and Topanga say they'll be at home, while Katy agrees to stay out of their way in the restaurant. When Riley is happy that nobody feels bad about this, Cory tells them "well, let's see what happens". Mrs. Svorski asks Katy is she's here now, which she says she is, leaving Mrs. Svorski feeling the restaurant is now in good hands. As Cory, Topanga and Auggie leave the bakery, Auggie looks back to see Mrs. Svorski looking around her bakery.

As Riley's speech continues, quoting Cory's favorite play, she is revealed to be giving the speech at a memorial service for Mrs. Svorski in the bakery. Riley tells them how she now knows they're not the center of the universe, and she recognizes how important it is to circle the ones we love for as long as they're here. As she holds Auggie, she wonders what's inside the flour shaker Mrs. Svorski gave Auggie. They find a note inside which reads "It's not My-Kranian bakery, I'm dead."

Back at the apartment, Cory picks up the telephone and calls Mr. Feeny to check if he's doing okay. Mr. Feeny tells him he's still here.

Comments (3)

jennifer United States, 02:26 May 12 2015.
I like all of the game and bmw episodes as I grew up on bmw but even though I am 38 almost 39 I still watch game also like the fact bmw characters are starting to be on gmw
Gabby United States, 21:03 May 11 2015.
It just keeps getting better and better.

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Fiona Wrobel United States, 15:26 May 11 2015.
I cant wait to watch on my ipod

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