6 Times Cory and Topanga Get Together in Boy Meets World

Cory and Topanga get together six separate times throughout Boy Meets World’s seven seasons. However, because of the show’s continuity issues, on-screen references to their relationship rarely match what transpired in previous episodes.

Below, Circa 98 examines the six definitive times Cory and Topanga get together.

Season 1, Episode 4: Cory’s Alternative Friends

Most fans remember that Topanga was almost an entirely different character in Season 1. As a result, her hippie/outcast persona is considered a turn-off to Cory, who is assigned to work with her on a school project.

Despite Cory’s unease, Topanga visits The Matthews’ home, where they work on the project. Later in the episode, Cory attempts to straighten his hair, which ends disastrously. His unkempt hair now classifies him as an outcast, like Topanga.

Cory’s new status as an outcast forces him to spend more time around Topanga and other non-judgemental students. He even helps them strategize a protest to save their school librarian’s job, which involves handcuffing themselves to the lockers.

At the end of the episode, Topanga kisses Cory while he’s handcuffed to his locker. The writers bill the incident as Cory’s first kiss.

Oddly enough, Topanga does not even appear in the next several episodes, and when she does return later in the season, the two are not a couple.

Season 1, Episode 21: Boy Meets Girl

When Shawn starts dating his classmate Hillary, Cory gets jealous and decides to pursue a date. After consulting with Minkus, he approaches the only girl he knows, Topanga.

Cory first asks Topanga on a date to Burger World, but when she points out her vegetarianism, he agrees to take her to the International House of Salads (IHOS).

Once Alan and Amy learn of Cory’s disingenuous motives, they tell him to cancel the date for Topanga’s sake. Instead of telling her the truth, he lies and claims to have the flu, which inspires her to show up at his house with tea.

Once Topanga arrives at his house, Cory teaches her to shoot baskets with laundry, and she suggests Mother’s Day gifts for the upcoming holiday. While they had already kissed in a previous episode, their spark seems to reignite here.

Season 2, Episode 9: Fear Strikes Out

Cory attends a makeout party where students are chosen randomly to make out with each other in the closet. Before the party, Cory’s brother Eric psyched him into believing he would “choke” at the party.

When Cory and Topanga are assigned to each other, they spend their time talking instead of kissing. When the rest of the class learns that Cory didn’t kiss Topanga, they tease him incessantly.

Later, Cory’s parents learn of Eric’s previous antics and force him to help Cory repair his reputation. Eric recommends bringing Topanga to a poetry reading. Cory agrees and ends up making out with her during one of the readings.

The last scene of the episode shows Topanga walking by Cory’s lunch table with her friends. She says hi, and all the friends laugh. It appears from this that they are at least dating, but by the next episode, Cory is already dating another girl.

Season 3, Episode 1: My Best Friend’s Girl

The Season 3 premiere is the first time Cory and Topanga officially get together as boyfriend and girlfriend. Cory confides in Shawn that he’d been preparing the nerve to ask her out all summer and that he plans to do so on the first day of school.

Despite his intentions, Cory repeatedly gets cold feet and finds himself behaving increasingly awkwardly around Topanga. In response, Shawn and Trini devise a plan to expedite the process. Shawn asks Topanga out himself as a ruse to make Cory jealous.

Trini does her part by tricking Cory into being her date for the same movie. The method works, and Cory ends up with Topanga by the end of the episode. The final scene establishes that Cory and Topanga are now an exclusive couple.

Season 3, Episode 21: The Happiest Show On Earth

Season 3 also represents the first instance when Cory and Topanga get back together. After breaking up with Topanga earlier in Season 3, Cory regrets their mutual decision and discovers his inability to live without her.

When Topanga wins a class trip to Disney World, Cory enlists Shawn to travel with him to Orlando to win her back. Cory pulls a series of performative stunts to try to gain Topanga’s attention.

Though, at first, she resists, Topanga relents to his advances at the end of the episode. They kiss in front of the waterfall and become a couple once again. 

Season 5, Episode 20: Starry Night

After Cory and Topanga’s estrangement resulting from his escapade at the ski loft with Lauren and a subsequent night of drinking, Topanga decides to start dating other people. She ends up meeting a guy named Ricky Ferris at an art exhibit.

After Angela encourages Topanga to give Ricky a chance, she agrees to go out with him. During the date, Ricky kisses Topanga in what seems to be a romantic moment. However, Topanga later reveals that she “felt nothing” from Ricky’s kiss.

Her lack of chemistry with Ricky helps her determine that Cory is her soulmate. Later in the episode, Topanga takes Cory to a sentimental playground near their houses (though it had never been previously seen or referenced in the series).

While at the playground, the infamous couple gets back together in one of the series’ most infamous scenes.

Season 7, Episode 4: No Such Thing As a Sure Thing

After learning of her parent’s divorce, Topanga calls off her wedding with Cory at the end of Season 6. In Season 7, Cory does everything possible to win her back, including traveling to Pittsburgh with Shawn in an attempt to reunite her parents.

Cory’s efforts fail after learning that Jedidiah cheated on Rhiannon with another woman. It takes a surprise visit from Topanga’s mother (at Topanga’s off-campus apartment) to convince her to get back with Cory.

Topanga finally relents and resumes the engagement with renewed optimism. Their status is cemented when they make out together at a Penbrook pep rally, marking the final time that Cory and Topanga get back together in the series.

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