Shawn and Cory are strong-armed into helping Frankie charm Gloria, the girl of his dreams. Their tips help Frankie score a date with Gloria. The problem is Gloria just happens to be Harley Keiner's current girlfriend.
Cory and Shawn are a hit on the school's radio show with their new matchmaking show "Lunchtime Lust". Mr. Feeny thinks the show is in bad taste; he cancels the show and fires the boys. Cory and Shawn aren't happy with being silenced and fight the system any way they can to get back on the air.
Eric and Jason's plans to tour Europe may be ruined if Eric can't get his grades up in time. He enlists the help of a tutor who, instead of offering study tips, offers Eric the answers to an important test. Eric must decide whether to cheat and ensure his trip to Europe or to use his own intellect and risk failure.
Shawn starts hanging out with a dangerous crowd after being dumped because of his social standing. Shawn decides his place in life is on the streets with bullies and criminals instead of in school with his friends. Cory sets out to prove to his best friend that a person's honorability is not determined by his birthplace. Meanwhile, Eric lies about how good a skater he is so he can go out with a girl named Valerie.
Cory joins the wrestling team to make a name for himself, but eventually realizes that he doesn't have to prove anything. Cory and Topanga's mutual interest in each other is revealed for the first time.
It's career day at the high school! Everyone has a parent visit the class to explain their occupation. Cory's dad Alan is embarrassed to give a speech about being a grocer and he succeeds in boring the class. Shawn's father Chet makes a surprise appearance and steals the show. Later, Chet tells Shawn some bad news: his mother Verna has run away with their trailer again. Chet is preparing to go after her, leaving Shawn behind to fend for himself.
Shawn is invited to stay with the Matthews after Chet takes off. He starts to feel like a burden and sneaks out. Shawn ends up on Mr. Turner's doorstep yet again, where Turner gives him a lecture about finding direction in life.
Topanga leaves for a summers and comes back a woman. Cory finally gets the courage to ask her out. When he does he finds out that Shawn is dating Topanga. Cory is in a jealous rage and he asks Topanga's best friend, Trini, to be his date. In the end Cory finds out Shawn and Topanga set him up. So Cory asks Topanga out and she says yes.
Shawn scores a date with *the* Veronica Watson, one of the most sought after girls in school. Shawn's plans are on the verge of being spoiled when he remembers Mr. Turner is going out of town and Shawn is supposed to stay at the Matthews. Shawn's date starts out as a disaster, considering the Matthews early curfew and crowded house. Hormones take over and Shawn decides to take Veronica to Turner's empty apartment. One problem: Jonathan just happens to be home on the couch with his girlfriend!
When Cory's emotions get the best of him, he catches Topanga off guard and tells her that he loves her. The next day, Shawn accosts Cory for saying "the L word" because all the girls in school will want to hear it. Topanga's evasive attitude confuses Cory and he is left completely bewildered when Topanga breaks up with him.
Cory and Shawn break into school to turn in a late chemistry paper. When Cory accidentally causes a fire, he pulls the alarm and runs away. The next day at school, Cory is called a hero because Janitor Bud was asleep in the school when the alarm went off. Bud saw Cory running away from the fire and told everyone Cory saved his life. Cory savors the perks of his popularity while still feeling guilty for causing the dangerous fire.
Shawn decides to keep a pig he found in the trailer park and argues with Topanga on keeping a wild animal in the city. Cory is caught in the middle when the two force him to take sides. Meanwhile, Eric tries to schmooze Mr. Feeny by going to the opera with him.
It's New Year's Eve and everyone has plans for midnight festivities. Unfortunately, so does the rest of Philadelphia; nearly all forms of transportation are booked solid. The group has to take the subway but the night takes on a new turn when the train breaks down.