Cory and Shawn sneak out to Mr. Feeny's cabin in the mountains for a weekend of unsupervised mischief. They get more than they bargained for when Mr. Feeny catches them and end up learning a few things about their old teacher.
Cory is getting bored in his relationship with Topanga and goes to a party at another school with Shawn. Cory is having the time of his life until he finds out the hot French girl all the guys are salivating over is actually Topanga!
Eric lands an internship at a TV station and decides to quit school to to purse his dream job of becoming a weatherman. However, as Eric spends more time at the station, he realizes the importance of a good education.
While Cory and Topanga have been apart for three months, Cory has been dating as many girls as he can. When he calls one of them "Topanga" he realizes how much he really cares. However, his plans to woo Topanga are interrupted when she wins an essay contest in class which sends her to Disney World for a week. Cory, with the help of Shawn and Eric, flies to Florida in an attempt to win Topanga back.
As summer winds to a close, Cory and Eric are on the last legs of their road trip. Cory is excited to get home to see family and friends but Eric doubts that there's anything waiting for him back in Philadelphia. After prolonging the trip for as long as possible, Eric admits he isn't going back home because he couldn't get into college.
Alan quits his job at the grocery store without discussing it with Amy. In retaliation, Amy promises to make a drastic decision without consulting the rest of the family either. Nervous about the turn of events, Cory has Shawn give him tips on being poor.
At long last, Shawn's mother Virna has returned to town. She refuses to go home for good until Chet proves that he wants to be a real family again. Cory learns to appreciate loved ones when a beloved lunch lady unexpectedly passes away.
Eric starts dating a highly optimistic musician but her constant perkiness starts to annoy him. After Eric dumps her, he finds himself the topic of a scathing hit song on the radio. Meanwhile, Topanga does not like Cory's habit of being pals with kids instead of parenting them.