Eric sees Shawn kiss Topanga on the cheek at Chubbie's. He relates the upsetting news to Cory and Shawn swears the kiss was innocent. Cory is still angry but when he finds out that Topanga is moving to Pittsburgh, he realizes he had bigger problems than he thought.
Cory is despondent without Topanga. One rainy evening, Topanga shows up on Cory's doorstep. She ran away from home and wants to convince her parents to let her live with an aunt in town. Cory and Topanga must convince Cory's parents and Topanga's aunt that they are truly in love.
When Eric discovers his girlfriend Kelly has a son, he decides he is ready to have an adult relationship. However, he is not as prepared for adult responsibility as he thought. Meanwhile, Cory, Topanga, and Shawn study for the SATs.
The educational game show High School Quiz is suddenly popular once again when Cory, Shawn, and Topanga get involved with the show. The questions are intentionally dumbed down to accommodate the three guests and Mr. Feeny is dismayed at the sacrificing of education for entertainment.
After getting fired from Alan's store, Eric gets a job as a security guard. Mr. Feeny becomes concerned that Eric is wasting his potential and encourages Eric to buckle down and re-take the SATs. Cory and Topanga try to convince Shawn to take an SAT prep course.
Eric passes up an interview at Pennbrook in favor of visiting Beach State. Cory and Topanga want to go with him but Topanga's aunt refuses to let her be alone with Cory for a weekend. Cory, Shawn, and Eric go to the college visit alone and Eric realizes he has a difficult decision to make about the future. When Cory discovers that Topanga had a different reason for not accompanying him on the visit, Cory has a tough decision to make as well.
Shawn has a hard time with the news that Cory applied to Stanford, a school Shawn could never get into. Shawn starts to suspect he and Cory are going to grow apart and decides to end their friendship sooner rather than later.
Jack puts girls in front of friendship when he falls for a relatively unknown girl (played by Candace Cameron Bure). Eric, on the other hand, soon discovers that the girl is a witch but Jack is in too deep to see the truth. This puts the two at odds. Meanwhile, Topanga overcomes her fear of flying when she and Corey travel to Pittsburgh.
Cory tells Shawn about the lost purse mix-up and Shawn realizes he might be in love with Angela. However, Angela might not feel the same way. Across town, Jack and Eric are nervous about hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the Matthews family in their new apartment.
The girls want to go dancing but Shawn and Cory aren't in the mood. The ladies go out on the town with two handsome co-workers. Shawn and Cory fight their jealousies and try to figure out how to make their girlfriends happy.