TV Review: Girl Meets World (2×18) “Girl Meets World of Terror 2”


tumblr_nviayfJtOb1t84jgeo10_1280This week’s Girl Meets World is hosted by Auggie, Dewey (Doy), and Ava, dressed as the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. It’s the second anniversary of the Halloween episode, so we’re looking at solid filler.

Riley’s Window: Maya and Riley are dressed as flappers for Halloween, as the voice in Riley’s head told her to do it. The flapper ghost appears, too cute for either of them to consider her scary until she removes her own head. Flapper Ghost, who used to live there, has been watching them since they were little and really likes them. Just for fun, she forces them to do the Charleston and perform “Hot Feet.”

Central Park Haunted House: Maya and Riley claim they don’t need adult supervision and request that the people dressed as bacon and a tomato–i.e. Austin and Ally from Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally–back them up. After the parents take their leave, Flapper Ghost appears and asks to be taken home. They’re at her friend Tessie’s house, which Tessie has occupied alone since it was abandoned. When Austin and Ally doubt her otherworldly being-ness, she puts Ally in a flapper dress and Austin into a dapper tux, forcing them into another round of “Hot Feet.” Everyone who goes in the house comes running out, so Maya assesses that Tessie must have changed in the past few decades.

The Apartment Matthews: Ava makes Auggie and Dewey dump out their candy and collects it as her own. Riley and Maya return, horrified that Cory and Topanga left them alone. When Dewey asks Trick or Treat and Riley doesn’t have a treat for them, he levels them with a trick.

Riley’s Window: Maya and Riley are turned into claymation figures and learn what it’s like to be in one another’s minds. Of course, this isn’t Dewey’s trick–it’s Flapper Ghost’s. She turns them back, then explains that she promised herself she wouldn’t abandon the window seat until she found someone who appreciated it. Now that she’s satisfied that Riley and Maya are the window’s magic, she’s going to leave and keep her friend Tessie company.

Living Room: with the kids all sleeping, Cory and Topanga steal their candy.

Like I said: all filler. The Flapper Ghost was entertaining enough, but I’m not a fan of episodes that don’t advance characterization or plot at all.

Boy Meets World Throwback Factor: None.

Episode Rating: 6/10.

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    what a terrible episode.