Maya realizes she needs to be more grateful for her mother being able to send her to the same school as Riley, which let her meet the rest of her friends. Have Maya bummed that her new dad won't be around for Christmas and that's why she is ditching her house, because she doesn't want another crazy Katy Christmas and without Shawn there she's afraid that's what she'll get. Riley really doesn't seem to care about Lucas anymore. Back at the bay window, Riley is sitting when Auggie comes in with hot drinks to talk to her and says he knows what she did: She gave Maya back to her family even though she wanted Maya for herself. I just accepted it because of my own experience of not being able to go to the school I'd planned on and in the end going to a private boarding school out of province.
He seemed a bit confrontational from my perspective and it's a scene I wished could have been one-on-one rather than among the entire group. I think she's been amazing with this Riley weirdness. Given that it's a sitcom, anyone want to place odds that Riley shares a birthday with Grandpa? I'd probably want to give it another spin when I get back, but watching holiday stuff right after the holidays would be hard. Still, I would have liked some direct references to Shawn's Christmases growing up. That said, Christian raises some good points--it's a conflict that Cory and Topanga would legitimately need to confront at some point.
Cory The three amigos Favorite Lines Cory to Maya: I told you he was real! I noticed that she said that it was her first time playing Secret Santa, but she also agreed with Maya, Farkle and Zay that she didn't like playing the game. Though this episode does make me wonder whether the Meddle Mode is something genetic that Riley inherited. I just saw Wheels tonight after years of not really caring for it and surprisingly loved it so I guess I can still change my mind on episodes Love everything you guys do, hope all is well and your holidays have been great. We were perfectly fine without it. Riley says that because he found his ancestors were Jewish, she gave him a menorah, and he interprets the gesture as believing because he does not know exactly what he is, he should not even celebrate Christmas and believes Riley is pushing him.
Riley then commands everyone's attention and says they need to teach Maya the meaning of Christmas. Why do they keep interrupting class? It also comes out of nowhere, has nothing to do with the plot of the book, is really off the mark tonally, is a random thing for these otherwise ordinary middle-class pre-teen suburbanites to be dealing with, and is all introduced and figured out in the course of one chapter and is never mentioned again. Can Rider just refuse to do an episode if the writers intended to include him? I maintain that Smackle knows the fuck out of Maya and gave her an awesome gift. Why do they even have class at this school, seriously? Easy Street is a rare misfire for Season 4 and is likely the worst episode of the entire season which, as you also make clear, is saying something because it's not that bad. And, like you said, this was a very strange episode for him to miss since Christmas is supposed to be about spending time with your friends and family. I actually really liked the subtlety and teenagerishness of that moment.
A dreidel and a book seems more acceptable. To make matters worse, I just found out I was about to have a baby any second. Does Christmas actually get namechecked at all in Family Trees? While Topanga and Stewart may have been better as friends, I think Riley and Farkle work better as a couple, but when they're older and have dated other people. Anonymous Well I like Zay and Farkle equally and I strongly dislike Lucas. Also yeah I did notice there was no Riley gift.
As for Amy and Alan, I have to admit I too am disappointed. And really bad delivery on Rider's part. It's very very funny, I like the story, I like the subplots, it's all great, and they even make clear that the fantastic element is a dream which they're not always good about. Oh wow, my entire world just fell apart. It's fairly straightforward, with a well-executed moral, and more to the point, it legitimately feels like this was an episode in Cory and Shawn's lives. I think a way to include Zay and not make him feel alone is to let him know you know who he is, and maybe try to do something he'd want to do. God, now it's the last scene.
I understand the intent, but I understand the menorah to be more sacred than would allow this to be appropriate. At least have someone comment that he's out of town on a job. While I am not completely opposed to Topanga being tense around Amy, if only in the strict context of hosting holiday parties since she hasn't got the best track record in that regard , I object to Amy being so. Maya replies that her mother told her to just forget doing any research. Hell, Zay might be the best character on the show.
The episode was mostly enjoyable, but they definitely could have done better with the Secret Santa. But still, it's a sad scene well-acted scene, particularly by Trina McGee-Davis, who doesn't get a ton of opportunities to shine. Anonymous Honestly, I thought this was a very solid episode as far as holiday eps go. Like Christian explaining soap operas in the previous review. He found a photo of his great-grandfather working at his cafe, and then asks Lucas and Riley if they know the year and month they were in New York, and what cafe they preformed in. I sing my heart out and have my own concert in my living room with my iPod blasting. As in, it wasn't the least bit funny.
And Girl Meets Texas 3. If you're going to have any screed at God, it's really gotta be level writing. Funny as heck, but doesn't take away any time or attention from the A-plot. And I will offend Maya fans but I have said it before does almost every episode have to focus on poor, broken she has had a hard life Maya? The kids are eating in the Blakery, which is my new name for it since the real name is too long and I thought that was a funny mistake I made a few reviews ago. Christmas Rating: 3 French Hens Takes place at Christmas, and Christmas comes up a lot, but neither plot actually has to be about Christmas. The dynamic between him and Smackle is something we rarely see if at all and I'm glad we got to see them interact.