Interior. The Matthews' Apartment. Riley's Bedroom.
The first day of school did not get easy by then they would be there but the four girls still sat in Riley's bay window watching Riley talk to Maya in the room with them it was Rita and Kaylee Maya's little sister and Rita a friend from Texas now fully transferred to John Quincy Adams Middle School.
Riley spoke nervously "Why do we need to sneak out of the house if we are not doing anything wrong until we sneak onto the subway?"
Maya knew better and raised an eyebrow "you think you are ready to just walk by your parents?"
Riley replied with what she thought was confidence, the other three saw no confidence and a lie "think I am ready."
Maya turned to Kaylee and Rita as she let Rita ask "Let me see your face as you walk by your parents."
Riley makes a face
Kaylee mimicked Riley's parents "Why are you making that face at us, Riley?"
Riley replied as if it were her parents "Because I am sneaking out to the subway" points to window "Out the window."
The girls climb out of the window
Riley to Cory "Daddy! What are you doing out here?"
Maya to Cory "Being smarter than me; how come you are always smarter than me?" the four girls climb back into the room
Cory climbs in window and says to Riley "Here's what I am thinking." Maya, Kaylee, Rita, and Riley sit on bed "It is not your world yet. It is still my world. Because if it was your world, these other girls would have you on the subway already, thinking you put something over on me. But you did not. Know how I know? Look at you. You are right here."
Riley sarcastically turning to her friends "How long do I have to live in my father's world?"
Cory responded "Until you make it yours. Riley, do you know what I want more than anything? Go ahead. Make it yours."
Riley said back "I will. And when I do, will you still be there for me?"
Topanga enters Riley's room "Right here. We will be right here."
Riley links arms with Maya and exits with the other three
Interior. Bleecker Street Subway Station. Maya and Riley enter.
Dweezil Playing garbage cans as drums, as Maya, Kaylee, and Rita dance along with Riley watching.
Kaylee said happily "Dweezil!"
Dweezil replied back "Maya, Kaylee, Rita! Who is the new chick?"
Riley said excited "Chick! Down here I am a chick! No wonder my parents do not want me on the Subway."
Maya along with the other three starts walking, and Riley follows
Gretchen watched and told the girls "You're slouching, you three."
Rita turned to face her "Thanks, Gretchen!" Poses, walks forward, then to the side
Riley follows Maya, Kaylee, and Rita
Interior. New York City Subway. Maya, Riley, and the other two are inside.
Riley applies lip gloss
Maya saw what she was doing "Woah, Riley, you don't do lip gloss."
Riley responded "Oh! What I forgot to mention is that I am completely reinventing myself. I ride the Subway now, I have kiwi lips now, and I am just as cool as you now!"
Nodding Rita agreed "she's not wrong."
Maya looks over Rita's shoulder "Yeah, let's see how cool you can be when you look at him."
Rita turns around
Lucas smiles at Rita
Rita awkwardly smiles, then turns to the other girls and giggles
Maya could see she needed all the help she could get "Yeah, you're gonna need some lessons. Let me show you everything you need to know about boys and girls." Walks over to Lucas and says to him "Hi, I'm Maya. You are really cute. We should hang out sometime. You make me happy. You do not pay enough attention to me. This is not working out. It is you, not me. We can still be friends, not really." Walks away "He's available. We just broke up."
Rita asked "Are you okay? Do we need to talk about it?"
Maya raised an eyebrow "You still wanna be like me?"
Riley responded "I want to be exactly like you. I think too much and you guys don't think at all."
Maya replied "See? You get me, so let us not think, now follow my lead Riles" they unlatch Rita's hand from the bar
Rita falls into Lucas's lap "Hi. We were just talking about you. You used to go out with my friend, Maya."
Lucas held her from falling "I am Lucas."
Rita smiled in a little trance "I love it."
Evelyn enters "Perhaps someone would like to give their seat to someone older." Lucas stands up "Not you, sweet potato pie."
Rita begs "Please do not make me move. I just wanna see where this goes."
Evelyn replied "I have just worked a 12-hour shift and I just wanna see where this" Points at her booty "goes. Okay?"
Rita sighs "'Kay." Walks to the girls and says to her "That was great!"
Maya grins at Rita "You're welcome."
Rita thinks a little aloud "What if that was the best moment of my life? What if nothing ever happens to me again?"
Maya, Riley, and Kaylee smile and unlatches Riley's hand again
Rita yelled and falls into Evelyn's lap
Evelyn Looks at Rita and says to Lucas "It is for you." Puts her into Lucas's lap
Title sequence. Then: Interior. John Quincy Adams Middle School hallway. Maya and Riley are at their lockers.
Riley put her books in the locker while asking the sisters "Did you have trouble with the homework?"
Maya shrugged in response "Piece of cake."
Riley asking knowing the two "You two didn't do it, did you?"
Maya replied "we don't even know where our books are."
Riley Opens her messenger bag, and hands Maya and Kaylee their books "Here. And they're heavy." Bell rings, and Riley and enters a classroom with the three of them "You have to do the homework, you two. This teacher's insane, a total nut job. I think there's something seriously wrong with him."
Cory hearing everything seeing the girls "Hey, girls.
Riley turned to her dad "Hi, Daddy."
Cory told them "You're late to your father's class."
Kaylee "Oh, don't worry, Mr. Matthews, you wrote her a note."
Cory confused "I did?"
Kaylee "You did." Hands the note to Riley
Riley To Cory "You did." Hands the note to Cory
Cory Reading the note "Riley's late. Deal with it. Oh, you got my signature down pretty good this time."
The Hart Sisters "Oh, it was easy, you write like a girl." They both grin.
Cory to his class as his two T.A's watched sitting back "Okay, let me get back to jamming some learning in your heads, The Civil War."
Maya and Kaylee raising their arms up in unison "The Civil Bore."
Cory "Thank you, future Mini-Mart employees of the month."
Kaylee asked loving to give her teacher a hard time asked "Would we be making more money than you?"
Cory annoyed pauses and then says to his class "the Civil War! Anybody?"
Riley responded "A war we fought against ourselves."
Cory surprised "What, you actually studied it?"
Riley "No, I'm actually living in it. " Smacks her head on her desk
Farkle to Cory's class "People, people, are we here to learn or not?"
The older Minkus sister would speak without having to look up as she was reading her American history book "Alright, little brother, calm down."
Cory turning to the first TA he'd look back at her little brother "What do you mean, Farkle?"
Farkle answered "I've been in love with Kaylee since the first grade. But I'm also equally in love with her demon side. Some might say the great mystery of the universe is which side is gonna be the first Mrs. Farkle."
Kaylee testing him turns around "You don't want this."
Farkle taking the challenge "Bring it on."
Riley To Maya "I'm surprised he's with Kaylee, I always thought that he'd wind up with back-of-the-class Brenda." Everyone turns around
Kaylee helps this situation "hey, leave him alone you two."
Cory "Actually, the great mystery of the universe is how you can love two sides of a woman who couldn't possibly be more different."
Kaylee looked up "I'm really not so different."
Farkle raises his hand and says to Cory "May I overstep my bounds, sir?"
Cory "You always do. Switches places with Farkle
Ida as said would facepalms "Here we go." She muttered
Farkle flips over the name tag on Cory's desk so it says "Farkle" instead of "Mr. Matthews" and Farkle says to Cory's class "Her good side, is the sun. Warm and bright and lights up my whole day. Her side, is the night. Dark and mysterious. And the night has always been a mystery to me. Because I go to bed at 7:30. How can I love these sides of my girl How can I not?" Bows "Thank you, I am Farkle!"
Cory to his class "So, we were indeed trying to find out who we were, as a people. Who am I? What should I be? History shows that bad things happen when you don't know who you are."
Cory "Who are you? I don't know who you are."
Maya watched and whispers to Rita "You seem to know him, tell us."
Rita just ignores as Maya grins going to get her to reveal it one way or another why it looks like she knows him
Lucas to Cory "I'm Lucas Friar, from Austin, Texas." Hands Cory a note
Cory "Oh. A second student from Texas, Mr. Friar?"
Lucas "Yes, sir." He responded and turned to his old friend knowing who Cory meant.
Rita with her head against her palm "what are you doing here..."
"I think you know." He responded not playing games this time as she should know, but he can wait for her to understand.
Cory "Great. You're just in time for today's assignment. Have a seat."
Lucas sits in the seat behind Rita
Rita gives the dagger eyes with 'why.' In the question silently.
Cory To his class "Okay, so we..." walks to Rita, and turns her head forward "So, I'd like you guys to open your books to page 48. Now, I'd like you to turn to page 1. Now, I'd like you to read from page 1 to 48." everyone groans "Oh, too bad on you. Okay, so for tonight's assignment, I'd like you to write me a three page essay on anything. Anything at all, that you guys believe in so strongly, you fight for it."
Kaylee "That. I'd fight for no homework. I come here every day; why can't you teach me everything I need to know while I'm here."
Riley "Woo!" Looks at Cory and says to him "Not woo!"
Maya and Kaylee standing up "He gets our days, let's take back our nights. No homework, more freedom!" To Cory's students "Who's with us?" With the class "No homework, more freedom! No homework, more freedom! No homework, more freedom!" The two whisper to Riley This is it, kid. You wanna be like us? Stand up." Starts chanting "No homework, more freedom! No homework, more freedom! No homework, more freedom!"
Cory saw Riley get up "What are you doing?"
Riley "I'm making a choice about who I want to be, about whose world I want it to be."
Cory "Riley, I know you. You know exactly who you are."
Riley "Then who am I, Dad?"
Cory "You're just like me."
Riley acting rebellious "Oh, yeah? Would you do this? (Starts chanting) No homework, more freedom! No homework, more freedom! (While Kaylee tries to get Farkle to join "Farkle, are you with me or not? No homework, more freedom! No homework, more freedom!"
Farkle got up "My education? Or my girlfriend? My education? Or my girlfriend? My education? Or my girlfriend?" Gets dazed and says to his sister "Oh, it's happening again, sis." Faints