THIS WAS AN AMAZING EPISODE The message behind this episode is so important. Shout out the Mark Blutman for writing an incredible episode and Willie Garson for directing it! Bravo!!!
instead of doing a scene by scene review for this episode. I’m going to highlight important advice I took from the episode and the overall message.
First I’d like the start with the classroom scene where Cory is talking to the class about their IQ scores putting them in a category, a label. I loved this scene and took a lot from it. There were several lines that are so important to talk about and live by.
Don’t live under a label it just gets in the way of who you are. Believe in what you contribute to others.
Everyone has great gifts, and everyone (in our class) has the potential to impact our world. So just be yourself it’s the only label that matters.
Riley, Lucas, and Maya took the time to learn about this possibility because they care about their friend. This is important to do to expand our knowledge. Do research and learn about who your friends are.
The scene at Topanga’s outside with Farkle was a sweet moment between two friends. Farkle is so loyal to his friends and values friendship so much and this scene portrayed that very well.
The scene back in the classroom where Farkle is explaining Asperger syndrome (ASD) was beautiful!! Cory’s speech to the class was icing on the cake. Another beautiful moment. Referencing his earlier lesson to the class he continues with this beautiful monologue.
There is only one of each of us. The only label you should wear is your name. Let your actions define you because there’s another spectrum, how you live your life, what you do with whatever you’re given, how you treat the other people around you. These are your actions, this is your name, that’s who you are.
People Change People…..
The question is Who are you and how do you let your label shine through?