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Interior. John Quincy Adams Middle School. The school play, Romeo and Juliet is going on. Lucas who plays Romeo, approaches Juliet (Riley) who is lying on the table in her family's tomb, dead.
Lucas: Eyes, look your last [looks at Riley, lying down]. Arms, take your last embrace. And, lips, oh, you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss.
Farkle: [jumps from the side of the stage] Back off!
Lucas: What meanest thou? Spear carrier... who havest no lines.
Farkle: You tried to kiss my woman.  This I cannot allow. Prepare to die!
Lucas: Farkle, what are you doing? It's "Romeo and Juliet."
Farkle: Well, now it's "Romeo and Juliet and Farkle." I play Farkle.
Lucas: Dude, I'm supposed to kiss the girl. Shakespeare said.
Farkle: Who thinks the spear carrier should finally get to kiss Juliet?
Maya: [cheering in the audience] Yeah, you kiss that girl, you crazy spear carrier.
Farkle: Hark! You cometh uppeth here and getteth kissed too.
Maya: [all cheering] Thank you, thank you. You're too kind, seriously. (walks up to the stage and talks to Riley) How you doing?
Riley: I just don't understand how we end up in situations like this.
Interior.School hallway after the play. Riley, Lucas, and Farkle walk don with a crowd cheering their performance in the play except for Farkle.
Farkle: Thank you. Thank you, Farkle Nation!
Maya: Farkle, come here.
Riley: Maya, don't. He thinks he was good.
Maya: Yeah, I'm gonna fix that.
Riley: But you can't tell him the truth. You'll crush him.
Maya: Oh, I can tell him the truth. It's you who can't tell him the truth because you're afraid.
Riley: I'm not afraid. I'm nice.
Maya: You're saying I'm not nice?
Riley: No, I'm afraid to say that.
Maya: Tell him the truth. You know Farkle. You know what will happen if you don't.
Riley: Farkle. You were so-- What are the best words?
Maya: He killed the play. Those are the words. Those are the only words. You killed the play. Tell him.
Farkle: What? What does she mean?
Riley: She means you killed it, Farkle. Killed It! Showbiz talk.
Farkle: I actually I thought I ruined the play. If you would've told me I ruined the play, I would have believed you. I would have been crushed, but I would've believed you.
Riley: [sighs] How could I crush one of the best actors working in middle school today?
Farkle: I'm a good actor? What if I'm better than good? What if I'm great? What if I'm the greatest actor who ever lived, and I never knew it? That would be sad.

Wah. It's okay, it's okay. I was acting. Thanks, Riley, my public awaits. Hello, everybody!

Maya: You can't lie to him, Riley. You're gonna break our little Farkle.
Riley: Oh, I will not. I didn't do anything. This will all go away.
Farkle: (re-enters tap-dancing across the halls)
Maya: And I think... You broke him.
Interior. John Quincy Adams Middle School. Cory is teaching a lesson about truth.
Riley: Nice locket.
Maya: You likey?
Cory: If history's about discovering the truth of what happened in the past, we should spend some time finding out what truth is.
Riley: Where'd you get the nice locket?
Maya: Shh, I come here to learn. (Maya and Riley both laugh)
Cory: All through history, people have suffered consequences for telling the truth.
Riley: Is that real gold?
Maya: Don't know. Doesn't matter.
Cory: They all suffered dearly for having the courage to tell the truth.
Riley: So sometimes it's better not to?
Lucas: But aren't there consequences for that too, sir?
Cory: Yes, there are, Mr. Friar. But in my experience with the universe, no matter what you do, the truth always finds a way of coming out. (bell rings)
Riley: So... Where'd you get the locket?
Maya: France.
Riley: You were in France?
Maya: Si, senor.
Riley: You didn't go to France because if you went to France, you would have brought me back a croissant.
Maya: (pulls out a croissant) Bing.
Riley: Ooh. Piping hot. (Maya starts to leave) Wait a minute. Where did you really get this?
Maya: I found it on the street.
Riley: Bleah! (approaches Maya at her locker) Come on, where'd you get the locket?
Maya: My father sent it to me.
Riley: He did?
Maya: You don't believe me?
Riley: Did you just tell me?
Maya: I just told you.
Riley: Then I believe you.
Maya: So this is over?
Riley: Like it never happened. I do, however, have one question for the locket. Where'd you get the Maya?!
Maya: You don't believe my father sent this to me?
Riley: Why don't you just tell me?
Maya: Why don't you just call me a liar?
Riley: Why don't you just tell me the truth?
Maya: Oh, you think that's important?
Riley: I do.
Maya: Did you think Farkle was good in the play?
Farkle: [Melodramatic gasp]
Interior. The Matthews' House. Riley is talking to Cory while they eat dinner.
Riley: I want to skip ahead in your truth lesson. Is it okay to tell a little white lie to spare somebody's feelings?
Cory: No. My feelings?
Riley: No.
Cory: Then always truth. (looks at the funny-looking dinner Topanga made) Well, what do we have here?
Topanga: Chicken.
Cory: I'll tell you right now, Topanga, this was never a chicken.
Topanga: Why don't you just eat it, Honey. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it after.
Riley: Oh, great teller of the truth, please demonstrate how you're going to get out of this one.
Topanga: (cracks her knuckles while waiting for Cory's answer)
Cory: (to Auggie) Psst, what'd you get?
Auggie: S'ghetti and meatballs.
Cory: Ooh, yum. Yum that! Why this me?! Why yum him?! (Topanga moves the chicken closer to Cory) All right, fine, I'll eat it. Here we go. Have we prayed? Have we prayed as a family? We haven't done that in a while.
Topanga: Go ahead, pray.
Cory: Oh, I'll pray. The world is a beautiful place... Full of many beautiful things. (talks to God) Look what she did to your chicken!
Topanga: Eat your dinner, Honey.
Cory: Okay. (to God) I'll see you soon. (takes a bite of the chicken)
Topanga: Well, what do you think?
Cory: Um, you know, from eating this chicken, I'll tell you right now how this chicken died. It ate this chicken.
Auggie: You know, Daddy, sometimes when I don't want to eat something, Mommy feeds it to me like it was an airplane. (mimics an airplane motor while putting the spaghetti in his mouth) And I like that.
Cory: That's very sweet, Auggie, but Daddy's a little too old for Mommy to feed him. (chuckles)
Topanga: (puts a fork in the chicken and moves it like an airplane to Cory while making the same motor noise Auggie made)
Interior. Riley's Bedroom. Riley is sitting on her bed looking at magazines while Maya comes in the window.
Maya: There's a serious pigeon following me.
Riley: How you doing? Hey, here's a new thing. Where'd you get the locket?
Maya: He's a very sneaky pigeon, but I'm onto him.
Riley: Because it's gold, it's expensive, and my curiosity gets the better of me.
Maya: So I ducked behind the tree to fake out the pigeon. And you know who came over? A squirrel. I didn't say hello though, because I was already in my thing with the pigeon.
Riley: I need to know if you're stealing things.
Maya: You don't think my dad sends me stuff?
Riley: Maya, you've cried to me because your dad doesn't send you stuff.
Maya: Sometimes I walk around the village and I pass stores and I look in windows at things I know I'll never have. So one day, I saw this sitting in a lost-and-found basket. Do you think it's right that somebody loses something so beautiful and never comes back for it?
Riley: Who knows? I don't have a criminal mind. I don't think like you people.
Maya: I walked by the window for months. Nobody claimed the locket, okay? It sat there like a kid that has no-- like an orphan. So I claimed it. It's mine now.
Riley: It's not. You took something that doesn't belong to you.
Maya: How come you don't tell Farkle the truth, but you have no trouble telling me? (a pigeon flies into the window and warbles toward Maya) And you stop judging me. (the pigeon leaves)
Riley: Hey, my father tells my mother the truth, even when he knows she's gonna shove a chicken in his face.
Maya: Sorry I missed it.
Riley: Yep, I was thinking about you.
Maya: Thanks.
Riley: 'Cause I love you.
Maya: I love you too.
Riley: Then why do you want to end up in the slammer?
Maya: Here we go.
Riley: You won't do well in the slammer.
Maya: I will so.
Riley: You won't pack right. And you'll forget to bring shower shoes and you'll take somebody else's from the lost-and-found. And I think... You're gonna get toe fungus! And I think you deserve to get toe fungus because they're not your shower shoes. (cries) They're not!
Maya: That's adorable.
Riley: I think you're a thief.
Maya: That's not.
Riley: You think I'm afraid to tell people the truth? I'm not, and I now await your praise. (extends arms wanting Maya to hug her but she goes out the window) Maya?
Interior. John Quincy Adams Middle School. Maya & Riley are standing next to their lockers talking.
Riley: I got something to say to you.
Maya: (puts fingers in her ears and sings) I can't hear you. Baddada dadaa dadaa...
Riley: I'm talking to you.
Maya: (continues singing) Da da dadaa. Whata whata whata, waa waa waa. And... Go.
Riley: Whether or not you're a thief, or not a thief, or you stole the locket or you didn't, it doesn't belong to you. It belongs to somebody else. And you have to tell the truth about it because you are upsetting the universe. And the universe is going to have the truth come out anyway.
Maya: And what about you? When are you gonna tell the truth to Farkle?
Riley: I hardly think the universe is upset with me for being nice to Farkle. I mean, what could possibly go wrong there?
Farkle: Hey, Chess Club, you can move King's Knight to Bishop Six and then you can eat it! 'Cause I quit the Chess Club 'cause I'm an actor, 'cause Riley said so.
Maya: 'Cause Riley said so.
Farkle: Hey, Chemistry Club, you know what you get when you put sodium and chlorine together? You're a bunch of losers!
Riley: Farkle!
Farkle: Riley. You changed my life. The Farkle you knew is gone. I am now... (dramatically) Farkle!
Maya: (sings) Whata whata what. What could possibly go wrong? Whata whata what could possibly go wrong?
Interior. The Matthews' House. Auggie, Topanga, and Cory are each reading different books that somehow relate to some another.
Cory: I'm looking at this book. It's a cookbook about chickens.
Topanga: You want to do this?
Cory: I do. Kiss kiss?
Topanga: Nope nope. Want to see where this goes.
Cory: Me too. So... Topanga, look at all these recipes about chicken with pictures. Fried chicken, Barbecued chicken...
Topanga: Uh-huh, right, got it.
Cory: Orange chicken, Chicken a la king.
Topanga: Sure, right.
Cory: Chicken Marsala, Teriyaki chicken.
Topanga: Great, sure.
Cory: General Tso's chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala!
Topanga: Your point?
Cory: Well... Topanga, I think you must admit I have been very careful to span the gamut of many international chicken selections.
Topanga: If you stop right now, nothing bad will happen to you.
Cory: Braised chicken...
Topanga: Uh-huh. Right, sure.
Cory: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken pot pie.
Topanga: Auggie, you've been watching us, right? (Augge nods head) Your thoughts on the subject?
Auggie: (Gives Cory a pat on the shoulder and says) Good luck.
Cory: Look, Honey, it's Auggie's big book of dinosaurs. Look at that. Wow. Look, and right here on page... Nine is your chicken. It's a pterodactyl. Now it says here it died out over 65 million years ago. That might explain why your chicken was a little dry. (Topanga closes the book and holds Cory's hands) Oh. This is nice. Oh, are we taking a walkie?
Topanga: Yeah, we're taking a walkie. You see, Honey, my truth is that from the moment I met you... I adored you. And there is nothing you could do or say that could ever change that.
Cory: You're locking me out of the house now, aren't you?
Topanga: (excitedly) That's right! That's exactly what I'm gonna do! (closes door)
Interior. The Matthews' House. Riley's bedroom. Riley hears a knock on the window
Riley: Maya?
Cory: Nope, me.
Riley: (opens window and sighs) Told more truths, did ya?
Cory: Well, the thing I probably should have mentioned is I've never understood the universe at all.
Riley: The universe is upside down. I lied to Farkle, he loves me. I told Maya the truth, she went out the window. Upside down! You hear me?
Maya: (enters) Hey.
Cory: Well, now she's back. Maybe it's not as upside down as you think. (looks at Maya's locket) It's a nice locket, Maya.
Maya: Thanks, Mr. Matthews.
Riley: It looks like someone else's expensive gold locket.
Cory: Maybe it is. But, you know, I don't think that matters to Maya at all.
Riley: You don't?
Cory: You know, it's an interesting thing about lockets. It's usually what's in the inside that matters most to people. Isn't that right, Maya? (tries to open the door only to find Topanga standing in his path) Yeah, okay. (closes door) Please don't tell anyone this is how I live in my own house. (goes out the window)
Riley: What's inside the locket, Maya, that's so important to you? (Maya opens the locket with a family photo inside) Who is this family?
Maya: I don't know. (breathes deeply) A father, a mother and a little girl. I just like that they're all together. I'm keeping it.
Riley: Oh, boy.
Cory: (re-enters through the window) She's at the front door too. It's like there's two of her. (opens the door to find Topanga with the chicken making airplane noises; he screams and closes the door then sits between Maya and Riley) So what do we do now? Just sit here or what?
Riley: Hey, Dad. Can you tell me why I kind of think trying to help Farkle may have been wrong and maybe Maya should keep the locket?
Maya: I should?
Riley: Maybe. Is it me that's upside down?
Cory: You know what, girls? The universe is the most confusing place you'll ever live. But if you listen carefully, you'll find out that it's paying attention and that it cares about you.
Riley: Is that the truth?
Cory: It's the only one I'm still sure of. (Auggie opens the door with a plate of spaghetti and meatballs) Hey, Auggie, is that for me, Buddy?
Auggie: I made it for you.
Cory: Oh, Auggie, thank you so much. Thank you. (sits down and looks at the plate) Look at this, ooh. This looks good. (takes a little bite) It's-- It's cold s'ghetti.
Auggie: I know it's better warmer, but I don't know how to do that.
Cory: Auggie, I appreciate that you did anything for me at all.
Auggie: You said that very nice. Why didn't you say it that way to Mom?
Cory: What? But all I did was tell Mom the truth.
Auggie: Then why did you get cold s'ghetti?
Maya and Riley: Whoa.
Cory: Whoa. Auggie, are you saying the truth doesn't matter as much as how you treat people?
Riley: Auggie, are you saying that the truth does matter, but you should tell it to people warmly?
Maya: Auggie, are you saying that the universe pays attention to me?
Auggie: Do you people realize that I'm only (shows his left hand) this many? (Maya high-fives Auggie)
Interior. John Quincy Adams Middle School. Farkle is lying down on stage as Riley and Maya enter.
Riley: Farkle, I need to talk to you. I've been looking all over for you.
Maya: (jabs Farkle with spear) Farkle.
Farkle: Farkle's gone. He gave up the chess club. He gave up the chemistry club.
Riley: What happened?
Farkle: You happened. You told me I was good. Well, I just auditioned for the next play.
Riley: Are you gonna be in the next play?
Farkle: I'm not even allowed to watch the next play.
Maya: I'm sorry you stink.
Riley: I'm sorry I could never hurt you.
Maya: I'm sorry you stink.
Farkle: I heard you!
Maya: Well, it was very important.
Farkle: (sighs) You made me think I was this great actor. You filled me up with confidence that I was really special. You made me think I could go after something totally unrealistic.
Riley: Farkle...
Farkle: Thank you. (gives Riley a big kiss) Mmmm... Mwuah!
Maya: Well... that happened.
Riley: Is it over?
Maya: Can we talk about this?
Riley: No.
Maya: Because that was your first kiss and it was with Farkle.
Riley: He missed.
Maya: Still counts. Now for the rest of your life when people ask you, "Hey, Riley, who was your first kiss?" you're gonna have to say...
Lucas: Eyes, look your last.
Riley: Oh, yeah! (lies down with arms folded)
Lucas: Arms, take your last embrace. And, lips, oh, you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss.
Riley: Hi.
Lucas: Hi.
Riley: How long you been here?
Lucas: Yeah, I saw the whole thing. I just can't believe that little guy stole my moment... Again.
Riley: You thought that was your moment?
Lucas: No.
Riley: Oh.
Lucas: My moment will be my moment.
Riley: (sighs and giggles as Lucas leaves)
Maya: How you doing?
Riley: I like that we end up in situations like this.
Interior. NYC Subway Station. Riley helps Maya return the locket to its' rightful owner.
Riley: You're doing the right thing, returning the locket to the store.
Maya: I guess so.
Riley: Maya, I know how much you want a locket with a family inside it.
Maya: You want the truth?
Riley: Yes, please.
Maya: My father hasn't sent me anything in a long time. And the universe is probably much too busy to notice whether or not I'm doing the right thing.
Riley: (points Maya in the direction of a family; the same family from the photo in Maya's locket)
Maya: (walks with Riley to meet with the family) Hi. I think this belongs to you.
Mom: Oh my Gosh. I've been looking all over for that. Thank you.
Maya: (returns the locket to the little girl)
Girl: Thank you.
Maya: Never lose this.
Riley: A cool universe, huh? (Riley and Maya walk away as a pigeon walks right towards them)
Interior. The Matthews' House. Topanga is reading to Auggie as Cory knocks on the window; Auggie lets him in.
Cory: Hi, Auggie.
Auggie: Don't blow this.
Cory: (to Topanga) Hi.
Topanga: How you doing, Honey?
Cory: So... Remember that time you were really mad at me?
Topanga: You mean right now?
Cory: Yeah. Yeah, that one. Listen, can I tell you the truth about something? (Auggie does a facepalm) It doesn't really matter what you make for dinner. It's that you are in our house with me. Thank you for being in our house with me.
Topanga: There's nowhere else I'd rather be. Kiss kiss?
Cory: Because you love me?
Topanga: Yes. And because it quiets you down. (Cory and Topanga kiss and Auggie runs off in disgust)

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