Lucas: Look, I'm glad you're here buddy. But I don't wanna have to keep being the same guy you knew back in Texas.
Zay: Yeah, I'm not sure you are.
Cory: So, I'm guessing you've managed to remain friends.
Zay: That'll never change.
Lucas: I used to have a little red wagon.
Zay: You used to pull me around in it.
Lucas: Hey, if things ever do go bad...
Zay: I'll be there.
Cory, Lucas, and Zay in Girl Meets Sweet Sixteen

Lucas and Zay is the friendship between Lucas Friar and Zay Babineaux. The two are best friends.

Back in Texas, Lucas and Zay were best friends until Lucas was expelled from school after getting into a fight caused by Zay running his mouth off. Afterward, when Lucas' dad was transferred to New York City in the beginning of the series, Zay was never mentioned until his first appearance in Girl Meets the Secret of Life after his dad was also transferred to New York City. When Maya asks Zay if Lucas and him were really best friends back in Texas, Zay responds that 'there were never better friends'.

Ship names

  • Lucay (Luc/as and Zay)
  • Lay (L/ucas and /Zay)
  • Zacus (Za/y and /Lucas)


Season 2

Girl Meets the Secret of Life

  • When Zay first enters into the classroom, he claims that somebody in the room would be very surprised to see him (meaning Lucas).
  • Zay accidentally reveals that Lucas is a year older than the class.
  • Zay laughs when Maya calls Lucas 'Moral Compass'.
  • Zay does not tell Maya the reason why Lucas was expelled from school in Texas because he feels he 'already said too much'.
  • Zay feels left out of the group (especially from Lucas) when he sees them playfully spraying water at each other outside the gym.
  • It is mentioned that Lucas used to protect Zay from bullies back in Texas.
  • In addition Lucas was expelled from school back in Texas from getting into a fight provoked by Zay.
  • Zay calls Lucas for help after the school bully picked him up and slammed him against the lockers.
  • Lucas saves Zay from a beating from the school bully, Joey.
  • It is revealed that the reason why Zay likes to provoke fights with bullies is because he likes knowing Lucas has his back.
  • Eventually Lucas admits he is glad that Zay moved to New York.

Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels

  • Zay laughs when Maya calls Lucas 'Huckleberry'.
  • Lucas says that Zay is under his protection to Maya.
  • Zay calls Lucas a 'freak'.
  • Lucas calls Zay 'Flat-butt'.

Girl Meets the Tell-Tale-Tot

  • Although Lucas is absent in this episode, Zay is seen sitting in his seat in class.

Girl Meets Creativity

  • Lucas laughs when Zay reveals that he does ballet.
  • Zay says that Lucas used to talk about his friends all the time when they were in Texas.
  • Zay reveals to Maya that Lucas referred to her as the 'blonde beauty'.
  • Lucas tells Zay that even he's known the group long enough to know that their still the same people he described back home.
  • Lucas and Zay rap together as part of the plan to save the art program.

Girl Meets Texas (Part 1)

Lucas & Zay - Texas Part 1
  • Lucas is surprised and upset that Zay told Riley and Maya about Judy the sheep.
  • Zay is the only one who knows Lucas's secret therefore Lucas has only told Zay this, besides his family knowing.
  • Zay agrees with Lucas that he's a goner after Riley and Maya tells Lucas that he's riding Tombstone the bull.
  • Zay supports Lucas and is proud of him after he beats the town record and reclaims the title as the town hero.

Girl Meets Texas (Part 2)

  • Zay talks to Lucas about his situation with Vanessa and how it's similar to how Lucas feels about Riley.

Girl Meets Texas (Part 3)

  • Zay stands up for Lucas saying that he'll do anything for his friends.

Season 3

Zay + Lucas (3x02)

Girl Meets High School (Part 1)

  • They are standing next to each other in the hallway.
  • Zay looks at Lucas when he is arguing with Riley.

Girl Meets High School (Part 2)

  • They both try out for football.
  • They're both in Topanga's, with the group.

Girl Meets Triangle

  • They are in Topanga's with Farkle.
  • Zay advises Lucas to finally make a choice between Riley and Maya.
  • Lucas questions Zay about the way he wants to help him choose between the girls.
  • When the three cant come up with a solution to the triangle, Zay pulls out a bag of Jellybeans and Lucas asks, "And you're going to let jellybeans decide my future?" Zay then replies with, "Well, who else is supposed to decide your future? You?"

Girl Meets Upstate

  • Zay comes in the Bay Window first before Farkle to check on Lucas.
  • Zay has been waiting a long time for Lucas's decision.

Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 1)

Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2)

Girl Meets the Real World

Girl Meets Bear

Girl Meets the Great Lady of New York

Girl Meets Hollyworld

Girl Meets a Christmas Maya

  • Zay tells Farkle that his secret Santa gift reminds him of Lucas when they were back in Texas.

Girl Meets Sweet Sixteen

  • Zay tells Lucas that if things ever do go bad for him in the future, he would be there for him. Lucas then asks what would be bad for him and Zay replies that the triangle took all the life out of him.

Girl Meets Goodbye

Similarities and Differences



  • Lucas doesn't get into trouble while Zay does.
  • Lucas moved to New York City at the beginning of seventh grade while Zay moved at the beginning of the eighth grade.
  • Lucas is a year older than Zay.


Season 2

Girl Meets the Secret of Life

Lucas: What are you doing here, Zay?
Zay: Well the first thing I'm doing is waiting for a better reaction from you.
Riley: Lucas, do you know this Isiah?
Zay: Yeah, tell 'em, you know me good.
Lucas: How about we talk later, okay?
Cory: Lucas, you got an opinion on this?
Maya: Yeah, what do you got Mr. Moral Compass?
Zay: (chuckles) Did you just call Lucas Friar your moral compass? (chuckles and taps Lucas on the shoulder) They called you Moral Compass!
Lucas: (gives Zay a look)
Zay: Okay.
Maya: It occurs to me you're trying to tell us Ranger Rick was a little different back in Texas.
Zay: A little? What do they know exactly? 'Cause I don't wanna say anything wrong- they do know you're a year older, right?
Lucas: Yeah, now they do.
Zay: Oh yeah, it's my fault. Look at ya!
Zay: So I could have taken him, right?
Lucas: Sure. Why do you keep finding yourself in these situations?
Zay: Well I like knowing you have my back.
Lucas: So what're you doing here, Zay?
Zay: Maybe I miss my best friend, alright? Maybe I had a friend in Texas and he moved away and I miss hanging out with him. And I convinced my entire family to pack everything-
Lucas: Your dad got transferred?
Zay: Yeah, same as you.
Lucas: Look, I'm glad you're here buddy. But I don't wanna have to keep being the same guy you knew back in Texas.
Zay: Yeah, I'm not so sure you are.

Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels

Maya: Move.
Zay: (Dances in his seat).
Maya: (grabs Zay by his shirt)
Zay: Do it.
Lucas: (grabs Maya's hand and puts it on his shirt) He's under my protection. You wanna tangle with me?
Zay: One dollar to look at the freak.
Lucas: Oh be quiet 'flat-butt'.
Zay: What? I had no idea.

Season 3

Girl Meets Triangle

Lucas: Your going to let jellybeans decide my future?
Zay: Well, who's gonna decide your future? You?

Girl Meets Upstate

Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 1)

Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2)

Girl Meets Goodbye


  • Zay has known Lucas longer than Farkle, Maya and Riley.
  • Lucas would protect Zay back in Texas from getting into fights. It is shown that he still does in Girl Meets the Secret of Life, but he does so in a different way now.
  • When asked by Maya if they were really best friends, Zay responds that 'there were never better friends'.
  • Zay got Lucas expelled for provoking a fight back in Texas.
  • Both Lucas and Zay's dads get transferred to New York City.
  • Lucas' nickname for Zay is 'Flat-butt'.
  • They're best friends from childhood.


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