Rachel Paige
May 31, 2016 12:35 pm
ABC

The year was 1998. The place, Mount Sun Lodge. The people, Cory, Topanga…and LAUREN.

If you grew up living and breathing Boy Meets World during your adolescence, YOU KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING. Though Cory and Topanga are life-long soulmates, they did break up for a while following an ~incident~ with a lady named Lauren. Cory and Topanga went skiing for the weekend, but Cory sprained his ankle and couldn’t ski, and found himself in the ski lodge lobby with one of its employees, Lauren. Lauren and Cory got close, shared a kiss, and in 1998 IT WAS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNEW IT.

OK, in all honestly, I got kinda emotional watching that scene.

Lauren didn’t last long, because Cory realized that he loved and needed Topanga, not Lauren, and it was a happy ending for our favorite couple.

Let’s move forward 20 years now, with Cory and Topanga happily married with a daughter named Riley (and a son named Auggie) and a new show called Girl Meets World.  Over the weekend, Ben Savage shared a behind-the-scenes picture from the Girl Meets World set and it’s a picture of  — omg, hold your hearts — Mount Sun Lodge.

Girl Meets World loves to pay little homages to Boy Meets World, and knowing that they’re going BACK to Mount Sun Lodge gives us reason to believe that Lauren MIGHT COME BACK. Lauren, if you need a refresher, was played by Linda Cardellini, who went on to become mega-awesome and star in things like Freaks and Geeks, ER, Mad Men, Bloodline, and is even part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hawkeye’s main squeeze. While she’s clearly keeping busy, she’d probably be game to squeeze in the chance to reprise a role from 20 years ago that literally shattered our idea of love, right? We 100% love Cardellini but Lauren…not so much.

Lauren’s return hasn’t been confirmed whatsoever, by Girl Meets World or Disney Channel, and Cardellini hasn’t mentioned anything herself. Rider Strong (you know, Shawn Hunter) also tweeted a picture of the lodge, and called the episode “nostalgic.”

So real or not real, IS LAUREN COMING BACK?

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