"Girl Meets World" has been on a mid-season break since Season 2 Episode 25, which was New Year-themed and aptly titled "Girl Meets the New Year". The episode also carried the Riley-Lucas-Maya love triangle story forward, after the couple of the filler episodes following the "Girl Meets Texas" series.
In the winter finale episode we saw Lucas (Peyton Meyer) remaining confused about his feelings for Maya (Sabrina Carpenter) and Riley (Rowan Blanchard). While Riley is similar to him in most ways, and sees the world almost the same way as he does. Maya, on the other hand, challenges him in every way and shares more of love-hate relationship, although it is evident that they both care deeply for each other.
Riley and Maya both like Lucas, but neither want to hurt their best friend and is ready to step aside in a heartbeat. However, as the girls learnt the hard way in the last couple of episodes, they will have to face their feelings regardless of how they might affect their friendship.
However, these feelings may not be dealt with immediately as the show returns to Disney Channel on Friday, 8 January, 2016. In fact "Girl Meets STEM" is going to deal with a more academic and feminist topic. In the episode, Riley will face some issues in getting her classmates and teachers to take her seriously when she tries to be part of a scientific experiment.
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It looks at the wider issue of girls not being encouraged to pursue an interest – and ultimately, career – in subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. However, in true "Girl Meets World" fashion we can expect the gang to tackle the issue with the help of their favourite teacher Mr Mathews (Ben Savage).
Show runners have revealed earlier also that Season 2 is not going to focus on Lucaya or Rucas and that fans will have to wait for Season 3 to see a serious romantic relationship in the show. Although the wait may be long, it may prove to be worth it, as the "GMW" writers have done a spectacular job so far in bringing fresh and thought-provoking content that entertains their young viewers so far.