“Girl Meets Flaws”
Season 1, Episode 13
October 17, 2014
When Farkle is picked on for not fitting in, Riley, Maya and Lucas rally him to show their classmates how to respect each other's differences
The episode begins with Cory saying it was almost time for graduation and awards night. Maya jumps up saying a girl like her never had a chance, to which Riley does the same after getting a look from her. Cory informs Maya she will be awarded the "Griffin Hawkins Totally Cool Award" and she sits down seemingly pleased. Riley questions why she isn't getting all excited and realizes she is being cool and again wonders why she won't rub off on her. It is then revealed that its a tie between Billy Ross and Lucas for the scholar athlete award and after some exchanges they do their handshake of awesomeness. Riley and Maya think that girls should have their own handshake, and do their "Stop it!" routine. Cory then moves on to telling Farkle about his confidence award but to everyone's surprise he isn't there and in his place, is a machine. Cory tries to find out where he is but can't get through. The class then ends with Riley asking what the point of having her dad as her teacher is if the fix isn't in. After saying she sometimes feels invisible, Farkle speaks up on the machine saying sometimes you want to be invisible.
Harley gives Farkle his congrats on the confidence award and asks if he will be leaving soon. Farkle makes it clear he isn't hiding out from anyone. Harley says its obvious something is going on and Farkle says its something he probably can't relate to. Harley states he knows how cruel kids can be and states he isn't proud of how he knows. Outside Riley, Maya, Lucas and Billy gather and all confess to not being able to find Farkle. The door opens and Harley delivers Farkle to his friends who he says actually have time to deal with Farkle's problem. Farkle reveals that someone made fun of his turtle necks saying that they made him weird. Maya says he is weird and that he already embraces that and it makes him unique. Farkle then storms off upset saying "What's the point of being unique if someone knows you're really not?".