"Boy Meets World" star Trina McGee was the only series regular who didn't appear in the series finale -- and, appearing on a podcast with some of her former costars, she explained why she's been carrying around pain from that decision for more than 20 years.
McGee played Angela Moore, girlfriend of Rider Strong's Shawn Hunter, on the ABC sitcom. In an interview alongside Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle for their Pod Meets World podcast, she said she had been told they specifically asked to have her cut from the final episode of the series back in 2000.
"This is some ground we have not covered. I was told, in kind of a weird, off-handed way by a very important person, that you guys all went to [showrunner] Michael Jacobs, and you said, 'We don't want her in the last episode. She's somehow taking our light.' [That] was the gist of it," she told them, eliciting shocked reactions from the three costars.
"I was told that after I shot what was the show before the last episode, which was called 'Angela's Ashes,' when I left. When Michael announced to me, 'Oh, we're going to do another show on Angela,' I was so happy, not knowing this was going to be the show before the last show," she continued, recalling how she asked someone else on the show why they weren't on the last episode too.
"Because I know the last show was going to be the one with the ratings and the crying and all the stuff. I was under the impression y'all got together and did not want me in the last show, for some reason I was going to take some shine or something to that effect," she continued. "That was really hurtful to me for a long time."
McGee said her family members even wondered why she was left out, which made her realize how "strange" it truly was. "I have honestly had that in my head for 20 years," she added.