This coming-of-age drama tracked the experiences of the naive Felicity Porter, who moves across the country to New York to attend college and pursue her high school crush, Ben Covington. The show followed Felicity and her new friends as they made the transition to adulthood and dealt with an endless slew of crises. Felicity airs back-to-back episodes on WE (Women's Entertainment) weeknights at 6 PM Eastern/3 PM Pacific. WB Broadcast History September 1998 - May 1999: Tuesdays 9:00 PM September 1999 - February 2000: Sundays 8:00 PM April 2000 - May 2002: Wednesdays 9:00 PM
Noel apologizes to Felicity and suggests that they forget about the kiss. Felicity believes that their friendship is a lie, as he has actually been pining for her the entire time. Ben and Felicity reaffirm their relationship. Javier is hospitalized after suffering chest pains. He must undergo observation for a few days as a precautionary measure, and asks Felicity to run Dean & DeLuca. Ben is the only employee willing to take on extra shifts, so she turns to a reluctant Noel for help. A broken steamer creates chaos in the shop. After Ben's summer internship falls through, Felicity decides to accept Noel's job offer. Ben tells Noel that he is going to accompany Felicity to Seattle, and tries to make peace. Noel goes behind his back to Felicity and rescinds the offer because he doesn't want Ben around. Ben and Noel get into a fight. Javier recommends that Felicity keep her relationships with the guys separate instead of expecting them to be friends. Noel fears that he won't g
Felicity returns to school to discover that one of the dorms has been shut down. Due to the lack of rooms, she must share resident advisor duties. Much to her horror, her roommate and co-resident advisor turns out to be Meghan. Elena and Noel decide to share an apartment. Felicity deals with the consequences of her decision to drive across the country with Ben. Although Ben spent much of the summer away in Mexico, he and Felicity are now a couple. Still extremely bitter, Noel and Julie lash out at them. Julie, also a victim of the housing shortage, moves into the loft with Sean and Ben. Ben assures Felicity that he is completely over Julie. Sean insists that Ben isn't ready for a relationship with Felicity, and continually pressures him to break up with her. Ben listens to one of Felicity's tapes to Sally. He is disconcerted to hear Felicity say that she might be in love with him.
En route to a study date, Ben and Felicity are robbed at gunpoint in his loft. Ben has trouble sleeping, and begins hanging out with Felicity in the middle of the night. They are drawn closer by the experience, as he confides in her about his abusive father. They decide to dress as Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein for a Halloween party at the loft. Ben forgets about their costume plans, and completely ignores Felicity during the party. She tells him off and accuses him of pushing her away because he felt awkward after sharing such personal recollections with her. He says that he is tired of having to live up to her expectations. He later apologizes and gives her a necklace to replace the one stolen during the robbery. Julie and Zach bond during a Halloween showing of ""The Exorcist."" Julie feels awkward after Zach kisses her, but later decides to begin seeing him. Elena sleeps with Blair, a guy she met at the party. Felicity takes a job at Dean & DeLuca, a coffee shop.
Felicity and Ben plan to spend the summer camping. She and Noel argue after he refuses to accept a graduation gift from her. Dr. Pavone tries to get Felicity to admit that her friendship with Noel is over. Ruby comes for a visit with her daughter, Eva. She hopes to rekindle her relationship with Noel, but soon deduces that he is hung up on Felicity. Noel leaves Felicity a box of items symbolizing their time together, as well as a tape in which he says goodbye. Ben learns that he has been accepted to an intensive EMT training program in Kansas City. He had applied after becoming inspired by the paramedics' efforts to save Avery. He initially turns down the offer so that he can spend time with Felicity, but she encourages him to pursue the opportunity. They agree to spend yet another summer apart, and Felicity moves into the loft. Noel shows up after his Seattle job falls through because of the collapse of the Internet job market. Sean objects to Meghan's plans to spend anothe
Ben focuses all of his attention on studying as he prepares for his organic chemistry final. Felicity decides to follow his example and devote more time to her artwork. She seeks advice from Professor Cavallo on how to improve her work, and spends more time at the studio. Noel grudgingly takes his medication and continues to see a therapist. He considers starting his own graphics company. Felicity asks for Noel's advice about her art project. Noel decides to follow his therapist's recommendation and spend less time with Felicity. Ben grows angry with Trevor for inviting Elena to their study sessions, as they goof off all of the time. Felicity is working in the studio when the building catches on fire. She is unaware of this because the alarms do not sound, and becomes trapped. Noel extinguishes the flames near the door and pulls her outside. Ben and Trevor apologize for their argument and go to see Professor Hodges. They learn that Trevor passed the exam, while Ben scored 9
Felicity tries desperately to track down Randy and find out what happened between them. During a service call, Noel stumbles across a mass E-mail from the fraternity that includes a naked photo of Felicity and Randy. Noel warns Felicity and advises her to keep the matter quiet until after the surprise birthday party that Ben has organized for her. Richard and Molly inadvertently expose Felicity's secret during the party. Ben storms over the the fraternity house, and Randy's buddies tell him that Randy and Felicity slept together. Randy assures Felicity that they did not have sex; she passed out, so he put her to bed. Ben feels betrayed and refuses to accept Felicity's denial. Sean consults a doctor about swelling in one of his testicles. He insists that it is just an infection, and is reluctant to tell Meghan about his problem. She finally convinces Sean to return to the doctor. He learns that he must undergo surgery to determine if the mass is malignant. Everyone is surprised when RicWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
James persistently tries to call Molly, who has broken up with him and returned to rehab. When he finally gets a hold of her, she tells him they are through and hangs up. James waits for her outside her apartment and gets into an argument with Ben. Felicity's mother (now using her maiden name, Barbara Hunter) arrives for a visit. She takes an instant dislike to Ben when she overhears him ranting about James. Sean and Richard buy a bunch of Christmas trees, hoping to sell them for a major profit. They recruit Ben to help them pick up the trees. He then shows up late for a play he was to attend with Felicity and her mom, and has forgotten the tickets. Noel joins Ben, Felicity and Barbara for dinner. He impresses Barbara by prattling on about his goals, while Ben has nothing to say when she grills him about his future. Barbara dismisses Ben as a loser with violent tendencies and questionable friends (i.e. Molly). She advises Felicity to dump Ben for Noel, whom she considers to be just aboWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Ben encourages Molly to break up with James. She instead invites him to move into the girls' apartment for a while. Molly insists that James has agreed to join her in seeking treatment. James persuades Molly to skip her meeting to get high with him and cuts off her hair. Ben accidentally stumbles upon a gun with James' belongings. He tells Felicity about Molly's problems. Ben and Felicity confront Molly and proclaim that James cannot stay. Ben (without Felicity's consent) also declares that Molly must either stop using drugs or leave. She angrily moves out. A student files harassment charges against Dr. McGrath, and asks Elena to testify. Elena learns that McGrath invented a story about a sick ex-wife to get girls to sleep with him. Elena realizes that the undeserved grade in McGrath's seminar cleared the way for her to take certain advanced classes. She concludes that she is a complete fraud. Tracy, at Felicity's urging, gives Elena a pep talk and stresses that she is one of the smartWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Mr. Covington learns of Lauren's pregnancy and criticizes the absentee father, unaware that it is Ben. When Ben tells him the truth, Mr. Covington tries to convince him to change his mind and be a part of the child's life. He even claims that his despair over Ben's choice has made him want to drink. Ben is furious at his father for manipulating him. Felicity has trouble dealing with the situation and avoids Ben. Ben and Trevor sign up for the Big Brother program in the hopes of improving their credentials for med school applications. After Felicity expresses an interest in architecture, Noel recommends that she help his friend Adam with a project. Adam spends most of the time whining about his ex-girlfriend. He tries to kiss Felicity at a party at the girls' dorm room. Meghan grows bored with life with Sean, while he becomes fed up with her insistence on criticizing his ideas. After a girl from the coffee stand compliments one of his potential inventions, Sean invites her to
After learning of Noel's marriage, Richard organizes an intervention in the hopes of convincing him to leave Natalie. Noel is offended, and orders his friends to stay away from him. Felicity visits his apartment to apologize. She says that it is difficult to deal with how much he has changed, and recalls all his goals for the future. However, she gives her blessing and organizes a party for the couple. Natalie finds one of Richard's fliers about the intervention and storms out. Noel realizes that he must divorce Natalie and resume his life. When Natalie comes home and learns his plans, she punches him in the eye. Sean offers to let Noel move into the loft. Natalie apologizes and agrees to the annulment, but she and Noel end up having sex. Ben's father comes to town, seeking to make amends as part of a twelve-step program. He invites Ben and Felicity to a Yankees game, but never shows up. Julie refuses to answer questions about her father. Elena tells Finn that she doesn't
Felicity asks Randy to talk to Ben and confirm that she didn't have sex with him. A drunken Ben repeatedly punches Randy, sending him to the hospital. Sean confronts Ben about his self-destructive behavior. He tries to convince Ben to attend an art show where Felicity has a work on display. Ben surprises Felicity by purchasing her painting. He tells her that he wants to resume their relationship, as she is the only person he can trust. As Ben leaves the loft, Randy has his frat buddies ambush him and give him a beating. Sean's blood work suggests that he has cancer; doctors must remove the affected testicle and check some lymph nodes to see if the disease has spread. He ignores the doctors and pretends that he is okay. Meghan learns the truth and persuades him to face his problem. Richard tells Noel that he is not gay. He discloses that he is a virgin, and has never kissed anyone. Molly kisses him, but tells him they are only friends. Elena agrees to help Tracy with a group project whi
The gang gathers at the apartment to watch ""Docuventary,"" but a storm knocks out the power. Sean uses an alternate power source to screen the film, much to everyone's dismay. Felicity worries after learning that Ben failed to tell her about his academic problems, choosing instead to confide in Avery. An angry Ben goes home. Noel shows Felicity a clip from Sean's film in which Ben talked about his love for her. She heads to the loft to apologize, but is furious to find him with Avery. Although he insists that nothing was going on, she refuses to talk to him. Avery asks Ben to join her for a weekend at her family's cabin. Meghan's old friend Chris, who plans to marry soon, comes to visit. They once had a lesbian encounter, and Chris attempts to gauge Meghan's feelings for her. Sean catches them in a near-kiss, and fumes about the fact that Meghan never told him the truth about their relationship. Meghan realizes that she really loves Sean, and tells Chris that she is heterosex
Julie has difficulty sleeping because of nightmares about Zach. Felicity recommends that she talk to someone, but Julie doesn't feel she is ready. A student visits the clinic to obtain the morning-after pill, only to discover that the university will no longer distribute it. An outraged Felicity turns to Greg, who cannot take any action because he fears losing the little support the clinic has. Felicity organizes a sit-in, which freshman advisee Burkey helps turn into a major protest. Felicity wants to call the whole thing off after Greg gets in trouble, but the others refuse to leave. Dr. Porter is brought in to convince Felicity to give up. She refuses, and Greg decides to join the demonstration. When Felicity chokes during a television interview, Julie steps up and delivers an impassioned speech about the pill's importance to rape victims. The university is touched by her words and reverses its position. Felicity kisses Greg during the celebration. Noel helps Ben study for an upcomi
Ben gives Felicity the cold shoulder after the cheating incident. She whines about the situation to Noel, who becomes very uncomfortable. He seeks advice from his fellow resident advisors, pretending that it is one of his advisees who is in this predicament. They recommend that he bar Felicity from discussing Ben with him. Noel shares his decision with Felicity, but ends up leaving her hurt and angry. He repeatedly tries to rectify the situation, only to make things worse. The other resident advisors tell him to just be a good friend to Felicity for the time being, as there is no chance that she will ever date him unless they maintain their friendship. Blair learns that Elena may have to leave school. She will not open up to him, so he persuades Felicity to look in her file. They discover that Elena is experiencing financial problems, but discover a scholarship that will end all her worries. She angrily refuses because the scholarship recipient must be African American and of low
Noel apologizes to Felicity for jeopardizing their relationship. He tells her that he ended things with Hanna, and that he did not sleep with her. Eli sends flowers to Felicity, which she mistakenly believes are from Noel. She finally summons the courage to tell him about her night with Eli. Noel is furious. He ignores Richard's advice and decides to check out Eli. Felicity tells Eli that she has a boyfriend, and he is understanding. She continues to suffer from tremendous guilt. After learning that Eli isn't exactly serious about Felicity, Noel gets very drunk. He shows up in Felicity's room and makes a pass at her. They later have a talk and admit that they can't forgive each other's actions. They decide to break up. The dorm residents play a war game that is designed to force them to learn everyone's name. Elena becomes obsessed with victory. Julie reluctantly aids Sean as he tries to get a date with a student librarian. Ben goes out partying with Lynn every night, le
Felicity turns down the internship so that she can spend the summer with Ben. Dr. Pavone warns that she may be passing up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Felicity reveals that her parents may get back together. Felicity and Ben have a misunderstanding as she reconsiders her decision. Ben doesn't think Felicity wants to spend time with him, while she feels that he is pushing her away. Felicity tells Professor Morton that she wants the internship, but she has already offered it to a grad student. Javier and Samuel prepare for their wedding. ""Best man"" Felicity makes thinly veiled references to Ben in her rehearsal dinner toast, leading to an argument. They go into Ben's room and have sex. Before the wedding, Felicity learns that the internship is available after all. She takes the position, and she and Ben vow to make their relationship work. They declare their love before he leaves for Palo Alto. Javier's cousin Natalie, an attractive girl with a major attitude, comes to town for the
Felicity hears a rumor that Julie has written and performed a vicious song about her. They end up stuck in the same car for several hours after the subway breaks down. The other passengers overhear their sniping and get involved in their argument. An older man forces them to realize that they were never really as good friends as they believed. Noel and Ruby begin dating. Sean invents a condiment called ""smoothaise"" that he believes will make him rich. Ben meets a pushy caterer.
Lauren comes by Dean & DeLuca to announce that she is leaving the next day and expects Ben to help her move. She snaps at Felicity and accuses Ben and her of selfishness. Felicity tries to confess her plagiarism, but Professor Carnes interrupts. She is so certain of Felicity's innocence that she has her hearing moved to the next day to get it out of the way. Felicity learns that Ben has been injured in a car accident. Lauren suffered minor injuries, and the baby was unharmed. Felicity overhears the doctor say that Lauren was driving while drunk. Lauren is released from the hospital and leaves while Ben is still in surgery. Felicity chases after her and lays into her. Lauren later returns and apologizes. She says that she let her problems overwhelm her and was trying to blame others for her mistakes. Felicity persuades Lauren to sleep over at her apartment. Ben wakes up and begins to recover. Felicity is pleased to find her friends in the waiting room, even though she had aWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Ben catches Andre, a jerk who hangs around with Greg, defacing Felicity's campaign posters. Greg denies that his friend would do such a thing. All of the candidates start acting very immature and sabotaging each other's campaigns. After all of Felicity's posters are stolen from her room, she and Ben break into Andre's room. They discover that he has pilfered materials from all of Greg's competitors. Greg rubs his relationship with Felicity in Ben's face. An angry Ben tells Richard about Greg's drug arrest. Richard plasters fliers around the campus, and Greg is placed under scrutiny during a Q&A with students. Ben agonizes over whether to tell Felicity what he has done. Richard and a female student are elected co-presidents. Richard tells Felicity that he owes his victory to Ben. Felicity suddenly reverses her position and decides to join Greg on a weekend getaway. Ben learns their destination from Meghan and tries desperately to catch up to them. Ruby returns from Colorado after reveal
Meghan tells Felicity that she has concocted a spell to reunite her with Ben. Sean wins a free turkey, but the gang must hold Thanksgiving dinner at Felicity's apartment because Sean has broken the oven. Meghan tries to coax Ben into coming to dinner, but he backs out after Sean explains the circumstances. Ben and Lauren visit Mr. Covington, who has shown tremendous improvement. Lauren convinces Ben to take her to the dinner because she doesn't want to spend Thanksgiving alone. Everyone is shocked to find that Ben has brought a date, although Felicity tries to act as though it doesn't bother her. Javier suggests that he is trying to get back at Felicity for cheating on him, but Ben denies this. Meghan behaves rudely toward Lauren and gets into an argument with Ben. Felicity tries to defend Ben, but he snaps that their relationship was a waste of time. He feels guilty about saying this and leaves. He later returns to apologize, and he and Felicity sleep together. He immediate
As the spring semester begins, Lauren tells Ben that she is pregnant, and that he is the father. She is prepared to raise the child alone. Professor Hodges asks Ben and Trevor to act as research assistants for him. Trevor convinces Ben to take a paternity test. Ben becomes distracted while awaiting the test results, and forgets to check Hodges' experiment. Hodges decides to replace him. Ben learns that he is the father. He confronts Lauren about keeping the news from him for so long. Although he is torn, he feels that he cannot take part in the child's life. He gets a second chance from Hodges by assuring him that he has eliminated all distractions. Ben finally shares the truth about the pregnancy with a shocked Felicity. Felicity and Owen try unsuccessfully to get galleries to look at their work. Felicity's mother visits and announces that she is going to get her real-estate license. She encourages Felicity to follow the same path. Felicity frets over the fact that every
Felicity tries to convince Noel that she wants to be with him. She finally tells him that she travelled through time for him. He becomes very worried about her mental health. Felicity again asks Meghan to undo the time travel spell. Meghan is still skeptical, but gives her a book. Ben decides to leave school and travel across the country with Julie. Noel shares his concerns about Felicity with Ben. Ben finds Felicity working on a spell. She confirms that she is a time traveller, and tries to prove it by telling him about his father's illness and Lauren. Ben and Noel determine that Felicity may be experiencing psychosis. She agrees to see a doctor, who places her in a psychiatric ward for observation. Felicity meets Zoe in the hospital. After she is able to provide details about Zoe's life without having previously met her, Felicity realizes that she is not crazy. She calls Ben, who still doesn't believe her. However, he then receives a call from Lauren about his father.
A panicked Noel distances himself from Ruby. Ben enrolls in Noel's philosophy section, at Dr. Pavone's urging. Ben tells Noel that he got a girl pregnant in high school, but didn't come through when she needed him. He urges Noel not to do anything that he will regret. Noel decides to take an active role in his child's life. The ultrasound reveals that Ruby is eight weeks pregnant; Noel realizes that he could not have been the father. Ruby confesses that she slept with a producer while she was away in Los Angeles working on the movie. She reminds Noel that they were not really a couple at the time, and pleads with him to give her another chance. Elena holds a party to re-paint the apartment. Everyone loudly discusses Noel's situation while he is trying to rest in his bedroom. Julie confides in Sean about the date rape, and admits that she never fully recovered. He advises her to seek counseling. Felicity tries to get Greg to be as understanding around the staff as he is with his patien
Felicity becomes distant and withdrawn after Elena dies in a car accident. She pulls away from Ben. On the day that she receives an invitation to Noel and Zoe's wedding, she catches Ben kissing a Claire, the couple's friend and study partner. She breaks up with him and calls Meghan, who urges her to come to New York immediately. Ben later arrives for the wedding and apologizes, but admits that he was seeing Claire for a month. Felicity tells Meghan that she wishes she had gotten together with Noel. Meghan casts a spell that sends Felicity back in time to the night that she slept with Noel. This time, she quickly confesses to Ben. He wants to forgive her and move on, but she turns him down because she is hurt by what he did to her in the future. Felicity approaches Noel and says that she wants a relationship. He initially becomes confused and pushes her away, much to her surprise. However, he later says that he wants to be with her, and is just afraid that she will reject himWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Felicity's father accompanies her back to New York, where he is scheduled to work with the university. She grows tired of his constant intrusions, and panics when he announces that he may take a full-time job as a professor of surgery. Dr. Porter sends Felicity reeling with the news that he and her mother are separated. Ben and Felicity begin working the same shifts at Dean & DeLuca. Ben tells Sean that he was wrong to take his advice about not getting into a relationship with Felicity. Depressed after the university cuts the swim program, Ben convinces her to join him in blowing off some steam. They buy beer with his fake I.D. and break into the campus pool. They get caught by campus security and face expulsion. Julie rejects Erik's advances. However, he assures her that he truly cares about her music. She begins recording her demo, but learns from a technician that Erik has a reputation for preying on young singers. Ben advises Sean to tell Julie how he feels about her. Sean cann