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
In a special black and white episode patterned after The Twilight Zone, a mysterious customer offers Felicity advice on how to ease her constant heartache. Felicity visits a clinic, where she soon learns that the doctors use horrific methods to mend a broken heart. Felicity and her friends end up trapped in a small, bare room from which there is no escape. The contents of Meghan's box are revealed (for the purpose of this episode only).
Ben and Trevor fail their organic chemistry midterm. They are upset because the test included an entire section on a topic that Professor Hodges had specifically said would not be included. They ask for a chance to re-take the test. Ben insults the professor after he belittles them. Hodges responds by throwing both Ben and Trevor out of the class. They go out drinking. Trevor continues to drink after they arrive at Felicity and Elena's Halloween party. He collapses with alcohol poisoning, and Ben calls an ambulance. Ben tells Hodges that Trevor is in a coma. He suggests that it wouldn't have happened if Hodges were a little more understanding. Hodges goes to the hospital to check on Trevor, who has begun to recover. He agrees that he isn't very helpful to his students, and asks Ben and Trevor to return to class. T.A. Felicity takes over some classes after the professor is arrested for shoplifting. Felicity's students constantly mock her and accuse her of selling out after
Hanna shows up at Dean & DeLuca to use the phone. She reveals that she has been attending school in New York for several months. She goes out to the bar with everyone, and seeks Noel's help in overcoming a block as she works on a musical composition. She kisses him as he sees her off at the end of the evening. Noel plans on returning her tape and moving on, but changes his mind after going to see her. Noel admits that he still has feelings for Hanna; he is considering getting back together with her. He ignores Felicity's wishes by accompanying Hanna back to her apartment. Felicity continues to frequent the art studio; and agrees to pose for a sketch with Eli, her art student friend. Noel nearly rekindles his romance with Hanna, but cuts things off and decides to go back to Felicity. Meanwhile, Felicity has sex with Eli. Julie becomes lonely as Ben spends more time with his swimmer friends. She initially despises his abrasive buddy Lynn, but discovers that he is actually a decent guyWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Felicity believes that she and Ben are growing closer. Ben asks her to proofread his English paper and hand it in. She rewrites it in the hopes of helping him get a better grade. The professor becomes suspicious and accuses Ben of cheating. Felicity confesses her actions to Ben. He is not only furious, but hurt that she seems to believe that he is stupid. He stubbornly refuses to allow her to turn herself in. Ben tries to learn the material in the paper before facing a hearing in front of faculty members. He eventually admits that he didn't write the paper. The professor saves Felicity and Ben from expulsion, but they both fail the assignment. (Felicity had gotten an A, and Ben's original paper would have received a B.) Julie prepares to see ""Solaris"" with Zach. She rents a copy beforehand because she is afraid that she will not understand the film. Blair constantly asks Elena for a date, while she dismisses their night together as a one-night stand.
Felicity tells Noel about the rape in the hopes that he will have some idea of how to help Julie. Felicity offers Julie her support and accompanies her to the hospital for an exam. The police ask Julie to file a report, but she declines for the time being. She claims to be fine and shuts down emotionally. Zach approaches her about another date, and has no idea that Julie is even upset with him. Felicity and Noel seek advice at the university health center. They learn that it is unlikely the case could be prosecuted by the police because it is a date-rape case involving alcohol. However, Julie can still file charges through the university. Noel reports Zach to his R.A., Darryl. Felicity is upset, but Noel points out that he has a responsibility for the safety of other students. After Darryl lays into him, Zach confronts Julie and insists that he did not rape her. Julie is angry with Felicity for interfering, and refuses her help. She believes that she is to blame for the rap
Abby, Dean & DeLuca's officious new manager, leaves Felicity in charge while she is away. If she does a good job, she will be promoted to assistant manager. Abby orders Felicity to fire Danny, an irresponsible employee. Felicity does this, but Danny keeps showing up for work anyway. Ben is unable to pay off his debt to the campus bookie, who asks him to collect from others. He refuses to do this. Ben learns that he will soon be kicked out of school unless he can find a way to pay his tuition. Sean agrees to co-sign a loan, but the bank refuses to approve it because Sean owes money to one of his suppliers. When Julie learns of his problems, Ben angrily refuses her suggestion that he call his parents for help. Barry, the bookie, comes to the bar and harasses Ben. Ben embarrasses him by knocking him down in front of everyone, so the guy calls his frat brothers and has them beat up Ben. After the assault, Ben vanishes for 24 hours. He finally resurfaces on Felicity's doorstep. S
The dorm plans a party for Julie's birthday. Carol stops by reveals that she is actually Julie's mother. She refuses to allow Julie to meet her family because she hasn't told her husband that she has another child. Julie pleads with her to re-consider. Carol shows up at the bar to watch Julie sing. She explains that her husband is Julie's father. She had the baby while they were separated, and never told him about the pregnancy after they reunited and married years later. Carol forbids Julie from contacting her father. Julie secretly observes her parents and two siblings as they dine at a restaurant. She decides to cut ties with Carol and show more appreciation for her adoptive parents. Meghan asks Felicity to watch over her mysterious box while her parents are in town. Felicity is amazed as Meghan undergoes a complete personality transformation, trying to pass herself off as a sweet, innocent preppy. Noel considers moving out of the dorm because he feels uncomfortable around Felic
Felicity agrees to give Ben some space to sort out his feelings. Avery convinces him to come to her cabin and hang out with her friends. Avery kisses Ben. Meghan shares his whereabouts with Felicity. She later warns Ben not to hurt Felicity because she loves her ""like she was my weird, spastic little baby sister."" Noel tries to console Felicity, but she fears that she gave up on Ben too easily. She determines that she must go to Southampton to talk with him. Felicity makes it clear that she loves Ben and wants to work through their problems together, but he remains confused. Ben realizes that Avery doesn't really understand him after she offers sympathy over a hard-earned B-minus, when he had actually been proud of the grade. He seeks out Felicity and apologizes, just as Noel was trying to make a move on her. Sean belittles Meghan for holding a seance. She pretends to contact his dead grandmother. He finds this insulting and tries to get revenge, but Meghan stays one step aWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Todd Mulcahy, a young man who attended summer school with Felicity when she was twelve, arrives unexpectedly. He declares that he and Felicity are soulmates, and announces that he has come to New York to kiss her. Felicity seeks Ben's advice on how to deal with a stalker. She is annoyed when Todd manages to win everyone over with his charms. (He helps Noel with a computer problem, and turns out to be an old skateboarding buddy of Ben's.) Felicity finally takes Todd to dinner and orders him to leave her alone. As she walks home, he follows her and insists that they will be together. He gets hit by a bus. Felicity and Elena prepare for an important test. The students with the top twenty scores win the right to an interview with the professor for a seminar that is considered essential for those hoping to make it to medical school. Blair approaches Elena for a date, unaware that she knows that he is cheating on her. She punches his lights out. He later approaches and asks her for another
Felicity counsels an advisee, who is using tips from a magazine article to win the affections of her aloof boyfriend. Ben worries Felicity with his peculiar behavior. He finally reveals that he listened to her tape and cannot deal with the idea that she might love him. Felicity consults the magazine article and tries to get him back. She agrees to be less intense, but suddenly breaks up with Ben because she feels that he expects her to be someone else. She deals with her pain by getting a very short hair cut. Julie throws a big party (with cover charge) at the loft. Elena tries to help Noel get a girl's phone number.
A mono epidemic hits the campus. After Meghan gets sick, Felicity tries to avoid the bug by staying with Elena and Noel. Felicity frets about the fact that David has yet to kiss her. Noel accidentally says Felicity's name while kissing Ruby. Ruby is furious to discover that Noel and Felicity hadn't told her the truth about their past relationship. A stranger offers Ruby a business card, claiming to be a movie producer. She follows up on the lead and ends up getting a major role in a Tom Cruise movie. Ruby sleeps with Noel before departing for several weeks. Ben finds out that Maggie is married.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Ben refuses to talk to Felicity, and will only go near her to retrieve his belongings. Felicity drops by the loft in the middle of the night to leave him a note. Ben's mother flies in to visit his dad. She announces that Mr. Covington has shown enough improvement to be placed on the transplant list again. Ben is stunned to learn that his parents are getting back together. He is not angry, but worries that his father will continue to hurt his mother. Meghan comforts a devastated Felicity, and assures her that she and Ben belong together. Meghan lashes out at Ben for not even listening to Felicity's apology. Sean takes Meghan's support of Felicity as a sign that she has no problem with cheating, but she reminds Sean that the situation has nothing to do with their marriage. Ben meets Felicity at a restaurant, but becomes uncomfortable as she tries to explain what happened with Noel. He runs out. He tells Sean that he wants to forgive Felicity, but just can't bring himself to doWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Elena is wounded in the shoulder; but the only person to sustain serious injuries in the shooting is some girl that no one had ever seen before. Ben accompanies Avery in the ambulance and urges her to fight for her life. She flatlines for a moment, but the paramedics are able to revive her. Avery eventually recovers from her injuries. She showers Ben with expensive gifts and fully admits to a romantic interest in him, much to Felicity's dismay. Noel becomes extremely depressed after the shooting. He cheers up a little after sleeping with Avery. Elena signs up for a self-defense class in the hopes of regaining her self-confidence, and frightens Felicity with her aggressive behavior. Felicity refuses to accompany Elena to the class, but changes her mind when Avery decides to attend. Felicity enjoys the tremendous satisfaction of getting to flip Avery in the air and slam her to the ground. Tracy returns from Africa a month early. Elena learns that he is dating someone he met onWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Felicity concludes that it would be wrong to join Ben on the road trip, as she does not want to betray Julie. Noel offers her a ticket to Berlin, but she needs time to think it over. After Ben kisses her, she runs out in a panic and immediately accepts Noel's offer. Elena and Ben both believe that she actually wants to go on the trip with Ben. Ben pleads with her to change her mind. When Felicity visits Ben to discuss the situation, Julie witnesses their flirtation. She realizes that Ben dumped her for Felicity. Julie spills the beans to Noel, who demands that Felicity return her ticket to Berlin. Ben begins his drive alone, but returns later and makes a final plea for Felicity to join him. He appears to have won her over...until she finds the plane ticket in her room, accompanied by a love letter from Noel. Elena sleeps with Dr. McGrath. She sneaks a peek at her exam and discovers that she didn't do very well. When she receives the paper in class the next day, she finds that the
Ben and Felicity get back together. She confesses her fling with Noel to Javier, who promises, ""My lips are like glue sticks."" Felicity learns that she cannot get financial aid because all of the available funds have been distributed. She tries to apply for a scholarship, only to find that it no longer exists. Javier suggests that she enter a beauty pageant, but she is reluctant. Noel receives $50,000 for staying married to Natalie for a year. He doesn't really want anything to do with the money. Felicity turns him down when he offers to help with her tuition. She considers pleading with her father for help, but decides to do things on her own--even if it means entering the pageant. Sean experiences financial problems and faces eviction. Meghan goes against his wishes by arranging to have dinner with their parents. Sean upsets his father by suggesting that he will do something embarrassing. Mr. Blumberg refuses to attend. Meghan gets the event rescheduled as a brunch, andWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Javier faces deportation. Horrified by the prospect of being separated from his true love, Samuel, he asks Felicity to help him get a green card by marrying him. Felicity reluctantly agrees to go through with it, although she could face jail time if their scheme is discovered. Javier calls off the marriage because of Samuel's objections. Samuel convinces his boss to transfer him to Spain so that he can stay with Javier. Noel's visiting brother Ryan announces that he is gay. Before Noel can come to grips with this news, Ryan introduces him to his boyfriend, whom he plans to marry. Ryan is infuriated when Noel proves to be less than supportive of his decision. They come to an understanding after Ryan shows up at a graphics exhibit where Noel has some work on display. The swim coach observes Ben's workout and asks him to try out for the team. He is reluctant; until one of the swimmers, Lynn, angers him by bringing up his failed track tryout in front of Julie. Ben competes against Lynn i
As the summer comes to an end, Felicity's father begins nagging her about her future. She hopes to prove that she has a future in her major by gaining admission to the honors art program. Ben returns from the EMT training session and announces that he wants to become a doctor. He signs up for a heavy course-load, and realizes that he will have to stay in school a fifth year to finish his pre-med requirements. Felicity is put off by Ben's sudden sense of purpose, as she expected him to be just as aimless as she is. She begins turning to the jobless Noel for support. Felicity's father comes to town and accuses her of wasting her college years. She becomes furious at his interference and decides to pay for her final year of college herself. She immediately files papers to declare her independence. Felicity shows up late for work while dealing with her crisis, forcing Ben to cover for her. He then arrives late to his first organic chemistry lecture, where the professor locks him
Felicity spies Blair kissing another girl in the library. Felicity plans to tell Elena, but keeps quiet when the girl turns out to be Elena's best friend, Tara. Blair tries to convince Felicity that he wasn't even at the library. He and Tara later confess to Elena, but claim that it was an accident. She is still mad, but elects to forgive them. Felicity talks with a guy with a photographic memory who frequents the library stacks. He has seen Blair and Tara make out on several occasions. Elena refuses to believe that Tara would betray her, and essentially orders Felicity to stay out of her business. She soon has a change of heart and backs out of a date with Blair, but tells him to go to the concert alone. She apologizes to Felicity, and they wait for the concert to let out. They discover that Blair gave Elena's ticket to Tara, whom he kisses outside the arena. Julie learns the identity of her birth mother, Carol Anderson. Ben comes along for moral support as Julie prepares to meet
Felicity takes in a stray dog, but has trouble finding a place for it to stay. Elena believes that Felicity is using the dog as an excuse to not have sex with David. Lucky is diagnosed with distemper and has to be put to sleep. Felicity sleeps with David. Ben meets Maggie's husband when he comes to Dean & DeLuca to buy food for their anniversary party. Sean continues to fawn over Julie.
Felicity feels extremely guilty after having sex with Noel. She seeks Dr. Pavone's advice on whether she should tell Ben. Dr. Pavone theorizes that she wants to have both guys. Felicity hears an answering machine message for Ben in which a girl talks about ""their"" motel room. She confronts Ben, who explains that the girl was a study partner from the EMT training who tried to make a pass at him. He reminds Felicity that he already told her about the incident. He realizes that something is wrong, and tries to console Felicity about her uncertain future. Although he offers his support, she dumps him again. Richard discovers the truth about Felicity and Noel. Elena and Tracy ask Felicity to perform their wedding ceremony. Elena is perplexed when Tracy suddenly seems interested in sleeping together before the wedding. Sean, still fuming over Meghan's inclusion of Tracy on her ""list,"" bets that she could not even get a kiss for him. She tries and fails, leading to a confrontationWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Felicity's parents arrive unexpectedly for Thanksgiving. She is afraid to tell them about all of the recent changes she has made in her life. The Porters, David and Professor Sherman all end up getting invited to dinner at Noel and Elena's apartment. Meghan shows up in the hopes of seeing everyone get into a fight. Felicity fears that David is becoming too serious about their relationship. Felicity and Noel get drunk from Professor Sherman's punch. They go to his room and reminisce about their kiss the previous Thanksgiving. Professor Sherman walks in on them kissing. An ugly scene develops, leaving Meghan delighted. Felicity breaks up with David. Javier recruits Ben, Julie and Sean to help him cater the Sherwoods' anniversary party. Maggie introduces her husband to Ben, ""the guy I've been sleeping with."" Ben realizes that Maggie was just using him to get back at her cheating husband. Sean and Julie console him as they dine on ""tofurkey."" Meghan forgets a promise to serve dinner to
Avery leads Noel to believe that she slept with Ben. Noel gets the Seattle job, and asks Felicity to work as his assistant for the summer. Noel and Felicity trash the library as an idiotic prank, much to Richard's dismay. Avery is hospitalized after taking too many pills. Her roommate suggests that Ben is to blame because he didn't return her phone calls. Avery continues to rely on Ben. Ben confronts Noel about his attitude. Felicity overhears Noel accuse Ben of cheating on her. Ben denies this; he says that Avery kissed him, but it was meaningless. He points out that Noel is obviously trying to break them up. Ben asks Avery to confide in her friends and seek professional help, as he can no longer support her. Noel tells Felicity how much they will miss each other after he leaves. He kisses her. Meghan supports Sean's decision to have a bar mitzvah, until she meets the attractive female rabbi. She concludes that they should break up because they have nothing in common. S
In the aftermath of their kiss, Felicity gets all hot and bothered about Noel. She continually dreams about him. They team up for the group portion of their final project in art class, and fear that Professor Sherman will not be able to give them an unbiased critique because she hates them. Felicity and Noel spend a lot of time together, and she cannot stop thinking about him. The situation becomes more complicated when Ruby returns from Los Angeles. After much soul searching, Felicity approaches Noel with the suggestion that they get back together. Noel decides that it isn't a good idea; he recalls how badly their first attempt at a relationship ended, and thinks it would be better to commit himself to Ruby. However, Noel and Felicity nearly kiss while working on their assignment, and he begins to re-consider his decision. Ruby must return to Los Angeles for more work on the movie, and gives Noel a ticket so that he can come with her. She suspects that Noel still has feelings fWatch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sean puts together a documentary about college life. He soon narrows the focus to a discussion of Felicity and Noel and their failed relationship. He interviews the duo and its friends and acquaintances. (Meghan describes life with Felicity as ""like living with a TV that's always playing Little House on the Prairie, only with more sweaters."") Noel, at Sean's recommendation, visits a hypnotist to deal with his unresolved anger about Felicity's fling with Eli. Noel believes that he was the only one who truly cared about the relationship. He is surprised when Sean plays back a portion of Felicity's interview, in which she admits that she loved Noel. Although Sean hopes for a happy ending, Felicity and Noel decide to take things slow. Ben tells Sean that his mother has finally left his father. Ben falls deeper into debt, and may be thrown out of school if he can't figure out a way to pay back his loans. He loses a bet and cannot cover it. When Lynn refuses to place another bet on his b
Felicity and Ben begin a community service assignment at the student health center. Felicity chooses that assignment because she wants to help others, while Ben just wants to be around Felicity. The head of the clinic, Greg, acts very rude and condescending toward them. He tries to get Felicity to convince Ben to leave because he is getting in the way. Ben quits, but Felicity decides to stick around because she enjoys working with the patients. Ruby learns that she is indeed pregnant, and plans to have an abortion. Ben finds out what is going on when he processes Ruby's file. He tries to see Noel and tell him that he has been in a similar situation, but Noel just orders him to butt out. Felicity doesn't know what to say when she sees Noel in the clinic's waiting room. Ruby cannot go through with the abortion, and runs out in tears. She decides to have the baby and raise it herself. Noel is terrified by the prospect of fatherhood. Felicity tries to calm him. Erik stands up f