state of Felicity: A 30-page art history paper is due
the next day and she hasn't even picked a subject. Felicity
explains to Meghan (who's on page 25) that she can't seem
to concentrate because all that's going on with Ben and her
new architecture project. Meghan suggests that she go to the
dissertation section of the library and just copy someone
up with Ben: He and Sean are looking at a sonogram photo
of the baby that Lauren gave him. They now know that the
baby is a boy. Ben gets a call from Lauren asking if he's
interested in doing a Lamaze class with her. He agrees,
and explains to Felicity that he's going to do everything
he can to be involved so that Lauren will be willing to
stay in New York. Later on Ben finds out Lauren has decided
to move to Arizona anyway. He visits a lawyer to see what
his rights are as the father.
pesky paper: Felicity has trouble getting sources for
her paper and finally gives in to Meghan's suggestion. She
copies an art history dissertation from the library and
spends the rest of the night putting "her" paper
together. Meghan passes on the news that her professor wants
to talk to her about the paper. It turns out that her professor
wants to submit Felicity's paper to a journal because its
so good. Worried, Felicity spills her guts to Meghan and
asks what to do. Meghan tells her to steal the dissertation
from the library so they won't have any proof of her plagiarism.
up with Noel and Sean:
Noel gets called into Mr. Webb's office and fears recriminations
for dating his daughter Zoe. He's therefore surprised to
discover that the meeting isn't about Zoe at all. Mr. Webb
has a problem with Sean's sales technique. Apparently Sean
lost an account the day before because he was too overbearing
and off-the-cuff. Noel sticks up for Sean, saying that he
has a unique style and they're partners. Mr. Webb warns
Noel that if he doesn't reign Sean in by the next sales
meeting he'll fire him. Noel tries to take the lead in the
next meeting but once again Sean turns on the enthusiasm.
Noel takes him aside and tries to explain the situation.
Sean takes offense and quits on the spot.
up with Javier and Rita: Javier
has taken up tennis lessons to try and find a boyfriend.
He suggests Rita do the same but she reveals that she's
already found someone. His name is Michael and he's the
sweetest man she's ever met. She wants Javier to meet him
and brings him by Dean & Deluca. Immediately Javier
recognizes him and pulls Elena aside to tell her that Michael
used to date a friend of his... a male friend. Should he
tell Rita? Elena warns him not to, but Javier tells her
anyway. Rita gets upset and accuses Javier of being jealous
because he's attracted to Michael.
does it all end:
Sean talks to Meghan about quitting his job and she tells
him that he's being ridiculous. His style is great and enthusiastic
but he does need to learn when to reign it in. The next
day Sean comes into the office and tells Noel that he asked
Webb for his job back and hopes that Noel will keep an eye
on him. Javier goes to Michael and tells him that he knows
that Michael is gay. Michael denies it but later on Rita
comes by and tells Javier that Michael told her the truth.
She apologizes and they become mixed doubles tennis partners.
Felicity discovers that the journal review board has some
questions about her paper. Meghan goes and steals the dissertation
to fix the problem, but it turns out the board wants to
see all of Felicity's notes and research. Felicity confesses
to Ben what she did and admits that she can't concentrate
with the baby on the way. Ben says the lawyer counseled
him to move to Arizona but he won't do it, once again assuring
her that things will be OK. This time, Felicity's not so
sure she can believe him.