Ben in O-Chem class. Felicity enters and sits next to him. He
doesn't look up.
BEN: This lab's brutal.
FELICITY: Yeah. Um, I kinda wanted to talk to you about what
happened the other night.
BEN: Oh, don't worry about it.
FELICITY: Oh. Really?
BEN: It's fine.
BEN: I mean, at first I was pretty pissed about the whole thing,
(looks up) but now it's okay. (smiles) I get it.
FELICITY: You get what.
BEN: (grins) That you're not over me.
FELICITY: What is that supposed to mean.
BEN: (still grinning) It just seems pretty clear that you still
FELICITY: Ben, seriously, I mean, I'm with Noel now.
BEN: (smug) Is that why you were all over me a week after you
two got together? C'mon, obviously you know you made a mistake,
you just can't admit it yet.
FELICITY: First of all, I was not "all over you."
And second, I mean-
FELICITY: (at a loss for words) I may have been a little, you
know, I was having kind of a confusing time last week.
BEN: (looks back at his work) Yes it must be very confusing
trying to fight all these feelings.
FELICITY: I'm not fighting any feelings.
BEN: Okay, denying them, whatever. Eventually you're gonna realize
that you want me back, and I hope, for your sake, that when
you do, it's not too late.
FELICITY: I'm gonna go find another lab partner.
BEN: Yeah, good luck with that.
Felicity picks up her stuff and goes to a table in the back.
Ben looks back at her with that really sexy look of his.
Amy Jo Johnson
the door to the loft carrying a basketball. Sean is at the counter,
unpacking flowers and grocery bags full of low fat foods.
BEN: Hey man.
SEAN: Hey! How's it going?
BEN: Good how you doing?
SEAN: Going great.
BEN: What do we got here.
Ben reaches into a grocery bag and pulls out 1% milk.
SEAN: No, not the 1%. And all the low fat stuff? Don't touch
it, it's for Julie.
BEN: Ooo-kay. You're shopping for her now, huh? (raises his
eyebrows) It's getting serious!
Ben opens the fridge and takes out a drink. He's still being
his really weird/cocky/cheerful new self.
SEAN: Yeah, she's getting here today, I'm having dinner with
her tonight, we're going to a Tart concert tomorrow...
BEN: Oooo! Tart.
SEAN: Yeah, women love that kind of stuff. Plus, uh, oh I gotta
call the ticket guy.
BEN: Hey, Sean. Maybe you should, uh, slow down a little bit.
SEAN: What? Slow down, are you kidding? No, she's coming all
the way from Woodstock to see me. I want her to have a good
BEN: All right. But you guys, you've told her how you feel,
you've talked about it?
SEAN: Well, not in so many words I didn't wanna do it over the
phone, why? You don't think it's gonna happen?
BEN: It's not that, it's just that, I think you should keep
your hopes... realistic. See how it goes, you havn't seen her
in a long time.
Sean nods. Meghan enters.
SEAN: Uh... hey.
MEGHAN: Where's my stuff?
SEAN: (points) It's right over there I packed it up for you.
MEGHAN: If I find one pair of my underwear missing I swear to
god I'm gonna kill you.
SEAN: It's all there.
MEGHAN: Good! Pervert.
SEAN: Hey, Meghan. Meghan. Look, I'm really sorry. I am. Really.
I just have to see where this thing goes.
MEGHAN: (points to her face) See this? This is me not caring.
Couldn't be more over you. (walks to the door) Oh, here's your
keys. (she throws them at him) Why don't you give them to Julie?
Not that you two have a chance in hell.
going through the classifieds.
NOEL: Okay. When did it become impossible to find a studio apartment
for under $12,000?
FELICITY: (tapping her pencil) Don't worry, you're gonna find
NOEL: (re: pencil tapping) Is that morse code? What're you doing?
FELICITY: Sorry. I'm just, never mind.
NOEL: What. What's the matter.
FELICITY: Nothing, nothing. (she goes back to her book. Noel
goes back to the paper) It's just Ben, he was such a jerk in
NOEL: (sighs) What'd he do?
FELICITY: (smiles) It's not even worth getting into. (laughs)
NOEL: Are you sure?
She gets up from her chair and sits next to him on the couch.
NOEL: Okay. (they kiss) Alright.
They look at the paper.
FELICITY: Wow. You are gonna need a roomate.
NOEL: And a job. I'm telling you, savor student housing. It's
Felicity keeps staring at him, smiling.
NOEL: What now?
FELICITY: (laughs) I just, I love being with you.
NOEL: I love being with you. (beat) I wish I was with you and
already had an apartment, but...
FELICITY: (laughs) All right, let's keep looking.
the loft door. Julie is outside!
BEN: How are you?
JULIE: Good! How're you?
BEN: Good, good. It's good to see you!
JULIE: Thank you!
BEN: Here, let me get those for you.
JULIE: THank you.
He takes a bag and her guitar into the loft.
JULIE: Oh, it's so weird to be back here.
JULIE: It looks exactly the same.
BEN: Yeah, it probably is. You wanna, sit down?
JULIE: Yeah. (they go over to the couch) So what's up with you,
I hear you're pre-med now. That's great!
BEN: Uh, yeah, well, we'll see...
JULIE: Oh, it's cute. I'm proud of you. (takes off her coat)
So, how's Felicity.
BEN: Uh, she's good, she's all right.
JULIE: You sure?
BEN: Uh, well, yeah, we kinda broke up.
JULIE: Oh, I'm-I'm sorry.
BEN: It's okay. Sean should be right back, he just went out
for a sec.
BEN: That's cool you guys are hanging out, keeping touch, that's
great. He's a great guy.
JULIE: Yeah, Sean's a sweetie. He's a good friend.
BEN: You're gonna spend some time together now?
JULIE: Yeah, I had this audition so I figured I'd stay a couple
days and hang out with everybody.
BEN: You have an audition.
JULIE: Yes, for a record label.
BEN: Oh, that's good. That's great. Congratulations.
BEN: It's nothing, just, Sean's really excited to see you, he
sort of thought that you guys... you know...
Julie doesn't know.
JULIE: He thought what? Sean knows I was coming for an audition,
I told him that.
BEN: Yes. I just must've misunderstood him.
JULIE: I don't understand, Sean's with Meghan, right?
BEN: (smiles, enjoying this) No he's not, he broke up with her.
JULIE: Oh, god this is bad. I am so stupid!
BEN: No, but maybe you should talk to him.
JULIE: Okay, I'll talk to him. So you and Felicity, Sean and
Meghan, I go away for a year and you all fall apart.
BEN: (laughs) Basically, yeah.
JULIE: You guys really broke up?
BEN: Yeah, she's with Noel now.
JULIE: Wow. I remember the last time they were together we were
BEN: Yeah, I remember that. (the laugh) Anyway, I should, uh,
get to work.
JULIE: Oh. Hey, uh, we should hang out later. Catch up.
BEN: Yeah, that's a good idea. Why don't you come by Dean and
Deluca, I got off around six.
BEN: All right. Bye.
Cut to later,
Julie practices. Sean enters, holding more flowers and groceries.
SEAN: Hey! Look who it is!
Julie gets up.
SEAN: How are you?
SEAN: Oh, I'm so bumed I wasn't here to great you in person,
I'm sorry. Oh! But I did get tickets to uh, that band you like,
Tart? (pulls the tickets out of his pocket and hands them to
her) You still like 'em, right?
JULIE: Yeah! Tomorrow night, okay!
SEAN: What's the matter, you seem like you're going to a funeral.
JULIE: No, it's... You know that I came here for an audition,
SEAN: Yeah! Why, what's the problem.
JULIE: Uh, Ben just, he got a different impression.
SEAN: Ben. Okay, really. What did Ben say.
JULIE: Well, he told me that you and Meghan, uh, just broke
SEAN: Yes. We broke up but that was a long time ago.
JULIE: Didn't it happen kinda recently?
JULIE: Did it have anything to do with... I don't know. Forget
SEAN: What, you thought that uh, the... I invited you here-
flowers, okay these flowers are for me. They are. 'Cause I'm
just, I'm a guy who loves flowers! Nothing wrong with that,
right? (he puts them in water) And uh, I was actually sprucing
up the loft a little bit.
JULIE: They're beautiful, Sean.
SEAN: Yeah, they're okay.
JULIE: They're really really nice.
Sean takes a baguette and what looks like a very small lobster
out of the bag.
JULIE: You know, I was thinking, maybe I should stay with Felicity.
Sean turns around.
SEAN: N- Uh, yeah, that's a great idea you'd probably have a
lot more fun there. Um, you should keep those tickets, use them
tomorrow night, 'cause I can't really go.
SEAN: No, seriously. I bought them for you, and you know, I
don't even like the Tarts.
JULIE: Tart. (Sean continues to put stuff away) Are you sure?
SEAN: Yeah, I'm positive.
JULIE: But we're still gonna hang out before I leave!
SEAN: Uh, yeah, but, you know, no pressure. I mean, you got
a crazy week, and this week is insane for me, too. Whatever.
Maybe we could get some coffee or something. (Julie nods) You
know, if you have time.
Julie doesn't really know what to do.
Cut to Dean
and Deluca storeroom. Felicity is struggling to lift a box onto
a higher shelf. Ben enters.
BEN: You want a hand with that?
FELICITY: Nope, I'm fine.
Ben takes the box from her and lifts it as though it's empty.
BEN: You're welcome.
He leans on the step ladder as Felicity moves smaller boxes.
BEN: So how's everything with Noel?
FELICITY: Actually, everything's great.
BEN: Yeah. Still together?
FELICITY: Yes, we're still together. Sorry to dissapoint you.
BEN: Yeah, I kinda feel bad for the guy. It's gonna be hard
when you blow him off again.
Felicity grabs the step ladder out from under Ben's arms.
FELICITY: I'm not gonna blow him off.
FELICITY: And you know what? Noel is great. He's, well, he's
everything you're not. (Ben continues to smile) He's kind, he's
funny, and he makes me happy.
BEN: (head to the side) Yeah. So I guess you told him about
our, uh, little study session then right?
FELICITY: (puts the step ladder away) No, I mean why would I?
(faces him) It didn't mean anything.
She exits. Ben follows her.
BEN: Really? 'Cause it seemed like you were, hiding from it.
FELICITY: (picking up cups) You know what? Maybe this whole
(waves her hand) self confidence act had it's appeal freshman
year, but now it's just sort of pathetic.
BEN: Yeah, I can see I've had zero effect on you.
FELICITY: And for the record, kissing you was about as exciting
as kissing my arm.
Felicity holds up her arms and kisses it a few times.
NOEL OC: Hey!
FELICITY: Actually, no! That was a thousand times more exciting!
(she turns around happily) Hey! Noel!
BEN: (happy) Hey, man! How ya doin'?
NOEL: Good! (to Felicity) So guess what, I just filled out an
aplication for that apartment with the lease option.
FELICITY: The one on ninth!
BEN: Can I get you something to drink? Like a latte, or something?
NOEL: Uh, I'll just have a regular coffee.
BEN: (way too happy) Regular coffee! (claps)
He goes to get it.
FELICITY: So, tell me about it!
They sit down at a table.
NOEL: Uh, well, it's tiny. It's a closet. And it's more than
I wanted to spend, but I don't know, I can really see us hanging
out, spending some time there.
Ben grins as he hands Noel his coffee.
BEN: Here you go.
NOEL: Oh, thanks. I mean, I don't think I'm gonna get it, but,
FELICITY: Noel, you'll get it.
BEN: Yeah, you're definatly gonna get it.
NOEL: Well, if I get it, we can hang- you can come by-
FELICITY: JULIE!! Oh my god!
She gets up and runs to her. They hug.
FELICITY: Hey, you're here!
Julie and Noel hug.
NOEL: Hey, how are you?
JULIE: I'm good. It's so good to see you guys!
NOEL: You too!
FELICITY: I got your message. I havn't talked to Meghan yet,
but I'm sure it'll be fine.
NOEL: So wait, what're you doing?
BEN: She's uh, auditioning for a record company.
NOEL: That's great!
JULIE: Yeah, I mean, they might not sign me, but... you know,
at least they're interested.
BEN: (loudly) Hey, should we go?
BEN: (to Felicity) Oh, uh, you don't mind closing up for me,
FELICITY: Oh, nono, no.
JULIE: I'll see you guys later.
Julie and Ben leave. Felicity turns to Noel.
FELICITY: It's not just me, right? He's acting weird.
NOEL: He's being really weird.
FELICITY: But you know what, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter.
I'm just so glad you're getting your own place.
NOEL: So am I, it's gonna be soooo great.
FELICITY: I know, tell me about it!
Cut to Felicity's
bed. Noel and Felicity play Boggle.
NOEL: Okay, turmoil.
FELICITY: Got it.
NOEL: Really? I was proud of turmoil. Well then, okay, turmoils.
(Felicity looks at him) Yes, well, I knew that one was a stretch.
(they laugh) Then, okay, that's all I got. Twelve points.
FELICITY: Okay so my turn.
NOEL: Just don't read them really slow and deliberatly like
you did last time, it drove me nuts.
FELICITY: I just wanna be appreciated for my tallent!
NOEL: Oh! Well, I apreciate you for your tallent, I do!
Felicity laughs as he leans over her.
FELICITY: You do?
NOEL: Um hmm!
They kiss and lie down fully.
JULIE OC: Hello!
They disentagle themselves.
FELICITY: Oh god, in here!
NOEL: You okay?
FELICITY: Yeah, are you?
NOEL: I'm good.
Julie opens the door.
NOEL: How's it going?
FELICITY: You want some pizza?
NOEL: We got pepperoni!
JULIE: No, thanks, we just had Chinese.
FELICITY: Did you have a good time?
JULIE: Yeah. I did. You know I'm so tired right now I think
I'll just get some sleep before my audition tomorrow.
FELICITY: Oh, I'll come set you up. (she gets up) Shake the
letters again. And don't cheat!
NOEL: I never cheat!
JULIE: Goodnight Noel.
FELICITY: I'm watching you.
Noel immediatly starts cheating.
Cut to the
living room, Felicity and Julie carry a futon.
FELICITY: Okay you got it? (they put it on the floor) Julie,
it's so good to see you. You look really great!
JULIE: Thank you! You look good too, your hair's getting so
long! I can't believe you're still living with Meghan.
FELICITY: (getting pillows) I can't believe it either.
JULIE: And it's actually by choice?
FELICITY: (laughs) You know what? She's a really good friend,
believe it or not.
FELICITY: Yeah, who knew. But I still miss you.
JULIE: I miss you too.
FELICITY: So what's it like to be back in the city?
JULIE: Oh, we walked everywhere today it was great. (they put
a sheet on the futon) He talks about you a lot.
FELICITY: God, I'm sorry you had to listen to that.
JULIE: Well, no, I mean you guys went out for a long time.
FELICITY: I know, I know, but, he needs to accept the fact that
we're over. You know?
JULIE: You seem pretty clear about that.
FELICITY: Yes. Completely.
JULIE: Good because I had so much fun with him, and I don't
know how he feels, but I just wanted to check in with you. Would
it bother you if we spent more time together?
Felicity looks shocked.
JULIE: Oh my god it seems like it would bother you.
FELICITY: No! No, god, I... Nonono. Things just turned around
really quickly for us. I'm mean, we broke up kind of suddenly.
JULIE: Well what happened?
FELICITY: Uh, well, to say it's complicated would be a huge
understatement. I just, I guess I just decided that Ben wasn't
the one for me. And that Noel maybe is.
JULIE: Well, personally, I think you guys are really great together.
FELICITY: I think so too. (they laugh) You know what? You should
do whatever makes you happy.
JULIE: Are you sure.
FELICITY: Yes. (stands up) Definatly. And thanks for checking.
JULIE: Well of course! (stands up)
JULIE: It's so good to see you.
FELICITY: You too.
JULIE: I'm gonna go wash my face.
Julie goes into the bathroom. Felicity's smile changes to a
very small frown as she puts unfolds pillow cases.
enters her room, where Noel in under the covers.
NOEL: My bed, has about the same sqaure footage as the apartment
I'm looking at, so, you know, just for your information.
FELICITY: Thank you.
She climbs in.
NOEL: Of course.
He puts his arm around her.
NOEL: Hey. (kisses her forhead)
NOEL: How's Julie doing.
FELICITY: She seems good.
FELICITY: (whispers) Um, I think she's kind of into Ben. Which
is fine, I could care less, Ben can be with whoever he wants
but, I'm a little worried about Julie.
NOEL: My guess is that Julie can take care of herself.
FELICITY: I know she can, but, Ben's just been acting like such
a jerk lately. I mean, even you noticed it. And, I mean, I know
it sounds crazy but, don't take this the wrong way, okay?
NOEL: (smiles) Uh, okay.
FELICITY: I'm just afraid that he's using her to get back at
NOEL: You really think he'd do that? They've known each other
for so long...
FELICITY: Exactly now suddenly, they're hooking up?
NOEL: Well if I'm not mistaken that's pretty much what happened
between you and me.
FELICITY: No, I know. I know. I would just hate for Julie to
get caught in the middle of something. (Noel nods) Do you think
I should talk to her?
NOEL: I don't think that's a good idea.
FELICITY: Yeah, maybe you're right.
NOEL: You know, I wanted to talk to you about something. Remember
that conversation we had about me getting a roomate because
the place is so expensive? I don't know, I was wondering that
you know, maybe if I get the apartment, if I get that apartment,
FELICITY: Do you wanna move in together?
NOEL: Yeah. Yeah, I know it's a huge deal, I know that. And
you'd have to give up this huge, incredible place and move into
an apartment the size of this bed-
FELICITY: (smiles) With you. (rolls onto her stomach)
NOEL: Yeah. So, just, um, you know, just think about it. And
you don't have to tell now, you know, you can tell me later.
NOEL: Good. Sorry.
NOEL: Yes you wanna move in with me or yes you wanna think about
FELICITY: Yes, I wanna move in with you! I mean, I know that
it's really fast and everything, but that's what this time is
all about. Why should we wait.
NOEL: We shouldn't. Okay.
NOEL: Oh, it's really really small.
FELICITY: (giggles) I don't care!
Cut to Ben
and Julie walking, holding hands. Ben carried her guitar.
JULIE: I'm so nervous right now, my stomach is doing flip-flops!
BEN: Well, they're gonna love you, you're really tallented.
JULIE: Thanks. Hey, did Sean say anything to you?
BEN: About what?
JULIE: You know, about me not being interested.
BEN: No, he didn't say anything.
JULIE: I feel so bad, I just hope I wasn't too mean.
BEN: No, Sean's fine. Sean's been wanting to act on that for
a long time, you know? It's good that he knows. It's out in
the open. Otherwise, you know, he'd just be wondering.
JULIE: Yeah. Well, this is me.
BEN: This is you?
JULIE: Yeah. So I was actually I was wondering, I wanted to
ask you something.
BEN: What's that.
JULIE: Okay, you can totally say no right now, but I have two
tickets to a concert and it's for tonight, and I was wondering
if you wanted to go with me.
BEN: What do you mean. Like a date?
JULIE: Yeah, I guess, like a date, or whatever, you know.
BEN: Uh, sure, yeah!
BEN: Yeah! I mean, it sounds like fun.
JULIE: I think it'd be a lot of fun for me too.
BEN: Yeah. You should...
JULIE: Yeah, I should go, I don't wanna be late.
BEN: All right.
JULIE: All right I'll see you later!
JULIE: Okay, bye.
She kisses him on the cheek.
BEN: Good luck.
Julie enters the building. Ben smiles.
Cut to the
loft, Sean and Ben.
SEAN: Okay, you warned me, you saw it coming? Now look at me,
I got a fridge full of low fat cottage cheese.
BEN: Sean, I gotta talk to you about something. It's actually
SEAN: Oh don't worry I talked to her. I'm clear on the whole
BEN: There's something else you should know. Me and Julie are
going out tonight.
SEAN: You and Julie are...
BEN: Yeah. It just sorta happened. I wanted to let you know.
SEAN: Wow. Okay, uh, I get it. Wow. (beat) Good work. And fast,
BEN: What're you talking about.
SEAN: What'm I talking about? The whole time you're telling
me "Sean, take it slow." "Sean, don't get your
hopes up." Wow.
BEN: Nonono. You're wrong about that, that's not
SEAN: Okay, well, I confide in you and this is how you repay
BEN: Well I was trying to protect you from getting hurt.
SEAN: (losing it) You know what? You should be protecting me
from friends like you!
BEN: Sean, I'm going to a concert with her. It's nothing.
SEAN: A concert?
SEAN: The Tart concert?
BEN: (thinks) Yeah.
SEAN: Those are my tickets, Ben. My tickets. She's taking you
on a date with my tickets. Get out of the loft.
BEN: Are you serious?
SEAN: Get out of the loft.
BEN: You're kicking me out of the loft?
SEAN: No. But only because I need your rent money. That's- Do
not treat friends this way.
BEN: I know. I know that. You say the word, and...
SEAN: Well guess what. Too late. Damage done. I want my tickets
Sean leaves. Ben looks down.
enters the apartment, Meghan is sitting on the couch, looking
like she was just crying.
FELICITY: Hey, were you just crying.
MEGHAN: No. (shot of the front of the couch, she's eating ice
cream out of the container) I wasn't crying. I was just pulling
hairs out of my nose. It makes your eyes water.
Felicity dumps her stuff behind the couch.
FELICITY: Okay but if you were crying, would it be because of
MEGHAN: First of all, I wasn't. And second of all, Sean's an
ass. I was gonna dump him anyway. I mean, it's senior year,
there's millions of guys out there. Better guys. Thinner guys.
FELICITY: (quietly) Okay.
MEGHAN: (puts down the ice cream) And starting tonight, I'm
on the prowl.
Julie enters the room as Meghan leaves.
JULIE: That was, that was really awful. God, would it be better
if I stayed someplace else?
FELICITY: Oh no, I don't think she blames you. If she did? Believe
me, you'd know it. Hey, how was your audition?
They go into the kitchen.
JULIE: I think it went all right. They had me play all my stuff,
which was good.
Julie hops up on the counter. Felicity gets out orange juice
and a glass.
FELICITY: Julie, that's great! Hey you know what? We should
go out tonight and celebrate.
JULIE: That sounds great, but I'm going out already.
FELICITY: Oh, you are.
JULIE: Yeah, with Ben.
FELICITY: Oh. So, I mean, that whole thing is working out.
JULIE: Yeah. Are you sure you're okay with that?
FELICITY: Yes. Really, it's fine.
Cut to O-Chem.
Ben's lab partner measures something (sorry, I'm an artist not
a scientist). Felicity enters and walks up to Ben.
BEN: Is that right?
BEN'S LAB PARTNER JOSH: I think so.
BEN: I hope so.
FELICITY: Hey, can I talk to you for a second?
BEN: 'Scuse me Josh. (they go into a corner) Hey, is this about
Josh, 'cause he asked me to be his lab partner and he's really
FELICITY: This isn't about Josh. It's about you and Julie. What's
BEN: Wow, I don't know what to tell you, I'm not gonna be around
FELICITY: You think I care about that? You are crazy, do you
BEN: Wow, you really can't deal with this, can you.
FELICITY: No, I can deal with this, I just won't let you use
my friend to get back at me. (Ben smiles. For the record, he
still has his safety glasses on) If that's what you're doing.
So are you? 'Cause if you are that's just a disgusting thing
BEN: Wow! I never you were such a jealous person!
FELICITY: I'm not jealous. I'm worried about Julie. Just two
days ago you were talking about getting back together with me.
BEN: No, I was saying that you wanted to get back together with
me. Not the other way around.
FELICITY: Whatever, I'm not gonna argue with you, the thing
is, just, you better not do anything to hurt her.
BEN: I'm not gonna do anything, I like her. But if you're really
worried, why don't you come out with us tonight? (adjusts the
FELICITY: What?! I'm not gonna go on a date with you and Julie.
BEN: Why not? (smug) If you're over me and just concerned about
her it shouldn't be a problem.
FELICITY: Oh my god you are such a jerk!
BEN: You can bring Noel. Unless it'd be weird for him.
FELICITY: No, Noel would be fine with that!
BEN: Okay, then let's do it.
FELICITY: A double date with you and Julie.
FELICITY: That sounds great let's do that.
BEN: See you tonight.
They go back to their seats.
BEN: All right Josh.
sits on a dresser with Noel in front of her.
FELICITY: I can't believe you actually got it.
NOEL: Yes the closet sized over priced studio is ours.
NOEL: And this was supposed to be champagne, but the only thing
they had was Club soda. So, enjoy the bubbles.
FELICITY: So you signed the lease and everything?
NOEL: We have to do that together, and I thought you'd want
to see the apartment first...
FELICITY: Noel. I'm gonna love it.
NOEL: You don't know that.
FELICITY: Yeah, I do.
NOEL: Well, they loned me a key. So we can visit it tonight.
FELICITY: I can't tonight.
NOEL: Why not.
FELICITY: Well, because I did this incredibly stupid thing.
I said that we'd go out with Ben and Julie tonight.
NOEL: All four of us?
NOEL: Well, I don't understand. I thought Ben was using Julie
and now we're double dating with them?
FELICITY: (nods) He is using her and when I tried to tell him
that he got into this whole thing and now... somehow we are
all going out together but at least we can be there for Julie
now, you know.
NOEL: Huh. This doesn't seem like a bad idea to you.
NOEL: So, we're the buffer couple.
FELICITY: Totally. I'm so sorry, Noel!
NOEL: No, you know what, it's okay. It's one night. And we'll
see the apartment the next day.
FELICITY: (smiles) Okay. Great.
NOEL: (less enthus) Yeah. Great.
Cut to Epstein's.
Meghan sits at the bar alone.
RANDOM GUY: Hey. Is this seat taken?
MEGHAN: Are you kidding? Are you gonna follow up that gem with
"come here often?" Get the hell out of here.
SEAN OC: This seat taken?
MEGHAN: Oh, not another one. (turns around, sees him) What,
are you stalking me now?
SEAN: No, I'm actually here for a (to bartender) beer, please.
MEGHAN: Where's Julie, your girlfriend.
SEAN: That, uh, that didn't work out.
MEGHAN: Oh. Am I supposed to feel sorry for you now?
SEAN: All right, you know what, fine, I'll sit somewhere else.
MEGHAN: Wait. Julie's an idiot.
SEAN: (sits down) Look. Meghan, I am sorry. I am. I don't know
what I was thinking. I think maybe Julie was just this fantasy.
MEGHAN: You're an even bigger idiot than she is if you think
that makes me feel better.
SEAN: Sorry. But let me, let me make it up to you I have two
tickets to the Tart concert tonight.
MEGHAN: Tart blows.
SEAN: Well, it's better than hanging out here and getting hit
on by all these losers.
MEGHAN: Okay, fine. But I'm only going 'cause it's free. Not
because I wanna hang out with you. (gets up) Buy my drink.
Sean puts some money on the counter and follows her.
Cut to a
restaurant. Felicity, Noel, Ben and Julie sit at a table. Eastern-style
WAITRESS: Can I get you anything?
BEN: Uh, I'll have another beer.
FELICITY: I will too.
NOEL: Make that three, please.
The waitress takes their empty bottles.
FELICITY: So when do you hear back from the record label?
JULIE: Hopefully tomorrow.
NOEL: So if you get it will you move back to the city?
JULIE: I think so, yeah. I hear it's really hard to find a place
NOEL: You know, I just found one. It's not as bad as everyone
BEN: You got that apartment?
NOEL: Yeah! (looks at Felicity) well, um...
FELICITY: Yeah, well actually, we got it. We're gonna be living
JULIE: Wow! Congratulations you guys!
NOEL: Thank you.
BEN: Yeah that's great! That's great. Remember our apartment?
That didn't work out, did it.
NOEL: You guys lived together, I don't even remember that.
FELICITY: Well, it lasted about a day.
BEN: Hey, remember that dancer who lived upstairs? Or downstairs.
What was her name?
FELICITY: I don't remember.
Julie looks uncomfortable.
BEN: Remember, she took a bath in our bathtub, you were so jealous.
Remember that? Seriously. Hey, seriously, what was her name?
FELICITY: Bridgid. Bridgid Posterchek.
BEN: That's it. Bridgid Posterchek. You were so worried I was
gonna cheat on you. Which is kind of ironic. (Noel looks menacing)
Think about how things turned out. Right?
Felicity smiles. Julie looks nervous.
FELICITY: Excuse me.
She gets up.
NOEL: (quietly, to Ben) What's your problem.
BEN: I don't have a problem, not with you. I'm gonna go talk
He gets up and goes accross the room and behind the green bead
curtain where Felicity is.
BEN: I shouldn't have said what I said, just come back to the
FELICITY: Why, so you can torture me some more?
BEN: Are you serious? You think this is torture? Try coming
back from a long summer, having one lousy day and finding out
your girlfriend slept with your roomate, that's torture.
FELICITY: So you are using Julie to get back at me.
BEN: No, I'm not. Is that what you're doing with Noel?
FELICITY: No! I'm not!
BEN: Then what is it? How did this happen, I mean, it just turned
FELICITY: You did things that made me-
BEN: What did I do. What is it? We had one stupid fight about
FELICITY: It was so much more than that.
BEN: Tell me! What is it? A girl? A friend from the summer who's
name you can't even get straight?
FELICITY: You wouldn't understand.
BEN: Well, you're right, no, I don't. I don't understand. I
don't understand at all.
He goes back to the table. Felicity sighs, then follows him.
At the table, Julie hands Ben his coat.
BEN: Thank you.
FELICITY: Yeah, we're okay.
JULIE: Do you guys wanna maybe go back to the loft? I have some
music I'd like to play.
NOEL: Uh, what do you think.
BEN: (sincere) I think it sounds great.
FELICITY: You know what? So do I.
BEN: (a little surprised) You sure?
FELICITY: I can't think if anything I'd like to do more.
NOEL: What's going on.
FELICITY: Nothing let's just get this over with.
She puts on her sweater and they leave.
Meghan walk down the hall to the loft. Sean is a little overenthusiastic,
and wearing a Tart t-shirt..
SEAN: TART ROCKS!! THEY WERE ON FIRE, WEREN'T THEY?
MEGHAN: Stop screaming.
MEGHAN: You're deaf from the concert!
SEAN: Whoa! Okay. Wow, I am. Hey you know what? I had a really
great time tonight! I'm guessing, uh, you did too?
MEGHAN: Why, because I came back to the loft with you?
MEGHAN: No, I'm just hoping to find Julie and Ben, shirtless
and tangled up on the couch!
SEAN: By the way, if that happened, I'd be perfectly fine with
SEAN: Yes, absolut- Look I told you, Julie is just-
MEGHAN: Don't ever use the word fantasy again.
SEAN: No, she was a question that I needed answered. That's
all it was. Okay? It was like a mid, a quarter life crisis.
Trust me, I know I should've just bought a red sports car and
called it a day.
MEGHAN: So you're passed your crisis?
SEAN: Yes, totally.
MEGHAN: You're not pining for Julie?
SEAN: No! I am telling you, I am finally over her.
MEGHAN: Finally?! Okay, so you wanted her the whole time you
were with me?!
SEAN: No, that's not what I'm saying!
They enter the loft. Julie is playing. Ben is spinning a beer
bottle around on the coffee table.
MEGHAN: What's going on.
MEGHAN: Oh, we can talk now? Are you guys playing musical spin
the bottle? You're even more incestuous than I thought.
BEN: We're listening to Julie.
MEGHAN: Really. Can we play?
FELICITY: Look, seriously, we weren't playing spin the bottle.
MEGHAN: Why. (she sits down and takes off her coat)
SEAN: Because they're not in junior high, 'kay?
MEGHAN: Knock it Sean, this is your big chance.
SEAN: I don't need a big chance.
MEGHAN: Well you'd take one if you had one.
SEAN: Uh, no I wouldn't.
MEGHAN: Oh, let's see about that.
Meghan spins the bottle. It lands on Ben. Shot of Felicity.
FELICITY: Oh are you serious? Hey, don't look at me!
Meghan stands up.
BEN: Whoa, I never said I was playing.
MEGHAN: Oh just relax and enjoy it.
She kisses him.
MEGHAN: You're welcome. All right. You're next. (he sighs) I'll
BEN: No, I'll do it I don't care.
It lands on Felicity.
FELICITY: This isn't happening.
MEGHAN: None of this would be if it wasn't for your little return
trip. In fact, Julie wouldn't even be here!
JULIE: (to Felicity) What's she talking about?
FELICITY: Nothing. Meghan, I'm don't wanna do this. I won't
play this stupid game.
MEGHAN: All right, you big baby. But this is your last get out
of jail free card. After this, rules are rules. (to Ben) Spin
BEN: Spin again?
He spins again. It lands on Felicity again.
FELICITY: This is an nightmare.
MEGHAN: Oh my god, what're you scared of. Seventh graders do
this all the time.
FELICITY: Just get it over with.
They stand up.
MEGHAN: Don't forget the five second rule.
MEGHAN: Yeah, you have to kiss for five seconds or it doesn't
count. Standard StB rules. (Ben smiles and kisses her. Felicity
keeps her hands in her pockets and rolls her eyes) One, two,
three, four, five.
They pull away very fast. Noel sighs.
MEGHAN: God this is fun! All right, go Julie you're up. Sean,
stop praying so loud.
Julie spins, it lands on Ben. They kiss for way more than five
seconds, with tongue. Pan down to Felicity, looking, well, JEALOUS.
Noel looks at Felicity. Julie and Ben finally pull away. Ben
looks coldly looks at Felicity. Noel gets up. Felicity reaches
up to stop him, halfheartedly.
MEGHAN: Where're you going? We can't play with only five!
Noel gets his coat and leaves.
Cut to later.
Sean picks up beer bottles from the living room. Meghan picks
up her stuff to go.
SEAN: You're leaving?
SEAN: No, you know, you should stay!
MEGHAN: Hey horndog, don't blame me that you didn't get to kiss
Julie. I mean, I tried to keep the game going, but...
SEAN: You know what, the truth is I didn't want to kiss Julie.
I wanted to kiss you. (Meghan gives him a "oh c'mon"
look) I want you back.
MEGHAN: That's it? That's your big sell?
SEAN: No. Even after the way you've treated me tonight, I know
one thing, I know that I really, I love you, Meghan. That's
M Who cares. You dumped me for Julie. Is that the way you treat
someone you love? That's like, the worst.
SEAN: Okay I know I hurt you, Meghan...
MEGHAN: No, you didn't hurt me. I just don't want you anymore.
Cut to Felicity's.
Noel looks through a book in the living room. Felicity looks
at him through the window, then enters.
FELICITY: Hey. Are you coming to bed?'
NOEL: (calm) I don't know. I'm just doing some thinking.
FELICITY: What were you thinking about.
NOEL: I was thinking about the apartment on ninth. The floor
sags. Needs a paint job. Right now it's just this, uh, this
foreign place. But pretty soon it's gonna be home. You know,
it'll be a part of me, in a way.
FELICITY: I know, I can't wait.
NOEL: The thing is, I've always wanted to live somewhere with
you. Ever since I met you. (Pause. Felicity smiles) But I realized
tonight that's not gonna happen.
FELICITY: What do you mean?
NOEL: It's okay, I guess, you know, because it's just a fact.
But I'll never inhabit you the way that Ben does.
FELICITY: Noel, that is not true.
NOEL: Whatever he did to make you break up with him, it wasn't
enough. You will never be over Ben.
Felicity sits down in front of him.
FELICITY: (urgently) Noel, come on, wait a second. We have not
even had a chance, we've barely had any time together.
NOEL: Time isn't gonna change this.
FELICITY: It has to.
NOEL: It doesn't work that way. (Felicity's eyes fill) So, I'm
FELICITY: Noel, please don't.
He gets up from his chair and walks to the door. Felicity watches
him walk to the outside door and exit. She turns to the side.
Fade back to a long shot of her, the door's POV.
producers: J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves
The Anniversary: Your Majesty