Series Finale Part 1 - Felicity, Interrupted

Written By Jennifer Levin and Josh Reims
Directed By Joanna Kerns
Transcribed By Sasha
Original Airdate: May 22. 2002


 
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Felicity is sitting alone in a lounge with yellow chairs, looking at the magic eight ball key chain hanging on her finger. The door opens, and Noel enters, taking off his coat. Music: "Tomorrow" by Avril Lavigne. Lyrics available at http://www.allavril.com.
NOEL: Hey, sorry I'm late.
FELICITY: That's okay. Thanks for coming.
NOEL: Yeah, I, uh, I actually can't stay very long I have to get to my new job.
FELICITY: You got a job! Where?
NOEL: Ah, I'm the new guidance councilor at UNY.
FELICITY: (remembers) Oh, right!
Noel looks confused.
NOEL: What?
FELICITY: I mean, congratulations. (nods)
NOEL: Yeah, well, yeah, it's just a temporary thing until something better comes along.
FELICITY: Something will, I mean, I know that for a fact. (pause) Not an actual fact, but... The reason I wanted to see you, um... (looks down, pauses, looks up) Well I, wanted to give you this. (holds up key chain) It's, uh, for your new apartment.
NOEL: Thank you.
FELICITY: Noel. We can make this work, I know we can. And I know that you think I wanna be with Ben, but I don't, Ben did terrible things to me.
NOEL: Ben did terrible things to you?
FELICITY: My point is, I want to be with you. You have no idea what I've gone through to be with you.
NOEL: Yeah. I never thought that I would say this to you. (laughs) It's just, Felicity, it's not the right time.
FELICITY: Now is the only time.
NOEL: I'm sorry. I should go.
Noel starts to stand up.
FELICITY: Wait. Noel. (Noel sits down, sighing) Wait, listen to me. Noel, this is going to sound insane. But, remember when I said that you have no idea what I went through to be with you? (Felicity looks around nervously) That's because... (whispering) I am not here like you think I'm here. I mean, I'm here, but... I came from the future.
Noel raises his eyebrows and starts to smile.
NOEL: Excuse me?
FELICITY: (almost whispering) I traveled back in time so I can be with you.
Noel laughs nervously, smiles. Looks around, laughs quietly again.
NOEL: Well... that's a long- a long trip.
FELICITY: (eyes boring into his) I'm serious.
NOEL: Okay.
FELICITY: The night I came back was the night before your wedding.
NOEL: My- my wedding...
FELICITY: (cutting him off) Yeah! You were- are- will be, um, marrying this girl named Zoe who I know you don't know, but she works at Webb Graphics, where you're gonna get a job. Anyway, my point is, Meghan did this spell so I could come back here and be with you. (nods. then) You don't believe me.
NOEL: No! No, I mean, yes, I believe you. I believe you, Felicity.
FELICITY: No you don't.
NOEL: I do. (pause) Do you believe you?
FELICITY: Yes! Noel, I'm not making this up.
NOEL: I know that, I was just, I was just checking! (stares at her) I should go, you know, I have to, get to my new job. Which you know about, see?
FELICITY: (nodding, looking like she wants to cry but holding it in) Right.
NOEL: So I'm gonna think about this. (looks around) You know, (lowers his voice) what we talked about. (swallows, holds up key chain) And thank you for this. It's really, it's great. (stares at it) Okay. (gets up) Bye.
Felicity stays sitting in the chair with her hands folded, wondering if she just made another mistake.
Opening credits:
Keri Russell
Scott Speedman
Tangi Miller
Greg Grunberg
Amanda Foreman
with Ian Gomez
and Scott Foley
executive producers Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Tony Krantz
created by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves

Guest starring:
Amy Jo Johnson
Donald Faison
Sarah Jane Morris
Randee Heller
Susan Barnes
Louis Mustillo
Kurt Fuller

A vase of tulips. Pan up to Megan photographing them from different angles. Felicity enters, looking a little pissed. Merin Ord plays.
MEGHAN: I borrowed your camera.
FELICITY: That's fine.
MEGHAN: What bug crawled up your butt?
FELICITY: I just destroyed five years of friendship with Noel.
MEGHAN: (sits down next to her) Okay, you've only known him three. Oh, wait a minute, I forgot about those wacky time travel years!
FELICITY: I told him I came from the future and now he thinks I'm crazy.
MEGHAN: Yeah. Well, if I were you, I wouldn't go around blabbing that to everybody. Especially to someone like Noel.
FELICITY: Megan, I need to get back.
MEGHAN: Oh, not this again!
FELICITY: Come on. Korsekov can't be the only guy who's ever written a time travel spell. There has to be something. Anything. Even if it just gets me to the vicinity of the future.
Meghan gets up.
MEGHAN: All right (she crosses the room, picks up a book. Felicity stands up.) There is this one book.
FELICITY: Great, give it to me.
MEGHAN: Hold on, missy. This is hard core Wicca. There's blood and guts, and not just yours. I don't know if you can handle this. I used it once and I still have a scar.
FELICITY: I'm that desperate. Where should we set up.
MEGHAN: Oh no, not we, you're on your own in this, sucker. (leaves)
Felicity stares at the book's cover. She sits down, than starts leafing through the pages.

Cut to the loft.
JULIE: So, freshman year, when you and Felicity went cross country, what was your most favorite place?
She sits down at the table with Ben and two mugs. She puts one in front of him.
BEN: I don't know. It was all fun.
JULIE: Well, I know I'm gonna go to Dollywood.
Ben smiles.
BEN: Sorry, um, what?
JULIE: Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park.
BEN: Ah, right. (nods) Yeah, we must've just missed that one.
JULIE: Well that's your loss 'cause it's supposed to be amazing.
BEN: Planning a road trip, it seems like a long time ago.
Pause. Ben looks down.
JULIE: What?
BEN: Ah, I was just thinking. Okay, you can totally say no, but maybe I could come with you.
JULIE: What about school?
BEN: I don't know, this- this whole premed thing, it's not really working out. I mean, I just failed another test. And my professor hates me.
JULIE: So you're gonna drop out.
BEN: Well, I'm gonna come back. I just, I don't know what I wanna do right now.
JULIE: I would love for you to come. Yeah, that- oh my god, it would be great to have a friend to do this with.
BEN: All right.
Noel enters.
NOEL: Hey.
BEN: Hey, man.
NOEL: What're you guys doing?
JULIE: We're planning a road trip.
NOEL: That sounds like fun. (to Ben) Can't I talk to you for a minute?
Ben puts down his mug, slightly surprised.
BEN: Yeah.
Julie looks at them both, smiling.
JULIE: Oh! I have to go anyway because I have to go and see a guy about a car.
Ben nods happily.
BEN: Okay.
JULIE: Good.
BEN: I'll see you later.
JULIE: Okay. (leaves the loft)
BEN: (to Noel) So, what's up.
NOEL: Have you talked with Felicity lately?
BEN: No, why?
Noel sits down.
NOEL: Uh, I think that she's doing drugs. (Ben laughs) I'm not kidding.
BEN: Noel, she's not doing drugs.
NOEL: Well there's something going on.
Ben looses his grin.
BEN: Like what?
NOEL: Like, she keeps saying she traveled back in time.
BEN: (oh this is ridiculous) What?
NOEL: She said she was at my wedding, in the future, I'm marrying some girl that I don't even know.
BEN: Man, she was obviously joking.
NOEL: She wasn't joking. There is something seriously wrong with her, man.
Ben looks serious. So does Noel.

Cut to Megan and Felicity's apartment. Someone knocks on the door.
MEGHAN: It's open! I'm in here!
Meghan exits her room holding a box. Sean enters.
SEAN: Hey! (notices the flowers, which are everywhere) Who died?
MEGHAN: Hmm? Oh! Yeah, you know how it is when you have a new boyfriend they're always trying to spoil you.
SEAN: A new what?
Megan hands him the box.
MEGHAN: Here.
SEAN: What's this.
MEGHAN: It's your stuff. Uh, three socks, toothbrush, half a tube of toothpaste and a Tai Bo video.
Sean holds up some socks and a sandal.
SEAN: Okay, wait. This is all I had here?
MEGHAN: (cheerfully) No, there was more, I threw it out. Time to start over, you know?
SEAN: Wait, who's this new guy?
MEGAN: Paul. Yeah, but I call him sweetie. He's so damn sweet.
SEAN: What is he, a florist?
Meghan starts taking pictures of the tulips again.
MEGHAN: (sets up a shot of some flowers) I love these. Yeah.
Shutter snaps. Doorbell rings.
MEGHAN: Oh, would you get that?
SEAN: Sure.
Sean puts down the box, walks to the door.
Meghan moves up to the doorway, and watches through the window.
DELIVERY GUY: Meghan Rotundi?
SEAN: Ah! (Delivery guy hands him more flowers) Great, more flowers, just what she needs. Thank you!
As Sean walks back into the living room, Meghan steps away from the window.
MEGHAN: Hold it!
Takes a shot of Sean holding the flowers.
SEAN: Hey, what are you doing?
MEGHAN: It's for my photography project. ("just notices the flowers") Oh! Sunflowers! God, he's so funny, we have this little inside joke about sunflowers (grabs the card, big laughs. I mean, really big, she'd send squirrels into hiding.) Oh, HA HA HA!! He's so funny! Look, do you wanna read it?
SEAN: No, I don't. I'm gonna go.
MEGHAN: Oh, okay. (completely serious now) Don't forget your stuff. (hands him the box)
SEAN: Thanks.
MEGHAN: Thank you.

Cut to the store room of Dean and Deluca. Javier is getting a manicure!
JAVIER: Eee! A little easier on the cuticles, please. Don't butcher them.
ELENA: (OS) Hello! Javier?
We see Elena through the window walking towards the store room door.
JAVIER: These fans need to understand I need my private time.
Elena enters, looking pissed.
JAVIER: Oh! Hey baby!
ELENA: Don't you 'hey baby' me. What're you doing here? You told me you had rehearsal.
JAVIER: I did?
ELENA: Yes, you told me you couldn't help me with my Spanish exam because of it?
JAVIER: Oh that's right I did.
ELENA: You were lying to me?
JAVIER: Not technically.
ELENA: I can't believe you! After all the favors I've done for you, you can't do one thing-
JAVIER: Okay, look. It appears that you don't understand something. Opening night is next week, and I'm the big star.
ELENA: Oh, I understand, I just hope that it's worth it. Because you've already lost a husband, now you're losing a friend.
Elena storms out.
JAVIER: (to the manicurist) Hold on.
Follows her.
Cut to the outer room. Elena is walking towards the exit as Javier comes out of the back room, holding his hands carefully in the air.
JAVIER: Elena.
ELENA: What.
Javier notices something behind the counter.
JAVIER: (scared) Did you do that?
ELENA: Do what?
JAVIER: Take the money out of the register it's all gone!
ELENA: No I didn't take the money!
JAVIER: Well we've been robbed then!
ELENA: What do you expect, you're back there getting a manicure you big star!
Elena leaves Dean and Deluca.
JAVIER: What happened to the honor system!!

Cut to Felicity doing the spell.
FELICITY: I in she, she in me, Aphrodite of the sea, drop my blood into the potion, set the time travel spell in motion.
Different angle. Ben is standing in the doorway, watching. Felicity takes a pin and pricks her finger.
FELICITY: Oww!!
She squeezes a few drops into the potion, then licks her finger. Felicity turns around, and jumps when she sees Ben.
FELICITY: Oh my god! You scared me.
BEN: Sorry, I'm sorry. (he walks into the apartment) Ah, how're you feeling?
FELICITY: Okay.
Ben nods.
BEN: Good, good. I haven't, uh, seen you in a couple of days.
FELICITY: Noel talked to you, didn't he.
BEN: Nope. (shakes his head vigorously) Yes. He did. He talked to me. He's a little, well, he's worried. He says you're talking about time travel.
FELICITY: Yeah, I knew he didn't believe me.
BEN: (smiles) So it's true, you are talking about time travel.
FELICITY: Yes. I came from the future to be with Noel, and now I'm doing a spell so I can get back.
Ben nods.
BEN: Right.
FELICITY: Okay, I've been thinking about this. How I can prove to you that I'm telling the truth. Call your dad.
BEN: What?
FELICITY: (urgently) He's sick. He's gonna be okay but he's having liver problems. And your Mom ends up saving his life. And there's this woman Lauren, she's- he's her AA sponsor. Just call him so you know I'm not making this up! (Ben looks like he's about to say something) Look, I gotta get back to this stuff, but please, don't forget to call.
BEN: Well, I'm gonna go.
He walks to the door. Felicity turns back to the potion. About half way out the door, Ben turns back and stares at Felicity. He leaves.

Cut to Noel's room at the loft. Noel is sitting at his laptop. Ben enters in a hurry.
BEN: Noel?
NOEL: (turns around) Yeah, hey, did you talk to her.
BEN: Yeah.
NOEL: And?
BEN: You were right, there's, there's definatly something going on with her.
NOEL: I know, check this out. (turns back to the computer)
Ben sits down next to him.
BEN: Okay.
NOEL: It's the, ah, the criteria for psychosis.
BEN: Psychosis, what are you talking about.
NOEL: Just, listen to this, all right. (reads off of screen) Criteria A: The presence of illusions which are fixed, false beliefs that share no connection with the individual's culture or religion. (turns to Ben) She's got that?
BEN: Yeah, she's got that.
NOEL: Criteria B: Onset usually occurs before the age of 25.
BEN: Man, yeah.
NOEL: I know, but at least she doesn't have criteria C.
BEN: What's that.
NOEL: Grossly and bizarre speech and behavior.
BEN: Actually, when I just saw her she was pricking her finger with a needle and she was chanting.
NOEL: What?
BEN: Yeah. She's trying to do a spell to get back to the future.
NOEL: So basically, she fits all the criteria.
BEN: Yeah, she does. (swallows) What do we do?
NOEL: I have no idea.

Cut to Felicity's finger. She wraps a band aid around the tip. Someone knocks on the door.
FELICITY: Coming!
She opens the door to see Ben and Noel.
BEN/NOEL: (cheerfully, in unison) Hey. (they both smile)
FELICITY: (somewhat aprehensive) What's going on?
NOEL: Can we talk to you?
Felicity looks at them both.
FELICITY: (carefully) Sure.
They enter, looking a little nervous.
FELICITY: (to Ben) Did you call your dad?
BEN: Yeah, I did, but he wasn't home. I left him a message.
Felicity looks back at them.
BEN: Okay, before we get started we just, (looks at Noel. looks back at Felicity) we want you to know how much we care about you.
NOEL: Yeah. And we are on your side, no matter what.
BEN: Yeah! Yes... Just, we've been- we've been talking about this whole, this whole, time travel thing...
NOEL: ...Yeah, and we're worried about you.
FELICITY: Well don't be. I'm fine.
NOEL: I know, I'm sure you are, but what would you think, you know, if you were us.
FELICITY: I would think I was nuts. I know, you guys, it sounds impossible, but it happened! It's real. It's absolutely real!
NOEL: What if it just seems real?
FELICITY: What?
NOEL: We, uh, we brought this for you, to take a look at.
Felicity takes the paper Noel offers her and reads.
FELICITY: You guys think this is psychosis?
NOEL: We just, we just want you to talk to someone.
Felicity reads again. She slowly looks up.

Cut to an office. A woman sitting behind a desk pulls a file out of a cabinet. Pan back to reveal Felicity sitting in front of the desk.
FELICITY: I really, I shouldn't have come here. I got talked into it by my friends.
WOMAN: Why don't you tell me what's going on?
FELICITY: If I do, you'll just think I'm crazy too. I mean... (thinks) Okay, maybe I could tell you hypothetically.
WOMAN: (nods) Okay.
FELICITY: Like what if I thought... hypothetically, uh, that I traveled back in time. What would you say to that.
WOMAN: I would say that, it must be very scary. And then I'd ask you how it affected your life.
FELICITY: Well, it's affected everything.
WOMAN: How.
FELICITY: Uh... I mean, at first, I guess I thought it was kinda fun, knowing what was gonna happen. But now, I'm just in a panic.
WOMAN: About what.
FELICITY: (looks up) About not being able to get back. To my real life. I mean, that's what I'm trying to do.
WOMAN: Maybe I could help you with that.
She starts going through some papers on her desk. Felicity watches.

Cut to the loft. Sean is at the table. Julie enters.
SEAN: Hey.
JULIE: Hey.
SEAN: So you getting ready for your road trip?
JULIE: Yeah.
SEAN: You know, I think it's great that you're doing this, I mean, you've wanted a road trip since freshman year.
Julie puts her bag on a chair.
JULIE: Sean, you okay?
SEAN: Yeah. Yeah, I'm great. Never better.
JULIE: (uncertain) Okay. (holds up mail) I'm gonna go put these in Ben's room.
SEAN: Hey what do you think of this guy Paul?
JULIE: Oh, Meghan's new...
SEAN: Yeah, do you think he's rich? Probably rich, huh?
JULIE: I have no idea I haven't met him yet.
SEAN: Yeah... Probably really good-looking too.
JULIE: You know, I don't know, honestly.
SEAN: You know, it doesn't matter. What'm I gonna do, compete with a rich guy, good-looking guy who's clearly crazy about her?
JULIE: Why not? From what I hear, you guys had something really good together.
SEAN: Yeah. Really good. Till I wrecked it.
JULIE: Sean, this is not about him, this is about you and Meghan. If you're lucky enough to find somebody that you're great with, you should never let them go.
She goes into Ben's room with his mail. Sean considers what she said.

Cut to Ben and Noel in the mental facility. They have visitor's nametags on.
NOEL: So this trip with Julie, you're really gonna do that?
BEN: Yeah. (the woman who talked to Felicity comes through a door. to woman) Hi.
NOEL: Hi.
BEN: How is she?
WOMAN: She's fine. But she's going to have to stay here for a few days so we can watch her.
BEN: Can I, can I see her?
WOMAN: Sure.
The woman nods and turns around
BEN: (cont, to Noel) Is that okay?
NOEL: Yeah, yeah of course.
Ben looks in the window in the door at Felicity, who's still sitting at the desk and looking like she's about to cry, then opens the door and enters.
BEN: Hi.
FELICITY: Hey.
BEN: You okay?
He sits down in the chair next to her.
FELICITY: Yeah. They think I'm crazy.
BEN: (takes her hand) They don't think you're crazy. They just, they wanna watch you for a little while.
Pause.
FELICITY: What do you think? Do you think what happened to me was real? Or, I mean, am I sick?
BEN: I wanna believe you, I really do. But...
FELICITY: It's crazy.
BEN: The important thing, the only thing that really matters is that you get better.
FELICITY: Yeah, maybe this is the only way. (pause. she looks at Ben, then around the room. almost whispers) I'm scared.
BEN: I know. (takes her hand again)
Break.

Open in a room at the mental facility window, interior. Pan over to Felicity sitting on a bed and a nurse in a white lab coat.
NURSE BRIGLEY: I'm gonna need your shoes.
FELICITY: What?
NURSE BRIGLEY: I need your shoes and your jewelry. You'll get them back when you're discharged. (takes a pair of slippers out of a cabinet) In the meantime, you should wear these.
She hands them to Felicity, who puts them on, and writes something down.
NURSE BRIGLEY: I'm also going to need to check to see if you're wearing a belt, or any strings.
FELICITY: (taking out her earrings) Uh, no belt. (lifts the hem of her shirt)
NURSE BRIGLEY: Thank you.
She takes Felicity's shoes.
NURSE BRIGLEY: (cont) Okay. Now the rules. Pretty simple. No hitting, biting, or spitting.
FELICITY: Biting?!?
NURSE BRIGLEY: Sometimes the patients get out of control. We might need to use restraints, and if you see that happening, stay calm. Meals are served three times a day. There's a pay phone down the hall, you need to use your own money or call collect. (holds out her hand for Felicity's earrings. Felicity gives them to her, and the nurse puts them in her pocket.) Okay. I guess that covers everything. (turns around, picks up her stuff) Let me know if you need anything.
FELICITY: Thank you.
She leaves.

Cut to the loft, Meghan, Noel, and Ben.
MEGHAN: You locked her up?!
NOEL: Okay, what would you have done?
MEGHAN: I dunno, something crazy like support her! Be her friend! Which is exactly what I did. I mean, she's not hurting anybody!
BEN: Meghan, she was dripping her own blood into a boiling pot.
MEGHAN: That's part of a spell you idiot!!
NOEL: Exactly! Felicity's doing spells. That's bizarre behavior, it's one of the criteria for psychosis.
MEGHAN: Oh my god! This is like the Salem witch trials I'm surprised you guys didn't just burn her at the stake.
Meghan heads for the door. Noel sighs.
BEN: Meghan, we were just trying to help her.
MEGHAN: Some help. Hey, do me a favor. If the next time you see me I'm not smiling, try not to hospitalize me for depression.
Meghan leaves.

Cut to the hospital. Felicity turns a corner, and walks down a hall to see Zoe, Noel's future fiancé. They pass each other. Felicity recognizes her and turns around.
FELICITY: Oh my god, Zoe? (she stops) What're you doing here?
ZOE: I'm sorry, do I know you?
FELICITY: Oh my god, it is you! No, sorry, you don't know me. Yet. My name's Felicity. (they shake hands)
ZOE: Hi.
FELICITY: Do I look familiar to you at all?
ZOE: No. Why, have we met?
FELICITY: That's a really tough question. Um, this is gonna sound crazy, maybe not considering where we are, but you were engaged- you're going to be engaged to a really great friend of mine.
ZOE: Patrick?
FELICITY: Noel.
ZOE: I don't know any Noel. I think you maybe have me confused with someone else.
FELICITY: No! You're Zoe Webb, right? You're father's Dominick Webb, he runs Webb Group Graphics?
ZOE: How do you know all this?
FELICITY: Uh, it's hard to explain. But just, this, you being here is proof that I'm not crazy.
ZOE: Look, I really have to go.
FELICITY: I- I understand. (calls after her) Thank you, though. This really helped.
Zoe looks back, then walks away. Felicity looks happy.

Cut to Ben's room. The phone rings. Ben sighs and picks it up.
BEN: Hello?
FELICITY'S VOICE: Zoe's here.
BEN: Felicity?
Cut to Felicity on the payphone.
FELICITY: I know you don't know who she is, but you will. She marries Noel, and her father's name is Dominick, and he runs Webb Group Graphics and there's no way I'd have known any of that if I hadn't been in the future. (Ben doesn't answer) Hello?
BEN: Yeah I'm here.
FELICITY: So it's proof!
Cut to Ben, who clearly just wants to go back to sleep.
BEN: Okay.
Cut to Felicity.
FELICITY: You don't believe me?
Cut to Ben. He smiles.
BEN: No, I do. But maybe this is part of the illness.
Cut to Felicity, looking pissed.
FELICITY: No. I saw her! She's here!
Cut to Ben.
BEN: I know you did, but remember the criteria, isn't this one of the symptoms?
FELICITY: What so you mean you think I'm... You think I imagined her? Like a hallucination or something?
BEN: I don't know. (cut back to Felicity) Maybe you should talk to the doctor.
FELICITY: (disappointed) Uh huh.
Cut to Ben.
BEN: Why don't you try and get some sleep.
Cut to Felicity.
FELICITY: Yeah okay.
Cut to Ben.
BEN: Felicity, it's gonna be all right.
Cut to Felicity.
FELICITY: No I know. Sorry to bother you. Goodnight.
BEN'S VOICE: Goodnight.
Felicity hangs up the phone.
Cut to a close up of Ben lying in bed, staring at the phone. Pull back. Ben rolls onto his back.
Fade to Felicity lying in her bed in the hospital. She pulls the covers closer around her. Close in on her, wide awake.
Cut to Ben, asleep. The phone rings. Ben blinks a few times, then picks it up.
BEN: Yeah... Yeah, yeah this is he... (his eyes shoot open) I'm sorry, what did you say your name was?
Ben opens Noel's door.
BEN: Noel. Noel! Wake up.
Noel sits up.
NOEL: What...
Ben claps.
BEN: Wake up.
Noel squints up at Ben.
NOEL: What're, what're you doing in my room, Ben.
BEN: Some woman named Lauren called and she said my dad is sick.
NOEL: Wow uh... (rubs his eyes, somewhat weirded out) I'm sorry, do you wanna talk about it?
BEN: Felicity, she was right. She said that this was gonna happen, she said that my dad was gonna have liver failure. How could she know all that?
NOEL: I don't know, there's got be an explanation though, right?
BEN: Like what.
NOEL: I don't know maybe her parents found out and told her.
BEN: (shakes his head) Nope. Lauren that said she didn't tell anybody.
NOEL: Look, Ben, I know you wanna believe her, trust me I wanna believe her too-
BEN: I think I do believe her.
NOEL: C'mon, are you sleepwalking?
BEN: No. I'm not sleepwalking. You know, just go back to sleep.
NOEL: Wait, wait. You actually believe that she traveled back in time?
BEN: Yeah, I guess I do.
Ben leaves. Noel looks puzzled.

Cut to a pair of sneakers.
DOCTOR: Sign here.
Pan up to reveal Zoe, checking out. Felicity is standing about 10 meters behind her, reading something, spying.
DOCTOR: Good luck.
Zoe smiles and walks in Felicity's direction, sits in a chair. Felicity walks to her.
FELICITY: You going home?
ZOE: (smiles) Finally.
Felicity sits down next to her.
FELICITY: Hey, uh, about yesterday, I guess I was
ZOE: (tieing her shoes) Look, when I first got here I was really scarred too. But it gets better.
FELICITY: It does?
ZOE: Yeah. A lot.
NURSE BRIGLEY: Zoe? Your father's here.
ZOE: Okay. I'll be right there. (to Felicity) So this guy Noel, is he cute?
FELICITY: (smiles) He's very cute. And you two are happy together.
ZOE: Good. I could use some happiness. (stands up) It was nice meeting you.
FELICITY: You too.
Zoe walks through the wire gates, escorted by the nurse. Ben walks up to Felicity.
BEN: Hey.
FELICITY: Oh my god it's so good to see you what're you doing here?
BEN: Shh, sit down.
FELICITY: Why what's going on?
They sit down, Ben takes her hands.
BEN: Look, uh, Lauren called me last night. And I think you here right.
FELICITY: What?
BEN: I believe you.
FELICITY: You do?
BEN: I mean, I can't explain any of it, but you're not crazy.
FELICITY: Oh my god.
BEN: I am so sorry for bringing you here, I just didn't know what else to do.
Ben looks around at the tired looking security guard and unclips his visitor's badge off his coat. He clips it on her shirt.
FELICITY: What, what're you doing.
BEN: I'm gonna get you outa here. C'mon.
FELICITY: What?
They hold hands, and walk out of the waiting room into the hall, trying to not look too guilty. Pan down to a security camera watching them walk down the hall. Cut to a camera. Cut to another hall. Ben peeks out of a door, and leads Felicity into the hall. A doctor turns a corner into the hall and they stand up against the wall so he can't see Felicity's face. Two more doctors come from the opposite direction.
NURSE BRIGLEY: Room 465.
All three walk away in the direction the first doctor was going. Nurse Brigley knocks on a door.
NURSE BRIGLEY: Open up. Nurse Brigley. Come on.
Nobody answers Felicity's door. Ben turns his head, and sees the security guard leave his cage-thing. Ben and Felicity run for it.
NURSE BRIGLEY: (knocks again) Come on, open up.
Ben and Felicity pass through the gate.
NURSE BRIGLEY: (VO) It's okay. It's all right, let us in.
Cut to the security monitor, watching them walk out the door.
NURSE BRIGLEY: (VO) Come on...

Cut to Dean and Deluca, a lie detector machine. Pan up to Javier hooked up to it.
DETECTIVE: Name?
JAVIER: Javier Quintata.
DETECTIVE: Age?
JAVIER: I am twenty-nine years old.
The dials move.
JAVIER: Okay I am thirty-three.
DETECTIVE: And you are the manager of this Dean and Deluca store.
JAVIER: Yes.
DETECTIVE: And on the day of the robbery how long were you in the back room.
JAVIER: No more than a minute or two. (the detective writes something down) Hey, wait what are you writing? Do that one again!
DETECTIVE: Everything's fine.
JAVIER: No, I want a do-over.
DETECTIVE: Sir, there are no do-overs in lie detection.
JAVIER: It thinks I'm lying. I know how this works, you're going to beat it out of me. Well, let me save you the trouble at this point okay? I am guilty! Okay? I admit it! I was in the back room getting a manicure when the whole thing went down. (holds out his wrists, together) So arrest me, I am a criminal! I'm guilty of vanity!
DETECTIVE: Sir, you're embarrassing yourself. (Javier looks puzzled, and puts his hands down) All we want to know is if you took the money.
JAVIER: Oh no, of course I didn't. Hey look at that it didn't move!

Cut to Sean's back, where he's holding some flowers, outside Meghan's place. Meghan opens the door. Sean holds out the flowers.
MEGHAN: What the hell are those?
SEAN: Silk flowers. (gestures to the Paul flowers) I mean, all these? They're gonna die, okay? Not these babies. Silk. They'll last forever.
MEGHAN: What's your point.
SEAN: Have dinner with me.
MEGHAN: I can't! I have plans with Paul!
SEAN: C'mon Meghan, you can't be serious about this guy.
MEGHAN: Ah, yeah. I am.
SEAN: Really? Paul? Look around, he's clearly overcompensating for something.
MEGHAN: Do you think the only guys I can get are one-balled losers?
SEAN: No. No, nonono. All I'm saying is, you're on the rebound, okay, (Meghan ignores him, holding up a slide) and it makes you overlook certain things.
MEGHAN: You know what? I just thought of something. We should go to dinner together.
Sean's face lights up.
SEAN: Really?
MEGHAN: Yes. First I have to do this presentation for my photography class, Paul was gonna help me, but with his whole arm thing, I think you'd be better.
SEAN: Oh, God, he's got an arm thing?
MEGHAN: Yeah.
SEAN: Oh, that's terrible. Yeah, I'd love to help.
MEGHAN: Okay. It's at three o'clock, meet me at three. (smiles) It's gonna be so much better with you there.
Meghan grins and walks away. Sean looks down at the flowers, grinning from ear to ear.

Cut to the lounge. Ben and Felicity are sitting on a couch.
FELICITY: This is terrifying, I feel like any minute guys in white lab coats are gonna come drag me away.
BEN: (reassuringly) No, that's not gonna happen. I'm not gonna let that happen. Don't worry. (he takes her wrist, and starts undoing the ID bracelet) So, uh, tell me. What happens to us in the future? You came back for Noel. Why?
FELICITY: (matter-of-factly) Because you cheated on me.
BEN: What?!
FELICITY: It's a long story.
BEN: Felicity, I- I would never cheat on you.
FELICITY: But you did. (Ben looks like he's gonna be sick) After I slept with Noel, you wouldn't forgive me. You ended up with Lauren.
BEN: So I cheated on you with Lauren??
FELICITY: No, I mean, not exactly. It was, uh, with Claire.
BEN: Claire... Who's-who's Claire.
FELICITY: This girl that, uh, you met when we got back together in Palo Alto. You kinda followed me there after graduation. And we were doing our last year of premed there together.
BEN: I was, I was still premed?
FELICITY: Yes! That's what I keep telling you, you can do this. Anyway, that's when things started to unravel for us... And, uh, one day I walked in on you and Claire. That was, pretty much the end.
BEN: I don't, I don't know what to say.
FELICITY: That's okay. It's not exactly a situation anymore. (smiles)
BEN: (smiles, yay!) No it's not. (he stares at her, his expression gets a little more serious) Well, Felicity, I'm sorry. But, you're here now. And... I haven't cheated. And I'm not going to. Not with Claire, or... anyone. Not ever.
Felicity looks at him intently.
FELICITY: Really?
BEN: Really.
He touches her cheek. Felicity leans into his hand. They both lean in and kiss. They pull apart slightly, keeping their heads together.
Break.

A slide is being projected onto Meghan's face.
MEGHAN: My project is called "Retribution: When Love Curdles." (she steps out of the way of the projector. Cut to Sean, with the clicker-thing, looking ecstatic) First slide, please.
Sean projects the first slide. A shot of Meghan looking, well, not happy.
MEGHAN: This is me, after my boyfriend dumped me, out of the blue, for another girl he hadn't seen in over a year. (some people laugh slightly) Slide please! (Sean reluctantly changes the slide. A close up of him, asleep on his side.) This is my boyfriend - my ex boyfriend, asleep. Alone, because the girl he dumped me for can't stand him. Huh, big surprise. (Meghan takes out a laser pointer and shines the light around Sean's mouth) Note: He drools. (more laughter) Slide please. (Sean does not respond. Meghan yells.) SLIDE PLEASE. (The guy next to Sean grabs the clicker and changes the slide: Sean, looking surprised, holding flowers) This is my ex, holding flowers sent to me by my imaginary boyfriend.
SEAN: (indignant) Imaginary boyfriend?
MEGHAN: Duh.
Sean leaves the classroom in a huff. Meghan follows him.
MEGHAN: Hey you can't leave yet, there's still the Q&A!
SEAN: You know, this is mean Meghan, even for you.
MEGHAN: And dumping me for Julie was nice?!
SEAN: That was completely different! I never set out to hurt you!
MEGHAN: Oh! You went crying to Julie. You better hurry before she leaves on her road trip with Ben.
SEAN: You know what? Have fun with your fake boyfriend, okay? I hope you guys get married, have a couple of imaginary kids and live in Never Never Land.
MEGHAN: I hope so too then I'll be far away from you.
SEAN: (calm) Not far enough for me.
He walks away. Meghan watches him go in a rage.

Cut to Felicity's place. She and Ben enter.
ELENA: (OS) Felicity? Is that you?
FELICITY: Hey.
Elena, Meghan and Julie enter.
ELENA: Hi.
JULIE: You look good.
MEGHAN: She was gone for like a day.
JULIE: I know! What, I think she looks good.
MEGHAN: Well Noel's freaking out, he's called like a hundred times.
ELENA: (to Ben) He said that you busted her outa there. What, you some kind of superhero?
BEN: Well, she didn't need to be there.
MEGHAN: I coulda told you that. Wait! I did tell you that!
JULIE: Do you want anything? Do you want some tea, or cookies? Or...
ELENA: ...Would you rather lie down?
FELICITY: You guys, really, I'm fine.
BEN: Yeah, can you guys give us a minute?
JULIE: Oh, uh, yeah.
ELENA: If you need anything, we're here.
Ben nods and they exit. Elena looks a little worried, and exits.
MEGHAN: (a little smugly) Boy, that Ben. He's a sucker for a damsel in distress.
Julie looks a little hurt. She exits.
Cut to Felicity and Ben sitting on Felicity's bed.
BEN: They're just, excited to see you.
FELICITY: Yeah... I know.
BEN: But, you do look good.
FELICITY: (laughs)
BEN: Yeah.
They kiss. Somebody knocks on the door. Ben quickly pulls away.
BEN: Yeah.
Elena enters with the phone.
ELENA: It's Noel.
BEN: (to Felicity) I should talk to him.
ELENA: (smiles, to Felicity) I brought you cookies.
Elena hands her a plate with about 10 cookies on it.
FELICITY: Thank you.
BEN: (on the phone) It's, uh, Ben.
NOEL'S VOICE: What're you doing. Just because you had one summer at EMT training camp does not make you a doctor.
BEN: Noel, calm down. It was the right thing to do.
Cut to Noel sitting at his computer in his guidance counselor office.
NOEL'S VOICE: Well, the hospital doesn't agree, they want you to bring her back.
Cut to Ben
BEN: No! I'm not doing that!
NOEL: Alright. Let me talk to her.
BEN: Noel, I'm not.
NOEL'S VOICE: Just put her one the phone
BEN: She doesn't wanna talk to you right now.
FELICITY: It's okay. I can talk to him. It's fine.
Ben gives her the phone.
FELICITY: (cont) Hey.
Cut to Noel.
NOEL: Hey. Look, I don't know what's going on but it just doesn't sound like a good idea.
FELICITY: Noel, I didn't need to be there.
NOEL: Right, forgetting about us, and everything, I just wanna make sure you're okay. That's all I care about. (swallows)
FELICITY: Noel! I'm okay!
The guy from the ep "Fire" enters the doorway.
GUY: Uh, Mr. Crane? I don't wanna interupt-
NOEL: (to the guy, holds up a finger) Just give me a minute. (he sees the students running towards the exit in panic) Actually, I'll call you back.
Noel stands up.
Cut to Felicity. She hangs up the phone.
FELICITY: He thinks I'm crazy.
BEN: No he doesn't. He's just worried about you.
FELICITY: (sighs) I have to go back.
BEN: To the hospital?!
FELICITY: (urgent panic) No, to the future! I can't stay here anymore I mean in this world where everyone thinks I'm out of my mind!
BEN: I don't. I don't think you're out of your mind.
FELICITY: (near tears) Ben, I gotta go back.
BEN: Why? Why don't you just stay here.
FELICITY: Ben...
BEN: Think about it. Everything that's happened doesn't need to happen anymore. We can do senior year all over again. We can do it right. (Felicity looks down) Maybe... Maybe you didn't come back for Noel. Maybe you came back for us.
Felicity looks up at him.

Cut to Julie, studying a map next to the car, a red convertible. Ben approaches her.
BEN: Hey!
JULIE: Hey!
BEN: I was wondering where you'd been.
JULIE: I went to go get the car.
BEN: This it?
JULIE: Yep. Pretty impressive, huh?
BEN:
JULIE: Yeah. Looked a whole lot better a couple days ago.
BEN: Look, Julie...
JULIE: I was actually coming to find you because I came to say goodbye.
BEN: You're leaving?
JULIE: Yeah, I called a girlfriend of mine and she's gonna meet me in Nashville. She's a huge Dolly Parton fan... I think, you know, you should stay here with Felicity. She needs you right now. And you would totally not appreciate Dolly and if you came with me I'd completely drive you crazy the whole time.
BEN: Well, send me a postcard, yeah?
JULIE: Of course. (pause. Julie smiles) Good to see you.
BEN: Good to see you. (grins)
They hug.
JULIE: Alright. (she gets in the car and starts the engine on the first try) Yes!
BEN: Bye.
She drives off, waving. Ben waves back.

Cut to Meghan on the phone.
MEGHAN: I'd like to cancel some earrings I ordered?
Javier enters.
JAVIER: Is Elena here?
Meghan points off camera.
MEGHAN: Yeah I want them credited to my account. I'm the sender. Yes, and the recipient! I know the card says Paul Korsekov, there is no Paul Korsekov I made it up... What? ...What do you mean he has an account there. Are you sure? ...How are you spelling Korsekov.
Cut to Javier handing Elena a faded red book.
ELENA: What's this.
JAVIER: It's my elementary school Spanish book. I thought it might be helpful. Just ignore the love poems on my teacher, Sr. Carlos.
Elena laughs.
JAVIER: So guess what. I got fired.
ELENA: What?
JAVIER: D&D is bye-bye.
ELENA: That is so wrong! Everybody knows those tests don't mean anything. I mean they only measure your level of stress.
JAVIER: Well then I guess my stress level is okay because I passed the test. They fired me for getting a manicure. (Elena reacts: sorry) They think I'm negligent, which I guess I have been. With everyone. You know what, the test is wrong and I am a liar, I lied to you, I lied to myself, which is more important. And now I have no job, no Samuel... Misery is my only friend.
ELENA: Oh, (puts her arm around him) you still have me!
JAVIER: How can I! You really forgive me?
ELENA: Yes! As long as you help me with my Spanish test.
JAVIER: Okay, but remember it's been a long time since Sr. Carlos.
ELENA: How long.
JAVIER: That is none of your business.

Cut to Ben and Felicity talking/studying.
FELICITY: Do you think Noel's been avoiding me? I mean, it's late. Where is he?
BEN: (very tired) He's avoiding us both.
FELICITY: You know, I'm gonna check my voicemail and see if he left a message. (dials)
BEN: Are you sure I got an A in this class?
FELICITY: Yes.
BEN: 'Cause I don't understand any of this crap.
FELICITY: My dad called. (exasperated) Again. Now that I'm premed, I swear he has me on speed dial.
BEN: Hey, do you want something to eat?
FELICITY: No, I'm okay. (dials another number)
Ben gets up and leaves. Felicity gets a really weird look on her face, surprise/not-really-getting-it. The looks changes to worry as she listens, then hangs up and dials another number. She walks over to a pad of paper and quickly writes something down. She dials another number.
FELICITY: Hi, my name is Felicity Porter, I got a message that an Officer T-Trelling wanted to speak to me? (pause) Hi, um, my name's Felicity Porter? ...Yes... (she looks shocked, her voice is shaky) I'm sorry, what? (listens) That's what I thought you said... Um... s-sure... Okay.
Ben enters.
BEN: I got you some chips anyway. (Felicity hangs up the phone) What?
FELICITY: Noel's dead.
BEN: (stunned) What?
FELICITY: I just talked to the police and there... was a fire in the administration building. Just like before. (about to burst into tears) Except this time he died.
Ben swallows.
BEN: Are they- Are they sure it's Noel?
FELICITY: They want us to go... pick up some of his personal items.
Ben pulls her into his arms. Shot of Felicity over Ben's shoulder, eyes glassy, terrified and shocked.
BEN: (whispers) Okay. It's okay.
Cut to outside the window, looking in. Ben hugs Felicity tighter.

End part one.

 

 

 

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