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  • This coming-of-age drama tracked the experiences of the naive Felicity Porter (Keri Russell), who moves across the country to New York to attend college and pursue her high school crush, Ben Covington (Scott Speedman). The show followed Felicity and her new friends as they made the transition to adulthood and dealt with an endless slew of crises. The show aired 4 seasons and showed the main characters' four years attending college. Although now off the air, it remains one of the WB's best shows, giving the audience a realistic portrayal of the world of young adults.moreless

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  • S 4 : Ep 22

    Back to the Future

    Aired 5/22/02

  • S 4 : Ep 21

    Felicity Interrupted

    Aired 5/22/02

  • S 4 : Ep 20

    Spin the Bottle

    Aired 5/15/02

  • S 4 : Ep 19

    The Power of the Ex

    Aired 5/8/02

  • S 4 : Ep 18

    Time Will Tell

    Aired 5/1/02

  • Cast & Crew
  • Keri Russell

    Felicity Porter

  • Scott Speedman

    Ben Covington

  • Scott Foley

    Noel Crane

  • Tangi Miller

    Elena Tyler (Episodes 2-84)

  • Greg Grunberg

    Sean Blumberg (Season 2-4, recurring previously)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (460)

    • Ben's message in Felicity's yearbook: Dear Felicity, Here it goes. I watched you for four years, always wondered what you were like, and what was going on in your mind all that time when you were so quiet, just thinking. Drawing in your notebook. I should've just asked you, but I never asked you. So now, four years later, I don't even know you. But I admire you. Well, that makes me sound crazy, but I'm okay with that. So take care of yourself. Love, Ben P.S. I would've said, "Keep in touch," but unfortunately, we were never in touch.

    • Felicity: They say crash victims --people who lose a limb--that they can still feel their missing arm or leg, even after it's gone. It's called phantom pain, right? Well, suddenly, I had this horrible thought. What if high school went away but the feeling of it didn't? I mean I didn't feel joy... or sorrow... or anticipation. Things were going so well, but all I could feel was.... was dread.

    • Noel: OK, OK, OK. Here's--here's my speech. This is the big speech from Noel. Uh... you mustn't leave this school. Why? Here's why. Because this is--this is a life struggle. This is fate, this is a challenge. I-if you turn away from this now, you will -- and I promise you this -- be confronted by the same issue five years from now. Or ten. All right? You'll be--you'll be the fancy doctor with--with the fancy practice. You'll--you'll be married... and you'll have like four phone lines in your home. And then, boom, it'll--it'll grip you like a blast of freezing cold air. You know, "what--what the hell is my life?" And you'll be able to trace it back to this instant. This--this very moment, when that geek R.A. gave you these four words of advice, "stay in New York, or perish". Five... six words.

    • Sally: I guess, I'm learning little by little that we decide what our lives are gonna be. Things happen to us. But it's our reactions that matter. I just want you to know, I think you've made a really great choice. And I can't wait to hear what happens.

    • Felicity: It's funny. Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can pretty much change your life forever.

    • Felicity's Dad: Obviously we've gone over this ad infinitum.

    • Noel: Don't fundamentally disregard everything I've told you.

    • Julie: She didn't think my underwear was clean enough to be in the same room as her underwear.

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    Notes (135)

    • Stan Salfas and Warren Bowman were nominated for the 1999 Eddie Award for "Best Edited One-Hour Series for Television" for this episode.

    • The pilot episode of Felicity was chosen to be broadcast (amongst pilot episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Dawson's Creek) on the final night before The WB network was shut down.

    • Originally, Scott Foley was cast as Ben, but the producers could not find anyone to play Noel, so the role went to Foley while they found a different actor for Ben, Scott Speedman.

    • Featured Music: "Be Thankful for What You Got" by William DeVaughn "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel

    • The voice of Greg Grunberg, who later became a series regular as Sean Blumberg, can be heard over the intercom as Felicity asks to be buzzed into the loft.

    • Featured Music: "Good Enough" by Sarah MacLachlan "Charlie Says" by Jude "She Will Have Her Way" by Neil FInn "Valley of Sound" by Heather Nova "No Mermaids" by Sinead Lohan "Displaced" Azure Ray "The Ghetto" performed by Donnie Hathaway

    • Tangi Miller is added to the opening credits as Elena Tyler, but she does not appear in this episode.

    • During the fourth season, guest star Robert Clendenin would have a recurring role as Mr. Norman, the guidance counselor.

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    Trivia (83)

    • The word "Hey" was used 9 times during this episode.

    • Near the end of the episode when Felicity is walking across the street, you can see a light reflection on the green screen background. It looks like she's glowing.

    • The word "Hey" was used 10 times during this episode.

    • The word "Hey" was used 22 times during this episode.

    • When Felicity is at the store looking at the ice cream cooler, you can see that the bottom shelf on the right side, which is filled with gallon tubs of ice cream, actually has a sign for Budweiser affixed to it. If you zoom in on the DVD, you can tell that the cooler door next to it is indeed filled with beer. Since when do ice cream (frozen) and beer (refrigerated) belong in the same cooler?

    • The word "Hey" was used 12 times during this episode.

    • It is even stranger that Felicity comments that Ben had to try out for the 800 meters to be a part of the high school team. They seemed to attend a relatively wealthy high school, and even at most small schools in states with severe budget problems, track is one of the few sports that will take all-comers. Perhaps she meant that he was competing in a run-off to represent the varsity at a particular meet. (In all likelihood, she wasn't an expert on sports, so she may not have known all the specifics--just that he was running in a try-out.)

    • It seems unusual that the track team would limit participation to two individuals in each event (unless they couldn't afford more uniforms). At many schools, anyone willing to attend practices can be a part of the team. These athletes do not go on most road trips, may be sent to smaller meets closer to home while the others are at an invitational (or used in developmental meets prior to major home meets), and are entered in dual meets as "non-scoring competitors." They are similar to junior varsity participants in high school. Also, it is rare for a runner to specialize in just one event. If the team did have limits on roster space, it would be more likely that they would take a certain number of distance runners based on overall ability, not just pick a couple of people for a specific race.

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    Allusions (35)

    • During the graduation scene we hear that Felicity's middle name is Elizabeth. In Mission Impossible 3 (2006), Keri's character "Lindsey" middle name was Elizabeth too. The both scripts were written by J.J. Abrams, a creator of "Felicity."

    • Julie telling Zach "there's nothing wrong with pink" is a nice bit of funny (and likely intentional) irony, since Amy Jo Johnson played the pink Power Ranger.

    • The girl that Ben kisses at the Halloween party is costumed as the Pink Power Ranger, which is the role that Amy Jo Johnson (Julie Emrick) played on the TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from 1993 to 1995.

    • Elena: I saw it on Oprah, where they did this ultraviolet photography thing where they found traces of semen on 7 out of 10 door handles. This was a reference to The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. The show was known as AM Chicago when Oprah Winfrey first began hosting in 1983. But because of its success, climbing the ratings from the lowest to the highest rated talk show in Chicago in mere months, the show was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show, where actress, book critic, magazine publisher and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey would fill each episode with interesting topics ranging from investigations in the issues of society, to the symptoms of couch-hopping inducing love.

    • Julie: People on Ricki Lake, when they first meet, they just start bawling and I don't want to do that when I see her. This is a reference to Ricki Lake, the talk show, hosted by American actress Ricki Lake, that had its debut in 1993. The show, from time to time, and among many other things, served as a stage for long and sappy reunions.

    • Blair: Joshua Redman's playin' at Station 4 tomorrow night and I got us two tickets. Joshua Redman is a jazz saxophonist who first came to prominence in the early 1990s, garnering much critical acclaim and public attention. His father, Dewey Redman, was also a noted tenor sax player.

    • Ben: Yeah, we had fun. We watched Enemy of the State on SpectraVision. Enemy of the State is a 1998 film starring Will Smith, Jon Voight, Gene Hackman and Lisa Bonet about a man (Smith) finding himself caught in the middle of a governemnt conspiracy. Also, SpectraVision "was a hotel-based system using industrial VCRs and Echelon's LonWorks for the backend (control and billing) and it lost favor to Satellite-based systems in the mid-1990s."

    • Noel: Okay, this is a problem, you know? And why is he sending you Dead Poet's Society? Dead Poet's Soceity is a 1989 film starring Robin Williams as an English teacher at a 1950's boy's school who, while stirring up their interests in poetry and literature, inspires his students to face the adversities of family and censorship by accepting and making changes in their lives.

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  • Fan Reviews (34)
  • I was a Freshman in college...

    By tracywolfe75, Mar 07, 2014

  • Oh my...

    By runina, Nov 01, 2013

  • I was drawn to her character role

    By T_VFan, May 02, 2012

  • One of best shows ever. It is twelve years after it was premiered and I watchted it this year. I was very surprised about its endless humor, storyline in which all generations can enjoy and just everything about this show that was written so well.

    By lovewinter, Oct 31, 2010

  • 'Felicity' so far is the best college drama I have seen to date. And it is one of very few shows that I cared to see more than once.

    By eaudra, Apr 21, 2010