Season 4 Episode 22

Back to the Future

Aired Unknown May 22, 2002 on The WB
out of 10
User Rating
53 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

After realizing that Noel wasn't meant to die, Felicity blames herself for his death, and takes Meghan's advice to visit Korsikoff and undo the spell. After convincing the doctor, Felicity is ready to go back in time, although she believes it won't work. Before she goes to sleep, Ben wants her to forgive him in the past. Will she? And what will happen?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Noel is pronounced dead from the university fire.Felicity feels she must go back to the future to keep Noel alive.She goes to the author of the book with the spell.We witness flashbacks of the last 4 years so they know what future to go back to.moreless

    Thought this 'time travel' thing was odd.it's about 'real life' (in Felicity world) not supernatural.But the end when they said Felicity was sick & had a bad dream, I thought "oh okay,we just lived what she was dreamin."But at the end, Elena's alive? Figured she's just there in spirit, til they all clanked glasses w/ each other & Elena.I know there's a deleted scene bout Felicity telling Elena. to go to Duke...still doesn't make sense since it's a dream, NOT time travel (Felicity-reality-world show, not supernatural-world show).Maybe when I get the season DVD, they'll explain it all to me :)moreless
  • The series finale was sad to watch for three basic reasons. One was that is was the end of an era, Two for the over-played flashbacks which were enjoyable - yet predictable. And last but not least, Felicity's sense of displacement.moreless

    I loved this episode for various reasons. Felicity and Noel never seemed to have a fair shot in my honest opinion because their was always someone or something standing in their way. It was great to see this explored, although some of Noel's actions seemed rather out of character for me.

    Although it has been done religiously throughout television series history, the flashbacks were a great way to finalized the last four years and bring back everything that we loved about the show and then some.

    And even though I enjoyed the episode and was sad to see one of my favorite shows come to an end, I was left with a feeling of questioning at the displacement Felicity seemed to be harboring.

    Being an advit fan for it's entire reign I could see the same storylines being rehashed. The looks she portrayed spoke volumes of her lack of trust in Ben, how she loved him but she also loved Noel and was still eagerly confused by the two. And yet still could not make up her mind, having Noel make the decision easier for her through his marriage to someone else.

    I personally feel that her lasting look as Noel finalized his vows and Ben grinned will haunt me to no end as does her lack of resolution, or the series for that matter. Overall it's one not to be missed if your as big a Felicity fan as I.moreless
  • A great episode!! Sad to see the series end!

    I was glad that in the end Ben and Felicity got to end up together, Noel and Elena were alive, and Tracy was back with Elena! The last moments with them all together were such happy moment that they were sad because it was the end of the series! I was happy to know that in the end everyone ended up with someone they loved, they were all happy, and they were all still great friends!!! This was a great episode and although its sad to see it go, their couldn't have been a better way to end the series!!moreless
  • "I don't wanna live my life without you."

    This is one of the more touching series finales I've seen.

    Most of the episode Felicity is recounting the memories that she has made over the past four years in college and nothing REALLY new happens except for, essentially, the end.

    It was nice to hear all of her opinions on everything that has happened. What all the people in her life mean to her, how each experience was special. That friendships and the people you love are always in your heart. It provided me, the viewer, with real closure.

    The writers did not leave any of the major storylines hanging. It was very emotional as I thought it should be. Not only that but ANYTIME I hear the song "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan I cannot help but cry.

    Felicity is finally able to once and for all choose Ben and in the very last moment... all of the characters together, loving, happy, and in celebration - toasting one another. Beautiful.moreless
Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris

Zoe Webb Crane

Guest Star

Kurt Fuller

Kurt Fuller

Paul Korsikoff

Guest Star

Kristin Dos Santos

Kristin Dos Santos

Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Guest Star

Donald Faison

Donald Faison


Recurring Role

Robert Patrick Benedict

Robert Patrick Benedict

Richard Coad

Recurring Role

Christopher Allport

Christopher Allport

Dominic Webb

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Ben: If that happens, will you forgive me?
      Felicity: I'll try, but what if I don't remember this?
      Ben: Alright, listen to me.
      Felicity: What?
      Ben: I want you to remember this moment. I don't know what's gonna happen in the future. But I am sorry for what I did. It was stupid, immature, and it was unforgivable. But you have to find a way to forgive me. I don't know how, but you have to. Because I don't wanna live my life without you.

    • Ben: Look, I know you don't want to hear what I have to say.
      Ben: But I am so sorry for what I did. It was stupid and immature. And it was unforgivable. And I know this is an impossible thing for me to ask. But you have to find a way to forgive me. Because I don't want to live my life without you.
      Felicity: Oh my God. That's exactly what you said in my dream.
      Ben: What did you say?
      Felicity: I didn't say anything. But I know what I was thinking. Which is that I don't want to live my life without you either.
      Ben: I'm so sorry. I'm sorry.
      Felicity: I know.
      Ben: Does this mean...
      Felicity: Yes. I forgive you.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Calipornia" by Mumblin' Jim
      "Soul Sister" by Jerryo
      "Melody of You" by Sixpence None the Richer
      "Habanera" by Georges Bizet
      "Anywhere You Go" by Shawn Colvin
      "La Cienega Just Smiled" by Ryan Adams
      "Displaced" by Azure Ray
      "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan

    • Guest star Kristin Veitch (now Kristin Dos Santos) is a TV columnist for E! Online. She appeared as one of the bridesmaids on the wedding.

    • According to the summary at the now-defunct official show site, there was supposed to be a scene in which Felicity tried to prevent Elena's accident by telling her to attend medical school at Duke instead of Columbia. Although this still technically should not have worked because the new spell erased all of Felicity's time travel experiences, it would have at least proved that Felicity was trying to save her--and might have been explained as a rip in the space/time continuum, something that Meghan discussed in one of the earlier shows. Elena's sudden appearance at the wedding was probably meant as proof that Felicity hadn't dreamed the whole thing, but this would have worked better with the missing scene.