Season 2 Episode 21

The Aretha Theory

Aired Unknown May 10, 2000 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Greg dumps Felicity because she is still hung up on Ben. Felicity convinces Meghan to take Julie, Elena and her out to a club to distract them from their problems with men. They all have a great time. Javier plans to propose to Samuel, and enlists Ben's help in picking out an engagement ring. Javier brings Ben to the club and forces Felicity and him to talk things over. Meghan interrupts the conversation and takes Felicity to a friend's market.moreless

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Kevin Weisman

Kevin Weisman


Guest Star

Daniel Raymont

Daniel Raymont


Guest Star

Chip Sickler

Chip Sickler


Guest Star

Ian Gomez

Ian Gomez

Javier Clemente Quintata

Recurring Role

Robert Patrick Benedict

Robert Patrick Benedict

Richard Coad

Recurring Role

Amy Smart

Amy Smart


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Amanda Foreman who plays Meghan, and Kevin Weisman who plays the guy at the club, play husband and wife on Alias, another J.J. Abrams show.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Ben: You know what that is?
      Felicity: Yeah. It's a film canister.
      Ben: No. It's a time machine.

    • Javier: So, you think Samuel will marry me?
      Ben: Well, if he's smart, he will.
      Javier (gushing): Benjamin! That's the sweetest thing you've ever said to me!
      (Hugs Ben until he becomes uncomfortable)

    • Javier: Every man has to find his own way, his own way of showing his true love.

    • Javier (about his relationship with Samuel): We've had our difficult times, our Dynasty moments. I played Alexis.

    • Meghan: We don't need men. We can go out and have a kick-ass time without guys.
      Felicity: Yeah! And you know what else? We have accomplished a lot this year! I mean, first of all, we're R.A.s.
      Meghan: Yeah. Damn good ones!
      Felicity: Completely. And also: hello? I ran for student council.
      Meghan: And lost!
      Felicity: True. But the point is, win or lose, we get through it. We survive.
      Meghan: I know. We're women...
      Felicity: Yeah!
      Meghan: We're strong...
      Felicity: Completely!
      Meghan: We're sisters doing it for ourselves. Like Aretha Franklin!
      Felicity: Like Aretha Franklin!

    • (Greg enters the bodega.)
      Meghan: Oh, holy crap! This is a sign from God.
      Felicity: No, no, no. What are you going to do?
      Meghan: I'm going to go talk to him.
      Felicity: We just broke up.
      Meghan: Yeah, I know! He's vulnerable.

    • Javier (to doorman): Excuse me, sweetheart. Hello, hi. Look, I know it's your job to be very cool and aloof, you know. But you don't have to play Mr. Unyielding with me. We just want to go inside.

    • Felicity (as Meghan dances on table): All of a sudden, I, like, worship her.

    • Javier: Oh Benjamin, open up your squinty little eyes that are so cute. She turned you down because... it's out of fear, you know. She loves you.

    • Javier: Greg dumped her.
      Ben: What?
      Javier: Like a sweet hot potato. A yam.

    • Meghan: Drink lots of these.
      Felicity: What are they?
      Meghan: Banzai Demons. But if you have to ask, don't even drink them.

    • Meghan (to Felicity, Julie and Elena): Stay right here! And don't eat anything anyone gives you.

    • Javier (to Felicity, as she is about to leave for the club with Meghan): Have fun, and I hope you're packing heat.

    • (Javier visits the loft)
      Javier: Jesus, Mary and San Jose. This is living! I work my whole life to live in a hovel, and you kids are living like the queens of England.

    • Felicity (to Meghan): I don't know what you do every night, or where you go, but you obviously live in this... world. This whole other different world where potentially exciting things happen. Distracting things. Tonight, I really need to go to that world, that weird place.

    • Javier: You getting punched in the face, me buying a ring. Romance is really in the air, is it not?

    • Ben: Felicity and Greg were out on a date. I showed up, and I told her how I felt. He stood up and punched me in the face; they both walked out, leaving me on the floor. All right?
      Javier: Oh my God! That is so romantic! Let me give you one promise: you on the floor is not the last chapter of this luscious story.

    • Greg (to Felicity): The good news is, you can solve your problem, because he clearly wants you and you clearly want him.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Ice Cream" by Sarah McLachlan

    • Kevin Weisman went on to play Marshall Flinkman on ABC show Alias, also created by J.J. Abrams, the creator of Felicity. Amanda Foreman had a recurring role on the series, and their characters were married during the third season. Also, Greg Grunberg stars in Alias, and so does Jennifer Garner, a recurring star on Felicity.