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Felicity is an American drama series that aired at the tail end of the 1990s and early 2000s. It focused on the college life of a number of individuals and the trials and tribulations they endured during enrollment. Each season of the series represented respective freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years.

The show's protagonist is Felicity Porter, played by Keri Russell. After her high school crush Ben Covington, played by Scott Speedman, writes in her yearbook that he wished he got to know her better, Felicity decides to forego her choice of Stanford and heads off to the fictional University of New York, where Ben has enrolled. While she adjusts to this new era in her life Felicity meets her residence advisor Noel Crane, portrayed by Scott Foley. Throughout the series Felicity dates both Ben and Noel, resulting in the show's major drama points.

Felicity meets a number of other people at U.N.Y. who eventually become part of her larger group of friends. Wiccan Meghan Rotundi (Amanda Foreman) is Felicity's dorm mate for the first two years while Julie Emrick (Amy Jo Johnson) becomes her first college friend. Other members of her group are classmate Elena Tyler (Tangi Miller), inventor Sean Blumberg (Greg Grunberg), and Javier Clemente Quintata (Ian Gomez), the manager of the coffee shop where Felicity works during her time at U.N.Y. Most of the episodes were narrated by Felicity as she retold events into a tape recorder for her hometown friend Sally Reardon, voiced by Janeane Garofalo.

Felicity aired on the WB television network from September 1998 to May of 2002. It was created by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves and executive produced by them as well as others such as Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Touchstone Television, in association with Imagine Television, produced the program.

The WB
4 Seasons, 84 Episodes - Canceled
September 29, 1998
Drama
6.7/10
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  • After a fitting run of four seasons, the collegiate drama comes to a close with a two-hour series finale. Felicity and company graduated weeks ago, and in recent episodes she magically traveled back in time to secure her romantic future with Noel, rather than Ben. The new pairing does come to pass, but Noel senses the forced nature of their relationship. And, despite knowing that Ben will cheat on her, Felicity can't deny her feelings for him. Which one is the man for her? The question the series has posed time and again is finally answered as Felicity finally chooses Ben in her alternate future, making her wake up from a fevered sleep in the present on the day of Noel's wedding, only to tell present Ben that he is the one she wants to be with. And the story comes full circle as the friends celebrate at Noel's reception.

  • After a fitting run of four seasons, the collegiate drama comes to a close with a two-hour series finale. Felicity and company graduated weeks ago, and in recent episodes she magically traveled back in time to secure her romantic future with Noel, rather than Ben. The new pairing does come to pass, but Noel senses the forced nature of their relationship. And, despite knowing that Ben will cheat on her, Felicity can't deny her feelings for him. Which one is the man for her? The question the series has posed time and again is finally answered as Felicity finally chooses Ben in her alternate future, making her wake up from a fevered sleep in the present on the day of Noel's wedding, only to tell present Ben that he is the one she wants to be with. And the story comes full circle as the friends celebrate at Noel's reception.

  • Felicity realizes that the changes around her affect more than just her dating situation. Part of the ripple effect is Noel's encounter with his ex Hanna (Jennifer Garner), and Felicity fears the implications of their rediscovered relationship. Meanwhile, since Sean and Meghan don't marry in this alternate universe, he considers dating someone else. Also, Elena serves as Javier's unlikely acting coach, and Felicity gets a surprise when she goes premed.

  • Sidetracked by her redefined love life and career path, Felicity lets a big paper for her art-history class go until the last minute. Frustrated and desperate, she resorts to plagiarism (and immediately regrets the decision). An ultrasound reveals the sex of Ben and Lauren's child, and the father-to-be considers hiring a lawyer to stop Lauren from moving to Arizona. Meanwhile, Noel's boss expresses his disapproval of Sean's behavior; and Javier fears that Rita's new boyfriend (Michael B. Silver) is gay.

  • Ben breaks the news that Lauren is pregnant. His father voices a different opinion on the role Ben should play in the child's upbringing. As that development sinks in, Felicity tests out a potential new career path. Meanwhile, working with Zoe causes Noel some undue stress; and differing priorities cause some mutual annoyance between Sean and Meghan.

  • The collegiate drama ends its winter hiatus and kicks off the second half of its fourth and final season. Last December there was no cliffhanger ending, and Felicity and Ben apparently were back on track with their relationship. All that may change when Lauren comes to Ben with some shocking news. Noel also revisits a past fling when he has a chance encounter with Zoe Webb (Sarah Jane Morris). Meanwhile, a frustrated Felicity gets little support from her mother when she starts pounding the pavement with Owen in an effort to get her art into galleries.

  • The collegiate drama's winter hiatus is preceded by a fateful storm. (The series is slated to return in April). Thanks to the weather, which delays her flight home for the holidays, Ben manages to catch Felicity in time to tell her he wants to get back together. Felicity embraces the idea without hesitation, but Ben has one more bridge to cross before he can fully focus on their relationship: The snowfall has also delayed the arrival of his father's donor liver, and Ben must weigh the consequences of letting his mother donate part of her own. Meanwhile, Noel and Sean embark on a joint business venture.

  • Noel looks into starting his own business and resolves to distance himself from Felicity, but an emergency at school brings them together in spite of their personal troubles. Meanwhile, Felicity finds new direction of her own in an art project; Ben becomes more studious than ever; and Meghan learns that her visiting teenage sister (Kala Savage) is pregnant.

  • Ben tells Felicity he wants to move on, but Javier stubbornly attempts to trick Felicity and her ex into seeing a play together. What no one realizes is that Ben is interested in Lauren. Meanwhile, Noel's meeting with a therapist leads him to question his own mental stability, and Elena encourages Felicity to date a fellow art TA.

  • The fallout from Ben's discovery of Noel and Felicity's one-night stand continues to torment the members of the lamentable love triangle. Ben, already overwhelmed by school, his father's liver failure and a visit from his mother (Dee Wallace Stone), can barely look at Felicity, much less discuss her transgressions. Conversely, the one thing on Felicity's mind is to talk about what happened with her unreceptive boyfriend. Noel, meanwhile, feels alienated from his friends and finds some comfort in a co-worker (Sarah Jane Morris), who also happens to be his new boss's daughter.

  • Diagnosed with liver failure, Ben's father asks his son to assume power of attorney. Meanwhile, Noel causes two flaky freshmen to move into Felicity and Elena's apartment---a living arrangement that is anything but amicable. Felicity also worries that the professor for whom she is a TA is interested in her romantically.

  • After getting kicked out of organic chemistry, Ben and his lab partner (Christopher Gorham) drown their misery in booze. Meanwhile, Javier and Noel go to a Lionel Richie concert (the singer appears as himself); and Felicity's students chastise their TA for her participation in a beauty pageant.

  • As Felicity reluctantly gears up for her beauty-pageant debut, something else that could severely impact her life comes to light---a home-pregnancy test is positive. Noel, meanwhile, decides to take a job as a guidance counselor at his alma mater---which also makes him Ben's counselor.

  • Sean, who's stressed out by money-related woes, ruins the dinner Meghan planned for the two of them and their parents by feuding with his father. Also, Felicity tells Javier about Noel (who's considering moving out of the loft) and attempts to patch things up with Ben, who is concerned about his chances of completing medical school.

  • The third season concludes as Noel prepares for graduation and a new job in Seattle. With his departure imminent, Felicity struggles to accept that their friendship may be over. Meanwhile, Ben gets a letter that casts doubt on his summer plans with Felicity; and Sean and Meghan argue over where to spend their summer break.

  • Chest pains force Javier to spend a few days in the hospital, and he leaves Felicity in charge of the coffee shop during finals. Sean and Meghan see a counselor (Teri Garr) to discuss their relationship. Meanwhile, Elena tries to mend fences with DeForrest.

  • Ben's uncertainty about his relationship with Felicity is intensified when Avery extends an invitation to a weekend getaway in Southampton. Meanwhile, Molly returns to New York after a stay in a rehab center and she inadvertently injures Elena's eyes while giving her friend a mud facial. While injured Elena develops a crush fellow med student, DeForrest (Kenan Thompson). A skeptical Sean joins Meghan in a seance to contact her deceased dog.

  • A power outage interrupts Sean's presentation of a film he planned to share with his friends, and Noel tells Felicity that a Seattle Internet company is interested in meeting with him about their "Loser Pet Store" program. Meanwhile, Meghan is visited by a gal pal with whom she once had an intimate encounter.

  • The collegiate drama picks up with the aftermath of the shots fired at the Christmas party by Molly's ex, James. The unfolding days and months reveal how the incident affects the friends in different ways as the survivors come to grips with their experience. Avery (Kristin Lehman) feels a bond with Ben after he helps to save her life.

  • Felicity's mother visits with plans for a theater outing with her daughter. Sean and Richard buy Christmas trees to sell during the holidays, but the deal proves more challenging than they thought and puts Ben in an awkward situation with his girlfriend's mother. Elsewhere, Tracy tells Elena that he has been accepted to a medical program in Africa and that the start date is in three weeks. Molly's ex-boyfriend interrupts the festivities.

  • In the next three days, Felicity must prepare for a final for a class she thought she dropped and help Noel complete an extensive computer project. Meanwhile, Molly apologizes to Felicity and Ben for yelling at them when she moved out, but James (Eddie Cahill) scolds her when he sees the group talking. Tracy and Elena decide to renew their friendship.

  • Ben is concerned for Molly (Sarah-Jane Potts) and Felicity's safety after Molly says that she is still struggling with her addiction. Elena is questioned about her affair with Professor McGrath by a school administrator. Elsewhere, Meghan tells Sean that her life has become boring and heads out to a nightclub.

  • Ben's father (John Ritter), who comes back to town seeking a reconciliation with his son, ends up kissing Felicity in a moment of emotional weakness. Elsewhere, Sean converts to Judaism after his operation; Tracy asks Elena to join him and Finn for a celebratory outing; and Noel reads Jane's private e-mail.

  • As Ben makes plans to celebrate her birthday, Felicity wrestles with the aftereffects of a wild night out. Meanwhile, Sean discovers a potentially serious medical problem when he goes to the doctor (Jim Jansen), but he won't take the appropriate test or tell Meghan. And Noel gets his first computer-emergency call, which leads to an unhappy surprise.

  • Noel corrals Tracy into helping him sharpen his PC skills to impress the college's computer-center manager (Matt Doherty) into giving him a job. Meanwhile, Meghan takes a depressed Felicity to a frat party after the Goth girl argues with Sean over her new phone-sex job. And Ben preps a nervous Javier for his citizenship test.

  • Ben's mother calls with disturbing news that he refuses to share with Felicity. She becomes even more upset when Ben opens up to ex-girlfriend Julie, who is struggling with family issues of her own. Meanwhile, Noel goes forward with his plans until Natalie throws him a curve; a new roommate moves in; and Sean is hurt when he thinks Meghan doesn't like his nose.

  • Noel's unexpected announcement prompts Felicity and friends to stage an intervention. Meanwhile, Ben's prodigal dad (John Ritter) is in town seeking reconciliation with his son; Elena gets frustrated with Tracy's ban on sex and responds to a sexy student's invitation by telling him she doesn't have a boyfriend.

  • Felicity returns from summer break and ditches plans to spend her junior year in an apartment with Elena and Julie. Instead, she decides to get a Brooklyn flat for herself and Ben, who foolishly agrees to live with her before seeing the dump. Meanwhile, Javier registers for freshman year; Sean expands his "Docu-ventary" into a reality series; and Noel remains missing in action - along with Javier's cousin Natalie (Ali Landry).

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