Felicity

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  • TV-14
  • 1998
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.8  (11,076)

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.

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Back to the Future
22. Back to the Future
May 22, 2002
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_4-18 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 Interrupted
21. Felicity Interrupted
May 22, 2002
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_4-18 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.
Spin the Bottle
20. Spin the Bottle
May 15, 2002
In an episode keeping with Felicity's recent trip back in time to be with Noel instead of Ben, original cast member Amy Jo Johnson returns as soulful musician Julie Emrick. In town for an audition, the gang's old pal (and Ben's ex-girlfriend) winds up being swept into the maelstrom of the group's already tumultuous relationships. First, Sean learns that perhaps breaking up with Meghan in order to be with Julie was not the best idea. Then, both he and Felicity are taken by surprise when Julie and Ben start dating again. All this, plus Felicity's efforts to prove to Ben that she's over him lead to one very uncomfortable night out.
The Power of the Ex
19. The Power of the Ex
May 8, 2002
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.
Time Will Tell
18. Time Will Tell
May 1, 2002
An episode taking place in the near future after Felicity's graduation brings with it a number of surprises. Among them, the death of a character; a big breakup; a wedding; magic spells; and, believe it or not, time travel back to the beginning of Felicity's senior year of college.
The Graduate
17. The Graduate
April 24, 2002
An occasion four years in the making, graduation day arrives for Felicity. But the occasion competes with Ben's marriage proposal. Both momentous events should be thrilling milestones, were it not for Felicity's uncertain professional future, her parents' disapproval of the engagement and the birth of the child her new fiance fathered with another woman. Commencement, it would seem, is the least of Felicity's concerns. With Ben dedicated to living near his son in Arizona, Felicity faces a heartbreaking dilemma - follow Ben across the country (as she has done before), or live her own life, alone.
Ben Don't Leave
16. Ben Don't Leave
April 17, 2002
Ben falls victim to a car accident while on his way to help Lauren pack for her move to Arizona. As she waits for him to come out of surgery, Felicity learns that Lauren faces drunk-driving charges. Meanwhile, Noel's rocky relationship with Zoe continues without the complications of intimacy; Richard asks Elena out for the sole purpose of impressing another woman; and Felicity's plagiarized and soon-to-be published paper still hangs over her head.
The Paper Chase
15. The Paper Chase
April 10, 2002
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.
Raising Arizona
14. Raising Arizona
April 3, 2002
Felicity and Ben's seemingly endless roller-coaster ride of a relationship encounters yet another loop. Lauren tells Ben that she intends to raise their child in Arizona, threatening to upset the newly dedicated father-to-be's plans for medical school and his future with Felicity. Unfortunately, Felicity learns of this latest development secondhand, when Noel innocently relays an answering-machine message regarding Ben's possible school transfer. Shaken by the news, Felicity talks to her confidant Noel about the pregnancy-and inadvertently angers Ben, who suspects that Noel still has feelings for Felicity.
Kiss and Tell
13. Kiss and Tell
March 27, 2002
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.
Future Shock
12. Future Shock
March 20, 2002
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.
A Perfect Match
11. A Perfect Match
December 19, 2001
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.
Fire
10. Fire
December 12, 2001
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.
Moving On
9. Moving On
December 5, 2001
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 Last Thanksgiving
8. The Last Thanksgiving
November 28, 2001
A big Thanksgiving dinner at the gals' apartment ends up being more than a little uncomfortable for everyone when Ben brings Lauren (Lisa Edelstein) along as his date. The only one not there is Noel, whose defensive behavior ruins plans for a holiday dinner with his brother. Instead, Noel finds himself sharing a hotel room with a woman he met in a bar.
The Storm
7. The Storm
November 21, 2001
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.
Oops...Noel Did It Again
6. Oops...Noel Did It Again
November 14, 2001
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.
Boooz
5. Boooz
November 7, 2001
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.
Miss Conception
4. Miss Conception
October 31, 2001
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.
Your Money or Your Wife
3. Your Money or Your Wife
October 24, 2001
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.
My Best Friend's Wedding
2. My Best Friend's Wedding
October 17, 2001
Wrought with guilt over her momentary lapse of reason with Noel, Felicity weighs her only two options - to tell Ben, or not to tell Ben. And her strange behavior doesn't go unnoticed by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Elena reacts unpredictably to her husband-to-be's sudden interest in sex; and Meghan and Sean make a bet involving a Meghan-Tracy lip lock.
The Declaration
1. The Declaration
October 10, 2001
After a carefree, platonic summer with unlikely roommate Noel, the fourth-season premiere brings a reality check for Felicity. The collegiate faces the agonizing realization that the real world is only one school year away. The pressure of not having her future planned out is compounded by a visit from her unsympathetic father, who fears Felicity isn't taking her life seriously. On the flip side, Ben's back in town with newfound direction - he's determined to go to medical school. Meanwhile, bride-to-be Elena and wedding planner Javier tussle over her upcoming nuptials, while groom Tracy figures into Meghan's fantasies, sparking Sean's jealousy.
Description

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.

Felicity is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (84 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 1998.

Where to Watch Felicity

Felicity is available for streaming on the The WB website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Felicity on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    September 29, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (11,076)