Felicity Porter, a sensitive and intelligent girl from the San Francisco Bay Area, decides to give up a slot at Stanford University's pre-med program to follow her long time crush to college in New York City. Things get even more complicated when she meets her dorm's resident advisor and they fall in love.
As the summer comes to an end, Felicity's father begins nagging her about her future. She hopes to prove that she has a future in her major by gaining admission to the honors art program. Ben returns from the EMT training session and announces that he wants to become a doctor. He signs up for a heavy course-load, and realizes that he will have to stay in school a fifth year to finish his pre-med requirements. Felicity is put off by Ben's sudden sense of purpose, as she expected him to be just as aimless as she is. She begins turning to the jobless Noel for support. Felicity's father comes to town and accuses her of wasting her college years. She becomes furious at his interference and decides to pay for her final year of college herself. She immediately files papers to declare her independence. Felicity shows up late for work while dealing with her crisis, forcing Ben to cover for her. He then arrives late to his first organic chemistry lecture, where the professor locks him
Felicity feels extremely guilty after having sex with Noel. She seeks Dr. Pavone's advice on whether she should tell Ben. Dr. Pavone theorizes that she wants to have both guys. Felicity hears an answering machine message for Ben in which a girl talks about ""their"" motel room. She confronts Ben, who explains that the girl was a study partner from the EMT training who tried to make a pass at him. He reminds Felicity that he already told her about the incident. He realizes that something is wrong, and tries to console Felicity about her uncertain future. Although he offers his support, she dumps him again. Richard discovers the truth about Felicity and Noel. Elena and Tracy ask Felicity to perform their wedding ceremony. Elena is perplexed when Tracy suddenly seems interested in sleeping together before the wedding. Sean, still fuming over Meghan's inclusion of Tracy on her ""list,"" bets that she could not even get a kiss for him. She tries and fails, leading to a confrontation
Ben and Felicity get back together. She confesses her fling with Noel to Javier, who promises, ""My lips are like glue sticks."" Felicity learns that she cannot get financial aid because all of the available funds have been distributed. She tries to apply for a scholarship, only to find that it no longer exists. Javier suggests that she enter a beauty pageant, but she is reluctant. Noel receives $50,000 for staying married to Natalie for a year. He doesn't really want anything to do with the money. Felicity turns him down when he offers to help with her tuition. She considers pleading with her father for help, but decides to do things on her own--even if it means entering the pageant. Sean experiences financial problems and faces eviction. Meghan goes against his wishes by arranging to have dinner with their parents. Sean upsets his father by suggesting that he will do something embarrassing. Mr. Blumberg refuses to attend. Meghan gets the event rescheduled as a brunch, and
Javier helps Felicity prepare for the beauty pageant. She befriends an aspiring singer, but has several run-ins with a bitchy contestant named Denise. Felicity asks her friends not to attend the pageant because she doesn't want them to see her in such an embarrassing situation. Noel lands a job as UNY's counselor, where he helps Ben with a registration problem. Felicity takes a pregnancy test, which turns out positive. She doesn't tell anyone but Elena, who recommends she go to the clinic for a blood test. Felicity eventually tells Noel that he might be the father of her child. Elena witnesses the awkwardness between Felicity and Noel and figures out what is going on. Ben sees a receipt for the blood test on Felicity's desk. He discovers that Noel already knew of Felicity's possible pregnancy, and goes to her for some answers. She claims that she was afraid of adding to Ben's problems. She agrees to let him stay and support her during the pageant. Felicity wins the evening
Ben and Trevor fail their organic chemistry midterm. They are upset because the test included an entire section on a topic that Professor Hodges had specifically said would not be included. They ask for a chance to re-take the test. Ben insults the professor after he belittles them. Hodges responds by throwing both Ben and Trevor out of the class. They go out drinking. Trevor continues to drink after they arrive at Felicity and Elena's Halloween party. He collapses with alcohol poisoning, and Ben calls an ambulance. Ben tells Hodges that Trevor is in a coma. He suggests that it wouldn't have happened if Hodges were a little more understanding. Hodges goes to the hospital to check on Trevor, who has begun to recover. He agrees that he isn't very helpful to his students, and asks Ben and Trevor to return to class. T.A. Felicity takes over some classes after the professor is arrested for shoplifting. Felicity's students constantly mock her and accuse her of selling out after
Ben learns that his father is being hospitalized with liver failure. He reluctantly goes to the hospital and meets Lauren, a friend of Mr. Covington's from A.A. She tells Ben that his father does not have long to live. Mr. Covington gives Ben power of attorney, and declares that he does not want to be hooked up to machines. He also insists that he will not take any pain medication because he has been sober for 67 days and does not want to use drugs of any kind. Ben postpones a ski trip that he and Felicity had planned for her birthday after his father's condition worsens. Ben is surprised to learn that Mr. Covington was very helpful to Lauren when he served as her sponsor. She says that his dad talks about Ben all the time. Ben goes against his father's wishes and puts him on a ventilator because there is a slim chance that he could regain enough strength to undergo a transplant. Felicity suspects that Professor Cavallo is coming on to her. He denies this, but she grows uneas
Ben refuses to talk to Felicity, and will only go near her to retrieve his belongings. Felicity drops by the loft in the middle of the night to leave him a note. Ben's mother flies in to visit his dad. She announces that Mr. Covington has shown enough improvement to be placed on the transplant list again. Ben is stunned to learn that his parents are getting back together. He is not angry, but worries that his father will continue to hurt his mother. Meghan comforts a devastated Felicity, and assures her that she and Ben belong together. Meghan lashes out at Ben for not even listening to Felicity's apology. Sean takes Meghan's support of Felicity as a sign that she has no problem with cheating, but she reminds Sean that the situation has nothing to do with their marriage. Ben meets Felicity at a restaurant, but becomes uncomfortable as she tries to explain what happened with Noel. He runs out. He tells Sean that he wants to forgive Felicity, but just can't bring himself to do
Meghan tells Felicity that she has concocted a spell to reunite her with Ben. Sean wins a free turkey, but the gang must hold Thanksgiving dinner at Felicity's apartment because Sean has broken the oven. Meghan tries to coax Ben into coming to dinner, but he backs out after Sean explains the circumstances. Ben and Lauren visit Mr. Covington, who has shown tremendous improvement. Lauren convinces Ben to take her to the dinner because she doesn't want to spend Thanksgiving alone. Everyone is shocked to find that Ben has brought a date, although Felicity tries to act as though it doesn't bother her. Javier suggests that he is trying to get back at Felicity for cheating on him, but Ben denies this. Meghan behaves rudely toward Lauren and gets into an argument with Ben. Felicity tries to defend Ben, but he snaps that their relationship was a waste of time. He feels guilty about saying this and leaves. He later returns to apologize, and he and Felicity sleep together. He immediate
Ben defends Felicity against a rude customer at Dean & DeLuca. Felicity invites Ben to come over to the apartment to talk. He agrees, but quickly changes his mind and says that he wants to move on. Lauren moves to New York to get away from her ex-boyfriend and make a fresh start. Ben asks her on a date. Javier tries to play matchmaker by separately asking Felicity and Ben to meet him at a play. It proves to be a disaster, as Ben shows up with Lauren. Felicity gives her ticket to Lauren and leaves. Elena tries to convince Felicity to date Owen, a graduate teaching assistant in the art department. Felicity asks her friends to stop meddling in her life. Owen tells Felicity that she seems intense, and suggests that she have a little fun for a change. She asks him out. Lauren's ex-boyfriend calls while she is making out with Ben. Ben decides to leave, but makes another date with her. Ben shows up at the girls' apartment to study with Elena just as Owen arrives to pick up Felic
Ben focuses all of his attention on studying as he prepares for his organic chemistry final. Felicity decides to follow his example and devote more time to her artwork. She seeks advice from Professor Cavallo on how to improve her work, and spends more time at the studio. Noel grudgingly takes his medication and continues to see a therapist. He considers starting his own graphics company. Felicity asks for Noel's advice about her art project. Noel decides to follow his therapist's recommendation and spend less time with Felicity. Ben grows angry with Trevor for inviting Elena to their study sessions, as they goof off all of the time. Felicity is working in the studio when the building catches on fire. She is unaware of this because the alarms do not sound, and becomes trapped. Noel extinguishes the flames near the door and pulls her outside. Ben and Trevor apologize for their argument and go to see Professor Hodges. They learn that Trevor passed the exam, while Ben scored 9
Felicity is confused when Ben begins dropping by her apartment frequently. However, he is not ready to get back together. Mrs. Covington is a match for her husband, but he refuses to let her donate part of her liver. Mr. Covington urges Ben to consider forgiving Felicity, as he feels that love is the only thing that really matters. Felicity plans to fly home for Christmas vacation. Another match is found for Mr. Covington. Ben tries to talk to Felicity, but she has already left for the airport. A snowstorm delays her flight, so Ben catches up to her. They enjoy a blissful reunion, and Felicity stays in New York. Unfortunately, the snow prevents the liver for Ben's father from being flown in from Philadelphia. With Mr. Covington unconscious, Ben has power of attorney. He must decide whether to let his mother be a donor. He fears that his father will fall back into his abusive behavior patterns. He talks with Felicity about the need for second chances, and agrees to sign off
As the spring semester begins, Lauren tells Ben that she is pregnant, and that he is the father. She is prepared to raise the child alone. Professor Hodges asks Ben and Trevor to act as research assistants for him. Trevor convinces Ben to take a paternity test. Ben becomes distracted while awaiting the test results, and forgets to check Hodges' experiment. Hodges decides to replace him. Ben learns that he is the father. He confronts Lauren about keeping the news from him for so long. Although he is torn, he feels that he cannot take part in the child's life. He gets a second chance from Hodges by assuring him that he has eliminated all distractions. Ben finally shares the truth about the pregnancy with a shocked Felicity. Felicity and Owen try unsuccessfully to get galleries to look at their work. Felicity's mother visits and announces that she is going to get her real-estate license. She encourages Felicity to follow the same path. Felicity frets over the fact that every
Mr. Covington learns of Lauren's pregnancy and criticizes the absentee father, unaware that it is Ben. When Ben tells him the truth, Mr. Covington tries to convince him to change his mind and be a part of the child's life. He even claims that his despair over Ben's choice has made him want to drink. Ben is furious at his father for manipulating him. Felicity has trouble dealing with the situation and avoids Ben. Ben and Trevor sign up for the Big Brother program in the hopes of improving their credentials for med school applications. After Felicity expresses an interest in architecture, Noel recommends that she help his friend Adam with a project. Adam spends most of the time whining about his ex-girlfriend. He tries to kiss Felicity at a party at the girls' dorm room. Meghan grows bored with life with Sean, while he becomes fed up with her insistence on criticizing his ideas. After a girl from the coffee stand compliments one of his potential inventions, Sean invites her to
Ben decides that he wants to play an active role in his child's life. Lauren is pleased; but has already made arrangements to move to Arizona to be near her parents. Ben talks to Professor Hodges about the possibility of transferring to the University of Arizona. Adam's design wins the contest, and Felicity accepts an offer to stay in New York and help with his project. Hodges tells Ben that the deadline for admission has passed, but his friend can pull some strings and get him accepted. He must make his final decision in the next day. Felicity is upset that Ben failed to tell her about his possible move. She tells Adam that she may have to turn down the job. Trevor convinces Ben that Noel is still trying to make a move on Felicity. A tearful Felicity confides in Noel about Ben's situation. Ben catches them in an embrace and becomes angry. He says that he wouldn't have slept with Lauren if Felicity hadn't cheated on him. They break up, and Felicity accepts the job with Adam
Felicity worries that Ben is drifting away after she observes his reaction to a sonogram of his son. She has trouble concentrating as she works on a term paper for art history. The thirty-page paper is due the following day, but she has not even picked a topic. Meghan suggests that she just copy a dissertation from the library, and assures her that she could never get caught. Ben agrees to attend Lamaze classes with Lauren in the hopes of convincing her to stay in New York. Felicity becomes very depressed and decides to copy a paper. She fears that she is busted after the professor asks to speak with her. However, Professor Carnes instead tells Felicity that she loves the paper and has submitted it for publication. Meghan advises Felicity to destroy the dissertation and tell the professor that she doesn't want to be published. A library worker catches Felicity trying to throw out the book, but Meghan later cuts a deal with him and steals it. Professor Carnes informs Felicity
Lauren comes by Dean & DeLuca to announce that she is leaving the next day and expects Ben to help her move. She snaps at Felicity and accuses Ben and her of selfishness. Felicity tries to confess her plagiarism, but Professor Carnes interrupts. She is so certain of Felicity's innocence that she has her hearing moved to the next day to get it out of the way. Felicity learns that Ben has been injured in a car accident. Lauren suffered minor injuries, and the baby was unharmed. Felicity overhears the doctor say that Lauren was driving while drunk. Lauren is released from the hospital and leaves while Ben is still in surgery. Felicity chases after her and lays into her. Lauren later returns and apologizes. She says that she let her problems overwhelm her and was trying to blame others for her mistakes. Felicity persuades Lauren to sleep over at her apartment. Ben wakes up and begins to recover. Felicity is pleased to find her friends in the waiting room, even though she had a
Felicity is able to graduate because Professor Carnes fails her on the paper, but lets her pass the class. Ben asks Felicity to marry him, and she accepts. Ben receives a call in the middle of the night and learns that Lauren has gone into labor in Philadelphia. He catches a train and is present at the birth of his son, Andrew. Felicity's parents come to town for graduation. Her father rags on her for deciding to live with Ben in New York, and accuses her of always following Ben. Felicity angrily announces her engagement. Ben returns and admits that it was very difficult to leave his son. Lauren is still planning to move to Arizona, and he wants to follow. Felicity is still uncertain about joining him. Richard inadvertently blabs about Ben's child and the Arizona move to Felicity's father. Dr. Porter confronts Ben and expresses disapproval about the engagement (among other things). Felicity refuses to move to Arizona because she thinks that she should be more independent.
Felicity becomes distant and withdrawn after Elena dies in a car accident. She pulls away from Ben. On the day that she receives an invitation to Noel and Zoe's wedding, she catches Ben kissing a Claire, the couple's friend and study partner. She breaks up with him and calls Meghan, who urges her to come to New York immediately. Ben later arrives for the wedding and apologizes, but admits that he was seeing Claire for a month. Felicity tells Meghan that she wishes she had gotten together with Noel. Meghan casts a spell that sends Felicity back in time to the night that she slept with Noel. This time, she quickly confesses to Ben. He wants to forgive her and move on, but she turns him down because she is hurt by what he did to her in the future. Felicity approaches Noel and says that she wants a relationship. He initially becomes confused and pushes her away, much to her surprise. However, he later says that he wants to be with her, and is just afraid that she will reject him
Felicity and Noel decide to stay away from their usual date locations so that they can avoid Ben. They go to a street fair and run into Noel's ex-girlfriend Hanna. She asks him to help put together a web site for her. Felicity is apprehensive, as she fears that Noel's old feelings will re-surface. However, she claims that she is not jealous and advises Noel to get some work experience by helping Hanna. Felicity enrolls in pre-med courses and gets her father to resume financial help. Ben is unhappy when she shows up in his organic chemistry class, but she cannot transfer to another section. Ben decides to give up on becoming a doctor after failing an exam. Felicity, who aced the test, offers to help him with the material. Noel is puzzled by Felicity's frantic behavior and strange comments. After learning that Hanna expressed a romantic interest in Noel, Felicity confronts her. Noel can no longer put up with Felicity's behavior, and suggests that it was wrong for them to get t
Ben questions Felicity's relationship with Noel and confidently predicts that she will soon try to win back Ben. Felicity and Noel decide to get an apartment together. Sean gets very excited about Julie's impending visit, and makes a lot of plans. He gives Ben the impression that Julie came to town specifically to see Sean. Ben learns that Julie is actually in town for an audition, and warns her of Sean's intentions. Sean is crushed to realize that Julie still doesn't have feelings for him. Julie makes a move on Ben. Felicity insists that she has no problem with this, while Sean is outraged. Felicity accuses Ben of using Julie to make her jealous. She tries to ""protect"" Julie by agreeing to a double date. Ben upsets Felicity at the restaurant by mentioning the brief time they lived together and the girl who used their bathtub. He laughs about the fact that Felicity was always worried that he would cheat, and ended up cheating on him. Sean runs into a devastated Meghan at a
Felicity tries to convince Noel that she wants to be with him. She finally tells him that she travelled through time for him. He becomes very worried about her mental health. Felicity again asks Meghan to undo the time travel spell. Meghan is still skeptical, but gives her a book. Ben decides to leave school and travel across the country with Julie. Noel shares his concerns about Felicity with Ben. Ben finds Felicity working on a spell. She confirms that she is a time traveller, and tries to prove it by telling him about his father's illness and Lauren. Ben and Noel determine that Felicity may be experiencing psychosis. She agrees to see a doctor, who places her in a psychiatric ward for observation. Felicity meets Zoe in the hospital. After she is able to provide details about Zoe's life without having previously met her, Felicity realizes that she is not crazy. She calls Ben, who still doesn't believe her. However, he then receives a call from Lauren about his father.
Felicity blames herself for Noel's death because he had survived the fire in the original history. Meghan suggests that she go to Korsikoff and undo the spell. Felicity doubts that this will work, but is willing to try anything. She convinces Korsikoff that she successfully used one of his spells, and follows his request by bringing in personal items from all of her friends. She tells Korsikoff about her friends, her life in New York, and her romantic histories with Ben and Noel. Korsikoff opines that she actually returned to the past to let go of Noel. He burns the items and conducts the spell. Felicity is afraid to go to sleep that night. She wants to undo the damage she caused, but is afraid of losing Ben. Ben pleads with her to try to forgive him in the future, and apologizes in advance. He says that he cannot live without her. Felicity wakes up the night before Noel's wedding, surrounded by concerned friends. They report that she developed a high fever and became delus