Felicity s01e20 Episode Script

Connections

Previously on "Felicity" I need a loan.
I need this.
- Oh, what are you, wiped clean? - Yes.
Man, you don't put down money unless you got some to spare.
- Don't do this to yourself.
- Just don't worry about me, all right? I'll be fine.
Get off me! Ben! Ben! I mean, whatever we end up being, I think we've got to start over and just try and become friends again.
Yeah.
Yeah, f-friends.
Dear Sally, okay, remember that manager I told you about, Abby - the one who never looks me in the eye? Well, she's going away for a few days, and she decided to put me in charge while she's gone.
It's - it's kind of a test because there's this, um, assistant-manager position open, and she wants to see if I can handle it.
But if I get the promotion, I can come back in the fall with a real raise, Which would be great.
So, tomorrow's my first day, and I'm a little terrified.
I've never been a manager before.
Hey! Ooh! Fancy.
Oh, yeah.
Well, can you help me with this tie? I can't do it.
I-- I thought I knew how to do it, and then, obviously I don't.
Yeah, just You know, I've never-- I've never done it from this angle before.
- Okay, wait, um, stand in front of the mirror.
- Okay.
All right.
Um, yeah, there you go.
Does it-- does it look okay? Uh, perfect-- very managerial.
Thank you very much.
Oh, God, I'm late.
So, wish me luck.
You'll do great.
- Yeah, I hope so.
I'll-- - I'll see you later.
- Okay.
This "just friends" thing is really confusing.
- I know.
I know.
- It kind of sucks, doesn't it? Yep, it sucks.
Hey, um I need the money.
Can I work today? Uh, you're not on the - Are you okay? Yeah, I'm fine.
Can I work today or not? - Yeah, of course.
I'll-- I'll figure something out with the schedule.
- Okay.
Hi, Danny.
So, one of the pie plates broke.
I was just wondering where the bandages are.
Uh, check the first-aid kit.
Uh yeah, I can't find it.
Okay, see, Danny, I gotta get this tape register in here - Oh, my God! - Yeah, sorry.
Um, let me just find the, uh, first-aid kit.
Oh Can you just keep that down? The people are looking.
Just go put that under water and - and - and - and just put this on right away, okay? - Sorry.
- Okay.
Felicity, I'm leaving now.
This is all in your hands.
Great.
Thank you.
I mean, I'm thrilled that, uh, you trusted me enough to give me this opportunity.
I actually-- I thought that maybe you had hated me just a little.
Maybe I do.
You're young, perky, and then there's the hair.
We're not here to talk about your hair, Felicity, okay? - Okay.
- When I get back, if everything's gone smoothly, we can talk about the assistant-manager position.
Great.
I mean, I'm - I'm really excited about this.
Good.
And I'm gonna need you to fire Danny.
Wait, what? Shouldn't - I mean, shouldn't you do that? While I can, and perhaps I should, I won't.
You will.
Good luck.
Hello? - Elena.
- Uh, I'm sorry.
- Can I help you? - I was just dropping off my outline.
- You asked to see it.
- Oh, right, right.
Fine, uh, well, just leave it.
I'll have a look, and, uh, let you know.
Are you all right? Yes, thank you.
Are you sure? Uh, it's been a tough week.
And on top of it, Stephanie's away till Friday.
Your assistant? Yeah.
So I'm just a little overwhelmed with paperwork.
Is there anything I can do to help? Well, if you're available evenings, I could use a hand.
Uh M-- maybe we can work something out with, uh, extra credit.
Oh, you don't have to do that.
It would be a-- a great learning experience, and I'd love to help.
I appreciate this, Elena.
It's my pleasure.
I'll see you in class.
Barry: Come on in! Yeah.
Yeah, E-Eddie, I know how much you love the Mets.
Yeah.
Roscoe's ready to take 3, but you gotta pay $200 upfront for that.
Yeah, thought so.
Okay.
Okay.
See ya.
- So, you're Ben.
- Yeah.
- Pleasure to meet you.
- Right.
I'm glad you called back.
Yeah, I know.
I owe you a little money.
Not so little.
Yeah, well, I was thinking if you could just spot me a little more, I have some really good leads on a couple of games this week.
I'm sure I could work things out.
Yeah, I'm sure you could, but the thing is, I can't do that.
I don't make that much myself, so I don't have that much to spot.
Yeah.
But there is a way you could help me out and maybe make some extra money yourself.
Yeah, what's that? You don't have to ask like that.
It's not like you're dealing with the Mafia or something.
I know that.
I know.
I know.
What do you want me to do? All right, look you're not the only one with outstanding debts, so maybe you could help me get some of my money back.
Yeah, well, I'm-- I'm not gonna threaten anybody.
It's just the opposite.
I need friendly folks.
I have a question for you.
Do you know any of those people? Yeah.
Yeah, I know a couple.
This guy lives in my girlfriend's dorm.
Good.
Sounds like we can work things out.
Hey, you're, uh - you're Guy, right? - Right.
- Yeah, I'm Ben.
- Oh, yeah, you're Julie's boyfriend, right? - That's right.
Yeah, that's right.
- How's it going, man? - Good.
How you doing? I'm doing all right.
Good.
So, we have a mutual friend.
We do? Who's that? Barry over, at, uh, Frederick Hall.
Are you gonna beat me up? No, it's not like that.
It's not.
No, listen, Barry considers you a really good buddy, you know? He just-- he just asked me to come by and check on you and see how things are going for you.
You see, you gotta understand that the money you owe him ends up coming out of his own pocket when he has to pay the bets off, - so, Guy, he's in a - he's in a real bind.
- Really? Yeah, he's covering you.
I never thought about it like that.
Yeah.
I made some money, uh washing dishes at Kitchenette.
- Kitchenette? - Yeah.
Um how - how much did you make? I only have like, uh, 30 bucks left.
I mean, that's - that's, like-- that's, like, all I got for, like, a week.
But I mean, I-I feel bad about Barry paying out of his own pocket.
I mean, he's a nice guy.
I mean, it's just all I have right now, but I'm gonna get the rest.
You know what? Let's just-- let's just forget it.
What about Barry? Screw Barry.
Ready for that meet against Rutgers tomorrow? Yeah.
We gotta pound those guys, man.
I mean, if you let people from Jersey win, it's like a defeat for human decency, right? I guess, yeah.
Listen us not talking - - it's stupid.
- Well, we're talking right now.
You know what I mean.
I mean, since our - our tussle.
Whatever.
I just want to make sure you're okay, bro.
Why wouldn't I be okay? No reason.
Barry said you haven't paid him yet.
I'm gonna pay him.
I am.
I know.
Okay, so - So, if you need any help - - I don't need any help, all right? Man: Covington! I'm outta here.
I need to talk to you.
I got a call from the Bursar's office.
They claim there's some kind of screwup with your tuition.
They said they're gonna flag you if it's not straightened out.
Uh, what do you mean, "flag" me? It's a temporary suspension until it's all paid up.
Listen, that has got to be a mistake.
Well, you better go down there and clear it up.
We got Rutgers, we got Columbia coming up.
Yeah, yeah, really, it's-- it's really not a problem, so I'll figure it out.
Okay? Great.
Good.
All right, good.
Hey, good workout today.
- Thanks.
- All right.
Now, we don't have any assets or credit history.
I thought banks had stuff like that.
By "we," I meant you.
Listen, if I don't pay by next week, I'm gonna get kicked out, which means, uh, no - no swim team, and - and no credit for any of the classes I took this semester, which would be, you know, really bad, obviously.
Yeah, I was thinking, too, you know, I'm gonna be working all summer.
So that means, you know, I could pay off this loan by September.
So it's more of like a- it's more of like a short-term advance.
You know what I mean? I think that sounds like a good plan for us.
- You do? - Absolutely.
An installment loan is a smart way for us to pay off debt.
Well, that's - that's great.
Now if we can find someone who has assets of their own and a good credit history to co-sign Maybe our parents would be willing to co-sign? No.
How about one of our older, more settled friends? I'll do it.
Yeah, I'll co-sign.
- You will? - Absolutely.
- No, that's amazing.
- No, mentors are important.
I had a mentor help me get started with my own business ventures.
It was more like a tutor, actually who I paid.
But, still, it's, you know - Sean, you have no idea how much I appreciate this.
Really, I mean - It's my pleasure to do it.
- No, but I - - Hey! There you are.
You weren't in class.
No, I wasn't.
I had, uh, I had a couple things I had to do, so Oh.
Oh, am I interrupting something? Uh, no, actually.
Ben just asked me - I was just - I was asking if he wanted to, uh, I was asking if he wanted to come to the library with me.
Oh, is Chloe working today? Yeah.
So, I got an "A" on my psych paper today.
Wow, that's - Congratulations.
That's great.
- Thank you.
I'm gonna go and call my parents.
They're gonna flip out.
- Yeah.
You haven't told Julie about your money - Shh! She doesn't need to know everything, and she would just worry about it, so Yeah.
Yeah, I guess.
I can't believe you're working with McGrath.
- That--That's not intimidating? - At first it was, I mean, a little.
He seemed really upset when I saw him in his office yesterday.
It's weird seeing your professor emotional.
- He probably just read my outline.
- Stop.
So, now that you're manager, will you start giving me free coffee? It's assistant manager, and she hasn't officially promoted me yet, so Fine, take my money as usual.
Um here's Danny late, of course.
Is this the guy you're supposed to fire? Hi.
Sorry about being late.
Morning's when I do my volunteer work at the orphanage.
The orphanage? Yeah.
Sorry.
Ow, sorry.
You've got to be kidding me.
The orphanage? This dude is working you.
- What, you think he's lying? - Of course he's lying.
- Richard.
- Oh, man! - What's going on? - Hot! It's so hot! Dehydration hallucinations.
Mother? Is your heater on again, because I called the guy weeks ago.
He never showed up? No, he showed up.
He fixed it, and then I woke up this morning, my room's filled with steam, man.
It's hard to breathe.
I'm - I'm - I - Okay, just - just calm down.
Um, I'll call the maintenance guy again, all right? Uh, you should probably stay somewhere else until it's fixed, though.
Where am I gonna go? Just stay with friends.
Come on, you gotta have other friends besides me.
Fine, okay, you can stay with me until your heater's fixed, all right? Just please put some clothes on, all right? Ben: We're gonna get this.
- Oh, yeah.
Yeah.
- Yeah.
- I gotta say this is really cool of you, man.
- Come on.
No, I just-- You have no idea how much my life would be screwed up right now if you hadn't have done this, so thank you.
Don't worry about it.
- Hey, nameplates, right? - Right.
Simple nameplate - it could be so much more interesting.
You could put the guy's picture here.
- Yeah.
- You know, different surfaces.
- Different - - Okay.
Hi.
So, we all set? No, actually, we're not.
I'm afraid we have some credit issues.
We? He means you.
Me? No, no, come on, there must be some mistake.
See, I don't have a credit problem.
There's something here about a debt to a Furman Dough Company.
Oh, yeah, uh, that's one of my business ventures.
Uh, imagine, if you will, bagel knobs.
Right? Like doughnut holes, but bagel holes.
Like, bite-size, and you could inject, uh, fillings into them like cream cheese, butter, uh, lox spread.
Yeah? Well, anyway, as you can well imagine, that's gonna be a big, huge, uh, item.
So I'll have money to pay off Furman Dough.
Well, until it's straightened out, I'm afraid we can't help you.
Okay.
Well, I have other projects, all of which are moneymakers.
I'm sure they are, but I really don't have the time.
Okay, okay, could you just hold on for one second? I really I need this loan.
I'm sorry.
- So what do you - What, that's it? - Ben, come on.
Look, what am I supposed to do? I'm sorry.
You're not sorry.
Don't say you're sorry.
Ben, come on.
- It's gonna be all right, Ben.
- I really-- I'm not so sure.
Thanks.
Danny, that was a pretty long lunch.
I- I think I'm getting an infection.
We need to talk.
Yeah.
I, uh, I can't come in on Saturday 'cause I've got a doctor's appointment.
- On Saturday? - He's a specialist.
I think he's gonna drain it.
There's a lot of fluid under the - Okay, listen.
Danny, um I'm really sorry - sorry about this, but I'm gonna have to let you go.
Let me go where? Out - you know, out there.
I'm firing you.
That's not a good thing.
I'm really sorry.
I'm really sorry, Danny, but I just Things aren't really working out.
Sorry.
No, oh, God, you don't have to apologize.
I should have seen it coming.
Well good luck.
You too.
I'll need it.
Richard.
- Hey, roomie.
- No, don't call me "roomie.
" - What's that? - Your mail.
You left it lying around.
- No, Richard, you can't just - Noel this letter is offering you a summer internship in Berlin.
Give me that.
I- I didn't think I had a chance.
What's Felicity gonna say about this? I seem to remember you two talking about spending some time together this summer.
Well, that was before we broke up.
Yeah, just friends.
Right.
No, we're starting over.
You know, it's all about, uh, foundations and and rebuilding.
What's that supposed to mean? I have no idea.
Look, man this is your perfect opportunity to find out her true feelings.
- What, uh, what are you talking about? - You go up to her.
You say, "So, I got that summer internship in Berlin.
" And in that split-second before she can react, you'll be able to read it on her face.
If she looks happy, then, you know, it's over, she's done, she's moved on.
But if she looks upset then she's still in love with you, my friend.
No, I'm - I'm not gonna test Felicity like that.
- All right.
- Don't you ever have class? Moving rooms is very stressful.
- I need some downtime.
- Well, you know what? Go get it somewhere else, all right, because I have studying to do.
And if you ever read my mail again, you're going back in the hotbox.
Ben: Yeah.
No.
No, great.
Everything's going really good.
Yeah.
How about you, Mom? You doing okay? Good.
Listen, um, can I call you a little later? I'm just I'm just kind of on my way out.
Yeah.
No.
I promise.
Everything is really good.
Really.
Okay.
Yeah, I love you, too.
All right.
Bye.
I went through and cross-referenced these by date and topic.
I thought that might be easier.
This is very helpful.
Thank you.
I also printed up a list of commands that you can use to navigate those Internet sites if you ever want to explore.
I think I'm a little too traditional for that.
I still prefer the library.
Have you been to the public library since the renovation? - Not yet.
- It's amazing.
Did you take any time off before you started school? Why? Well, I-I deal with a lot of freshman, and you just seem a little older.
My mother died of cancer when I was pretty young.
I had to learn to take care of myself.
I see.
Yesterday when I walked in and you were here I had just found out that my ex-wife has lymphoma.
I'm really s-sorry.
I am too.
Uh, I didn't know you were here.
What's wrong? Nothing.
What are you - what are you doing? I was putting Sean's watch back.
All right, I took it last night when nobody was here, and I was gonna sell it.
What? I was gonna take it down to that pawn shop on 7 th Avenue where I got your guitar, and I was gonna sell it.
I know, all right? I know I'm disgusting.
Why - why don't you ask your parents for help? 'Cause I'm not gonna do that.
I'm not gonna give my dad the satisfaction.
- What about your mom? 'Cause she - Can you just stop?! Just stop 'cause you have no idea what you're talking about.
Hey.
What's going on? You should tell him what I did, okay, 'cause he should know.
Richard: Noel? Yeah? You awake yet? I'm trying.
Did you tell Felicity about the internship? Richard How come you didn't tell her? The thing is what if she doesn't care? But wouldn't you rather know sooner than later? Yeah, I guess so.
I think we should consider becoming roommates next year.
This is working out real well.
Don't you think? Noel? Buddy? Can I, uh, speak to the manager please? - Hey.
- Hey.
So, I found out some kind of interesting news today.
Yeah, what? Just some - some news in - in the mail.
Yeah, I wasn't really expecting anything until I got to this one letter, um and I opened it.
- Here you go.
Woman: Thanks.
Yeah? Well, it - it, uh, turns out that I got that summer internship in Berlin.
Wow, that's - that's great! I mean congratulations.
Thank you.
What? Why are you looking at me that way? What way? I don't know - weird.
Oh, God, what's he doing here? Abby doesn't do the schedule like this.
- I'll see you later? - Definitely.
Danny, what are you doing here? Well, I got home last night, and I thought about it.
And I decided you can't fire me.
You're not the real boss of me.
Dr.
McGrath: Really? - No to Charlie Parker? - I didn't say no.
I can't give up on this one.
Hello? Hi, sweetheart.
No, I sent something out yesterday.
Well, it should get there by Friday.
All right, if-- if it doesn't get there by tomorrow just let me know, and we'll, uh, we'll figure something out.
Bye, sweetie.
My daughter.
Really? How old? to send her a birthday present.
Well, since Stephanie's coming back tomorrow, I wanted to make sure that I thanked you for your help.
She's gonna be very impressed with your filing system.
It's simple stuff, um So - I'll see you in class, then? - Right.
Would you like to go out to dinner sometime? You know, I'm very flattered, but I just don't think that's a good idea.
Oh, sure, I-I understand.
I- I'll see you in class.
- How you doing? - Great.
Barry's been calling me all day, man.
What's the deal? Nothing.
Listen to me for a minute, okay? I've been in these situations, too.
I've been - I've been lost.
I've-- I've acted like a frickin' idiot.
Me-- Can you believe it? Look before you do something you're gonna regret, bro - Barry: Ben, buddy! Where you been? I was expecting you today.
Yeah, uh, it turned out I had to work, - so I couldn't take care of any of those guys.
- That's not what I heard.
- Really? - What's going on, Barr? Lynn, what are you doing serving this guy? I mean, we both know he doesn't pay up.
What's your problem? What is it? I think we both know it's you with the problem.
Hey, easy, guys.
This is a convivial environment, all right? - Hey, why don't you sit down and cool off? - Why don't you just stay out of this? Yeah, Ben likes to fight his own battles.
Doesn't mind losing other people's money, though.
I-I'm gonna go.
Could you get out of my way, please? * I want to be a movie star * * I want to be a movie star * * And I want you to notice * - Barry.
- Where's your phone? - The guy's strapped, okay? - I'll find it on my own, thanks.
Danny why don't you just pick it up? Dean & Deluca? - Felicity? - Hey.
Is Ben there? Uh, he was, but he left early.
Are you okay? I don't know, exactly.
I'm at the bar, and I guess he was here, and he got in an argument with some guy.
And Lynn heard the guy call his frat buddies, and he was all pissed off.
And, I don't know, he thinks that those frat guys might do something to Ben.
- And he's not at the loft? - No, but Sean's there waiting just in case he comes back.
And Lynn just went out looking for him, and I feel like I should go look, too, but I don't want to go alone, you know? I'll be right there.
Thank you.
Danny, I need to ask you a big favor.
- What is it? - Well, I need you to close out for me - finish doing the receipts, set the alarm, and lock the doors.
Can you do that? - No.
- Danny, please, it's an emergency.
And - and I just - I know you can do it.
Is that a "yes"? Thank you so much.
Sorry, man.
Well, thank you for helping us look for Ben.
Yeah.
- He's gonna show up at the loft soon, right? - Yeah, he'll be okay.
He's probably just wandering around the city clearing his head, so Yeah, I hope so.
Yeah.
Well, let me know, okay? I mean, no matter what time it is.
Okay.
Good night.
Good night.
Good night.
Going beyond friendship is, uh Yeah, we could both really get hurt.
Yeah.
Friends can kiss, right? Absolutely.
Where have you been? I was worried sick! Oh, we were just, uh - Wait.
Don't you have class in the morning? - I'm sorry if we woke you up.
Yeah.
Are you coming in or what? - I'm sorry about him.
- That's okay.
I, um I should really go see if Julie called.
Yeah.
- Good night.
- Good night.
Julie did call, but she hasn't heard from him.
Neither has Elena or Sean or Lynn.
It's 7:00 A.
M.
now, and no one knows where he is.
Julie even called the police, but they said you have to wait 48 hours before reporting a missing person, so now we're all just waiting.
Good morning, Dean & Deluca, may I help you? We open at 8:00.
Have a nice day.
What are you doing here and in that outfit? Abby came back early.
She got in last night after you left.
She promoted me to assistant manager.
What?! Felicity, I'm trying to think of something more irresponsible than how you handled locking up last night, but I can't.
And as disappointed as I was in you, I was that impressed with Danny.
I was gonna fire you, but he convinced me that I was reacting emotionally.
You should thank him.
Danny, um - Good morning, Sister.
- Good morning.
Danny, I just wanted to bring you this.
It's a gift from the children to thank you for your volunteer work.
Thank you.
Come in, won't you? He's like an angel.
Elena? Yes? You got a minute? Yeah, I-I-I do.
Well, I was thinking about your question last night about dinner.
Yeah, I'm - I'm really sorry.
I know - I thought about it.
And, um, I think it's a good idea.
You do? Yes, I do if the offer's still good.
Yeah, the offer's still good.
Felicity: When I went to bed last night, there had still been no word from Ben.
It had been almost 24 hours.
Oh, my God! Are you okay? Can I come in? Yeah.
Yeah.
Have - have you called Julie or - or Sean yet? I'm sure those guys don't want to talk to me right now.
And, uh, I don't - I don't really blame them.
You're wrong.
You should go back there.
I will, I just Can I hang out here for a little while? Of course.
Lately, um Lately, I'm noticing that I'm actually turning into my dad.
I'm just a guy that gets in a fight every time I get pissed off.
Do your parents know what's going on? No.
I mean, my dad hasn't called me in months.
My mom, she calls all the time now that she left him.
Have you told her - I mean, that you need to borrow money? No.
I can't.
I- I don't understand.
She finally left my dad and has a chance to be happy for the first time in her life ever.
I know that if she knew what was going on here, she would be so worried.
I've screwed up her life enough.
Maybe you should let her worry.
I mean, maybe that's not such a bad thing.
I mean they're still your parents.
Maybe you should let your mom be your mom.
Let her take care of you.
Let her worry about you.
I don't know.
I don't know.
* Here we are, you've moved on * * In my heart, I know you're not gone * * Gotta find ways to shed this old skin * * Where were you? Were you in that room? * * Were you watching as I wept for you? * * Curl up next to your body so still * * Won't let go, don't wanna lose * * Won't let go, don't wanna lose * * Won't let go, and I don't wanna lose * * Anymore * * These emotions, it's like giving birth * - * When it's taken, it's all in reverse * - Hi, Mom.
- * Don't wanna lose * - Hi.
Um, actually, not so good.
No.
* Won't let go, don't wanna Lo-o-se * * Just let go, it's nothing new *