Felicity s01e18 Episode Script

Happy Birthday

Previously on "Felicity" - You found your birth mom? - Yeah, I cannot believe this.
I have been looking for her for so long.
I'm not your mother.
There's been a mistake.
I never put a baby up for adoption.
Last night I was with someone.
I slept with him.
I guess we are breaking up.
I guess so.
- I'm sorry.
- Don't touch me, you guy scum! Do you have to denigrate me every time you see me? Yes, I do! Do you want to know why? No, I know why.
Because Felicity's your girl.
That's right.
She's my girl.
Don't give me that "you both did something wrong" crap, because you started it.
- Not every guy is a jerk! - I didn't say every guy was a jerk.
I said you are a jerk.
Good.
Good.
- Well, get your last shots in now, because I'm moving.
- Moving where? Any place that accepts guy scum.
Excuse me.
Do you know about Noel? Is this gonna be another one of those "he's guy scum" speeches? I think he's leaving.
It looks like he's gonna quit the R.
A.
Position and leave.
Wait a minute.
How do you know this? I saw him.
He told me.
He had the classifieds.
Felicity: Dear Sally having never really broken up with anyone before, let me ask you a question - Is it normal to feel schizophrenic I mean one second I feel really sad, like, 100% sad.
And then I get furious, you know, at - at Noel for what he did.
And then I get totally guilty about me for what I did.
Hey.
Hi, Sally.
Your - Your parents called.
- What did they say? - They left a message confirming their arrival.
They did what? They left a message confirming their arrival.
What the hell exactly did the message say?! Mother: Meghan, we're just confirming our arrival tomorrow at noon.
Okay.
Tomorrow at noon?! I didn't invite them.
You'll never hear me asking to borrow a CD.
I'm gonna have to seriously scavenge for dance music.
Oh, I know.
How about, like, Ring Dings or Ho-Hos or - Hey, do you think maybe you could turn that up a bit?! Elena: Do you want a dance lesson? No, thanks.
You know, that echoes down the hall.
It actually gets louder.
Thank you.
Are you coming? Um, to what? To my birthday party on Saturday.
Elena: We're gonna be right outside your room.
Well, uh, I'll try.
I'll see you.
Is that okay? Yeah, yeah.
I'm glad you invited him.
There's no way that I would wear that outfit.
Come on, they're really good colors on you.
Yeah, coming from the sweater queen.
Ooh.
My God.
Is this a bad time? No.
Oh, we were, um, just - - We'll call you later.
Okay? - Okay.
Um what are you doing here? Uh this is for you.
It's a birthday present.
I wanted to give you something.
You came here to give me a birthday present? And I also Wanted to give you something else.
I wanted to give you the truth.
You came to see me, and I did a a horrible, selfish thing.
You said that you thought I was your mother and I denied it.
I should have taken you in my arms and said, "Of course I am.
" How is this place gonna function without you as an R.
A? Well, I'm pretty sure that when I leave, the building won't collapse.
I mean, Felicity's the one that diddled this other guy.
- She's the one that should move, man.
- Hi.
Yes.
I'm calling about your diddle - I- no, your apartment.
Uh, has it been rented yet? No? That's great.
Can I come take a look at it? You're moving out because you and Felicity hit a rough patch.
That's great.
I'll see you then.
Bye-bye.
That's extreme, man.
This isn't a rough patch, all right? This is torture.
You know, every - every - every time I turn a corner or I stand in line at the cafeteria it's like I'm hoping I don't see her you know? And at the same time, I'm hoping that I do.
I just feel like when I left here with Hanna, I gave up the rights to any commitment that I have with Felicity.
I'm gonna miss you, man.
Well, I'm gonna miss you, too.
Ben: That is a very, very nice dress.
It is, isn't it? You know, I gotta say, you don't seem that nervous about this.
Oh, I guess I'm not really nervous.
I'm just - I'm more excited.
Yeah.
Is her whole family gonna be there tonight? No, it's just the two of us.
Good luck.
Oh, sorry.
I was hearing.
Um what are you doing? Uh I haven't named this yet.
It's for headaches.
I swear to God this works.
You get a headache, you put this on, right? It compresses the head, relieving tension.
Only problem is to test it, you need a headache.
Well, I got something that will help with your headache.
It's, uh the rent check.
- Partial rent check.
- See, here's the thing Dean & Deluca isn't enough, and I need to get another job, and I'm gonna get one.
I was just hoping that I could, uh, pay the rest in a couple of weeks.
You realize, of course, at some point, I am going to say no.
I know.
I know.
How did I become this guy's dad? Well, if you were my dad, you would have said no, so I think your headache thing is a good idea.
I love this girl.
See? You know what? I don't care how much money you don't have.
You get her a substantial birthday present.
Don't you dare spend any money on me.
I swear I'll return it.
I'm telling you - nice gift.
Oh, my - I'm - I'm s- My fault.
Sorry.
Oh, my God.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Hello.
Um I'm Felicity.
Oh, hello.
I'm Walter, Meghan's father, and this is Faye.
We've heard so much about you.
Really? That's just, um From Meghan, you - Okay, I'm ready.
Oh, my God.
Oh.
Oh.
Felicity.
You met my parents? Yeah, yeah, I mean, I just met Walter and Faye.
Listen, Felicity if you're available for dinner - tonight, we'd love to have you join.
- Oh, yeah.
I- I think Felicity has plans.
You have that thing you were telling me about.
Oh! Here.
I put my box on your side of the room.
- Your what? - My box.
There was no more room under my bed or in my closet.
If you open it and look in it, I'll skewer you.
All right, no secrets, you two.
What are you talking about? Wait, let me guess.
How embarrassed you are that your parents are here.
No, actually.
We're just, uh talking about this.
- Oh, what's that? - Oh, it's just my secret box.
No one's ever allowed to look inside of it, including Meghan.
I drive her crazy with it.
Yeah, how nice that I completely and totally respect your privacy.
And you know what the funny thing is? You probably wouldn't even care less what's inside this stupid box if I didn't keep taunting you with it, you know? Well, we're off to the Met.
- Yeah, the museum.
Consider tonight.
- Definitely.
Thanks! Okay.
Meggy? Lynn: Hey.
- This looks good.
- Thanks.
Be careful.
Hey, listen, um do you want to play Friday? 'Cause Bernie can't come in, and I was just - Yeah, sure.
Excellent.
You gotta hear this one play.
Lynn.
- Come Friday night.
Little body, big voice.
- Lynn.
I'm leaving.
Excuse me.
Ah, anyway God, there's so much.
Um when did you get married? I- I was at Risdy And my husband, Tom, was - was just beginning his internship.
I just - I can't wait to meet him.
That's something I have to talk to you about.
Julie, I'm here now with you because I want you to know when I see the person that you've become seeing the person that you are I am so proud of you.
But this - this just has to stay between us.
I never told my husband that I had a baby before we met.
He doesn't know that I'm here with you now and I just - I don't know if that's something that I can tell him.
Do you understand? Okay.
- Oops.
Hi.
- Hey.
I heard, uh, that you might be moving.
Maybe.
Excuse me.
We're not moving.
Yeah, you got to, uh Press the button.
I'll see you.
Yeah, I'll see you.
Felicity: I almost said something.
Elena: Thank God you didn't.
Why? Why? Where's your pride? What does pride have to do with it? Listen to me.
What Noel did to you was so wrong, and the fact that you're working so hard to make this right really pisses me off.
Look, it's not like I'm about to forgive him or just forget everything he did.
I mean - and I hope you understand this - but it's not like what happened with you and Blair.
I mean, Noel was honest with me.
He told me what happened.
Oh, so that makes everything okay.
No, nothing's okay.
I have to find some way to deal with this.
I know that.
But punching Noel in the nose just isn't the answer.
It might make you feel really good, though.
Ben: So what she's basically saying is that she wants to keep you a secret.
Is that right? - Yeah.
- Yeah.
Why did she come back, do you think? Well, she told me that she felt like she owed it to me to tell me the truth.
And that she didn't like lying to me.
Yeah, but suddenly, she's got a problem with lying? I mean, she's been doing it for years.
She's been doing it to her family and her kids.
She just didn't tell them, but I can understand how it would be hard to bring it up now, after all this time.
Yeah, well, then you're way more understanding than I am.
Sean: I don't mean to interrupt this moment.
I know it's really important.
I'm sorry, but where the hell do I take Chloe? Oh, you got a second date? That's great.
No, it's not great, okay? It's a disaster.
I have this general belief, okay? First date - good, you know? Second date - tragedy.
Come on, any ideas? - Good place for a bad date? - Yeah, just take her to Shopsin's.
Oh, no, my friend.
It's Chloe.
Come on.
It's gotta be a nicer place than that.
Well, I think it'll go better than you think.
No, it won't.
No, no, no.
Get the ball out of his hands.
Aw, he sucks! Yes, he gets the foul! Ha ha.
Do you believe this? All right, all right.
Who's playing? U Conn's up by 7.
He sinks it! Yes, baby! Oh, you know what this means? You're loud and obnoxious? No, that your friend just made two Gs.
- Two Gs? - Gs.
You mean thousands, Gs? - Yeah.
G's thousands, C's hundreds.
Right.
I'm sorry.
I gotta call my guy.
You have a guy? You have a guy, too? He's the man.
I made like 12 grand last season.
- Shut up, man.
12 grand? - No, no, no, you shut up.
because I'm rich, and you're just sitting there like a - Barry.
What do you mean, "Who dis?" It's Lynn.
I know.
It's beautiful.
Pay me, pal, all right? I'll see you in the morning.
Tomorrow morning.
All right, bye.
- Who's better than me? - I don't know.
- I don't know, either.
So Barry's your guy? Barry's my guy.
I'll hook you up, man.
No, man, I can't - I don't think I can.
Nah, he can't do it.
Check out Ben.
Nah, he can't do it.
Yes.
Yeah, that elevation, I think, just needs a little more a little more attention.
Hi.
Julie.
Um Jeannie, these look fine.
Why don't you take them in and show them to Chris? So, what's going on? Sorry I didn't call.
It's just - I've been thinking - Carol, Morgan Brody just called.
They can't make Friday.
See about tomorrow.
I'll check.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Julie, I'm sorry.
This just-- it's just really not a very good time.
I know, but it's just - What we were talking about - the terms of our relationship.
I really like the clothes that you gave me.
I think they're great, and you've been really nice, but it just-- it just feels really weird with how we left things last night.
I mean, we finally get to meet each other after all this time you know, and we - we get along, and I mean we like each other, and it's the greatest except Then you tell me that I have to be kept a secret.
I'm sorry.
That's just the way it has to be.
I just think that you should think about it - think about telling your husband.
That's - That's not possible.
So, tomorrow's great, and you're confirmed for 4:00 at Locanda Saturday night.
Great.
Thank you.
- Um, I thought you were okay with what we decided.
- Yeah, I know I said that.
It just - It just seems like you're ashamed of me or something.
Oh, don't be ridiculous.
It's - God, it is just so much more complicated than that.
Why? Mom, are you coming or not? Amanda, honey, will you go, um, and wait for me in my office, please? Hi.
I'm sorry.
What? Coming back to see you I thought it would make things better.
I just-- I don't want to be kept a secret.
Well, that's all that I can offer you right now.
And if that's not acceptable I'm sorry.
- No, I mean, it was - it was the entire series - all those dancers just glowing in the footlights.
It was so - Oh, hi, Felicity.
Hi! - It was just so-- How did you say it, Meghan? - I don't remember.
"Colorful," you said.
Four museums, two days.
I think that's my record.
- Do you like art? - Felicity likes artists, Mummy.
Um I'll bet Felicity would like to see your new attire, dear.
I don't think she's interested.
Oh, I would love to see your new attire.
Voila.
Is that - Is that darling? It is - It is so you, Meggy.
Well, I think we should really hang this up.
No, wait! Um the closet's really full.
Okay, whatever.
You know, Felicity, we would still love to take you out to dinner.
How about tonight? - Wow, yeah, that could be really fun, actually.
- Don't you have that thing? They canceled that thing, so How about it? We can all unwind, get to know each other a little better.
You know what? Thank you, but, um, I think I better study.
It's like Meghan's always telling me - I mean, that's what we're here for.
But, uh you guys have fun.
It's a great dress.
It's colorful.
Okay, here we go.
The top three are directly on the point.
The rest seem like, you know, they might be interesting.
- You didn't read it? - Well, the reserve room was closing, so I just, you know, kind of copied the articles, and then thought I would just It's okay.
He's not in there.
He's been out all day apartment hunting.
Hi.
Hey.
Any luck? Well, yeah, I, uh, found a great studio on Washington - Uh, eat-in kitchen, rent control, $680 a month, first and last month's rent, so that's great.
So you - you found a place? Looks like it, yeah.
Lynn: 'Cause Sprewell with one bad ankle is better than Starks with two good ones.
Yeah.
Is it 6? 6, right? Okay, $500 to cover.
Ciao.
Hey, come here.
What's the deal with that? There's no deal.
You want some, you got some.
What is it, the Knicks game? Which I gotta say, is looking really nice right now.
Hey, look, if you want in, you got, like, 5 minutes.
I don't know.
I don't know if I can do it.
Yes, you do.
The question is how wet you want to get.
All right, I'll put I'll tell you what - you take New York kick in another $ 100, and I'll cover you.
- You sure? - Sure, I'm sure.
You got New York minus 6.
All right, I'll do it.
I'll do it, just - Please, just keep quiet about it, okay? - I'll keep quiet about your gambling! - Lynn! Man, I'm serious.
Please keep quiet about it, please? It's between me, you, and Barry.
Hey let's make it $300.
I got faith.
Announcer: When they come off the double-team like that, they don't have enough time to get back outside to cover the net.
Kukoc at the line.
He's gotta convert one of these.
No, he misses them both! - That's a big break for the Knicks.
Now we have Ward.
Knicks in good shape here.
- Yo-yo-ing up and down.
- Hey, how's your head? - He brings it down, drops it off to Ewing in the post.
- It's fine.
- Blocking on Ewing.
- Who's playing? - Hold on.
Swinging wide to Sprewell.
Sprewell for 3 points.
No, he holds up - off the dribble - 3 points! Yes! Oh.
- You okay? - Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm very okay and if you don't mind holding on to it, - I'd like to write you a check, okay? - Cool.
- The phone didn't ring while I was in the shower, did it? - No.
Chloe was supposed to pick a movie.
Hello.
Hi.
Yeah, I - Yeah, no, no, I'm fine.
Absolutely, we'll do You know what? We'll do it in a couple days.
No, that's fine.
Yeah, yeah.
No, I'm good.
Okay.
Okay.
So I'll talk to you soon? Okay.
Bye.
That was Chloe? Yeah, the computer card catalog crashed again, so she has to, um she's gotta help the reference librarian.
Man, that sucks.
I'm sorry, man.
Oh, no, no, no.
It's better.
It's better? Yeah, yeah, it's better.
What did I say, "Second date," right? Yeah.
* On a clear blue day does the sun get in your eyes * * About faith the dawn's light imitates * * Please forgive me * * I've felt the rain * * within the sunlight, oh, I * * felt a drop of pain, yeah, what do you feel? * * I know by now, it better be the sun * * Give me love, give me light * * I've been traveling so long * * overdrive, hundred miles * * I deserve a little bit of this * * life * * I deserve a little bit of you * Hi.
I have to talk to you.
Look, you don't have to explain.
I understand.
That was your real daughter, so whatever.
I'm sorry.
That wasn't fair.
But when I tell you, you'll understand.
Tell me what? I was 17.
He was the first person I was ever with.
Then suddenly, I'm about to have a baby.
I never told him.
He never knew.
I went away that summer, and when I came back I didn't want to see him, and he was, um he was studying abroad that year, anyway, so My parents were were wonderful.
They were very supportive as long as I agreed to give you up.
Which I did.
Years later, after college and after graduate school, I ran into him again, your father.
He'd really grown up.
I guess I had, too.
We started dating.
I married that man.
Your father is my husband.
You married him and you never told him about me? I wanted to.
I wanted to tell him right away, but I don't know.
Julie, I was so - I was just so afraid of what he'd say.
I was ashamed that I'd listened to my parents, and I'd given you up.
Okay, then I want to meet him.
Julie, you can't.
I have to.
I'm his daughter.
And your little girl Amanda, that's - that's my sister.
Please try to understand this.
If he's gonna find out the truth, it has to be on my terms.
What about my terms? What about what I'm thinking? This is not just your life that is being turned upside down here.
God, you know, I can't believe you.
Yeah.
All right, what's up with all the heat? I don't know what you're talking about.
Well, then take a little walk down to my room.
It's like living in a kiln! My radiator's going crazy! I'm sorry.
I don't know what to tell you.
Oh, this is so typical of you.
How about "I'm a responsible R.
A.
, and I'll make sure it gets fixed"? What are these little orange stickers? "Resignation form"? What is this? You're quitting? I'm moving, too.
You can't leave.
You're the R.
A.
! No, I was the R.
A.
Well, without you, who the hell am I supposed to complain to? I'm sure you'll find someone.
Yeah, but I-I like complaining to you.
Look, I'm sorry about your heat, but there's nothing I can do.
Everything with an orange sticker's for sale.
Hi.
Hey! God, I feel like I haven't seen you in ages.
How are things with Carol? Um it's still a little weird, but can I talk to you about this later? Oh, yeah, sure.
You're still up for tonight, though, right? Definitely.
I just-- I have to go do something, but I will see you later.
Do you have a moment? Sure.
Um We're concerned - Faye and I - about Meghan.
After talking the way you did about your box, Faye and I became deeply curious.
My box? I'm not proud of this but we were alone in your room this morning and we looked inside.
You looked inside the box? Would you like to explain? Explain uh w- what's in the box? We only have our daughter's best interest at heart.
So opening the box and seeing what we did, you can understand our reaction.
Of course.
It m-must have been - - shocking.
- Shocking, right.
We don't want this kind of negative influence on our daughter.
I'll throw it away.
I- I don't see how you can do that.
I just want you to consider what we just talked about.
And know that we know.
Okay.
Thanks.
Man: Hello.
Hey, Dad.
Oh, hi! Happy birthday.
Thanks.
We called earlier today.
You did? Yeah, about an hour ago.
So, were you in school? Yeah, I was - I was out.
I was at the - the library and stuff.
Woman: Happy birthday, sweetie.
Hey, Mom.
Did you get your package? Yeah, I got it.
Um thanks, you guys, both so much for the - the present and everything.
Mother: Sweetheart are you okay? Yeah, I'm fine.
So, are you celebrating tonight? Yeah, my - my, um, friends are gonna throw a party at the dorm.
We miss you, honey.
Yeah, um I really miss you guys, too.
I saw you were getting rid of some of your stuff.
Yeah, I-I want to take as little as possible.
It's probably a good idea.
Yeah.
So when are you actually moving? Well, it's available starting Thursday, so That's - That's soon.
Yeah.
Well, have a really good, um move.
Thanks.
Yeah.
Noel uh I-I just want to say on behalf of the entire residential community here at, you know, Kelvin Hall we're gonna miss you.
* 'cause it's the days like these when I remember you most * * It's like a low-pressure system, comin' up the coast * * The waves crash down and I wonder just where you are * * And it took us so far * * far, far, far * * far, far, far, far, far * This is just-- This is the most amazing birthday party ever! And it's mine.
Oh, Ben! Open it up.
This is really sweet.
Well, that's not it.
I, uh, I couldn't really wrap the rest.
But hold on.
- Okay, wait a minute.
- It - It's not new, but the guy told me that it has a really great sound and that it's just gonna get better with age, so You can't afford this.
Well my dad sent me some more money, so yeah, don't worry about it.
- Are you serious? - Yeah.
Wow.
This is amazing.
* so far, far, far * * far, far, far, far, far * Hey.
It's a bummer about Noel, huh? But I got his watch for 15 bucks.
- * far, far, far * - Pretty cool.
I'll be right back.
You stay proud! Okay, this is what I'm thinking - Don't go.
And this is why - If you leave, I mean, it's just gonna disrupt everything.
You're the - you're sort of like the linchpin of this whole operation here.
You know, I mean, you leave, and - and Richard is gonna drive some other guy crazy.
And Guy is just gonna die of loneliness, and Lewis - I mean, he'll have no one to admire.
And Sensa and Elena and - and Julie and - and me.
I mean, we-- we need you to stay.
You're a really good R.
A.
That's why I should stay? No, of course not.
It's because this place is huge you know, and if you move somewhere else Look, I don't know what we are or what we're gonna be or what we were or even what we want.
I-- There's something unresolved here, you know? And whatever the resolution, if we decide to never talk again or just start over and try one more time, if you leave, we probably won't resolve it at all.
So don't go.
* I found a photograph of you and me * * I had to laugh * Um, pardon me, everybody.
Excuse me.
Pardon me.
Felicity, get over here.
You're gonna miss the best part! Uh, my - my good friend Ben here has something that he would like to share with us.
I'm not that good at making speeches, so I'll just, uh keep it short.
* everything I said was wrong * Happy birthday, Julie.
* Everything I said * * The things in front of us * * are undisguised * * It's serious * * The records we used to love * * are in the yard * * collecting dust * * I try to keep things good * * but I can't be the only one * No clean cups, huh? * I try to tell you something * * but everything I said was wrong * * Everything I said * * was wrong * * I found a photograph of you and me * * I had to laugh * * The pattern on the wall * * we painted there * * when we were small * * I try to keep things good * * but I can't be the only one * * I try to tell you something * * but everything I said was wrong *