Felicity s02e19 Episode Script

Running Mates

Previously on Felicity I’m gonna run for student council president.
I want you to be my campaign manager.
- President? - Yes.
Like president of the university? What’s his platform: Drugs, not hugs? You’re against affirmative action as an admissions policy? Yeah.
I'm actually not working on Greg's campaign anymore.
We, um We didn't exactly agree on every issue.
I'm actually considering running myself - which I know is ridiculous.
- I think you’d be great.
I mean, you really have this way of making people want to try harder.
It's just student government.
I mean, it's not like it's a big deal.
If it's not a big deal, then don't run.
Please.
Vote for Felicity.
She's I don’t know the word special that's it Vote for Felicity.
There you go.
Vote for Fel oh.
Fantastic Guccis.
- Oh, I love those.
- Javier.
- Oh, hi! Do not worry about this.
Oh, you I insist on doing this.
You’re not giving those coupons out.
- It's it's against the rules.
- Rules, rules.
You have to do what it takes to win.
Cutthroat.
OK.
Javier, I have to go to class.
- But no more, no more coupons.
You’re going to win.
- Don't worry about it.
She's not just a pretty face Dear Sally When I decided to run for student council I figured the worst thing that could happen is I could lose.
But compared to running …loosing should be easy.
Oh, my God.
Chia Head.
- Uh, it's not funny.
- Tell me about it.
Someone keeps setting my free pizza banners on fire.
That's crazy.
It's just student council.
Hey.
You know the only difference between college and national elections? Soft money.
What does that mean? I don't know.
I just saw some guy in the lobby drawing all over your posters.
- Chia Head? Yeah, Chia Head.
I chased him for, like, two blocks but he lost me in the subway.
The thing about this guy drawing on your posters I've seen that guy before.
I've seen him hanging out with Greg.
- What? - Yeah.
You know the guy.
He's always wearing shorts and a red hat.
He's, like, he's working on Greg's campaign.
So, you think Greg's calling me Chia Head? Yeah.
Think about it.
He's pissed off that you’re running against him.
No.
There's no way Greg would have someone do that.
You must've seen someone else.
Well, I'm telling you.
It's Greg's guy.
He's, like, he's running Greg's campaign or something.
Should you give us a second? Happily.
Thank you.
Politics It's a hard-core, tough-ass world, isn't it? Chia Head.
Hey.
- Hey, how's it going? - Good.
Busy.
- Uh, do you know where Dr.
Hanson's number is? - Yeah.
It's on the computer.
- I'll get it.
- Thanks.
Um, hey.
So, I'm sure this is nothing, but um, you know how some of my posters have been vandalized lately? Well, one of my friends said, um, that she saw you know that guy who just left him doing it.
Andre? Yeah.
I guess drawing on them.
No.
Thank you.
Thank you.
No.
No, there's no way.
He's a funny little guy but, uh, no, he wouldn't do something like that.
That's what I thought.
Are we ever gonna have another date? Do you even have time right now? Um, you know, I was thinking that, uh, the day after the elections that we could, you know, uh take off for the weekend.
You think it's too early for something like that.
- Don't you? - Probably.
OK.
Did either of you guys do it? Do what? Hack into my campaign website.
- Somebody erased the whole thing.
- It, uh, wasn't us.
No, but, you know that's been happening to everybody.
Well, whoever did it is gonna have to pay the price.
In fourth grade Steven Keeny ran for class president So did Billy Koch.
Then one day after school Steven grabbed Billy and said he'd beat him up if he ran.
So Billy dropped out Steven Keeny won.
Sally.
This is crazy.
This is college and I'm surrounded by Steven Keenys.
Can I tell you something? I said the same thing to Leila.
You guys don't have a chance.
Well, of course that's what Greg's gonna say.
I mean, what else is he gonna say? You told him that Ben saw Andre drawing on my posters, I mean, your posters.
No.
I said that a friend of mine thought she saw him doing it.
- What do you mean "she"? - I was just protecting you.
- Well, I don't need protection from him.
- Look, maybe Andre's doing this stuff and Greg doesn't even know about it.
I mean, how well does he know this guy? I guess they've been friends for a long time.
He gave me his word.
Ooh.
His word.
That's good.
That's that's valuable.
Well, do you think that that you can trust Greg? I mean, just for a second consider the possibility that he might be lying.
- No.
I trust him.
- So you believe Greg over me? No.
I'm just saying you could’ve seen a different guy.
I just think you’re kidding yourself, man.
He's playing with you, and you don't even know it.
All right OK.
So.
What do you think that she should do? Simple.
All you have to do is just leak his drug arrest - to the school paper and he's out.
He's out of the race.
- Hayýr.
I'm not gonna do that.
That's what's wrong with this campaign already.
- I mean, people are attacking innocent people.
I'm not gonna go dirty.
- All right.
OK.
I know I said I wouldn’t go dirty that I wouldn’t be a Steven Keeny.
But here's the thing: Everybody's doing it What am supposed to do? Just sit back and let people take advantage of me? No.
Forget it I'm fighting back.
I mean.
If Billy Koch had fought back he could have been fourth grade class president and, maybe adifferent man today.
So.
Supposedly.
This happens every year.
There are so many pranks during the elections that the campus police don't even bother to respond half the time.
What do you think about going to the top of the Empire State Building? I've already been up there.
It's not that exciting.
I'm talking about with Tracy.
I mean, I know it sounds like a touristy thing to do but is it campy touristy, or is it stupid touristy? You know what you should do is have dinner here and make lobster and some beer.
- Are you paying for the lobsters? - It would be so romantic.
Did I tell you Tracy and I went to dinner Tuesday night? - No.
How was that? - It was the greatest thing.
We kissed for an hour downstairs in the doorway.
You are so cute.
You have Tracy.
Oh, my God.
I know.
He was such a gentleman.
Because I wasn't going to invite him up even thought I wanted to.
And he didn't say anything.
And then I started thinking to myself "Why isn't he asking to come up?" You’re over thinking this.
Oh, God.
I'm starting to act like Felicity all of a sudden.
It sounds to me like Tracy respects you.
Why would you want to make that a problem? Is this pot big enough for two lobsters? That's perfect.
OK.
How do I get rid of the roommate? Um, well, I could take care of Noel.
Oh, that would be great.
That would be perfect.
I owe you big.
If you’re gonna hang my candidate in effigy at least make it look like him.
Come on, I mean, it was pretty good for someone with no artistic talent.
Hey, it's the graffiti artist, right? Do I know you? Yeah.
I'm the guy that was chasing you the other day.
- You don't remember that? - No.
That's funny ‘cause it was just on Monday - and you kept looking back.
You don't remember that? - No, I don't.
- Funny.
’Cause I chased you for two blocks.
- Really? - Yeah.
- What's going on? - Nothing, except I saw this guy drawing all over Felicity's posters.
OK.
I already told Felicity it wasn't him doing it.
He did do it.
I saw him doing it.
So, then what are you suggesting? That I had him run around and vandalize - my girlfriend's campaign posters? Girlfriend.
- No.
I don't think so.
- I don't think it's your girlfriend.
- Yeah, my girlfriend.
What, are you jealous? Are you jealous? What's up? You want some information on Greg Stenson? You’ve come to the right place.
It's open.
- Hi.
- Hey.
- I just got in.
- Well, come in.
- Thanks.
- Yeah.
All right.
So, what happened? Did they just freak? It didn't really happen at all like I thought it would.
I thought my dad would get furious and my mom would be cool about it but the absolute opposite happened.
So so your mom just freaked.
She shut down.
She wouldn't look me in the eyes for two days and my dad had some drinks.
He never does.
And he was the sweetest he's been in years.
So, OK, how'd you tell them? I told them as soon as I got home.
They said they were happy to see me and I said, "I'm pregnant.
" The whole plane ride I just kept going over these scenarios and and then once I saw them I just had to say it and get it over with.
Well, what about the father? Um, I haven't called him.
- And I don't plan to.
- What's his name? You never told me his name.
- Wade.
- Wade.
- His name's Wade.
- I'm not calling him.
I barely even knew him.
I missed you.
I cannot believe Richard's editorial "Pizza.
" One word"pizza.
" Yours is by far the most articulate.
You’re just saying that 'cause you helped me write it Where are all my posters? Oh, my God.
Someone came in and stole my stuff? You’ve been robbed? I seriously, I can't believe this? Wait, who do you think would do this? It’s one thing to tear down someone's posters.
It's another to break into someone's room.
Meghan said she saw a guy who looks like Andre leaving our room with my stuff.
Didn't you say Meghan practices witchcraft? That's not the point.
I feel like I'm dealing with two people here, uh Felicity the candidate and Felicity the person.
- It's just hard to reconcile.
- So talk to the candidate.
- What would you say if I were Richard or Carol? - I'd tell you to get over it You know, just move on, because that's, uh that's the way the campaign is.
You know, but I care for you so I'm not gonna say that.
Look, I am sorry that all this is happening but I've known Andre for years.
And yeah, he’s, uh, he’s a little crazy and maybe he screwed around with some other people's stuff but I told him not to touch your things and he said that he didn't.
So you trust him over me.
Well, you trust Ben over me.
Look, we're in the same situation.
OK? We have to be able to believe the people that work for us.
It's politics.
So, what are you saying? That it's every man for himself until the election's over? If you can agree to that, then I can.
So I talked about it with Ben and we decided that if Andre was gonna break into my room we were gonna break into Andre's because fair is fair.
We just needed a little technical help.
James Bond has his guy.
We have Sean.
There was a period of time that I really got into this spy gear like phone recorders and cell phone scanners and stuff.
Then there was a period of time he was really into women's lingerie.
Yeah.
Only on video.
Look at this.
This is my grandfather's 16 millimeter projector.
Yeah.
All right For the record I think this whole thing is a bad idea.
I mean, it starts out with drawing on posters and then it escalates to breaking into Andre's room and next thing you know, you’re paying off hit men and fisting hookers out of the Hudson.
OK.
That was a dark example but you know what I mean, right? Apparently, this is how elections work.
You know, you get pushed, and you push back.
Look at this: Entrepreneur of the Tear Award Lincoln Junior High.
I designed a lucite clipboard.
She's only taking from them what they took from ter.
I guess.
As long as no one gets hurt.
It's not like you’re making personal attacks against anyone.
No.
No.
I would never do that.
It's just a game.
Ha ha.
The Estricky Deluxe Lock-picking Set.
Uh, guys, I'd be careful.
I mean, you don't have the best record of breaking into places.
Oh, I've got night-goggles in here, too.
Oh, I love this.
What are you, like, my Deep throat? No.
No.
Listen to me.
Um, I've been thinking about it.
The thing I told you about Greg I need you to forget what I said, OK? Forget it? What are you, crazy? That was mint.
That was a Christmas come early.
That was gold.
I'm serious.
I don't want you to use the information.
I was pissed off.
I shouldn’t have said anything.
So, please don't use it.
Oh, man.
I'm sorry.
Wish I could help you but it's kind of out of my hands now.
- What? What does that mean? - Couple of my guys already printed up fliers.
They're plastering around campus as we speak.
Hey, I'm sorry, man.
But you don't give a rat to a snake and then ask for it back the next day.
What? What does that mean? Exactly.
I got to split.
- You got to what? - I got to get up early tomorrow.
Carol Nanning! Carol Nanning, uh, campaign.
Her posters A bunch of us said that we were gonna help her out and, you know I thought you were voting for Felicity.
Dinner was the best.
You know.
I never had lobster before but uh.
I'll call you tomorrow.
OK? Um I will call you.
I'm gonna call you tomorrow.
What? I am definitely a sugar.
Yeah, but I do like a good salt.
Potato chips or sunflower seeds? Yeah, but I'd take a sugar over a salt any day.
Hmm.
Me, too.
Do you know what I used to love? Do you remember, um, Lik-m-sticks? Oh, my God.
Pure sugar.
I loved those, yeah.
Ruby's been craving pizza, like, all the time.
I guess she should vote for Richard, tut? Is she back? Yeah.
She got back, uh, back the other night.
Just don't go around telling everyone because people tend to get - a little weird when that topic comes up.
- Yeah.
I understand that.
Apparently, her parents were great about it, thought.
They're a little upset she didn't call the father, but Is she going to? Uh, I don't think so.
Oh, she's got to call the father.
I mean, when her kid's old enough she's gonna go looking for her dad, or his dad.
So, when the time comes he or she will find him and call him up.
It's not that easy.
That's what happened to me.
My father, my birth father has no idea that I'm alive.
And one day this kid is gonna have to deal with the the question: "Do I tell this man that I'm his child, and how?" That's a horrible, horrible burden to have to deal with.
Yeah.
She's got to she's got to tell the father.
- 1.
2.
3.
4 - What are you doing? I'm counting because I read somewhere if you count to 10 before speaking when you’re mad at someone - it helps calm you down.
- Elena, is it working? Not really.
- We need to talk.
- No, you need to talk.
Well, the staircase is not really the place I want to have this discussion.
I think we should, you know, sit down and discuss this properly.
You’re breaking up with me.
You’re sleeping with Carol, right? Whoa.
What? No.
I'm not sleeping with Carol.
I'm just not talking about it here.
We both have class.
At least one of us does.
Hurry up.
I'm I'm trying.
Sean's stupid lock-pick doesn't - Oh, my God.
I can't believe that worked.
- I know.
Last time we did something like this we got 50 tours of community service.
I know.
We're not gonna get busted for this.
Just remember, this is retribution.
- Here.
- Where should we start? Let's check under the beds.
OK.
Go, go, go, go.
Do you see anything? Just some nasty underwear and some laundry.
I'm gonna go I'm gonna check in the closet.
OK.
- Ow! God.
- What happened? - I hit my head.
- Well, yell quieter.
Hey.
It's Andre and Walter.
Leave a message.
Hey.
Man.
It's Robert.
- Oh, my God.
- What What'd you find? The mother Ioad.
Look at this.
Look at this.
Oh, my god.
Buttons and posters.
He stole stuff from everyone.
- What is it? - I don't know.
Let's go.
Come on.
Man.
Hurry up.
It's taco night Chill.
I'm getting my card.
Come on! Hey.
OK.
Listen.
I trust you, all right? I do, but before you defend him, I I did a horrible thing.
I in the spirit of every man for himself I broke into his room and, uh I found a whole box of these.
You found these in his room? Greg, I just think you should know your campaign manager is not being honest with you.
Well, this just isn't my day.
Oh, my God.
Greg, just so you know, I never said anything to anyone.
I never I never thought you would.
We both know who did this.
It wasn't Ben.
Well, then who else was it? No.
Ben knows that's going too far.
He would never do something like this.
Well, that sounds familiar, doesn't it? Greg, Ben would never go that far.
Look, I'm telling you, Ben did this one.
And I'm telling you that wasn't Ben.
Look, I had to face the truth.
Eventually, so will you.
Just get to the point The other night you were irresistible.
So irresistible you had to walk out? If I had stayed something would've happened.
Something was happening.
Yeah, but it would've progressed.
- Yeah.
So? - So? - I don't do that.
- Do what? That sex.
I've never done that.
- Ever? - Ever.
I don't intend to until I'm married.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
What is this? A joke, right? No.
That's the way I was brought up.
- My parents are very religious.
- What are you talking about? Your parents had you before they were married.
Yeah, but they don't want the same thing - to happen to me, and neither do I.
- Well, what about birth control? I mean sex doesn't have to equal pregnancy, you know? I don't know anybody that's waiting until they're married.
Yeah, you do.
That's a lot to think about.
Think about it.
Take your time.
I'm such an idiot Now, you were just miffed at the guy.
You didn't think Felicity was gonna take any action - so you overreacted.
- Yeah, but I should’ve told ter.
That is definitely something you do not want to do.
- What? Why not? - Because your and Felicity's relationship it's like a delicate flower.
Sean, stop it.
I'm being serious.
I'm being serious.
Think about it.
You tell her something like that now it's like stepping on the flower, right? Your relationship needs time to grow, to bloom and strengthen.
OK.
Can you please take the thing off your head? Because I can't take you seriously with that stupid thing on your head.
- It's Russian.
- I don't care what it is! Just get it off your head.
Look at me for a second.
Yeah.
Put it back on.
- See? Right? - Yeah.
You’re right.
OK.
I'm not gonna tell ter.
Actually, forget that.
You got to tell ter.
- What? - Yeah.
Definitely.
Because you know what? - If you don't tell her she's probably gonna find out anyway.
- Yeah.
Then what could've been a nice little admission becomes a travesty.
You’re absolutely right.
You’re right, right.
- I'm gonna tell ter.
- Wait a second.
Sean, please.
You’re really not helping me.
- I'm going nuts here.
Please.
- No.
No.
No, think about it.
- Just say one thing and stick with it.
- Just think about it for a second, OK? If you say something it's gonna screw everything up.
But if you don't say anything chances are she's not gonna find out about it.
Yeah.
Don't say anything.
Don't tell ter.
Promise me you’re not gonna kill that flower.
You gonna kill the flower? Listen.
This is important I appreciate what you’re saying but I'm still not calling him.
Fine, but can I say just one more thing? Not about this, OK? - Ruby, you’re being selfish.
- Selfish? Why? What are you talking about? I'm not calling him, remember? I am not asking for help.
I'm not asking for support.
No, and you’re not asking for his involvement either.
You did the same thing to me.
When we thought that I was the father you made this unilateral decision and you cut me out of the process.
Look, you’re doing the same thing to this guy and to your child.
What happets when this kid wants to look for his father? Look, all I'm saying is you’re gonna have to deal with this eventually.
I'm sorry if I cut you out of the process.
This is sort of a scary thing to deal with.
Well, like I said, I'm here for you as your friend.
But that doesn't mean that I'm always gonna say what you want to tear.
- Hey.
- Hi.
- I know.
- Yeah.
You didn't say anything to anyone about that, did you? No.
I didn't.
I didn't.
I knew you didn't.
- OK.
I'll see you in there.
- OK.
Good luck.
Thanks.
But if you elect me president I am making this promise to you.
You have my word.
I will try to change that Because by supporting every random student group your money is going to waste.
No.
It’s not going to waste if your group happens to be overlooked and underfunded.
The U.
N.
Y.
Hacky Sack Club is not a real priority for me.
Um, it is for me.
Oh, Benjamin.
I'm so glad I came here today to watch her speak in publicly.
Our little Felicity.
I'm so proud of her.
Yeah.
That's great Have I mentioned Free Pizza Fridays? The election is not about free pizza.
It's about the issues.
Greg.
What about the fliers popping up around campus today the ones about your drug use and arrest? Are they true? Um, yes.
That is true.
l I can only say that I wish that I had been more up front about it.
Hey, who here hasn’t been addicted to drugs and arrested? What I did was indefensible but that was a long time ago.
Dude, what else are you hiding? Nothing.
I'm not hiding anything.
How are we supposed to believe that? Did did you sell or just use? - What? - The drugs.
I just used.
'Cause the poster said cocaine.
Is that all you used? Look.
He made a mistake.
Like everyone does.
And if you’re smart, you learn from your mistakes and you don’t make them again.
I'm sure everyone up here has done something that they're not proud of, right? Um, no.
I just think this whole negative campaigning thing got out of hand, and seriously whoever put up those fliers about Greg crossed the line.
I mean, people need to know the facts about the candidates.
Yeah.
So.
Now they know.
But if you’re gonna judge Greg for something he did years ago you have to judge what he’s done since.
We should vote for the person who would make the best president not the person who's made the fewest mistakes.
Let's hear it for Greg Stenson.
If what happened to Greg at that debate had happened to me I would have transferred to a different college but he was really brave.
He was able to put that whole thing behind him and not even dwell on it.
Everyone.
Can I have your attention? As your current president, I hate to say good-bye But I guess that's what democracy's all about.
But don't feel bad.
I'm off to Harvard Law.
Anyway.
The results are in and we have a tie.
Your new co-presidents are Carol Nanning and Richard Coad.
A tie? This is supposed to be a victory party.
That was the point.
I was gonna rub it in everybody's faces.
So, how are we supposed to act like good losers? Just stand here and smile.
Here.
Here's to no more dirty tricks.
Yes.
Back to real life.
So, would you still consider going away with me for the weekend? Um, I have considered it.
And? And I think we should start with a dinner in town.
Dinner's good.
Dinner's a start.
Yeah.
So, Ruby called the baby's father.
- That's great.
- Yeah.
Yeah.
It is.
Yeah, he’s coming out here next week.
Well, you know, probably just to talk and just get things straight.
Oh, I know.
I know.
And even thought I'm sure that it's, you know, the best thing for everyone it just it doesn't feel like it.
You have been such an awesome friend to Ruby.
She is so lucky to have you.
I'm sure she knows that.
Actually, she's lucky to have you.
I mean, you’re the one who made me realize how important it was that she call him.
You know, what what you said was was really wise.
Wow.
Nobody's ever called me wise before.
Hey.
Hey, is Ben here? No.
He said he wasn't feeling well.
Well, I just wanted to say thank you for all your help.
Yeah.
Yeah, sure.
Anytime.
- If you ever want to lose another election just give me a call.
- Right.
- What's up? - Hey.
Let's chat.
OK.
Let's chat.
Well, I I was thinking about what what you said.
And I think the best thing for us right now is to be friends.
Friends.
Definitely friends.
You, uh, look like you made up your mind and I'm not gonna waste my time arguing with you, so friends.
Yeah.
Friends.
Friends.
Yeah.
Friends.
First of all, you need a catch phrase.
I couldn't have done it without Free Pizza Fridays.
Yeah, so I've heard.
Um Iook, Richard well, I mean, Free Pizza Fridays and Ben.
Ben? - Oh, yeah.
Ben was a huge help.
- What are you talking about? Ben was the one that gave me the drug information about Greg.
That was choice.
I really think that's what cost him the race.
I mean, no one's voting for criminals.
Not anymore.
I mean, I'm sure it would have come out eventually, but getting' it when I did right there at the key moment Hey, thanks for your support.
Yep.
Gotha have a catch phrase.
I couldn't have done it without Free Pizza Fridays.
- Hey.
Uh, I want to go.
- Go where? Away for the weekend.
We can still do it, right? Yeah.
It shouldn’t be a problem but I thought you said it was too soon.
No, I did, but then I thought about it and I just I really gotta get out of here.
OK.
- What's going on? - What do you mean? Well, come on.
I don't understand what's with the sudden change of heart.
Nothing.
I just I think we both really deserve a vacation.
Don't you? Yeah.
OK, so, tomorrow morning? Good.
Felicity.
What? It's Ben.
I gotta talk to you.
Um, I know you’re probably sleeping.
Can you just give me 5 minutes and then I'll leave? I swear I'll leave.
Can you just give me - What is your problem? - Whoa! What's your problem? I said Felicity, and you said, "Yeah?" I didn't say yeah.
I said "wha"? OK.
I need to talk to ter.
Yeah, I figured.
She's not here.
- Well, where is she? - Away.
With Greg.
I wore that stupid straw hat I carried those balloons around all election and she ends up getting him in bed.
- They're probably having sex right - All right, all right, all right.
Where is she, please? Some stupid bed and breakfast up in Rhinebeck.
Thank you.
Makes me want to puke.
Sorry.
What did you say? Just that I'm glad the election's over.
Yeah.
So the drug thing, uh It was Ben.
Turns out you were right.
You know what? You know what? Forget about Ben.
Just forget about him.
This weekend's all about us, not him.
Yeah.
You’re right.
This is gonna be great.
And Rhinebeck sounds so beautiful.
* You’ve got to give it away * * Sometimes it's better to let it * * Go-o-o * * Sometimes.
Sometimes * * Someti-i-i-i-imes * * Just let it go.
Yeah * * Someti-i-i-i-i * - Hey, I need a ticket to Rhinebeck.
* To let it go.
Yeah * * Someti-i-i-i-imes * * Sometimes it's better to let it go *