Felicity s04e12 Episode Script

Future Shock

Previously on Felicity - Dad? - What? Oh, Mr.
- I'm firing you.
- You're firing me? - Hey, Owen.
- Yeah? Do you want to go out sometime? - You mean I have fun? - Yeah.
Just one night, okay? Just tonight.
Come on, you got to ask her out.
- I'm not asking her.
- Why? She's cute.
- Who's cute? - This girl, Joanna, upstairs.
- She's been hitting on Noel.
- She hasn't.
Her mailbox was stuck and she asked me to open it.
"Could you help me open my mailbox?" You discuss my social life, I'm going to do some work.
- You can't work all the time.
- Good to hear from my business partner.
- You've been at the computer all day.
- We pitch a huge account tomorrow.
- Which we're gonna nail.
- Exactly.
Why don't you ask Joanna out afterwards to celebrate? I'm not taking Joanna out.
I'm not taking anybody out.
- Why? - Because.
I'm getting my ducks in a row.
It's a saying.
I'm getting my life in order, so I don't jump into Maybe that's her.
Maybe she needs help opening her door.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Is Ben here? - Yeah.
- Benjamin.
- Hi.
Sorry to interrupt.
That's all right.
What's going on? I just came to talk about something, but obviously this is a bad time.
It's not a bad time.
Let's go outside.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
My dad okay? Oh, yeah, your dad's fine.
It's me, actually.
What What is it? I'm pregnant.
What? And I think it's yours.
- You think it's mine? - No, um it's yours.
Look, I know this comes as a big shock.
Are you, um Are you keeping it? Yeah.
But I'm not asking you to do anything, I just I just thought you should know.
You know what, just call me, if you want.
And Okay? Okay.
All right.
- She sounds really nice.
- Ask her out.
- No, I am not asking her out.
- Why? I think she likes you.
* Can you become * * Can you become * * A new version of you * * New wallpaper * * New shoe leather * * A new way home * * I don't remember * * New version of you * * I need a new version of me * * New version of you * * I need a new version of me * Dear, Sally.
So it was the beginning of second semester, senior year.
And I guess you could say it was getting to me.
Just the way everybody is.
How they all seem to know exactly where they're going.
I felt the future barreling towards me, and I had no idea what to do with it.
So when Owen asked if I wanted to go to some galleries to show my work I had to say yes.
We started in Chelsea.
Apparently, that's where all young artists in Europe go to face rejection.
- That woman behind the counter.
- Reading InStyle magazine.
She can read that but can't take five minutes to look at our portfolios? Most people would rather read InStyle than look at our portfolios.
Yeah, most people don't work in an art gallery.
You know, it took Cezanne years before people would even look at his stuff.
That doesn't make me feel any better.
Come on, I just compared you to one of the greatest painters of all time.
That's true.
Okay, it makes me feel a little bit better.
Now let's get some food.
All this rejection is making me hungry.
Mr O'Donnell.
Mr Covington.
A word with you two after class.
I didn't know you and Lauren hooked up.
I don't want to talk about it now.
All right.
But how do you know it's yours? - Sir, you wanted to talk to us.
- Yes.
- Is this about last week's lab - It isn't.
- We can redo - Trevor.
I'm doing a study for publication.
I'd like you both to be research assistants.
- Are you serious? - Yes.
When you say "study for publication", does that mean our names would be on it? - It does.
- Oh, sweet.
Know how good that'll look on a med school application? Hang on.
This is my research, not some classroom assignment.
It's serious.
You can't make any mistakes.
Do you understand? - We understand.
You understand? - Yeah.
I'll see you tonight, eight o'clock, Redlich Hall.
Room 502.
- Thank you very much, sir.
- Thank you.
Do you believe this? Just when you thought your life was over, Bill Hodges to the rescue.
Instead of "revitalize" we say "re-energize"? - I think revitalize is more active.
- Yeah? Good.
I'm so nervous.
Am I sweating? Can you tell that I'm sweating? No.
Are you okay? Oh, my God.
Noel? Zoe.
What are you doing here? I'm I'm pitching the CGG account.
- So am I.
- Really? Yeah.
I was just thinking about you the other day.
- How are you? - I'm good.
I started my own graphics firm.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you.
You were so good.
You should have your own firm.
Well, I do now, so I should probably go.
It was great seeing you.
- Okay.
- Good luck with the pitch and things.
Who was that? - Zoe Webb.
- That's the girl? We'll never get it.
They called Webb.
Forget it.
No wonder you weren't interested in Joanna.
- She's incredible.
- I've been down that road.
It didn't work out.
See the look her dad just gave me? I was too distracted by the look she gave you.
Remember the phrase "ducks in a row?" Fine.
- She is incredible.
- I know.
- Excuse me? Okay, 200.
That's more than professors make in a week.
- It's time to take your seat.
- No, it's time to listen to me.
Acting is not my thing, okay? You get off on pretending to be someone you're not.
I don't.
They only assigned me this class because I needed to graduate.
Is that Oh, it is.
Oh, Meggy.
- You're in this class now? - She is.
Oh, that is perfect.
You can be my museum partner.
You were born to play this part.
- What part? - Margot Channing in All About Eve.
That sounds like a porno.
Okay, you can bite your tongue.
All About Eve is classical.
It's the role of a lifetime.
You will be thanking me, okay.
- How'd it go? - Great.
The waitress at Pizza John's thinks I have a lot of talent.
Oh Hey, come here.
Come here, come here, come here.
At least I'm in good company.
It took Cezanne years before anyone would look at his paintings.
- What? - Nothing.
- You seem like something's wrong.
- No, I'm fine.
I just got a lot going on.
I don't think I can have dinner with you and your mom tonight.
Hodges asked me and Trevor to be his research assistants.
- Oh, my God.
- Yeah.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you.
Yeah, it's a project on carbon nanotubes.
- I won't even ask.
- I don't know what it means.
All I know is I have to check on the experiment every 12 hours.
But I am sorry.
I I know you don't like being alone with your parents.
No, it's okay.
Besides, it's just my mom this time.
- Kind of looking forward to it.
- Good.
Research assistant, that's - I mean, it's so great.
- Yeah.
Things are really coming together for you.
I'm meeting Meghan at the bistro.
You wanna come? No, thanks.
I'm gonna stick around here.
Do some work.
- Sure? - Yeah.
Thanks, though.
If you don't get out of the apartment you'll never meet anybody.
- I know.
- All right.
See ya.
Manhattan, please.
It's a residence.
Zoe Webb.
You can't really tell much from the slides.
- Oh, no, these are terrific.
- All right.
- Thanks.
- You're welcome.
So how does this work? You just go from gallery to gallery? Yeah.
The problem is most galleries won't consider work by unknown artists.
- That must be discouraging.
- Terrifying.
Especially when I think this is how I want to support myself.
That's what your father's worried about.
But I'm sure it's gonna work out.
This is just how this works.
Look at Cezanne.
It took years before people accepted his work.
I love Cezanne.
How about you? How are things at home? Actually, they're very good.
I'm studying for my real-estate license.
- Really? - Yeah, I take the exam next week.
I didn't know that was something you were interested in.
It's not.
It just sort of happened.
I saw Jill Cossman at the market, we started talking Wow.
That That's great.
So what about your writing? - That was never really anything.
- I thought that's what you wanted.
You were taking all those classes and writing those short stories.
- You were so excited.
- It just wasn't very realistic.
Actually, that is something for you to think about.
What do you mean? It's a great career.
You make your own hours.
- It's a good salary.
- You want me to be a realtor? We could do it together.
In fact, I have Tom Harris' number with me.
He's corporate manager for the San Francisco office.
I'm sure he knows some people you could talk to here in New York.
Mom, I'm not going to be a real-estate agent.
I'm doing art.
This is what I'm doing.
Oh, okay.
It was just a thought.
- I got your message.
Come on in.
- Er, no, I'm all right.
Look, I know you're convinced that it's mine but I'm not.
- Are you sure you won't come in? - Yeah.
Look, Ben, um - I know this is hard.
- There's a test.
I think we should take it.
Okay, if that's what you want to do.
- Yeah, it is.
- Okay.
- So I'll set it up.
- Okay.
Harrington has never by word, look, thought or suggestion indicated anything to me but her adoration for you and her happiness at our being in love.
To intimate anything else spells a paranoiac insecurity you should be ashamed of.
What happens in the next reel? Do I get dragged screaming to the snake pits? Okay, that's it.
What are you doing? She's just about to talk about the bumpy night.
- You think I'm like that? - Yeah, isn't it great? No, she is the worst.
It's like the writer had you in his head when he was making the role.
What, you don't see any similarities? The way she's mean and always yells at everyone, just like you.
Okay, you know who's not like you? That boyfriend.
That guy can actually act.
See? That's what I'm talking about.
So mean.
I'm serious.
You really think you're going to be an actor? Please.
- Okay, hold the phone, Margo.
- I am not Margo.
You are more Margo than Bette Davis and this was her signature role.
Well, I'd rather be Margo than some unemployed actor working at Dean & DeLuca for the rest of his life.
Bumpy night! You know, I never really apologized, you know, for that night.
It's okay.
I was in a pretty bad place then anyway, so Me, too.
But it seems we've both recovered pretty well.
It does seem like it, yes.
But your dad looked like he wanted to rip my head off.
- I'm sorry about that.
- It's all right.
I'm usually the one the dads love, and it's never a good thing.
It's just he really wants that job and you're the competition.
Ah, I'm the competition.
What? I'm glad you called.
Me, too.
Did you get the results yet? What? The paternity test.
No, not yet.
- Whoa, hang on, man.
- What? - We already put the nitric acid in.
- We did? I'm sorry.
Sorry, man.
Hey, don't worry.
It's not going to be your kid.
God, this is too depressing.
They're the ones who should be depressed.
Did you see that stuff they were trying to sell? Suck ahoy.
I'm serious.
What if we don't sell anything? - So? - So how are we going to make a living? Life has its way of figuring these things out on its own.
God, I wish I was like you.
You mean, like incredibly attractive? Doesn't it bother you that everyone else has a career path? - We have a career path.
- You know what I mean.
Everyone else is going to be a doctor or a lawyer, or a real-estate agent.
So what? Every doctor and lawyer I know hates their job.
And real-estate agents, come on, that's that's depressing.
That's what my mom thinks I should be.
- Your mom obviously hasn't seen your work.
- Actually, she has.
She doesn't know what she's talking about.
Sometimes I wonder if I should be doing something more like that.
Something with a clear path that's well marked.
Well, I guess it depends on what you want.
I mean, I guess that's just it.
I don't really know what I want.
Come here.
I want to show you something.
- What? - I said show, not tell.
We're getting along Okay, who does that remind you of? Who, Bette Davis? No, I know who it is, but who does it remind you of? Um I don't know.
Out of all the people you know, she doesn't remind you of anyone? All right, let me give you a hint.
- Freshman year roommate.
- Meghan?! That's what I say too.
- Anyone home? - In here.
- If you squint, she looks like her.
- It's from Columbia Med School.
- You got in? - I'm too nervous to look.
- Let me.
- If I don't get in - You will.
- But I'll get in somewhere? - Yes.
And the award for best picture goes to - This is serious.
- Sorry.
I always wanted to do that.
Here we go.
"Dear Miss Tyler, you have been accepted" Oh, my God! Congratulations! I'm gonna be a doctor.
I gotta call my dad.
Before you do that, who in All About Eve does Meghan remind you of? - What? - Who in All About Eve is like Meghan? You won't believe what just happened.
You found that we actually have money in the account.
No, we got the job.
- What job? - CGG Corp.
They picked us.
- You're kidding.
- Would I kid about CGG? No, you wouldn't.
Oh, my God, we got the job? - They picked us? - Oh, yeah.
- That's great! - It gets better.
- How does it get better? - Webb Graphics also wants us.
Oh, Sean.
Your old boss wants the account so bad the he's willing to hire Blumberg-Crane, or Crane-Blumberg, as independent contractors.
I know we said we'd stay independent, but this is a great opportunity to prove ourselves as a great team, which we will, and steal all their accounts.
- I don't know.
- Fine, we won't steal their clients.
We'll form relationships.
This can give us legitimacy.
We can use these guys.
I don't know if I can work for Webb Graphics.
You know what? I ran the numbers and we'd be morons not to.
You said it yourself.
90% of new businesses fail their first year.
I went out with Zoe Webb last night.
- So? - So I got that thing with her father.
But this is a great opportunity.
What about getting your ducks in a row? - You told me to go out there.
- Don't ever listen to me.
Come on.
Except for now.
Listen to me now.
I have spend the past three-and-a-half years of my life waiting for someone who wanted to be with someone else.
And now I think I think that I've found someone.
You know, someone that I can care about.
You're right.
You're right.
Okay, you're right.
That's more important.
You know.
I just I just need some time to think about it.
Whatever you decide.
Okay? Thank you.
This message is for Tom Harris.
My name is Felicity Porter.
My mom Barbara suggested that I call regarding opportunities in real estate.
You can call me back at area code 212-555-0341.
Thanks a lot.
Just here to pick up some results.
Ben Covington.
Oh, yeah, the paternity test.
Let me see if those are back yet.
Okay, here it is.
Looks like you're going to be a dad.
Excuse me.
My name is Felicity Porter.
I'm an art major at UNY.
I've been going round galleries showing them my work.
- I was hoping - We're not looking at new artists now.
It's funny that you say that.
I've been hearing a lot of that lately.
Um A lot, actually.
And um It would only take five minutes of your time.
We're just not interested.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, this has just been a really bad day.
I know you're busy and you have more important things to do than talk to me.
I have been to at least 50 galleries, not one of which will look at my slides.
- Really? - Sure.
Oh, my God.
Thank you so much.
That's amazing.
Thank you very, very much.
Thank you.
- So you're still not interested? - No.
I'm sorry.
Thank you for your time.
Okay, why don't we start? How about Javier and Meghan? As it happens, there are particular aspects of my life to which I would like to maintain sole rights and privileges.
- For instance, what? - For instance, you.
This is my cue to take you in my arms and reassure you.
- I'm not going to, I'm too mad.
- Guilty.
Mad! There are certain characteristics for which you are famous.
I love you for some, and in spite of others.
You have to keep your teeth sharp, all right.
But I will not have you sharpen them on me or on Eve.
What about her teeth? What about her fangs? She hasn't got them yet, and you know it.
So when you start judging an idealistic kid by the bar-room Benzedrine standards of this megalomaniac society, I will not have it.
Cut! What happens in the next reel, do I get dragged screaming to the snake pit? Lauren, it's Ben.
This is crazy.
You've known for four months and haven't said anything.
You don't have to participate.
Why did you tell me? You obviously wanted something.
I just I thought that maybe you'd like to be a part of the child's life.
I want to go to med school - not raise a kid.
- You don't have to.
So what's going to happen? You're going to have it and there'll be a kid out there I never see? That's crazy.
Look This is happening.
Whatever you want to do, it's your decision, your choice, it's fine.
But I've made my decision.
And, I mean, it's not changing.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Thanks for meeting me.
Of course.
I had a great time last night.
- Me, too.
- Good.
Listen, Noel, um everything's just kind of weird right now.
I know, this whole thing with your dad couldn't come at a worse time.
It'll be okay, I'll figure it out.
No, that's not even what I was talking about.
I should have said something last night, but er I was having such a good time I just didn't, and I'm sorry.
But, um I'm sort of seeing someone.
I really want to be friends.
You know, 'cause I really like you.
Friends? You know, I've I've sort of I've sort of tried that one before.
Uh It didn't really work out too well.
Okay, let's do it, let's call Webb and say yes.
- Yeah? - Why not? Okay.
Uh what about Zoe? Zoe Zoe didn't work out.
What happened? - She has a boyfriend.
- Oh, man, I'm sorry.
Uh-uh, it's all right.
We went out, like, once.
Yeah, but what about Webb? It's not going to be weird to work there? Maybe.
You know, in the beginning.
I don't know, it's our future.
We'll have a salary.
- It's gonna be good.
- It's gonna be great.
- Hi.
- Dude, what happened to you? - What do you mean? - Checking the experiment.
Oh, my God, I totally forgot.
Hodges is totally freaking out.
He called me at home.
I'll talk to him.
The test was positive, it's mine.
- Sir, can I talk to you for a minute? - Forget about it.
- I'm looking for a replacement.
- Sir, I'm really sorry.
Class is about to start.
I suggest you take a seat.
- What did he say? - He's looking for someone else.
- What? - It doesn't matter.
I'm almost ready.
The play starts in half an hour.
I know.
- Where's Ben? - He just called.
He's at the lab.
Everything okay with you two? Yeah.
I haven't seen him since I've been here.
Can we not talk about this right now? Oh, I spoke to Tom Harris today.
He said you called.
I don't think I'm going to do that.
Really? Because I think you'd like it.
I don't know, I just don't think it's for me.
Oh, okay.
What? - Nothing.
- Mom, just say it.
I'm just I'm worried about you.
Yeah, well, I'm worried, too.
I'm terrified.
I know, that's why I suggested real estate.
Oh, my God, Mom.
I don't want to do real estate, okay? Can't you be a little supportive? - I am.
- You're not.
I told you I was scared about not supporting myself and you said was "That's what Dad thinks.
" I don't want to see your heart broken.
You know what breaks my heart? You doing this stupid real-estate thing.
You've given up.
It's pathetic, and I don't want to be like that.
I'm sorry you feel that way.
Well, I'm sorry, too, but I do.
Let's not go to the play, I don't want to go.
- Hey.
- What are you doing? Just thinking.
- What are you thinking about? - I don't know.
Just thinking about everything.
I screwed up my lab.
Hodges is looking for somebody else already.
How was the play? - We didn't go.
- Why? We got in a fight.
And I said some really mean things.
It was awful.
You want to talk about it? Not really.
- You know what I want to do? - What? I just want to stay in this bed forever.
- That would be nice.
- Yeah, it would be nice.
There are particular Come in.
maintain sole rights and privileges.
- For instance, what? - For instance - For me? - Yeah.
I tried to get you one like they had in the movie, but It says "Best Actor" and everything.
Meghan, I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings saying you were like Margo.
Oh, hell, you were right.
The whole class agreed with you.
- It's not a very smart class.
- It's not like I want to be like Margo.
I just am.
In the movie, Margo was like that for a reason.
She was sad.
Maybe you're sad about something, too.
You're not really like Margo.
She would never bring me a trophy.
I figured "What the hell?" You were really good yesterday.
I know.
That fight helped.
We should do it before every class.
- I don't think so.
- Okay.
- Don't hurt yourself with that.
- Okay, bye.
Thank you.
I would like to thank a terrific cast, a wonderful director and my mamma for always believing in me.
Thank you.
This way? I've been thinking a lot about what you said.
About how it's my choice whether to be part of this or not.
I can't.
It's already messing with my life.
I can't let that happen.
I'm sorry.
No, I understand.
You don't have to feel bad about this.
Yeah, well, I do.
That's the thing, I'm going to feel bad about it for a long time.
I know what I want, and raising a kid isn't it.
I was gonna hit 57th Street later on.
- You up for it? - Er not today.
What? You still thinking about that career stuff? Yeah.
Well, you want to hear the good news? Okay.
- You're really talented.
- You don't have to say that.
I'm not just saying it, it's the truth.
If you want this to happen, it'll happen.
My parents don't think so.
- Want to know what my parents think? - What? That I should be an accountant.
- Oh, God.
- I'm really good at math.
Can you imagine me an accountant? No, I can't.
I just wish I didn't care what they thought.
I keep telling myself that I don't, and then they get here and I always do.
They're your parents.
Do you think that ever goes away? I mean, when we're 40 are we still going to care what our mom and dad think? I think so.
Just promise me something.
You always do this.
You always make me promise things.
- Okay, what? - All right.
Promise me that no matter what you decide that you will never do real estate.
Okay, I promise.
As long as you don't become an accountant.
Professor Hodges.
Yes? Can I talk to you for a minute? A minute, yes.
I know I screwed up.
I know that.
You made your expectations clear and I didn't meet them.
But there was a reason which I have taken care of.
If I tried to do anything last semester it was to prove how much I care.
It was to prove how important this is to me.
- Okay? - Okay.
- But it better not happen again.
- It won't happen again.
It won't.
Do you want to talk about it? Uh, no.
No, I don't want to talk about it, but thank you.
Think we'll each get an office, or have to share? If we each get a cubicle we'll be lucky.
- Cubicle? - Yeah.
- I'm not getting a cubicle.
- Hi.
Um We uh We took the job.
- My dad told me.
- We being Sean.
Zoe, Sean.
- Hi.
Nice to meet you.
- You too.
Okay, I'm going to do some reading.
I'm gonna be over here.
- I was going to call you last night.
- Really? I, um I broke up with that guy.
- You did? - Yeah.
He wasn't right for me.
You ready? - Yeah.
- Yeah.
- How are you? - I'm good.
- Hey.
- Hey, what are you doing here? - I thought you were at the lab.
- I got to talk to you.
- What's going on? - Let's go inside.
- Ben, is everything okay? - Yeah.
Is it Hodges? Did he say no about the job? No, it's not that.
Before I tell you I just want you to know we're gonna be okay.
No matter what, we're gonna be okay.
Ben, what are you talking about? Just tell me.
Just tell me, 'cause it's freaking me out now.
Lauren's pregnant.
And it's mine.
Oh, my God.
It was one night.
It was one night when you and I were broken up.
And she's having the baby? Yeah.
I just need you to know that I love you.
And this doesn't change anything.
I need you to know that.
I don't know what to say.
I'm so sorry.
- I'm so sorry.
- * No-one wants to hurt * Alone inside *