10 Most Memorable Episodes Of Felicity
Felicity only aired for four seasons, but it’s forever imprinted on our hearts. Premiering on The WB on September 29, 1998, the drama followed Felicity Porter (played by Keri Russell), a promising young high school student from Palo Alto, California, who defies her parents’ wishes and follows Ben, the high school crush she barely knows (Scott Speedman) to college in New York City. Will she be a doctor or an artist? Which guy will she end up with? The premise is a little crazy, but certainly not as crazy as Felicity’s giant dorm rooms and apartments on the show. Whether you were Team Ben or Team Noel (Scott Foley, the Scandal hottie who has proved he doesn’t age), you can’t forget this quintessential late ’90s show, which covered everything from love triangles and controversial haircuts to date rape, stalking and drug addiction. Here are 10 episodes that stuck with us the most:
10. Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)
Many teenage girls can relate to Felicity, whom we meet when she’s just finished high school. She’s always been focused on her academic career, and plans to go to Stanford to study medicine, as her parents want. But has she sacrificed fun and a social life in her attempt to succeed? What else is out there? When does she get to make her own decisions and plan her whole life? When Ben, the crush she doesn’t think knows she exists, signs her yearbook, she starts spinning. Has she squandered her chance to be with this guy, or at least get to know him? Felicity makes an impulsive decision — probably the first one in her life — and moves to New York City to attend the same college as Ben (a fictional version of NYU). There, she meets her tough roommate Meghan (Amanda Foreman), her hot R.A. Noel, and aspiring musician Julie (Amy Jo Johnson). Looking back on the show, Felicity might seem a little boy-crazy to the extreme — but her adventure is still a fun ride.
9. Gimme an O! (Season 1, Episode 12)
This episode gets points for two reasons: first, it openly discusses a woman’s desire to have sex (no, it’s not just men who do), and second, Felicity is such a control freak and nerd that she goes about the whole thing in a pretty hilarious way. After coming back from winter break, Felicity decides that she needs to get rid of that whole virginity thing and tells Noel that she wants to have sex with him. She does research about it and engages in specific planning and scheduling, but ultimately it just doesn’t happen. Another memorable moment takes place when Blair gives Elena a scarf for a gift and she mistakenly thinks it’s a tiny miniskirt – she even tries to wear it that way, much to Blair’s amusement.