Felicity turns around, open-mouthed. She asks Javier if he heard that. Javier, who was clearly eavesdropping the whole time, says that he "got a little bit." Felicity can't believe that Lauren thinks that they are selfish, after everything that she has done. Felicity concludes, "I don't care if she is pregnant. I don't like her. I really don't." Why does she have to like her just because she's pregnant? Only nice people get pregnant? People automatically turn nice when they get pregnant? Javier says that he doesn't like Lauren either, and he hopes she gets a stretch mark from head to toe. Felicity just stands there, stunned at what Lauren just said.
Felicity gets dressed in her bedroom while talking to Meghan. I'm seriously confused about where Meghan lives. I know she used to live with Felicity and Elena, but I assumed that when she and Sean got married, she moved to the loft, and Javier moved into her room. And yet, Meghan is always over at Felicity's apartment. Which lends credence to my theory (to be discussed shortly) that Tangi Miller is either pregnant, or has a drug problem, or the producers hate her, because Meghan is taking the place that Elena used to hold on the show. Anyway. Felicity complains some more about Lauren, and Meghan is totally with her. Felicity walks over to her desk, picks up the dissertation book that Meghan stole for her last week, and puts it in her bag. Meghan asks what she's doing, and Felicity says that she's going to confess to Dr. Carnes. Meghan thinks that is insane. Felicity says that Carnes wants to see her source, and that book is her source. Meghan advises Felicity just to copy the references from the dissertation and put it behind her. Felicity asks what will happen when her paper is published and Ryan Baer (the author of the dissertation she copied) sees his paper with her name on it. Meghan says that Felicity isn't being published in Newsweek and if Ryan Baer still reads the UNY journal, "he's a loser who deserves to be plagiarized." I don't know why Felicity ever thought that Meghan could give good advice. I enjoy Meghan and all, but come on. Felicity starts to walk out. Meghan says that Felicity feels "guilty and smarmy and weak" for copying the paper. Why would she feel smarmy? Okay, I just looked up the word, in case I was missing something, and the first definition is "revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, or false earnestness." This is the definition I was thinking of, which didn't make sense. But the second definition is "of low sleazy taste or quality," so I guess that's what Meghan meant. I realize I am taking this way too seriously. Meghan asks how Felicity will feel when she confesses and is without a college diploma. Felicity angrily says that she doesn't know what else to do, and she's hoping that if she confesses, they will take pity on her and show some leniency. Meghan understands, and asks Felicity to call her when it's over, then wishes her luck. Felicity walks out.