Felicity is on the phone with her mom and keeps asking how she is doing to see if she will tell the truth about the separation. In a voice-over, Felicity tells us that she doesn't know why she didn't tell her mom that she knew. Her mom was trying so hard to sound normal, it was heartbreaking. Now we see that Felicity is talking into a tape recorder, and she continues by saying that a week ago, she was home playing Scrabble with her parents, and things made sense: "Now everything feels like it's come loose, like nothing was tied down tight enough."
Felicity is cleaning up at Dean and Deluca late at night when the Three Men and a Baby Boy enters. He asks if she's okay, and if she wants to get together after work for coffee. Felicity says she has to study, and her father leaves. Ben heard that last part, and walks up to Felicity and tells her they should close up early and get out. Felicity says they shouldn't, but Ben smiles his bad boy smile, and Felicity agrees.
Cheesy Eric is talking to Julie about writer's block and creativity in her apartment. She says they should go, and Eric leans in for a kiss. Julie rebuffs his advance, saying that her overprotective roommate will be home soon. Eric asks if that's the only reason for stopping him. Julie admits that she's worried he isn't really interested in her music, and is using it to get to her. Eric says if she has doubts, he will wait until her first album goes platinum to kiss her. Julie says that could be a "really long time." I guess that's true, if by "really long time," she means "never." Eric says he'll wait.
Knoll tells Ruby that they have to leave to catch the movie. Ruby says she isn't going because she has to study. She continues, "I don't want to be humiliated by my TA again." Ooh, burn. Knoll says she must be joking. It must be nice to be so in love with yourself that you can have that kind of confidence. Ruby says that nobody in class knew what he was talking about. Knoll says it was "in the reading, which [she] obviously didn't do." Could he be any more sanctimonious? Let he who has never gone to class unprepared cast the first stone! ["Word. Plus at least Ruby didn't mess around with her TA's son's girlfriend, unlike some geological protrusions I could mention." -- Wing Chun] Knoll says that no one was answering, and Ruby asks whether his solution was to pick on her. Knoll thought that Ruby might help. Ruby says she was trying to remind him about making eye contact. Knoll says he was in the middle of a lecture, and that she doesn't know what that's like, and it's "very intimidating, especially when the class doesn't prepare." Ruby slams down her book and stands up, yelling, "For your information, I did do the reading," but that she choked when he called on her because she got nervous, and she's sorry she's not smart "like your brainiac ex-girlfriend." Then Ruby leaves and I hope Knoll felt bad.