Previously on Felicity: Sean wants to skip the surgery; Finn and Elena kiss; Ben freaks out when Felicity confronts him about beating up Randy; Randy's frat brothers kick the hell out of Ben.
Felicity brings Ben home from the hospital. He's got his arm in a sling, not unlike a hanging chad, and she has to help him off with his coat and get him settled onto the sofa in the loft. Knoll appears and declares that Ben looks worse than he thought he would. Ben doesn't appreciate Knoll's commentary and tells him so. Felicity arranges with Knoll to cover Ben's shifts at Dean & Deluca, for which Ben is grateful. The phone rings and Felicity runs to get it. Ben asks Knoll where he's off to, and Knoll says he's going to a graphic arts lecture. It's Ben's father, Mr. "Jack Tripper" Covington on the phone. Felicity has to lie and say that Ben is in the shower because he won't take the phone. While she's getting Jack's phone numbers, Ben keeps telling her to hang up. Hearing your voice in the background is sure to convince your dad that you can't take the phone, Ben. It turns out that Jack flew into town because the hospital called him since his name "is on [Ben's] insurance." Ben claims that the only reason his father is doing this is because Mrs. Covington is in Europe, and his dad wants to say, "Hey, look what I did for Ben." Felicity urges Ben to call his dad but he says he has nothing to say to him.
Knoll is out on the street when he sees Jane. He runs up to her and starts talking to her. Clearly, she has no idea who he is. When he refreshes her memory, she doesn't look all that impressed. He asks if she was at the graphics lecture, and she breaks it to him that she only uses her computer for "e-mail and homework." Knoll wonders if she likes sushi, and Jane tells him about getting so sick the last time she ate it, that she won't even eat rice now. Knoll flounders and compares her experience to the time he ate Play-Doh, "which, it turns out you're not supposed to eat anyway." Jane claims that she has class and has to get going as she shiftily looks around for a way to get far, far away from Knoll. He mumbles, "Class is good. Class is good. That's why we're all here." Jane mindlessly agrees so that she can finally make her escape. When she's left, Knoll repeats to himself, "Class is good. I'm an idiot." While I happen to agree, I don't think that calling yourself an idiot in public will dissuade anyone from agreeing with you.
At the girls' apartment, Felicity has a bite to eat in the living room, then gets up and dances into the kitchen. She's quite happy to bop around without a care in the world the day after her boyfriend gets the tar beaten out of him in retaliation for the can of whup-ass he opened up on a frat boy. Apparently, all's right in her world, while back here on Earth, I'd be seriously contemplating dumping a boyfriend who is so angry. As she's gettin' down and then back up again, Ben's dad comes in through the unlocked door and scares her when she finally notices him standing there. She blabbers about leaving the door unlocked because "all of the other suites' leave theirs [sic] unlocked," and it would seem "antisocial" not to do so. And if by "antisocial," you mean "dangerous" and "foolhardy," I'd have to agree. Jack Tripper establishes that she is Felicity, and she reminds him of the time they met a few years ago in Palo Alto. That must have been at the end of her cross-country trip with Ben. Jack explains that he called back and spoke to Sean, who told him where Felicity was. I'm not sure how he managed to speak to Sean, since he's probably still in the hospital. I suppose Sean might have had his calls forwarded, but that wouldn't be too convenient for Knoll and Ben, who are actually living in the loft. Or maybe Jack was wasted and he only thinks he spoke to Sean. Whatever. Jack declares that he wants to talk to Felicity about Ben. He guesses that Ben wasn't really in the shower when he called earlier. She tries to cover for Ben and makes a statement about Jack finally having something worthwhile to say to Ben since he's been going to AA. He says, "I know that I'll sound like a cult follower when I say this, but there's this amazing program, Al-Anon. It's for families of alcoholics. And I know it would really help Ben." He wants Felicity to convince Ben to go and to realize that the only reason he (his father) came to New York was because he's worried about Ben. Felicity reluctantly agrees to do what she can.