Elena walks into Felicity's room with a birthday present. Felicity opens it to find a hat and gloves, and thanks Elena. Elena says that Felicity can get her a new suede jacket for her birthday, and some earplugs, referring to the loud music that The Tabbies keep playing. Felicity wonders what she's going to do about Cavallo, and Elena urges her to confront him now, before it gets worse. Elena excuses herself to do something about the loud music. Elena walks into The Tabbies' room to find them exchanging shoulder massages with Richard. The Tabbies explain that they don't have Elena's jacket. Elena walks over and angrily turns the music down. Richard senses "chick roommate tension," and offers to get The Tabbies something to drink. Elena points out that Richard didn't offer her a drink, but Richard is oblivious as he leaves the room. The Tabbies asks whether Richard is friends with Noel. Elena confirms that he is. The Tabbies giggle and clap with excitement that their plan is going to work out. Elena reminds them to keep the music down, and stomps out.
Ben walks in, and Elena says that Felicity is in her room, packing. Ben walks into Felicity's room. She realizes that something is wrong, and asks what's going on. Ben says that Lauren called and said that Jack is getting worse, so Ben needs to go to the hospital; he adds that he doesn't think they should go away after all. Felicity agrees and offers to go with him. Ben kindly says that it's not necessary. Felicity asks how Jack is, and Ben doesn't answer, and then apologizes for ruining Felicity's birthday. Felicity promises that they will go next weekend. The loud music starts up again, so Ben asks what it is. Felicity just sighs and says, "Our new roommates." Ben and Felicity hug.
Montage of Noel in various interviews, making a fool of himself as usual. Mostly because he's explaining why he's so great, instead of explaining why he would be good for the company. Rookie mistake. Also, the desperation emanating from Noel is palpable.
Noel lies on the floor in his room singing "Lonesome Loser." So appropriate. Felicity stops by and asks what's going on. Noel explains how poorly his interviews went, and that he's going to be a guidance counselor for the rest of his life. He rises out of his funk to wish Felicity a happy birthday, and then asks why she isn't in Vermont. Felicity says that Ben's father is in town, so Ben is with him, and they are going to Vermont next weekend. Because remember, Ben told her not to tell anyone about his dad? I couldn't figure out why Felicity didn't mention the hospital until I remembered that. Noel offers to take Felicity out for a drink to celebrate her 21st birthday. Felicity thanks him, but says that she's going to paint, and assures Noel that his interviews were probably not that bad. Noel watches her go, then steps out in the hall and wishes her a happy birthday again as she leaves.