Felicity knocks on the door at the loft. Noel answers. Felicity determines that Ben isn't there, and says that she wanted to get a few of her things. Noel lets her in and asks if she's okay. Felicity doesn't know. Noel asks whether Ben really thinks that there's something going on between Felicity and Noel. Felicity doesn't think that Ben can get past what happened. Of course, Ben walks in. Noel says hello, and Ben doesn't respond. Felicity explains that she's just picking up some stuff. Ben remains silent and starts walking to his room. Noel actually acts like the only adult in the room and says that the whole thing is ridiculous, and asks to talk to Ben, who refuses. Felicity tells Noel that he doesn't have to say anything. Noel yells out that there's nothing going on between him and Felicity, and that if Ben thinks that there is, Ben is wrong. Ben turns. Noel says, "God! She loves you. She loves you! [pause] Not me." No one says a word. Finally, Noel says that he has enough relationship problems of his own, and that he doesn't need to be a part of theirs. Noel reminds Ben and Felicity that they love each other, and that they should be together. He begs them to work it out, and then walks off. Ben and Felicity both just stare at the ground. I guess it's kind of fitting that since Noel had a part in destroying Ben and Felicity's relationship that he should have a part in restoring it. And thus, the redemption of Noel.
After the break, Felicity and Ben are still standing there. Finally, Felicity turns and looks at Ben. She asks whether he wants her to go. Ben tells her to do whatever she wants. She starts to leave. Ben tells her to wait. She stops. He says that he shouldn't have said what he said. She waits some more. Ben admits that what happened with him and Lauren wasn't Felicity's fault. It was his fault. He was angry and hurt. Felicity takes a deep breath and sets down her bag. She walks over to Ben and says he has to know that there is nothing going on between her and Noel. She made a horrible mistake and it will never happen again. Ben says that he knows. Felicity asks if he really does. Ben does. Felicity asks why he got so angry. Ben sighs and says that things are so crazy right now, and he feels like he's drowning and pulling her down with him. Ben adds, "The thing is, I...sometimes I think you should be with somebody else. Sometimes I think you should be with Noel." Felicity softens and says, "Ben, I want to be with you." Ben looks up, like he can't quite believe it. He says that he wants to be with her, too. They hug.