Javier is sitting in his room, reciting a speech from Oedipus. Meghan walks in and asks if Javier has heard yet that he got the part. Javier asks if Meghan has heard. They both can't understand why the other hasn't heard anything. Finally, Javier admits that he flubbed his lines on purpose so that Meghan would get the part. And in a real Gift of the Magi twist that no one could see coming (unless you've watched television before), it turns out that Meghan flubbed her lines, too. Javier is touched and says that it's the sweetest thing he's ever heard. Meghan points out that they got nothing, because neither of them got the part. Javier says that they have "a real friendship." Javier holds out his arms. Meghan tells him not to hug her, but he does anyway. Meghan smiles and pats Javier on the arm.
Ben walks up to Lauren's apartment. Does Lauren not have a telephone? He's always going to her apartment every time he needs to tell her something. It seems like such a waste of time. That's why God invented email. Although I guess when it has to do with such major life decisions, in-person meetings are best. Lauren comes to the door and invites Ben inside. He prefers to stay in the hall. Ben says that he knows that there are a lot of good reasons for her to move to Arizona, but he asks her to reconsider one last time. Ben points out that he has rights and legally could try to prevent her from going. Lauren can't believe he's even suggesting that. Ben says that he doesn't want to, but it's his kid, and he wants to be involved. Lauren went and made a lot of decisions without him, and she can't do that anymore. Lauren seems touched, and agrees to think about it. Ben walks away without even saying goodbye. If I were Ben or Lauren, I would lawyer up so fast it would make your head spin. Neither of these two has a very reliable track record when it comes to responsibility.
Ben walks into the kitchen of the loft. Noel is getting something to eat. Ben says that he's going to meet Felicity at Epstein Bar, and wonders if Noel would like to come along. Noel recognizes this for the peace offering that it is, and agrees to go. The two men take off.
At Epstein Bar, Felicity watches as Ben and Noel laugh and joke at a table. She gets her three bottles of beer from the bartender, but doesn't pay for them. Maybe she's running a tab. She carries the beers back to the table and joins Ben and Noel. They all share a toast.
Next week: Meghan tells Felicity that she's not going to lose Ben, but Felicity can feel him drifting away. Then, Meghan gets a shocking phone call and Felicity rushes to the hospital, where Ben is lying in a bed. All of their friends are sitting in the waiting room, and Felicity is crying. Uh oh.