Previously on Felicity: Sean broke up with Meghan because he thinks he has a shot with Julie. Ben and Felicity made out, but Felicity stopped and said that she came there for Noel, so Ben walked out. I guess the editors assume that everyone already knows about the time-travel thing at this point.
Felicity walks into Organic Chemistry class. She pauses in the doorway, unsure of how to talk to Ben, since the last time she saw him, they were sucking face. Felicity sits down and Ben doesn't even look up, but comments, "This lab is brutal." What is going on with Ben's hair? It's just...awful. It's, like, feathered and really long. Maybe they're trying to say that Ben's going to pot because he's so upset about his love life. I might be giving the writers a little too much credit there. Felicity awkwardly brings up the make-out session, but Ben tells her not to worry about it, because it's fine. Felicity is taken aback. Ben says that, at first, he was pretty pissed, but it's okay, because he gets it. Felicity asks what he means. Ben smiles at her and says, "That you're not over me." Felicity looks shocked and confused and asks what he means. Ben says, "It just seems pretty clear that you still want me." Okay, Scott Speedman has so got the goods. I just had to turn on the fan in my office from the heat generated from that one line. Felicity says that she's with Noel now. Ben gives her a look and asks if that's why she was all over him; he adds that she knows she made a mistake, but just can't admit it yet. Felicity looks annoyed at what he's suggesting, and says that she wasn't all over him, and stammers that she was having a confusing time last week. Ben laughs that it must be confusing for her to fight all these feelings. Felicity scoffs at the suggestion that she's fighting any feelings. Ben tells her that she's in denial, and adds, "Eventually, you're going to realize that you want me back, and I just hope for your sake that when you do, it's not too late." Which is nearly the same thing that Felicity said to Ben at the beginning of the second season when he was flipping out about the fact that she might be in love with him after their summer together. Cool. Felicity recoils in surprise and then says that she's going to find another lab partner. Ben wishes her luck. Felicity walks off and sits down a few rows back. Ben turns and gives her another smoldering look. Felicity looks rattled. This new version of Ben reminds me of the Season One finale version of Ben, who was trying to convince Felicity to drive across the country with him.