Felicity returns to the loft, where she finds Noel lying on his bed in his suit. She asks what he's doing, and he says he's just lying there. She asks why he's in his suit. Noel says that he put it on to look at himself and figure out what the problem is. Don't get me started. Felicity joins Noel on the bed, and the camera shot changes to overhead. Noel asks whether things got any better with her dad, and Felicity reveals that she's paying for college herself now. Noel asks how she ended it, and Felicity admits that she walked out. Throughout, Noel is eating something, one piece at a time. Apparently, it's candy, and he offers some to Felicity, who takes it. They simultaneously crunch on their candy.
Felicity finds out from a clerk that there are three steps to declaring herself independent. First, there are some forms for her parents to sign. Second, they need proof that she is paying her own bills, like a rent stub or something. Third, she needs to sign a form so that she's eligible for loans. Felicity looks overwhelmed as the clerk calls for the next person in line. Felicity walks down the street as FVO tells us that she dreaded going into the office, but "the weird thing about declaring your independence, I mean, if you really think about the idea of it -- it's kind of amazing." Felicity smiles at the forms as she walks down the street in slow motion.
Felicity rushes into Dean & Deluca, where Ben is working, and apologizes for being late. Ben reminds her that she was supposed to be there an hour earlier. Felicity tries to explain about the line at the financial aid office as Ben unties his apron and hands it to her, and then walks away. Felicity asks whether he's mad, and Ben says that he is, because he's late for his first class. Couldn't they have given me, like, one episode of Ben and Felicity being happy together before bringing on the discord?