Noel sits at his desk in his counseling office. Felicity walks by the door, and stops to say hello. Felicity explains that she was just leaving the studio and thought she would stop by and say hello. Things are very awkward between them. Felicity asks about Noel's new job, and Noel says that it didn't work out, but doesn't go into more detail. Felicity says she's sorry because she knows that Noel was excited about it. Noel says that it's fine, because he has the counseling job as a backup, and "it's always good to have a backup." Extreme awkward pause as they both realize that Noel is essentially Felicity's backup. Felicity shakes her head and sighs, then says that it's going to take her a long time to understand why he told Ben. Noel says, "Me too." The entire viewing audience -- save for a few lonely Noel-worshippers -- adds, "Me too." Felicity asks why Noel did it. Noel says that he doesn't know, and that he keeps doing things where he can hear his brain telling him to stop, but he does them anyway. Felicity takes that in, and then says that she just wanted to say hi. Felicity and Noel kind of smile at each other, tentatively, and Felicity leaves. Noel smirks to himself as if to say, "Well, there's another important thing in my life that I completely ruined."
Ben passes Noel in the hallway outside the loft. They walk by each other silently, and then Noel stops to tell Ben that he's looking for another apartment, and he'll be out of there soon. Ben doesn't answer, and starts to walk away. Noel asks after Ben's father. Ben says that his dad is doing better. Noel says that's good to hear, and Ben thanks him and walks away. Noel just stares after Ben, as if realizing how completely he has messed up.
Ben walks into the hospital. He stops outside his father's room without entering, and sees his mother shaving his father's beard. They are both laughing and talking.
Cut to Ben and Sean, sitting on the couch in the loft and drinking beer. Ben says that his mom used to cut his father's hair, too, and he thinks that his mom just wanted to be close to his dad. Ben says that he wants to forgive her. Sean asks, "Your mother?" Ben says that he's talking about Felicity. Ben heaves a sigh, and then says that he's not like his mother in that respect. Ben and Sean both take a swig from their beers.