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NoelNot every guy is a jerk!
ElenaI didn't say every guy was a jerk, I said you are a jerk
―Felicity's her girl
Happy Birthday is the 18th episode of Season 1 of Felicity.

Synopsis

Carole Andersen is back in Julie's life. Meghan's parents come to visit. Noel's moving out. Ben's got a bookie. And Felicity has no idea what's inside Meghan's box.

Starring

Keri Russell as Felicity Porter
Scott Foley as Noel Crane
Scott Speedman as Ben Covington
Amy Jo Johnson as Julie Emrick
Tangi Miller as Elena Tyler

Recurring cast

Rob Benedict as Richard Coad
Amanda Foreman as Meghan Rotundi
Greg Grunberg as Sean Blumberg

Guest starring

Jane Kaczmarek as Carole Anderson[1]
Dash Mihok as Lynn McKennan
Brian Klugman as Guy
Nancy Lenehan as Faye Rotundi
Paul Vincent O'Connor as Walter Rotundi
Jan Schweiterman as Lewis

Co-Starring

Susan Dalian as Tina
Marina Malota as Amanda Anderson
Joey Zimmerman as Matthew Anderson

Trivia

  • Julie's having her birthday party in the dorm
  • Carole contacts Julie for selfish reasons. She doesn't want her husband to know
  • Julie briefly meets her sister in Carole's office and sees her father for the first time, from afar
  • Felicity tells Noel not to leave, in a speech that mirrors his to Felicity when she was considering leaving
  • Ben buys Julie a used guitar for her birthday with his gambling money, but lies to her about where they came from
  • Meghan's parents look in "Felicity's box". Apparently the contents can't be disposed of?!

Music

superstition | STEVIE WONDER
elena, felicity and julie hang out
suspicion | R.E.M.
noel found a place; ben places a bet
clear blue day | AMY JO JOHNSON
julie plays at epstein
head | TIN STAR
julie's party starts
more than this | ROXY MUSIC
ben gives a speech and julie makes a wish

Notes and references

  1. Jane Kaczmarek's then real-life husband, Bradley Whitford, cameos as Julie's biological father, Tom