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Graduation (Pilot)

At her high school graduation, Felicity Porter works up the nerve to ask Ben Covington, her longtime crush, to sign her yearbook. On a whim, she decides to follow him to college in New York City, abandoning long-established plans to study medicine at Stanford. Her parents try to convince her that she is making a huge mistake, and refuse to provide her with financial support. Felicity moves into the dorm and (eventually) meets roommate Meghan, a standoffish girl with a decidedly alternative lifestyle. Her resident advisor, Noel, is much friendlier; he quickly develops romantic feelings for her. Felicity befriends Julie, an aspiring guitar player; and confesses her reasons for coming to New York to Ben. He is flattered, but understandably frightened. Felicity tells him that she has realized how strange her behavior is, and just wants to be friends. Hoping to learn more about Ben and get closer to him, she uses her job at the university's records office to read Ben's application essay.

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  • Originally Aired September 29, 1998
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Content Rating United States of America TV-14
  • Production Code F700
  • Network The WB
Name Type Role
J.J. Abrams Writer
Darnell Williams Guest Star
William Monaghan Guest Star
Greg Grunberg Guest Star
Eve Gordon Guest Star
Jean St. James Guest Star
Norma Maldonado Guest Star
Matt Reeves Director