Air date: 5/22/2002
If you are among the legions of viewers dissatisfied with the Felicity finale, try to take some solace in the fact that this ending was not what the writers intended. It turns out that the original 17 episode order for the final season was extended to 22 after the failure of a new show. This led to a strange arc involving time travel to an alternate timeline, effectively resetting the season—not standard for teen dramas. Many of the show's faithful prefer to view the season's seventeenth episode, "The Graduate," as the series finale and write off the magic spells and time travel as a bad dream.