The nervy fan, of course, is referring to the winter cliffhanger that closed out the first half of Felicity's season in December. (For those who missed it, Molly's loopy ex-beau opened fire at Felicity's holiday mixer.) Although critics called the violent climax a cheap stunt that was beneath the show's dignity, there's no denying its ratings-boosting, buzz-intensifying impact.
"It's nice to be on a show that people give a s--- about," Foley admits, adding that he hopes the WB is "as smart as we all hope they are" and renews the resurgent dramedy for a fourth season. "There's not another show on the network that has gotten the publicity we have this season, because of our ratings and the quality of the show... So I hope they pick it up."
Foley also has a subtle suggestion for those fans disheartened that Felicity (Keri Russell) chose brooding Ben (Scott Speedman) over his nerdy Noel: Don't underestimate the power of a 4.0 GPA. The popular, albeit polarizing, Ben/Felicity/Noel triangle will again take shape in coming weeks and there's a big surprise in store. But come on, does Noel really have a shot? Hints Foley: "Unless he's in jail or shoots Felicity, I think there's pretty much a chance." Hmmm... Is there a clue in there?