Outside, Joey asks shyly why Pacey didn't want to "show his wallet in there." He lies again that it's back at the lodge, but Joey cuts him off: "It's in your pocket." Busted, he hands over his wallet; Joey opens it up, and Durex gets a product placement. Pacey sighs. Joey hands the wallet back, shrugs sadly, and walks past him. Okay, I don't see a problem here; just because he has a condom doesn't automatically mean that he expects her to put out. He's just prepared in case they get carried away some night and she changes her mind. Anyway, he purses his lips in frustration and turns to follow her as we go to commercial.
Nikki is still on? Well, good for them. I guess.
Capeside Memorial Hospital. Dawson slouches into the chapel and finds Grams sitting quietly by herself. He hesitates at the entrance to the pew, then sits beside her with a heavy sigh; she gives him a vintage Grams "well, this sucks, now, doesn't it" smile. Dawson, in a tone of mild surprise: "I don't know why I'm here." Grams: "Well, that's as good a reason as any." Heh. Did Grams come there to pray? "Ohhh, yes. And also for the quiet." When she prays, what does she pray for? It depends: "I pray for those who I love, for those who are no longer with me what about you?" Dawson turns away from her and flares his nostrils; the back of his hair juts off of his head like a toupee. If he'd just cut it short in the back, he'd have the beginnings of a not-terrible hairstyle. Anyway, Dawson admits that he hasn't prayed in years, and when he did, "it was more of a wish -- something I wanted but couldn't say out loud." "If you could say it out loud what would you want?" Grams asks. Dawson's eyes fill; he has no idea whether to pray for Mr. Brooks to wake up and start making sarcastic comments, or for him to die, "to ease his suffering." He keeps looking for a sign, "something to confirm my instincts." "What do your instincts tell you?" Grams asks gloomily, almost as if she fears the answer. Dawson, trying not to cry: "To keep waiting." Grams regards him gently and says, "Then that's what we'll do. Together." Dawson looks at her. Sad piano. This storyline is detestable, but both actors did well with that scene.