Previously on Dawsons Creek, Bessie complains about her "way too" pregnancy, Bodie gets up in Gramss face, Grams and Bessie face off, Pacey and TaMAHra totally dont keep their relationship "strictly teacher-student."
Sanctum Dawsonorum. "The End" appears in curlicue writing on the TV screen. Joey "Days Of Spine And Roses" Potter, clad in a tomboyish pair of overall shorts, says with zero emotion, "Okay. Great movie. Thanks a lot. I gotta go." Dawson "Forehead Primeval" Leery protests, and Joey says she really cant stay -- Bessie "Babycakes" Potter is due any minute. Dawson says that Bodie can take care of Bessie, and besides, theyve only watched one movie -- they never watch just one movie on movie night. Joey says limply, "Well, first time for everything," and Jen "Wee Wee Wee All The Way Home" Lindley pipes up from her chair on the other side of Dawsons bed, "Huh, a night of firsts all around." Jen has her hair barretted to the side, and it actually looks cute, but that doesnt stop Joey from biting her head off: "What are you talking about?" Jen, momentarily flummoxed, stammers, "Im talking about the obvious, which I know weve all tried our best to ignore, but its easy to see that Ive intruded on a very personal ritual here, and clearly my presence is making you uncomfortable," and as Jen speaks, Joey advances towards her with her arms folded across her chest and her face set in stony disapproval. Jen gets up and tells Joey to stay and watch another movie -- shell go. Joey rolls her eyes. Dawson says, "No, Jen, you dont have to do that," and Jen says, "No, its okay -- I mean, you and I have decided to slow things down, so Im sure that a few hours apart wont kill us," adding, "Grams has kinda been on the warpath, meaning once she sees Joey leave, theres no way shes gonna trust you and I [sic] alone, so, so I should go." Joey summons just enough grace to say in an extremely grudging tone of voice, "Well, dont leave on my account -- I mean, Im not interested in ruining anyones evening." Jen tells her that its not her and she shouldnt take it personally. Dawson, feigning ignorance to the unresolved tension, claps his hands and says, "Great, so, next issue -- what to watch," like, buck up little camper! Not about to let it drop, Jen points out that if she and Joey both stay, it leaves them "stuck in the same uncomfortable position weve been in all night," and Dawson flops back on the pillows and comments that, from where he sits, neither of them can stay, regardless of whether the other one leaves, and since he lives there, that seems to leave "only one option," and on cue both girls say, "Night, Dawson," and as he sputters, "Wait a minute," Joey climbs out the window and Jen goes down the stairs. Dawson grumbles, "Movie night -- way too complicated," and fondles the remote.