In Grams's kitchen, Ty "Tiresome" Hicks is wrapping Dawson's birthday present. Jen "My Bologna Has a First Name" Lindley makes some stupid comment about how they can add arts and crafts to his list of hidden talents. She goes to the sink, and then looks at his back for a moment, and he says he can feel her looking at him, and I ask Glark to go get me some Alka-Seltzer. They go on in this revolting line of inquiry for too long, and then start to smooch until Ty cuts it short with, "Morning. Kitchen Grams." Jen looks non-plussed.
Out on the docks, Joey is wearing a coat and a toque and commenting that it's so cold that she wishes it would snow. Hm, wonder where that came from, when just two weeks ago she was wearing t-shirts. Anyway, she asks Dawson if he remembers the way, when they were kids, they'd make a wish on the first snowflake. Dawson remembers feeling hopeful then. Joey says hope is good, and asks what he's hoping for. Dawson says he hopes they can get back to the way they were. Joey agrees, and says she's been working on getting their friendship back on track. Dawson stops her and, in full-on exuberant mode, says, "I'm not talking about just the friendship, Joey." Joey sighs and visibly steels herself for the awkward exchange which is sure to follow that opener. Dawson, predictably, goes on in willful ignorance of her "shut up" body language: "I can't deny the truth, which is plainly and simply, I want more. I want you back." "Dawson --" Joey says, trying to stop him before he gets too worked up, but it doesn't work, as he continues: "I was so confused last night, and then I finally realized the only thing that makes sense to me is you. And I know that it's still there between us -- I felt it during the whole Jack saga and I feel it right now, and I know that you feel it too because we're soulmates, Joey. You and I are meant to be. Period. The end. Cue happy ending music." Joey by now is shaking her head rapidly and with some irritation, she says, "No. Look, Dawson, do you remember why we broke up in the first place? It wasn't about you at all and it certainly wasn't about Jack. It was me. How I have things that I needed to figure out." Dawson says, "That you were willing to figure out with Jack but not with me." Exasperated, Joey says, "No, Dawson, we can't talk about this -- you know why." Dawson is all up in her face and angrily says, "Joey, if you and I were not meant to be together, then I don't know anything." And since he feels that a little non sequitur is the last element missing from this delightful exchange, he adds, "I wouldn't count on snow today."