At the site of the pageant, a girl in pink sweats is tap-dancing and we hear Dawson's voice asking someone to tell him about herself. A girl's voice answers that she'd like to study early education, or work with children with special needs. The camera continues to pan across a vista of contestants warming up and bumping into each other. Just when the audience thinks that this girl's ambition is quite laudable, she explains, "That means like when they're crippled or retarded, or something. Or maybe I'll become an actress or a model, because a lot of people keep telling me I'm pretty enough." The contestant yammers on as Jen and Joey appear in the doorway. Joey hisses at Jen, "Wait a minute, Dawson's doing the interviews?" Jen confidently assures her that it's just a pre-interview for the judges to see. She adds that the real contest takes place live, on the stage.
A pretty but simply dressed girl settles into the hot seat and says her name is Roberta Crump, and she's a senior at Capeside.
In another part of the room, Hannah -- wearing a very smart and quite becoming brown suit -- reviews her notes and comes upon Pacey, who asks if she'd like to see "the great Pacedini pull a rabbit out of his hat." She replies that a magic act is "appropriately juvenile" of him. Pacey says, "You know, all this sexual tension can't be good for your complexion. What do you say you and I go backstage and do something about it?" "Please, I just ate," she snots.
Back to Roberta, who is saying that she just got accepted to the music program at Juilliard, but that she's delaying her entrance for a year while she completes a tour with the Peace Corps. Okay, even those of you who haven't seen this episode, you know who's going to win the pageant, right? Okay, cool.