Previously on DC, Joey wonders aloud why Jen wont have sex with Dawson, Dawson tells Joey that Jen wants to, Jen tells Dawson how much she likes him, Dawson tells Jen he wants more, Gale tells The Flash she cheated on him, and Jen confesses to Dawson the real reason her parents packed her off to Capeside.
Sanctum Dawsonorum. Dawson "Foreheads Dead, Baby -- Foreheads Dead" Leery flips through the channels and cant find anything; after attempting to watch scrambled porn (Sars Maalox Scorecard: 13 seconds), he settles on the product-placed American Movie Classics channel. A moment later, Joey "Hollywood & Spine" Potter climbs in through the window; she has elaborate dark circles made up under her eyes, and she refers to a guy who went on a killing spree and got acquitted after claiming sleep deprivation and says she thinks she needs to call that guys lawyer. Dawson laughs, "Let me guess -- Bessie and Bodies new addition still pulling a day for night?" Joey says her sister "gave birth to Rosemarys baby," she hasnt slept in days, her GPA "is taking a nosedive," and last week she got caught "in a pool of drool in European History." Dawson tells her just to "crash here," and Joey asks, "You sure?" and Dawson says, "Yeah," waving his hand breezily before adding, "No drooling, though." Joey mocks Dawsons predilection for old movies and suggests that he watch something more recent, and Dawson complains that hes seen everything in the video store twice and cant find anything on television. Joey looks at the movie playing on AMC and points out, "Dawson, Gary Coopers kind of a snoozer," and Dawson sits up and says, "Exactly. See, in the forties you could be a well-intentioned geek and still end up with the girl," neglecting to add that not having a forehead the size of Ayers Rock probably helped Gary Coopers cause more than a little bit, and Joey rolls her eyes as Dawson goes on, "What ever happened to the standard Gary Cooper types, you know? Likable but not too self-involved, smart without being arrogant? I mean, come on, what happened to that guy?" When he turns to Joey for an answer, shes already fallen asleep -- as I would have myself, except that Dawsons non-subtly non-veiled description of himself as "not too self-involved" had me hurling into a bucket -- and Dawson makes a wry face and goes back to watching Gary "Not Dawson" Cooper.
Credits. Cat proceeding tail-first through meat grinder.
Oh, kill me now. Fade up in the kitchen of the No-Fault Hacienda. Gale "Poof Troop" Leery asks, "So -- big meeting with the investors this morning?" as Mitch "The Flash" Leery, clad in a suit that his biceps threaten to burst out of, butters a piece of toast and says, "Uh huh -- youre interviewing the police commissioner, right?" and Gale says, "At ten," and nervously tells The Flash how great he looks, and he very sincerely says, "So do you." "Thanks," she says, and he says, "You are welcome," and then they make a big point of nearly colliding in front of the butcher block, so I guess they dont want to get too close to each other or whatever.