Joey tells him that she saw him herself, at the restaurant, but, when confronted, Jen "unraveled like a cheap suit." Pacey hypothesizes that Jen's shame over betraying him explains her absence of late, but Joey explains that Jen has "met a boy." The look at each other, all cute and awkward. "Good for her," Pacey says. More staring. "So I guess, um, [Jen] told you about these Sunday dinners we've been having," Joey offers. Pacey shifts. "Um, yeah. I seem to remember something to that effect." Joey tells him that the dinners are nice, "because it's easy to get lost in the big city." Pacey agrees. "You don't have the stars to guide you," he points out. Joey tells him he ought to come to one of the dinners, sometime, and Pacey drops his voice and tells her that he'll "try and do that." Joey fiddles with her sleeves and hems and haws and finally tells him that she would hate if he skipped the dinners because of "anything to do with [her]." Pacey looks at her quizzically. "Or this thing we shared, called 'a romance,'" Joey offers, half-smiling. "You know. It ended really badly? And there was bitterness? And tears? And recriminations?" Pacey smiles at her. "Yeah, I think I remember that," he says. "We dated once, right?" Joey screws up her face in mock consternation. "Yeah, we did, didn't we? But, you know, I've practically forgotten, now that I've slept with half the football team." Pacey grins, and helps her over toward the wheel of the boat. "Just half?" he asks. "I think that shows incredible restraint on your part." Joey tells him that she had to save the other half for her roommate. Pacey sits down, after sticking his butt in the camera for a nice, long shot, and asks about Audrey. They get to talking, comfortably, complete with banter about small spaces and snoring. Joey, sitting by the wheel, tells him that she read something for class recently about how, soon, humans may be able to regrow brain cells. "I think what it means is some point in the not so distant future, it may be possible to forget all the bad stuff and just remember the good," she offers, shyly. Pacey tells her he thinks that's already possible. They smile at each other, and Joey tells him that she wants to know all about the boat. "This is one mother of a boat," she says, grinning at him. Aww. Joey and Pacey 4EVA! Wow, I have no idea where that came from. It's just refreshing to see actors who appear to be having some small measure of fun with each other, instead of looking like they're about two seconds away from throwing themselves in front of a truck wearing a "Teen Suicide" t-shirt.
Episode Report CardJessica: C | 478 USERS: B-
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