Sigma Delta Quota Fraternity. Jack tells Blossom that he's not sure how he feels about the whole quota-filling thing. Blossom shrugs and tells him that all the brothers really like him, and, really, they're all filling some kind of quota. "That's why Sigmas kick butt," he says. That doesn't even make any sense. Anyway, Blossom tells Jack that he's "the one that [they] want." Ooh, ooh, ooh, honey! Jack just wonders if they all understand "the reality" of his gayosity. He tells Blossom that when his boyfriend comes to visit, he'll be sleeping with Jack, there in the house. And showering, there in the house. "Jack, Tobey is welcome," Blossom insists. "Even if you don't live in the house, and he needs a place to crash, this is his home, too. That's what it means to be a brother." Jack smiles at this, and accepts his bid. Cue much backslapping and hugging and being carried around on shoulders.
Liberty Hell Restaurant. Hey, I forgot about this entire plot line! I wish the writers would. Anyway, Danny the Chef takes a look at the giant pile of potatoes over which Pacey has been slaving, and throws them all away. Pacey is appalled. "Why did you waste my time and your money having me do that?" he asks. Danny ignores him, but gives him another tuber to slice. This one is a $1,200 white truffle. See, Danny wants to make sure that Pacey can chop correctly before he gives him an expensive foodstuff to tackle. Or something. I guess it's only important that Pacey understands, which he seems to. Danny then explains that Crabby Karen "has more discipline and motivation than a slack-ass like [Pacey] will ever have. But this isn't kick-boxing. And that's why [he] gave [Pacey] this job instead of her." A light bulb goes on over Pacey's head as he realizes that Karen treats him like crap because she wanted his job. No one else cares.
Joey comes back to The Worthington Dormitory For Well-Bred Young Ladies to find Dawson sitting on the steps, waiting for her. He asks how her weekend was. "Strange and unusual. How about yours?" Joey asks, taking her mail out of her box. "Strange and unpleasant," Dawson admits, and tells her that he "alienated [his] parents and set [himself] adrift on a sea of uncertainty. So what else is new?" Joey ambles over and looks at him sympathetically. Dawson asks her to tell him that he made the right choice. She tells him that she can't. "Damn," Dawson says. "But I can tell you this," Joey says, "there is no 'right' or 'wrong,' just the consequences of your actions." Dawson looks thoughtful for a second. "What the hell does that mean?" he asks. Joey grins and tells him that her sociology professor said it in class last week, and she thought it was profound at the moment. Dawson wonders gloomily if he ought to just go back to the airport. Joey shakes her head. "We can't seem to get you on that plane," Joey reminds him. "You're like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man." Wow, burn. She smiles, though, and pokes him, and offers to buy him a cup of coffee. The two of them walk off, talking about Capeside. As Joey tells Dawson that "it's true, you can never go home again," we cut to the Flash, coming out of the market with a double scoop of ice cream and a bag of groceries.