Dawson race-walks to the side of a building, slumps against it, and knocks his head against the wall, trying to catch his breath. He looks simultaneously proud of himself and like he might cry. I know that feeling, and it sucks, and Dawson deserves every flared nerve ending of it, but I have to give James Van Der Beek a bitty little prop for his acting there. Not a nostril flare in sight, for real. Impressive. ["You are fired." -- Wing Chun]
Andie, Danny, and Fab splash out of the water. Meredith Monroe, who's all wet and has a pretty cut torso, looks kind of like a female bodybuilder in this shot. Yeccchh. Suddenly, she spots Pacey and screeches to a halt, telling the guys that "there's someone that I'm not quite ready to see yet." Danny and Fab regard her blankly. "How do you say 'ex-boyfriend'?" "I understand," Fab tells her. Andie sees her opening and takes it, asking Fab if he has a girlfriend; he does. Andie makes frustrated noises. Danny and Fab exchange a look, and Fab shrugs and splashes away. Andie vents to Danny, who she thinks can't understand a word she says, and as she's blathering on about how "you guys are all the same -- doesn't matter if you're French, American, English, German, Russian, Dutch, French," she notices Danny giving her the stink-eye and demands, "What're you looking at?" "A very rude girl," Danny smirks, without a trace of an accent (or any inflection, for that matter). Andie starts to bitch him out, saying that he doesn't even know her, but then she twigs to the fact that he speaks English and understood everything she said all day. He explains that "that was a joke," and he introduces himself. Andie grumbles, "Pardon moi, just gonna to go drown myself." Danny twinkles at her. He's cute, but he can't act.
Pacey finds Joey standing around and scanning the crowd.