"There you are," she says, sounding relieved. "And here we go," Pacey says, taking her grimly by the elbow. She asks what he's doing, and he says he's doing them both a favor and taking them home, and she grouches, "And you don't even ask me if I wanna go?" A bit of back-and-forth over whether she's having "a fun time," and Pacey says that if she looks this way when she's enjoying herself, then she must not have enjoyed herself on the boat, "because you never once looked like this." "And you never once behaved like this," Joey says, starting to get angry. "And just how am I behaving?" he asks glumly. She says she can't decide between "asinine, immature child and arrogant, infantile boyfriend," and he starts to walk off, saying that he didn't want to come in the first place, and she snipes in an "uh duh" tone that "well, then you shouldn't have come." He wheels around to stare at her. She does a "what?" shrug. "Yeah -- I guess you woulda loved that, huh?" Pacey sneers, saying that then she'd have had plenty of time to "square things away with" Dawson, as she puts it. Joey reminds him that "dealing with Dawson is a reality" for her, for both of them; Pacey reminds her that Dawson hates him and he can't fix that. "Well, you could try," Joey shouts. "I don't want to!" Pacey shouts back. Good for you, Pacey. I mean, finally. "Well, I do, and I'm sorry if you have a problem with that!" Joey wails. "You're damn right I have a problem with that!" Pacey thunders -- don't we all, my brother -- and adds that she hasn't even unpacked from their trip and already she's trying to reconcile with Dawson. She admits that she's had Dawson "on [her] mind," but it doesn't mean what Pacey thinks it means. Pacey doesn't know, or care, what it means, but he's watched her get more and more preoccupied every day of the past week, "and I'm tired of it, and it better stop!" He walks away from her again. Joey sets her jaw and snaps, "You better watch who you're ordering around, Pacey -- we aren't on the boat and we haven't been for a day!" NOW the spine comes out? The hell? Why couldn't she have said those words to Dawson last season? Pacey grumbles that she shouldn't kid herself: "You got off that boat long before the two of us did." She demands to know what he means by that. "You're a smart girl, Jo -- you can figure it out," he tells her, and takes off. She purses her lips angrily and watches him go.
Episode Report CardSars: C | 333 USERS: C+
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