Oh, hello, wacky subplot. Andie gives the Frenchmen the tour. Faux flirting compliments of Fab. It comes to light that Danny only talks "when he wants." Fab "come[s] from Paris." Andie waxes clichéd about the City of Lights. Danny mutters, "S'il vous plait, me présentez à votre ami sous-utilisé Jack." Okay, he doesn't. He does say something fromage-errific about Andie knowing Paris in her heart, which Fab dutifully translates. Hmmm. Anyone else get the feeling that Fab has just become la cinquième roue?
Cut to a Voyager film reel of Mars from extremely close up -- oh, no, it's just Dawson in the red glare of his darkroom. His parents built him a darkroom? Who eats at that crappy restaurant, the Sultan of Brunei? "So how'd she look?" he asks. Jen warns him, "Dawson," and shakes her head all bad-dog-no-biscuit. "It's a question," Dawson says too-casually. Jen turns her attention back to a proof: "She looked great." "Great. Great!" Dawson says all Sunday-school-teacher, and then he asks if Jen's sure Joey "didn't grow a hump" or come down with a hideous skin disorder or something. Okay, Dawson's dialogue here sounds really off-putting, but it's actually kind of funny and at least semi-realistic. Jen starts laughing and asks if that means Dawson doesn't want to see Joey. "I didn't say that," Dawson says, stirring developer. Good, Jen says, because she invited Joey to join them at the Dive-In. Dawson laughs sarcastically, "You -- how very thoughtful of you," and hangs up a print. Jen reminds him that he'll have to get the "awkward intros" over with eventually. "What ever happened to the natural progression of things?" Dawson asks, and Jen says that Joey naturally came over and she naturally invited Joey along. Dawson, worried: "So is what's-his-name gonna be there?" Jen says no, he and Joey "are taking the night off," so Dawson and Joey can have a conversation and "decide to remain friends forever, no matter what happens," like, oh no, they've gotten to Jen too. At least she didn't say the word "soulmates." Yet, anyway. Dawson asks why Jen's "so resolute about this," and it comes out that Jen feels responsible for Dawson finding out and getting hurt, and Dawson nicely tells her, "The only thing you're responsible for is helping me have arguably the best summer of my life." Dawson actually behaves like a human being in this scene, and I don't quite know what to do with that, so let's move on.