Back over at the Bureau of Crossed Signals, Dawson asks Joey what they've learned "from tonight's 90210 evening." Oh, a pop-cultural reference -- how very ironic and amusing! Well, except for the "ironic" part. And the "amusing" part. Joey says they've learned that they should stay home on Saturday nights and watch movies from now on, "because the rewind on the remote of the movie of life does not work," and she giggles. Dawson observes bitterly that that plan shouldn't pose a problem since he's "officially ruined it with Jen -- it's officially over." Joey, trying to shine the light of reason on the situation: "It never began, Dawson." Dawson laments that he does feel like the creature in his movie; his life has no balance, only extremes, and "nothing is just okay," but Joey cuts him off with, "I'm too tired to philosophize, Dawson." Dawson asks her to chain him to his bed the next time he gets like this, and she saucily asks if she can use the leather straps, and he says, "Not until you explain the Crisco," and Joey laughs at his utter obtuseness, and then they look up and see Jen up ahead of them, making a purchase from a salt-water-taffy cart (yes, a salt-water-taffy cart, and no, I have no idea either). Dawson asks what he should do. Joey shrugs: "Your call." Dawson decides to put his other foot dead in it, and Joey registers doubt, but Dawson sort of says "what the hell" and asks if he can "bag on" Joey, and she says, "Yeah, you can bag," and he asks her to wish him luck, and she says, "Good luck, Dawson. I hope you get your kiss."
Joey walks in another direction as Dawson shyly approaches Jen. Jen looks out over the moonlit water. Silence for a moment; then Jen says over her shoulder, "I'm beginning to feel like your TV set." Huh? Dawson, apologetically: "I didn't know what to say." Jen, snidely: "A first." She turns around, inhales, and tells him, "I am really angry, Dawson." That strikes me as a strange reaction -- "weirded out" I could see, but "really angry" doesn't seem warranted. Dawson just murmurs, "I know." Jen asks what he wants from her, and Dawson says, with an air of offended entitlement, "I want to know what's going on between us." Jen, pre-crying, asks if he wants that question answered tonight, and Dawson apologizes for his earlier behavior, saying, "I got scared -- scared I was becoming the friend," and Jen says very sarcastically, "Oh god, the friend, how awful," and Dawson lectures her, "It is awful.