Dawson and Mary Beth have re-joined Jen and Cliff, and are standing at the foot of the ferris wheel. A free car opens up, and Mary Beth commandeers Cliff and tells him to ride with her because they've "hardly chatted all night." Jen looks annoyed. Heh.
At Bessie's Bastard Barn, Joey and Pacey have changed into dry clothes. Pacey reminds her that she never answered his question of how well she did on the midterm. He adds that he knows she's a little embarrassed, so to "remove the stigma," he tells her his grade. She demurs, so he offers to guess: "Fifty-eight? Thirty-eight? Eighteen?" Exasperated, she admits, "Ninety-eight." Pacey doesn't understand, and says, "Nine-eight? Which was it, nine or eight?" She says it was both of them. He asks her to explain why she was doing extra credit if her grade was so high. Joey launches into a pretty long-winded monologue that boils down to her being dissatisfied with the circumstances of her life, and recognizing that the only way for her to improve her situation is through academic achievements, so she needs to get the best grades possible in order to win a scholarship and get the hell out of Capeside. Word. Pacey tells her that she'll make it out of Capeside, and when she does, she can send him postcards in care of wherever he's tending bar. Joey tells him that he'll get out too. The scene was actually very sweet, and captured the intimacy and mutual respect that would underlie a relationship of that many years' standing -- even a relationship that tended to be adversarial.