Dawson 'N' Joey Fun Times Montage. Dawson and Joey walk along the boardwalk, and Dawson does that thing where he walks along beside Joey and then flips his leg up to kick her in the ass. Hee hee! I have to confess that that made me like Dawson for a split second, because it reminded me of Stand By Me, and it's something a real teenager might actually do. Also, I still do it to my brother all the time. Joey shoves him off the boardwalk. Time-lapse fade to Dawson booting her in the ass again. Hee. As an X-chromosome informs us, "You can't take that away from me," Dawson and Joey play with a herd of poodles. Dawson and Joey get coffee, and they laugh, and they sip their coffees, and then they realize that they have each other's drink, so they trade. Get it? No, really -- do you?
Eventually, their night o' soulmating ends where it began, under the marquee at the Rialto. "I guess this is good night," Dawson says glibly, and Joey thanks him for a lovely night, even though she knows it might sound silly. Dawson says that they'll "have to do it again sometime," and they bid each other a fond goodnight. Joey starts to walk away, but then she turns around and falters, "Dawson," at the same time that he blurts out, "Joey?" He goes first: "Did something happen? On the ski trip?" Joey bargains for time: "What do you mean?" Dawson has "this feeling, this kinda unshakeable feeling" that something happened. Joey begins to look afraid as he says that she doesn't have to answer if she doesn't want to, and she asks him, "What are you asking me?" Dawson -- who, to his credit, seems to realize that he's totally out of line -- checks himself briefly, then says he's asking if she slept with Pacey. Okay, Dawson? That's none of your business. I understand the sickening urge to know what your ex is getting up to, and with whom, but you do not ask them, because you try to have a little dignity and class in your life, so shut up. Also, shut up. And then you can...shut up. Furthermore, shut up. And in conclusion, SHUT UP.