Inside the school, Chris falls in step with Abby "Sy Snootles" Morgan; both are holding audition flyers. Chris asks whether Abby is going to try out for Dawson's movie. Abby snorts, "Participate in Dawson Leery's lame home video project? Doubtful. Why, are you?" Chris says, "I was thinking about it. I got the audition piece; I was looking through it. He's got financing [$1250, Dawson's half, is not movie "financing"]. It's going to do the festival circuit [no, it bloody isn't]. It'd be an opportunity for some Hollywood-type exposure [N.O.T.]." Abby says, "Yeah, right. Are you having delusions of Brad Pitt-itis?" Chris is undeterred: "I think I'd make a pretty good actor, actually. [I disagree, and I have evidence.] And actors get action. I foresee a non-stop party. [Yeah, because the number of groupies that hang around no-budget movies filmed on Cape Cod is just gigantic.] I was thinking maybe you and I could read together." "You and me?" says Abby. "Come on. We could have some serious chemistry. Come on. Audition with me." "Salivate elsewhere," says Abby huskily. "I couldn't be less interested." Whatever.
Back outside at the picnic table, Jack "Gay as a Picnic Basket" McPhee is sneaking up behind Joey. Jack looks over her shoulder at the sketch and says, "Wow." Joey snaps her arms over the pad and says, "Don't. Look." Jack says, "I've seen a naked guy before, Joey." KR finishes for him, "'Because I am gay.'" Joey says, "Yeah, but not drawn with the talent of a second-grader. Trust me, I'm doing your eyes a favour." Jack tickles her until she's forced to remove her arms, and she smiles in a way that proves she'd wanted to show him all along, which was endearing. Jack says, "Wow, it's a good use of light and dark, especially around the side. I mean, it's very dramatic. Shading's excellent." Joey suspiciously asks, "Really?" Jack says, "Yeah! The lines are strong; everything seems to be in proportion. You did a real nice --" and then knocks over his glass of chocolate milk on the sketch. Joey jumps up in distress. Jack immediately starts apologizing and trying in vain to clean up. Joey says, "I've gotta go," and takes off.
Very quick cut to the school auditorium, where we get a montage of terrible readers auditioning for Dawson's movie, intercut with Dawson and Jen looking increasingly bored and stunned. I find it hard to believe that the school administration would allow school property to be used for a project which has nothing whatever to do with the school, but whatever.