Sidelines. Principal Green's box held the Minuteman Mule costume, and now Joey and Pacey argue over who gets the front end of the mascot and who gets the back end. Pacey says he tends "to get a little carsick in back seats." Joey puts the mascot's head on Pacey.
Andie delivers a heartfelt speech of apology to Principal Green. The camera pans slowly around her and her extra-crispy bangs in extreme close-up as she compares Pacey to a light pouring into her mind and says that "just as suddenly, the room got dark again, in my mind, I mean." Andie begins to cry. She admits that she went to a Bed-And-Breakdown (tm Sarahnova) over the summer, and although she got better, she lost Pacey, whom she calls "my soulmate." Gah. She compares the experience to having her "heart literally ripped from" her body; she does not explain why, if she felt so bad about losing Pacey, she acted like she couldn't have cared less in the previous episode, but she does say that she felt "cold and empty, my future slipping away." She didn't want to lose her life too, so she freaked out and stole the test and cheated on it, and she knows she messed up. "Now all I can ask for is your compassion," she finishes quietly, and the camera cuts to her standing in front of a mirror. She wrings her hands and walks out of the room. All righty, then.