Grams at the kitchen table of the Ryan Home For Wayward Sexualized-Too-Young Girls And Alternatively-Lifestyled Boys. Enter Jen "Delusions Of Garofalo" Lindley, clad in her game-day gear: torn fishnets, abbreviated cheerleader uniform, and crimptastic hairstyle. Grams gives her guff about her attire, accusing her of "degrading [her] team colors," and Jen comes back with a pseudo-feminist slam on the entire concept of cheerleading and adds, "I'm making a statement." What statement, exactly -- "whoever issued a patent to the inventor of the crimping iron owes us all an apology"? Grams sniffs, "You're making a mockery," and goes back to doing the jumble. Jen confesses that she doesn't know how much more of the whole school-spirit gig she can take, and Grams lectures her on how the school needs Jen's "leadership and verve" for the important game they have coming up, remarking that, when she wore the Capeside colors, she relished the chance to show her team spirit. Jen gathers up her bookbag and says, "Grams, I hate to break it to you, but you were showing off a bit more than just team spirit." Shut up, Jen. Grams scowls.
In the hallway at Capeside High, cheerleaders wander around with their hair in multi-ponytailed 'dos, carrying blue and yellow balloons and squealing. Joey frowns at them and smoothes her hair. Behind her, Pacey hides behind a cardboard cutout of the Capeside Minuteman (no comment), making it appear to "walk" alongside Joey, and she gives the cutout a strange look but keeps walking, and after a moment, Pacey drops the cutout and mocks the cheerleaders by shriek in a falsetto, "Like, oh my god, go team, ah ha ha ha ha!" It sounds dumb, but it was actually pretty funny. Joey laughs and says, "For a minute, I thought you had been possessed by these school-spirit creatures from the planet Overzealous." Pacey says he's considering "making a run for it before the pods hatch," and invites Joey to cut class with him, and she pretends to consider it but then sarcastically declines. Pacey asks, "What if I told you there was [sic] a mission to my madness?" Joey asks if he's serious, and Pacey uses a French accent (don't ask, because I just don't know) to request Joey's presence for a "pressing appointment," but he won't tell her exactly what it entails. She orders him to tell her. He won't, and she says she won't come if he won't tell her what he has planned, and he teases her some more, adding that she has ten seconds to take a chance and come with him. Of course, she decides to go. Pacey makes fun of her for breaking down after only six seconds: "I thought you'd last at least eight." Joey snaps, "I loathe you!" and follows him. Oh, yeah -- those two will totally hook up.