The gym. Dawson and Eve make out behind the screen. Eve unbuttons Dawson's shirt as Dawson suggests relocating to a janitor's closet instead. More making out. Long story short, Dawson's butt (not naked, praise the Lord) sets off the screen controls, and the scrim lifts to reveal Dawson, half shirtless, and Eve, wearing only a bra, to the entire school. Everyone begins to hoot and cheer, the football team rises to give them a standing ovation, and as Jen and Jack start laughing hysterically, the band launches into the Rocky theme (heh). The Flash and Mr. Green stare at Dawson and then sort of laugh as Dawson makes a nice recovery and takes a bow with Eve. Then he sees Joey staring at him from the audience; as he catches her eye, she looks down, then back up at him coldly. His huge face falls. Cut to commercial.
The empty, litter-strewn auditorium. Dawson sits glumly in his XXXL clothing at the edge of the stage. Eve approaches, sits beside him, and asks, "Are you ready?" Dawson says he'll probably just catch a ride home, and they proceed to have more or less the same conversation that they did in the previous episode, to wit that if Dawson ever gets around to having sex, he wants it to mean something. Eve says that sex for its own sake isn't a bad reason to sleep with someone, but Dawson holds his ground in saying that, for him, it is the wrong reason. Not a terribly realistic sentiment coming from a sixteen-year-old boy, true, but still, sort of a sweet one, and one I should have kept better sight of a few times my own self. And I hesitate to say it, but the writers actually made Dawson somewhat likable in this week's episode. Anyhow, Eve tells him her last name -- "Whitman" -- but balks at giving up her digits.