Mr. Green launches into purple sporting prose lifted directly from the credit sequence of Wide World Of Sports, and Dawson points out that the Minutemen haven't won a game in three years, and Mr. Green says that he knows that, but the film would emphasize "not what is, but what could be," and no sooner do I mutter to myself, "Way to rip off Leni Riefenstahl," than Dawson smirks, "The Leni Riefenstahl approach. You know, the Nazis did this too." All right, I'll give the writers a modicum of credit for getting a cultural reference right for a change, but I feel I should point out that Dawson mispronounced "Riefenstahl." Mr. Green, not about to take Dawson's pretensions lying down, points out that Capra and Woody Allen also inspired people, but Dawson spots Eve outside and stops listening, and then he interrupts, "I'll do it, I'll do it -- can I go now?" He grabs his stuff and books outside after Eve, and when he and his dorky brown booties and white socks catch up to her, he informs her, "I'm warning you -- this is the last time I'm going to chase you," and then he bitches about how he doesn't want to get back into the bad habit of chasing after women. Eve, clad in a paisley Band-Aid instead of a proper top, sneers, "Oh, so you're one of those, are you?" "One of whom?" Dawson asks. "Whom"? Eve: "You know, one of those guys who spend the rest of their life [sic] comparing every relationship to their first one?" I hate to say it, but she's got a point. Dawson tries to deny doing that, and Eve says brightly, "Oh, so you're completely over her?" Dawson: "Over who?" Eve: "Nice try -- the brunette it took you all of five minutes to bring up on the bus?" Dawson wants to change the subject; Eve says, "Motion denied," and asks again if he's over Joey, and after a long moment, Dawson says too casually, "Yes." Eve doesn't buy it. Dawson asks why she asked, and she says she wanted to see if he'd tell her the truth, which he didn't, and then she says, "I like that." Huh? Dawson asks, "What else turns you on -- greed and corruption?" Oh, okay. Heh. Eve blurts out, "Sex," and backing him up against a tree (no comment), she goes on, "Sex turns me on, Dawson." Dawson observes glibly that "it tends to do that to people." Eve asks sarcastically, "And you would know -- how?" Ouch. Dawson says he will choose to ignore that slight. Eve says maybe it wasn't a slight but an invitation, and when Dawson asks what she means, she proposes "a night of scorching hot, unbridled, mind-altering sex." Um, Eve? You'll get no such thing from a sixteen-year-old boy.
Episode Report CardSars: D | 423 USERS: C+
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