Witterschloss. Pacey "Sir Gawain" Witter looks at Gretchen's outfit and says "no" about a dozen times. Gretchen cracks on him, of all people, for "offering a fashion opinion." Pacey, sporting his customary Mondrian-inspired Hawaiian shirt over a henley top, responds that "that is not a going-out-of-the-house outfit." There's more back-and-forth on the subject, with Pacey wanting Gretchen to wear something baggier "that hides the human form." The non-funniness of the protective-brother routine aside, Gretchen's outfit -- a cropped magenta split-neck top with bell sleeves, paired with khaki hiphuggers cut so low that one sneeze puts her in the proverbial crack den -- does make her boobs look gigantic. Gretchen manages to change the subject to Pacey's plans for the evening, which he describes as "another night of being the perfect boyfriend." Tough job, very few rewards, blah. "True love waits," Gretchen truisms. "And waits, and waits," Pacey mutters. Gretchen calls him on that and asks what's up. He denies that there's anything up. Gretchen needles him. He resists. A horn honks outside, saving him, and Gretchen grabs her sweater-coat and beats it out of there.
McPhee Manor. "Here He Comes Now, Say, Tobey" Tobey stands on the lawn, staring at the front door and looking apprehensive. The camera pans around to show Jack "Big Top Pee-Wee" McPhee returning from his morning run. Tobey snides about how he should have known that Jack's "the type that jogs." "What type is that, exactly?" Jack pants, pulling off his headphones. Tobey continues to crack on Jack as "the country-club-family type," albeit in a nicer tone of voice than usual. I really had high hopes for Tobey after the last episode, but he doesn't appear to have learned anything; plus, his hair looks like it got blown onto his head from behind somehow. It's really weird, and quite bad. Jack, also not winning any awards in the hair department (his 'do has that weird plasticky Hair-Club-For-Men-weave thing going on), gruffs, "Tobey, what're you doing here?" "I've come to proposition you," Tobey Freudian-slips, then hastily assures Jack that it's "merely a turn of phrase" before pitching him on the idea of joining an after-school tutoring program, because "[he] can read." Jack snorts that that makes him feel special. Tobey tells Jack to "check [his] attitude at the door and let's get serious for a minute." Then Tony Robbins bounds onto the set and urges Jack to walk barefoot over a bed of hot coals. Oh, wait, actually Tobey reminds Jack that he likes working with kids, and these kids need his help. Jack says he's not interested in a repeat of the soccer thing. Tobey says that everyone at "the Council" knows that he's gay: "It's not an issue." Jack is still lukewarm on the idea; Tobey tells him to come by if he changes his mind. Jack heads into the house; cut to a lovestruck Tobey watching him go, and the sound of the door slamming. Now that's what I call foreshadowing!