Anyway, they argue. Gale says she's worried that Dawson will get hurt, because Gretchen "might actually be in a different place in her life." Dawson says it's not like that. Gale isn't sure. Dawson flares his nostrils and says that he is sure, and "it really doesn't matter" what Gale thinks, because it's his life and his relationship; he goes on to say that if Gale wants to exert "last-minute maternal control" over her child, she'll "have to wait 'til the next one," and on that note, he flounces out. As I've said about a hundred times before, my mother would have slapped me black and blue for talking to her like that, but -- well, see above. Gale sighs all dramatically.
Mini-golf course. Anna stresses over a putt. Drue complains. Joey hisses at him. Pacey advises Anna on her shot, and Joey again gives him the furry eyeball while Drue whinges some more about another date he has later and not wanting to stay out all night with "you skeeves" and blah blangety blick. Joey snatches his cell phone away from him, and when he snarks at her, she threatens to reheat the whup-ass she served him in the storage room if he doesn't make nice with Anna. Drue thinks she means that he should act "more like Pacey," and Joey says that it "wouldn't hurt," and Drue strums the jealousy mandolin, pointing out that Pacey "does seem to be enjoying himself, doesn't he?" Joey looks sad. Just then, Anna gets her ball into the hole (no comment), squeals, "I did it!" and runs over to give Pacey a big hug. Drue snarks. Joey sulks.
A school building. Inside, Jack stands in the doorway, waiting to get Tobey's attention. Tobey gets up and greets him with a nice smile (yay) and a stupid comment involving Jack Sprat (sigh -- please shut up, Tobey). Jack informs him with a dry chuckle, "I did not come down here to be your whipping boy, Tobey [awww, man], so check the attitude at the door please, and let's get serious for a second." "Clever," Tobey smirks. "All that and sass, too. Maybe you are one of the tribe after all." Tobey, Tobey, Tobey. Please. Shut up. Tobey explains the deal with the tutoring: Jack reads with the kids and helps them sound out words, "but mostly just be nice to 'em." Jack says he can do that. "I know," Tobey says affably. Jack looks up, startled. Tobey says that's why he asked Jack down there.