This hug cues up a long, fuzzy-lensed hugging montage. Jack, Jen, and Grams hug Joey and Dawson and Audrey and Gale. Multiple times. Grams, in one moment, toys with an orange, dried strand of Joey's hair. I like to think that she's telling Joey to make an appointment with Miss Clairol. Eventually, a Yellow Cab pulls up, and Jack and Jen and Grams load up. "We love you," Jen calls to the group. Grams climbs into the cab, but Jen stands for a moment and looks around. "What is this feeling?" she asks. "It seems like everything is getting smaller and smaller. It's still there, but I can't touch it," she says. Jack smiles at her. "It's called goodbye," he says. As he gets into the car, Jen gazes down toward the dock, where Harley, George, and Patrick are wrassling. And then she climbs into the cab, and leaves the way she came.
Over at the restaurant bar, Pacey is still flirting with Kristy Livingstone. She has to leave, she says, but she slips him her digits. "You should call me," she says, and he tells her that he will. Just as she leaves, Joey enters the bar. She's impressed that he finally managed to impress the legendary Ms. Livingstone, and then helps out the rest of the viewing audience by explaining that Kristy represents all the high school girls he never thought he could land, due to his alleged loserosity. She snarks -- nicely enough -- that when all the "normal girls" such as herself, Jen, Andie, and Audrey told him over and over again that he wasn't a loser, it didn't mean anything. And with that, she picks up her to-go order and turns to leave. Pacey wonders how the shoot is going. "It's not too late to find out for yourself," she tells him. "I'm not going to eat all those fine words I said the other day. I actually believe them," he responds. But he'd like her to take this giant envelope of cash to Dawson. "It's not everything, but it's everything I could get in one day. I'll get the rest whenever I can get the rest," he says, telling Joey to give it to the Head with his congratulations. "I could," Joey says. "But I won't." She slides the envelope back across the bar, and tells Pacey he was right. "This isn't my fight. It never has been. And it never will be." Pacey grins at her and asks if she's "washing [her] hands of the both of [them]." Joey smiles at him, widely. "I'm going to try," she tells him. He smiles back, ever more widely. "Take care," she says, and goes. Hey, I think that was this show's I Choose Me Moment! "Okay," Pacey breathes after her, and looks all impressed and admiring, like he's amazed by how saucy and insouciant Joey has become.