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.
Back on set, Joey and Dawson watch as George and Harley wrap that scene from the pilot where Dawson and Joey decide they can still sleep in the same bed, no matter how much body hair they grow. Dawson calls "cut," and tells the crew and cast that he'll see them the next day. Todd, exhausted, slumps into the director's chair. Dawson shoots him a look. "Oh, my apologies, sir, force of habit," Todd says. Dawson shrugs that he can take the seat -- Todd bailed his ass out. Todd agrees that he did. Dawson looks around his room, and asks Todd if this makes him want to "go back and apologize to the little people." Todd screws up his face. "Hell, no. It makes me want to produce, actually," he says. At this, Dawson leaves, and Audrey pops her head in and asks Todd if he needs anything else. He chuckles and calls her a "saucy one," and "a bit of a tart." She furrows her brow, and he assures her that he means this "in a good way." Then he demands a backrub. "Now. Go on! You know you want it! Give a geezer a rub," he entreats, and she laughs that he's an arrogant little bastard. Todd insists that he's totally misunderstood…and that he figures eventually "some bird is going to find it all very charming." Audrey finally snickers, and rubs his back. You know, I can totally see them together. Except for the part where Todd is all in love with Dawson. The backrub leads to a nightcap, which leads to the two of them scampering, giggling, over to Todd's room, right past a smirky Dawson.
Dawson walks into his room, and looks admiringly at all his camera equipment, much as I do at my shoes. He falls back on his bed, exhausted. Enter Joey, who tells him that she stuck around to congratulate him. "You were great," she says. "If anyone was great, it's because of you," he replies. Joey joins him lying on the bad, and grins that this may very well be true, but that he can "save [his] speech for Sundance," because she's exhausted. "Spend the night," he asks quietly. "And what would we call that? Life imitating art imitating life?" Joey asks. Dawson shrugs that she doesn't have to. "It's a little weird. Not to mention somewhat dangerous," he says, giving her lackluster sex eyes. But Joey totally doesn't get it. "What do you mean?" she asks. Dawson has the good grace not to explain that he was halfheartedly coming on to her. "I don't know," he says, instead. "What if you woke up and you were fifteen again?" he asks. Personally, I would kill myself. Joey look up at the ceiling and explains that, watching him shoot Super-Indulgent: The Final Chapter, "it was like a huge weight had been lifted." Dawson snickers that making this movie will save him tons of cash on therapy. The two of them agree that it's been a truly great day. "Who knows how many you get?" Dawson wonders, and tells Joey that he hopes she's close by for at least a few of them. They smile at each other. Joey, looking happy but wistful, wonders how he could describe his movie. "It's about a girl who wanted more than what she had. Who had to grow up to realize that she already had all she could ever want," he says. Isn't that The Wizard of Oz? I guarantee you, this show would be vastly improved by some flying monkeys. "I like that," Joey breathes. "I don't want to close my eyes," he tells her. Joey asks why, and he explains that he's afraid that when she opens them, she won't be there. "Close your eyes, Dawson," she whispers. Dawson does. Joey just looks up at the ceiling and sighs.