Symbolism: Are you gonna eat this leftover pizza?
Sars: It's all yours, dude.
Mr. Brooks says he couldn't help but agree with Mayer. Then they start shooting the picture, and he's "a madman, crazed beyond belief," and doesn't notice "what was happening right in front of" his eyes. Dawson looks almost pleased. Mr. Brooks sighs, "My best friend falling in love with my girlfriend. By the time I realized it, it's too late, she's gone," but he's still got to finish the movie: "Do you have any idea what that's like?"
Symbolism: You sure? I can heat it up.
Sars: No, go ahead. I'm not hungry.
Dawson: "I would imagine that it would be terrible." Mr. Brooks says, "Yeah!" and it made him hate directing, and the day they wrapped shooting, he caught a train home to Capeside and "never looked back -- started a new life, started a better life." He turns to go.
Symbolism, through a mouthful of cold pizza: Hey, that's just like Dawson, eh what?
Sars: Yeah, thanks for the tip. And could you pick up those crumbs? Some of us live here.
Dawson watches him thoughtfully, then calls after him, "Mr. Brooks. Mr. Brooks!" Mr. Brooks, testily: "What?" "Would you like to come inside?" Mr. Brooks casts about for an excuse, then shrugs, "Eh," and stumps towards the house. Dawson smiles smugly. Mr. Brooks pauses beside Dawson and asks, "Why do you wanna make pictures?" Dawson worries the spine of the book with his fingers and says quietly, "How can you explain the things you love? You can't, you just do." "God help ya, kid," Mr. Brooks says, not unkindly, and heads inside. Dawson snorts, then follows him in.
Worthington party. Pacey delivers the punchline of a rabbi joke, and Mr. K breaks up laughing and tells Joey he had no idea that "[her] boyfriend was such a charmer!" "Who knew?" Joey smiles insincerely. Mr. K remarks that Worthington "could use a young man like" Pacey, and asks why Pacey hasn't applied. Joey says, in a bright tone that does nothing to disguise the naked mean-spiritedness of the question, "Yeah, Pace, why haven't you?" Pacey flounders for a moment before lying that "for me, it's Yale or nothing." Mr. K says that that's certainly Worthington's loss. Joey sets her jaw angrily and whispers that she'd like to talk to Pacey for a second, "outside." Well, that's totally inappropriate. Pacey gets an inkling that he's in trouble as Joey takes his hand and murmurs to Mr. K, "Excuse us."