Meanwhile, back at the Poutback Steakhouse, Joey sobs into her hand. Mr. K, wearing a concerned look, comes out to find her: "Hi, Joey." She jerks up and quickly wipes her face and says she's sorry, and she thinks she needs to apologize. Mr. K: "Really -- whatever for?" Joey mugs and stutters and says she thinks she "blew it tonight," it's a "whole new world for" her, she doesn't know what to do or what to say, she knows she doesn't fit in very well fortunately, Mr. K crashes the pity party and interrupts to tell her that she didn't "blow" anything (yeah, no kidding), and that her academic record stands on its own: "And no one is grading you on your social skills." Good thing, too. Mr. K goes on to say that Joey couldn't "ask for a better character witness than that boyfriend of [hers]," who apparently talked the dean's ear off about Joey, how she's helped him and changed him, "how he couldn't imagine a better life than one with you by his side." I send Symbolism out to the drugstore to pick me up some insulin. Mr. K notes that it's a "rare gift" to have someone say things like that about her. Joey looks miserable and guilty, but she has the grace to smile and try to appear flattered.
Jack and Jen sit on the stairs at Reconciliation Ranch. Jen wonders where she applied. Jack tells her: Bard, Brown, Columbia, Emerson, and Sarah Lawrence. Jack says that he had to rummage through her computer, but her paper on the women's suffrage movement "made a really good essay" after some "pruning." "Cool," Jen says, smiling. Jack says in a too-casual teasing tone that he "stumbled across [her] journal," and as Jen tries to play it off with a shocked "oh," Jack says, deadpan, "I didn't realize you still had those kind of dreams about me. Jen gets up: "More 'nog?" She grabs his cup and books as Jack says drolly, "Sure -- love some more 'nog." Tee hee!