Pacey follows her with a victorious, "Ahhh -- no comment." Gretchen snipes that he should ask Joey. "You want me to ask Joey about the problem you and Dawson are having?" "Yeah," she snaps, and then snaps, "No," and then says she's "not in the best of moods right now," adding that maybe Pacey's right about her and Dawson: "Maybe he's too young for me." "My goal is not to be right," Pacey huffs. "My goal is to figure out what's going on, especially if it involves me and Joey, so I think that you should just tell me what's going on!" She just did tell you, Pacey; you don't want to hear it, but it's all right there. Pacey adds that, "whatever it is," he won't mention it to Dawson and Joey. Gretchen looks conflicted, then snorts, "Great, more lies, that's really gonna help." Pacey splutters that he doesn't know about any lies except the ones she, his own sister, is telling right now. Pacey, wake up, will you? Gretchen looks sad, but the guilt trip works -- she gives in and tells him that Joey lied to Dawson, and she doesn't know why, or "what it meant," but Dawson asked Joey point-blank about whether she and Pacey were having sex, and Joey lied. "And that's the truth, Pacey." Pacey stares grimly at Gretchen.
Poetry reading. Afterwards, Tom Frost approaches Jack and Jen: "So, which one was your favorite?" Non-comedic stammering to cover the fact that they didn't really listen to the poetry. Enter the poet herself, who makes some "don't ditch me" comment to Tom before meeting Jack and Jen. There's more small-talk; Tom and the poet go mingle, and Jen and Jack infer that the poet is Tom's girlfriend, and Jen looks sad about that for some reason.