Fade up on the Capeside High caf, where "I Swear To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth, So Help Me" Joey Potter and Pacey "All-Day Sucker" Witter canoodle and try to come up with a plan for more sex-having. Pacey proposes checking into the PB&B under assumed names, but Joey nixes the idea exposition-style, saying that they have no vacancies because of "some arts festival over in Wellfleet." Nice one, writers -- Wellfleet is an actual town on Cape Cod. Tourism highlights include an operational drive-in theater, an awesome flea market, and a seafood shack situated across the road from a cemetery. We used to pass the seafood shack every day on our way back from the beach, and every day, we saw an ambulance parked outside, so between the graveyard and the paramedics, the whole family started calling it "Al's Food Poisoning Hut -- we put the 'salmon' back in 'salmonella.'" But we did eat there once, and it's fine -- they make a mean chowder. Aaaaanyway, Pacey suggests that they head to the boiler room right then instead. After a moment's hesitation, Joey says no, and Pacey needles her for actually considering it; she mock-glares at him, and they smooch. Then she says flirtatiously that "it is second semester senior year, I guess these grades don't really count for anything," and Pacey leers delightedly at her, and they kiss some more before Drue "Night Of The Iguana" Valentine busts into the frame, yelling "coming through" and muttering to Joey and Pacey that they need to "break that up" before he charges admission. Word. Then Drue announces with much expositional fanfare that he has the results of the Capeside High Class of 2001 senior poll. Shot of Joey and Pacey clowning around. The denizens of the cafeteria pretty much ignore him, so Drue gets up on a chair and blathers on about cutting to the chase with class couple, calling it "not much of a contest" and describing the winners as "the two people so much in love they make the rest of us wanna puke on a daily basis" (word). Another shot of Joey and Pacey mooning at each other before Drue announces the non-startling winners: Joey Potter and Dawson Leery. Joey whips around to glare at Drue. Pacey shakes his head and chuckles ruefully. Joey shoots Pacey an "I don't believe this" look, and we dissolve to the credits as Contrivance speed-dials Domino's.
Episode Report CardSars: C+ | 569 USERS: C+
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