Bookstore. Jen and Jack spy on Tom Frost in an unfunny fashion. From the fact that Tom is checking out Interview With The Vampire, Jack deduces that Tom is gay. Banter about straight people reading Anne Rice and partying all night with the undead or, you know, something like that. I had to pick all the pineapple off of the pizza Contrivance ordered, so I might have missed something there. Jack mentions that he watches Sex and the City. More spying. Then of course they run snack into Tom, and Jack is pretending to read a book, but it's upside down. Introductions. Tom is amused, and totally onto them, and there's more Three's Company-script-reject humor about a poetry reading by Robinson someone, "I love his work," he's a she, blah blah blah fishycakes. Maybe Tom will see them at the poetry reading. Tom leaves; Jack makes fun of Jen. Nnnnnnnext!
Witterschloss. Pacey and Joey eat their pizza while seated at a really cool fifties-space-age table, and Joey is babbling on about how she's sure Gretchen's "just stopping by Dawson's" before spending the night at Doug's: "So what if Mitch and Gale are out of town?" Joey? Stop talking about it. Immediately. Pacey swallows a bite of pizza and repeats, "Mitch and Gale are out of town?" Last pre-baby trip, Joey reports, and then assures him that it's probably nothing. Yeah, like Pacey's the one who's all worried about it. Pacey says he hopes it's nothing, because "the alternative is just too horrifying to contemplate." Amen, my brother. Joey says that Gretchen's his sister and Dawson's their friend, so "it's weird." Pacey, ignoring my shouted plea of "don't go there," asks, "How weird would you say it is?" Joey tries to play it off with a joke, but he's serious: "Do you care?" Joey, taking entirely too long to answer and deliberately not meeting his eye: "No. You?" Pacey: "No. [pause] Are you sure?" Joey thinks it over, then nods emphatically that she's sure; it's none of their business, and it "ruins the mood," which she won't let happen. Uhhhhh huh. Smooching.