Jack and Andie clean up the after-party. Jack says he's sorry their dad couldn't be there, and she says that she's actually glad he didn't make it, and that it was refreshing for her to be around people who believe in the person she is now, and don't know anything about the way she used to be. She says that the whole night, she just felt like herself, and Jack says that her saying that is some of the best news he's heard in a while. Aw. Andie says that when she was in the Bed & Breakdown, she had a mantra: "Structure and Purpose." She says that she knows that it was only a crappy little school play, but that it represented structure and purpose to her. She says that it's good to have a goal to hold on to, rather than another person, because then it's like you're really holding on to a part of yourself. Jack asks if she's really okay, these days, and she says she's great. Jack looks up, points outside, and asks, "You sure you're that great?" The camera cuts to Pacey, sitting outside, alone, looking very sad indeed. Andie says there's only one way to find out, and goes outside.
We cut to the porch, where Pacey says "hey," sounding surprised to see her. She observes that he wasn't exactly the life of the party tonight, and he says that he has a lot of things on his mind. She says it's too bad his parents couldn't come. He says that there were a lot of people who couldn't come opening night, "so c'est la vie." Andie presses him some more, saying it's too bad his parents couldn't see him "being a star." Pacey gets up and tells her that they both know who the real star of the production is -- that the actors hog the glory, but that the people behind the scenes make things happen, and that no one knows how much work Andie and her crew did. Andie says simply, "They know," and adds that Pacey's sure to get that guaranteed "C" in English now. Pacey tells her that she must be disappointed that he's sunk back into academic mediocrity. Andie tells him that she's not disappointed, and that girls have misguided notions that they can fix guys up. Pacey says that he did have "fixer-upper" written all over him. Andie agrees, in a kind way, and says that she was wrong, and that nothing about him ever needed fixing up, because he's perfect as he is. Sounding hoarse, he says that she is too, and they hug. Aw. She asks him what he thinks her next project should be, and that it won't involve him at all. They walk off, chattering in a natural, friendly way, for a change. I'm not a big Andie fan, but that was handled nicely by both actors.