In a classroom, Pacey balances a book on his head. Enter TaMAHra, and Pacey looks shocked and takes the book off his head and says, "TaMAHra!" and she asks him to call her Miss Jacobs during school hours. A way-too-long shot of Pacey flagrantly ogling TaMAHra follows.
In yet another classroom, Jen wanders in looking for a seat. Joey, already sitting down, spots her and quickly slumps down and looks away, but it doesnt work -- Jen takes a seat next to her and says, "Hey, hi. I was hoping wed have a class together." Joey, having none of it, smiles tightly and says, "Here we are." Jen looks mildly dismayed at Joeys utterly unwelcoming reaction.
In yet another classroom, Dawson walks in and says, "Psycho," referring to the film that Mel Silvers Twin Brother, a.k.a. Mr. Gold, has on the TV. "You know the film?" Mr. Gold asks, as if 1) Psycho qualified as an obscure picture or 2) anyone should ever ask Dawson anything about film. Dawson proceeds to rattle off information about the movie in a self-righteous tone of voice: "Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Universal, 1960. Little-known fact -- did you know that Hitchcock surprised Leigh with freezing-cold water in order to get her to scream so effectively?" Mr. Gold, bless his heart, is not impressed, responding with a curt "who are you?" Dawson, as if he expects his reputation as a film-making wunderkind (tm Sheriff Witter) to have preceded him: "Im Dawson Leery." Mr. Gold says he assumes hell see Dawson in his film class, but Dawson explains -- implying that obviously someone made a grievous error -- that he "was denied admittance to" Mr. Golds film class. Mr. Gold says that means Dawson "must be a sophomore." Dawson: "Thats a bad thing?" Mr. Gold explains that, due to the popularity of the class, priority is given to upperclassmen. Dawson calls the rule "stupid," which Mr. Gold doesnt appreciate since he made the rule, but when he sees Dawsons face fall, he asks, "Why are you so adamant?" Oh, nice one, Mr. Gold -- now we have to hear about Dawsons love of film. Sure enough, Dawson declaims, "Passion, Mr. Gold. Pure mad driven passion. Movies are my life," a statement which falsely presumes that Dawson has a life, which we all know he does not. Mr. Gold says, "Oh, I see," and if a response can get more perfunctory and dismissive than that one, Id like to see it. Dawson apologizes for dorking out but says, "The point is, Im gonna be a filmmaker -- its my lifes ambition, always has been. How many students do you have in this class who can say that?" Mr. Gold looks vaguely annoyed as Dawson whines about the lack of film-studies opportunities in a town as small as Capeside and petitions him to "override this bizarre rule that denies students their education," and then Mr. Gold informs Dawson to take a hike, and when Dawson sputters in protest, Mr. Gold repeats, "No, period. Its a complete sentence." Come back to the five-and-dime, Mr. Gold, Mr. Gold!