Leaving class, Jen asks Joey "kinda upfront" if she and Dawson have "a thing." Joey snorts, "No, were just friends," and Jen adds quickly, "Like were gonna be, I hope." Joey curls her lip as Jen confides that her Grams warned her about Joey -- "she says youre severely troubled." Joey says, "No offense, but your Grams is cracked." Jen ignores this and asks why Grams "rags on" Joey; Joey tells Jen to "pick a topic," and then delivers the by-now-standard Joey The Black Sheep Of Capeside speech that covers her father (in jail) and her sister (pregnant by a black man).
Jen asks why Joeys father went to prison, and Joey responds, "Conspiracy to traffic marijuana in excess of ten thousand pounds," which answers that question. Jen asks about Joeys mom; Joey brusquely says she got cancer and died, and Jen asks if Joey lives with her sister, and Joey says, "And the black boyfriend." She goes on, "He likes you, you know," and Jen says, "Who, the black boyfriend?" and Joey says impatiently, "Dawson. Dont abuse his feelings," and leaves Jen standing there, presumably thinking up more intrusive questions with which to further alienate Joey.