Anyway, cut to Joey storming across the Leerys lawn and heading up the ladder. As she nears the top, she hears Dawson and Jen talking; Jen says something like, "You are very smooth," and Joey stops to listen and gets all squidged out. Dawson explains the Boston film competition to Jen, but before he can get all worked up and start running his hands through his hair, Grams comes to the rescue with her signature "Jennifah!" Jen sighs in exasperation and goes to the window, and she looks out one window at Grams on the neighboring porch while Joey leans way over to one side so that Jen doesnt see her. Jen says she has to go -- she doesnt want Grams "to erupt" -- and Dawson says, "See you at school." She leaves the front way, and Dawson leans back with a satisfied Im-the-man smile. Joey waits for the sound of the door closing before climbing the rest of the ladder to Dawsons room. As she enters, Dawson greets her with, "Joey, hey, where you been? Come on, sit down. Watch this." He rewinds and plays a tape of Gails newscast, then asks Joey if she thinks Gail -- whose hair looks even more absurd in this shot -- is having an affair with her co-anchor. Joey, dumbfounded: "Where did that come from?" Dawson plays it again and says, "Something about her bs -- theyre too soft." Joey blows this off as "reaching" and refers to The Flash as "the perfect male specimen." Yikes. Dawson wont drop it, and Joey tells him hes "just looking for conflict -- everythings a potential script to you. Accept your perfect life, Dawson. Its reality." Dawson keeps rewinding and replaying Gail saying "back to you, Bob" with her ridiculous Best-Of-Breed hair as we fade, mercifully, to commercial, but first I would like to add that Joey looked quite pretty in this scene, shot back in the day when the hairdressers remembered to blow-dry Katie Holmess hair out straight.
The only scary thing about H2O is the fact that it got made in the first place.
Jen, walking past her grandfathers room on her way out the door to school, pauses in the doorway to look at his moribund form. Then she approaches his bed shyly and sits beside him, whispering, "Morning, Granddad," as she puts down her backpack. Granddad doesnt open his eyes or respond, and I do wonder why, if his aorta really did collapse, his doctors let him go home from the hospital. Jen pulls aside the flap of his pajama top and looks at his surgery scar (creepy), and then she kind of brushes her fingers across the scar (way creepy), and just then Grams materializes and sternly asks Jen what shes doing, and Jen says she was just saying good morning, and Grams tells her her breakfast is ready, and Jen says softly, "Im glad Im here, Grams," and Grams purses her lips and tells Jen to hurry up, she shouldnt get to school late on the first day, and bustles back to the kitchen in her Depression-era smock.