Inside, Jack laughs that he never knew "[Tobey was] so funny." Tobey laughs back that there's a lot about him Jack doesn't know. Jack, still laughing, nods that that's true. Tobey asks casually, "So, you wanna dance?" Naturally, Jack gets all huffy: "I thought we were having a good time." Tobey uh-duhs, "Right." Jack prisses something about ruining the fun, and Tobey snarks that he just asked Jack to dance, not to "have sex with [him] on the table" -- more's the pity -- but Jack says it doesn't matter, "strictly platonic," blah blah blah wimpcakes. Tobey gets his bitch on and says he doesn't "buy that," because nothing about tonight "has been platonic" -- not the laughing together, or the flirting, or the way Jack looked at Tobey when he came to pick him up. Jack tells him he's wrong, but Tobey says flatly, "No. I'm not. Look, I don't know what you're afraid of, but it's not me, and I suggest you figure it out, or risk losing a chance at something really good someday." Tobey storms off. Jack watches him go and makes an about-to-cry face.
Joey and Dawson, dancing and laughing and generally having a grand old time. Pacey pushes through the crowd. Another shot of Joey and Dawson yucking it up. Pacey gets a look on his face like "so that's how it is," and again, it's ridiculous -- if he hasn't gotten a bee in his bonnet about Joey and Dawson's friendship by now, I don't buy that seeing them dancing at the prom would do it. Anyway, Gretchen joins him and follows his gaze to Joey and Dawson. Shot of Joey laughing, then spotting Pacey and looking a little bit guilty. Shot of Gretchen looking like she's about to get pissed. Shot of Joey seeming annoyed at Pacey, then rolling her eyes and looking at him all "bring it on." Dawson looks over his shoulder at Pacey and Gretchen, unconcerned. We go to commercial as Pacey heaves a sigh and looks determined and pained. What. EVER.