Joey finally comes out to talk to Charlie before somebody gets the chance to throw a bucket of water on him. They banter a bit, but I'm bored and this is almost over, so whatever. Charlie has rejoined with the band and is going to go tour. Joey's glad that he's going. Charlie says, "I may never be as smart as you, but I will be a person of substance. And on that day, I just may have to come looking for you." Oh, Charlie. You'll never be a person of substance. Why should you be any different from anybody else on this show? Joey smiles and shows Charlie her pearly browns, telling him she'd like that. They banter some more about chasing dreams and romances and shit and it's very tiresome. Charlie finally shuts Joey up with a kiss. Alanis Morissette starts singing that song with the lyrics that allruntogether longaftertheyshould havestoppedsothatyou can'tunderstandthem. Charlie tells Joey that he had a good time. Joey agrees that she did, too. Charlie says it's time for him to ride off into the sunset. Joey points out that it's actually sunrise. Just go, already. I'm so very tired. They kiss one more time. Joey tells him to take care of himself. He grabs his guitar and walks off. Joey does her close-mouthed smile of wisdom gained, or whatever.
Alanis continues to sing us into a cut to Civilization, where Pacey decides now is a good time to talk to Alex about Audrey. He knocks on the door to her office. Alex thought everybody had gone home. Did they both pull all-nighters? Why? Whatever. Pacey brings up Audrey again. Alex remembers and explains, "Last hired, first fired." Pacey responds, "So I guess the new regime governs by adage?" As opposed to a "Who's sleeping with whom" policy? Shut up, Pacey. Alex says something incomprehensible about business school and then asks for Pacey's help hanging up a diploma or something. Then she changes her mind because she knows she's only contracted for the rest of the season. Actually she worries that it would be bad luck and says, "In this economy, everything is temporary." God, I wish the economy were actually that good. Pacey asks again for Alex to give Audrey one more chance. She asks him how old he is. When she hears that he's nineteen, she says she thought he was actually older than that, then asks him if that's a little young to be settling down. They're dating, not engaged. Jeez. Pacey points out that he wouldn't exactly call himself "settled." Alex says it's a shame that there are no "adorable, single men left in this town." Well, now that Charlie's been fixed, maybe she can have him. Pacey brings things back to Audrey. Alex says she thinks she can work something out as she fondles Pacey's collar. Then she says, "After all, we both want the same thing, don't we?" and immediately grabs Pacey by the head and kisses him. Joshua Jackson is like a foot-and-a-half taller than Sherilyn Fenn, so she practically has to climb up him with hiking gear to lay on the wet one. Pacey pushes her away after a moment, and politely says that he thinks they must have gotten their "wires crossed." Alex says she didn't feel that way. Pacey insists that they did and says he should go. Alex shrugs, "It's your decision." Pacey flees.