Andrew tries to bring up the reason why he wanted to meet with them, but Pander just goes off in ridiculous fashion. He tells Andrew that they don't have a lot of time because they're meeting with some other more artsy production companies, "not that [they're] opposed to compromising [their] artistic integrity for a couple-a-hundred bucks." He blathers on forever about how Hollywood is always looking for young talent like Dawson and Pander and talks about the origin of the phrase "cut to the chase" and it all goes on and on and on. If Dawson stood up right now and bitch-slapped Pander, I would never say anything bad about him ever again. Of course, I know that he doesn't, so I can get away with making promises like that. After Pander finally shuts up, Andrew asks Dawson if Pander is on drugs. Heh. I like Andrew. Go Andrew! Dawson tries to gloss over Pander's behavior as "eccentric" and says they don't want to waste any of his time. Andrew, then, decides that's his cue to show the two of them the door. He shakes their hands and thanks them for coming in. He gives them the "We'll be in touch" brush-off as they leave.
Back at the dorms, Joey is freaking out over the Charlie situation to a mostly uninterested Audrey. Joey claims that she's a "horrible person" for what's going on with Charlie, though Audrey insists that she's not. I think she's just stupid for not having enough of a spine to stop Charlie from trying to change the rules of their little fling regardless of whether she wants it or not. Joey whines, "I suck these boys into my web, and then I make them give up their dreams until they're sad and dreamless and living in Boston." Oh, please. Joey's now under the influence of her own "it." Who has given up his dreams for Joey? Dawson, who's in the middle of a meeting with an agent over his student film? Pacey, who was just promoted to head chef of a fancy restaurant? Call maintenance to bring you a ladder to get over yourself, Little Miss It Girl. If you sucked any more, you'd turn yourself inside out. After telling Joey to quit pacing, Audrey suggests that Joey tell Charlie to go on the damned tour. Joey explains that she tried, but it didn't work. Audrey asks if there was kissing involved. Joey admits that there was. Audrey then realizes that the problem is that Joey lacks the spine to cut Charlie loose. Joey whines that she doesn't want to hurt Charlie's feelings, but that she doesn't want a boyfriend right now because there are only a couple of episodes left this season to fling her back into Dawson's arms. She certainly doesn't want Charlie changing his life just for her. Audrey concludes that the situation is much worse than she imagined and slumps down onto the bed. Joey looks concerned. I start peeling strips of skin off my forearms to stay awake.