"How long have you been out here?" A couple of hours, maybe -- he watched the sun come up, which he probably hadn't done since they spent the summer on the "True Love." Sadly, he asks, "Seems like a million years ago, doesn't it?" And again I say -- try recapping it. Joey twists her mouth, then takes a seat beside him and apologizes again for "dragging" him to the party and "bringing back all of those bad feelings." Pacey's face hardens, but he tells her that it's not her fault: "None of this is your fault. You're not the reason that we broke up." Well, not for the reasons he claims, anyway. I wouldn't let Joey off the hook that easily, but the writers have decided to make it About Pacey's Issues, so I might as well just go with the flow. OF ALCOHOL. (Buuuurrripp!) Joey shoots him a "well, that helps not" look: "I thought that you said " "I know what I said. And it makes me sick to my stomach every time I think about it." Get in line, bud. Blah blah blah his insecurities blah blah blah making her feel guilty about her accomplishments blah blah blah "I'm so proud of you." Um, "cakes." "I know you are," Joey whispers. Pacey heaps more coals on his own head, saying that he turned into the stereotypical guy who tweaks when his girlfriend gets a better job than he does. He hates that guy. Joey says he's not that guy. Well, he feels like that guy. He wishes he could let it roll off his back, but he can't. He got jealous at the party -- not of Joey, but of the guys who would get to "experience" her next year (ew ?), they'll get to "be with" her and he won't, yeah yeah, we've heard it before. Either get back together or break up for real, but for Pete's sake get on with it. Joey frowns, then says that she thought Mr. K's offer "would be the answer to all [their] problems -- a sign, you know?" Pacey laughs mirthlessly that he does know, and he thinks that "it was a sign, just not the one that [they] were hoping for." Joey frowns some more. Pacey adds, "But at least we got a better ending this time. I am grateful for that." "Better" -- huh? Better how? You've BROKEN UP, for essentially NO REASON! What's "better" here -- that Joey knows she's gotten into Worthington? She's only going because Dawson BOUGHT her! The. Hell? Joey reaches for Pacey's hand and whispers, "Me too." Um, you too WHAT? A testicle Joe-Cockers about ships coming in and checking the horizon, and I'd like to apologize to The Flash for screaming at him earlier in the recap, because now I totally don't get it. For real. I mean huh?
Episode Report CardSars: B- | 374 USERS: C+
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