Bobby suggests they go to his office, and he and Sadia leave. Pacey stays behind to give Joey a dirty look. She twitters that it was totally an accident. "Really? An accident? Why do I find that so hard to believe?" Pacey asks. Joey just rolls her eyes and tells him he better get going. "You don't want to miss your fifteen minutes of fame," she says flatly. This show is so screwed up. It's being implied that Pacey's success is something to be ashamed of, when he's just doing well at a job he clearly enjoys. Obviously, he's being extremely naïve about the company he's working for, but he himself is not a criminal. His only crime is naiveté, which is certainly something Joey has in spades. This show constantly tells us that money -- and people who have it -- are probably evil, while at the same time telling us that, for instance, you should never take out a college loan and if you can't afford to pay for your education, you are shit out of luck. There's no rhyme or reason to it, except for the fact that it always makes me mad.
In Los Angeles, Todd makes the salient point that a job is a job. Dawson brats that he can't do something he doesn't believe in. He whines that he learned a lot working with Todd, but he "lost his soul in the process." Todd rolls his eyes and tells Dawson that he's "a bloody drama queen," and I'd just like to point out that this is the second time that phrase has been used this episode, and since it's not a shout-out, it must just be sloppy writing. Did no one catch that they already used that crack? Jesus, I'm beginning to feel like everyone on the Dawson's Creek staff has totally checked out. Which I can sympathize with -- I'm sure they're as sick of this show as I am -- but they, like Joey, are getting paid to do this job, and like her, they're falling down all over the place. It's unprofessional, and it offends me as a viewer and a writer. Anyway, Todd tells Dawson that he can either keep working until he gets to the point where he can write his own ticket, or he can tear up the check and make the movie on his own dime. Dawson makes a face, and Todd hands him a ten-dollar bill. "Go make a movie," he says, explaining that, with a little heart and plenty of other clichéd movie-making emotions, "you can will a movie into existence." Then he utters some crap about how great Dawson is, and I'm not going to recap those lines because they make Todd look like he's been possessed by the pod people, and I love him too much to put those words into his mouth.