Dawson and Jen finally arrive at Casa Leery, where Gale greets them with slightly less enthusiasm than she would a swarm of locusts. She was getting worried about them, she says. Dawson and Jen blush and look at their feet and sputter, and then Dawson says that they stopped for a little while "to rest. And get some gas." Jen looks at his legs. "And then we rested," she adds. Gale looks disgusted. Wait, that's me. Gale just looks slightly skeeved. Awkward pause. Awkward pause. And then Jen and Dawson start scampering into the house to eat all of his bereaved mother's food, and Gale stops her son and informs him that his shirt is on inside out. "Let's eat" is his response. Dude, I can't tell you the number of times I've walked around with my shirt on inside out, but it only resulted from my having gotten dressed in the dark, not from nookie. Of course, the one time my mother caught me with my shirt inside out was when I got home from playing strip poker at my friend Jennifer's house, but that was so not the norm. I told you, I'm staid.
Pacey walks Joey to her room at The Largest, Fanciest Dorm In The Whole Wide World. She's chattering that she's looking forward to having the room to herself for a while. And then she opens the door and reveals, of course, Audrey, who's lolling on the bed in her undies and huge white fur boots, reading a magazine. I had a friend who had a pair of boots like those, and they're very fun and kitschy and all, but one day she was wearing them and walking across campus and she runs into this really hot guy that she's really into and they're all talking, and they're flirting and chatting and laughing and then he gets this really strange look on his face, and she feels something weird on her leg and she looks down and a stray dog? Is humping her boot. So. Word to the wise, and all that. Audrey squeals when she sees her roommate and leaps off the bed, and the girls start chatting, while Pacey gives Joey's room an approving once-over. Audrey's so glad to see them, blah blah blah. "I thought you were with your parents in Telluride," Joey says, tossing her bag on the bed. Audrey makes a face and quickly explains that they had "this big fight about money," and also, she got fired from her campus job as a tour guide for flirting too much, yada yada yada, she's back to school early and she might have to get a job. And also, she's starving. Pacey and Joey exchange a look. "What?" Audrey asks.