Joey and Audrey troll the docks of Capeside, looking for sailors for Audrey to bang and Joey to redeem with the power of It. Audrey's trying to talk Joey into coming to Los Angeles with her. Joey shrugs that she doesn't know what she'd do in LA. "There's always Fred Segal," Audrey offers. "Who's that?" Joey asks. Audrey grimaces. "Not 'who,'" she corrects, "'what,' and the answer is 'heaven on earth.'" Which is, by the way, true. Fred Segal is the best store ever. Although it's extraordinarily pricey. Joey laughs and tells Audrey that she's "committed to Capeside for the summer. The operative word being 'committed.'" Audrey nods, but tells Joey that when they meet again -- and they will! -- she hopes Joey won't be "the same dull, bookish prude that [Audrey] met at the beginning of the year. Because she took [Audrey] months to crack, and [Audrey] just doesn't know if [she] has the energy to do it again." Joey laughs and promises not to sink back into dull bookishness ever again, not knowing that dull bookishness is a sad but unavoidable side effect of It.
Pacey walks up to them wearing a security guard outfit. His hair is all parted on one side and combed over, like a Ken doll. It's a little weird. I prefer the sticky-uppy look myself. Please take that under advisement for the next season, costume people. Also, please burn those lower riders of Joey's. And lock Dawson in the wig closet. Thanks. Joey asks why he looks like "one of the Village People." Pacey mutters that it's "a long story." He looks at Audrey, who is very carefully not looking back at him. "Audrey," he finally says. "Dickhead," she retorts. Huh. Well, I guess if Mark Greene can say "shit," Audrey can call Pacey a dickhead. ["Pacey actually called an ex of his sister's a dick last year, so it looks like it's open season on -- okay, not finishing that sentence." -- Sars] Audrey stomps off in a huff. "Ever the actress, that one," Pacey says wearily. Joey suggests that maybe it's time for one of his "grand romantic gestures." Pacey sighs and informs her that he's "fresh out," ever since he lost his job, his girlfriend, and his self-esteem. Joey wonders if this explains his fancy outfit. "Didn't you know? I'm Capeside Yacht Club's new security guard. Here to protect you, ma'am. No need to salute." Joey just looks at him. Pacey tells her that he'll see her around, seeing as they're both stuck in Capeside for the summer. Joey looks less than thrilled.