Then we're back at the art exhibit where Joey is tentatively telling Jack she's been doing some drawing of her own, and he enthusiastically tells her he'd like to see anything she's done, and she tells him that so far there's only a bowl of fruit which isn't especially inspiring, and he tells her she shouldn't be wasting her time on subjects that don't inspire her, but rather should draw something that she's passionate about, what's important to her, and just then Dawson comes bounding up the stairs and Joey asks what he's doing there, and he says he'd been to The Icehouse and that Bessie had told him where she was, and then -- get this -- he actually has the gall to just turn and gaze evenly at Jack, with that serene little white-bread smirk of his, and say not one word but communicate all the same that Jack is beneath his notice, and should leave, which was, if I may say, the most nauseating display I have seen thus far from Dawson, both for its presumption and its arrogance. Note to Dawson: Angus wrapped a few years ago now. You don't have to be that guy anymore. So anyway Jack accordingly starts shuffling and glancing down and makes his excuses and Joey tells him they can all walk back together and Dawson continues to SAY NOTHING, not even a token, "No, don't go on my account" or "You two were obviously in the middle of something; don't let me interrupt" or SOMETHING that would give SOME indication that the Flash and Bride of Flash had in fact raised him properly, but no, Jack insists, and Joey thanks him for coming. With Jack out of the way, Dawson has the brilliant suggestion that they "check out the exhibit," evidently ignoring the obvious fact that Joey has just been at the exhibit, which she tells him, and he offers to let her show him the paintings she likes, like, she wasn't shopping, Dawson, and they're not dresses, but anyway, Joey tells him it's okay, and that she knows this isn't his thing, and he protests, and she's having none of it, and he says he wants to be with her, and stops her and tells her that he knows he hurt her feelings by "being too flip about this art thing" like WHAT DID I ALREADY TELL YOU ABOUT THAT PHRASE?! So he says he just wants to be "us, Dawson and Joey, who analyze and argue and debate and disagree" and Joey is just about hyperventilating at this point, while continuing to glare at him, and he goes on to say, "you've put me in my place a thousand times about some movie; why can't we just interchange subjects?" And Joey stares him down in her inimitable way and answers that this is more than that, and Dawson asks what's changed, and she tells him that "That's the point, Dawson -- nothing's changed! I mean, you, me -- we're exactly the way we've always been and I am so tired of it!" And poor, flummoxed Dawson has to throw up his hands in despair as she stalks off.
Episode Report CardWing Chun: D | 374 USERS: C+
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