Then we're at some restaurant which I guess is probably The Icehouse, where Jen in a dark brown blouse and Abby in a gauzy/lacy lavender something are sitting down at a table after having spent all of Abby's monthly allowance in under twenty minutes, which is a record for her, and Jen asks what she intends to tell her parents, to which Abby replies she'll tell them the same thing she always does: that she "got mugged." And Jen laughs at that and asks, "In Capeside? You are crazy." And then Abby suddenly asks, "You love me, right?" and I have to wonder whether I called it wrong with Probably Gay Jack, and really, this scenario makes a lot more sense, but then Abby covers her ass by alluding to the Mopey Jen Jen was this morning as opposed to the Smiling, Laughing Jen she is now, with new lipstick, and asks, "Aren't you glad you met me?" and Jen answers that she is, because she "left New York because [she] couldn't handle being the bad girl anymore" like, oh yeah, I had almost FORGOTTEN that Jen WAS from New York, like whatever, but anyway she goes on to say that "if being the bad girl means not walking around in a perpetual state of loneliness and depression, then 'bad girl' it is" and will someone please clue me in as to what Jen has done, other than get drunk once, and VERY pitifully throw herself at Dawson, UNSUCCESSFULLY I might add, that would qualify her as a 'bad girl'? Thanks.
Abby says something about bringing Jen back to her roots, and then locks her targets on some unshaven Charlie Salinger wannabe at a table behind them, and tells Jen to check him out, which she does, and Abby says, "He's mine! I called him" and Jen points out that he's twice Abby's age, which Abby says is fine because that means he's "mature enough" to handle her, and that she's sick of "little boys," which I can totally see, by the way -- not that Abby is especially mature herself, but that teenage boys are so so tiresome. Anyway, Abby continues, saying that she wants a man with "chest hair, and body odour, and illegitimate children scattered across the country" and...no, I don't really feel like commenting on that part of her endorsement of men vs. boys because it's just too stupid, so anyway Abby finally calls him and introduces herself and Jen to him and his name is Vincent and she invites him to sit with them since they "don't bite" unless they're "asked to," like, subtle! And he says he can't because he's got to get to "the docks" and maybe he'll run into Probably Gay Jack down there? And Abby doesn't get it so he has to explain that he's a fisherman and Abby offers to show him around Capeside if he ever wants to see the sights, and tells him her number like he's totally going to remember that, honey, but Vincent is more interested in Jen. Uh-oh! Could there be trouble ahead for these best of new friends? I Hope Not!