Then we're in a park where Joey is working on her sketch from art class when Dawson appears, and I thought he had to work today? Anyway, he appears and kisses her and she immediately closes her sketchbook and he asks what it is and she says it's "nothing" and he says it's not nothing and asks again, and she says she was just "doodling," and he asks what she was doodling, and she tells him it's a bowl of fruit, and he sort of chuckles and says, "A bowl of fruit? You're really getting into this whole art thing." Memo to Dawson: It is possible to say the word "art" without necessarily following it with the word "thing." So he asks to see it and she gets defensive and refuses and he wants to know "why not?" and says, "I like this new art interest," like, OH GOOD, that's the validation she was waiting for, jerk-ass, and as if that weren't bad enough adds, "Joey Potter, artist extraordinaire!" and then climbs up on the table and goes on with some other similar blather which he said too fast for me to get down exactly except that "master of the still life" was part of it and then concludes, "I now declare myself full-fledged, madly enthusiastic fan of your new hobby" and leans down to kiss Joey, who by now is looking very unimpressed by his condescension, THANK GOD and asks him pointedly, "Dawson, why is it that your obsession with movies is your life passion, while my interest in art is a hobby?" and Dawson says he knew that was coming as soon as he said "hobby" and that that was the wrong word but by the time he realized it, it was too late, and Joey is having none of it and she tells him she has to go and he protests, "you're just going to leave it like this?" and she answers, "like what, unresolved?" and he says yes, and she tells him to consider her a "non-specific, incoherent, expressionistic painting" and as Dawson tries to fit all that in his puny mind, she kisses him on the cheek and takes off. Go Joey!
Then as Tori Amos swells on the soundtrack we're at taMAHra's house where Pacey has evidently come looking for her and he sees the "For Sale" sign on the house and then looks out toward the beach where taMAHra stands pretty contrivedly in the grass in a black sleeveless dress and a straw hat with a black ribbon and Pacey approaches and tells her he'd debated whether or not to come see her because when they had run into each other the day before it had felt awkward, and she says it's supposed to feel awkward, and he asks if this second meeting is supposed to feel awkward too, and she confirms that it is, and that a third one will too, and just as I'm trying to remember if she had been a Math teacher and whether this scene is supposed to dramatize the concept of infinity, she says that it's what English teachers like herself call "a classic Pinter moment" like AS IF, but anyway she says everything is said in silence because the emotion behind it is too "overwhelming" and Pacey asks if that's okay with her and she says that the more complicated life becomes, the better it is to say nothing, and Pacey says that's okay and suggests that they have a couple more seconds of silence and they stand together looking at the water and then Pacey turns to go but not before asking "who is this Pinter guy?" and isn't that Sue Ellen Mischke's fiance in the backwards Seinfeld episode? And taMAHra answers, "See you in school, Pacey" and he laughs and says, "Yes, Miss Jacobs," and even though their whole affair was just wrong, and I really wouldn't want to see it start up again, I really felt for Pacey in that scene and thought he did a nice job and actually made it believable that these two were ex-lovers. I probably shouldn't have admitted that, but anyway, it's time for more commercials.