Andie eats dinner at the dining-room table; she gets up when Jack comes in the front door. They smile at each other, and they hug. Aw.
Meanwhile, over at the Sanctum Dawsonorum, Dawson kicks back on his bed and watches TV. Joey climbs in the window without preamble. Dawson looks at her expectantly, and Joey's face crumbles. She starts crying as a woman sings about "the winter of my discontent," and she curls up next to Dawson, and Dawson -- without a trace of "my fiendish plan has succeeded" in his demeanor -- holds her as she cries.
Well, as my grandmother used to say, I lived every minute of that. On the whole, good acting and better-than-average writing. Long may it last.