Pacey stops by Casa Leery on his way back to the Witter homestead. And who does he run into? Dawson! They awkwardly explain what they're each doing in Capeside, and walk down to the deck to talk. Pacey says that it's so disconcerting to see his father ill. Dawson says that he understands, although, really, Dawson never saw the Flash ill -- just very orange, and then felled by a marauding ice cream cone. Anyway, Pacey says that seeing his dad in the hospital made him think of Dawson. "I wasn't ready for that, you know," he says, admitting that all he wanted was to be a kid again, and let everyone else take care of him. Dawson smiles sympathetically and says that he knows exactly what Pacey is talking about. He wonders when they turned into adults. Pacey shrugs, and Dawson tells him that, when he was watching this stupid kid's stupid film over at Capeside High, all he could think was the "[he] didn't know anything." I have to admit, this scene is kind of nice. It feels natural, and it's nice to see the boys interacting again. And the older I get, the more I feel like I don't know anything, either. Probably because I really don't. Especially as far as math is concerned. Dawson tells Pacey that he'd like to "start all over again. Do things the right way." Pacey gazes thoughtfully across the creek. "Yeah," he says quietly. "Yeah, I'd like the time back. But I wouldn't have it the way it was. I just want to pinpoint that moment in your life when everything goes wrong." Dawson looks down at his shoes. "I think it was puberty for me," he says. "I could skip that, too," Pacey agrees. The boys laugh, and Dawson makes some comment about how he can't afford to make a movie, now that he has something to say, and Pacey says something about how he's the go-to guy as far as raising capital goes, and how obvious is it that someone's setting up some kind of money-related plot twist with that little conversation? Anyway, Dawson comments that it's cold, and invites Pacey into the house for some coffee, and the boys walk up the path and into Casa Leery together. As much as it pains me to admit it, that scene was nicely done by both actors.
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