So, Pacey asks Joey why she thinks "one false move is going to ruin [their] entire story." Joey just looks at him. "History," she finally says. "That was then," Pacey points out, leaning over to look into her eyes. He points out that they're older now, that they've changed. "I'm not going to run out on you if I don't like your choice," he says. Joey blinks and wonders what it is that he's afraid of, then. "That the whole possibility thing is just a mean trick," he says softly. At this, Joey stands up and announces that "[she] doesn't like this chapter. It's too negative." Well, Joey, I hear that the best way to solve that kind of problem is to run away from it, so you're totally on the right track. Way to go! Pacey calmly explains that he's just playing through the "worst case scenarios" because he wants to make sure that they're grown up enough to be together without "replaying [their] past history." Dude, if we have to replay their past history, I quit. Joey looks up at him plaintively. "I'd really like to look into our future," Pacey tells her. I don't know how Josh Jackson manages to say these lines without sounding supremely cheesy, but let's all be grateful that he somehow manages. He tells her that he just doesn't want her to hold his "prior history" against him. Joey looks at the ground as The Tinkly Piano Music Of The Other Soulmates -- You Know, The Pair That People Actually Care About plays in the background. She whispers that they've both said things they regret. "But we've changed, haven't we?" she asks. Pacey gazes at her lower lip. "Yeah," he breathes. Joey stares dreamily back at him. Pacey stutters that he's going to go "think about things," and she probably ought to go think about things, and, in fact, she should probably actually leave, before he loses his ability to think about things. Because, I presume, all the blood is rushing from his brain.
Episode Report CardJessica: B+ | 625 USERS: C+
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