Capeside General Hospital. Pacey walks into the lounge to see Doug watching an infomercial. He fetches them both coffee from the vending machine and sits next to his brother in silence. He offers that he got Pa Witter a private room. Doug, of course, has to make some crack about bribery. Pacey apologizes for snapping at him earlier. He explains that he was just upset, and he thanks Doug for taking care of the rest of the family during the day. "I was just on edge," he says. Doug comments that Pacey ought to try watching their father collapse. Pacey sighs and agrees that the entire thing is really scary. He spent so much time pushing Pa Witter's buttons, he says, that he forgot "there were real feelings under there." Doug just stares at him. Oh, Doug. Why are you being so tiresome?
Flip-Flops Estates. Joey marches Harley and Patrick into the living room and announces that they're going to work downstairs and in plain sight for the rest of night. Harley rolls her eyes. "Okay, Joey, I get it. Boy in room: bad. It's not like we were in our skivvies or anything," she whines. Patrick smarms that surely Joey had a lot of cute boys in her bedroom back when she was in high school. Joey just raises an eyebrow. "Look, Josephine, I didn't mean to cause any trouble," Patrick continues, saying that he doesn't want to hurt the "bond" she and Harley have. "I'm sure the three of us can work together," he finishes. Now it's Harley's turn to cock a skeptical brow as Joey sits down with her backpack and rolls her eyes. "Not the way you're thinking," she snarks, and takes a book out of her bag. Wait, didn't Flip-Flops say that there were no boys allowed in the house? Even if that's unrealistic (and I don't know that it is, considering that Flip-Flops isn't home and I am suddenly turning into my mother), shouldn't Joey abide by her employer's rules and ask Patrick to go home? Of course, that might get in the way of Harley and Patrick Teaching Joey A Valuable Lesson About Her Past. "Harley, I've clearly caused some stress here, and I respect the responsibility this woman's taken in your life," Patrick announces. Joey covers a smile and asks how old he thinks she is. "It's not old so much as wise, really," Patrick says. Harley shoots him an irritated look as he continues, saying that Joey "seems to be a timeless sort. Pained by the world, but more beautiful because of it." Joey nods very seriously. "That's very deep," she comments. "Unfortunately for you, I know your kind, and you're harmless," she continues, informing them that they're studying downstairs for the rest of the night.