Andie sits in a swing crying, probably wishing she had just gone home but not wanting to embarrass herself further by going back for her books. Pacey comes up behind her: "I was beginning to think you had walked all the way home." Andie asks why Pacey didn't tell her about TaMAHra; Pacey says that it "never really came up." Not a bad point, that, but Andie doesn't think so: "No good, Pacey -- it did, and you lied." Pacey tries to reason with her, wondering, like the rest of us, what Andie expected him to say. Andie suggests something along the lines of "before you fall for me, Andie, I slept with my teacher." Pacey laughs this off with, "Yeah, right," and Andie says, "It's not a joke, okay, it's serious. And despite your braggart tendencies, Pacey, it's not exactly an admirable event." Judgmental much? Pacey gives her a look and says, "That's not fair, Andie. You're judging me, and you don't even know the circumstances. Besides, I slept with her, not you." Like, yeah, really. As Pacey sits down next to her, Andie wants to know why he would do it, and Pacey answers, "Sex," and Andie scornfully assumes "there were no feelings involved," and Pacey patiently answers, "Of course there were feelings involved -- you asked why." Andie doesn't want to know anymore and says, "You're not like that." Pacey, incredulous: "Of course I'm like that. I'm a sexual creature [no comment], Andie, and so are you," and asks her why she thinks they talk about it and joke about it and take tests about it all the time. Andie says that's different and "completely innocent," but Pacey finds that absurd: "The test was about sex, and sex is never innocent. It's intense, it's passionate, and sometimes it can be life-altering, but it's never innocent, Andie." Well said, Pacey, and I grudgingly give snaps to the writers for their realistic treatment of the icky weirdness when one person in a couple has had sex and the other one hasn't yet. Andie won't make eye contact with Pacey; Pacey looks down at Andie sort of tenderly and says he's sorry if this changes the way Andie feels about him, but he can't change that, and "if things are going to continue between [them]," Andie will just "have to accept that." Andie looks up at him, then looks away, and Pacey walks off towards the house. Pretty well-written, very well-acted scene; however, number of people on Cape Cod sitting on outdoor swings in t-shirts at this time of year: 0.
Episode Report CardSars: D | 384 USERS: C+
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