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Over at Chateau Loup, Chris points his awkwardly milling guests to the TV and to the Jacuzzi and sauna and to the kitchen. Pacey sneaks off to watch television while Joey sarcastically whispers to Andie, "Sounds like we're going to get a lot of studying done." Andie reminds her, "I'm in complete control here." Chris introduces his little sister Dina, who has glasses and a Mare Winningham-in-"St. Elmo's Fire" haircut and a metallic choker necklace so tight that I had a flashback to the scene in "The Godfather" when Sonny has Connie's husband garroted in the front seat of the car. Chris observes pointedly that Dina promised to stay out of the way. Andie outlines the requirements for an ideal study environment, realizes that Pacey has vanished, and storms into the TV room/bar where Pacey has kicked back in front of "'The Three Stooges' in Cantonese" and demands to know why he "insist[s] on undermining her at every opportunity." Well, Andie, maybe Pacey has gotten as sick of the Lisa-Simpson-on-amyl-nitrate routine as the rest of us. Pacey whines, "I wanna watch teeee-veeee," but he follows Andie into the dining room, where she proceeds to outline her super-disciplined plan for covering all the material, and while Andie rambles on about fifteen-minute breaks and finishing by midnight, Joey gazes hopefully at Dawson and Dawson avoids her eyes, and Chris and Jen look skeptical. After Andie mentions the "speed round" and "a good night's sleep," Chris asks if anyone wants to order a pizza and Pacey tries to get Andie to chill out. Number of shots in this sequence of Dawson's hugely flared nostrils violating local zoning ordinances: 3.
In the wine pantry, Chris talks pretentiously about wine and says something about choosing "quality over labels." Shut up, Chris. Jen says porquettishly, "I think we're getting to know each other minus sexual overtones." Shut up, Jen. Chris feigns a look of injury and says, "Well, it is possible. You know, Jen, it bothers me that you think the worst about me. I don't about you," as he opens the bottle of wine. Shut up, Chris. Jen refers to their "previous encounters" and Chris's "reputation" and asks, "What would you expect me to assume?" Shut up, Jen. Chris responds, "That we're a lot alike, that reputations aren't worth the air they're written on, and that the only way to get to know someone is -- by getting to know them." Shut up, Chris. Jen says, "Deal," and they shake hands, but Chris doesn't "want to let go just yet." Shut up, Chris. And stop letting your mother cut your hair. Number of ears Chris borrowed from Prince Charles without asking: 2.