Outside, Audrey is raging about Bobby and how Pacey can't let him get away with it, and Pacey is sort of telling her that that's baseball, and now he just has to figure out "how to get through the days." Audrey fondles his weird wig-like hair and pouts that "that doesn't sound like the greatest way to live" -- he's only twenty and already marking time. She asks why he doesn't quit, and when he claims that it's not that easy, she disagrees, saying that they shouldn't have to deal with the grind yet; they should play "ridiculous drinking games" and laugh and have fun. After a strange comment about running out of places to hide, Pacey tells her that you can't just do whatever you want in life, and he can't pretend otherwise. He's wasted too much time already, he feels; he wants to make something for himself, "whether it's easy or not." Audrey sulks that she's sorry he feels she's "been a colossal waste of your time," but that's not what Pacey means. When he adds that they come from "very different worlds," Audrey says that her dad is "a heartless old fool" just like the Sheriff, but he happens to wear better suits. Pacey cedes that point, but he needs respect; Audrey says she respects him, and he loves her for that, but he needs respect "out there." Blah blah he'll have to take a different path than he thought blah blah that's life blah blah all he knows for sure is that he needs to get some sleep blah blah blah jaded-youth-cakes. Audrey asks if it's always going to be "like this." Pacey can't tell. Smooching. Banter about pre-sleep naked fun times as they walk away. Okay, here's the thing. For it to qualify as a plot, strictly speaking? Something has to actually happen from time to time. Uch.
Jen and Jack head home, and Joey braces herself to go apologize to Oliver. She stands behind his chair, rehearsing, but before she can say anything, he hands her her share of the tips; she starts to say she's sorry, but he tells her not to sweat it. She continues to stand there fussing with the cash, and Oliver asks her if he missed "anything…big in class today," aside from the email. She says he didn't. A song starts up on the jukebox, and Joey makes an "oh, for fuck's sake" face and promptly is a million miles away -- apparently it reminds her of Dawson. Oliver notices, and says nicely that he hates that song. Joey eyes him warily, then smiles that she does too, and Oliver kicks the jukebox until it skips to the same song from the opening montage. Détente achieved, the two of them start cleaning up.