But he wants to meet you and 'the gang' at Hell's Kitchen, say, 8:30." He smiles. Meanly. "Thanks," Joey whispers. She wants to die. And I know I'm old because I'm relating to the professor rather than with silly arrogant Joey. Stupid girl. When you're trying to convince the instructor to let you into a class even though you're not technically qualified to take it, the least you can do is show up on time and turn off your damn phone. Back to the lecture. "Any thoughts? Joey?" Flip-Flops asks. And then she has to tell him that she didn't read the book. Flip Flops is, understandably, somewhat irritated. "Joey. It's the first day of class, and already you've broken a promise," he says. She starts to stutter some excuse, but he stops her. "Action, Joey. Not excuses. Now, what did you think of what you did manage to read?" he asks. Now, I'm sorry, but that bit, at least, was fairly nice of him -- many people (including, I suspect, me) would have kicked her out of class after that point. Joey tucks her hair behind her ear and sighs. "I thought it was heartbreaking," she says. "I mean, the people, they're doomed. It's like a world where the sun never shines." That's a great mind at work, people. Flip-Flops just raises a brow and turns to Joey's fellow student, Oliver Hudson. I guess Oliver made some kind of "whatever" face that I missed, because Flip-Flops can tell that Oliver has an opposing viewpoint. By the way, I have never had a literature class in which the entire lecture was composed of "what did you think of the book?" And I took a fair number of literature classes. In an actual class, I think the question would be a little more specific. But I tend to forget that this is Dawson's Creek, not Studies in American Literature Via Television. Oliver demurs, but Flip-Flops presses for his take on the book. Turns out that Oliver's character is named Eddie. "I sense an opposing view point," Flip-Flops prompts him. Eddie says he just "feels like it's a little condescending to feel sorry for these people. I mean, who says there can't be beauty in a world where the sun doesn't shine?" Joey pouts in the background. "You've read the whole book, haven't you, Eddie?" Flip-Flops asks. Eddie admits that he has, "years ago," and dubs it "awesome." Flip-Flops remarks that Eddie has one up on Little Joey Potter, and heads back to his lecture. Joey shoots Eddie the look of death, which he deflates with a saucy little wink. They are so going to do it.
Episode Report CardJessica: B- | 414 USERS: C+
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