She continues that "this isn't exactly the easiest thing I've ever had to do, Pacey -- telling Dawson that, while he wasn't looking, I developed this bizarre gravitational pull towards his best friend, and I can't stop thinking about him or wanting to be near him or wanting to kiss him all the time," and Pacey draws close to her, and she takes his face in her hands and starts kissing him. More kissing; more inappropriate-for-the-eight-o'clock-timeslot groaning. "I'll do it," Pacey says firmly. Joey: "What?" Pacey: "I'll tell him." Joey can't let him do that, it's her responsibility, but Pacey nixes that idea, reminding her that "I'm the one that started this, remember?" He got her into this, he goes on, and besides, to save his friendship with Dawson, he'll have to come clean -- although why he'd want to preserve his relationship with that balloon-headed fuckstick escapes me, but more on that later. "All I need is one day. Just one day," Pacey says, leaning his forehead against Joey's. Joey repeats, "One day," and Pacey repeats, "One . . . day," and kisses her forehead.
Credits. Cat in a roomful of rocking chairs.
Back from commercials to the Pacey's-eye view. Pacey explains the meaning of lateness to Buzz. Enter "Dig" Doug Witter to exposition that Buzz's mother bricked, so now Pacey's stuck with Buzz for the day. Pacey tries to fob Buzz off on Doug. Doug says no, picks Buzz up bodily, and hands him to Pacey; Pacey says he has this thing he's got to do and it's important, and he hands Buzz bodily back to Doug while saying that he'll "just do this one thing" and then take over. Doug objects, but Pacey says, "It's just one thing, I'll be right back, I swear," and he takes off, and Doug shouts, "Pacey!" but Pacey just shouts back, "Dougie!" and doesn't turn around.
At the Ryan Home For Prematurely Sexualized Girls, Grams "Boot Sweet" Ryan bustles out to the car with Jen "Mary Kay LeTour-not" Lindley -- whose hair looks fabulous -- in tow. Grams describes Henry as a "very respectable young man" and says she doesn't "suspect him of ill intentions, but with no one here to chaperone --" Jen helps Grams load the trunk and finishes for her, "You never know what sort of hijinks might ensue." Grams chides her that it's no laughing matter, adding that she established "these rules" not because she doesn't trust Jen, but because "the sexual impulses of a teenage boy --" Jen cuts her off again by saying that she can handle Henry's sexual impulses just fine on her own. Grams gives her a look and gets into the car. Jen waves goodbye. As an ovary keens on the soundtrack, Jen spots Pacey standing on the Leerys' lawn with his arms folded, and she goes over to talk to him. "Anybody home?" she asks. Pacey doesn't know. "Could knock and find out," she suggests gently. Pacey says he could just walk right in, because "they never lock it"; he's walked right in and made himself at home since the age of five. Yeah, I think we get it.