Audrey and Dawson stand on top of a building overlooking the quad. Audrey tells him that students come up to this lookout to commit suicide, or make out. Either one. Yeah, it's romantic. Audrey jokingly suggests they make out, and Dawson gleefully agrees. They laugh, and Audrey tells him that Joey's her friend, "or she's going to be," and she can't make out with her friend's pseudo-boyfriend. They look out at the view, and Audrey muses that she loves Worthington. "This is what college is supposed to look like. L.A. couldn't look like this in a million years." Down in hell, Satan just reached for a sweater, because for the first time ever, USC and UCLA students have agreed: none of them like Audrey very much right now. But I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt; most people are under the impression that their college is the very best one in the whole wide world, and no one can convince them otherwise. Also, she's still operating under the halo effect from that "Dunston" crack. Dawson looks uncomfortable, but insists that he likes Los Angeles. Audrey points out cheerfully that things are going really well for him, with the internship and all. He admits, sadly, that he got fired. "What am I going to do? Drop out of USC and come back to Boston?" he asks her, like that's not exactly what's going to happen. Clearly, Dawson will be coming back to the East Coast. Audrey chirps that not having a job is "one less thing tying him to LA." Dudes! He just got there. Maybe he ought to try to get used to it before deciding to come running home to Joey. Sweet merciful crap! This show! Is so frustrating!
Wilder's House Of Inappropriately And Overly Involved Pretentious Professors. He reads Joey's blue book as she looks miserable. He looks up and tells her she has a tendency to "overthink things." It's her "major failing in both life and art," he says. And then he signs the flipping form, after only eight hours of begging and pleading. Joey whines that Wilder probably thinks she's "wimping out," but blah blah blah, she needs to succeed at Worthington because "a lot of people have made a lot of sacrifices" to get her there. She throws out the Dead Mother card, and follows it with the Convict Father card. And it's only the second episode of the season! ["I'm surprised it took this long, myself." -- Sars] Wilder thinks Joey has "a lot of interesting stories left to tell." And then he walks out of the room. In the real world, most students would mutter, "Smell you later, dickwad," but Joey just thoughtfully turns over her blue book, to see a big fat red "A-" scrawled on the cover. Oh, gag me. She takes her form and walks outside, looking thoughtful. And then she tears it up and throws it away. Wow, never saw that coming. Except for the part where, because I'm neither blind nor deaf (yet), I so totally did.