In the hall, Drue huffily takes books out of his locker and stuffs them into his backpack as NLNC broods nearby. Joey wanders past, and Drue calls her over and tells her to tell "the boys" that he admires "the brilliance of their design." Then he changes his mind and tells her just to tell them "touché." He and NLNC head for the door; a puzzled Joey asks, "Which boys -- what happened?" "Karma," Drue shrugs. "Finally caught up with me." Oh, right. Like Drue would have such a moment of self-awareness. Whatever. NLNC drags him off.
Outside the Capeside police station, Pacey waits for Doug. We see that he's holding a box of Krispy Kremes. Awww. When Doug emerges, Pacey starts to proffer the donuts, thanking Doug for letting him come on the ride-along: "It was illuminating." Doug accuses him of sarcasm, but Pacey is sincere, saying that what Doug does "matters more than any job I'll ever be able to hold down." Doug snorts that, the day before, Pacey didn't think it mattered at all, but Pacey says he knows differently know -- he knows it matters to the blind guy, and to "some dumb kid" that Doug will keep from getting in a car wreck, and in a million other ways that Pacey will never notice. Doug starts to wander off, shrugging that if it weren't him doing the job, it'd be someone else. Pacey argues, "But it is you, Doug -- it's you, and I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss that." Doug regards Pacey warily as Pacey adds that he'd consider himself "lucky" to "someday ride shotgun" with Doug. Doug thinks that "would be a mistake." "You don't think I'd make much of a cop, huh?" Doug doesn't. He does think that Pacey is "a daring original." Pacey looks up, startled that Doug has expressed a positive thought about him, and Doug goes on that Pacey has a talent for "flying in the face of conventionality," and is better at breaking the rules than enforcing them: "And you know what? I actually admire that in you. I really do." Aw. Pacey looks as if he might cry, but then quickly takes the opportunity to tease his big brother, and they walk off into the sunset with their donuts, teasing each other.