Joey at the front door of Casa Conception, asking The Flash if Dawson's at home. The Flash invites her to check Dawson's room if she'd like. She marches in; The Flash looks amused and tells Joey that, if Dawson's up there, she should tell Dawson that The Flash knows, "and congrats." Oh, that The Flash. Don't let the fact that his ears touch his shoulders fool you. He's no less than a Mr. Marple.
Joey walks into the Sanctum Dawsonorum and finds Dawson and Pacey disposing of evidence. A bit late for that, isn't it? But maybe that's how The Flash figured it out. Anyway, Joey demands an explanation. A moment later, complaining that "it's a bitch gettin' up here without a ladder," Jack tumbles through the window of the Sanctum. He sees Joey, who gives him a wave and an evil smile, and asks what's up: "I thought we were supposed to be doing this alone." We get a long shot of the three boys wearing their "busted" faces as Joey says gleefully that she knew it -- they did it, didn't they? Pacey tells her to calm down, "there's no reason to jump to silly conclusions," and Jack stammers that they didn't really pull off the prank, and Dawson adds that "we all have airtight alibis" as Pacey snarks that "we all know Drue did it" and Jack tries not to burst out laughing.
"On the other hand," Dawson says, if they had wanted to pull the prank, Jack could have swung by and napped the dog after he met Drue at the hardware store (shot of Jack sneaking around the Smalls residence, looking both ways, then creeping towards the unattended retriever); Dawson could have run the "Mitchmobile" over to the boatyard after Drue dropped off the keys, using the code given to him by Pacey to break out Smalls's boat and bringing it back to the rendezvous point Jack mentioned earlier (shot of Dawson doing just that, and huh? Rendezvous point? Whatever, moving on); Pacey could have had Drue drop him off near the mysterious rendezvous point, painted the sail, and headed over to the gym after the key hand-off from Dawson to bring everything in and place it in the pool (Pacey paints the sail, then herds the dog into the front seat). "And by eleven we'd be done, and everyone would still be none the wiser," Dawson gloats, adding that it's just "a hypothetical." Pacey adds that Drue is "the arch-criminal behind it all," and Jack smugs that Drue "got what was coming to him for so long." "Karma," Joey smiles. "Exactly," Dawson smiles back.