Back in the Sanctum Dawsonorum, the girls are sitting on Dawson's bed giggling and making grossed-out faces at the porn video running on the TV. Abby says, "You are aware that where this tape begins, Dawson finished." Andie says, "Finished what?" Jen answers, "Shaking hands with the unemployed," which, I admit, made me laugh. Joey offers, "Boxing the bald-headed bishop." Abby contributes, "Test-firing the missile." Andie says she gets their point. They make a few comments about the flexibility of the women in the movie, leading Jen to ask what sort of career this is. Abby says, "Hey, getting paid for something you're good at, something they [sic] love. Hey Jen, in a couple of years that could be you!" Joey laughs her ass off. Jen's face immediately falls and she says, "You know what, that's really not funny." Joey, still laughing, says, "I didn't say anything." A few more giggles follow, and then the Bride of Flash appears in the doorway and asks what they're watching. Andie leaps up to shut off the tape and answers, "Nothing. We're watching an educational video for school. It's, um, we're studying human anatomy." Abby says, "No! It's a porno we borrowed from Dawson's video collection. Mrs. Leery, you have to face the music. Your son is a pervert!" Jen says, "Abby!" Abby says she's not going to lie: "Unlike some people, I do have morals." The Bride of Flash says, "I think we should leave poor Dawson's room, don't you?" "Poor Dawson," indeed. The four girls file out, Jen and Joey last. Jen stops Joey as she's closing the door to Dawson's room and says, "Joey? Um, I've played armchair psychologist for so many hours, trying to analyze why you're so consistently hostile to me in your actions, and in your attitudes, and the only theory that I've been able to come up with is that you somehow felt threatened by my relationship with Dawson, but that theory just doesn't stand up anymore." Joey, meanwhile, is giving Jen the weirdest stink-eye I've ever seen. "I mean, you won in that rivalry, Joey, hands down, and I just want to know why you're still treating me like I'm this vixen that came into town and stole away your one true love." Joey sneers, "You are so disingenuous." "What?" says Jen. Joey says, "Look, you want our relationship to change, Jen? Then stop encroaching on what's mine. I mean, you systematically continue to recast yourself in my role. I mean, every time I turn around I've been replaced by you in some form, and then you feign shock and surprise when I resent you for it." Jen asks, "How have I replaced you, Joey?" Joey says, "Oh. Well, first you were Dawson's girlfriend, and now you're his producer, his collaborator, his best friend. I mean, you've adopted his interests and his dreams and now his mother. I mean, what's next? You gonna get a job at the Ice House and take up watercolours?" Jen says, "I love how you demonize me, Joey, instead of recognizing your own rampant insecurities." Joey says, "Fine. Maybe I am slightly insecure. But maybe you just won't own up to your own motives. See, when Dawson chose me, I think your ego was bruised. And deep down, you still want to win. You still want him back." Jen has no response to that.
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