Dawson says that Jen has an innate talent for producing, and that "it's causing me to step up my game as a director. It's great." But Dawson, how could any outside influence improve what was perfection to begin with? Gag me. Joey somewhat snottily says that it's a shame that Jen didn't produce Dawson's first movie: "Think how much better it would have turned out." Dawson puts on his sincere face and tells Joey he's not comparing Jen to Joey, and that working on his film with Joey was one of the best periods of his life. He's just saying that Jen's being good at producing is "a surprise, that's all." "Who would have thought?" Joey answers. At that moment, Jen "Di Novi" Lindley walks up and joins them. Dawson asks Jen if her ears were burning. Jen says, "Dare I ask?" Dawson says he was just singing her praises about the amazing job she's doing. Jen looks genuinely pleased and stunned and starry-eyed, and very quietly breathes, "Thanks!" Joey smiles reluctantly, and says, "I'll just leave you two professionals alone to collaborate." Jen says it was Joey she was looking for. Dawson takes off. Joey looks non-plussed. Jen says she needs Joey's help: "I promised Gale that I'd give her a hand on this news report --" Joey cuts her off with, "'Gale'? Mrs. Leery?" Jen says the Bride of Flash is "doing a news report on teenage girls as the new consumer phenomenon." Good thing that story isn't about nine months out of date. Whoops, my bad, it is (tm Sars). Joey unclenches her jaw long enough to quite frostily say, "Oh. So now in your spare time you're helping produce news reports for 'Gale'." Jen says, "Hardly. I mean, I wouldn't exactly say that. She's just letting me watch her in action, and pick up a few tricks of the trade." Joey nods and glares. Jen goes on to say that they're looking for girls to come by Dawson's house tomorrow. Joey says, "What, spill their guts on local television?" Jen sort of laughs and says, no, to talk about what it's like to be a teenager: "Joey, we really need girls who are thoughtful and articulate and nobody I know speaks her mind more eloquently and honestly than you do." Joey is unmoved by this and adds scowling to her standard glare, but says nothing. Okay, all together now: That Joey -- what a beeotch!
Episode Report Card614 USERS: C+
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