In the bar, The Sheriff is totally wasted, holding three darts in his hand and asking Pacey where everyone went. Pacey tells him they went back to the boat. The Sheriff suggests that he and Pacey play a round of darts. Pacey says, "You're drunk, Dad!" In response, The Sheriff downs a shot, glaring at Pacey all the while. Pacey says nothing. The Sheriff says, "Look, Pace, I know you think I'm being hard on you. But it's my job to protect you." Then he gets up and goes over to the dartboard saying the usual stuff about seeing what Pacey can do, "youth against the master," blah blah blah fishcakes. They throw some darts, with a little trash talk in between, some of which, from Pacey, is, "Must be tough losing to your second-born, huh?" The Sheriff throws his last dart, evidently gets off a good shot, and then with far too much vigour, screams, "YES! Beat that." Pacey takes his place for his last throw. He gets ready, and with a confident expression, glances over his shoulder at The Sheriff, who is right in his face and glaring at him stonily. Pacey's face falls, and he throws, barely landing dart on the board. The Sheriff chortles, and very aggressively rubs Pacey's head and claps him on the back and shoves him, saying, "There's nothing wrong with losing, Pacey, as long as you do it gracefully." He staggers over for another drink, and while no one's watching, Pacey throws a bullseye. Of course.
At the No-Fault Hacienda, the lights are low, the fireplace is blazing, everyone has their shoes off and their feet up, and vagina music plays in the background. We get a sort-of montage of the girls' speeches nearly overlapping. Jen kicks off by saying that she thinks Abby was right, and that the reason teenage girls are such consumers stems from insecurity. Andie says she has a need to look and be perfect: "My homelife is in total chaos and I feel like if I get straight A's, or if I'm involved in every activity, then, you know, people won't know that I'm this fraud, and that I have no idea what I'm doing and where I'm going." Jen says that when she first came to Capeside from New York, she felt relief, and that "trying to compete in that hyper-accelerated world" had her in the "fast lane to self-annihilation," and that in Capeside she felt that she had nothing to prove, blah blah blah fishcakes: "But having all that experience just came back to haunt me. I mean, in New York I was the precocious ingenue. And in Capeside, all I'll ever be known as is the New York wild child and the town slut, the bad girl." Joey says that having someone come along who's had experiences and seen things she hasn't puts her on the defensive and that she thinks of herself as a small-town girl who'll live and die on the creek: "And, you know, as much as I completely disdain that identity, you know, it's all I've got. And I don't know, so if I ever feel like, you know, somebody is going to steal that measly bit of self that I have, or that small amount of love that I've somehow managed to accumulate, I feel threatened and I go for the jugular -- I admit it. I admit it." Jen looks sideways at her. Apart from the gimmicky look and editing of it, not a bad scene.