Liberty Hell. Pacey's in the kitchen. Enter Karen. "Karen Torres!" Pacey announces. "Light of my life. Cherry flavored Kool-Aid in my cup." Instead of giggling uncontrollably, like I would have, Karen smirks. "Good morning, freak," she says. She seems to have toned down the cruelty a little bit, though, and even smiles when she gets Pacey to admit that he does some scheming in order to work the same shifts that she does. Then she does something I applaud: she leaves. Enter Chef Danny's Wife, who's sniffling and sneezing. She's looking for Chef Danny. Pacey wonders if she had an enjoyable time the night before. She says she did, "if you call going through eight boxes of Kleenex fun." As Pacey realizes that The Wife wasn't the woman out on his boat, she mentions that Danny talks about Pacey nonstop. "Apparently, you're his new favorite," she tells him.
Back at Worthington, Joey watches Dawson pack his things. He's tired, he tells her, but okay. He zips his bag, and thanks her. "All events to the contrary, you really did make me feel better," he says. Joey whimpers something. "Of course you did," he says, and hugs her. Joey wrings her hands, and assures Dawson that he's always welcome. He tells her that he'll call her, and he leaves. She makes a mopey face and looks over at the bed. Dawson has left the book she gave him.