112: Breaking Away/Decisions

(At the Icehouse, Pacey enters after the restaurant closes.)

Joey: Sorry, Pacey. Kitchen's closed.

Pacey: Please don't make me eat dinner with the Stepford family.

Joey: Uh oh. Trouble in paradise? Maybe I could scrape something up. I think I saw some rat droppings behind the oven.

Pacey: Great. I'll take them. Just pop them in the microwave. Warm them up for me.

Joey: That was weird. For a second there, I was overcome with this wave of sympathy for you. It'll pass.

Pacey: Tell me something, Jo. You have a habit of being annoyingly honest with me. When was it that I got designated a town loser? I mean, I know I've done some stupid things in my life, but what was it exactly pushed me over the edge to being a walking, talking embarressment to my perfect family?

Joey: You're not an embarrassment to your family, Pacey.

Pacey: According to Deputy Doug I am.

Joey: Well, at least your whole family isn't an embarrassment. I just got back from visiting my dad.

Pacey: How'd it go?

(Joey just gives him a look.)

Pacey: Fathers are weird creatures, you know that? When I was 8 years old, I used to play Peewee baseball. We had this huge game at the end of the season. It was 2 outs, bottom of the ninth, and I was up to bat. I struck out. Anyway, we get home and my dad just proceeds to ream me. Tell me what a loser I am, and what a disgrace I am to the whole family and town for losing the game. Next morning I go down to breakfast, and I overhear my dad relaying the events of the game to my brother. I heard him say to him, "At least I have you." I never told anybody this, but I wish I'd never heard him say that.

Joey: Well, maybe you should have a talk with your father. You know, tell him that he hurt you.

Pacey: Is that what you did?

Joey: No (She gets up and grabs her jacket.) but I'm going to.

Pacey: Yeah?

Joey: No, I mean tonight. I'm going to go back there tonight. I have to go back and see him.

Pacey: Sorry but the buses don't run this late.

Joey: Well, can you help me? I mean, when have I ever asked you for a favor? I mean, can't you steal your dad's car or something?

Pacey: I prefer to call it borrowing but sure.

Joey: Thank you.


(Pacey and Joey are at the prison, trying to convince the guard to let Joey see her father.)

Guard: Like I told the lady before, visiting hours are over at five.

Pacey: You think maybe I could talk to you over here for a second?

(Pacey and the guard move away from Joey to "talk".)

Guard: Okay, Miss, Follow me.

Joey: What did you say to him?

Pacey: Just reasoned with the man.

Joey: How much did you give him?

Pacey: 20 bucks.

Joey: Thanks.

[She said thank you to Pacey twice in one episode. Is that a record?  And I think this episode proves that Pacey and Joey really are friends, not just Dawson's friends.]

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