Original air date: February 17, 1998
When we last left off, Dawson discovered that Jen was not the innocent virgin he imagined, Joey was a liar, his mom was a cheating ho and his best friend, Pacey, was involved with his English teacher. Now we get to see how he'll weather the storm of this knowledge, literally, in the episode, Hurricane.
|Dawson has a framed picture of Spielberg by his bed. |
Is it any wonder he stays a virgin until college?
This episode opens up in, you guessed it, Dawson's room with a conversation happening between, you guessed it, Dawson and Joey. It's the little things that bring me joy, it really is. We are five for five now and I will be sad when this streak is broken, let me tell you.
|The classic bedroom opener|
Dawson: Every thing's postponed because of the hurricane, my life included.I agree, your heavy metaphors are very tiring, Joey.
Joey: Your life is a hurricane.
Dawson: No metaphors Joey, it's too late.
So, you know how some shows have a theme song that fits in well with the show most of the time but every once in a while, they want to have a very serious moment in the opener and the theme song kind of...ruins it? This is one of those moments.
|My life is in shambles... :'(|
Happy theme song!Yeah, I don't know. The theme song works so much better as a cutesy, play me off of a one liner type openings. It doesn't really work with a sad opening but points for trying to set the mood, Dawson's Creek.
Next we cut to Gail Leary arguing with, I presume, her boss on the phone because they won't let her cover the hurricane. She is pissed but her husband is pleased that she will be home for once.
|She is really shameless, isn't she?|
|Dawson is remembering what a douche he was.|
|But he's not! Got it?|
|To slice or not to slice? That is the boring |
question of the day.
|Pacey is not pleased.|
|Seriously, Mom? I'm right here.|
Dawson: You defend her, you would it makes sense.
Jen: Excuse me?Yeah, excuse me? What the fuck, Dawson? Explain yourself before I beat Jen to it and rip your head off!
Dawson: I'm simply remarking, who better to understand a woman's need to have multiple partners?
|Fuck you right in your uptight little Spielberg-loving |
asshole, Dawson. Twice, from Mr. Rogers himself.
Dawson: I didn't say that.
|We're not all as perfect as you, Dawson. Some |
of us aren't imaginary characters in a Spielberg film,
some of us are living in reality.
|Oh right, it's up there with sleeping over on the |
we're too old for this list. I see.
|You know instead of asking why your mother's doing |
all these horrible things, may I suggest that you
get down on your knees and thank
God that you have a mother!
|Sorry, Dawson, I forgot for a second. |
This isn't about me.
|I've been very selfish.|
|Seems to run in your family.|
|The only selfish one is YOU! And Mrs. Leary.|
|Uhhhh, am I interrupting something?|
Gail: What I am saying is for the past two months, the past 62 days, every time that I've come home late, every time that I have made an excuse to leave this house, every time that I haven't been with you, I've been with someone else. Another man. Having sex with another man. Now I won't be so insulting as to offer an apology. This is, after all, on the other side of forgiveness. I just thought that you should know, Mitch. Mitch?By the by, Mitch, I've been having sex with some dude for the past two months. Not gonna apologise or anything, just thought you should know. You mad?
|As always, stay classy.|
|Pacey is not amused.|
|There's the Grams I know and love.|
|A true cougar goes for the teenagers. |
Didn't you know?
|I guess Capeside doesn't put officers through psych tests. |
Pretty sure that shit is going to get you fired.
|There's no crying in breakups!|
|I'm already seeing someone. Please, leave.|
|Dawson: Take 2?|
|Anyone could see you fools right now! |
You are so getting caught, you creepy bitch.
Gail: Get ready Mitch, because if you think it can't get worse, it can. My reason is preposterous. I have no reason. No. I woke up one day, Mitch, and I realized, my life was perfect. Everything I'd ever wanted from the time I was 6 had been realized. I discovered perfection obtained is a discomforting state. And I got restless. What do you do when everything is right? When everything is just the way you've always wanted it to be? I have the perfect home, a career, the most gifted child, a husband who stimulates me mind, body, and soul everyday of my life. I want for nothing. And I guess that left me feeling empty not wanting. And I just wanted to want again. So, I set out to achieve it, and boy did I succeed. Because what I want now, I want back everything that I've lost. Mitch, I'm so sorry.Well, at least she apologised this time but seriously? She all but admitted that she's a greedy cow. This is what she sounds like: "Wah, wah, wah, my life is too fucking perfect, my husband meets my every need, my son is well-behaved and gifted, my wallet is too small for my fifties and my diamond shoes are too tight!" So, her life is too perfect so she decided to fuck it up on purpose to alleviate boredom. What pisses me off the most is that this isn't really a reason, this is stupid and she claimed to be able to explain her actions. I had no sympathy for her before and I have even less now. The Bitch of the Year award goes to, Gail Leary. With Josephine Potter coming in second, for now.
|The Bitch of the Year award goes too...|
Joey is a close second though.
|I'm sorry for using the mother card. I keep it |
in my back pocket and it's way too easy.
|This is me any time Joey goes |
on one of her rants.
Well, the shit really hit the fan this episode. Except most people were mending relationships so I guess the blow outs helped in a way. I've got to say, I did not remember them revealing Gail's affair this early. I really thought it was a season finale thing and that season 2 had the bulk of their bickering. I guess we were treated to it in the first season as well.
Stay tuned next for the episode, Baby. Do I need to spell out why it's called that or has everyone clued in to the episode titles yet?