Original air date: February 24, 1998
After my last post, a friend requested I put a warning up. This is her words of warning:
BEWARE: CONTENTS MAY CAUSE PTSD STYLE FLASHBACKS TO YOUR PUBESCENCE.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
You have been warned. Moving on...
Once again, dear readers, we open this episode in Dawson's bedroom.
|Dun, dun, DUNNNNNN!|
|How dare you take my one-liners away!|
So movie night is effectively ruined because Jen accepted Dawson's invite. Joey can't stay if Jen does because she hates Jen but she can't stay if Jen leaves because she doesn't want to look like a bitch. Jen can't stay if Joey leaves because her Grams will get mad and she can't stay if Joey stays because it will be uncomfortable. Solution:
|I'm a sad panda.|
At Poor!Joey's house the next morning, Bessie is complaining about having to be pregnant for one last week while Joey acts like a spoilt brat. She hated her sister before pregnancy, she hates her sister during and she'll hate her sister afterwards. In other words, instead of being thankful that her sister is taking care of her after their mother's death and their father's incarceration, Joey is not grateful at all.
|We both lost our parents but only I am suffering |
because I'm Joey and only my problems matter.
|Grams, instead of thanking you for caring for me while |
my parents couldn't deal with me, I'm going to slam
your religious beliefs any chance I get.
Next, Pacey talks with TamAHra about how they never go out and I'm starting to think he's not very bright. You do know what kind of relationship you've entered into, right? You can't go out like a normal couple because you are not a normal couple, you are a naive school boy and she is a manipulative statutory rapist. Not only that but he clearly craves a normal relationship and Ms. Jacobs cannot give him that so she is holding him back from a normal life just so that she can get a thrill and feel young again.
In yet another reason that this relationship is not right, Pacey wants to talk about his relationship, and you can't do that when the relationship is illegal but he so doesn't get it which makes the relationship even more wrong. He honestly doesn't seem to get that his relationship isn't normal. So, like an idiot, he brags to Dawson that Ms. Jacobs has maybe, sort of, kind of, agreed to go to Providence with him on a date because no one there knows them. Uh, but he still looks hella young and she still looks way older than him. People are going to notice. On top of this, he is telling Dawson about this "maybe date" in a public school washroom. You know how private a public washroom is?
|The answer is not at all.|
|Deal with it.|
|WTF is she whispering to him?|
|Well, talked about behind his back, right behind.|
Joey finds Pacey sitting alone and even though she opens with her bitchiness, she does try to make him feel better. They bond over their ability to create gossip for the "small-minded town folk." Despite my usual annoyance with Joey, I can't help but ship them right now. They actually have good chemistry in this scene but Joey is reserved for Dawson right now so forget it.
|Baby steps, Jen.|
|Get it? Because they live on a creek....Dawson's Creek!|
|It's daytime. It's always day at Dawson's house!|
Next, Pacey confronts Ms. Jacobs about the rumour and tries to apologise but she isn't hearing it. She actually has the gall to say this to him:
Tamara: Ya know, There was one boundary placed on this relationship, Pacey.
One boundary? ONE? You know what boundary there was in your relationship with your student, Ms. Jacobs? NOT HAVING SEX WITH THEM!
Tamara: Not sex. Not true Intimacy. Only one: You don't talk about it. You don't
tell your friends. And you don't brag to your classmates. Although, now I
wonder if discretion is just too adult a concept for a boy to grasp.
There is so much wrong with this right now. Everything she says is wrong and throws me into a fiery rage so intense I nearly burned my house down. Are you for real, lady? You clearly knew the implications of what you were doing, you knew it was illegal and that you shouldn't do it and you the adult are placing that blame on a kid's conscience? YOU were the one in the wrong for starting the relationship to begin with. YOU were and only you! I hate you so much and I'm so fucking glad this storyline will be done with. Episode, please continue on your way to getting rid of this trash.
She continues to get mad at him for the story getting to the faculty lounge and then to the district attorney and just...writers please stop trying to tell us this is Pacey's fault. She deserves the District Attorney. What she did was illegal and she's an awful person. Anyway, she says she'll take him up on his offer to do things that couples do and suggests they break up.
|Pacey, get over it. You're going to meet a really great girl soon. |
She'll be a million times better than your Mrs. Robinson too.
Grams answers and Joey rattles off some dialogue about how she knows Grams hates her family but asks her to not blame the baby and stand true to the oath she took as a nurse and help her sister out.
|Grams will consider it and you will be grateful.|
|Worst cop/brother ever!|
Grams takes full charge of the situation, like a BAMF, and acts like a home birth is no big. She's got this shit covered and on top of it, confronts Bessie's whining and tells her to shut up about it so that she can deliver her illegitimate child.
|Just shut up and let me get my job done!|
Ms. Jacobs has lawyered up and refuses to talk to Pacey. She also has the gall to act all "assaulted" when Pacey tries to talk to her.
|Yeah sure, you're the victim.|
|I totally buy that.|
Joey has run out because the birth was too traumatic for her. It's all about Joey and her pain, don't you know by now? She's upset because Bessie looks like her mother and her mother died. Dawson points out that she sat by her mom because her mom needed her and that Bessie needs her now too.
|Dawson is useful for once. Good job, Dawson.|
|I may be a statutory rapist but you, sir, are |
mean to your brother.
|And look at the baby. Awwwww!|
|Don't let the door hit you on the way out!|
|Screw man, I'm mother-fucking Grams!|
|Look at the size of that baby, no wonder she lost a lot of blood!|
|You're safe now, she's gone.|