Original air date: February 3, 1998
Last time on Dawson's Creek, Mrs. Leary is still a cheating ho, Ms. Jacobs is still an Ephebophile, Joey still likes Dawson and Dawson and Jen may have started dating. Sort of.
Continuing on with our recaps, the third episode opens once again in Dawson's room with a conversation between Dawson and Joey. I'm starting to think that this will be a running thing through out, at least, this season. We'll see if I'm right.
Anyways, Dawson and Joey are watching From Here to Eternity because he's trying to earn some film cred back after claiming E.T. should have won an Oscar over Ghandi and admittedly worshipping Stephen Spielberg as a God.
|Fuck James Cameron, |
I'm King of the World!
Anyways, Dawson calls her jaded and tells her that if she actually let her guard down and let people in, she could have a moment like Debrah Carr in From Here to Eternity.
|Joey: Mmm, sand in my crotch. Heaven.|
Back to the recap, Joey makes fun of Dawson for living in an ideal movie world, Dawson says he likes imagination and magic and Joey snarks that he should clap hard because he's Tinkerbell's last hope.
Cue theme song.
Dawson is back in film class and is acting like a Mr. Know it All. I mean, sure none of the kids know what they're doing but if he's so sure, why did he want to take this class anyway? Mr. Gold obviously has no clue what he's doing, otherwise he would have asked people to hand in scripts, gone over them and picked a completed one for them to shoot instead of just going with one guy's idea and then spit-balling a script with the whole class. Who is writing this thing?
|What do you want from me? Shakespeare?|
|Duh, only I can change scripts at the last minute.|
|You're not icky, Pacey. The circumstance is icky.|
|That's right. I see your game, TaMAHra.|
|Or so we're told...|
|Joey is not amused.|
|He has a five-head and doufy hair. Joey has a type, ok?|
|I thought I was the only one with the rights to this hair do.|
|She handles it maturely.|
|Hey baby, do you want to see my helmet of glory?|
|Positive reinforcement...in my PANTS!|
Moving on to something more tolerable, Joey hears some beautiful, soulful music being played on the docks near the restaurant and she just has to go and investigate. Of course it's the rich guy she likes and it's such a romance cliche too but I suppose that is the point of her story this episode. Cynical, jaded Joey gets a taste of movie level romance for one episode. Right down to a rich guy wanting poor her and the rich guy even looks a bit like Blaine from Pretty in Pink to really nail the point home:
|Doufy hair, ears that stick out a bit and a |
button down shirt. It's like a rich guy formula.
|I'm fucking genius, yo!|
Dawson, meanwhile, makes pissy comments about Helmets of Glory when he should be thankful to have an opportunity to get into the class he wants to get into and also do some networking with like-minded students that could help him finish his film. Nellie rightly calls him out on his bullshit.
|You didn't earn your place here!|
But I digress. It's time to get back the the Statutory Rapetorium where the situation becomes even more rage inducing. Pacey manages to come up with an intelligent answer to her question and then eagerly asks for his reward. At this point, Ms. Jacobs says she doesn't have one because she didn't expect him to get this far.
|WORST. TEACHER. EVER!|
Pacey keeps coming on to her and she finally just mentally torments the kid by being completely blunt about having sex on her desk and asking him to strip. He gets increasingly nervous, especially when she mentions needing condoms and makes the excuse that her classroom isn't very romantic. She then laughs at him and insensitively asks him if it's his first time.
|You know it is.|
|I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's |
right to do the wrong thing.
Meanwhile, it's daytime again and Joey and Anderson have set sail. Joey is a natural with the sailing and Anderson is impressed. They then get to run around on the beach together. He talks about how important honesty is and that as long as a person doesn't lie about what they're doing he's cool with it. Joey now feels like a piece of shit but then she continues frolicking on the beach with him anyways and just when Joey is about to get her thrilling romantic movie kiss, she pusses out.
|Dammit, Joey! Just kiss him, you don't |
have to save yourself for Dawson.
|Same here, Mugatu.|
Cue Anderson coming into the restaurant. Joey rips her apron off and sits next to Jen and Dawson before he comes up and starts talking to her. Jen figures out pretty quickly what's up and covers for her lies but Dawson remains clueless. I do love Jen's reiteration of Joey's words when they first met each other, to Anderson:
|Would you like to join us, Deb's friend, |
whom we've never met...ever.
Pacey sees Ms. Jacobs talking to Mr. Gold after the film shoot and is pissed off. Seriously, how long is this day? What time is it? I don't even know anymore. Ms. Jacobs acts all indignant again that Pacey would be upset about her hanging out with someone else because that's part of her game. She asks Pacey what he wants from her and he says that he wants her. Why? I don't know, she's hot, I guess.
Dawson has lured Jen up to the "ruins" to do some filming and maybe get a little somethin', somethin'. Yes, I just wrote that. The ruins are very pretty, so Dawson is really good at setting the mood, I'll give him that.
|The charm of Dawson is his romantic side.|
|Yes! I found another one!|
Joey sees Anderson again and he tells her that he and his family are leaving but says he can visit her in New York. He offers to take her to the Rainbow Room but she says that she prefers Bouley because she's an East Side girl. From the confused look he gives her, I'd say she's busted! But he gives her his number anyways and then they kiss.
|Good for you, girl.|
Joey finds out from Bodie that she for sure effed up because the restaurant she mentioned is in Tribeca and closed down a few years ago. This prompts her to throw Anderson's number out the window. I don't get why this is her downfall, she already lied about her name and her station in life, it wasn't going to work anyways. Plus, what was she going to do, travel to New York every time he goes there and pretend to live there? It's stupid.
Meanwhile Dawson and Jen continue to talk when they are interrupted by a noise. They quickly hide and panic about being caught which gets them both horny, I guess.
Well, that was Kiss. I don't know what more I can say about this episode that I haven't already said in others so I'll just leave you once again with, I hate TamAHra Jacobs. She is a horrible character and she did a horrible thing in this episode. This was not their love progressing, this was a woman who just took advantage of a sexually naive and inexperienced teenager. I really don't like shows that glorify this type of relationship because it is wrong for more reasons than age alone. It is wrong because she is a teacher and she holds power over him both by being more experienced and by being in a position of authority over him. They are not equals and he clearly has his head in the clouds with her while she regards him as a lost little puppy that gives her attention when she wants it.
I can't remember how they resolve this, probably because I've tried to block this portion of Pacey's story from my memory but I seem to recall that she gets off scott free which is so wrong.
I guess we'll have to see what happens next when I recap Discovery. Thanks for reading.