- „Now, these two... are clearly in the early stages of some screwball mating ritual”
- —The Dance Instructor on Joey and Pacey
ONLY THE LONELY – Dawson (James Van Der Beek) is suspicious of Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) awkward behavior and misconstrues his actions when he learns Pacey has been spending time with Joey (Katie Holmes). Meanwhile, after rethinking the offer, Pacey cannot move forward with his no-strings-attached relationship with Jen (Michelle Williams), and Andie (Meredith Monroe) urges Jack (Kerr Smith) to meet a gay student from a neighboring town who contacted him via the internet after seeing Dawson's news story.
- Take a look at that girl, Dawson. She's a freaking goddess, man. How long did you think it would be before somebody comes along and is interested in her?
- – Pacey about Joey