- „Made me feel alive”
Joey and Pacey meet as kids and, it seems, from the beginning have an antagonistic relationship, in the kid sense of the word with teasing and such. This continues into their teen years, with the two bickering and trading insults at every turn. Pacey suddenly feels attracted to Joey after being forced to spend the day with her on a science project. Joey, however, rejects Pacey's advances as she is in love with Dawson, but this experience changes their dynamic from sheer annoyance to something of a bantering friendship. Pacey drives Joey to the prison to visit her father.
Dawson and Pacey's friendship suffers slightly when Dawson and Joey start dating, although Pacey doesn't really blame Joey in any way. When Jack is harrassed by the community and his family over whether or not he's gay while he's dating Joey, Pacey asks Joey how she's doing. The two also plan Dawson's 16th surprise birthday party together. Pacey literally saves Joey's life when the Ice House suffers an arson attack due to Mike Potter's drug dealings.
- When Gretchen returns to Capeside, she remarks to Pacey how she's not surprised that he and Joey ended up together.