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: [after Aunt Gwen has caught Joey and Pacey kissing
] I think I'm gonna go inside and sing myself some more karoke. 'Cause God knows that's what I want to be doing, singing myself some more karoke.
: [to Doug about Dawson
] He's like the brother I never had.
: Then why did you come here, Pacey? Pacey
: You know, for a bright girl, you can be really daft sometimes. Why do you think I came here? I came here to be with you! It's as simple as that. I mean, when you like somebody, proximity is a good thing, regardless of how they feel about you. Or don't, as the case may be.
[starts to walk away
: But I felt it. Pacey
: [stops and turns
] What? Joey
: This morning. Your arm brushed up against me in bed, and... And I felt it. Pacey
: How did it feel? Joey
: Made me feel alive. Pacey
: Ok. Joey... I'm going to kiss you now. Joey
: You can't. Pacey
: [starts to slowly walk toward her
] Jo, you can't say something like that to me and expect me not to kiss you, so that's exactly what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna kiss you in about 10 seconds. And if you don't want me to kiss you... Well, if you don't want me to, I guess then you're just gonna have to stop me. 10.
: I can't keep kissing you, Joey. Joey
: What do you mean? Pacey
: I mean just that. *I* can't keep kissing *you.* I've done it twice now. I can't be the one always initiating things. I can't be the one always giving you the answers. Look at me. Joey
: I can't. Pacey
: Please. If you felt one shred of what I'm feeling for you, we wouldn't be standing here having this conversation.
[starts to walk away
: [grabs his hand
[turns around and starts kissing him
: If you felt one shred of what I feel for you, we wouldn't be standing here having this conversation.
: This sucks, Dad. Sheriff John Witter
: Lot's of things in life suck, Pacey! That's why it's my job to prepare a loser like you for that inevitability.
: Pacey how could you forget to tell me that Jack was coming with us? Come on, I need some preparation time before facing my adversary who stole Joey away from... Pacey Witter
] You know what? Screw you, Dawson! This world does not always revolve around you. We can't all be the fair-haired embodiment of perfection. Not all of us have wonder-keen and genius attached to their names. Some of us, like my father and myself, are just simple-minded folk trying to make it through the day without breaking something.
[Pacey is talking to his father who has passed out drunk
] Pacey Witter
: Well, I met this girl. Andie's beautiful. She's smart, she's funny, she's... I tell you, this girl's really something special, Dad. For whatever reason she thinks I'm special too. So, why can't you see that? Why can't you see me? When did you give up on me? When I was five? 10? 12? I'm 16 years old now, Dad! And I'm here and I'm not perfect, but I try so hard for you! It's your job to love me, no matter who I am or what I become because you're my father! You're supposed to love me and give me confidence you drunkard son-of-a-bitch! I can't do this by myself.
[Pacey has just won a first place trophy for catching a large blue marlin fish
] Sheriff John Witter
: Well, be proud of yourself. Enjoy this moment. A loser like you probably won't have many more like it.
[Sheriff Witter walks off as Pacey angrily sits and Dawson walks over having heard everything
] Pacey Witter
: [to Dawson
] Do you have any idea how many times I set myself for that line, over and over and over again? I just can't stop myself from just trying to get one qualified, "good job, son", out of that bastard. He must be right. I really must be a simpleton. Dawson Leery
: I know it's not the same, but there are other people in your life who recognize and respect your talent and intelligence. One of them is standing right in front of you. The other one is probably sitting in her bedroom having a perky coronary in anticipation from your return from sea.
: I'd like you to meet your new lab partner. Joey
: Him? Pacey
: Her? Dr. Rand, I'd like to lodge a formal protest. You never told me I was going to be working with a repressed control freak. Joey
: Yeah, and you never said my grade was dependent upon some remedial underachiever. Dr. Rand
: I see introductions are unnecessary.
: Let me get this straight. You've tried to create some sort of a snail menage-a-trois? Pacey
: Well, it sounds stupid when you say it out loud, but I just saw this really pretty snail in the tank over by the window, and I don't know. Last night it just seemed really brilliant. Joey
: Let me fill ya in on something here. You know this pretty little snail over here by the window? It's what you call a carnivorous snail, and do you know what carnivorous snails eat? Pacey
: Other snails. Joey
: Yeah, other snails. Other snails such as our snails, such as the snails we are desperately relying on to raise our marine biology grades.
: Please, summer school? Joey
: Yeah. Pacey
: It'll never happen. Only morons go to summer school. Joey
: Oh yeah? Well, the last time I checked you were pulling a stellar F-minus, so without this extra-credit project, Pacey, I'm very well certain that your grade will not only place you squarely among the morons, but you may very well be their leader.
: Amazing. Personality like yours and you still can't get any dates. Joey
: Even more amazing, personality like yours and you can.
: This has nothing to do with the money, Pacey. It's about us. We haven't been friends for a long time. Pacey Witter
: You're right. We haven't. Dawson
: Ever since three years ago when you took Joey away from me. Now that really turned my life upside down. But what made it even more worse was during our senior year in high school when you, my best friend in the world, turned his back on me! Pacey Witter
: How dare you say that! You don't know anything about me. Dawson
: I think I know you a hell of a lot better than you know Pacey, since you've been trying to shed this loser image that everyone has put on you. Pacey Witter
: Hey, I'm not the one who lives in a fantasy world and wants to be the new Spielberg of the century. I went out and made a change in my life. Dawson
: How? By taking an office job selling stock? Putting on a suit and tie, and slaving away at something that doesn't intrest you? Pacey Witter
: Maybe. But at least I was good at my job. I sold many stock. I made lots of money. Dawson
: Then why I'm I broke? Pacey Witter
: Because that's life! I didn't plan this. I didn't expect this. What more do you want from me, Dawson? You may have lost all your money. I have lost literally everything! I not only lost every cent I made in my life, I also lost my job. I'm about to lose my car, my apartment, and my life that I built for myself! Dawson
: That's the thing, Pacey. Since graduation, you turned our friendship into a compeition to see who can suceed in life. You're so obsessed with shedding that loser personality that your own parents stamped on you that you destroy everyone's lives around you. You really are a loser! Everything you do will turn out bad. That's not life. That's YOUR life!
[Joey steps in the middle between Dawson and Pacey about to exchanges punches at each other
] Joey Potter
: That's enough, both of you! I can't stand to see any of you like this. Just back off! Dawson
: [to Pacey
] Fine! Just go. Get the hell out of here, Pacey, and take the spector of failure and bad luck with you before you rub more of it off on me or Joey. Get out my sight! I don't even want to look at you! Pacey Witter
: [somber tone
] I didn't mean to lose all your money, Dawson. I had no idea something like that would happen. I'm sorry. Dawson
: So am I, Pacey. So am I.
: Dawson, there's something I need to tell you. It... oh boy. This is bad. We were so getting back to becoming friends again. It's a shame to ruin our friendship this way. Dawson
: What are you talking about? What would ruin our friendship? Pacey Witter
: Money, Dawson. That's what would ruin it. Dawson
: What happened? Pacey Witter
] It's gone, Dawson. It's all gone. Every cent. Your money is gone. My money is gone. Some guy on Long Island money is gone. Dawson
: What do you mean "gone"? Pacey, that was all the money I had! Pacey Witter
: I know. Those bio-tech stocks that I put it all in... I-I don't know how this happened. I really thought Stepavich would take off. Everyone was saying that it was the sure thing. Some FDA announcement came back the day before yesterday at finding some side effects that it's wonder drug had on test subjects. The whole company is in bankrupcy. The stock is worthless. From 80-per-share to zero in a... Joey Potter
: [shocked and angry
] Not again. Pacey, not again with you! Dawson
: [also shocked and angry
] Oh, yeah right... right! Typical, so typical! Why else would you... Pacey! Why did you bluntly ignore my request to sell the stock on the day before this FDA annoucement was to take place? Pacey Witter
: I don't know. I was trying to do the right thing. I thought it would double or triple in value when... Dawson
] Oh Jesus... God, Pacey! It's the same damn story with you! You ALWAYS try to do the right thing! But no matter how hard you try to help others or yourself, you don't have the intelligence or the common sense to see all the pieces of the puzzle. You never did. And you probally never will! God, of all the the countless times you let me down, screwed me over, you really did it this time! Pacey Witter
: Now wait a minute. Need I remind you that you came to me with your dream. I didn't approach you. You approached me. You were the one that took the chance. You wanted me to help you with your dream of being a great film maker. You gave me your money to help you double it and to finance your movie. Yet again, this boils down to the fact that "I" screwed your over? If that's not a typical reaction on your part, then what is?
[Pacey has just asked Rich to borrow some money because Pacey lost all his in a foolhardy stock investment
] Rich Rinaldi
: Pacey, you are so good at your job that often I forget how young, naive, and stupid you are. Pacey Witter
: Rich, I really don't need the speech from you right now. Rich Rinaldi
: Oh, I think you do. And in response to your request, I'm going to tell you what you should have told your friend in the first place: no! Pacey Witter
: Wait, that's it? I come to you, I embarrass myself, and all you can tell me is just a big, plain "no"? Rich Rinaldi
: Pretty much, yeah. Pacey Witter
: You know Rich, you are so good at your job too that often I forget what an unfeeling prick you are!
: Rich, please. I'm just asking you for this one small favor, just one time. No one will know about this. It will only stay between you and me. After that, I'll never ask your for anything in this lifetime again or the... Rich Rinaldi
] Read my lips: I... don't... do... favors... Witter! Pacey Witter
: Why not? Because, God fobid, you'd have to drop the Gordon Gekko routine for a minute or two? This will be so easy for you just help me out here! Rich Rinaldi
: Help you out? I'm done helping you out! I gave you this job, Witter! I showed you how things worked around here. I gave you a chance to escape some bottom-feeding existence from that small town where you grew up. And every step of the way, you have been a soulful, moralistic, holier-than-thou pain in my ass! So you tell me, why should I help you out?
: Here, take this pen and write down today's date. Because from this day fourth, you will amount to nothing. You are failure and a loser! You deserve to get what's coming... Pacey Witter
: Stop calling me a loser! Don't you ever call me a loser! Rich Rinaldi
] Oh, what are you gonna do about it... loser? Loser! Loser...
[Pacey punches Rich, and attacks him, but stops seconds later looking disgusted at himself and realizing too late, that he fell into Rinaldi's ploy
] Rich Rinaldi
: Don't worry, it's over. You're through. You're fired. You're finished. You'll never work in this company, in this town... or in this state again! Why do you look so down? This is what you wanted all along, right? Loser!
[looking down at the floor, Pacey sorrowly walks out
: You were wanting to kiss me all night? Pacey
: Yes. Joey
: Even when you were yelling at me. Pacey
: Especially when I was yelling at you. Joey
: So... is this... some sort of... recent new development in your life? Pacey
: Wanting to kiss you? No. It's sort of always there... like... white noise, or... the secret service or the threat of nuclear war, for that matter. Just somethin' you get used to.
: Well, are you gonna answer that, or are we gonna finish this? Pacey
: We could live for a thousand years, and we would never finish this.
: I don't know. But... you remember how you said you were willing to be surprised by the future? Joey
: Yeah. Pacey
: This is in your hands; you can control this. Pacey
: This is the wrong time for an Obi-Wan moment, Dawson.
: That figures, ya know. My life's been going a little too well. Something had to go and balance it out.
: I am so bored. Pacey
: Why don't you get out your ecstasy, Abby and me and you can go down to the boy's locker room and... you know... Abby
: I don't have any left, and even if I did I wouldn't waste it on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Pacey
: Aww... you're not gonna let Rudolph join in any of your perverted reindeer games? Abby
: Hey, now that's an idea. We should play a game. C'mon, I'll be your best friend!
: This is so Breakfast Club! Jen
: Breakfast Club? Dawson Leery
: You know, the John Hughes movie where five kids are stuck in detention all day? Joey Potter
: Yeah, in the beginning they hate each other, and then by the end they're best friends. Jen
: Oh yeah. God, that movie stunk! Whatever happened to those actors? Dawson Leery
: Well, Anthony Michael Hall developed some weird thyroid condition, Molly Ringwald lost her gawky ingenue appeal, and the rest are languishing somewhere in TV hell. Pacey
: No way, man! Emilio Estivez was in those duck movies. Those were classic. So funny!
[Jen, Dawson and Joey stare at him blankly
: [to Joey
] I remember everything.
: See this? This is you. It's not showy or gaudy. It's simple. Elegant. Beautiful. Joey
: It's my mom's bracelet. Pacey
: I know. Joey
: How do you know? Pacey
: Well, because you told me. Six months ago. You were wearing that blue sweater with the snowflakes that you have. You were walking down the hallway at school. I was annoying you as per usual. You said, "Look, Pacey, I just found my mother's bracelet this morning, so why don't you cut me some slack?" Joey
: You remember that? Pacey
: I remember everything.
: I actually have the possibility of losing my virginity in a high level fantasy fashion. Dawson
: Don't do this to yourself.
: Confused, perplexed, bewildered, mystified - a thesaurus of emotions.
: That bastard was lying to me. He's in it up to his neck and he knows it. Pacey
: Come on, you don't even know if this has anything to do with him. John Witter
: A random arson incident in the middle of Capeside? Let's consider the chances of that, Pacey. If God hadn't blessed ya with my good looks, I wouldn't know whose son you were. Why don't you drive yourself home before you make another embarrassing comment? Pacey
: I think I'll walk. John Witter
: As if I care. Pacey
: Nobody assumed you did, Pop. John Witter
: You'll have to excuse my son, boys. His girlfriend moves away and all of a sudden it's his time of the month. Pacey
: Screw you, okay? Pacey
: [Mr. Witter grabs his arm and Pacey quickly removes it
] Get your hands off me! You don't touch me again! Ever! John Witter
: Finally, my boy gets a pair and all it took was getting his heart broken by some girl with a few screws loose. Pacey
: [Pacey punches him
] Andie did more for my life in six months than you did in 16 years, you rotten, drunkard, son of a bitch! So if you want to make fun of me, if you want to bust on me, that's fine. But if you so much as make one more even slightly disparaging comment about the woman I love, you're going to policing this town from a hospital bed, you understand me? And one more thing, even if Mr. Potter was involved in all this, he's still 10 times the father you ever were!
: You have a test to get to. Don't screw up! Pacey
: Isn't there any positive words you can ever say to me? John Witter
: I'm positive that you will not screw up!
: It seems to me that under the previous regimes in my life, every time I was studying, I was given a reward. Joey
: I offered you Chex Mix. Pacey
: And I'm not talkin' about Chex Mix. I'm talking about Tamara, and I'm talking about Andie. Let's just say that those 2 ladies, they trained me to equate studying with... Joey
: With what? Pacey
: Sex. I equate studying with sex, sex with studying. Now I get the studying, but no sex, you understand? So it's a little hard to get motivated these days. Joey
: So what you're saying is you're merely the innocent victim in some behavioral psychology experiment gone horribly awry. Pacey
: Yeah. Joey
: And you're desperately in need of some able-bodied female to help you provoke those pre-conditioned Pavlovian homework responses? Pacey
: Yes. Joey
: That is the worst pick-up line I have ever heard, Pacey.
: You never look back, do you? Pacey
: Why would you look back? The future's out there. And whatever it is, it's gonna be great.
: I want to say that I am more ashamed of what I did in that classroom yesterday then I have ever done in my life. It was flat wrong and I have no case here. And I'm sorry, for the event. But not now, not ever, will I ever be apologetic for it's intention. Every day, we, the students of Capeside, come to a place where you guys are in charge. You tell us when to arrive, when to leave, when to move rooms, when to eat. You tell us when we're doing well, when we need to be doing better and we never ever question it because we're afraid to. To question it is to go against the belief that the entire system is built upon, the belief that you guys know what's right, and I'm not afraid to tell you that what happended in that classroom yesterday was not right. To make a student cry, to embarrass him, to strip of him of his dignity in front of the entire class is not right. While I do respect the system I do not respect men like you, Mr. Peterson. I don't, I can't, and I never will.
: This isn't fair. Mr.Peterson
: Fairness is overrated.
: I'm just saying thank you. You reminded me of what I'm capable of feeling. It's like I was... walking around seeing my life through a smudged window, and then I saw you and the smudges were gone. The window was clean
: What's going on in that head of yours? Pacey
: You're off the hook. Joey
: What? Pacey
: You're off the hook. I've never had much faith in that whole "if you love someone, set them free" crap, as evidenced by everything I've done in my life up until this very moment, but I am determined to be happy, Joey, happy in this life. And I love you. I have always, always loved you, but our timing has just never been right. And the way I figure it, time is no man's friend. Well, I have to get right with that and be happy now. Because this is it, this is all we got. If there's one thing that I've learned from losing Jen, that's what I've learned. Joey
: Pace, I... Pacey
: Actually, hold on, I'm not done yet, because I also want for you to be happy. So I want you to be with someone, whether it be Dawson or New York guy or some man you haven't even met yet, but I want you to be with someone who can be a part of the life that you want for yourself. I want you to be with someone who makes you feel the way I feel when I'm with you. So, I guess the point of this long run-on sentence that's been the last 10 years of our lives is that the simple act of being in love with you is enough for me. So you're off the hook. Joey
: You know what, for the record, I don't want to be let off the hook. Because everything I have done has led me here, right now, and the last thing I want is to be let off somebody's hook. Pacey
: Don't miss my point here... Joey
: And don't miss mine. Pacey, I love you. You know that. And it's very real. It's so real that it's kept me moving, mostly running from it, never ready for it. And I love Dawson. He's my soul mate. He's tied to my childhood, and it's a love that is pure and eternally innocent. I can't be let off the hook because I just might get the notion that it's OK to keep running.
: Senior ski trip is a Capeside rite of passage, absolutely guaranteed to be chock-full of the cruel and unusual. Joey
: Well, knowing our class, I highly doubt it. Gretchen
: Well, let's just say when I went, somebody got pregnant, somebody got arrested, and this one girl's hair caught on fire. Pacey
: Joey'll probably keep me out of jail and Lamaze, and I guess I'll watch out for your hair.
: Really? Virtually topless female comes knocking on our door, asking if Pacey can come out to play, and you don't have any comment? Pacey
: Well, no matter what I say, you're just gonna take it wrong.
: I think I love you Pacey
: You think, or you know? Joey
: I know
: I expected you to say good-bye. Pacey
: Right. The good-bye scene. I come to you, heart in hand, and announce my plans. You stare at me, pained. But then the Potter sarcasm kicks in. And I walk off, never getting what I came for.
[Pacey and Karen find themselves in a creepy diner when an ugly redneck wench of a waitress approaches them
: You people comin' or stayin'? Pacey Witter
: I'm sorry, we were in an accident. Do you have a phone here? Wench
: On the wall over there. Pacey Witter
: No, that phone's out of order. Wench
: Then I guess you're out of luck.
: [to the weird and ugly diner patrons
] All right, which one of you inbred, redneck, freaks crashed into my car tonight? Show of hands, anyone? Was it you? Or you? Come one, someone say something.
[the ugly and inbred diner owner, Vic, approaches Pacey
: Get outta my diner! Pacey Witter
: Oh no, mister. I will not. One of your patrons in here smashed into my car out on the road just a few minutes ago. Vic
: Not my problem, boy! Pacey Witter
: Oh, but it is your problem. If the person is in here and you're hiding him... Vic
: [bearing his rotting, clenched teeth
] Leave! Pacey Witter
: Oh my! You really should think about seeing a dentist.
: Alrighty. Question #1: "Have you ever been intimately aroused by a relative?" So, it's a southern test, huh? Jen
: #13: "Have you ever experimented with bondage?" Joey
: Joey: "Have you ever gotten cozy in an airplane?" Andie
: "... in a public place?" Chris Wolfe
: "... in your parent's bed?" Dawson
: "Have you ever caught your parents having sex?" Pacey
: #63: "Have you ever named your most private of regions?" Jen
: #69 *Everyone laughing* "Have you ever participated in..." Joey
: "Have you ever engaged in sexual activity with a member of the same sex?" Andie
: "... with a transvestite?" Pacey
: "... with a 4-legged creature?" Dawson
: "Have you ever paid for sex?" Chris Wolfe
: Does dinner count? Andie
: Question #84: "Have you ever fantasized about a friend's significant other?" *Silent* Very quiet in the room all of a sudden. Jen
: "Have you ever had an affair with a friend's significant other?" Chris Wolfe
: In my fantasy. Pacey
: Give me this. *takes magazine* "Have you ever had an affair with a friend's pet?" How come I get all the animal questions? Joey
: Okay, #100: *pauses* "Have you ever been in love? If so, how many times? Give yourself a point of purity for each time." *Joey looks at Dawson.* Andie
: Okay, let's score 'em up! Everybody ready?
Sheriff John Witter
: Now, I never told this to anyone... and so help me I will hunt you down if you breath it to a soul. I got rejected the first time I applied to the police academy. Pacey Witter
: You did? Sheriff John Witter
: Yep. Let me tell you Pacey, it was devastating. The second time, I did get in. But I never told anyone, not even my father, your grandfather God rest his soul. Because I knew he'd beat the hell out of me, drunk or sober. Pacey Witter
: I know I'm not college material, Pop. But I just really, really wanted to go. Sheriff John Witter
: Look son, I know I've been hard on you about school. It's not because I think you're not good enough to go, or get in. Pacey, I don't know if it's the right thing for you. I don't know if it's ever been right for you. But ask me if I think you are meant to do great things... I might reply positive.
: I've got a bad case of the Molly Ringwalds today.
: I need to rent the English Patient. Pacey
: May I please suggest something that doesn't completely blow.
: Hey, what if Abby's mother saw us come in here together? She probably thinks I'm trying to get lucky in the middle of her daughter's memorial.
: Well, because right now you've gotta walk through that front door and tell your best friend that the only girl in the universe he can't live without... Pacey
: Is the same one that I can't live without.
: Tell Dad I appreciate the concern, but he should save it for the closet-case with a gun.
: Man, you have managed to land two of the most high maintenance women I have ever met. How did you do it? Pacey
: High maintenance is just another way of saying high quality.
: Dawson, what's up? I came over as soon as I got your message. Dawson
: I'm freaking out. Pacey
: Why? What's the problem? Dawson
: It's almost midnight. Pacey
: Yeah, it's your birthday. In a couple of minutes, you're gonna be 16. Congratulations, man. This is a major turning point. Dawson
: Yeah. And I'm eternally lost as a species on this planet. Pacey
: Oh, this is gonna be bad. Dawson
: I'm about to be 16 years old in a matter of minutes, and I'm still... me!
: I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and things have a wonderful habit of working themselves out regardless of how you may plan them to the contrary...
: [to Rob Logan
] If you so much as touch her again I'm gonna nail you to a cross.
: You can't keep doing this to me, Potter!
: [to Andie
] Listen, I know I've been distant recently. But I'm scared. I'm falling hopelessly in love with you. And it's terrifying. Andie
: Don't worry, Pacey. I share your fear. Pacey
: Really? Andie
: Yeah, your exact fear.
: Best thing we can do is just be ourselves, carry on in our typical, usual, distracting... Pacey
: Sordid love triangle ways. Dawson
] Leave it up to you to say the most inappropriate thing possible. Pacey
: Aw, I'm always dependable, my friend. Joey
: So very not funny.
[Cell phone rings
: Hi, Christopher. Dawson
: And the triangle becomes a square. Pacey
: Well put.
: You love me. Joey
: You bug me.
[Pacey is arrested for being drunk and disorderly
] Doug Witter
: What are you trying to do to yourself, Pacey? You're not satisfied with being a moron and a failure? You've got to add 'drunk' to your list of credentials? Pacey
: This is for me! This is my whole life right here! This is all I get!
: You think we should wake him? Pacey Witter
: Well, we should. As much as I've enjoyed his ramblings and his questionable taste in music, he has bragged about the number of times he's seen you naked. Audrey Liddell
: He has never seen me naked. Pacey Witter
: Really? He knows about the tattoo on you-know-where. Audrey Liddell
: Wake up you little pervert!
[Jack Osbourne rises from the back seat of their car
] Jack Osbourne
: What the
] Jack Osbourne
: ? Audrey Liddell
: What's this about you seeing me naked? Jack Osbourne
: [to Pacey
] What the
] Jack Osbourne
: did you tell her? Pacey Witter
: Only what you told me, chief. Jack Osbourne
: Oh, thanks a lot! Thanks a
] Jack Osbourne
: lot! I confide in you, and this is what I get? Audrey Liddell
: I'm listening, Jack. Jack Osbourne
: Well, you know that telescope in my bedroom? Well, I didn't exactly do much star gazing. Audrey Liddell
: I'm so telling your father! Jack Osbourne
: Go ahead, he had a peak too. And I might say that he was really impressed. Audrey Liddell
: Okay, then I'm telling your mother, and she's really gonna kick your ass, Jack! Jack Osbourne
] Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. Out of my
] Jack Osbourne
: way. I gotta take a
] Jack Osbourne
: Now hold on, what exactly do you want to talk to me about? From my way of seeing things, we are just two brothers trying to take care of our large family. Doug Witter
: No, Pacey. I'm the one taking care of the family. I'm the one that's been taking care of the family for years. Pacey Witter
: Now Doug, don't you dare get righteous on me. You cannot lower your resentment over me because that was your choice to stay here in this crappy small town and look after our drunkard parents, and our sisters, and our screaming, out-of-control nieces and nephews. Doug Witter
: Yeah, I do happen to make choices. I know that's a foreign concept for you who likes to play musical careers! Pacey Witter
: How did we get here? I'm I stepping on your turf or something? Are you the only member of the family allowed to be carring and compassionate? What did you expect me to do, Doug? Just chomp on my cigar on the other end of the phone and cut a check for the man's funeral? I am a member of this family. Doug Witter
: Yeah, convenently. That's the way it is with you lately. You swoop in at Christmas after not calling or visiting for months, bringing your fancy and expensive gifts, and pull wool over the whole Witter family's eyes. And then you're out. Everybody forgets. Pacey Witter
: Forgets what? That I'm the family failure? The black sheep? I'm never supposed to grow up? I'm not allowed to succeed? I'm I not allowed to want things? Doug Witter
: We all want things, Pacey. Belive me, we all want things! Pacey Witter
: Then what? Am I not supposed to get them? Is that it? Or is that Witter males like us are not supposed to get them? We're just supposed to follow tradition; stay in Capeside, get married, have four or five kids, become drunks who hit and abuse our wives and children every day and night just like Dad and Grandad, and later die from alcoholism before reaching age 50? So wait... ultimately, this is not about me or our father, which is kind of pathetic, Doug, considering the condition that man is in right now up there in that hospital bed. This is about you wanting to see my face every day and remind yourself that you're still the better son. That you're top dog. Well, that's just sad, Doug! That's just sad that you see things that way. It's sad that you resent me because I'm a laid back, free thinker and not the obedient lap dog like you... following our father's orders without question all your life just to nuzzle up to him in order to stay on his good side. I miss the daily beatings from our old man just as much as you do, but I had to leave sometime... whereas you chose to stay here close to our father, slash, domestic abuser. Doug Witter
: Pacey, don't make this a celebration about your retreat from Capeside. Pacey Witter
: I'm not! Listen... I came here to see you, and to see him. And you know what? He knows it, and he appreciates it. Perhaps he's even happy to know that I... his youngest son and youngest child, whom he ignored, abused, and verbaly put down for the better part of my whole life, is not going to hold a grudge against him until the day he dies. In a strange way, this might even be a good thing. Doug Witter
: You know it is a good thing, Pacey. It's all yours. You can have it. Enjoy it while it lasts because our father will not be around forever.
: So this is spring break, it doesn't really look like the brochures. Audrey
: Hey. I provided the house, you people we supposed to bring on the fun. There are some pizzas. Joey
: We could rent some movies... Pacey
: ...or play strip poker Audrey
: NO! Pacey
: Come on, its not like I haven't seen you all naked before. Ok, ok. we'll rent movies.
: We don't have to go home. We survived for the past three months taking odd jobs. We can survive as long as we want, just as long as we're happy. Joey Potter
: Pacey, if you're so serious about this, why bring it up now... two hours from home? Pacey Witter
: Twelve hours from home. I think we should probably drop anchor here, have a bite to eat, and then we can debate whether to scrap this whole mission home. Joey Potter
: No, I don't believe you Pacey Witter. As truant as your natural instincts may be, you'd never really suggest that we skip our senior year of high school entirely? Pacey Witter
: Just what would we be missing from the land of poorly scripted melodramas? Recycled plot lines, tiresome self-realizations. You throw in the occasional downward spiral of a dear friend, and maybe baby here and a death there, and all you really got is a recipe for some soul-sucking, mind-numbing, ennui. And I for one could skip it.
: ...This is... this is your life, and you should enjoy it. Joey
: How can I enjoy it without you?
: Good morning, I'm Principal Green. Welcome to the new school year. Like all of you, in my junior year of high school, I had a new principal. My first day back, he stood before us and imparted some honest and touching words, words which were ment to usher into what he called one of the best years of our lives. This is not that speach. We live in a different time. You children are living and thinking like people twice your age, and why shouldn't you? The rites of passage which onced marked growing up are all but extinct. In short, I'm onto you people. I'm one step ahead of you, for example, like that gentleman in the fifth row who's talking while I'm making a speach. Please stand, sir. Pacey Witter
: Me? Principal Green
: What's your name, sir? Pacey Witter
] I don't you supposed you'd accept 'Che Guevara', would you? Principal Green
: Probally not. Pacey Witter
: Pacey Witter. Principal Green
: Mr. Witter, I'd like to applaud you for being the first student at Capeside who behaves like one. It is my hope that you all some day will act as such. Be a free thinker. Reclaim your youth, live, learn, screw up. Keep up the good work, Mr. Witter. Oh and by the way, I'll see you on Saturday... for detention!
[Dawson tells Pacey about his feelings for Pacey's sister, Gretchen
: Sisters are off-limits. They're like mothers, only pretty.
: I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing.
: You want me to take off the happy mask? Then happy mask is off. So, now answer me this one question Joey, why are you with me? Why are you with me? Cause I don't know why I'm still with you. I used to know, but now I don't anymore. What I do know, I feel like I'm Josephine Potter's little charity project. I feel like I'm the designated loser... Joey
: This isn't about me... Pacey
: No, it is about you. It's about you and how you make me feel when I'm with you! I feel like I'm stupid, I'm worthless, I'm never right! You know what I realize? It's not my fault! When I'm with you it's "poor Pacey, he didn't get into college," or "stupid Pacey forgot the limo, he ripped my dress, he messed up the corsage. Joey
: I told you I don't care about any of that. Pacey
: But I want you to care! I don't want you to accept it like it's supposed to be. We are not trapped on this boat. You and I are trapped in this relationship! I can't take it anymore Joey. When I'm with you, I feel like I'm nothing. That's why I flinch when you touch me. That's why I never touch you, why I never think about it. Because when I do, it just reminds me that I'm not good enough. Joey
: You done? Pacey
: No, I'm just getting started. Joey
: Well, you can stop right now. You can go to hell!